Jan
11

Best Selling Vehicles of 2017

By now you’ve heard plenty about the eventual death of the traditional automobile. Word on the street is that consumers are abandoning their coupes and sedans for crossovers at a startling pace. Further, margins on crossovers are significantly higher these days, meaning that makers are putting more incentive cash into car deals to help move them out the door.

Meet the 2018 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Look no further than the list below for evidence of how well entrenched crossovers, minivans, and trucks have become. Here we have amassed the best-selling vehicle from each of 30 brands. In only eight cases is the best-selling vehicle a car, just seven if you consider the Subaru Outback a crossover.

Fun fact: There are no midsize sedans on this list.

Instead of bemoaning the passing of the traditional car, try instead to appreciate the value American consumers see in crossovers. Folks moving from cars generally cite more-spacious cabins, improved visibility from the higher ride heights, and easier entry and exit as primary motivations for switching classes. Long story short: Customers perceive crossovers as offering greater value for the money.

Check out the list yourself. Is there anything on this list that surprises you? If so, let us know. The place for comments is down below the last car.

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Acura: MDX

2017 Acura MDX, Best Selling Vehicles of 2017

2017 Acura MDX

2017 Sales: 54,886

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

 

Audi: Q5

2017 Audi Q5

2017 Audi Q5

2017 Sales: 57,640

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

 

BMW: 3-Series

2017 BMW 3-Series

2017 BMW 3-Series

2017 Sales: 59,449

Class: Premium Compact Car

 

Buick: Encore

2017 Buick Encore

2017 Buick Encore

2017 Sales: 88,035

Class: Subcompact Crossover

 

Cadillac: XT5

2017 Cadillac XT5

2017 Cadillac XT5

2017 Sales: 68,312

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

 

Chevrolet: Silverado

2017 Chevrolet Silverado

2017 Chevrolet Silverado

2017 Sales: 585,864

Class: Large Pickup

 

Chrysler: Pacifica

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2017 Sales: 118,274

Class: Minivan

 

Dodge: Grand Caravan

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan

2017 Sales: 125,196

Class: Minivan

 

Fiat: 500

2017 Fiat 500

2017 Fiat 500

2017 Sales: 12,685

Class: Subcompact Car

 

Ford: F-150

2017 Ford F-150

2017 Ford F-150

2017 Sales: 896,794

Class: Large Pickup

 

GMC: Sierra

2017 GMC Sierra

2017 GMC Sierra

2017 Sales: 217,943

Class: Large Pickup

 

Honda: CR-V

2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Sales: 377,895

Class: Compact Crossover

 

Hyundai: Elantra

2017 Hyundai Elantra

2017 Hyundai Elantra

2017 Sales: 198,210

Class: Compact Car

 

Infiniti: Q50

2017 Infiniti Q50

2017 Infiniti Q50

2017 Sales: 40,735

Class: Premium Compact Car

 

Jaguar: F-Pace

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

2017 Sales: 18,946

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

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Jeep: Grand Cherokee

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 Sales: 240,696

Class: Midsize Crossover

 

Kia: Forte

2017 Kia Forte

2017 Kia Forte

2017 Sales: 117,596

Class: Compact Car

 

Land Rover/Range Rover: Range Rover Sport

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2017 Sales: 19,153

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

 

Lexus: RX

2017 Lexus RX

2017 Lexus RX

2017 Sales: 108,307

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

 

Lincoln: MKX

2017 Lexus MKX

2017 Lexus MKX

2017 Sales: 31,031

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

 

Mazda: CX-5

2017 Mazda CX-5

2017 Mazda CX-5

2017 Sales: 127,563

Class: Compact Crossover

 

Mercedes-Benz: C-Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2017 Sales: 77,477

Class: Premium Compact Car

 

Mitsubishi: Outlander

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander

2017 Sales: 35,409

Class: Compact Crossover

 

Nissan: Rogue

2017 Nissan Outlander

2017 Nissan Outlander

2017 Sales: 403,465

Class: Compact Crossover

 

Porsche: Macan

2017 Porsche Macan

2017 Porsche Macan

2017 Sales: 21,429

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

 

Ram: Ram 1500

2017 Ram 1500

2017 Ram 1500

2017 Sales: 500,723

Class: Large Pickup

 

Subaru: Outback

2017 Subaru Outback

2017 Subaru Outback

2017 Sales: 188,886

Class: Midsize Car

 

Toyota: RAV4

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Sales: 407,594

Class: Compact Crossover

 

Volkswagen: Jetta

2017 Volkswagen Jetta

2017 Volkswagen Jetta

2017 Sales: 115,807

Class: Compact Car

 

Volvo: XC90

2017 Volkswagen XC90, Best Selling Vehicles of 2017

2017 Volkswagen XC90

2017 Sales: 30,996

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

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