Best-Selling

These are each automaker's best-selling vehicles in 2021

The Genesis GV80 has just entered the market and is already making a splash.

Photo courtesy of Genesis Motors

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 from each brand? 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 roster of best-selling trucks in 2020, click here. The 2021 numbers can be found here.

For the best-selling SUVs click here and for best-selling cars in 2020, click here. To see the best-selling SUVs in 2021, click here. The best-selling cars in 2021 can be found here.

The list of 2021's best-selling minivans is currently available here. See 2020's best-selling minivans here.

See the full list of 2020's best-selling vehicles by automaker here.

Acura

2022 Acura MDX exterior Photo courtesy of Acura

Best-Seller: Acura MDX
The Acura MDX has just undergone a compete redesign that pushed the car toward luxury without raising the price much and customers are enthusiastically responding.

Alfa Romeo

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifolgio No. 14 - Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

Best-Seller: Alfa Romeo Stelvio
The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio sell about equally as well in the U.S. but so far in 2021 the SUV has outsold the sports sedan by about 500 units. Both models were updated for the new year.

Audi

2021 Audi Q5 Photo courtesy of Audi AG

Best-Seller: Audi Q5
The Audi Q5 is the company's best seller and it's really no surprise. The two-row SUV delivers a lot of what buyers are looking for, especially after the upgrades it got for the 2021 model year.

BMW

2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e Photo courtesy of BMW

Best-Seller: BMW X3
For a lot of buyers, the BMW X3 is the right-sized vehicle at the right price with proper premium appointments. The compact SUV has a lot of competition but has outsold its larger brother, the X5, by over 2,000 units so far this year.

Buick

2020 Buick Encore GX

Photo courtesy of Buick

Best-Seller: Buick Encore GX
With its plus-sized subcompact SUV features, the Buick Encore GX is the next-size up from the popular Encore but with more passenger space and cargo room. Plus, it's engine is more energetic.

Cadillac

2021 Cadillac Escalade

Photo courtesy of Cadillac

Best-Seller: Cadillac Escalade
The Cadillac XT5 is usually the company's best-seller, but the Escalade has shown in the first quarter of 2021 as dealers stock up on the freshly redesigned SUV.

Chevrolet

2020 Chevrolet Silverado Photo courtesy of Chevrolet

Best-Seller: Chevrolet Silverado
The Chevy Silverado always reigns supreme in the company's sales lineup. Chevrolet figures the sales of the regular- and heavy-duty Silverados together, just like Ford, GMC, and Ram do, to get the monthly total.

Chrysler

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

Best-Seller: Chrysler Pacifica
The Chrysler lineup is small but the Pacifica stands out, not just because of its excellent people-hauling capability but also because of its multiple trim levels that offer everything from budget-friendly to near-luxury options.

Dodge

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

Best-Seller: Dodge Durango
Dodge's popular two- and three-row SUV, the Durango, is the buyer's choice in the first quarter of 2021 but sales of the Dodge Charger are right on its heels.

Fiat

2020 Fiat 124 Spider Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

Best-Seller: Fiat 124 Spider
The Mazda MX-5 Miata-derived Fiat 124 Spider is the best-selling Fiat in the lineup. It's a low bar. The rest of the models currently available on dealer lots combined have sold less than the number of 124 Spiders sold during Q1.

Ford

2021 Ford F-150 Tremor Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Best-Seller: Ford F-Series
The Ford F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in the country so it's no surprise that it finds itself on this list.

Genesis

2021 Genesis GV80

Photo courtesy of Genesis Motors

Best-Seller: Genesis GV80
The Genesis GV80 went on sale late last year and it's already claimed the top spot among the Genesis roster.

Honda

2020 Honda CR-V

Photo courtesy of American Honda Motor Co., Inc

Best-Seller: Honda CR-V
It's really no surprise that the Honda CR-V is once again wearing the crown as the company's best-seller. It's one of the most popular vehicles in the U.S.

