By on December 2, 2013

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Business Insider wanted to know the buying habits of Americans when it comes to cars. Thus, they asked Kelley Blue Book to present their findings from data gathered between January and August 2013, as well as the lowest price for each top model sold in New York City in November of this year.

The result? Thirty-five states, from the Bakken in North Dakota to the super patriots of New Hampshire, love the Ford F-Series. Perhaps Ford’s truck division strategy is truly paying off after all?

As for the other 15 states and our nation’s capital, California opts for the Honda Civic, Michigan adores the Ford Fusion, and DC’s Beltway is adorned in Toyota Corollas. The rest of the story is in the map below.

Top Selling Cars in 2013 Map

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25 Comments on “Kelley Blue Book: Ford F-Series Dominates America In State By State Breakdown...”


  • avatar
    OldandSlow

    I live in Texas. So, there is nothing unusual about the number of F 150 pickups here. Nor Chevy Silverados for that matter.

    But look at Hawaii, with Tacoma leading the charts. Go Hawaii!

  • avatar
    bball40dtw

    The Fusion being such a top seller here in Michigan has alot to do with $0 down, $225/month leases. Same thing with the Escape. Both are priced about the same as a Focus or Fiesta in a lease. Since many dealers in Metro Detroit are leasing 70% or more of their vehicles, both the Escape and Fusion do big business here.

  • avatar
    Onus

    I’d like to see popular truck by state.

    Here in the northeast Vermont definitely is a GM truck state. I see more GM trucks than fords while there. Massachusetts is also a GM truck state. Glad to see people in New Hampshire like ford too.

    Connecticut is a ford truck state even if it isn’t our best selling vehicle ( honestly surprised its not the accord ). The accord is probably second.

    As for Vermont i would have thought Subaru. Seriously you see more of those in one block then i see in a week here.

    • 0 avatar
      lightbulb

      I live in Massachusetts outside Boston. I frequently drive across the state and I see way more F150s than any other brand. Mostly since the state and local cities only buy Ford trucks.

  • avatar
    Conslaw

    There are some likely explanations for the non F-150 outliers. Indiana is in the Chevy camp likely because they assemble Chevrolet and GMC pickups in Fort Wayne (among other places). There are lots of GM retirees in Anderson and Indianapolis. I’m guessing that Michigan goes for the Fusion because they’ve been without a first-class union-assembled midsized car for so long, the Fusion was like a breath of fresh air.

    In Oklahoma, I think the majority of the people don’t have the money for a new pick-up. There are a lot of military families who need an economical family car. In California, you need a durable car that can handle a long commute without breaking the bank, hence the Civic. If you live in D.C. you want something small and easy to park, preferably one that won’t be a theft target — hence the Corolla.

    Vermont is small enough that one aggressive dealer could skew the statistic, and that would be my guess for the dominance of the GMAC Sierra there.

    • 0 avatar
      bball40dtw

      In Michigan, its because the percentage of people leasing is very high (In Metro Detroit its the highest in the country), and the Fusion lease is an excellent deal.

    • 0 avatar
      Kyree S. Williams

      About Oklahoma…you’d be surprised. Pickup trucks—especially the current F-150—are very abundant here. It’s just that the Altima has the F-150 beat on sales numbers, which—now that I think about it—sounds very legitimate. What you do *not* see much in Oklahoma are exotic cars.

      • 0 avatar
        50merc

        Know what you mean about Oklahoma. I used to say I’d someday like to live in a state where “imported sports car” didn’t mean Toyota pickup. Now Toyota is building big trucks.

    • 0 avatar
      TMA1

      I think DC’s infatuation with the Corolla has more to do with the low cost, and the number of poor that live here. The real commuters come from Maryland or Virginia, in their Camrys or Accords, respectively.

  • avatar
    Sam P

    “In Oklahoma, I think the majority of the people don’t have the money for a new pick-up. ”

    Mississippi is statistically the poorest state in the US, but they love them some F-150. Go figure.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101068491/page/11

    • 0 avatar
      thornmark

      MS may have the lowest incomes but it is a very low cost of living state – along w/ most listed there at the bottom.

      When you factor in cost of living – energy, taxes et al – Maine is actually the poorest state in economic terms.

  • avatar
    srh

    While the F-150 may not have yet conquered CA, my observation over the last week is that the raptor has conquered the F-150s in the state.

    • 0 avatar
      ash78

      Interesting…here in the Deep South, fancy/expensive pickups are not unccommon as everyday commuter cars, but I see a Raptor about once every 6 months. It’s probably the rarest “variant” of any mass market model I can think of. I’ll see 100 King Ranch or Harley-Davidson editions for each Raptor, give or take.

  • avatar
    Lou_BC

    Is it me or does that map look like the dems versus Repubs electorial map from the last election?

    It makes sense that the F150 is the “heartlands” favorite. Tha Camry seems to be a good fit for Florida since the state and the car are aa favorite with retiree’s. I am surprised that the Silverado isn’t more popular in the heartland. I don’t see any Fiat of North America products on the list. That isn’t surprising.

  • avatar
    lightbulb

    American cars are not that popular in New England, I would venture to say about 35% of passengers cars are American, maybe less. Japanese and European cars rule the roost. Though pickup truck market still seems to be dominated by Ford but I guess not in Vermont.

  • avatar
    -Nate

    The basic utility of 1/2 ton pickups is very hard to beat .

    I see many more up graded pickups than base models , me I’d go for the basic work truck every time , no real _need_ for all the fancy crap most seem to have .

    AC is a thing I now would up grade to .

    These numbers are very interesting to see , keep the good info coming please .
    -Nate

  • avatar
    RobertR

    I very badly want to see a (even general) sales breakdown of the F-150 vs other F-series models.

    I’m sure the F-150 is the lions share, but that is a huge model range to report as a single sales number. Also, from a consumer perspective, the F-150 is a “normal” commuter vehicle for a huge percentage of buyers, and is therefore interesting to compare to the Accord/Camry/etc. The F-250/350, less so.

    • 0 avatar
      Lou_BC

      @RobertR – pickuptrucks.com has had breakdowns of the F series product mix. Ford combines up to F450 in sales. Anything bigger isn’t included.
      http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2013/03/update-total-retail-fleet-2012-sales.html

      http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2013/02/who-sold-the-most-hd-pickups-in-2012.html

      http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2013/02/who-sold-the-most-half-tons-in-2012.html

      The problem with PUTC is that they do not require a secure log in and the site is poorly moderated so that leaves it wide open for trolls and morons.


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