The first half of 2017 has seen car sales in the United States grow to around 8.5 million new cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans. The top ten best selling cars accounted for one out of every four new vehicles sold. These cars stand out from a crowd of more than 300 models in the market. There has been a shift in consumer behavior which has seen the likes of Toyota Camry and Honda Accord ousted from the top spots by a trio of compact SUVs. Pick-up trucks have also found a lot of love from the American customer. We have compiled a list of the most popular cars of 2017; we have listed them in a manner that spares the best for last. Let us take a look at the top-selling vehicles of the first several months of 2017.
Thanks to Honda's hallmark reliability, refinement, and efficiency, the Accord continues to be a best seller. The Accord has previously won the KBB Best Buy Award, and it continues to win the hearts of many with a choice of two gas engines. With both sedan and coupe layouts, a hybrid powertrain and three transmissions, this is definitely a car that is worth its salt. Even better is the fact that there's an all-new Accord for 2018. The 158 hp four-cylinder i-VTEC powertrain has become popular among consumers, and it is capable of 27 miles per gallon in the city.
The Honda Civic boasts of being a perennial bestseller. The recent redesign of this car has earned it the Small Car Best Buy and Overall Best Buy awards in both 2016 and 2017.
Toyota and Honda have jointly accounted for six out of the top ten bestsellers this year. The stylish Corolla sports brings a very impressive suite of standard safety features. It is also packed with modern day tech features and is really spacious.
For the first half of the year, the Camry has reigned as the best-selling sedan. This classy sedan continues to offer its users comfort, reliability and more than excellent resale value.
Toyota RAV 4
The beloved RAV 4 is soaring even higher than before thanks to the recent inclusion of a hybrid engine. It has been seen to continually appeal to buyers with its perfect blend of reliability, fuel efficiency and interior space. It has also been a popular choice among many consumers who praise it for its comfort.
This year, the bestselling car for Honda got a redesign. The CR-V is now more user-friendly, more comfortable and has got better fuel economy. The refinement that has seen this spacious crossover become more versatile has made it an obvious winner.
The 170 hp Nissan Rogue has been the bestselling non-truck for the first half of the year. This SUV features recently updated sports fancy features like an amazing Around View Monitor which really aids in parking. There is also the available option of a hybrid powertrain and an optional third-row seat, albeit small.
What a beast! Packing 395 hp under the hood with its V6 flex-fuel 3.6 liter engine is the Ram 1500. This truck gives the buyer the smoothest highway ride you can ever have on a pick-up truck. It features a great infotainment system and a multitude of special edition models. The brawny Power Wagon and other heavy-duty models have also played a key role in the 6% rise in sales from July of 2016. The Ram is definitely a great hauler with the qualities of an SUV in the interior.
And the second bestselling vehicle in America is the 355 hp 4.3-liter engine half-ton pick-up truck, the Chevrolet Silverado. This mule brags the highest towing capacity in its class and the best 5 year Cost to Own. Besides being the number 2 bestselling vehicle in America, this truck is also Chevy's own bestseller.
And the winner is Ford- not really unexpected considering that this is America we're talking about. The F-series is solid proof that Ford are ceaselessly working on their highly capable, brute yet luxurious trucks. From the F-150 to the F-450, all models have been recently redesigned to now come in an aluminum body.
Ford trucks have clearly taught the world that new ideas will always put you ahead of the rest in the game. It is for these new approaches to car making that the F-series has been the best-selling truck in the USA for four decades and the bestselling vehicle overall for 35 years. 69,467 F-Series trucks had been bought by July of 2017, which is an increase of 8.3% from last year.