Best-Selling

These are each automaker's best-selling vehicles in 2020

The Cadillac XT5 is the automaker's best-selling model.

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We all have a pretty good idea of what the most popular vehicles in the country are - trucks and SUVs. But, what are the most popular Cadillac, Fiat, Infiniti, and Tesla models? This list showcases which mass market models are most popular for each automaker.

This list uses self-reported automaker sales numbers to determine the most popular models. Super luxury cars sold by the likes of Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, and Aston Martin aren't tallied by model, rather a total number. So, they're not included on this list either.

To see the latest roster of best-selling trucks in 2020, click here. For the best-selling SUVs click here and for best-selling cars this year, click here.

Please note, this list takes into account all automaker sales reported through December 31, 2020 and are final for the 2020 calendar year.

Acura

2019 Acura RDX Photo courtesy of Acura

Best-Seller: Acura RDX
Acura sold 52,785 RDXs in 2020. The three-row MDX is the brand's second best-selling vehicle.

Volkswagen

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Photo courtesy of Volkswagen AG

Best-Seller: Volkswagen Tiguan
Tiguan sales passed the 100,000 threshold for 2020, reaching 100,687 making it Volkswagen's best-selling vehicle.

Subaru

2020 Subaru Forester Photo courtesy of Subaru of America Inc.

Best-Seller: Subaru Forester
Subaru sold over 20,000 more Foresters in 2020 than it did Outbacks making the SUV its best-selling model.

Buick

2020 Buick Encore GX

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Best-Seller: Buick Encore GX
The Encore GX was new to Buick's lineup in 2020 and quickly overtook the perennial best-selling Encore to become the brand's best-seller.

Chevrolet

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

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Best-Seller: Chevrolet Silverado
The Chevy Silverado has been Chevrolet's best-selling vehicle for years. In 2020 Chevrolet's second best-selling vehicle wasn't a truck, it was an SUV - the Equinox.

Audi

2020 Audi Q5

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Best-Seller: Audi Q5
Audi sold nearly double the number of Q5s as it did its second best-selling model, another SUV, the larger Audi Q7.

MINI

2021 MINI Cooper Countryman

Best-Seller: MINI Countryman
The Mini Countryman outsold the rest of the MINI fleet, narrowly beating out the sales of the Cooper Hardtop 2-Door.

Dodge

2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye

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Best-Seller: Dodge Charger
The Dodge Charger sold better than the Challenger, Durango, and Journey in 2020.

Fiat

2020 Fiat 124 Spider

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Best-Seller: Fiat 124 Spider
The Fiat 124 Spider, which is based on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, was the Italian brand's best-selling model in the U.S.

Jaguar

2020 Jaguar F-Pace

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Best-Seller: Jaguar F-Pace
Jaguar sold nearly as many F-Pace SUVs in 2020 as they did the entire rest of their lineup combined.

Cadillac

2020 Cadillac XT5

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Best-Seller: Cadillac XT5
The Cadillac XT5 isn't just the brand's best-selling SUV. It's also the company's best-selling model.

BMW

2020 BMW X3

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Best-Seller: BMW X3
BMW sold about 9,000 more X3s than X5s in 2020 making it the best-selling vehicle from the German automaker.

Chrysler

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle

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Best-Seller: Chrysler Pacifica
This isn't even a close contest. Chrysler sold nearly 95,000 Pacificas in 2020 but just 16,000 300s.

Honda

2020 Hyundai CR-V

Best-Seller: Honda CR-V
The CR-V's sales numbers aren't just good enough to make it Honda's best-selling vehicle. They push the CR-V near the top of the overall best-selling vehicle list for 2020.

Hyundai

2021 Hyundai Elantra

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Best-Seller: Hyundai Elantra
The Tucson was Hyundai's best-selling going into Q4 of 2020 but the Elantra managed to pull ahead with a strong three months of sales.

Ford

2020 Ford F-250 Tremor Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Best-Seller: Ford F-Series
The Ford F-Series is traditionally the best-selling new vehicle in the U.S. and 2020 was no exception to the rule.

Jeep

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Photo courtesy of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.