Hyundai

2022 Hyundai Tucson No. 10 - Hyundai Tucson (17,403 sold) Photo courtesy of Hyundai Motor America

Best-Seller: Hyundai Tucson
The Hyundai Tucson has been redesigned for the 2022 model year and will go on sale soon. In the meantime, customers are snapping up the 2021 version.

Infiniti

2020 Infiniti QX50

Photo courtesy of Infiniti Motor Company

Best-Seller: Infiniti QX50
As Infiniti begins their sell-down of the three-row QX60 ahead of the company's launch of a redesigned version of the SUV, the two-row QX50 has taken the sales lead. The first-place SUV is a comfortable cruiser.

Jeep

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Photo courtesy of Jeep

Best-Seller: Grand Cherokee
The last of the current generation of Jeep Grand Cherokees is selling quickly. The SUV gets a much-needed improvement for the 2021 model year and welcomes a brother, the Wagoneer.

Kia

2021 Kia Forte

Photo courtesy of Kia Motors

Best-Seller: Kia Forte
The Kia Forte was the company's most popular model in 2020 and it's already back in the lead in 2021.

Lexus

2021 Lexus RX

Photo courtesy of Lexus

Best-Seller: Lexus RX
Lexus sold over 7,000 RX SUVs in the first month of 2021 alone, making it over three times as popular as the company's best-selling car, the Lexus ES.

Lincoln

2020 Lincoln Corsair Photo courtesy of Lincoln Motor Company

Best-Seller: Lincoln Corsair
The smallest SUV in the company's lineup outsells all its big brothers.

Mazda

2021 Mazda CX-5

Photo courtesy of Mazda North American Operations

Best-Seller: Mazda CX-5
January was a big sales month for Mazda and a huge sales period for the Mazda CX-5, which outsold its closest completion in the lineup by a three-to-one margin. That momentum carried it to the top spot through all of Q1.

Mitsubishi

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors North America

Best-Seller: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport may be the company's best-selling model but it's competition is stiffening. The new Outlander and Eclipse Cross hit the market this year.

Nissan

2021 Nissan Rogue

Best-Seller: Nissan Rogue
The redesigned Nissan Rogue is a formidable compact SUV and it's obviously gaining attention with buyers who are choosing it more than twice as often as any other Nissan vehicle.

Porsche

2020 Porsche Macan Photo courtesy of Porsche AG

Best-Seller: Porsche Macan
Porsche is still a relatively low volume seller but over 6,000 people purchased a Macan in the first quarter of 2021. The larger Cayenne was the second-best-selling vehicle.

Ram

2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition

Photo courtesy of Stellantis

Best-Seller: Ram Pickup
Ram's regular- and heavy-duty pickup trucks are its bread and butter. For 2021, the company introduced the Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition.

Subaru

2021 Subaru Forester

Photo courtesy of Subaru of America Inc.

Best-Seller: Subaru Forester
The Forester is back on top of the Subaru sales chart after taking the crown in 2020.

Toyota

2021 Toyota RAV4 XLE Hybrid Premium

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

Best-Seller: Toyota RAV4
It's no surprise that the RAV4 is back on top of the best-seller list for Toyota. In the month of January alone Toyota sold 13,000 more RAV4s than the did Tacomas.

Tesla

2021 Tesla Model Y Photo courtesy of Tesla Motors

Best-Seller: Tesla Model 3/Y
Tesla combines the sales of the Model 3 and Model Y (they're built on the same platform) and together they take the crown over the Model S/Model X.

Volkswagen

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Photo courtesy of Volkswagen AG​

Best-Seller: Volkswagen Tiguan
The Volkswagen Tiguan is right-priced to compete in its segment and offered in an attractive package; buyers can choose from two- or three-row models. A redesigned version of the Tiguan and the new Taos are on their way.

Volvo

2020 Volvo XC60 2021 Volvo XC60 Photo courtesy of Volvo Car USA

Best-Seller: Volvo XC90
The Volvo XC60 sits at the top of the automaker's SUV lineup and it's at the top of the sales charts, but just barely. The Volvo XC60 is close behind.

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Jeep

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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