100 Best Selling Cars

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There are many thousands of cars across the country of different brands, sizes, and varieties, so it isn't very difficult to determine the 100 best selling cars in the United States. Cars for sale include utility vehicles, sporty cars, family sedans, jeeps, minivans, and much more.

Types of Cars

Within the car industry, there is a wide assortment of car types. There are even categories within categories, such as small, medium, or large family sedans, minivans, and other vehicles. For the sake of determining the 100 best selling cars, it's best to stick to the most significant general categories listed below:

  • Minivans
  • Trucks
  • Economy cars
  • Mid-sized sedans
  • Utility vehicles
  • Sports cars
  • Hybrid
  • Luxury
  • Cargo vans
  • Mini cars

Each of these vehicle categories make up an entire market all on its own. Within each market, there are leading brands that make it on the top ten list. All of these top vehicles make up the 100 best selling cars in the world.

Top 10 Minivans

During the 1980s, the minivan market boomed as families migrated out of the station wagons of the 1970s and into the fabulous new minivans. These new vehicles had almost double the cargo space, more spacious and luxurious seating, and all of the conveniences that active families needed. After 2000, the following minivan brands consistently made the list of top sellers:

  1. Chrysler Dodge Caravan
  2. Honda Odyssey
  3. Chrysler Town & Country
  4. Toyota Sienna
  5. Kia Sedona
  6. Chevrolet Uplander
  7. Ford Freestar
  8. Nissan Quest
  9. Pontiac Montana
  10. Volkswagen Routan

Top 10 Trucks

Throughout the years, trucks have served many uses. Farmers used them to haul equipment and supplies, companies use them to carry goods, and families use them to pull camping trailers. Impressively, the truck that started it all consistently remained at the top of the best-seller list throughout the decades. The following are the top ten best selling trucks:

  1. Ford F-Series
  2. Chevrolet Silverado
  3. Dodge Ram
  4. GMC Sierra
  5. Toyota Tacoma
  6. Toyota Tundra
  7. Ford Ranger
  8. Chevrolet Colorado
  9. Nissan Frontier
  10. Chevrolet Avalanche

Top 10 Economy Cars

When it comes to finding a cheap vehicle for a college student or for yourself, compact/economy cars are what most families choose. Not only are they fuel efficient, but they're also easy to maintain.

  1. Honda Civic Coupe
  2. Ford Focus
  3. Volkswagen Rabbit
  4. Kia Soul
  5. Smart Fortwo Coupe
  6. Chevrolet Cobalt
  7. Mini Cooper
  8. Subaru Impreza
  9. Toyota Yaris Hatchback
  10. Scion XD Hatchback

Top 10 Hybrid Vehicles

Hybrids are always popular whenever worldwide oil prices rise and fuel economy becomes a significant concern to consumers. In the 1970s, manufacturers improved fuel economy through diesel engines. However, after 2000, hybrid electric and gasoline powered cars became the fuel-misers of choice.

  1. Toyota Prius
  2. Honda Insight
  3. Ford Fusion Hybrid
  4. Lexus RX 450h
  5. Toyota Camry Hybrid
  6. Ford Escape Hybrid
  7. Lexus HS 250h
  8. Honda Civic Hybrid
  9. Toyota Highlander Hybrid
  10. Nissan Altima Hybrid

Top 10 Mid-Sized Sedans

The most common vehicle on any roadway in the U.S. is the mid-sized sedan. These vehicles offer a perfect balance of fuel economy, power, size, cargo space, and comfort for the whole family.

  1. Volkswagen Jetta
  2. Nissan Maxima
  3. Mazda 6
  4. Subaru Legacy
  5. Buick LaCrosse CXS
  6. Ford Taurus
  7. Hyundai Genesis
  8. Acura TL
  9. Audi A6
  10. Mercedes-Benz E550

Top 10 Utility Vehicles

After the 1990s, SUVs quickly became one of the most popular vehicles throughout the entire auto industry. Consumers outgrew minivans and wanted more power, more cargo space, and more style. Manufacturers responded with sport utility vehicles that offered all of that and more. The following are the top best selling SUVs in America:

  1. Honda CR-V
  2. Toyota RAV4
  3. Ford Escape
  4. Chevrolet Equinox
  5. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  6. Kia Sorento
  7. Ford Edge
  8. Chevrolet Traverse
  9. Toyota Highlander
  10. Nissan Rogue

Top 10 Sports Cars

Not everyone can afford a Lamborghini or a Ferrari, but that doesn't mean there aren't affordable sports cars on the market. The following list are the top ten best selling sports cars in the U.S.:

  1. Ford Mustang
  2. Chevrolet Camaro
  3. Pontiac Trans Am
  4. Chevrolet Corvette
  5. Dodge Viper
  6. Dodge Challenger
  7. Plymouth Prowler
  8. American Motors AMX
  9. Chrysler Eagle
  10. Pontiac Firebird

Top 10 Luxury Cars

If you have a bit of expendable cash, you may be positioned so that you can afford a luxury car. The following list includes the luxury cars in the U.S. market that consistently sold more than any other:

  1. BMW 3-Series
  2. Lexus RX
  3. Mercedes E-Class
  4. Cadillac SRX
  5. Acura MDX
  6. Infiniti G
  7. Audi A4
  8. Lincoln MKZ
  9. Volvo XC60
  10. Jaguar XK

Top 10 Cargo Vans

Companies across the country often make use of cargo vans to haul goods or to bring tools and equipment to job sites. The following cargo vans are some of the top best sellers:

  1. Ford E-Series
  2. Chevrolet Express
  3. GMC Savana
  4. Dodge Sprinter
  5. Chevrolet Astro
  6. Dodge Ram
  7. Chevrolet G-Series
  8. GMC Safari
  9. GMC Spartan
  10. Ford Econoline

Top 10 Mini Cars

Popular for the same reason as hybrids,"Mini" cars offer great looks and fuel economy. These very small cars are a novelty in the United States, and many brands have developed a cult following. The following are some of the best selling models in the U.S. and across the world:

  1. BMW Mini
  2. Ford Fiesta
  3. Audi A1
  4. Toyota Yaris
  5. Alfa Romeo MiTo
  6. Mazda2
  7. Peugeot 207
  8. Volkswagen Polo
  9. Fiat Punto
  10. Opel Corsa

Learning More

Just because other people prefer a certain vehicle doesn't always mean that it's the best car for you. However, most best-selling cars are popular for good reason. By starting with the list above and choosing a category that fits your lifestyle, you'll have a head start on finding a new car that's perfect for you.

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