2017’s Best Selling Cars And Trucks In The U.S.

The Ford F-Series’ domination of the sales chart continues as the truck was the top selling vehicle in the United States for the month of April.

While sales were down compared to last year, Ford still managed to sell 70,657 F-Series vehicles. Ram truck sales clocked in at 43,321 units, while Chevrolet Silverado sales were down nearly 20 percent to 40,154 units.

Crossovers had a strong showing last month as the Honda CR-V registered 32,671 sales which put it slightly ahead of the 31,757 sales recorded by the Toyota RAV4.

Rounding out the top ten models are the Toyota Camry, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Rogue, and Honda Accord.

The year-to-date sales chart doesn’t look radically different as the top three spots were once again claimed by the Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado, and Ram lineup. However, Ram’s strong showing last month helped the brand to close the sales gap with the Silverado as the two trucks are now separated by 6,101 units.

Likewise, the Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V are in a close battle to claim the title as the topping selling crossover. With last month’s sales factored in, the Rogue has a 2,079 unit lead over its Japanese rival.

Check out the full list, compiled by Reuters, below.

  • vantageman1

    its interesting the jeep grand Cherokee outsells all of the larger crossovers and often cheaper competitors in its class didn’t expect that.

    • SgtBeavis

      It’s actually a pretty good SUV. I’ve got 33K on our 2015 model without a single issue (beyond the recalls).

      • Benjamin B.

        It’s still based on the old Mercedes Benz M-Class platform. The Charger and Challenger are based on the old E-Class platform.

      • Benjamin B.

        I agree the chassis is very good.

    • Benjamin B.

      Ford Explorer too

    • Benjamin B.

      C segment crossovers sell well

  • Karter Harmon-Wilkening

    Just imagine how many Civics Honda would sell if the car wasn’t so hideous! It’s a great car, but the styling keeps it from finding a home in my garage.

    • Bananarama

      There are just as many people who think the new Civic looks great as there are those who hate it.
      There’s no denying it has excellent proportions. The detailing is bleh, but your average consumer doesn’t even notice.

      • Kenneth

        “…just as many people who think…”

        I don’t think 50-50 (if true) is so great; Honda choosing a polarizing design for a mass-market car is an interesting business decision.

        • Bananarama

          As O123 pointed out, it’s selling much better than the outgoing model. So it was actually a great business decision.

      • O123

        Isn’t the new civic selling better than the lad old one?

  • SgtBeavis

    Just waiting for the GMC Sierra incentives to go into overdrive. I want either that or an F150.

  • Bananarama

    I hope automakers don’t write off sedans now because they are in a slump. The flood of CUVs is so monotonous.

  • BlackPegasus

    Nissan Rogue? How? Why? 😒

    • Honda NSX-R

      Because it’s a crossover.

      • emjayay

        Qashqai’s are big in the UK. The Rogue is the next size up, called X-trail. It would seem to be a logical idea for Nissan to offer the Qashqai here to compete with all the other small crossovers instead of just offering the awful looking Juke which I’m sure most buyers reject because of being stupid looking.

        • Honda NSX-R

          I’m pretty sure Nissan is about to offer the Qashqai in the USA as the Rogue Sport. The Qashqai will probably end up being a Cashcow in the USA as well.

          • Jason Miller

            Yep, and since it’s under the Rogue nameplate the sales get added to the current Rogue’s tally. So that 2k difference to the CRV could be much larger once the Rogue Sport hits dealer lots.

      • T_Cake

        You mean a jacked-up Sentra. It’s ridiculous.

    • U8INIT

      Yes the Rogue enjoys a quiet success

  • Honda NSX-R

    Crossovers are truly the king of the automotive market now. Just look how much more CR-Vs, RAV-4s, and Rogues were sold compared to Civics, Camrys, Accords, Corollas, and Altimas, vehicles which were all dominant in sales a few years back.

  • emjayay

    OK, I live in Brooklyn and lived in San Francisco previously. But I’ve also spent time living in various rural areas. I do not get the sales of pickup trucks at all, but there it is. Huge numbers.

    When I was a kid in the Southwest a lot of people had pickups with a camper shell or a whole big slide in camper. No one does that much these days. And a pickup of a certain size had a lot more bed because they were all 3 passenger, not crew cabs. Today pickups are enormous, particularly with any length of bed. They get crappy mpg, cost a lot, and are awkward around town or in the Safeway parking lot. They are quiet and comfortable, but so is everything else.

    There can’t be that many contractors around. For a lot of small businesses a FWD commercial truck van is a much better vehicle now that European designs have replaced the ancient American ones. That’s what I see plumbers and remodelers etc. around here using. For suburban family use a minivan is far better, gets better mpg, holds more passengers, is better for most uses and the cargo is secure. You can fold down the seats and put a sheet of plywood in the back if need be and take the riding mower to the shop or fill it with bags of lawn seed and garden mix or bring the new windows or sheet rock or barbecue or whatever back from Home Depot.

    OK, a pickup is better on a really bad rock filled dirt road.

    I don’t get it. Someone please explain.

    • MarketAndChurch

      lol I couldn’t agree more, but living in Oregon/Washington/Idaho/Norcal area, 4WD is nice, and so is lots of space for weekend getaways. Hauling ATV’s out to the desert, parking your truck on a sandy beach, and being able to bring home practically anything you purchase is also a treat. So I think it comes down to towing, 4WD, being able to take passangers with you, and space for all your stuff. As a daily driver though? That… I also don’t get, but I can understand it if your work truck also happens to be your only vehicle.

      Those euro Ford Transit vans are pretty nice though, I’ve long fantasized about making one my daily driver.

    • T_Cake

      Here’s my deal. I drive a Ridgeline because it does everything – it’s AWD, has decent towing and power, rides like an Odyssey (because it shares the chassis), accommodates my family of five comfortably, and I can still put my dirt bike or four wheeler in the back while storing golf clubs in the in-bed trunk. It’s no sports car for sure, but it pretty much does everything else well, while getting decent mpg, especially for a truck. But for the average person or family, I totally understand the minivan argument.

  • Michael_66589

    Where are Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, Dodge Durango, Dodge Charger, Ford Expedition ?

  • Dustin

    Well of course the Rogue is going to win from here on out, as a second and different vehicle, strategically called the Rogue Sport, is added to its sales numbers. Kind of a cheat, but that’s the business.

    • Jason Miller

      They haven’t been added yet, so current numbers are all the regular Rogue.

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