From: Paul Schaefer, ENN
Published August 23, 2007 06:59 PM

Prius Tops The List For Consumer Interest

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Automotive industry sales reports show that the popularity of Hybrids continues to grow, according to Sales of Hybrids in the U.S. were up 50% from January to July of this year with the Toyota Prius topping the list. The Nissan Altima Hybrid gained the largest month-over-month sales growth at 40.7% in July, compared to June.

More than 16,000 Toyota Prius units were sold in July 2007, making it the top-selling Hybrid vehicle that month, with the Toyota Camry Hybrid in second at 4,329 units and the Honda Civic Hybrid in third at 2,493 units.

According to a leading vehicle information website, today here are the hybrids potential customers are most often looking at. The figures are for July 2007.

In addition to evaluating the Hybrids that car buyers researched most often last month, the company evaluated which new Hybrid reviews were read most often during that same timeframe.

Following are the complete lists.


Most Researched Hybrid Vehicles, July 2007

1. 2007 Toyota Prius

2. 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid

3. 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid

4. 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid

5. 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

6. 2007 Honda Accord Hybrid

7. 2007 Saturn VUE

8. 2007 Lexus RX 400h

9. 2007 Ford Escape

10. 2008 Ford Escape

Most Read Hybrid Vehicle Reviews, July 2007

1. 2007 Toyota Prius

2. 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid

3. 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid

4. 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

5. 2007 Saturn VUE

6. 2007 Lexus RX 400h

7. 2007 Ford Escape

8. 2008 Ford Escape

9. 2007 Mercury Mariner

10. 2007 Honda Accord Hybrid

The non-scientific survey, was done by N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides (, the world's largest publisher of vehicle pricing and specification information for new and used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, as well as van conversions, limousines, classic and collectible cars, boats, RVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, personal watercraft and manufactured housing.

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