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The Hottest Selling Cars In America
Top Ten Hottest-Selling Cars in January 2015It's a new year, but there's plenty of familiar faces in January's list of the best-selling cars and trucks in the United States.
As had been the case for much of last year, low fuel prices and attractive deals have led to high pickup truck sales. In fact, the three best-selling vehicles were all trucks in January. And, while the names may be the same, a few of their faces have changed quite radically... such as the pickup you see making a big splash above.
Without further ado, click through to see the most popular cars in the US, according to Autodata.
10. Toyota RAV4January 2015 Sales: 19,824
Change vs. January 2014: +17.4%
Sticker Price: $23,680 - $29,850
Invoice Price: $22,124 - $27,910
Fuel Economy: 24 mpg city, 31 mpg highway
The Toyota RAV4 is one of the compact SUVs that created the class and includes many outstanding features that make it an even more useful family vehicle.
The RAV4 seats five and is a four-door, compact sport utility vehicle, available in three trim levels: LE, XLE and Limited. All trims are available with a powerful 2.5-liter, 176-hp inline-4 and a six-speed automatic transmission. All models are available with front-wheel or full-time all-wheel drive. Standard on all trims is an anti-theft system, driver knee airbag, passenger seat cushion airbag, projector headlamps, and front active headrests. Available features include a moonroof, Entune audio system, SmartKey remote, and automatic dual-zone air conditioning.
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9. Ford EscapeJanuary 2015 Sales: 20,054
Change vs. January 2014: +3.1%
Sticker Price: $23,450 - $31,485
Invoice Price: $22,103 - $29,361
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway
The Ford Escape is a handsome and versatile crossover, with a wealth of standard and optional features. The five-passenger Escape is available in S, SE and Titanium trims, in either front or four-wheel drive. Engine choices start with a 168-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Additionally, a 173-hp 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and a 231-hp 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine are offered. Optional features include a Panoramic Vista Roof, satellite radio, SYNC, MyFord Touch, a trailer towing package and heated leather seating.
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8. Honda AccordJanuary 2015 Sales: 21,011
Change vs. January 2014: +2.0%
Sticker Price: $22,105 - $33,630
Invoice Price: $20,237 - $30,749
Fuel Economy: 24 mpg city, 34 mpg highway
With a low starting sticker price, lots of standard features and great reliability, the Honda Accord continues its popularity streak. This midsize sedan is attractive, roomy, decently fun to drive and reliable. The Accord is available either as a two-door coupe or four-door sedan with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or 3.5-liter V6 engine. Depending on the trim chosen, three transmissions are available: a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic or a CVT.
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7. Honda CR-VJanuary 2015 Sales: 23,211
Change vs. January 2015: +27.3%
Sticker Price: $23,445 - $32,895
Invoice Price: $22,022 - $30,868
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg city, 34 mpg highway
The 2015 Honda CR-V is roomy and versatile, which is great for today's family on the go. It's good in adverse weather, fuel efficient and comes with lots of trunk space. The five-passenger CR-V is available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations, each with a choice of three trim levels: LX, EX and EX-L. All are powered by a 185-hp 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine, paired with a five-speed automatic transmission.
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6. Nissan AltimaJanuary 2015 Sales: 26,408
Change vs. January 2014: +17.3%
Sticker Price: $22,300 - $32,350
Invoice Price: $20,867 - $29,900
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg city, 38 mpg highway
The front-wheel drive, five-passenger Nissan Altima combines performance and an attractive exterior.
The fifth generation Nissan Altima sedan is powered by either a 182-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a 270-hp 3.5-liter V6. Both engines are paired to a next-generation continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Altima sedan is offered in seven different trim levels: 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL, 3.5 S, 3.5 SV, and 3.5 SL. Notable features either standard or optional include, Bluetooth streaming audio, passive entry with push button ignition, rearview camera, Advanced Drive-Assist Display, Xenon headlights, LED taillights, BOSE audio, navigation, and heated leather-wrapped steering wheel. Standard safety features include, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, six airbags, vehicle stability and traction control, front seat-belt pre-tensioners, a tire pressure monitoring system, ignition immobilizer, and vehicle security system. Optional safety features include blind spot warning, land departure warning, and moving object detection.
