From Coast to Coast: Uncovering the Most Loved Cars in Each State

TTAC Staff
by TTAC Staff
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Every state in America has its own unique preferences when it comes to choosing the right vehicle. These preferences are shaped by a variety of factors, including the state's geographical landscape, climate, and lifestyle of its residents. An article by J.D. Power explores the most popular vehicles sold be state.

  • Alabama: Ford F-150
  • Alaska: Subaru Outback
  • Arizona: Toyota Tacoma
  • Arkansas: GMC Sierra 1500
  • California: Honda Civic
  • Colorado: Subaru Forester
  • Connecticut: Toyota RAV4
  • Delaware: Ford Explorer
  • Florida: Toyota Corolla
  • Georgia: Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Hawaii: Toyota Tacoma
  • Idaho: Ford F-150
  • Illinois: Honda Civic
  • Indiana: Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Iowa: Ford F-150
  • Kansas: Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Kentucky: Ford F-150
  • Louisiana: Ford F-150
  • Maine: Subaru Outback
  • Maryland: Toyota RAV4
  • Massachusetts: Honda CR-V
  • Michigan: Ford F-150
  • Minnesota: Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Mississippi: Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Missouri: Ford F-150
  • Montana: Ford F-150
  • Nebraska: Ford F-150
  • Nevada: Toyota RAV4
  • New Hampshire: Subaru Outback
  • New Jersey: Honda CR-V
  • New Mexico: Ford F-150
  • New York: Honda CR-V
  • North Carolina: Toyota RAV4
  • North Dakota: Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Ohio: Honda Civic
  • Oklahoma: Ford F-150
  • Oregon: Toyota RAV4
  • Pennsylvania: Honda CR-V
  • Rhode Island: Honda Civic
  • South Carolina: Ford F-150
  • South Dakota: Ford F-150
  • Tennessee: Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Texas: Ford F-150
  • Utah: Ford F-150
  • Vermont: Subaru Outback
  • Virginia: Toyota RAV4
  • Washington: Subaru Outback
  • West Virginia: Ford F-150
  • Wisconsin: Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Wyoming: Ford F-150

The diversity in vehicle preferences across the United States reflects the varied lifestyles, climates, and terrains of each state. From the rugged Ford F-150 in Alabama to the versatile Toyota RAV4 in Oregon, each vehicle serves the unique needs of its local population. Understanding these preferences offers valuable insight into the regional characteristics and priorities of American drivers, emphasizing the importance of a vehicle's functionality, reliability, and adaptability in meeting the everyday demands of life across the country.

This article was co-written using AI and was then heavily edited and optimized by our editorial team.

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