The auto industry in the United States continues to grow at a healthy pace due in part to the increasing sales of SUVs and pickup trucks. Even though sales in 2017 was down by .4 million, the sales number was still well over 17 million, reflecting the continuing strength of the auto industry.
One of the trends that has arisen in the auto industry in the past few years is the preference in the American market to purchase larger vehicles over smaller ones. Two of the most popular categories that accounted for almost half of the total sales were compact SUVs and mid-size crossover SUVs. Sales for were compact SUVs and mid-size crossover SUVs and pick-up trucks amounted to over 55% of all 2017 sales.
Let’s take a look at the 20 best-selling vehicles for 2017:
- Hyundai Elantra:
In 2017 198,210 Hyundai Electra cars were sold during 2017. In the previous year, 2016, 4.9% more of them were sold.
- Ford Fusion:
In 2017 209,623 Ford Fusion cars were sold which is 21.1% less than the number sold the year before.
- Toyota Highlander:
215,775 Toyota Highlander SUVs were sold in 2017, which is an increase of 12.7% from 2016.
- GMC Sierra:
In 2017 217,943 trucks were sold in the United States. In 2016 1.7% more were sold.
- Nissan Sentra:
There were 218,451 cars sold in the United States in 2017 while 1.7% less were sold in 2016.
- Jeep Grand Cherokee:
In 2017 240,696 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs were sold which is an increase of 13.4% from 2016.
- Nissan Altima:
2017 saw the sale of 254,996 Nissan Altima cars, but this was a decrease of 17% from 2016.
- Ford Explorer:
271,131 Ford Explorer SUVs were sold in 2017, increasing in number by 9.1% since 2016.
- Chevrolet Equinox:
In 2017 290,458 Chevrolet Equinox SUVs were sold, increasing in number by 19.9% since 2016.
- Ford Escape:
The Ford Escape SUV increased in sales by 0.4% since 2016 by selling 308,296 units.
- Toyota Corolla:
In 2017, 308,695 Toyota Corolla cars were sold, which is 14.4% less than the units sold in 2016.
- Honda Accord:
There were 322,655 Honda Accord cars sold in 2017. In 2016 6.5% more were sold.
- Honda Civic:
2017 saw the sale of 377,286 Honda Civic cars, while in 2016 +2.8% less were sold.
- Honda CR-V:
In 2016, 377,895 of this SUV were sold to the American public which increased by +5.8% since 2016.
- Toyota Camry:
There were 387,081 cars sold in 2017 while in 2016 0.4% more were sold.
- Nissan Rogue:
In 2017 22.3% Nissan Rogue SUVs were sold than in 2016. Customers purchased 403,465 in the United States.
- Toyota Rav 4:
There were 407,594 Rav 4 SUVs sold in 2017, which is 15.7% more than in 2016.
In 2017, 500,723 Ram trucks were sold while in 2016 2.3% less were sold.
- Chevrolet Silverado:
In 2017, 1.9% more Chevrolet Silverado trucks were sold than in 2016. There were 585,564 purchased in the United States.
- Ford F-Series:
There were 896,764 Ford F-Series vehicles sold in 2017. This was an increase of 9.3% from 2016.
The 2017 sale numbers for SUVs and trucks were quite high even though they were not as high as 2016. Let’s see what happens in 2018.