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3 Most Popular Cars by State (2024 Update)

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Cars are everywhere, and everyone has their favorites. Some people prefer sedans, others love trucks, and so on. The US’s vast expanses of empty land make it perfect for trucks, which is probably why the Ford F-series is the top-selling brand of vehicle in the nation. Let’s check out what the top-selling cars of each state are.

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The 3 Best Selling Cars by State

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Here is a quick view of some of the best-selling cars in every state in the country:

State #1 Best Selling #2 Best Selling #3 Best Selling
Alabama Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Toyota Camry
Alaska Dodge RAM Series Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado
Arizona Dodge RAM Series Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado
Arkansas Dodge RAM Series Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado
California Honda Civic Toyota RAV4 Toyota Camry
Colorado Ford F-Series Dodge RAM Series Toyota RAV4
Connecticut Honda CRV Toyota RAV4 Subaru Forester
(Washington) D.C Toyota RAV4 Honda CRV Subaru Forester
Delaware Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Dodge RAM Series
Florida Toyota Corolla Ford F-Series Toyota RAV4
Georgia Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Dodge RAM Series
Hawaii Toyota Tacoma Toyota 4Runner Toyota RAV4
Idaho Ford F-Series Dodge RAM Series Chevrolet Silverado
Illinois Ford F-Series Honda CRV Chevrolet Silverado
Indiana Chevrolet Silverado Ford F-Series Chevrolet Equinox
Iowa Chevrolet Silverado Ford F-Series Dodge RAM Series
Kansas Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Dodge RAM Series
Kentucky Chevrolet Silverado Ford F-Series Dodge RAM Series
Louisiana Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Dodge RAM Series
Maine Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Dodge RAM Series
Maryland Toyota RAV4 Ford F-Series Honda CRV
Massachusetts Toyota RAV4 Honda CRV Ford F-Series
Michigan Ford F-Series Chevrolet Equinox Dodge RAM Series
Minnesota Chevrolet Silverado Ford F-Series Dodge RAM Series
Mississippi Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Dodge RAM Series
Missouri Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Dodge RAM Series
Montana Ford F-Series Dodge RAM Series Chevrolet Silverado
Nebraska Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Dodge RAM Series
Nevada Dodge RAM Series Ford F-Series Toyota RAV4
New Hampshire Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Toyota RAV4
New Jersey Honda CRV Honda Civic Toyota RAV4
New Mexico Ford F-Series Dodge RAM Series Chevrolet Silverado
New York Honda CRV Toyota RAV4 Jeep Cherokee
North Carolina Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Dodge RAM Series
North Dakota Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Dodge RAM Series
Ohio Ford F-Series Dodge RAM Series Chevrolet Silverado
Oklahoma Ford F-Series Dodge RAM Series Chevrolet Silverado
Oregon Toyota RAV4 Ford F-Series Dodge RAM Series
Pennsylvania Ford F-Series Dodge RAM Series Honda CRV
Rhode Island Toyota RAV4 Honda CRV Ford F-Series
South Carolina Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Dodge RAM Series
South Dakota Ford F-Series Dodge RAM Series Chevrolet Silverado
Tennessee Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Dodge RAM Series
Texas Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Dodge RAM Series
Utah Ford F-Series Dodge RAM Series Chevrolet Silverado
Vermont Ford F-Series Toyota RAV4 Dodge RAM Series
Virginia Ford F-Series Toyota RAV4 Honda CRV
Washington Toyota RAV4 Ford F-Series Dodge RAM Series
West Virginia Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Dodge RAM Series
Wisconsin Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado Dodge RAM Series
Wyoming Dodge RAM Series Ford F-Series Chevrolet Silverado

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What Is the Best Selling Car in the US?

Ford F-150
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Funny enough, the best-selling car in the US isn’t even a car—it’s the Ford F-series of trucks. While the Ford F-150, F-250, and F-350 are included, the F-150 is by far the most popular model of truck in the series. You may notice the Chevrolet Silverado and Dodge RAM competing and even overtaking Ford in some states, with smaller sedans a relative oddity.

In states like Florida, California, and New Jersey, the top-selling cars are economical sedans like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CRV, with the Civic snagging a spot here and there. The Midwest is dominated by trucks, however, which makes sense given their great versatility and transport capacity. The chart shows that consumers that don’t like trucks tend to favor fuel-efficient sedans, which also feature hybrid options for greater efficiency.

Which Vehicle to Choose

While there are some clear favorites among Americans, you’re the one who will have to live with the purchase. So, how do you know which one is right for you? We suggest test-driving any of the vehicles that interest you—more than once, if possible.

The more time you spend with the vehicle, the better chance you have of getting a feel of it. How does it handle curves? How touchy are the breaks? Do you like the buttons on the dashboard? Our best advice is to familiarize yourself with the vehicle before purchasing one.

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Conclusion

Cars and trucks are a huge part of America, and the Ford F-Series is the undisputed winner across all states. It makes the top three of most states and enjoys the top spot for many of them.

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