Buying a car is a major financial decision. You can expect to pay thousands of dollars for even the cheapest new model, and you'll probably be driving it for years to come, so it's important to choose one that you can be happy with—which includes being able to afford the car payment.
Before buying any vehicle, regardless of its ratings, consider whether it’s a good fit for your lifestyle. One effective way to choose a car that will serve you well for years to come is to look at which model is the favorite of other drivers in your area. Even if you have your heart set on a particular vehicle, it’s possible that a local favorite—perhaps one you’ve never considered—might be an even better fit for you.
The car insurance comparison website Insurify analyzed its data to discover the most popular vehicle in each of the fifty states. As the cars on this list represent vehicles that are on the road, not just those rolling off dealer lots, they don’t necessarily align with current sales figures. Keeping in mind that the average American car or light truck on the road is 11.6 years old, this list speaks to which models generate a high level of customer loyalty, rather than which are hot this year. Here are the most popular cars on the road in every state.
Insurify provides car insurance quotes based on customers’ answers to questions about driving history, vehicle type, and other personal data. The rankings in this article are based on a set of over 1.3 million automobile insurance shopper applications, in which drivers were asked which vehicle make(s) and model(s) they currently owned. This information was then grouped by driver’s state of residence. Vehicles were subsequently ranked by the count of states in which they were the most popular. Information on MSRP and MPG was provided by the vehicle manufacturers’ websites; these figures are based on the least expensive 2018 body style for that vehicle. Data is current as of February 2018.