The Ram 1500 wins 6 U.S. States in 2019. Picture motortrend.com
For the 6th year in a row and thanks to our partnership with JATO Dynamics, we can share with you today separate rankings of the Top 10 best-selling vehicles for each U.S. State over the Full Year 2019. This data is exclusive to BSCB, you won’t find it anywhere else. Like in 2018, the methodology for this ranking is different from the monthly U.S. data we publish, with pickup variants counted separately – which makes a lot of sense as they are basically different vehicles altogether. This way, the Ford F-Series is split into F-150, F-250 Super Duty, F-350 Super Duty and up, the Chevrolet Silverado into 1500, 2500HD and up, Ram 1500, 2500 and up, etc. Notable events this year include the Ram 1500 snapping 6 State wins vs. none in 2018, the Toyota Tacoma reclaiming the Hawaii top spot off the Jeep Wrangler ad for the 16th year out of 17, the Tesla Model 3 scoring 3 Top 10 finishes (District of Columbia, California and Washington) and Toyota placing 4 nameplates in the Nevada Top 5.
The Ford F-150 wins 28 States vs. 31 in 2018. Picture caranddriver.com
The market continues to skew frankly towards light trucks: a truck is #1 in 49 States out of 51, the same amount as in 2018 vs. 47 in 2017, 45 in 2016, 43 in 2015 and 39 in 2014. Among these trucks, a record 36 wins go to pickups vs. 32 in 2018 and 14 to crossovers vs. 16 in 2018 (there’s two equal #1 pickups). In 2019 like in 2018, only two cars win a State: the Honda Civic in California and the Toyota Corolla in Florida, vs. 4 in 2017, 6 in 2016, 8 in 2015 and 12 in 2014… Assuming the USA national podium is Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500, this is actually a pretty rare occurrence in the States ranking with only 7 States out of 51 reproducing this order: Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, North Dakota and South Dakota.
The Toyota RAV4 scores 8 State wins, the Honda CR-V 4. Picture motortrend.
Like in 2018, there are no States with no truck in the Top 5. Three States only have pickups in their Top 5 (Louisiana, Mexico and Wyoming where pickups monopolise the Top 8) vs. 2 in 2018, 5 States have no pickup in their Top 5 (California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Massachusetts and New Jersey) vs. 7 in 2018 and and 2 States have no pickup in its Top 10 (Connecticut and District of Columbia). One State only has SUVs in its Top 5: Connecticut where even the Top 7 is all-SUV. Michigan and Arizona only have U.S. models in their Top 5, extending to Top 10 in Michigan and only California has no U.S. model in its Top 5.
The Chevrolet Equinox wins two States in 2019. Picture caranddriver.com
The runaway leader at the State winning game is once again the Ford F-150, but at 28 wins out of 51 States it wins three less than in 2016, 2017 and 2018 (31). The Toyota RAV4 is the 2nd-best placed for the third year running, once again adding to its tally at 8 State wins vs. 7 in 2018 and 5 in 2017. The big winner in 2019 is the Ram 1500, leaping from no win in 2016, 2017 and 2018 directly to 6 State wins (Alaska, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Vermont and Wyoming). The Honda CR-V remains at 4 wins (Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey and New York) and the Chevrolet Equinox improves by one to 2 wins (Ohio and Michigan). All other winners only have 1 State to their scoreboard: the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (New Hampshire), Honda Civic (California), Toyota Corolla (Florida) and Toyota Tacoma (Hawaii).
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 secures just one State win but 31 Top 5 finishes. Picture caranddriver.com
As for Top 5 finishes, the Ford F-150 (43 vs. 42 in 2018) comes up tops here also, ahead of the Ram 1500 (35 vs. 28), Toyota RAV4 (32 vs. 31), Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (31 vs. 32), Honda CR-V (19 vs. 21), Chevrolet Equinox (13 vs. 14) and Toyota Camry (12 vs. 12). All other Top 5 finishers do so less than 10 times in 2019. We welcomes the GMC Savana (Arizona) and Dodge Grand Caravan (Hawaii) into the 2019 Top 5 finishers.
The Toyota Tacoma reclaims the #1 spot in Hawaii.
Looking into the detail of the star segment of the U.S. (pickup trucks), the Ford F-150 wins this segment in 35 States, the Ram 1500 in 8 and both the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Toyota Tacoma in 3. Two States have no pickup in their Top 10 and couldn’t be included. As for full-size heavy-duty pickup variants, the Ford F-250 Super Duty is one again the most prolific with Top 10 finishes in 11 States: #2 in Utah, #3 in New Mexico, #4 in Louisiana, Texas and Wyoming, #5 in Oklahoma, #7 in Arkansas and North Dakota, #8 in Kansas and #10 in Mississippi and West Virginia. The Ram 2500 follows with 7 Top 10 finishes: #3 in Wyoming, #5 in Alaska, #6 in Idaho, #7 in Montana, New Mexico and Utah and #9 in Oklahoma. Then the Ford F-350 Super Duty scores 5 Top 10 finishes: #5 in Wyoming, #6 in Montana, #8 in North Dakota and #10 in Idaho and Utah, the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has four: #6 in North Dakota and Wyoming, #8 in Iowa and #10 in Alaska and the Ram 3500 has one: #7 in Wyoming.
The Ram 3500 ranks #7 in Wyoming.
The Tesla Model 3 ranks #5 in the District of Columbia, #6 in California and #9 in Washington. Subaru confirms its strength in the north-west by placing the Forester #4, Outback #5 and XV #7 in Washington State and the Outback #4, Forester #5 and XV #9 in Oregon. The Japanese brand is also very strong in some Eastern States such as Connecticut where the Forester places #4, the XV #6 and the Outback #7, and Vermont where the Forester ranks #5, the XV #8 and the Outback #9.
Most overall State wins 2019 vs. 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016:
|Model||State Wins||State Wins||State Wins||State Wins|
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500||1||1||1||4|
Most Top 5 finishes 2019 vs. 2018 vs. 2017:
|Model||State Top 5||State Top 5||State Top 5|
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500||31||32||28|
|Ford F-250 Super Duty||6||5||4|
|GMC Sierra 1500||5||4||4|
|Jeep Grand Cherokee||4||2||4|
|Ford F-350 Super Duty||1||1||3|
|Tesla Model 3||1||1||0|
|Dodge Grand Caravan||1||0||0|
|Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD||0||2||1|
Full Year 2019 volumes for the Top 10 best-selling models in each U.S. State below.