Now that 2017 has come to a close, we’re taking a look back on the last year in automotive sales and highlighting some of the best-selling vehicles of the last 12 months. While various light-duty pickup truck models have dominated in sales across the U.S., it’s worth nothing that there are also a number of car models that have had buyers flocking to their local dealerships throughout the year.
Here are the top three best-selling cars of 2017:
#3 – Honda Civic
Every year, the Honda Civic proves to be a major contributor to Honda’s overall sales growth, and it’s easy to see why. This particular model has long been a go-to for those in search of a car that can not only perform, but be relied on for the long haul. What really attracted buyers to the Honda Civic in 2017, however, was the company’s decision to switch things up aesthetically. Customers were able to choose between the traditional coupe and the new hatchback body style, without sacrificing the overall quality this model has become known for.
#2 – Nissan Rogue
Though the Nissan Rogue is actually a compact crossover, it is still included on this list due to the fact that it is built on a car platform, not a truck platform. Consumers have been craving more crossover options, and Nissan happily answers the call with the Rogue. Sales for this model have grown by 25% in 2017, and with the two major hurricanes of this year, we saw a big portion of those sales go to fleet buyers, such as car rental agencies. In the end, the Rogue has taken on the role of Nissan’s most popular vehicle in the United States.
#1 – Toyota RAV4
Another crossover built on a car platform, the RAV4 tops the list for best-selling cars in 2017 thanks to its sleek design and sporty features. In the month of November alone, Toyota has sold roughly 28,700 Rav4s, making this their best November performance to date. In fact, this is the Rav4’s 11th consecutive best-ever month, in terms of sales, making the model a pivotal part of Toyota’s status as the biggest seller of cars in the United States right now.