The 10 best-selling cars in the United States in 2023
2023 Ford Super Duty F-350 Limited
The RAV4 quickly closed the gap: In 2020, the vehicle’s sales were more than 133,000 units less than the Ram truck. Last year, it was only 9,983 behind. Stellantis sold 444,926 Ram pickup trucks last year, down 5% from 2022.
“Trucks are always at the top because they are purchased not only by individuals, but also by fleet buyers, and we saw significant fleet purchases last year,” said Michelle Krebs, executive analyst at Cox Automotive. “The RAV4 shows that people want smaller, more affordable SUVs, and the fact that there’s also a hybrid version of it makes it very popular with people.”
With 750,789 units sold, Ford Motor’s F-Series pickup trucks, which include the F-150 and its larger siblings, led the industry for ’42Second abbreviation Consecutive year. They were followed by the Chevrolet Silverado pickup from General Motors, with sales of 543,780 units.
The RAV4 came in fifth place with 434,943 units sold, and the Tesla Model Y with 394,497 units, according to data and sales estimates from Motor Intelligence. (Tesla does not disclose regional sales of the vehicle.) The Model Y moved up one spot in the rankings from 2022.
The RAV4’s success is notable. It aligns with Toyota’s growing leadership as America’s second-biggest-selling automaker, behind General Motors but outselling Ford every year since 2020.
Toyota overtook Ford for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic and has continued to increase its sales since then, surpassing the Detroit automaker by more than 250,000 units in 2023.
The Japanese automaker also significantly overtook General Motors to become the country’s best-selling automaker for the first time ever in 2021 amid major production and supply chain disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, GM has regained its crown and outsold Toyota by hundreds of thousands of vehicles in 2022 and 2023.
The RAV4, as well as the Honda CR-V, which ranked sixth in sales last year, offer something very different from American pickups: small, economical vehicles that fit the lifestyles and budgets of many Americans in the middle of nowhere, said Evan Drury, Edmunds’ director of insights. Rising prices. Interest rates and economic uncertainty.
“It’s all these other problems that we’ve seen over the past year that are forcing people to do hands-on buying,” he said. “I believe these vehicles represent the most practical purchases you can make.”
New vehicle sales were stronger and more consistent than expected throughout 2023, marking the industry’s best sales year since 2019.
Motor Intelligence reports that automakers sold 15.6 million cars in the United States in 2023, an increase of 12.3% from 2022. That compares to more than 17 million cars sold in 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic upended the global auto market. Upside down.
December sales, reported this week, were surprisingly strong, as automakers increased stimulus spending to move products.
Year-end auto sales rose 13% compared to December 2022, more than double some analysts’ expectations.
Auto analysts and forecasters expect sales this year to range between approximately 15.6 million and 16.1 million vehicles. GM said Wednesday it expects industry sales to reach 16 million units in 2024.
Here are the 10 best-selling cars in the United States by unit sales for 2023, according to Motor Intelligence.
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RAM is on display at the New York Auto Show, April 13, 2022.
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