Best-Seller: Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Grand Cherokee outsold the Wrangler by 8,000 units to claim the top spot as Jeep's best-seller.

Kia

2020 Kia Sportage Photo courtesy of Kia Motors

Best-Seller: Kia Forte
The Kia Forte just barely hung on to the title after strong Q4 sales very nearly gave the Sportage the crown. In the end, just 654 sales separated first and second place.

GMC

2020 GMC Sierra HD Photo courtesy of GMC

Best-Seller: GMC Sierra
The GMC Sierra, a sister of the Chevrolet Silverado, places first for its brand with the subcompact GMC Terrain coming in second.

Lincoln

2020 Lincoln Corsair Photo courtesy of Lincoln Motor Company

Best-Seller: Lincoln MKC/Corsair
The Lincoln MKC/Corsair outsold the Lincoln Aviator and MKX/Nautilus in 2020 to take the crown for the company.

Infiniti

2020 Infiniti QX60

Best-Seller: Infiniti QX60
The Infiniti QX60 just barely outsold the smaller QX50 to get the sales title for the brand for 2020.

Porsche

2020 Porsche Macan

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Best-Seller: Porsche Macan
The Porsche Macan is the German automaker's best-selling vehicle but the Cayenne SUV isn't too far behind, just 540 more Macans were sold than Cayennes in 2020.

Alfa Romeo

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

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Best-Seller: Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Alfa Romeo doesn't sell a lot of cars in the U.S., but the Italian automaker's SUV, the Stelvio, was their top-seller for 2020.

Genesis

2020 Genesis G70

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Best-Seller: Genesis G70
The Genesis G70 finished the year as the brand's top-selling model but for 2021 it will face stiff competition from the GV80.

Mercedes-Benz

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

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Best-Seller: Mercedes-Benz GLC
The Mercedes-Benz GLC is the company's best-selling models. The SUV one size higher, the GLE, is the second best-selling vehicle.

Mitsubishi

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Best-Seller: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
The Outlander Sport barely eeked out a win in this battle, besting the Outlander by less than 2,000 vehicles.

Lexus

2020 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

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Best-Seller: Lexus RX
The Lexus RX is the brand's top-selling vehicle, nearly doubling the sales figures of its smaller brother the NX.

Mazda

2020 Mazda CX-5 Photo courtesy of Mazda North American Operations

Best-Seller: Mazda CX-5
Mazda's compact SUV, the CX-5 is its bread and butter but the new CX-30 is hot on its sales heels.

Toyota

2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Best-Seller: Toyota RAV4
The Toyota RAV4 is one of the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. The automaker sold more than double the number of RAV4s as it did Tundras.

Tesla

Tesla Model 3 Photo courtesy of Tesla Motors

Best-Seller: Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 is far and away the company's best-seller.

Nissan

2020 Nissan Rogue Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

Best-Seller: Nissan Rogue
Nissans' Rogue is the company's most popular model. Its second best-selling vehicle, the Altima, only sees about half as many sales.

Ram

2020 Ram 1500 Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

Best-Seller: Ram Pickup
The Ram pickup truck has won awards for years for its luxury-level interior and sleek exterior, as well as impressive capability. That's what' has helped it take the top spot amongst Ram products, as well as making it one of the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2020.

Land Rover

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR Carbon Edition

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Best-Seller: Land Rover Range Rover Sport
The Land Rover Range Rover Sport continues to be the brand's best-selling vehicle with the Range Rover, Range Rover Velar, and Range Rover Evoque on nearly equal footing with just about 60 percent of the Range Rover Sport's sales.

Volvo

2020 Volvo XC90 T8

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Best-Seller: Volvo XC90
The Volvo XC60 was very nearly as popular as the XC90 in 2020 after a strong Q4 showing.

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Improved hot hatch

The 2022 VW Golf GTI gets new handling tech

Improvements to the GTI's handling and steering should make it even faster in the curves.

