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    iSeeCars: 2021's Most Popular New & Used Cars By State

    An iSeeCars.com study is giving us a clear picture of just what vehicles Americans were most interested in during 2021 and pickups are again proving their dominance in the U.S. market. iSeeCars researchers say pickups, the F-150 in particular, are the most popular vehicles for both used and new car shoppers.   

    The Ford F-150 has been America's best-selling new truck for 45 years - and the overall best-selling new vehicle for 40 years. It recently celebrated a milestone, too. Ford built the 40th millionth Ford F-Series pickup last week. Pictured above, the 2022 F-150 Tremor in Iconic Silver paint rolled off the line on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 at Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan. It goes to a customer in Texas where, as you'll see below. the F-150 is the number one selling new and used vehicle.

    Most Popular New and Used Cars By State

    In its analysis of most popular new vehicles by state,  iSeeCars found that along with the F-150, three additional pickup trucks are also among the top 10 best sellers in 2021.  Trucks also account for the top three best-selling used vehicles.

    To compile its data, iSeeCars looked at over 17.4 million vehicle sales to determine the most popular used and new cars by state. 

    Most Popular New Vehicles By State

    • Pickup trucks are the most popular new car in 32 of 50 states.
    • The Ford F-150 is the most popular new car in 20 of 50 states.
    • Excluding pickup trucks, the most popular new car is the Honda CR-V in 6 states.
    • Alabama, California, and North Carolina are the only states to have a passenger car as their most popular vehicle.

    Most Popular New Cars by State -iSeeCars

    State

    Most Popular New Car

    % Share of Total State New Car Sales

    Alabama

    Toyota Camry

    5.4%

    Alaska

    Ram Pickup 1500

    7.0%

    Arizona

    Ram Pickup 1500

    3.1%

    Arkansas

    GMC Sierra 1500

    5.4%

    California

    Honda Civic

    3.9%

    Colorado

    Ford F-150

    4.1%

    Connecticut

    Honda CR-V

    3.2%

    Delaware

    Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    2.8%

    Florida

    Toyota RAV4

    3.3%

    Georgia

    Ford F-150

    4.3%

    Hawaii

    Nissan Frontier

    4.1%

    Idaho

    Ford F-150

    6.7%

    Illinois

    Hyundai Tucson

    2.5%

    Indiana

    Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    3.2%

    Iowa

    Ford F-150

    4.7%

    Kansas

    Ford F-150

    5.1%

    Kentucky

    Ram Pickup 1500

    4.2%

    Louisiana

    Ford F-150

    5.2%

    Maine

    Ford F-150

    6.0%

    Maryland

    Honda CR-V

    3.1%

    Massachusetts

    Toyota RAV4

    3.2%

    Michigan

    Ram Pickup 1500

    4.7%

    Minnesota

    Ford F-150

    4.6%

    Mississippi

    Ford F-150

    4.9%

    Missouri

    Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    3.8%

    Montana

    Ford F-150

    7.7%

    Nebraska

    Ford F-150

    5.0%

    Nevada

    Ram Pickup 1500

    2.8%

    New Hampshire

    Toyota Tacoma

    2.9%

    New Jersey

    Honda CR-V

    2.9%

    New Mexico

    Ford F-150

    4.6%

    New York

    Honda CR-V

    2.6%

    North Carolina

    Toyota Camry

    3.2%

    North Dakota

    Ford F-150

    6.4%

    Ohio

    Ram Pickup 1500

    4.1%

    Oklahoma

    Ford F-150

    5.5%

    Oregon

    Toyota Tacoma

    3.0%

    Pennsylvania

    Honda CR-V

    3.1%

    Rhode Island

    Toyota Highlander

    4.1%

    South Carolina

    Toyota RAV4

    3.5%

    South Dakota

    Ford F-150

    6.8%

    Tennessee

    Ford F-150

    3.3%

    Texas

    Ford F-150

    5.5%

    Utah

    Ford F-150

    4.6%

    Vermont

    Subaru Crosstrek

    4.9%

    Virginia

    Honda CR-V

    2.7%

    Washington

    Toyota Tacoma

    2.8%

    West Virginia

    Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    4.3%

    Wisconsin

    Ford F-150

    5.2%

    Wyoming

    Ford F-150

    6.3%

     

    Most Popular Used Vehicles By State

    • Pickup trucks are the most popular used car in 39 of 50 states.
    • The Ford F-150 is the most popular used car in 38 of 50 states.
    • Excluding pickup trucks, the most popular used car is the Honda Civic in three states.
    • The states without pickup trucks as a preferred vehicle are mainly coastal states.

