Florida offers great weather year round, and the fact that snow and ice never factor into the equation means drivers don’t have to focus on the overall vehicle handling as they do in other states. The best selling cars in previous years have included the Accord, Camry, Corolla and the F-150. For 2012, the car-buying landscape shows only slight changes overall.
Honda Civic – The Civic offers drivers an affordable vehicle that also delivers an impressive 28/39 mpg city/highway fuel economy, which makes commuting and heading up the coast easier on the wallet. The added safety features and technology are also important to keep friends and family safe.
Honda Accord – The Accord is a midsize sedan that good gas mileage at 23/34 mpg, but it also offers increased head and legroom that make it more comfortable for families. The five-star safety rating and long-term durability and resale value are also important factors for Florida drivers.
Nissan Altima – The Altima offers 23/32 mpg fuel economy for the 4-cylinder and is an affordable sedan option. The car is also available as a V6, which boosts the power without giving up fuel economy completely, making it a favorite in Florida – especially among those who commute or travel.
Ford F-150 – The F-150 remains in the one of the top spots in Florida as well, thanks to its durability, 17/23 mpg fuel economy and its towing capacity that makes hauling the boat to the dock simple.
Toyota Camry – The Camry is another midsize sedan that delivers in terms of fuel economy with 25/35 mpg. It also offers numerous standard features, such as 10 airbags, the STAR system for safety and available navigation that help boost its popularity.
These five vehicles show that Florida drivers place a priority on fuel economy, safety and overall performance.
This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as The Top 5 Selling Cars in Florida in 2012 and was authored by Valerie Johnston.