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For the second year in a row and thanks to JATO Dynamics we can share with you today separate rankings for the Top 5 best-selling cars and trucks for each U.S. State. This data is exclusive to BSCB, you won’t find it anywhere else. JATO Dynamics splits the sales of the Ford F-Series into F-150, F-250 Super Duty and F-350 Super Duty, which makes for a lot of interesting insights into the varying customer tastes all across the U.S. The market push towards light trucks is confirmed: a truck is #1 in 43 States out of 51 vs. 39 in 2014, with cars winning just 8 States vs. 12 a year ago.
At this little game, the Chevrolet Silverado is the runaway leader with no less than 19 States won in 2015, up from 15 in 2014. The Silverado’s largest volume wins are in Michigan (33.247), Ohio (20.874) and Pennsylvania (19.685). The Ford F-150 drops from 12 to 8 wins to find itself just one win above the Ram Pickup, itself going from 5 wins in 2014 to 7 this year. The Ford pickup’s best-performing State in once again Texas (78.329), followed by Georgia (16.357) and Missouri (10.880). As for the Ram Pickup, its area of predilection is the northwest of the country, with wins in Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming, as well as New Mexico. Its largest winning volume is achieved in neighbouring Colorado (9.087).
State wins by model – Full Year 2015 vs. 2014:
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Justifying its 14th consecutive year as the best-selling passenger car in the country, the Toyota Camry is one of only two cars to win more than one State but its 2015 tally has thawed dramatically to 3 (District of Columbia, Maryland and North Carolina) vs. 6 a year ago. It however wins in the car category 18 times vs. 15 in 2014. The Nissan Altima drops Tennessee but wins Nevada and Delaware to add up to two wins this year, as well as winning in the car category nine times in 2015 vs. ten in 2014.
The Honda CR-V wins 3 States like in 2014 including the hotly contested New York State (27.490 sales) where it distances the Honda Accord and Chevy Silverado. The Toyota RAV4 makes its appearance in the State win table this year thanks to two overall victories: in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It had none in 2014. The other SUV to win a State in 2015 is the Subaru Forester, in Washington State.
Six additional nameplates are #1 in just one State this year: the Ford Transit posts the first ever win of its short career in Arkansas – most probably due to the concentration of rental sales there, and is the only van to top any State in the U.S. in 2015. Two pickup trucks hold onto their unique U.S. pole position: the GMC Sierra is unbeaten in Vermont like in 2014 and the Toyota Tacoma is the most popular nameplate in Hawaii for the fourth consecutive year.
Three passenger cars manage to snap one State up this year. The Honda Accord drops from 3 wins in 2014 to just New Jersey this year, one beneficiary being its smaller sibling the Honda Civic, overtaking the Accord to win California with a very impressive 66.759 sales. Finally, the Toyota Corolla bypasses the Camry to become king in Florida with 44.100 deliveries. Looking into the cars ranking in isolation, the Subaru Outback (9 wins) and Ford Fusion (7 wins) are also very successful, both improving on their 2014 scores, while the Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra both score one win.
Now for the detail of the Top 5 cars and trucks in each State. Splitting the Ford F-Series into all its variants means the Super Duty models also make their appearance among the Top 5 best-selling trucks: the F-250 Super Duty is #5 in Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas (25.963 sales) while the larger F-350 Super Duty does even better, reaching #4 in Montana, and also ranking #5 in Utah and Wyoming. Other performing trucks include the Chevrolet Equinox (#2 in Illinois and Michigan), Ford E-Series (#3 in District of Columbia), Nissan Rogue (#3 in New Jersey), Ford Escape (#4 in Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri) and the Jeep Grand Cherokee (#4 in New Jersey).
Among passenger cars, the Chevrolet Impala (Montana), Malibu (Michigan, Nebraska), Ford Focus (Maine, Missouri) reach #2, the Hyundai Sonata (Alabama) and Toyota Yaris (Montana) hit #3 while the Kia Soul (Oregon), Nissan Sentra (Mississippi) and Subaru Impreza (Colorado) lift to #4. Finally, let’s deliver a special mention to the Toyota Prius. Absent of absolutely all Top 5 cars ranking in all U.S. States bar one: California where it sells an impressive 42.995 units, despite being in sharp decline over the previous years. The new generation could help the Prius back up the Californian ranking in 2016, but the pole position will be a challenge when petrol prices are at 12-year lows.
Alaska and Hawaii, partly due to their isolation from the rest of the 49 States, display widely different purchasing patterns and will be covered in detail Exclusive Special Reports shortly. You can see their Top 10 best-sellers along with all other U.S. States below.
Original USA 2015 post: USA Full Year 2015: 15 year-old annual record eclipsed: 17.470.659 units
Full Year 2015 Top 5 trucks and cars U.S. State below.