20. Hyundai Elantra: 198,210 Units
With a 5.0 percent decrease in sales over 2016, the Hyundai Elantra barely slips into the top 20 best-selling vehicles list in 2017. A total of 198,210 units moved puts it just under the 200,000 mark. Still, it's the best selling vehicle in both the Hyundai and Kia lineups.
19. Ford Fusion: 209,623 Units
A whopping 21.1 percent decrease from 2016 puts the Ford Fusion at number 19 on the list of best-selling vehicles for 2017. As Ford shifts its focus to more SUVs and crossovers, the Fusion drops to just over 209,000 examples sold. As a result, the future of the sedan could be in question.
18. Toyota Highlander: 215,775 Units
Even after three years on the market in its current form – not including a modest facelift in 2016 – sales for the Toyota Highlander don't seem to be slowing. The Japanese marque moved 215,775 examples of the SUV in 2017, a healthy 13.1 percent increase over the previous year.
17. GMC Sierra: 217,943 Units
The success of the Chevy Silverado – which you'll see further up on this list – seemingly gave way to the more premium GMC Sierra, which saw 217,943 examples sold in 2017. A slight 1.7 percent decrease, though, kept the upscale pickup out of the top 15 in overall sales.
16. Nissan Sentra: 218,451 Units
A modest 1.7 percent increase from 2016 puts the Nissan Sentra at number 16 on our list. A total of 218,451 examples were sold in 2017, thanks in part to additions like the SR Turbo and Nismo trims, which were both introduced for 2017.
15. Ford Explorer: 238,056 Units
Two significant facelifts since 2015 have kept the Ford Explorer relevant again for 2017 with an impressive 238,056 examples moved. That number represents a 10.1 percent increase over the previous year, most notably boosted by the introduction of the 2018 model late in the year.
14. Jeep Grand Cherokee: 240,696 Units
The biggest update the Jeep Grand Cherokee saw in 2017 was the introduction of the 707-horsepower Trackhawk model. Though it may not itself be a volume seller, it does bring buyers in the door. The SUV saw a 13 percent increase, and a total sales number of 240,696.
13. Nissan Altima: 254,996 Units
Nissan's aging Altima sedan saw a significant 17 percent drop in 2017, bringing the total sales number to 254,996. Still, that puts it in the top 13 on the list, and makes it the fifth best-selling sedan overall.
12. Chevrolet Equinox: 290,458 Units
The all-new version of the Chevrolet Equinox was introduced towards the tail-end of 2016, setting up a successful year for the crossover in 2017. A 19.93 percent increase gave way to 290,458 units sold, making it the second best-selling American crossover or SUV on this list.
11. Ford Escape: 308,296 Units
Apart from a minor facelift, Ford hasn't done much with its Escape SUV following the current generation's debut in 2013. But that doesn't mean it isn't selling. A hefty 308,296 examples were sold in 2017, representing a 0.4 percent increase over the previous year.
10. Toyota Corolla: 329,196 Units
If you include the outgoing Scion iM (now Corolla iM), Toyota moved 329,196 examples of the Corolla overall in 2017. Taking into account the small sedan's age – the current generation made its debut in 2013 – the Japanese marque saw an expected 12.7 percent decrease from 2016.
9. Honda Accord: 322,655 Units
Thanks to a last-minute push from the all-new 2018 Accord, combined with the outgoing model, Honda managed to move 322,655 examples of its midsize sedan in 2017. That number represents 6.2 percent decrease, but with a full head of steam going into 2018, don't expect to see the same drop the end of this year.
8. Honda Civic: 377,286 Units
The tenth-generation Honda Civic is already more than a year old, but that hasn't stopped the Japanese marque from selling a boat load of them in 2017. A total of 377,286 examples were sold in 2017, a slight 3.2 percent increase over the previous year. The performance-oriented Si and Type R versions are in part to thank.
7. Honda CR-V: 377,895 Units
Honda's best-selling vehicle continues to be the CR-V crossover. The fifth-generation example recorded its first full calendar years of sales in 2017, seeing more than 377,000 examples sold, a significant 6.1 percent increase from 2016.
9. Toyota Camry V6
The Toyota Camry’s edgy upgrade did not go unnoticed. The 2018 model not only gains an aggressive new look, but it also adopts a more powerful V6 engine. For a cool $34,400, you can take home the V6-powered Camry complete with 301 horsepower, and the ability to conquer 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 5.8 seconds.
5. Nissan Rogue: 403,465 Units
A hefty 22.1 percent increase from 2016 propelled the Nissan Rogue SUV to a total of 403,465 examples sold in 2017. The Rogue Sport, which was introduced in the U.S. in 2017, is also lumped into that massive sales figure, and we assume it accounts for a significant portion of the increase.
4. Toyota Rav4: 407,549 Units
Even with the Nissan Rogue's impressive surge, the Toyota Rav4 retains the title of America's best-selling crossover SUV. A total of 407,594 examples were sold in 2017, representing a modest 16.1 percent increase over the previous year.
3. Ram Trucks: 500,723 Units
Ram's full-size pickup range – which includes the 1500, the 2500, the 3500, and even the Chassis Cab work truck – recorded a whopping 500,723 units sold in 2017. A significant-enough 2.0 percent increase pushed the pickup into third place.
2. Chevrolet Silverado: 585,864 Units
The Silverado continues to be the biggest, best-selling vehicle for the Chevrolet brand year after year. In 2017, the company sold 585,864 examples, representing a 1.9 percent increase from 2016. The introduction of the new model in just a few weeks should boost that figure even more significantly for 2018.
1. Ford F-Series: 896,764 Units
With an unmatchable 896,764 examples sold in 2017, the Ford F-Series pickup is once again the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for the 41st straight year. The introduction of the highly sought after Raptor version early in the year, and the arrival of the updated 2018 model later on pushed the pickup to a 9.3 percent increase from 2016. And if we're to believe the Blue Oval, 2018 should be even better for the iconic F-Series.
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