Ten Most Traded-In And Purchased Cash For Clunkers Vehicles

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Here's the official, exclusive list of the ten most purchased and traded-in vehicles under the Cash For Clunkers program. The big winner appears to be Ford, which has the most traded-in and most purchased vehicles.

Click on the next button to see the ten most traded-in vehicles, ranked, under the CARS Act program. Then click next again for the ten most traded-in vehicles. Not surprisingly, there's not a single car in the top ten list of trade-ins, while with the exception of one small SUV, the rest of the new car purchases were all cars.


These numbers are based on just the first 70,000 or so trade-ins, which represent just under half of the vehicles allowable for trade-in under the current funding for the plan.


The Ten Most Traded-In Vehicles (vehicle's EPA mileage)
1. 1998 Ford Explorer (14-17 mpg)
2. 1997 Ford Explorer (14-18 mpg)
3. 1996 Ford Explorer (14-18 mpg)
4. 1999 Ford Explorer (14-18 mpg)
5. Jeep Grand Cherokee
6. Jeep Cherokee
7. 1995 Ford Explorer (15-18 mpg)
8. 1994 Ford Explorer (15-18 mpg)
9. 1997 Ford Windstar (18 mpg)
10. 1999 Dodge Caravan (16-18 mpg)


The Ten Most Purchased Vehicles (vehicle's EPA mileage)
1. Ford Focus (27-28 mpg)
2. Honda Civic (24-42 mpg)
3. Toyota Corolla (25-30 mpg)
4. Toyota Prius (46 mpg)
5. Ford Escape (20-32 mpg)
6. Toyota Camry (23-34 mpg)
7. Dodge Caliber (22-27 mpg)
8. Hyundai Elantra (26-28 mpg)
9. Honda Fit (29-31 mpg)
10. Chevy Cobalt (25-30 mpg