The C7 Corvette may be “old news” by now to some car enthusiasts, but it’s still got lots of fans.
Proof of that comes from Autotrader, which just named the seventh-generation Corvette to its list of the 10 Hottest Cars of Summer 2020.
“This year brought a lot of changes to the automotive industry, but we can always count on consistency with the Hottest Cars for Summer,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. “This tried and true list highlights the biggest car trends of the summer. This list is a good place to start if you’re looking for a car that’s popular among shoppers, and these are some of the top picks because people continue to return to them year after year.”
According to Autotrader:
The C7 Chevrolet Corvette has turned out to be the swan song of the front-engine Corvette. The arrival of the C8 Corvette could mean some great deals on the previous model. Or, it could mean a lot of C7 owners believe they have some kind of rare instant classic and “won’t be tricked” into selling it for a reasonable price. Either way, the C7 is an outstanding send-off to the ‘Vette’s front-engine layout.
Based on the prices we’ve seen in our own online research about C7s, we’ve been surprised to see sellers of many 2014 models still asking more than $40,000 for low-mileage examples. That’s a pretty impressive return on investment and a testament to the Stingray’s quality, considering these Corvettes are now seven years old!
Two other General Motors vehicles made the list – the Chevrolet Silverado 1500/2500 and the GMC Sierra.
Of the Chevy, Autotrader says:
Americans love pickups. Also, Chevrolet pickups. Redesigned in 2019, the Silverado is nearly as popular with shoppers as Ford’s full-size pickup. The Silverado has typically had a nicer interior and a less utilitarian look outside. The Silverado is also offered in a wide variety of trim levels. Work Truck, Custom, LT, RST, Custom Trail Boss, LTZ, LT Trail Boss and High Country are the current levels – then add bed length, two or four-wheel drive plus regular, double or crew cab and there are plenty of Silverados to pick from.
As for the Sierra, Autotrader notes:
The GMC Sierra has matured to the point where it’s tangibly different from the full-size Chevy. Many Sierras have unique features, trim and equipment. Fewer people are looking for a Sierra as compared to an F-150 or Silverado but not by much. One thing we like about the Sierra: It has fewer variations. That makes shopping a little easier. We like the SLE for a capable and affordable full-size truck.
Rounding out the top 10 list this summer are the Ford F150/250, Jeep Wrangler, Ford Mustang, Ram 1500, Toyota Tacoma, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Toyota 4Runner.
Autotrader’s Hottest Cars of Summer 2020 list features the most-searched cars, trucks and SUVs on Autotrader’s website from January 1, 2020 to July 6, 2020 (ranked by search volume).
To learn more about the Hottest Cars of Summer 2020, including photos, vehicle information and available inventory, visit 10 Hottest Cars of Summer 2020 – Autotrader.
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