New research shows the best-selling car in each state

November 21, 2013 12:00 AM

The needs of motorists across the U.S. may vary widely based on the region and type of driving of each individual. While that might lead some people to think that the most popular vehicles differ throughout the country, the best-selling cars are actually quite similar in all 50 states. 

Business Insider recently released the top-selling vehicles by state. Across much of the country - 30 states in total - the Ford F-Series trucks were the most popular choice. It is interesting to note that the Northeast and the West Coast skewed away from these pickups, whereas the more central areas of the country were committed to the trucks. There were a few outliers, such as Oklahoma, which had the Toyota Tacoma as its best-selling vehicle, and Indiana, which had the Chevy Silverado in the No. 1 spot. 

Pickup trucks may have dominated much of the country, but on the coasts sedans, family vehicles and compact cars were more popular. The Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, Toyota Camry and Honda Civic were all the top-selling vehicles in a variety of states, likely because they are more fuel-efficient and better suited to the demands of city traffic. Affordable auto repair on these vehicles also makes it easier for drivers in traffic-heavy areas to own and manage a car. 

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