What’s Your State’s Favorite Car Brand?
Automobiles are the piggy banks that never fill-up, so it's important to find a vehicle you like, and serves you well, while it's in a "workable" condition. That being said everyone has their preferences. I grew up on a farm and as such a Ford pick-up was our standard. I grew up in a "Ford" home, so to speak. In fact, my first car was a beast of a vehicle to put it bluntly. It's been a few years, but I believe it was a Ford made, 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis V8, 5.0.
That thing drove like a Mac Truck. I felt invincible in the old girl and had many adventures. That is until it was given to the local High School as a fund raiser for Homecoming several years after I had graduated. I did comeback that homecoming and we (the city & high schoolers of Monticello) beat that thing to a pulp with sledgehammers, bats, and crowbars to raise money for the school. I think it was a buck or two a hit. Anyway, I digress, this latest poll had me reminiscing about my first ride and apparently each state has a "type," we'll call it.
So, what are the Midwest's Favorite Car Brands?
According to a report from iowabets.com and a recent study released by carlogo.com, Iowa and Wisconsin align to select Buick as their go to brand as Illinois has shown more interest in Hyundai. Interesting note here, Hyundai's seemed to be pretty high on our list of most stolen vehicles in Illinois and Wisconsin. Check out the full list of favorite car brands by state.
- Honda (7 states): Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina
- Dodge (5 states): Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico
- Ford (4 states): Michigan, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming
- Audi (4 states): Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York
- Mercedes-Benz (3 states): Florida, Georgia, Virginia
- Chevy (3 states): Kentucky, North Dakota, Oklahoma
- Mazda (3 states): Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Washington
- Volkswagen (3 states): New Hampshire, Oregon, Utah
- Buick (3 states): Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin
- Hyundai (3 states): Alabama, Arizona, Illinois
- 1 state: California (Tesla), Hawaii (Toyota), Maine (Volvo), Nebraska (Lincoln), Nevada (BMW), New Jersey (Land Rover), Ohio (Kia), Rhode Island (Alfa Romeo), Tennessee (Nissan), Texas (Lamborghini), Vermont (Subaru), West Virginia (Jeep)
What are the most popular car brands in America?
According to ranking studies from 2021 sales five brands dominate the American auto market and have consistently been among the top-selling car brands in the country. Those top selling brands include Toyota, Ford, Chevrolet, Honda, and Nissan. The United States Top 20 is as follows, based on those reports.
Where did your current vehicle or favorite brand rank? It seems a good amount of a consumers vehicle selection depends on the driver's needs, vehicle aesthetic, and the bottom dollar. Just remember, the maintenance on a bike is always cheaper.