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The Hottest Selling Cars In America
Posted Aug 5, 2014
July was a great month for some, and a bad month for other automakers. Chrysler and Subaru posted very strong gains, while Jaguar, Land Rover and Honda were all down. In spite of loads of recalls, General Motors continues to post decent numbers.
A big chunk of overall auto sales came from 15 different cars and trucks, which we have included for you in this gallery. These are the sedans, SUVs and pickups that have car shoppers headed to dealerships.
The American automakers continue to take the top spots on the best-selling list, which experts say is due to continuing dominance in the full-size pickup segment, in addition to pushing new products meant to compete with Asian midsize and compact sedans.
Click through to see the most popular cars in the U.S., according to Autodata.
July 2014 Sales: 22,21315. Hyundai Elantra
Change vs. July 2013: -7.3%
Sticker Price: $17,200 - $21,700
Invoice Price: $16,687 - $20,766
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg city, 37 mpg highway
The Hyundai Elantra is a sharp small car that comes full of lots of standard features and is available in both Sedan and Coupe body styles. Both body styles have seating for five and class-topping cargo capacity. The engine choices are either a 145-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder, or a 173-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Transmission choices are a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. Available features include a power sunroof, turn signal equipped exterior mirrors, 17-inch aluminum wheels and heated front and rear seats.
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July 2014 Sales: 22,57714. Hyundai Sonata
Change vs. July 2013: +19.4%
Sticker Price: $21,150 - $28,575
Invoice Price: $20,295 - $26,846
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city, 37 mpg highway
Completely redesigned for 2015, the popular Hyundai Sonata sports more mature looks and a more refined interior. This front-wheel drive midsize sedan is offered in five trim levels: SE, Sport, Limited, Sport 2.0T, and Eco. The SE, Sport, and Limited are powered by a 185-hp 2.4-liter gasoline direct injection four-cylinder engine. The Sport 2.0T features a 245-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline direct injection four-cylinder engine. The Eco trim features a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline direct injection four-cylinder engine. Standard features include motor driven power steering with selectable steering mode, air conditioning, satellite radio, USB and auxiliary input jacks and a steering wheel with audio and cruise controls.
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July 2014 Sales: 23,94213. Ford Fusion
Change vs. July 2013: +16.7%
Sticker Price: $22,400 - $32,600
Invoice Price: $20,888 - $30,074
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city, 34 mpg highway
The sleek Ford Fusion has been a favorite of consumers and critics since it was redesigned for the 2013 model year. It comes with a great, roomy interior as well as solid fuel economy. The Fusion is available in three trim levels: the S, SE, and Titanium. Three different engines are available, as well as front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Technology has been a problem for Ford cars in general, however, with many finding its MyFord Touch system to be frustratingly slow and filled with glitches.
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July 2014 Sales: 25,32112. Chevrolet Equinox
Change vs. July 2013: +36.8%
Sticker Price: $24,370 - $33,520
Invoice Price: $23,152 - $31,844
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city, 32 mpg highway
The Chevrolet Equinox is a competitive crossover offering solid fuel economy, a high level of versatility and plenty of interior space. The Equinox is available in four trim levels, LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ, and can be had in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The standard drivetrain is a 182-hp 2.4-liter direct injection four-cylinder and six-speed automatic transmission. A 301-hp 3.6-liter direct injection V6 is optional on the LT and LTZ trims. Optional features include a remote vehicle starter, forward collision alert and lane departure warning, a navigation system, rearview camera and a power liftgate.
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July 2014 Sales: 26,55811. Ford Escape
Change vs. July 2013: +18.9%
Sticker Price: $23,100 - $30,850
Invoice Price: $21,772 - $28,769
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway
The Ford Escape is a handsome and versatile crossover, with a wealth of standard and optional features. The five-passenger Escape is available in S, SE and Titanium trims, in either front or four-wheel drive. Engine choices start with a 168-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Additionally, a 173-hp 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and a 231-hp 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine are offered. Optional features include a Panoramic Vista Roof, satellite radio, SYNC, MyFord Touch, a trailer towing package and heated leather seating.
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July 2014 Sales: 26,65410. Nissan Altima
Change vs. July 2013: -9.8%
Sticker Price: $22,300 - $31,950
Invoice Price: $20,867 - $29,531
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg city, 38 mpg highway
The sharp-looking Nissan Altima comes with a well-appointed interior and sporty driving dynamics. This midsize sedan is powered by either a 182-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a 270-hp 3.5-liter V6. Both engines are paired to a next-generation continuously variable transmission (CVT). Notable features, both standard and optional, include Bluetooth streaming audio, passive entry with push button ignition, rearview camera, Advanced Drive-Assist Display, Xenon headlights, LED taillights, BOSE audio, navigation and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel.
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July 2014 Sales: 26,7799. Toyota RAV4
Change vs. July 2013: +37.1%
Sticker Price: $23,550 - $29,720
Invoice Price: $22,020 - $27,787
Fuel Economy: 24 mpg city, 31 mpg highway
The Toyota RAV4 is a popular and versatile CUV. The RAV4 seats five and is a compact sport utility vehicle, available in three trim levels: LE, XLE and Limited. All trims are available with a 2.5-liter, 176-hp inline four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Available features include a moonroof, Entune audio system, SmartKey remote and automatic dual-zone air conditioning.
