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For the first time in the history of BSCB and thanks to JATO Dynamics I can share with you today separate rankings for the Top 5 best-selling cars and trucks for each U.S. State. That’s over 100 rankings for you! 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 more insights into the vastly varying new light vehicle purchase patterns across the country.
Confirming my suspicion that it could well be the best-selling nameplate in the country were Ford to split its F-Series variants in the national ranking, the Chevrolet Silverado manages to top more States overall than the Ford F-150: 15 vs. 12, with its largest winning volumes reached in Pennsylvania (18.145), Ohio (17.573), Illinois (13.051) and Minnesota (11.879). The Ford F-150 compensates by winning Texas (82.528), Georgia (15.579), Arkansas (14.466) and Louisiana (12.366).
State wins by model – USA Full Year 2014:
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As expected, the Toyota Camry is the best performing passenger car with 6 overall State wins and 15 car State wins, its best winning scores being in Florida (40.840), Texas for cars (33.006) and North Carolina (14.827). Although #3 overall in the 2014 ranking, the Ram Pickup comes fourth in terms of State wins at 5: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.
The Honda Accord wins 3 States: California (61.043), New Jersey and Virginia, but loses New York to the benefit of its stablemate the CR-V thanks to 27.979 sales. The CR-V also wins 3 States: Connecticut and Massachusetts on top of New York.
The following nameplates each win one State in 2014. The Nissan Altima, although winning 10 States in the car category, only wins overall in Tennessee where it is manufactured, the Hyundai Elantra wins the District of Columbia, the Toyota Corolla wins Nevada, the Ford Escape wins Michigan with a strong 28.869 sales, the GMC Sierra wins Vermont, the Subaru Forester wins Washington and like in 2012 and 2013 the Toyota Tacoma wins Hawaii again.
Four category winners do not come #1 in the overall State rankings: the Subaru Outback wins an astounding 8 States in the car category: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Vermont and Wyoming, but never comes first overall. The Ford Fusion wins 6 car States including Michigan (27.094) and the Chevrolet Cruze wins 5 including Ohio (15.933) and Pennsylvania (13.276). In the more dominant truck category, the Toyota RAV4 wins Rhode Island but its 1,456 sales there are not sufficient to win that State overall.
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Full Year 2014 Top 5 cars and trucks for each U.S. State below.