Of the top 10 car makes on the road in 2018, five were American, and five were foreign makes. Sixteen of the top 25 car models are sedans.
Of the top car makes and models on U.S. roads in 2018, Chevrolet and Ford are the dominant automakers, combining for more than one-quarter of all cars on the road.
Those are just a few of the tidbits of information coming from a new study of the most popular car makes and models on U.S. roads in 2018. The study from Digital Media Solutions shows that the top 10 car companies in America— including Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan, Dodge, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, BMW, GMC and Chrysler— make up more than two-thirds of cars currently on the road.
BMW is the only luxury car brand in the top 10 car company list. No sports cars, minivans or luxury cars made the top 25 car model list.
Additional highlights from the DMS Auto Insights include the fact that the top 25 car models in the U.S. combined make up more than one-quarter of all the cars on the road. Six of the top 25 car models are SUVs, and three are pickup trucks.
Breaking the top car models down by segment, the sedans on the list are the Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Ford Focus, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Camry and Toyota Corolla.
The Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Escape, Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Nissan Rogue are the top SUVs, and the Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram and Ford F-150 are the top pickups.
Six of the top 25 car models are compact cars: Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Sentra. Three of those—the Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Impala and Ford Focus— were canceled for 2019.
Additional items of interest:
— Chevrolet, the most popular car brand in America, has six of the top 25 car models.
— The Nissan Altima is the most popular car model in the U.S.
— The Ford F-150 is the most popular pickup truck in America.
— The Chevrolet Equinox is the most popular SUV in America.