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5. Toyota CamryJanuary 2015 Sales: 26,763
Change vs. January 2014: +14.7%
Sticker Price: $22,970 - $31,370
Invoice Price: $21,017 - $28,546
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city, 35 mpg highway
The Toyota Camry is the juggernaut of the midsize sedan segment. And for good reason. This car appeals to the average car buyer with its safety, fuel economy, exterior looks and standard features. The Camry features four trims: L, LE, SE and XLE. A 178-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission are standard. The SE and XLE trims are also available with a 268-hp 3.5-liter V6 and six-speed automatic transmission. Tech features include Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, garage door opener, rear camera and navigation with touch screen.
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4. Toyota CorollaJanuary 2015 Sales: 27,357
Change vs. January 2014: +20.2%
Sticker Price: $16,950 - $22,955
Invoice Price: $16,018 - $21,255
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway
The latest Toyota Corolla is much bolder-looking than past versions and although it's still far from the most exciting car on the road, it's fuel efficient and reliable, two key qualities for commuters. The Corolla is available in four trims: L, LE, S and new LE ECO. The powertrain for the L, LE, and S trims is a 132-hp, 1.8-liter dual VVT-I engine, matched with a six-speed manual, four-speed automatic or new continuously variable transmission (CVT). The LE ECO includes a 140 horsepower, 1.8-liter engine with Valvematic, combined with the CVT transmission.
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3. Ram 1500-3500January 2015 Sales: 28,618
Change vs. January 2014: +14.1%
Sticker Price: $25,410 - $50,380
Invoice Price: $23,813 - $46,202
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway
The 2015 iteration of the Ram 1500 is much more fuel efficient without sacrificing its capability on- and off-road, making it a popular pickup for the masses. The Ram 1500 provides something for everyone with the choice of three cab styles (regular, Quad and Crew cabs), three wheelbases, and 4x2 or 4x4 drive types. Engine options include a 3.6-liter V6, 5.7-liter HEMI V8 or 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engines. A multi-link coil spring rear suspension (in place of a traditional leaf spring suspension) improves ride and handling characteristics without sacrificing payload and towing capability.
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2. Chevrolet SilveradoJanuary 2015 Sales: 36,106
Change vs. January 2014: +24.8%
Sticker Price: $26,105 - $51,150
Invoice Price: $25,061 - $47,570
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway
The 2015 Chevy Silverado is big, bold and, now, more fuel efficient. This truck can handle almost anything you can throw at it, making it a great choice whether you're hauling families or hauling trailers. The Silverado is available with one of three all-new EcoTec3 engines, a fully updated cabin with available MyLink connectivity and other features designed for the most discerning truck owners. Other new features include available front Park Assist, in addition to the rear Park Assist already available, and a sliding rear window with a defroster.
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1. Ford F-SeriesJanuary 2015 Sales: 54,370
Change vs. January 2014: +16.8%
Sticker Price: $25,420 - $54,680
Invoice Price: $23,578 - $49,622
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg city, 25 mpg highway
The all new and redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 is a revolutionary step forward in the full-size pickup truck market. The F-150 has set itself apart from the competition by rethinking the entire segment and offering an all-aluminum body on all of its models to reduce the curb weight while maintaining both the payload and the towing values. The all-aluminum body and pickup box shaves up to 700 lb. from the curb weight and the availability of four efficient gasoline engines paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission provides remarkable fuel economy.
The F-150 is available with three cab styles (regular, super and crew) with either a 4x2 or 4x4 drive train and three pickup box lengths. Five distinct trims are offered depending on the cab style and they include the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum, but all of these trims are further enhanced by optional equipment packages. The exterior of the F-150 presents a more aggressive appearance with the arrangement of the bold grille and headlight configuration. The new exterior pays homage to the rugged Atlas concept vehicle. The four engine choices available on the F-150 include a 283-hp 3.5-liter flex-fuel V6, a 325-hp 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, a 365-hp 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and a 385-hp 5.0-liter flex-fuel V8. The new 2.7-liter engine includes stop/start technology and active grill shutters are available with all engine choices to further improve fuel economy. New features that are available on the various F-150 models include Active Park Assist, Blind Spot and Cross-Traffic Alert, adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation, inflatable rear safety belts, stowable loading ramps, LED headlights and pickup box lights, a revised tailgate step, a remote tailgate release and a twin panel moonroof on the SuperCrews.
For 2015, the Ford F-150 has introduced a new pickup truck that incorporates the exclusive use of military grade aluminum for the entire cab and pickup box while still utilizing a steel frame for strength and rigidity. This innovation with the introduction of fuel efficient power trains has allowed the new F-150 to improve its fuel economy while retaining its impressive payload and towing values.
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