If it were a presidential election, that probably would be a landslide.
In the case of used-car sales, it represents domination of another sort, though equally as impressive, from the Northwest to the Southeast, from the Southwest to the Mid-Atlantic.
That is the number of states where the Ford F-150 is the most popular used vehicle, based on a study by iSeeCars.com, a used-vehicle search engine for shoppers. The website analyzed more than six million used cars for sale between March and May to identify the top seller in each state.
“The Ford F-150 dominated the used [vehicle] sales in nearly every state,” said iSeeCars.com in a report on its website accompanied by a state-by-state infographic and chart. “This isn’t a surprise because the F-150 is the highest-selling vehicle in the new-car segment as well, with the F-Series selling more trucks than all other truck brands combined. It is the best-selling vehicle in the United States.”
Still, the Ford wasn’t the only vehicle – or the only truck – to score the top spot in at least one state.
Other vehicles and the number of states in which they were the top seller(s) were: Honda Civic (four), Honda Accord (three), and the Chevrolet Silverado pickup, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima, Subaru Outback, Toyota Corolla and BMW 3 Series (one each).
Sales of the F-150 surpass three percent of total used-vehicle sales in 29 states and range from 2.1 percent of sales in Illinois to 7.4 percent in North Dakota, the highest of any vehicle in any state.
In fact, the F-15 so dominated, that it will be easier just to tell you where it didn’t lead in sales.
The Honda Civic led in New Hampshire (2.1 percent of total sales), Virginia (2.6 percent), California (2.5 percent) and Hawaii (3.2 percent), and the Honda Accord was atop sales in New York (2.4 percent), Massachusetts (2.5 percent) and Connecticut (2.6 percent).
The Chevrolet Silverado led in only one state, Alaska, but its 6.8 percent share of sales was second highest nationally and the only vehicle other than the F-150 to finish in the top 5 in sales percentage.
Other state winners along with their share of that state’s sales were: Hyundai Elantra, Rhode Island, 3 percent; Hyundai Sonata, Utah, 2.8 percent; Toyota Corolla, Florida, 2.6 percent; Subaru Outback, Vermont, 3.6 percent; BMW 3 Series, New Jersey, 2.7 percent, and Nissan Altima, Nevada, 2.4 percent. The BMW was the only foreign car and only luxury car represented in the study results.
For more details, see the iSeeCars.com blog post The Most Popular Used Car in Each State.