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

Photo courtesy of Audi

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

Photo courtesy of Porsche AG

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

Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

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

Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.

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

Photo courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover

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

Photo courtesy of Volvo Car USA

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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The Google logo appears for the first time on a car thanks to the partnership.

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"Hey Google, where is my Fiat 500X Hey Google parked?" A new lineup of car models from Fiat celebrates the technology of Hey Google. The special editions are mainly just a publicity stunt (for both companies), but buyers will be able to place an order for the fresh 500 family models this month.

Each car in the special series is equipped with the Hey Google voice assistant. Owners can connect their car to the their Google Nest Hub (included in a welcome kit with purchase) and smartphone, should they so choose.

Owners will use the phrase "Hey Google, ask my Fiat…" to get answers regarding questions about where the car is parked, how much fuel is left, the location of the nearest workshop, and much more.

Fiat 500 Family Hey Google: Fiat 500

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In addition to the tech, each Hey Google cars are equipped with unique exteriors and interiors. They have white paint jobs on their bodies and gloss black roofs and mirror caps. For the first time in automotive history, the Google logo is displayed on an automobile. The Hey Google badge is placed on the wheel arches of every model. Both B-pillars are also embellished with the multicoloured 'molecules' of the Hey Google logo.

The molecules are also displayed on the inside where they feature on the seats, which also have a label embroidered with "Hey Google". The dashboard fascia is matte silver with a white 500 logo.

At the center of the dashboard is a 7.0-inch touch screen display that features an animation where "Hey Google" appears then moves to the Google "G" then transforms to the Fiat logo.

Fiat will offer Hey Google editions of their 500, 500X, and 500L. The Fiat 500 hybrid Hey Google are priced from £16,005 OTR, 500X Hey Google priced from £21,765 OTR, and 500L Hey Google priced from £20,345 OTR

Deliveries are limited to the U.K. Ordering for the special series opens mid-April.

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New driver assist technology is coming to the Lexus lineup later this year.

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New Lexus Teammate driver assistance technology will debut on the 2022 Lexus LS 500h later this year. Its availability is constrained to all-wheel drive models.

The technology was developed based on the Mobility Teammate Concept. This automated driving concept is unique to Toyota sough to enhance communication between drivers and cars, "enabling them to reach out to each other for mutual assistance". The concept sees cars and humans interacting and partnering rather than having automation take over for drivers. This approach allows drivers to enjoy the experience of driving but allowing the vehicle to take over some functions of driver's duties at times. In this way, the tech works as both guardian and chauffeur.

2022 Lexus The company's flagship sedan will get the technology first.Photo courtesy of Lexus

2022 Lexus LS 500h

On the 2022 Lexus 500h, Lexus Teammate will offer two functions: Advanced Drive and Advanced Park.

Advanced Drive is design to "accurately detect driving conditions to plan and execute acceleration, braking, and steering commands to maintain the vehicle within the lane, follow other vehicles, change lanes, navigate certain interchanges and traffic jams and overtake slower vehicles." It's a Level 2 functionality that "allows for driving on limited-access highways with partial hands-free, eyes-on-the-road operation".

This description makes it sound a lot like the suite of lane keeping, lane centering, and adaptive cruise control technology that Hyundai offers rather than true Level 3 technology that General Motors's Super Cruise delivers.

Lexus will show operation of the technology on a screen with information displayed like this.Photo courtesy of Lexus

Advanced Park operates similar to how the Genesis GV80's hands-free parking assist technology works. The Lexus tech automatically controls steering, acceleration, braking, and gear changes with parallel parking or backing into a parking space. It uses a combination of 360-degree sensing technologies and a bird's eye view display to perform the task while allowing the driver to monitor progress.

"We are very proud of Lexus Teammate, which is the culmination of five years of close collaboration between our technical centers in Japan and the US. We conducted simultaneous development and rigorous testing in both markets with the goal of achieving industry-leading advanced driver assistance functionality," says Derek Caveney, executive engineer at Toyota Motor North America's Integrated Vehicle Systems team.

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