Study Finds the Ford F-150 to Be the Most Popular Vehicle in 22 States
A Kelley Blue Book study examining vehicle registrations from 2016 found the F-150 reigning supreme in terms of popularity by state
For several years now, the Ford F-Series of trucks has reigned supreme as the best-selling vehicle in the United States. Given 2017’s overall sales results so far, that trend doesn’t show any signs of stopping. The Ford F-Series is not just the most popular vehicle in the nation overall. According to a survey conducted by Kelley Blue Book, the Ford F-150 is also the most popular vehicle in 22 states.
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Kelley Blue Book’s findings are based upon new vehicle registrations that were issued by each state in 2016. The findings once again concluded that certain truck models, like the Ford F-Series, were registered most frequently in the majority of states.
Among the states that favor the F-150 more than any other vehicle are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. Kelley Blue Book’s study showed that the F-150 surpassed any other model in terms of statewide popularity by a wide margin.
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Other pickups that climbed their way to the top of certain states’ popularity listings include the Silverado 1500, its cousin the Sierra 1500, and the Toyota Tacoma, which was a big hit in Hawaii. It’s not all that surprising that trucks took up a large slot of the popularity polls, as with less trucks competing against one another, unlike the highly-saturated SUV and sedan segements, and a need for trucks in certain lines of work, drivers are likely to choose from the same pool of pickup options.
Also unsurprising is number of SUVs and crossovers on this year’s list. The Honda CR-V was the go-to vehicle in states like Pennsylvania and Virginia, while its rival, the Toyota RAV4, was a popular choice in Nevada and Massachusetts.
Even with the declining number of sedans out on the road, several models remained the most popular vehicles in various states. The Honda Civic was chosen most by drivers in Ohio and California, while Florida drivers selected the Toyota Corolla instead.
You can examine which models each state chose in the listing below:
- Ford F-150
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- Honda CR-V
- Toyota RAV4
- Subaru Outback
- Honda Civic
- Nissan Rogue
- Toyota Corolla
- Toyota Tacoma
- Honda Accord
- GMC Sierra 1500
- Ford Escape
Most popular vehicle in 22 states, including:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Most popular vehicle in 7 states, including:
Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, New Hampshire, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Most Popular vehicle in 5 states, including:
Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Most popular vehicle in 4 states, including:
Massachusetts, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
News Source: USA Today
Zachary Berry currently resides in the Dayton, Ohio area. However, he enjoys traveling from place to place, as he was born in Oklahoma City and has also lived in Albuquerque and Orlando (such is the life of a military brat). Zachary graduated from Ohio University with a major in Strategic Communication, which is fancy talk for advertising and public relations. Beginning his career at The News Wheel as a lowly intern, he was able to climb his way to the top, eventually claiming his place within the last cubicle on the left. Other jobs that Zachary has held include driving around a safari truck at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. When he’s not putting his nose to the grindstone, Zachary enjoys watching and critiquing movies and television. See more articles by Zachary.