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Study Finds the Ford F-150 to Be the Most Popular Vehicle in 22 States

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A Kelley Blue Book study examining vehicle registrations from 2016 found the F-150 reigning supreme in terms of popularity by state

2016 Ford F-150 ads

Americans sure do love their F-150 pickups

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.

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Passenger cars haven’t fallen out of favor in every single state

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:

White 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor in desert

Ford F-150

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.

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Most popular vehicle in 7 states, including:

Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, New Hampshire, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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2015 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Most Popular vehicle in 5 states, including:

Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 Exterior

Toyota RAV4

Most popular vehicle in 4 states, including:

Massachusetts, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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The 2017 Subaru Outback carries a starting MSRP of $25,645 and was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS

Subaru Outback

Most popular model in 3 states, including:

Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.

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The Honda Civic Hatchback will be offered in five distinct trim levels for the 2017 model year

Honda Civic

Most popular vehicle in 2 states, including:

California and Ohio.

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2016 Nissan Rogue White

Nissan Rogue

Most popular vehicle in 2 states, including:

Connecticut and New York.

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2015 Toyota Corolla Overview

Toyota Corolla

Most popular vehicle in Florida.

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2017 Toyota Tacoma ExteriorToyota Tacoma

Most popular vehicle in Hawaii.

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The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid sedan yields EPA-estimated fuel economy of 49 mpg on the highway, but still comes with an affordable price tag

Honda Accord

Most popular vehicle in North Carolina.

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The GMC Sierra 1500 won the 2016 Best Light-Duty Truck for Towing award from PickupTrucks.com

GMC Sierra 1500

Most popular vehicle in Arkansas.

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The Ford Escape crossover comes with new safety and entertainment technology for the 2017 model year, while still maintaining a starting MSRP of $23,600

Ford Escape

Most popular vehicle in Michigan.

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News Source: USA Today

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    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.