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The USA’s love for cars keeps growing with each passing year. According to a recent study, around 91.3% of households have or have had access to a car, which makes it almost the entire population and the figure just keeps growing. With the pandemic hitting, the sales for cars have been going on the down-low, but it didn’t stop the usage of cars. Cars have always been a reliable method of transportation for everyone in the US. In the coming years, it would not be surprising to see every single household own at least one single car.

It’s made pretty clear that Americans love cars, but there are lots of cars for sale. Do they all get the same love?  From the latest sedans such as 2021 Honda Civic, Nissan Altima, Toyota Altima to the pickup trucks such as 2021 Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, RAM 1500; which are the most popular cars in the US of A?

Well, to create this list; we take help from Insurify’s data. They turned to their database of over 2.9 million car insurance applications, where all the applicants need to register the make and model of their car along with their state of residence. Then from this data, they compiled a list of the top 10 most popular cars.

Top 10 most popular cars in America

  • Honda CR-V

Starting MSRP - $26,525

Most popular in – Not the most popular in any particular state but popular overall.

MPG city/highway/combined – 27/32/29

Pros – Spacious cabin, huge cargo space, and small storage, upscale cabin, big fuel economy figures.

Cons – Slow on the acceleration, not the most fun to drive.

J.D. Power score – 81/100

The Honda CR-V is a very popular SUV that is extremely well-rounded. With stylish looks and an interior to back it up, no wonder it sold well. The interior is very spacious and the cargo storage area is also cavernous. The interior is also quite luxurious. Couple that with Honda’s reliability and the safety they offer, the Honda CR-V takes the #10 spot.

  • Toyota Tacoma

Starting MSRP - $27,575

Most popular in – Hawaii.

MPG city/highway/combined – 20/23/21

Pros – A very capable off-roader, reliable, offers good tech at the price.

Cons - Unpleasant transmission, not the best handling, poor interior.

J.D. Power score – 78/100

The legendary Tacoma has been around for an extremely long time and has gathered a cult following. Its strengths are in Toyota’s brand name for unmatched reliability and the practicality of a pickup truck along with its off-roading prowess. However, the powertrain is not very impressive and lacks punch.

  • Chevrolet Impala

Starting MSRP - $30,495

Most popular in – Minnesota.

MPG city/highway/combined – 19/28/22

Pros – Spacious interior with big cargo storage area, user-friendly tech, good ride and handling.

Cons – simple and boring interior, lacks modern safety features

J.D. Power score – 81/100

The Impala is one of the oldest cars to be still running on this list. With a prompt and stylish exterior, the Impala offers tons of space inside. It values practicality, although the fuel economy is okay-ish at best. It also offers nimble handling, even though the engine isn’t particularly agile. The Impala is still very much alive and popular.

  • Chevrolet Malibu

Starting MSRP - $22,140

Most popular in – Indiana.

MPG city/highway/combined – 29/36/32

Pros – Huge fuel economy, appealing styling, nimble handling.

Cons – Lacking some modern safety features, engine start/stop not smooth, weak engine.

J.D. Power score – 86/100

Malibu is the second Chevy vehicle on the list. Offering a great blend of reliability and practicality, the Malibu is the kind of vehicle average people need. The interior is filled with simple materials with outdated styling. The engine offers excellent fuel economy but it’s weak. But it steals the show with its looks.

  • Chevrolet Silverado

Starting MSRP - $28,900

Most popular in – Maine, South Dakota.

MPG city/highway/combined – 20/23/21

Pros – Powerful engine, good performance, stylish on the outside, practical.

Cons – Boring interior with outdated styling, uncomfortable ride, bit overpriced.

J.D. Power score – 85/100

The third consecutive Chevy vehicle is a pickup truck. The Silverado is a very popular truck, but it lacks refinement in the interior. However, a blend of performance-hungry V8 and a reliable background makes the formula for success. It also looks quite aggressive.

  • Toyota Corolla

Starting MSRP - $19,925

Most popular in – Florida, Vermont

MPG city/highway/combined – 30/38/33

Pros – Handsome styling, comfy ride, good interior spacing, reliable, great fuel economy.

Cons – Somewhat of a weak engine, unimpressive cargo area.

J.D. Power score – 82/100

The Corolla defines Toyota’s formula – a reliable, dependable car with all the basic necessities. That’s why they skimp on the engine, which is decent at best. The interior is also spacious. Toyota has also styled it really well. Also, it offers excellent fuel economy and is very reliable.

  • Nissan Altima

Starting MSRP - $19,925

Most popular in – Alabama, Delaware, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee.

MPG city/highway/combined – 28/39/32

Pros – Great fuel economy, comfortable and spacious interior, comes with AWD at this price.

Cons – Engine not very engaging, handling is rough, sketchy reliability.

J.D. Power score – 80/100

The 2021 Nissan Altima is the most popular Japanese vehicle that offers great fuel economy while compromising on performance almost feels like Toyota. It is popular in a lot of states due to its affordability and excellent fuel economy. Also, it looks cool and comes with an upscale interior.

  • Honda Civic

Starting MSRP - $22,245

Most popular in – Arizona, California, Illinois, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin.

MPG city/highway/combined – 30/38/33

Pros – Excellent fuel economy, spacious and beautiful interior, comfortable, driver assistance features

Cons – Okay-ish powertrain, same old exterior design, lacking common infotainment features

J.D. Power score – 80/100

The Honda Civic has been a very popular sedan for years now. It offers a lot within an affordable price range. The new Honda might not have the most engaging and fun-to-drive dynamics, but it still offers a decent amount of both. Also, fuel economy is amazing. Spacious interior with practicality and Honda’s reliability has made the Civic so popular.

  • Honda Accord

Starting MSRP - $25,965

Most popular in – Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia.

MPG city/highway/combined – 30/38/33

Pros – Excellent fuel economy, handsome styling, engaging engine, fun-to-drive dynamics.

Cons – Okay-ish interior, not the most spacious.

J.D. Power score – 82/100

The Accord is another huge hit from Honda. Offering great value at this price, no wonder the Accord wins over people’s hearts and their wallets. It has a bit of everything – decent interior, responsive powertrains with good handling, great fuel economy, practicality, and stylish exterior. The Accord is extremely well-rounded and also quite reliable.

  • Ford F-150

Starting MSRP - $30,635

Most popular in – Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming

MPG city/highway/combined – 16/22/19

Pros – Decent modern cabin, huge customizability options, good performance from the engine, practical.

Cons – Not the smoothest ride, very average fuel economy.

J.D. Power score – 84/100

If you’re an American reading this, chances are you already own an F-150. It is immensely popular in the States due to its extreme versatility. Americans love pick-up trucks and Ford constantly keeps improving their F-150. With a hybrid powertrain to choose from and great reliability results, the F-150 will only continue to rise.