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July 2014 Sales: 28,5228. Honda CR-V
Change vs. July 2013: +4.8%
Sticker Price: $23,120 - $29,120
Invoice Price: $21,718 - $27,334
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway
The 2014 Honda CR-V is roomy and versatile, which is great for today's family on the go. It's good in adverse weather, fuel efficient and comes with lots of trunk space. The five-passenger CR-V is available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations, each with a choice of three trim levels: LX, EX and EX-L. All are powered by a 185-hp 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine, paired with a five-speed automatic transmission.
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July 2014 Sales: 30,0387. Honda Civic
Change vs. July 2013: -7.3%
Sticker Price: $18,190 - $26,640
Invoice Price: $16,915 - $25,261
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg city, 36 mpg highway
The Honda Civic, a perennial favorite due to its affordability, fuel economy and reliability, has been selling well and posted a strong month. Available in sedan or coupe bodies, all but the Si and Natural Gas trims are powered by a 143 horsepower, 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder with a standard five-speed manual transmission and optional Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The performance-oriented Si comes with a 205 horsepower 2.4-liter inline-four bolted only to a six-speed manual, while the Natural Gas model is powered by a dedicated natural gas version of the 1.8-liter gas engine and the new CVT.
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July 2014 Sales: 30,8336. Toyota Corolla
Change vs. July 2013: +26.0%
Sticker Price: $16,800 - $21,300
Invoice Price: $15,876 - $19,722
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg city, 37 mpg highway
The current Corolla is much bolder-looking than past versions and although it's still far from the most exciting car on the road, it's fuel efficient and reliable, two key qualities for commuters. The Corolla is available in four trims: L, LE, S and new LE ECO. The powertrain for the L, LE, and S trims is a 132-hp, 1.8-liter dual VVT-I engine, matched with a six-speed manual, four-speed automatic or new continuously variable transmission (CVT). The LE ECO includes a 140 horsepower, 1.8-liter engine with Valvematic, combined with the CVT transmission.
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July 2014 Sales: 35,0735. Honda Accord
Change vs. July 2013: +11.3%
Sticker Price: $21,955 - $33,480
Invoice Price: $20,100 - $30,612
Fuel Economy: 24 mpg city, 34 mpg highway
With a low starting sticker price, lots of standard features and great reliability, the Honda Accord continues its popularity streak. This midsize sedan is attractive, roomy, decently fun to drive and reliable. The Accord is available either as a two-door coupe or four-door sedan with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or 3.5-liter V6 engine. Depending on the trim chosen, three transmissions are available: a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic or a CVT.
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July 2014 Sales: 35,6214. Ram 1500-3500
Change vs. July 2013: +13.8%
Sticker Price: $24,810 - $49,630
Invoice Price: $23,222 - $45,482
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway
The 2014 iteration of the Ram 1500 is much more fuel efficient without sacrificing its capability on- and off-road, making it a popular pickup for the masses. The Ram 1500 provides something for everyone with the choice of three cab styles (regular, Quad and Crew cabs), three wheelbases, and 4x2 or 4x4 drive types. Engine options include a 3.6-liter V6, 5.7-liter HEMI V8 or 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engines. A multi-link coil spring rear suspension (in place of a traditional leaf spring suspension) improves ride and handling characteristics without sacrificing payload and towing capability.
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July 2014 Sales: 39,8883. Toyota Camry
Change vs. July 2013: +14.7%
Sticker Price: $22,235 - $30,705
Invoice Price: $20,345 - $27,941
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg city, 35 mpg highway
The Camry is the juggernaut of the midsize sedan segment. And for good reason. This car appeals to the average car buyer with its safety, fuel economy, exterior looks and standard features. The Camry features four trims: L, LE, SE and XLE. A 178-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission are standard. The SE and XLE trims are also available with a 268-hp 3.5-liter V6 and six-speed automatic transmission. Tech features include Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, garage door opener, rear camera and navigation with touch screen.
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July 2014 Sales: 42,0972. Chevrolet Silverado
Change vs. July 2013: +0.0%
Sticker Price: $25,575 - $49,180
Invoice Price: $24,552 - $45,737
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway
The redesigned 2014 Silverado is big, bold and, now, more fuel efficient. This truck can handle almost anything you can throw at it, making it a great choice whether you're hauling families or hauling trailers. The Silverado is available with one of three all-new EcoTec3 engines, a fully updated cabin with available MyLink connectivity and other features designed for the most discerning truck owners. Other new features include available front Park Assist, in addition to the rear Park Assist already available, and a sliding rear window with a defroster.
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July 2014 Sales: 63,2401. Ford F-Series
Change vs. July 2013: +4.6%
Sticker Price: $24,445 - $53,830
Invoice Price: $22,672 - $48,851
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway
Once again, the Ford F-Series, which includes the F-150, F-250 and F-350, has blown the competition away, with more than 60,000 units sold in June. No other vehicle came anywhere close to that number. The F-150 was slightly refreshed in 2013, adding some new features and tweaking the exterior. The F-150 is available in several distinctive trims. These include the XL, STX, XLT, FX, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and the Limited. For the off-road extremist, the segment exclusive SVT Raptor is available and delivers both outstanding off-road capabilities and daily use characteristics.
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