Ranked: America’s 25 Most Popular Cars & Trucks

Third Auto ranks America’s 25 best-selling cars and trucks based on 2017 annual sales. Check out our full reviews of each model for our in-depth analysis of pros, cons, best color combination and more. The list is compiled of established sales leaders, yet there are a few surprises as you work your way down the list.

1. Ford F-Series, 896,764 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Ford F-150 exterior


2. Chevrolet Silverado, 585,864 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado exterior


3. Ram pickup trucks, 500,723 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Dodge Ram 1500


4. Toyota RAV4, 407,594 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Toyota RAV4 exterior


5. Nissan Rogue, 403,465 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Nissan Rogue


6. Toyota Camry, 387,081 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Toyota Camry exterior


7. Honda CR-V, 377,895 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Honda CR-V exterior


8. Honda Civic, 377,286 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Honda Civic exterior


9. Honda Accord, 322,655 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Honda Accord exterior


10. Toyota Corolla, 308,695 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Toyota Corolla exterior


11. Ford Escape, 308,296 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.2018 Ford Escape exterior


12. Chevrolet Equinox, 290,458 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox exterior


13. Nissan Altima, 254,996 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Nissan Altima exterior


14. Jeep Grand Cherokee, 240,696 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee exterior


15. Ford Explorer, 238,056 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Ford Explorer exterior


16. Nissan Sentra, 218,451 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

Nissan Sentra exterior


17. GMC Sierra, 217,943 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 GMC Sierra


18. Toyota Highlander, 215,775 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Toyota Highlander exterior front


19. Ford Fusion, 209,623 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Ford Fusion


20. Hyundai Elantra, 198,210 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Hyundai Elantra exterior


21. Toyota Tacoma, 198,124 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Toyota Tacoma exterior front


22. Jeep Wrangler, 190,522 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Jeep Wrangler exterior


23. Subaru Outback, 188,886 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Subaru Outback


24. Chevrolet Malibu, 184,857 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.2018 Chevrolet Malibu exterior


25. Chevrolet Cruze, 184,751 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.2018 Chevrolet Cruze exterior


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In Pictures: America’s 10 Best-Selling Cars & Trucks

Here’s the ranking of America’s best-selling cars and trucks based on 2017 annual sales. Check out our full reviews of each model for our in-depth analysis of pros, cons, best color combination and more.

1. Ford F-Series,  896,764 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Ford F-150 exterior

2. Chevrolet Silverado, 585,564 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado exterior

3. Ram pickup trucks, 500,723 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Ram 1500 exterior

4. Toyota RAV4, 407,594 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Toyota RAV4 exterior

5. Nissan Rogue, 403,465 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Nissan Rogue

6. Toyota Camry, 387,081 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Toyota Camry exterior

7. Honda CR-V, 377,895 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Honda CR-V exterior

8. Honda Civic, 377,286 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Honda Civic exterior

9. Honda Accord, 322,655 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Honda Accord exterior

10. Toyota Corolla, 308,695 units sold. Read Third Auto’s full review here.

2018 Toyota Corolla exterior

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[Images: GM, Ford, Ram, Toyota, Nissan, Honda]

Game On! Hyundai Versus Subaru

subaruvskiaIt’s about to go down! Of all the automakers, the two that had the closest margin in October sales were Hyundai and Subaru. Separately by only 1,035 units, Subaru very narrowly took the lead. While Hyundai’s sales tumbled 4% month-over-month, Subaru’s decreased by 2%. As dealers look to move any remaining 2017 inventory over the next two months it will be very interesting to see which automaker wins the sales race.

Subaru has been on a winning a series of successful new product introductions. Meanwhile, Hyundai has suffered losses due to the staidly redesigned Sonata and production constraints on its popular SUVs.

While we await the release of Subaru’s three-row crossover, Hyundai has a chance to overtake effervescent Subaru. Stayed tuned on we closely monitor auto sales as 2017 swiftly comes to a close.

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[Images: Hyundai, Subaru]

Luxury Brand Sales in October 2017

Wow, Lexus and BMW were neck and neck in October sales! Even closer were Audi and Buick, just a few hundred units difference. Mercedes-Benz numbers includes 2,446 van sales, when we remove those the monthly tall comes out to 29,623, still well ahead of second place BMW.

So, what is Mercedes-Benz doing so right to be this far ahead? A combination of a robust SUV lineup and its push downmarket with the CLA and GLA have postured the brand to acquire more sales than BMW, which currently has no sedan below the $34,900 3 Series, while Mercedes-Benz has the CLA starting at $32,400. On the SUV side, BMW has no GLS competitor, which Mercedes-Benz sold 2,920 of in October. We hear an X7 is on this way, however until then we expect Mercedes-Benz to continue to eat BMW’s lunch.

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Looking at the mid-level of sales, Cadillac and Acura are very close. Will the new XT5 allow Cadillac to power ahead of Acura’s aging SUV lineup? About one thousand units separate Lincoln and Volvo. With both brands experiencing a renaissance of sorts, who will move ahead and who will fall back, like whoa?

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Moving on to the low-volume brands, Land Rover and Porsche  were within a few hundred units. Meanwhile, Jaguar is being encroached on by two newcomers to the U.S. market. Genesis and Alfa Romeo both accumulated decent sales numbers given their lack of presence in the marketplace. Behind Alfa Romero and rounding out the group is Maserati with just over one thousand units sold.

As the year-end push gets aggressive within throughout the final months of the year as automakers and dealers look to move as much metal as possible, it will be very interesting to see how the current state evolve. Be sure to check in with Third Auto as we track every step of the way.

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[Images: Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac]

October Sales: Which Midsize Sedan Won?

The Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion are top-sellers in the midsize sedan category, which is intensely competitive. With redesigned versions of the Camry and Accord now on sale, and incentives high for the older Altima and Fusion, major sales volume is at stake for each automaker month in and month out.

In October the Honda Accord won the top spot, but just barely.  The Toyota Camry was hot on its heels with just 488 fewer sales.  An incredibly slim 327 units separated the third place Nissan Altima from the fourth place Ford Fusion. octsales.PNG

This was a very close race, and next month we could see the Camry and Fusion leapfrog from their current positions as incentives heat up and dealers get eager to move any remaining 2017 models.

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[Images: Toyota, Honda, Ford, Nissan]