    Most Popular Used Cars by State -iSeeCars

    State

    Most Popular Used Car

    % Share of Total State Used Car Sales

    Alabama

    Ford F-150

    4.4%

    Alaska

    Ford F-150

    5.8%

    Arizona

    Ford F-150

    2.6%

    Arkansas

    Ford F-150

    4.3%

    California

    Honda Civic

    3.9%

    Colorado

    Ford F-150

    4.0%

    Connecticut

    Nissan Rogue

    3.4%

    Delaware

    Ford F-150

    2.7%

    Florida

    Toyota Corolla

    2.9%

    Georgia

    Ford F-150

    3.8%

    Hawaii

    Toyota Tacoma

    5.2%

    Idaho

    Ford F-150

    7.9%

    Illinois

    Ford F-150

    3.0%

    Indiana

    Chevrolet Equinox

    3.7%

    Iowa

    Ford F-150

    5.7%

    Kansas

    Ford F-150

    5.6%

    Kentucky

    Ford F-150

    4.3%

    Louisiana

    Ford F-150

    5.5%

    Maine

    Ford F-150

    5.6%

    Maryland

    Honda Civic

    2.5%

    Massachusetts

    Toyota RAV4

    3.8%

    Michigan

    Chevrolet Equinox

    6.5%

    Minnesota

    Ford F-150

    5.1%

    Mississippi

    Ford F-150

    4.7%

    Missouri

    Ford F-150

    4.5%

    Montana

    Ford F-150

    8.3%

    Nebraska

    Ford F-150

    5.5%

    Nevada

    Ford F-150

    2.2%

    New Hampshire

    Ford F-150

    3.4%

    New Jersey

    Honda Civic

    3.2%

    New Mexico

    Ford F-150

    4.5%

    New York

    Nissan Rogue

    3.4%

    North Carolina

    Ford F-150

    3.2%

    North Dakota

    Ford F-150

    7.6%

    Ohio

    Ford F-150

    3.6%

    Oklahoma

    Ford F-150

    6.3%

    Oregon

    Ford F-150

    3.7%

    Pennsylvania

    Ford F-150

    3.4%

    Rhode Island

    Jeep Grand Cherokee

    2.7%

    South Carolina

    Ford F-150

    3.7%

    South Dakota

    Ford F-150

    8.5%

    Tennessee

    Ford F-150

    4.0%

    Texas

    Ford F-150

    4.1%

    Utah

    Ford F-150

    6.2%

    Vermont

    Toyota RAV4

    4.7%

    Virginia

    Ford F-150

    3.2%

    Washington

    Ford F-150

    4.4%

    West Virginia

    Ford F-150

    5.9%

    Wisconsin

    Ford F-150

    5.8%

    Wyoming

    Ford F-150

    8.8%

     

    Bottom Line

    Pickup trucks remain in-demand vehicles for both new and used car buyers, with no signs of slowing down. The Ford F-150 dominates both new and used car sales, while additional American pickup trucks like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the Ram Pickup 1500, the GMC Sierra 1500, and the Toyota Tacoma also appear as the most popular vehicles in multiple states. iSeeCars.com says that thanks to their versatility, pickup trucks have evolved from strictly working vehicles to being embraced as family-friendly haulers.  Researchers also point out that a number of compact pickup trucks recently entered the market (like the Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick which have both been reviewed by Car Pro Show host Jerry Reynolds),  giving consumers even more options. 

    To read more about the study visit iSeeCars.com.