Here we are, halfway through the 2022 calendar year. While the auto world still seems in turmoil, we talk about the best-selling vehicles so far this year.
This brings us to a top ten list that we can certainly admire. When you look at these vehicles, do you think one of them should be the model you drive, or are you thinking about avoiding this list in favor of another vehicle? This is one time we’re not discriminating by type of vehicle; these are the top models in the market right now.
10. Chevrolet Equinox
This compact Chevy SUV might be a bit of a surprise to you. The Equinox breaks into the top ten, with 116,678 models sold through the first half of the year. Even though GM has many vehicles sitting incomplete, this little SUV has found a way to head to dealerships. While the sales numbers for the Equinox allow it into our conversation, these sales are down compared to the first half of last year. Will things change, and the 2022 Equinox outsell the 2021 version, or will this model fall short.
9. Toyota Corolla
We expect the Corolla to be part of the ten best-selling vehicles in the market, but should it be in the ninth spot? Considering the popularity of SUVs and trucks, this might be the perfect place for this little car. The new GR Corolla hot hatch just hit the market, but the current sales figures of 116,832 models sold show a decrease of 25 percent compared to last year. Will this Toyota reach last year’s number, or is it also doomed to a sales slump?
8. Toyota Highlander
As you could probably predict, SUVs are going to be a big part of this list. The Toyota Highlander is one of the most popular SUVs in the market for its versatility and reliability during any drive. So far this year, 117,403 models of the Highlander have been sold. Right now, sales are down 19 percent compared to last year. It’s possible this SUV could surpass the sales from last year, but only if a strong second half of the year takes place.
7. GMC Sierra
Among the ten best-selling vehicles in the market, we expect to see several trucks hit the list. The GMC Sierra has represented the upper crust of truck driving for a long time, and it sits among the models that have sold well this year. For the first half of the year, the Sierra has recorded 118,938 units sold. This could continue, and the Sierra might make its way up the list to finish among the top five if things continue. Of course, results could vary depending on the supply chain and any constraints put on it.
6. Jeep Grand Cherokee
We see a big jump to 134,369 units sold of the Jeep Grand Cherokee during the first half of the year. Compared to the number of Sierra trucks, this is a big difference. The addition of the new three-row L model and some upgraded two-row versions give the Grand Cherokee a sales increase of 25 percent compared to last year. This midsize Jeep SUV is one of the top models from the brand and should continue to be successful for the rest of the year.
5. Toyota Camry
If any sedan is going to sit among the trucks and SUVs as one of the ten best-selling vehicles in the market, it’s going to be the Toyota Camry. This car has sold at a rate of 135,925 units so far this year. Despite that strong number, the results are 24 percent lower than last year at this time. This is the top sedan in the market, with the next model being its smaller sibling, the Corolla. Is it any surprise Toyota has such a strong following?
4. Toyota RAV4
When you want to see a big leap forward in the sales number, look at the difference between numbers 4 and 5 on this list. The RAV4 has sold 200,885 units so far this year, which represents a drop of nine percent so far. The Toyota RAV4 is the highest-selling SUV in the United States so far this year, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. This SUV could easily make up the difference compared to last year during the second half.
3. Ram Trucks
The top three spots, much like last year, belong to pickup trucks. So far this year, the Ram pickups have sold 244,983 models, giving us some impressive numbers. Even though this number seems strong, it’s 22 percent down compared to last year. Will the Ram lineup find a way to eclipse last year, or will they need to be satisfied being in the third position among the best-selling vehicles for this year? We won’t get the answer to this question until the New Year rings.
2. Chevy Silverado
It’s not shocking to see the Silverado in the runner-up position; considering the GM trucks are split between the Silverado and Sierra this is likely where it will always fit. The total Silverado sales to this point in the year are 259,516, which is a pretty good number. In fact, as expected each year, if the Sierra and Silverado results are added together, GM would be in the top spot. As it is, this Chevy truck lineup must settle for the second spot and move on.
1. Ford F-Series Trucks
Even though the first half of this year shows a 17 percent reduction in sales compared to last year for the Ford F-Series trucks, this truck lineup is still in the top spot. The F-Series models have sold 299,345 units so far this year, putting this truck in the lead, as expected. This truck name is easily one of the best-selling vehicles in the market year after year, with very little to slow it down. Now that the Lightning model is part of the mix, more F-150 trucks are sure to head to consumers around the country.
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