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Most Popular New Cars Right Now

September 7, 2017

New car sales were up slightly last month compared to a year ago (after 7 months of declining sales), but sales are still a bit sluggish which is worrying for car makers and dealers (but good news for car shoppers who want the best deal).

Usually pickup trucks take the top 3 spots for most popular vehicles, but the Toyota RAV4 actually ended up beating the Ram 1500 again to make it into third place with 43,265 units sold. The Ford F-Series was #1 as usual, selling 77,007 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 77,007
2Chevrolet Silverado 54,448
3Toyota RAV4 43,265
4Ram 1500 37,608
5 Toyota Camry 37,051
6 Honda Civic 36,482
7Honda CR-V 30,960
8 Honda Accord 30,019
9 Nissan Rogue 29,844
10 Chevrolet Equinox 28,245
11 Toyota Corolla 27,644
12 Ford Escape 23,631
13 Jeep Grand Cherokee 23,572
14 Chevrolet Malibu 22,725
15 Ford Explorer 20,747
16 Subaru Outback 20,327
17Toyota Highlander 18,845
18 Toyota Tacoma 17,394
19 Ford Fusion 17,378
20 GMC Sierra 17,254

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, 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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