Most-popular stories of 2020 were about more than COVID-19

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There’s no way around it.

The past year’s news has been dominated by COVID-19.

Some of that translated into the most-popular 2020 posts for the Santander Consumer USA blog. But the impact of COVID wasn’t the only thing in which blog visitors were interested.

We looked back over the past 12 months and think you will be interested in discovering what we found.

Visitors to the SC blog logged more than 800,000 page views as they explored subjects ranging from the longest-lasting vehicles to the most-popular SUV, trucks and cars in America. Yes, COVID-19 posts, primarily benefitting SC customers, muscled their way into the conversation, but so did topics such as the best used cars to buy and a perennial favorite for readers of shorter stature.

Here’s a look at the top 15 blog posts overall of 2020 – which includes posts that were published in previous years – and the top 10 posts that were published in 2020. We’ve also provided links so you can catch up on what you missed during this tumultuous year.

Top 15 posts overall in 2020

  1. Longest-lasting vehicles for 2019: 8 SUVs, 5 American made – iSeeCars.com
  2. Santander Consumer USA responds to possible Coronavirus impact on customers
    This post was replaced by our COVID-19 page after the initial surge of customer questions.
  3. Most-popular SUVs, trucks, cars in America right now
  4. Getting finances back to ‘normal’ after challenges of COVID-19
  5. 25 vehicles that hold value best over five years – iSeeCars.com
  6. Best used cars to buy in 2020 revealed by iSeeCars.com
  7. New webpage helps customers keep up with our Coronavirus programs
  8. The 14 best cars for short people, mainstream and luxury
  9. Here’s how long a car should be financed new or used
  10. These are among the best used cars to buy right now, U.S. News rankings show
  11. The 14 most-affordable EVs (electric vehicles) may convince you it’s time to buy
  12. Most crossovers still climbing the mountain to 200,000 miles
  13. Top-rated SUVs and pickup trucks for 2020 – Edmunds awards
  14. 9 reasons buying a used car may be a better choice than new
  15. Interest rate calculator: How your credit score affects car financing

Top 10 non-COVID posted in 2020

  1. Best used cars to buy in 2020 revealed by iSeeCars.com
  2. Here’s how long a car should be financed new or used
  3. Top-rated SUVs and pickup trucks for 2020 – Edmunds awards
  4. Interest rate calculator: How your credit score affects car financing
  5. What you need to know about credit when financing a vehicle
  6. How to set up a monthly budget to finance a new vehicle
  7. What is a simple interest contract in auto financing
  8. What are the most popular cars – used and new – across U.S.?
  9. The best car brands of 2020 based on J.D. Power survey
  10. How to use an auto finance calculator: A step-by-step guide

Now that you’re all caught up for 2020, we can look forward together to a hopeful, healthful new year – and a lot more news about vehicle shopping in 2021 than about pandemics.

Stay tuned.

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