Most popular used cars in 5 major cities

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CarGurus combed through analysis of 900 million used-car searches on the car-shopping website from 2016 and found that Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota, respectively, were the most sought-after brands nationally.

But the site also delved into the used-car search patterns of five major U.S. metropolitan areas to see which brands were resonating the most.

In its first-ever Year in Review Used Car Shopper Interest Study, which was released Monday, CarGurus outlined the most-searched used vehicles in the New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta markets.

BMW was tops in the Big Apple, taking a 9.5-percent share of used-car searches in 2016. Los Angeles was geared toward Toyota, which took a 9.4-percent share.

Pre-owned car shoppers in Chicago leaned toward Chevrolet (11.3 percent), as did shoppers in Dallas (12.7 percent) and Atlanta (10.2 percent).

As far as vehicle body style, sedan was uniformly the most popular across each of the five metro areas, generating from 29.1 percent (Dallas) to 34.9 percent (New York) of search traffic.

Below is the top 10 most-searched used-car brands by metro area, along with 2016 share of search traffic. Data via CarGurus:

New York
1. BMW 9.5%
2. Toyota 7.6%
2. Honda 7.6%
4. Ford  7.4%
5. Mercedes-Benz 7.3%
6. Chevrolet 6.1%
7. Nissan 5.6%
8. Jeep 4.6%
9. Audi  4.2%
10. Dodge 3.7%

Los Angeles
1. Toyota 9.4%
2. Chevrolet 9.0%
3. BMW 8.2%
3. Ford 8.2%
5. Mercedes-Benz 6.9%
6. Honda 6.4%
7. Nissan 4.6%
8. Dodge 4.3%
9. Lexus 4.2%
10. Audi 3.3%

Chicago
1. Chevrolet 11.3%
2. Ford 9.1%
3. Toyota 6.2%
4. BMW 6.1%
5. Mercedes-Benz 5.3%
5. Jeep 5.3%
7. Dodge 5.0%
8. Honda 4.7%
9. Nissan 4.6%
10. Audi 3.8%

Dallas   
1. Chevrolet 12.7%
2. Ford 11.7%
3. Toyota 7.0%
4. Dodge 6.6%
5. BMW 5.5%
6. Mercedes-Benz 5.4%
7. Nissan 4.9%
8. Honda 4.3%
9. Jeep 3.9%
10. Lexus 3.7%

Atlanta
1. Chevrolet 10.2%
2. Ford  9.7%
3. Toyota 7.8%
4. BMW 7.1%
5. Mercedes-Benz 6.4%
6. Honda 5.5%
7. Nissan 5.4%
8. Dodge 5.2%
9. Lexus 4.0%
10. Jeep 4.1%

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