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Most Popular New Cars Right Now

October 5, 2017

New car sales continued to do well last month, as areas hit by hurricanes created a need to replace flooded vehicles.

Pickup trucks took back the top 3 spots, pushing the Toyota RAV4 into 4th place. The Nissan Rogue moved up the most spots last month, coming in as the 5th most-popular vehicle. The Ford F-Series was #1 as usual, selling a whopping 82,302 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 82,302
2Chevrolet Silverado 55,236
3 Ram 1500 47,142
4 Toyota RAV4 42,395
5 Nissan Rogue 38,969
6 Honda Civic 35,452
7 Toyota Camry 34,732
8 Toyota Corolla 32,769
9 Honda CR-V 30,956
10 Honda Accord 29,789
11 Chevrolet Equinox 27,512
12 Ford Escape 25,575
13 Chevrolet Malibu 23,989
14 Jeep Grand Cherokee 22,270
15 Ford Fusion 21,253
16 Ford Explorer 21,207
17Toyota Highlander 20,359
18 Nissan Sentra 19,128
19 GMC Sierra 18,106
20 Toyota Tacoma 18,058

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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