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Most Popular New Cars Right Now

February 8, 2018

New car sales were still pretty strong last month compared to a year ago, mainly due to higher incentives.

Pickup trucks took the top 2 spots, but with considerably less sales than the month prior, with the big surprise being the Nissan Rogue taking #3 spot from the Ram 1500. The Toyota RAV4 rounds out the top 5. The Ford F-Series was #1 as usual, selling nearly 59,000 units.

If you're considering purchasing any of these popular vehicles, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to see the best deals being offered in your area.

Top 20 Most Popular New Cars Right Now

RankVehicleUnits Sold
1Ford F-Series 58,937
2Chevrolet Silverado 40,716
3 Nissan Rogue 36,184
4 Ram 1500 29,358
5 Toyota RAV4 26,655
6 Chevrolet Equinox 26,405
7 Toyota Camry 24,638
8 Honda CR-V 24,326
9 Honda Civic 23,749
10 Toyota Corolla 21,407
11 Nissan Altima 20,185
12 Ford Escape 18,947
13 Ford Explorer 17,989
14 Nissan Sentra 17,731
15 Honda Accord 17,677
16 Toyota Tacoma 16,712
17 Jeep Grand Cherokee 16,364
18 Toyota Highlander 15,484
19 Jeep Cherokee 14,621
20 Hyundai Elantra 14,071

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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