Paced again by Ford F-Series trucks, sales of cars and trucks increased by about six percent in 2014 from the previous year with about 16.5 million vehicles sold in the United States.
The total vehicles sold marked the automotive industry’s best sales total in nearly a decade with the Ford F-Series accounting for 753,851 sales. The Ford F-150 sells about two-thirds of the popular trunk’s family of vehicles.
Overall, sales of the Ford F-Series of vehicles fell 1.3 percent from 2013, but the ever-popular truck, which has led sales for nearly 40 years, was still the dominating top selection.
Pick-up truck overall had a superior sales year in 2014. Beyond the Ford F-Series, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Ram pickup and GM’s Chevrolet Silverado each had double-digit sales gains.
The Chevrolet Silverado was the second best-selling vehicle in the country, followed by the Dodge Ram.
Despite increased interest in sport utility vehicles, familiar sedans dominated the remaining top-10 best-selling vehicles in 2014.
The Toyota Camry was the top-selling sedan in 2014. It was followed by the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. All of the sedans were among the top 10 best-sellers in 2012 and 2013.
The Honda CR-V repeated is status as the country’s best-selling SUV in 2014.
The Ford Fusion was the only newcomer on the top-10 list, placing 10th and replacing the Ford Escape.
Here’s the list of the top-10 best-selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2014 with percentage increases or decreases in yearly sales.
Article Last Updated: October 7, 2015.
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