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For the third year in a row and thanks to JATO Dynamics we can share with you today separate rankings for the Top 10 best-selling vehicles for each U.S. State over the Full Year 2016. This data is exclusive to BSCB, you won’t find it anywhere else. This year the methodology is slightly different: not only the Ford F-Series is split into F-150, F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty and F-350 Super Duty Chassis Cab, but all its competitors as well, finally creating an even playing field: Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500HD and up, Ram 1500, 2500 and up, and GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and up. This actually has a drastic impact on the State rankings as we’ll see further down. The market push towards light trucks is once again confirmed: a truck is #1 in 45 States out of 51 vs. 43 in 2015 and 39 in 2014, with cars winning just 6 States vs. 8 in 2015 and 12 in 2014.
If during the two previous years the Chevrolet Silverado dominated the count of winning States, this year due to the new methodology splitting each pickup variant – justified as these are actually very different vehicles – the runaway leader is the Ford F-150, winning a whopping 31 out of 51 States. Its largest volume once again comes from Texas where it sells 85.077 units, followed by California (38.371), Florida (37.893) and Michigan (31.065). Down from 19 in 2015 when all Silverado variants were combined, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 wins just four States in 2016, still making it the 2nd best-performing nameplate. These States are Indiana, Iowa, Maine and New Hampshire but its largest volumes come from different States altogether: Texas (52.774), Michigan (34.941), California (29.720) and New York (21.569). The Silverado also ranks #2 in 15 States, 14 of which to the F-150.
Interestingly, on top of its four State wins, the Silverado 1500 also outsells the Ford F-150 in four additional States: Michigan, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island. All-in-all, in the duel between the 2 overall best-sellers on the U.S. market, the F-150 outsells the Silverado 1500 in 43 States vs. just 8 wins for the Silverado 1500. The third best-selling vehicle in the U.S., the Ram Pickup, goes from 7 State wins in 2015 to none this year once its variants are split. The Ram 1500 ranks #2 in Idaho (1.997 sales) and Montana (1.941) and #3 in Texas (41.017), Arkansas (8.496), Utah (2.562) and Nebraska (3.321). For its part the GMC Sierra 1500 ranks #2 in Arizona (5.501) and Vermont (1.695).
Most Overall State Wins by year. Note Silverado, Ram and Sierra not split up by variant in 2014 and 2015:
|Model||Overall State Wins||Overall State Wins||Overall State Wins|
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500||4||19||15|
The Toyota RAV4 is next in line in terms of State wins at 3: Massachusetts (15.585), Rhode Island (1.922) and Vermont (1.703) whereas it only won two in 2015. The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla both gain one State win to make it 2 in 2016. The Civic wins both the largest volume State: California with 82.944 sales (+3%), and the smallest: the District of Columbia with just 685 sales. The Toyota Corolla remains master in command in Florida, the third largest U.S. State below Texas with 51.140 units sold there (-2%), and also wins Nevada (3.682).
Among the nameplates winning two States in 2016, we also have two newcomers: the Nissan Rogue goes from #5 to #1 in the country’s fifth largest State: New York, where it sells 33.334 units, also winning in Connecticut (6.440). The Subaru Outback for its part is victorious is “Subaru territory”: Washington State (8.352) and Oregon (5.421). Five nameplates win one State each: The Honda CR-V, down from 3 wins in 2015, in New Jersey (17.011), the Toyota Camry also down from 3 wins in 2015 in Maryland (9.116), the Ford Transit repeats its rental-induced win in Arkansas (13.538) and the Toyota Tacoma prolongs a decade-long domination in Hawaii (5.853). The Ford Escape for its part had no win in 2015 but is the favourite model in the 4th largest State, Michigan, thanks to 35.991 sales there.
The Ram 2500 manages to rank #2 in two States in 2016. See our test drive here
Now looking into the detail of these full-size heavy-duty pickup variants, to see which States are the most fond of them. The Ram 2500 is the most performant at this little game, managing an outstanding 2nd place both in Utah (3.988) and Wyoming (706), each time outselling the Ram 1500. It also ranks #5 in Montana (1.127), #8 in Idaho (1.088), #9 in South Dakota (533) and Alaska (453). The Ford F-250 Super Duty reaches a high of #5 in Oklahoma (3.046), Wyoming (534), also ranking #7 in Texas (27.945), #8 in New Mexico (1.127) and #10 in Louisiana (4.106). The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD also hits a high of #5 in North Dakota (762), #6 in Iowa (2.669), #7 in Montana (1.031) and #8 in Wyoming (470). The Ford F-350 Super Duty is #6 in Montana (1.085), #7 in Wyoming (470), #10 in Idaho (1.050) and South Dakota (521) while the Ram 3500 ranks #9 in Wyoming (447). Wyoming has no less than 5 heavy duty full-size pickups in its Top 9 in 2016, on top of the F-150, Ram 1500 and Silverado 1500…
Full Year 2016 Top 10 vehicles for each U.S. State vs. Full Year 2015 figures below.