There are many people who stay loyal to the vehicles that they drive. Once their older car, truck, or SUV comes up on its lease or finally gives out, they go to the dealership and purchase a newer version of the same model. This is why you tend to find the same dozen or so vehicles on “most popular” vehicle lists every year. It’s also why there are a handful of vehicles that consumers are expected to stay loyal to in 2018.
Check out a few of the most popular most popular vehicles from 2017 that are slated to be just as popular buys throughout 2018:
Honda has made some big changes to their 2018 Accord. For starters, they have scrapped the V6 engine, opting to offer consumers a choice of two different four-cylinder engines instead. They have also upgraded the exterior of the Accord to make it look sleeker without sacrificing interior space. In fact, the 2018 model offers more room than any of its predecessors, and as a result of all this, the Accord was just named Car of the Year at the Detroit Auto Show. A total of 322,655 were sold throughout 2017, and given this new distinction and the fact that the Accord was also named the Overall Best Buy for 2018 by Kelley Blue Book, We expect interest in this sleek sedan won’t diminish in 2018.
You don’t often find the Camry on any Top-5 lists for vehicles sold in the U.S. anymore, but the loyalty is there. 387,081 Camrys were sold in 2017, and this year, Toyota has made a number of improvements to help blow those numbers out of the water. With more horsepower, better gas mileage, and a bunch of safety features that put it on par with many of the crossovers out there, it’s likely that midsize sedan won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
Rogue sales have jumped by more than 30 percent since 2015, which could partially be due to the release of Disney’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The name that ties the crossover and the movie together led to boundless marketing opportunities, and Nissan even coming out with a Limited Addition Star Wars version of the Rogue. It’s certainly not the only reason though, as Nissan outfitted the 2017 Rogue with new LED running lights and a number of innovative safety features, earning 403,465 sales over the last year.
The Ford F-150 has been one of the best-selling pickups for more than 40 years now, and in 2017, Ford sold 896,764 of them – a 9 percent jump for the F-150. It doesn’t take much to realize that steady sales for the F-Series are going to continue well into 2018. The trucks now feature aluminum bodies, V6 engines with improved fuel efficiency, and interior technology that makes them more advanced than ever. It’s no wonder the 2018 F-150 was just named the Pickup Truck Best Buy of 2018.
Sales for the Equinox, which is GM’s flagship crossover SUV, were up about 20 percent in 2017, and there is no reason why that number shouldn’t rise in 2018. The latest Equinox is roughly 400 pounds lighter than the original and now features a 4-cylinder engine, helping to dramatically reduce the amount of time spent gassing up at the pumps. Though the 2018 Equinox is now on the smaller side, it still has plenty of cargo space and is competitively priced compared to other crossovers.
If you are in the market for a new car, truck, or SUV this year, there are plenty of great options for you to consider. These are just a few of the vehicles that consumers are expected to remain loyal to, and as automakers continue to push the boundaries and come up with new features, these models are sure to keep on getting better and better in the coming years.