Microchip shortages, fuel price hikes, supply chain issues, ports clogged with ships — it seems like the whole world is conspiring to make it harder to find and afford a car these days. Fortunately, most major brands still have plenty of vehicles to sell, even if you might have to wait a week or two to find your exact match. But availability is the easy part of the puzzle — which car should you pick?
Maybe you can take the easy route and crowdsource the decision by falling back on our 10 hottest cars of the summer, a list of the most-researched new and used cars on Autotrader, ranked in order of the number of searches. Everyone is looking at these cars, which may impact availability for a few models. Car shortages are regional issues, depending on the stock in your area. Whether or not they’re available, these 10 vehicles are clearly the hottest cars of this summer. Don’t miss: Here’s when you can look forward to used car prices finally going down1. 2022 Ford F-Series
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
F-Series is always at or near the top of the best-seller lists, so it’s no surprise that it’s also the most-researched family of vehi …