With 2014 in the rearview mirror, it's time to look ahead to what 2015 has in store. This is especially true for the automotive industry, which had a stellar year for sales. Drivers were able to reap many of the benefits of these strong 12 months, as many dealerships offered low costs lower costs, special incentives and high quality – perks that are normally reserved for people who are willing to fork over a ton of cash for new models.
Now, however, motorists can tap into the many advantages provided by some of the most popular used cars on the market. But first, they have to figure out which used cars are the most sought-after.
The biggest used vehicles of 2014
AutoTrader analyzed data to determine which models garnered the most attention throughout 2014. According to the results, the most popular used vehicle of the year was the Ford F-150. That's not surprising, as the pickup truck has reigned supreme as the most popular purchase in the U.S. for several years.
What may come as a shock is the number of large trucks and SUVs that ranked highly among used car buyers. Just behind the Ford F-150 were the Jeep Wrangler and Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and even the Ford F-250 managed to snag a spot in the top five. Also demanding plenty of attention was the Ram 1500 pickup, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Toyota Tacoma.
"Lower gas prices and many new or refreshed entries also helped boost new truck popularity, particularly in the back half of the year," said Michelle Krebs, an AutoTrader.com senior analyst.
Looking ahead to 2015
While those vehicles may have been popular in 2014, there's no telling what trends could take root in the upcoming year. Regardless of what happens to the auto industry or the economy, however, drivers can find just what they're looking for at New Jersey State Auto Auction. This lot has hundreds of Carfax-certified used cars, trucks and vans available for sale.
Even if you're not the type of driver who wants to be behind the wheel of a large SUV or pickup truck, you can find exactly what you're looking for at a competitive price. Your needs may vary depending on your situation and the market, but no matter what, you can be sure you're getting a good deal at NJ State Auto Auction.