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10 Most Popular Cars in Mexico in 2024 (With Pictures)

A girl in a car dealership buys a small city car

While Mexico isn’t considered a car lover’s paradise, there are quite a few vehicle options in the country. However, the most popular vehicles are subcompact cars, SUVs, and small trucks. Here are 10 of the most popular cars in Mexico, based solely on their sales numbers.

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The 10 Most Popular Cars in Mexico

1. Chevrolet Aveo

Vehicle Class Subcompact car
Number of Seats 5

If you’re gauging the most popular vehicles by total sales, no vehicle tops the Aveo in Mexico. With 13,905 sales in the third quarter of 2022 alone, the Aveo leads the way. It also fits right in with Mexico’s most popular vehicle type, the subcompact car.

2. Nissan March

Vehicle Class Subcompact car
Number of Seats 5

While the Nissan March doesn’t top this list, it’s close. In the third quarter of 2022, the Nissan March sold 13,338 cars, just a few hundred away from the Aveo. Considering how popular Nissan is in Mexico, it would not surprise us to see the March at the top of this list in future lists.

3. Kia Rio

Vehicle Class Subcompact car
Number of Seats 5

Mexico likes small and affordable cars, and the Kia Rio fits that mold. It is an extremely small car and one of the most affordable options out there. While it doesn’t do quite as well as the Aveo or the March, over 11,830 cars were sold in the third quarter of 2022.

4. Nissan NP300

Nissan Navara pickup
Image credit: Tordinator, Pixabay
Vehicle Class Truck
Number of Seats 5

This is the first non-subcompact car on this list, and it’s no surprise to see a Nissan vehicle here. The Nissan NP300 is a small truck, but it’s still large enough to handle most jobs. It also sits higher off the ground, which makes it great for those trying to travel off-road.

5. Nissan Versa

Vehicle Class Subcompact car
Number of Seats 5

The Nissan Versa is the third Nissan on this list, and that’s good enough for fifth overall. It’s another subcompact car by Nissan, but it’s larger than the March. That drives up the cost, which is why it’s not quite as popular in Mexico.

6. Toyota Hilux

Toyota Hilux
Image Credit By: Streetmetal, Shutterstock
Vehicle Class Truck
Number of Seats 5

Outside of the United States, the Toyota Hilux is the most popular truck in the world, so it’s no surprise to see it as one of the most popular vehicles in Mexico. It’s the second most popular truck, and it’s the only Toyota vehicle to crack the top 10.

7. Nissan Kicks

Vehicle Class Subcompact SUV
Number of Seats 5

The Nissan Kicks is the only SUV on this list, and it’s a small subcompact SUV. It’s a more affordable choice compared to many other models, but it still gets the driver higher off the ground. It also has more internal storage space.

8. Nissan Sentra

Vehicle Class Compact car
Number of Seats 5

While nobody would call the Nissan Sentra a large car, it’s the first sedan-style car on this list that doesn’t have a subcompact body style. It’s still a compact car, though, so it’s not that big.

It’s the fifth Nissan vehicle on this list, but it’s more expensive than the other options, which is why it’s farther down the list.

9. Volkswagen Saveiro

Vehicle Class Truck
Number of Seats 5

Many people in the United States might not even know that Volkswagen makes a truck, but that’s exactly what the Saveiro is. It’s a small truck, and with only 101 horsepower, it’s not the most powerful truck on the market. But it’s available for a low price, and it has a truck bed that you can use for hauling lightweight materials.

10. Chevrolet Onix

Vehicle Class Subcompact car
Number of Seats 5

The Chevrolet Onix is a subcompact car popular in Mexico but doesn’t have a market north of the border. Still, it’s the second Chevrolet vehicle on this list and the 10th most popular vehicle in the country.

car and road divider What Are the Most Popular Car Manufacturers in Mexico?

Now that you know more about the most popular cars in Mexico, how do the manufacturers that make those vehicles stack up?

1. Nissan

nissan titan in the canyon
Image Credit: Mike Newbry, Unsplash

With five of the top 10 spots on this list belonging to Nissan vehicles, it’s no surprise that it sells more vehicles in Mexico than any other brand. What is surprising, though, is that it doesn’t hold the number-one spot.

Nissan sold 45,973 cars in Mexico in the third quarter of 2022, putting it well ahead of the next closest vehicle brand.

2. Chevrolet

Black Chevrolet Impala
Image Credit: ArtisticOperations, Pixabay

Chevrolet has two vehicles in the top 10 list, and with the Aveo leading the way, it’s no surprise to find it near the top of the list of the most popular vehicle manufacturers in Mexico. If it could roll out a few more vehicles like the Aveo, it might climb to the top of the list.

As it stands, Chevrolet sold 35,769 vehicles in the third quarter of 2022, putting it more than 10,000 cars behind Nissan.

3. Toyota

green toyota tundra
Image Credit: islandborn, Pixabay

After Chevrolet, it’s a far drop-off to third place. The Hilux helps buoy the overall numbers, but the company still only sold 23,701 Toyota vehicles in the third quarter of 2022. That’s more than 10,000 fewer vehicles than Chevrolet and almost half as many as Nissan.

4. Kia

Kia Sorento
Image Credit: Daniliuc Victor, Shutterstock

The Kia Rio is by far the most popular Kia in Mexico, which helped the brand climb to fourth in overall popularity. It sold about 1,000 cars in the third quarter, which is behind Toyota, but that’s not a huge drop between the two brands.

5. Volkswagen

Volkswagen Passat
Image Credit: Leon Skibitzki, Unsplash

Volkswagen sold 22,331 cars in the third quarter of 2022, which is just a notch behind both Toyota and Kia. Mazda holds the sixth spot because it sold only 11,360 cars in the same quarter.

car and road divider Conclusion

If you’re looking for the most popular vehicle in Mexico, think small. While SUVs and other large vehicles are taking over the streets in other parts of the world, Mexico is sticking with small rides. Whether it’s the price tag or the need to drive down narrower roads, subcompact cars hold the lion’s share of the market in Mexico.

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