Best-Selling Cars And Trucks Of 2014New-Years resolutions are great, but for the 10 vehicles on this list, we have a feeling the automakers responsible would be happy if everything stayed just the same in 2015 as it was in the year that just ended.
These 10 slides represent the best-selling cars and trucks in the United States in 2014. You'll see plenty of familiar faces on this list, but even the top sales performer in America didn't make it through 2014 without a few aches and pains.
Without further ado, here are the Top Ten Best-Selling Cars and Trucks in America in 2014.
2014 Ford Fusion2014 Sales: 306,860 (+3.9 percent)
Sticker Price: $21,970
Invoice Price: $20,488
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city, 34 mpg highway
The Ford Fusion is an expressive and efficient top choice among midsize sedans.
The Fusion is available in three trim levels, the S, SE, and Titanium; offers three engines, as well as front-wheel or all-wheel drive, the Fusion has something for everyone. The powerteams are a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, a turbo 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic, or a turbo 1.6-liter EcoBoost with a six-speed manual transmission. Safety features include anti-lock brakes with panic brake assist, AdvanceTrac electronic stability and traction control, LED taillights, security system, eight-airbags, and a tire pressure monitoring system.
After a complete redesign for 2013, the Fusion rolls into 2014 with some paint color changes and three new options: rear inflatable seat belts, heated steering wheel and cooled seats. A 1.5-liter EcoBoost will be available later in the model year.
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2014 Honda Civic2014 Sales: 325,981 (-3.0 percent)
Sticker Price: $18,190 - $26,640
Invoice Price: $16,915 - $25,261
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg city, 36 mpg highway
The Honda Civic, a perennial favorite due to its affordability, fuel economy and reliability, has been selling well and posted a strong month. Available in sedan or coupe bodies, all but the Si and Natural Gas trims are powered by a 143 horsepower, 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder with a standard five-speed manual transmission and optional Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The performance-oriented Si comes with a 205 horsepower 2.4-liter inline-four bolted only to a six-speed manual, while the Natural Gas model is powered by a dedicated natural gas version of the 1.8-liter gas engine and the new CVT.
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2014 Honda CR-V2014 Sales: 335,019 (+10.3 percent)
Sticker Price: $23,120 - $29,120
Invoice Price: $21,718 - $27,334
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway
The 2014 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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2014 Nissan Altima2014 Sales: 335,644 (+4.7 percent)
Sticker Price: $22,300
Invoice Price: $21,093
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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2014 Toyota Corolla2014 Sales: 339,498 (+12.3 percent)
Sticker Price: $16,800 - $21,300
Invoice Price: $15,876 - $19,722
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway
The current 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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2014 Honda Accord2014 Sales: 388,374 (+5.9 percent)
Sticker Price: $21,955 - $33,480
Invoice Price: $20,100 - $30,612
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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2014 Toyota Camry2014 Sales:
Sticker Price: $22,235 - $30,705
Invoice Price: $20,345 - $27,941
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city, 35 mpg highway
The 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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2014 Ram 15002014 Sales: 439,789 (+23.6 percent)
Sticker Price: $24,810 - $49,630
Invoice Price: $23,222 - $45,482
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway
The 2014 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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2014 Chevy Silverado2014 Sales: 529,755 (+10.3 percent)
Sticker Price: $25,575 - $49,180
Invoice Price: $24,552 - $45,737
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway
The redesigned 2014 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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2014 Ford F-1502014 Sales: 743,851 (-1.3 percent)
Sticker Price: $24,445 - $53,830
Invoice Price: $22,672 - $48,851
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway
The mighty Ford F-Series pickup truck has been the best-selling vehicle in America for 38 straight years. So it's no surprise to see it back on the top of the list in 2014.
But it wasn't all good news for Ford's pickup in 2014. Sales were down 1.3 percent last year, much of which is due to a brand-new version of the F-150 coming in 2015. Still, the F-Series racked up 753,851 total sales, which equals an astounding 2,065.3 sales per day, every day, all year.
The F-150 was slightly refreshed in 2013, adding some new features and tweaking the exterior. The F-150 is available in several distinctive trims. These include the XL, STX, XLT, FX, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and the Limited. For the off-road extremist, the segment exclusive SVT Raptor is available and delivers both outstanding off-road capabilities and daily use characteristics.
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