The Toyota Prius rose to 16th last month from a 123rd ranking in June.
"One of the ways we know that people are looking more for mid-size and compact cars is by monitoring the search activity on our Web site," said Austin Ligon, president and chief executive officer for CarMax. "However, even as smaller cars are gaining in popularity, the continuing decline in SUV prices means SUVs will remain attractive to many buyers."The following is a listing of popular searches for small vehicles on carmax.com in September:
Make & Model/Rank for September