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The most popular used cars in the US by sales AND by state: Pickups dominate the market

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The most purchased used car in the US last year was the Ford F-150 – with drivers in 31 out of 50 states preferring the relatively affordable pickup over other options, a new report has revealed.

The results, published this week by online automotive research giant iSeeCars, come in little contrast to last year’s, when the truck also took the top spot.

Coming in second was the similarly priced Chevrolet Silverado, in a year where full-size pickups dominated the secondhand market, which has begun to rebound after an awkward year in 2021.

A few of the usual suspects rounded the top ten – such as the tried and true Honda Civic and equally reliable Toyota Corolla. 

The data shows that there’s no denying America’s love affair with trucks, an obsession that traces back decades and is deeply entrenched in rural Americana. 

Data Published This Week By Online Automotive Research Giant Iseecars Illustrates America’s Love Affair With Trucks, And Breaks Down The Most Purchased Used Car Models By State

Data published this week by online automotive research giant iSeeCars illustrates America’s love affair with trucks, and breaks down the most purchased used car models by state

The Most Purchased Used Car In The Us Last Year Was The Ford F-150 - With Drivers In 31 Out Of 50 States Preferring The Relatively Affordable Pickup Over Other Options

The Most Purchased Used Car In The Us Last Year Was The Ford F-150 - With Drivers In 31 Out Of 50 States Preferring The Relatively Affordable Pickup Over Other Options

The most purchased used car in the US last year was the Ford F-150 – with drivers in 31 out of 50 states preferring the relatively affordable pickup over other options

The report looked at nearly 10 million sales, and breaks down what model was most popular in each state. All of the models analyzed by the research site were between one and five-years old.

Boasting a 3.3 percent total share of the used car market, the F-150 was, by far, the most popular option overall. 

The car – the first in Ford’s Super Duty lineup – was the preferred option for virtually all of Middle America, where farming and labor jobs that call for a flat bed are markedly more common.

That said, the pickup – which brand new from the factory runs around $34,500 – was also the purchased in several cities along the coasts, the data shows, such as Washington, Maine, and even Alaska.

Next up was the Silverado, a consistent performer since it debut from Ford rival Chevy in 1999, selling more than 10million cars since 2014.

Coming In Second Was The Similarly Priced Chevrolet Silverado, In A Year Where Full-Size Pickups Dominated The Secondhand Market

Coming In Second Was The Similarly Priced Chevrolet Silverado, In A Year Where Full-Size Pickups Dominated The Secondhand Market

Coming in second was the similarly priced Chevrolet Silverado, in a year where full-size pickups dominated the secondhand market

The pickup features virtually identical stats to its more popular counterpart from Ford, as well as a slightly sleeker exterior. The vehicle accounted for roughly 2.8 percent of total used car transactions – or just under 300,000 sales.

That number was up slightly from last year, when the versatile truck also came in second, recording 2.6 percent of all total sales, according to data provided by iSeeCars. 

The car was most popular in states known for sprawling, rural farmland – including Iowa, Kentucky, and North Carolina. The Silverado, however, is slightly more expensive than its 

Coming in third, was another popular, affordable option from Chevy’s stable, also unchanged from last year.

That distinction was earned by the Equinox, a small SUV with a thoughtfully designed and spacious cabin that makes it a popular choice for middle-class families.

Coming In Third, Was Another Popular, Affordable Option From Chevy'S Stable, The Equinox, Also Unchanged From Last Year

Coming In Third, Was Another Popular, Affordable Option From Chevy'S Stable, The Equinox, Also Unchanged From Last Year

Coming in third, was another popular, affordable option from Chevy’s stable, the Equinox, also unchanged from last year

The data comes as both cars big and small, ranging from the Toyota LandCruiser to the Hyundai i30, are worth significantly more now than they were before the pandemic.

The vehicles traders drive are also soaring in value, from pickups to vans. 

Some secondhand models are worth 58 percent more now compared with just before Covid hit, as a global computer chip shortage delays new car production and creates long waiting lists.

 

 

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