What’s the Most Popular Car in Your State
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Vermont: Subaru Legacy
For some reason it isn’t much of a surprise that a Subaru is the most popular car in Vermont, according to Insurify, a car insurance quotes comparison website that analyzed 1.6 million car insurance applications to determine the most popular car in each state. Even Subaru employees joked that the car was the official state car of Vermont. So what makes Subaru so popular in Vermont? One, the all-wheel drive is an attractive option in the snowy and mountainous area. Two, a little inventive marketing helped. Road and Track recounted how Subaru rose to popularity in Vermont in part because of a horrendous review in Consumer Reports of the first Subaru’s sold in the U.S. The U.S. division of Subaru decided to target areas where Consumer Reports had low circulation so buyers wouldn’t be dissuaded from purchasing a Subaru.
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Michigan, Indiana: Chevrolet Malibu
The Chevy Malibu being the most popular car in Michigan doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but it’s also the most popular car in neighboring Indiana. The Malibu has remained a best seller for Chevy and ranked No. 4 among it’s fleet of vehicles in sales in 2018 though sales decreased by 40,000 from the previous year, according to The Newswheel.
Florida, Hawaii: Toyota Corolla
The Toyota Corolla is one of those cars almost guaranteed to last you 250,000 miles so it’s a little surprising that it’s the most popular car in just two states.
Alaska, Montana, Wyoming: Ford Explorer
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Maine, Kansas, West Virginia: Ford Focus
The Ford Focus maintains a good gas mileage record and averages 30 mpgs in the city and 40 on the highway so that’s an attractive feature for someone in Kansas especially. It’s a lower-priced vehicle that’s remained popular since it appeared in 1998. It became the top-selling vehicle in the world in 2013, according to Forbes.
Illinois, Nevada, Kentucky: Toyota Camry
The Toyota Camry has remained popular since it launched in 1983 because of its reliability and endurance. It’s a car considered to possibly last you more than 250,000 miles and it’s one of the best used cars you can buy. According to Trusted Choice, 90 percent of Camry vehicles sold since 1995 remained on the road in 2010.
Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota: Chevrolet Impala
The Midwest might as well be the Heartbeat of America for Chevrolet because it loves it some Impalas. It must be the allure of the name and visions of the classic versions of the line because it only averages around 18 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway, according to Insurify. These are the 12 best used cars you can buy.
Alabama, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma: Nissan Altima
If safety is the top concern for you when choosing a vehicle, then the Nissan Altima is the top pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It also gets solid gas mileage, averaging 28 in the city and 39 on the highway, according to Insurify. And it’s a good value with an MRSP price of $23,750.
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Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Washington, New Mexico, Idaho: Honda Civic
U.S. News and World Report ranked the Honda Civic the No. 2 compact car and for its value, it’s easy to see. The Civic averages 25 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway all for the MRSP price of $19,450. The Civic is considered one of the 10 classic cars that have stood the test of time since its release in 1972.
Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Colorado: Honda Accord
The Honda Accord ranks the most popular vehicle in an astonishing 13 states and part of that can be attributed to its No. 1 ranking among mid-size cars by U.S. News and World Report. It also helps that it averages 30 mpg in the city and 38 on the highway, all for a MRSP price of $23,720.