Lists of the best-selling vehicles in America are starting to look somewhat familiar: pickup trucks always occupy the top spots, while compact crossovers have now firmly supplanted family sedans in the top 10. But it’s still interesting to follow the rankings throughout the year to see how things shake out. We’ve tallied first-quarter sales from every automaker in the U.S. market to bring you a list of the top 25 vehicles through March 2019.
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The Cherokee is hardly a standout in the Jeep lineup—it’s neither the most off-road capable nor the most luxurious, but it occupies a popular middle ground. Its numbers so far in 2019 are down 2.0 percent compared to this time last year. Also check out the https://www.aigameresearch.org/joker123/ site which provides the best and most trusted online slot games.
The new Wrangler, code-named JL, exploded onto the scene last year and was briefly sold alongside its predecessor, the JK, which probably explains why the new model’s numbers are down 10.0 percent through March of this year.
Nissan’s mid-size sedan used to do battle with the Accord and Camry in the sales race, but it’s fallen far down the rankings lately with an 18.8 drop in sales so far this year. That’s despite a new 2019 model that’s vastly improved in design and driving dynamics—it even outcornered the new BMW 3-series in our testing.
2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
The current Highlander three-row SUV has been selling well throughout its life cycle, although it’s down 0.5 percent so far this year. We might almost say that Toyota barely needs to introduce the redesigned model launching this year, but the three-row SUV market is contentious, and the Highlander needs some updating to stay fresh.
2019 Ford Explorer
The new 2020 Ford Explorer made waves when it debuted earlier this year, but it doesn’t go on sale until this summer. For now, the outgoing model continues to rack up plenty of sales, beating out all other three-row SUVs despite being down 1.5 percent compared to last year.
The Sentra hasn’t been a competitive compact car for a while, and it needs a redesign to up its game in terms of style, features, and power trains. But Nissan is selling more of these than any other passenger car in its lineup, even if the word on the street is that fleet sales make up a large portion of its numbers. Sales so far in 2019 are down 5.3 percent.
Has the Grand Cherokee been around long enough to achieve icon status yet? As one of the first true popular sport-utility vehicles in the 1990s, it still ranks among the biggest sellers today, and so far in 2019 it’s the best-selling Jeep, with sales rising 8.0 percent compared to last year.
Among an increasingly crowded segment of mid-size pickup trucks, the Tacoma still stands tall, with sales up 8.2 percent in 2019 so far. It’s the best-selling non-domestic pickup in the country, although the new Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator are looking to steal some customers away.
The Escape is losing some steam so far this year, with sales down 9.9 percent. That slide is likely to continue for a few months as Ford prepares for the redesigned 2020 Escape to go on sale in the fall.
Honda’s Accord had a disappointing year in 2018, sales-wise, given that it was coming off a big, successful redesign. Things are looking up slightly in 2019, as Accord sales have risen by 4.6 percent so far.
Honda’s mid-size Accord used to outsell its compact Civic, but the Civic has been pulling ahead lately—and widening the gap. Perhaps it’s because the Civic offers several body styles and high-performance models, although Honda doesn’t break out sales numbers for the different sedan, coupe, hatchback, Si, and Type R versions. Still, Civic sales are down 4.8 percent this year to date.
The newest Toyota Corolla is attempting to shed the nameplate’s boring image with more daring styling and improved dynamics. Now that both the redesigned hatchback and sedan models are on sale, it’s enjoying a slight rise in sales so far in 2019, with numbers that are up 1.0 percent over last year.
2018 Toyota Camry
Toyota’s perennially strong-selling mid-size sedan continues to hold on to its crown as the best-selling passenger car in the United States, if only just. Its numbers are down 10.0 percent so far this year, however, so who knows what will happen by the end of the year?
Last year, the RAV4 claimed the title of the best-selling non-truck in the country, but it’s off to a slow start in 2019, with sales down 8.4 percent. We assume the changeover to the new model is at least partly to blame, so it still has time to catch up to the other compact crossovers that have surpassed it before 2019 is done.
2017 honda cr-v
The CR-V is the best-selling Honda in 2019 by a fair margin, but it’s not winning the crossover sales race, despite its numbers being up 6.4 percent over last year.
Chevrolet’s compact crossover is enjoying a strong year so far, with sales up 7.4 percent. That’s enough for it to surpass rivals such as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, both of which sold considerably more units than the Equinox last year.
The fact that the Rogue is the best-selling non-truck so far in 2019 despite sales dropping 19.4 percent goes to show how strong a start this crossover family had in 2018. But it’s also important to remember that the Rogue nameplate includes both the compact Rogue and the smaller, subcompact Rogue Sport; Nissan does not split out sales for these separate models.
The Silverado has long occupied the number-two spot in the U.S. sales rankings, but things aren’t looking good for Chevy’s light- and heavy-duty pickups so far in 2019. Its sales dropped by 15.7 percent, which allowed a surging Ram pickup range to surpass it through March.
Ram’s sensational new 1500 pickup earned our 10Best Trucks and SUVs award for 2019, and it seems that consumers are pleased with the new truck, too. The entire Ram pickup range, which also includes heavy-duty trucks, jumped 15.0 percent through March, helping it pass the Chevy Silverado to earn the silver medal so far this year.
While it’s not surprising that Ford’s pickup trucks find themselves in the top spot once again, we admit to being a bit surprised that sales continue to rise, if only by a meager 0.2 percent, despite increased competition from Ram, Chevrolet, and GMC. Each of these competitors has redesigned both their light-duty and heavy-duty offerings, while Ford’s truck lineup hasn’t changed that significantly in a while.