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Top Selling Cars in the US and Why

For the last 20 years of auto sales in the United States, there have been some pretty clear winners. The Ford F-Series trucks and the Toyota Camry have led sales year after year. Other cars and trucks have consistently been in the top 10 of sales and can be counted among the most popular vehicles on the market in the United States.

Replacement Bumpers and Fenders

When that many of any type of vehicle is sold, as you can imagine, they are involved in the most accidents and fender benders. It's a numbers game. It's just good to know that when this happens to your family car, there are affordable options out there for replacement fender flares for your 2013 F150 and pre painted bumpers for a 2017 Camry.

2020 F150 Rearend - Tailgate 

Top 10 Best-Selling Autos of the 2000s.

1. Ford F-Series

The Ford F-Series trucks have led the pack for over 40 years in the United States. The F-150 is the main reason for this continued domination. With competitive towing ability, a wide variety of layouts to choose from, owner loyalty, and proven reliability, it’s easy to see why the F-150 continues to sell well year after year.

Ford F150 with replacement bumper
2017 white camry with painter bumper

2. Toyota Camry

It might look like a boring sedan, but the Camry has dominated the passenger car market in the United States for over 20 years. It’s one of Toyota’s most successful vehicles period. What is the main reason for the Camry’s dominance? Think reliability. With regular maintenance, the Camry routinely goes 200,000 to 300,000 miles and beyond.

3. Honda Accord

The midsize Accord is second only to the Camry in dominating the passenger car market in the United States. Like the Camry, the Accord is known for its impressive reliability record, and there are many high-mileage old Accords still on the road. If you own an older Accord, you can rely on Paint A Part for replacement parts like a 2004 Honda Accord bumper.

2019 honda accord turbo with replacement fenders
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4. Honda Civic

Along with the Accord, the Civic has long been one of Honda’s most popular and best-selling vehicles. Civics are known for being reliable and easy to work on, and there are many old Civics still on the road. New Civic models are fast and stylish--bringing in new customers. Find 2007 Honda Civic bumpers and other years of Civic body parts at Paint A Part.

5. Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 has the distinction of being the best-selling compact crossover in the United States. It outsells its competitors from Honda, Ford, Subaru, and Nissan regularly. Why is the RAV4 so popular? As one of the first compact crossovers available, the RAV4 has stayed on top by being reliable and tirelessly adding new features like improved safety and technology.

2016 Silver Rav-4 with painted bumper
2019 Silverado with replacement bumper

6. Chevy Silverado

The Silverado line of pickups is generally second only to the Ford F-Series when it comes to the best-selling trucks in the United States. Chevy trucks have held popularity for a long time as dependable and rugged work vehicles. Plenty of old Silverados are still on the road. The Silverado is also Chevy’s best-selling model of any vehicle. Get replacement 2006 Chevy Silverado fender flares at Paint A Part to make your truck look like new.

7. Toyota Tacoma

Like other top-selling Toyota vehicles, Tacoma’s main claim to fame is its reliability and resale value. Tacoma has the second-best predicted resale value after five years. Many owners boast that their Tacomas are still running great at 300,000 miles and beyond. It also helps that the Tacoma is a capable and versatile midsize pickup that is at home off-road, towing light loads, or commuting through urban streets.

2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro with replacement bumper
 2019 Honday CRV Vtec with replacement fenders

8. Honda CR-V

Along with the RAV4, the CR-V is the earliest example of a compact crossover SUV. It consistently resonates with car buyers too as it has been on the global best-selling list for SUVs for many years. In recent years, the CR-V has also stepped up to take the crown as Honda’s best-selling model. The CR-V boasts strong reliability ratings and is known for being roomy and comfortable despite its small size.

9. Dodge Ram

The Ram pickup has continuously been number two or number three in the list of the most popular trucks in America. Its popularity comes from a few factors. Many diesel truck buyers are loyal to the Cummins diesel engines and the high towing power they offer. Another reason is the range of trims and layouts available in newer Ram models. New Rams are often promoted as the most luxurious trucks you can buy.

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback with new replacement bumper

10. Toyota Corolla

The Corolla is one of the most sold vehicles in the world. Part of that is huge production numbers, but the rest is continued demand for a safe and reliable vehicle. Corollas are widely available and recognizable as a trusted brand. It also gets excellent gas mileage. Search for 2011 Toyota Corolla front bumpers at Paint A Part for an easy fix.

10 Honorable Mentions For Popular Vehicles

Runners Up Top Selling Cars in US Road Sign

These are the vehicles that have sold well at different times, or have consistently kept good sales volume and popularity. For example, the Ford Explorer was one of the most popular vehicles in the early 2000s until the recession hit and people began to downsize family-haulers like the Explorer. The Explorer has since morphed into a crossover SUV where it has plenty of competition.

Another example is the Jeep Wrangler, which continues to hold its value for many years as a used vehicle. Now in its fourth generation, the second generation Wranglers can still fetch over $10,000 on the used market as 20-year-old or nearly 20-year-old vehicles.

Runners Up

  • Ford Explorer
  • BMW 3 Series
  • Ford Mustang
  • Chevy Camaro
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • VW Golf
  • Chevy Blazer
  • Nissan Altima
  • Chevy Malibu
  • Jeep Cherokee

You Got One of These Popular Vehicles?

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