Volkswagen

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is one of the most recognizable and popular cars the automaker sells. After a bumpy few years that ended with the standard Golf model being nixed from VW's U.S catalog, we're starting to see concrete details on the upcoming performance variants of the car, which will thankfully end up heading our way. The eighth-generation Golf GTI and Golf R will make landfall in the United States as 2022 models, and will both feature a load of new tech and refinements. VW just announced the changes that are being made to the GTI's handling and performance systems, and they are extensive, to say the least.


2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI VW is offering the 8th-gen Golf only in high-performance GTI and R configurations.Volkswagen


Volkswagen is giving the legendary hot hatch a host of improvements, which the automaker says will give the car more precise, stable handling at its limit. The GTI's front suspension has been reconfigured with new wishbone bearings and damping hydraulics. VW says that the car's springs and buffer stops have also been revised, which will give the font axle spring rate that is five percent higher than its predecessor. A new aluminum subframe is also in place, which will reduce weight by seven pounds over the previous car.

The eighth-generation Golf brought a new VW Vehicle Dynamics Manager system which will also benefit the upcoming GTI. The system integrates the car's electronic stability control with its electronic differentials, and in GTI models equipped with the optional DCC adaptive damping system, the system adjusts individual wheel damping up to 200 times per second. The differential itself will now come standard with all GTI models. It's an electronically-controlled torque-sensing limited-slip unit, which varies the levels of its intervention based on how the car is being driven and on how the other traction control functions are being used.


2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI The GTI's steering is now more responsive.Volkswagen


The GTI's steering system has also been revised to now include an enhanced progressive steering function that uses software to help turn the vehicle with less steering effort, depending on speed. Volkswagen says that the GTI's steering takes just 2.1 turns of the steering wheel to go from lock to lock when it's equipped with 18-inch wheels.

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All-new sports sedans

All-new 2022 Audi A3 and S3 coming soon

The 2022 A3 gets sharper styling.

Audi

The Audi A3 and S3 might be small, but both cars bring benchmark performance and luxury to the compact side of the premium market. The cars have been totally overhauled for the 2022 model year, and pick up new powertrain tech, updated interiors, and sharper styling.

Audi says that the A3 is wider and more aggressively styled than its predecessor, and notes that it will carry a new, wider grille and headlight design. The S3 is now longer and wider than before, and will sport a larger, more aggressive exhaust system.


2022 Audi A3 The A3's interior gets new color options for 2022.Audi


The 2022 A3 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 201 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. It's paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The powertrain also gets a 48-volt mild-hybrid boost for the first time in 2021, which will provide better take-off acceleration and can allow the car to coast with the engine off.

The S3 derives 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque from its turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, which is a bump of 18 horsepower and 15 pound-feet of torque over its predecessor. Audi says that the new powertrain configuration allows the 2022 S3 to sprint from 0-60 mph in only 4.5 seconds. The S3 also benefits from a .6-inch drop in ride height and new available S sport suspension with damper control that can be adjusted with drive mode selections from the cockpit.


2022 Audi S3 The sporty S3 has also been redesigned for 2022.Audi


The A3's interior brings standard heated setas with eight-way power adjustment, a standard panoramic sunroof, tri-zone climate control, and leather upholstery. Two new color options are available for the 2021 A3, including Santos Brown with Steel Gray stitching and Parchment Beige with Steel Gray stitching. The S3 gets new power-adjustable S sport seats, and can be upgraded inside with diamond-stitched Nappa leather upholstery.

A 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen is standard for both cars, along with a 10.25-inch digital gauge display. Audi's virtual cockpit system, which can project maps and other information into the gauge cluster, is available with a 12.3-inch gauge upgrade option. A head-up display is also available for the first time in both cars.


2022 Audi S3 The S3's interior has been updated with new seats.Audi


Audi includes a few advanced driver aids as standard equipment, which include forward collision warnings, high-beam assist, lane departure warnings, and a pre-collision system that shuts windows and pretensions seatbelts. Most features are optional, and include a parking assistance system, rear cross-traffic alerts, blind spot monitoring, and more.

The 2022 Audi A3 will have a starting price of $34,945, which includes a $1,045 destination charge. The A3 Quattro will start at $36,945 and the 2021 S3 will have a starting price of $45,945.

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