- Oct 18, 2016
Hottest Cars and Trucks in America
Best-Selling Cars and Trucks in America
Each and every month, we see a similar story playing out on sales floors across the United States. People flock to dealerships in near record numbers to buy new vehicles, and more of them are choosing fullsize pickup trucks than anything else.
Generally low fuel prices are a big contributing factor to the popularity of these not-so-eco-friendly choices, to be sure, but we also understand the desire for a modern truck – these do-it-all machines are equally as adept comforting passengers as they are hauling heavy loads.
The list of best-sellers looks mostly as we've come to expect, though the finishing order shuffled a bit. Behind the top trucks, Japanese sedans continue to attract buyers in droves, though their sales numbers are falling as trucks, crossovers and SUVs rise.
Without further ado, click through to see the most popular cars in the US.
10. Nissan Rogue
September 2016 Sales: 26,459
Change vs. September 2015: +13.3
Sticker Price: $24,230 - $30,980
Fuel Economy: 26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway
Available in front wheel drive and all-wheel-drive, the Nissan Rogue follows the popular recipe for a crossover with seating for five, a stylish exterior, and usable performance.
Research the 2016 Nissan Rogue
9. Honda AccordSeptember 2016 Sales: 27,204
Change vs. September 2015: -2.3%
Sticker Price: $23,190 - $35,665
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg city, 32 mpg highway
The Accord is Honda's largest car, offering generous interior space for up to five people wrapped in stylish exterior sheet metal.
Research the 2015 Honda Accord
8. Honda CivicSeptember 2016 Sales: 28,184
Change vs. September 2015: +13.6%
Sticker Price: $19,575 - $27,435
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg city, 40 mpg highway
The Honda Civic looks to maintain it's position as the best-selling compact car in America with premium features, lots of safety equipment and excellent fuel economy.
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7. Toyota RAV4September 2016 Sales: 29,348
Change vs. September 2015: +14.2%
Sticker Price: $25,850 - $37,090
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg city, 30 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.
Research the 2015 Toyota RAV4
6. Toyota CamrySeptember 2016 Sales: 30,707
Change vs. September 2015: -8.8%
Sticker Price: $23,935 - $31,005
Fuel Economy: 24 mpg city, 33 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.
Research the 2017 Toyota Camry
5. Honda CR-VSeptember 2016 Sales: 31,884
Change vs. September 2015: +1.5%
Sticker Price: $24,745 - $33,095
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg city, 33 mpg highway
The 2016 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 an automatic transmission.
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4. Toyota CorollaSeptember 2016 Sales: 32,272
Change vs. September 2015: +3.2%
Sticker Price: $19,365 - $24,680
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg city, 36 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. Chevrolet SilveradoSeptember 2016 Sales: 45,380
Change vs. September 2015: -3.5%
Sticker Price: $28,780 - $55,340
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway
The 2017 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 EcoTec 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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2. Ram 1500-3500September 2016 Sales: 47,792
Change vs. September 2015: +8.3%
Sticker Price: $26,840 - $53,0115
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway
The 2016 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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1. Ford F-SeriesSeptember 2015 Sales: 69,651
Change vs. September 2015: +5.5%
Sticker Price: $26,485 - $60,295
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway
The 2015 Ford F-150 was a revolutionary step forward in the full-size pickup truck market, and it hasn't slowed down since. 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.