10 Best-Selling Cars of 2018...so Far
During the first six months of this year, more than 8.6 million new SUVs, cars, trucks and vans were sold in the United States. Of the nearly 350 models out there, the top 10 bestsellers accounted for one out of every four new vehicles sold. Pickup trucks continue to dominate the top three spots, followed by a trio of compact SUVs. Sedans are still part of the mix, but they aren't selling at the same rate as they used to. Here are the top-selling models through the first six months of 2018.
All new for 2018, the Chevrolet Equinox offers three fuel-efficient engine choices, a spacious cabin, great connectivity features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and available safety equipment such as an around-view camera and lane-keep assist.
For the first six months of 2018, Toyota and Honda together account for half of the 10 best-selling cars in the country. First up in this group is the Toyota Corolla. The surprisingly spacious compact sedan has sharp style, an impressive suite of standard safety features, and modern tech.
A perennial member of the best-selling vehicle club, the Honda Civic's value, efficiency, refinement, and tech-savvy nature has earned it our Small Car Best Buy award every year since the award's inception.
All new for 2018, the Toyota Camry is the best-selling sedan for the first half of the year. The newest, sportiest Camry continues its long tradition of offering buyers a comfortable, value-minded four-door with excellent resale value and reliability.
The CR-V, Honda’s best-selling model, is more user-friendly and fuel-efficient than ever. The CR-V continues to attract buyers with a winning combination of refinement, versatility, comfort, and strong resale value.
With recent updates, an expanded model lineup, and a hybrid option, Toyota's RAV4 offers a nicely balanced mix of interior space, smooth ride, reliability, and fuel efficiency. And an all-new RAV4 is just around the corner, arriving as a 2019 model.
The top-selling vehicle for the first half of 2018 that doesn't have a pickup bed is the Nissan Rogue. The Rogue has recently been updated with appealing features like an excellent Around View Monitor, which makes parking a snap; ProPILOT assist, which assists with steering, braking, and acceleration; and an available hybrid powertrain.
Boasting the most comfortable highway ride available in a full-size pickup, the Ram 1500 also offers a fantastic infotainment system and plenty of special edition models. Also key to the Ram pickup lineup's success are the brawny Power Wagon and the rest of the brand's Heavy-Duty trucks.
With excellent towing capacity, a wide variety of engine choices, cab and bed sizes, and trim levels, the Silverado is Chevrolet’s top selling vehicle and the second-best-selling vehicle in America. Like the Ford, it too will be adding turbodiesel power to its half-ton lineup in the near future.
When it comes to innovation, Ford is not a company that stands still. It seems that with every new model year, Ford's highly capable, tough-yet-luxurious trucks benefit from updates and refinements. After a redesign that included a switch to aluminum bodies for everything from the F-150 to the F-450, Ford made a turbodiesel engine available for the 2018 F-150. Ford trucks show that new thinking and new technology help get the job done, and it's for these reasons and more the F-Series has been the best-selling truck in America for more than 40 years, and continues its decades-long reign as the best-selling vehicle overall.