Best-Selling

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

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

Photo courtesy of Cadillac

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

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 off-road wars are heating up. This year alone, we've seen the new Ford Bronco, Rivian's R1T electric pickup truck, new off-road models of the Ford Ranger, GMC Canyon, and Chevrolet Silverado, and more rugged versions of the Subaru Outback and Forester. Jeep, already deep in the game, doesn't need to do much to bolster its off-road offering, but the brand is doing just that for 2022. The automaker is offering a new Xtreme Recon Package for the Wrangler Willys SUV, which brings more capability and style to the boxy off-roader.

Jeep Wrangler Willys Xtreme Recon Package The package can be ordered for Wrangler Willys models later this year. Jeep Wrangler Willys Xtreme Recon Package

Beyond beefy 35-inch tires tires, the Wrangler Willys with Xtreme Recon Package gets a 1.5-inch factory lift, a 4.56:1 axle ratio, 17-inch wheels and swing gate reinforcement. Jeep says those improvements give the Willys best-in-class approach and departure angles, ground clearance, and water fording capability. Approach angle improves to 47.4 degrees, breakover angle improves to 26.7 degrees, and departure angle jumps to 40.4 degrees. The extra ride height also pushes ground clearance to 12.9 inches and the water fording depth to 33.6 inches.

The package's 35-inch tires make the Willys Jeep's third Wrangler model with hardcore rolling stock. It joins the Wrangler Rubicon and Wrangler Rubicon 392 in the 35-inch club, all of which can be equipped with the tires directly from the factory.

Jeep Wrangler Willys Xtreme Recon Package A factory lift helps improve ground clearance and capability.Jeep

The Xtreme Recon Package can be ordered starting in October and will be available for the Jeep Wrangler Willys with 3.6-liter eTorque engine. The package adds $3,995 to the Wrangler Willys' price tag, which brings the total starting price to $40,930, including a $1,495 destination charge.

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2022 Infiniti Q50 gets more standard tech

The car sees new tech and interior features for 2022.

Infiniti

The Infiniti Q50 is an aging but still-stylish sedan that offers value and power, but it hasn't quite kept pace with the crop of more engaging premium European cars. However, it's still worth a look, and to press that point further, Infiniti has updated the car for 2022 with a healthy list of standard features.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Exterior styling has not changed for 2022.Infiniti

Headline updates for the 2022 Q50 are wireless Apple CarPlay and newly standard Bose Performance Series Audio. There's now leather for every trim, but in the ways that count, the car is the same as the one we saw last year, the year before, and so on.

That's not to say that the car is bad. After all, it still offers a 300-horsepower twin-turbo V6 as standard and can be upgraded with a 400-horsepower version of the engine. And, despite its aging exterior styling, it's still a handsome car with smooth, sculpted bodywork. The seven-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive remain in place.

2022 Infiniti Q50 All-wheel drive is available for all models.Infiniti

Pricing for the 2022 Infiniti Q50 starts at $43,125, which includes a $1,025 destination fee. The car gets standard wireless Apple CarPlay, leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, and Bose Performance Audio. All-wheel drive is available for a $2,000 upcharge.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Wireless Apple CarPlay and Bose audio are standard.Infiniti

The mid-range Q50 Sensory starts at $48,825, and comes with 19-inch wheels, black open-pore wood interior accents, navigation, and an air purifier system. Stepping up to the top Q50 Red Sport 400 will run $56,975, and brings the more powerful V6 engine, semi-aniline leather upholstery, and Dynamic Digital Suspension, which adjusts damping settings depending on road conditions and driving style.

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