People sure do love buying Tacomas. Sales were up a full 24 percent last year, bringing the total up to 245,659. The Tacoma also has the honor of being the only midsize pickup to make this list.
The Escape is getting old, and it could desperately use a redesign. Last year, sales fell nearly 12 percent at a time when crossovers are all the rage. And yet Ford still moved 272,228 Escapes last year.
Accord sales slipped nearly 10 percent last year, bringing the total to less than 300,000 for the first time since 2011—yet another sign that sedans are waning in popularity. Even so, the fact that Honda managed to sell 291,070 Accords in 2018 is still impressive.
We wouldn’t be surprised if the new Corolla turns this trend around in 2019, but last year, sales dropped nearly 8 percent. That still meant Toyota sold 303,732 Corollas in 2018, though.
It may not have been the best-selling car (read on to find out which model gets that honor), but the Honda Civic was the top-selling compact last year. Not only did Honda sell 325,760 Civics in 2018, it sold almost 14 percent more than it did in 2017.
GM doesn’t have many vehicles on this list, making the Equinox’s top-10 finish even more impressive. Chevrolet sold 332,618 copies of its compact crossover in 2018, which represents a near-15-percent improvement over the year before.
It might not be the best-selling vehicle in the U.S., but the Toyota Camry does take the award for being the most popular car. Toyota sold 343,439 Camrys last year, which is impressive but also more than 11 percent lower than the number sold in 2017.
As high as demand was for the Civic, the CR-V was Honda’s real sales winner last year. With 377,895 units sold, the CR-V beat the Civic by more than 50,000 and improved ever so slightly over its sales performance the year before.
Nissan sold 412,110 Rogues in 2018, up a little more than 2 percent for the year. The Rogue has been Nissan’s most popular model for a few years now, but this year the brand sold nearly as many as its second and third best-selling models, the Sentra and Altima, combined (it’s worth noting, though, that Nissan combines sales of the Rogue Sport and Rogue to form that impressive 412,110 sales figure). The once-hot-selling sedans finished the year with 213,046 and 209,146 sales, respectively.
There’s a good chance Toyota will sell more than a half-million RAV4s this year, but last year, it came up a bit short of that mark at 427,170. Still, that represents almost a 5-percent improvement over 2017.
3. Ram Pickup
Last year, Ram’s pickup truck sales increased by about 7 percent, bringing the total sold up to 536,980. Now that the Ram 1500 has been named our 2019 Truck of the Year, we’d like to think sales will be even better this year.
2. Chevrolet Silverado
Silverado sales were basically flat in 2018, coming in at 585,581. Unfortunately for GM, even if you add in the 219,554 GMC Sierras it sold last year, Ford still took first place overall.
1. Ford F-Series
Ford sold 909,330 F-Series pickup trucks last year, a 1.4-percent improvement over 2017. After crossing the 900,000-mark, you have to wonder how long it will take Ford to break 1,000,000.