88% of Vacation Vacationers Stay Dedicated to Their July Fourth Street Journey Regardless of Excessive Gas Prices

Independence Day Vacationers Discover Pump Worth Reduction With Shorter Distances, Carpools and American-Made Gas Environment friendly Automobiles

CHICAGO, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A brand new survey by the car-shopping market Cars.com™ (NYSE: CARS) reveals that whereas 88% of American vacationers plan to drive to their vacation locations over Independence Day weekend, greater than three-fourths say record-high fuel costs have impacted plans, with many opting to remain nearer to dwelling or carry associates alongside to assist chip in on the pump¹.

Distance is the predominant sacrifice. Greater than half of these surveyed say they’re going to be driving a shorter distance as a consequence of gasoline costs¹, and whereas 62% of 2021 respondents mentioned their purpose was to get “as removed from the home as potential” final Fourth of July², this yr, 68% of street trippers will keep inside 50 miles of home¹.

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Persevering with a Memorial Day journey development, 45% of Fourth of July vacationers will carry firm alongside to offset the price of fuel, and the quantity surpasses 50% for these between 18-34 and people with a family earnings under $50,000¹.

“Street tripping for the Fourth of July is an American custom, and understandably, fuel costs are on the forefront of any street tripper’s thoughts proper now. Pent-up demand for journey is pushing vacationers to get inventive with their road-trip methods to curb prices fairly than forgo their adventures fully,” mentioned Jenni Newman, Automobiles.com editor-in-chief. “Each little bit helps, however one of many greatest components is gasoline effectivity, and thankfully, there are a selection of car choices available on the market for all life that may assist maximize mpg, together with many which can be made proper right here within the USA.”

Automobiles.com lately launched its 2022 American-Made Index (AMI), which options 95 vehicles that contribute most to the U.S. economic system based mostly on standards starting from U.S. manufacturing facility jobs and manufacturing crops to components sourcing. The index offers consumers info to buy essentially the most American-made autos and direct their financial influence nearer to dwelling.

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The High 10 Most Gas-Environment friendly Automobiles Showing in This 12 months’s Automobiles.com American-Made Index Include³:

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(finest MPG)

American-Made Index Rating

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Mannequin on Automobiles.com’s American-Made Index

Model With Greatest MPG

1

65

Toyota Camry Hybrid (HEV)

Camry Hybrid LE

2

56

Lexus ES Hybrid (HEV)

ES 300h

3

90

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

RAV4 Hybrid

4

79

Honda CR-V Hybrid

CR-V Hybrid

5

95

Hyundai Elantra

Elantra SE

6

91

Honda Civic

Civic EX

7

51

Toyota Sienna (HEV)

Sienna with Entrance-Wheel Drive (FWD)

8

72

Toyota Highlander Hybrid (HEV)

Highlander Hybrid with FWD

9

92

Toyota Corolla

Corolla Hatchback SE with CVT

10

83

Nissan Rogue

Rogue S and SV with FWD

To view the whole American Made Index, go to Cars.com/AMI, and to study extra concerning the latest Independence Day journey survey, nice offers and different car-buying ideas and methods, please go to Cars.com/News.

¹Cars.com shopper survey, fielded June 14-17, 2022; 1,670 responses
²Cars.com survey performed June 24-25, 2021; 1,013 responses
³Top 10 Automobiles.com American-Made Index autos with finest mpg based mostly on the trim/tools for every mannequin utilizing knowledge from the EPA

ABOUT CARS.COM

CARS is the main automotive market platform that gives a strong set of digital options that join automobile consumers with sellers. Launched in 1998 with the flagship market Cars.com and headquartered in Chicago, the Firm empowers consumers with the info, assets and digital instruments wanted to make knowledgeable shopping for choices and seamlessly join with automotive retailers. In a quickly altering market, CARS permits dealerships and OEMs with progressive technical options and data-driven intelligence to higher attain and affect ready-to-buy consumers, improve stock flip and achieve market share.

Along with Automobiles.com, CARS manufacturers embrace Seller Encourage, a expertise supplier constructing options that future-proof dealerships with extra environment friendly operations and linked digital experiences; FUEL, which provides sellers and OEMs the chance to harness the untapped energy of digital video by leveraging Automobiles.com’s pure viewers of in-market automobile consumers; DealerRater, a number one automobile supplier overview and popularity administration platform; automotive fintech platform CreditIQ and Accu-Commerce a car valuation and appraisal expertise.

The complete suite of CARS properties contains Cars.com™, Dealer Inspire®, FUEL™, DealerRater®, CreditIQ™, Accu-Trade.com™,  Auto.com™, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®. For extra info, go to www.Cars.com.

SOURCE Automobiles.com Inc.

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