|The Jeep Grand Cherokee barely cracked the top 20 most researched vehicles on kbb.com (Kelly Blue Book). From the official press release:|
Kelley Blue Book's No. 1 and most visited new car shopping Web site kbb.com, names the most researched vehicles so far this year. Information was collected among more than 40 million unique visitors generating nearly 180 million pricing reports.
The newly redesigned Ford Mustang has generated so much consumer interest this year that it is now the first domestic vehicle
to break into kbb.com's Top 10 Most Researched vehicles list. This is only one of few accolades Ford has earned from Kelley
Blue Book over the last several months, including Best Redesigned Vehicle of 2005 and recently Kelley Blue Book market analysts
uncovered that the excitement of the all-new pony car has extended to include the Mustang's previous body style raising the
sale price of a 2003 or 2004 model by $500 to $1,000.
"While this is the first time Ford has cracked the top 10, they are no stranger to our Most Researched list," said Jack R.
Nerad, editorial director and executive market analyst at Kelley Blue Book. "Ford had a great run with the Explorer, but
in 2005 it vanished from the top of consumer shopping lists."
Kbb.com's Most Researched Vehicles of the First Half of 2005
1. Honda Accord 11. Toyota Sienna
2. Honda Civic 12. Toyota 4Runner
3. Toyota Camry 13. Ford Escape
4. Ford Mustang 14. Infiniti G35
5. Honda Odyssey 15. Acura TL
6. Toyota Corolla 16. Mazda MAZDA3
7. Toyota Highlander 17. Mercedes C-Class
8. Honda CR-V 18. Chrysler 300
9. Honda Pilot 19. Toyota Avalon
10. Nissan Altima 20. Jeep Grand Cherokee