Top used-car stars

Demand for used vehicles surged -- causing anomalous price increases. The five models that went up the most, per Alec Gutierrez of Kelley Blue Book:

Top used-car stars
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser with 26,000 miles
YTD rise:

Value now: $12,585
Gutierrez explains: “It's not the most fuel-efficient (24 mpg highway), but the PT Cruiser's price makes it an attractive value choice.”
2008 Scion xB with 47,000 miles
YTD rise:

Value now: $12,800
Gutierrez explains: “Getting 28 mpg highway, the xB became an appealing alternative to larger SUVs and crossovers.”
2008 Saturn Vue with 47,000 miles
YTD rise:

Value now: $13,285
Gutierrez explains: “Shares a platform with the 2010 Chevy Equinox and the 2011 GMC Terrain, which were well received.”
2009 Volkswagen Jetta with 35,000 miles
YTD rise:

Value now: $19,455
Gutierrez explains: “Gets 41 mpg highway, plus it offers a sporty driving experience and upmarket interior.”
2010 Kia Soul with 26,000 miles
YTD rise:

Value now: $14,430
Gutierrez explains: “You get 31 mpg highway and a spacious interior at a bargain-basement price.”
Source: Source: Kelley Blue Book
Notes: Car value data through Oct. 14
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