April 3, 2002


Autobytel.ca reveals its top 10 most requested vehicles

Toronto, Ontario – Autobytel.ca announced its Top 10 list of the most requested new vehicles for the 2001 calendar year.

“Autobytel.ca car shoppers continue to indicate a clear preference for mid-sized cars, with seven of the ten models making their 3rd appearance on our annual Top 10 list,” says Andrew Donchak, Chief Marketing Officer, Autobytel Inc. “While the number of new car buyers shopping online at Autobytel.ca has greatly expanded over the years, their vehicle preferences have remained constant – with six specific mid-sized vehicles, and one clear favourite minivan, the Honda Odyssey, appearing on the list every year.”

Making its debut in the number ten spot, the Ford Escape is the only sport utility vehicle to make Autobytel.ca’s annual Top 10 list in the three years that the list has been published. Until now, the Top 10 list of most requested vehicles by Autobytel.ca shoppers has only included mid-sized
vehicles and a few minivans.

The Top 10 new cars requested through Autobytel.ca for the 2001 calendar year are:

  1. Honda Civic

  2. Volkswagen Jetta
  3. Honda Accord
  4. Honda Odyssey
  5. Mazda Protege
  6. Dodge Caravan
  7. Toyota Corolla
  8. Toyota Camry
  9. Ford Focus
  10. Ford Escape

The previous Top 10 list of most requested new vehicles in Canada for the 2000 calendar year was:

  1. Honda Civic

  2. Volkswagen Jetta
  3. Honda Accord
  4. Honda Odyssey
  5. Ford Focus
  6. Toyota Corolla
  7. Toyota Camry
  8. Mazda Protege
  9. Dodge Caravan
  10. Volkswagen Golf

The Top 10 list for the 1999 calendar year was:

  1. Honda Civic

  2. Volkswagen Jetta
  3. Honda Odyssey
  4. Honda Accord
  5. Ford Windstar
  6. Toyota Corolla
  7. Toyota Camry
  8. Toyota Sienna
  9. Mazda Protege
  10. Volkswagen Golf

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