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Most Popular New Cars Right Now

August 16, 2018

New car sales remained strong last month compared to a year ago, due to higher incentives and higher consumer confidence.

The Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V were the two non-pickups making the top 5 list. The Ford F-Series was #1 as usual, selling a tad over 70,000 units. The Tesla Model 3 broke into the top 20 best-selling cars last month.

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 70,949
2 Toyota RAV4 41,093
3 Ram 1500 40,276
4 Honda CR-V 32,844
5 Toyota Corolla 26,754
6 Nissan Rogue 26,535
7 Honda Civic 26,311
8 Toyota Camry 26,311
9 Honda Accord 24,927
10 Ford Explorer 22,782
11 Toyota Tacoma 21,844
12 Jeep Wrangler 21,308
13 Nissan Sentra 19,362
14 Jeep Grand Cherokee 17,956
15 Subaru Outback 16,113
16 Nissan Altima 16,015
17 Tesla Model 3 14,250
18 Subaru Forester 13,759
19 Hyundai Elantra 13,753
20 Honda Pilot 13,026

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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