December 1, 2023

Here Are the Most Popular Cars in the Midwest

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The car market is wild right now, with prices going up each month due to a number of factors, such as the ongoing pandemic, labor and material shortages and chip shortages. So, when it comes to the hottest vehicles of the moment, pretty much every vehicle qualifies.

Now, iSeeCars has put together a study using data from more than 17.4 million sales. The goal of the study was to find out the most popular new and used cars in each state.

“While inventory constraints from the microchip shortage led to decreased sales volume for many popular vehicles compared to previous years, the most popular vehicles remained consistent when compared with 2020,” iSeeCars executive analyst Karl Brauer said in a statement. “This is because automakers were able to prioritize the production of their most profitable vehicles over their slower sellers.”

iSeeCars conducted an analysis of the hottest selling vehicles across the country, including four SUVs, three pickup trucks and three sedans. According to the outlet, the 10 best-selling used cars made up 21.3% of all used car sales for 2021.

When it comes to both new and used vehicles, three stand out, nationally, above the rest: the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ram Pickup 1500.

“The Ford F-150 is the best-selling new vehicle in 20 states and the best-selling used vehicle in 38 states, echoing national and metro area trends,” the outlet states. “The Ram Pickup 1500 is the best-selling new vehicle in the second-most states with six. Other pickups to make the best-selling vehicle by state list include the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the Toyota Tacoma, the GMC Sierra 1500, and the Nissan Frontier. Collectively, pickup trucks account for the best-selling new vehicle in 35 of 50 states.”

So, what’s hot in the Midwest? According to the study, trucks are big in the Midwest, with the Ford F-150 being the best-selling new vehicle in Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In Illinois, the No. 1 new vehicle was the Hyundai Tucson. In Indiana, it’s the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Finally, in Michigan and Ohio, it’s the Ram Pickup. The data for used vehicles is similar, with the Midwest favoring pickup trucks.

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