Kansas sees a varied climate with all four seasons, which means drivers in the area choose a variety of vehicles. In years past, some of the front-runners have included the Ford F-150, Buick and Toyota Camry. 2012’s top five selling cars are a bit different this time around.
Kia Optima – The Optima is manufactured in Topeka, which may have a considerable impact on its overall boost in sales. However, the advanced safety features, extensive feature upgrades and the residual value make this car a winner in Kansas.
Honda Civic – The good fuel economy provided by the economy mode is a major plus for commuters in Kansas, but the standard stability control also makes it great for that winter weather as well. The additional head and leg room added to this model year also help its popularity grow.
Honda CR-V – The CR-V is a compact crossover that showed increased fuel economy and more standard features over previous models. It also received a tech boost, and offers impressive handling in snow thanks to the all-wheel drive option.
Toyota Camry – Thanks to its long-standing reliability and durability, the Camry was already a solid choice. However, the addition of both the 4-cylinder and V6 engine option, the increased fuel economy and front-wheel drive also make it a great choice for commuters in Kansas, even if the snow starts to fly.
Ford F-150 – There’s no getting away from the F-150, no matter what state you’re in. This workhorse continues to be a top pick for its ability to handle work, as well as its overall performance when winter weather strikes as well.
These five top selling cars in Kansas offer a variety of features and improvements over previous model years. Each one is a great option, ensuring a great fit for most drivers’ needs in the area.
This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as The Top 5 Selling Cars in Kansas in 2012 and was authored by Valerie Johnston.