By James Raia
It comes as no surprise. Pickup trucks remained the country’s most popular new vehicles in 2020.
The Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ranked first and second among the top-10 best-selling vehicles last year, according to the search engine iSeeCars.com.
The study looked at more than 12.9 million vehicle sales in 2020 to determine the most popular vehicles throughout the United States. The data was tabulated nationally, by state and in metro areas.
The Ford F-150 was the most popular new vehicle in 2020 in 25 of the largest metro areas and in 22 states.
Ford-150 retains top status
“The Ford F-150 has been America’s undisputed best-selling new vehicle for over 40 years, and the popularity of pickup trucks help contribute to its high volume of sales,” said Karl Brauer, iSeeCars Executive Analyst.
Four pickup trucks were among the top-10 most popular vehicles last year.
Four compact SUVs make the list, including the third-ranked Toyota RAV4, the fourth-ranked Honda CR-V, the sixth-ranked Hyundai Tucson, and the ninth-ranked Chevrolet Equinox.
“These compact SUVs are all reliable and affordable vehicles that stand out among their competition in this competitive segment,” said Brauer.
Rounding out the list are the seventh-ranked compact Honda Civic and eighth-ranked midsize Toyota Camry.
“The Honda Civic and the Toyota Camry have been among the best-selling cars in America for decades,” said Brauer. “These passenger cars have excellent long-term reliability, which is why they remain popular even as the popularity of the sedan segment declines.”
Here’s the list of the most popular new vehicles in the United States in 2020:
1. Ford F-150; 2. Chevrolet Silverado 1500; 3. Toyota RAV4; 4. Honda CR-V; 5. Ram Pickup 1500; 6. Hyundai Tucson; 7. Honda Civic, 8; Toyota Camry, 9; Chevrolet Equinox; 10. Toyota Tacoma.
James Raia, a syndicated columnist in Sacramento, California, publishes a free weekly automotive podcast and electronic newsletter. Sign-ups are available on his website, www.theweeklydriver.com. He can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.