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Our software monitors all new vehicle movement in the United States, including new car trade activity. We took our data set and honed in on the most popular vehicles traded this past week among America’s three largest Auto Groups:

  • AutoNation Inc.
  • Penske Automotive Group Inc.
  • Lithia Motors Inc.

Ford was the most traded make among America’s largest auto groups, accounting for 45% of their dealer-to-dealer new car trades this week.

Most Traded Make

1. Ford F-150 – XL

Ford was the most traded make this week and this week’s most traded model and trim level was the Ford F-150 XL. This is the Ford F-150’s base trim level coming with a backup camera, automatic high beams and a number of active safety features.

The F-150 XL is considered a work-focused truck, and made up nearly 6% of all vehicles traded on the list this week.

2. Nissan Murano – SV

The Nissan Murano SV made up nearly 4% of trades this week. This is the Murano’s second tier trim level and adds intelligent cruise control & lane intervention, high beam assist, and a rear sonar system to the vehicle’s base level safety features.

3. RAM 1500 – Laramie

The Ram 1500 dropped from the number one most traded model last week to number three this week. Another difference this week is that the Laramie trim level was the most traded among the nation’s top auto groups within this model.

This is a mid-tier trim level for the 1500 and comes with Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning, and LaneSense Lane Departure Warning Plus.  The Ram 1500 Laramie made up about 3% of all traded vehicles this week.

Our Weekly Trade Activity

Over the past seven days, Dealer Trade Network helped new car dealers trade 102 units across the contiguous United States. This was down 34% over the previous week.


Traded Units