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Most Popular New Cars Right Now

April 12, 2018

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

Pickup trucks took the top 2 spots, with considerably more sales than the month prior, with the continued surprise being the Nissan Rogue taking #3 spot once again from the Ram 1500 for the third month in a row. The Toyota RAV4 rounds out the top 5. The Ford F-Series was #1 as usual, selling over 87,000 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 87,011
2Chevrolet Silverado 52,547
3 Nissan Rogue 42,151
4 Ram 1500 41,307
5 Toyota RAV4 34,937
6 Toyota Camry 35,264
7 Chevrolet Equinox 31,940
8 Honda Civic 32,584
9 Honda CR-V 31,868
10 Toyota Corolla 31,392
11 Jeep Wrangler 27,829
12 Ford Escape 27,370
13 Nissan Sentra 25,123
14 Honda Accord 24,171
15 Ford Explorer 23,955
16 Jeep Cherokee 23,764
17 Nissan Altima 23,518
18 Toyota Highlander 21,438
19 Toyota Tacoma 20,250
20 Jeep Grand Cherokee 19,616

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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About: Gregg Fidan


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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