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.

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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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EQS buyers will have access to two years of free charging.

Electrify America

The Mercedes-Benz EQSis set to start hitting dealers' lots in just a few months, and the automaker is working drum up excitement for the all-new EV. Today, Electrify America announced that it will partner with Mercedes to offer charging services to buyers of the upcoming vehicle.

The agreement means that EQS owners will have two years of free charging, which includes 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America locations. The services go a step further, however, and will include the ability to plug and charge. This means that EQS owners who have activated their Mercedes me Charge accounts can start a free charging session just by plugging the vehicle into the charger. Electrify America says that no authentication or initiation steps will be required.


2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS The EQS is due to hit the market in late 2021.Mercedes-Benz


The agreement between Mercedes-Benz and Electrify America will also extend some services to future EQ battery-electric vehicles, as well as future Mercedes plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company notes that there may be costs to charge for those vehicles, but drivers will still be able to use the Mercedes me app to initiate sessions.

As more automakers jump in the EV game, free charging partnerships are becoming a bigger deal. Just last month, Hyundai announced that buyers of its Ioniq 5 EV will receive two years of free charging from Electrify America, and Ford offered free charging to its Mustang Mach-E customers, also through Electrify America, though The Blue Oval's offer only extended to 250 kilowatt-hours.

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS The partnership with Electrify America will provide access to chargers across the country.Mercedes-Benz


The EQS itself is Mercedes' first vehicle in what will become an electric sub-brand for the automaker. It will hit the market as a 2022 model late in 2021, and will be offered in two models. The entry level machine features 329 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, while the up-level EQS 580 4Matic will see 516 horsepower and 611 pound-feet of torque. Beyond its electric powertrain, the EQS will offer several advanced tech features, including a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 17.7-inch touchscreen. Even the passenger gets a display in the new car, as a second 12.3-inch screen will be positioned on the right portion of the dash.

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Updated vehicle lineup

Toyota is going more places in 2022 and beyond

Toyota is giving its spunky 86 sports car a makeover for 2022.

Toyota

"Let's Go Places", Toyota's tagline adopted nearly a decade ago, speaks to the automaker's goal of "evolution and commitment to leading through innovation, enriching lives and connecting with customers in new ways they define". Today, Toyota has sold more than 15 million vehicles and is continuing to innovate with connected technologies and alternative powertrains and is global leader of hybrid electric vehicles.

Toyota plans to offer approximately 70 electrified models globally by 2025, in a lineup that will feature 15 dedicated battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), including seven in the new the "bZ" (Beyond Zero) brand and also plans to bring electrification to its truck lineup.

The Japanese manufacturer recently invited a cadre of journalists to its U.S. headquarters in Plano, Texas, to learn more about the company's latest developments and goals, as well as to hear about new and concept vehicles from both Toyota and luxury stablemate Lexus, during a three-day event that was akin to a Toyota-centric auto show. There were ride and drive opportunities in Plano and at the nearby Eagle Canyon Raceway, with a high-speed track and off-road course and even a "secret reveal" of the all-new Tundra. The breadth of new offerings includes models from every segment of the auto market, ranging from BEV to truck and high-performance.


Toyota bZ4X Concept The bZ4X shows Toyota's vision for its bZ (Beyond Zero) electric sub-brand.Toyota


Of the nearly two dozen vehicles on the roster, we selected the following models to highlight:

**The Toyota bZ4X Concept is Toyota's vision for the first of a global series of battery-electric vehicles sold under the "Toyota bZ" (Beyond Zero) brand. Jointly developed with Subaru, the sleek SUV is close in size to the RAV4 and will have a 300-mile range; the AWD model has stunning and chiseled looks, 20-inch wheels and showcases the new e-TNGA BEV-dedicated platform. Notable is the long wheelbase with short overhangs and open-concept interior, with a "bridge" style center console, a large infotainment screen and a unique digital gauge for instrumentation.

Heralded as the vehicle that revived Toyota's sportscar lineage, the all-new 2022 GR 86 hit the track with pro drivers before meriting its Gazoo Racing badge. The lightweight 2+2 rear-drive sports coupe has been engineered with more rigidity, and a horsepower bump from 205 to 228. Added torque moves the needle from 156 to 184 lb.-ft. from its naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter flat-four boxer engine, when set up with a manual transmission; peak torque is lower in the rpm range to bring a more linear driving feel. Zero to 60 times have dropped from 7 to 6.1 seconds for the manual and moved from 8 to 6.6 seconds for the automatic.

The Gazoo team put their mark on front and rear frame reinforcements; weight-shaving components, such as aluminum roof panels and fenders; new aerodynamic body elements, a functional MATRIX "G" Mesh grille and exterior air vents. The refashioned interior gets race-inspired touches and Alcantara-trimmed front buckets. Onboard are a host of updated technologies and audio/communications features; it comes in two grades, GR 86 and GR 86 Premium.


2022 Toyota Supra A91-CF Toyota will offer just 600 Carbon Fiber Edition Supras when it goes on sale in fall 2021.Toyota


The GR Supra A91-CF (Carbon Fiber) Edition goes on sale in the fall; only 600 will be available in North America. Exterior design features include numerous carbon fiber elements; a functional aero kit; duckbill rear spoiler; special edition forged 19-inch matte-black wheels with red calipers and a Toyota Supra logo; and new colors. Inside the red-and-black themed cabin with Alcantara-and-leather and carbon-fiber trim are heated sport seats and a collection of top standard features. A turbocharged three-liter inline-six with an eight-speed transmission has paddle shifters and brings zero-to-60 in 3.9 seconds. Performance parts include adaptive Variable Sport suspension, an active rear sport differential, and front Brembo brakes with red calipers.

Both cars offer complimentary one-year memberships to the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) comes with instruction from experts and the opportunity to participate in a High-Performance Driving Event.

Two new Tacomas add choices, capability and other new features to Toyota's mid-sized truck lineup.

The 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro bumps up off-road performance with a 1.5-inch front/.05 rear lift; TRD-tuned 2.5-inch Fox internal bypass shocks, and new suspension components, using machine-forged aluminum construction on the pickup's control arms. Toyota Racing Development's upgrades bring improvements that aid in obstacle clearance with a 36.4-degree approach, 24.7-degree departure, and 26.6-degree breakover angles. New black TRD wheels make a wider track width than stock versions, while new Goodyear Territory all-terrain tires have an aggressive sidewall design. A new exclusive Electric Lime Metallic color is added to the mix. New hood graphics are available that complement the blacked-out hood scoop. A color-keyed rear bumper, door handles and power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators will trim the dual-color styling theme, along with black overfenders and new badging. An aluminum front skid plate with red TRD lettering provides additional trail protection. Unique LED headlights with sequential turn signals feature TRD Pro inserts, while Rigid Industries LED fog lights help illuminate the road and trails ahead.


2022 Toyota Tacoma The Tacoma gets even more off-road goodies for the 2022 model year.Toyota


Based on the Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4×4 Double Cab short-bed model, the TRD Pro is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 and is available with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed auto. Nifty features include a Multi Terrain Monitor that displays front-, rear- and side-camera views on the 8-inch multimedia touchscreen; the instrument panel's 4.2-inch color Multi-Information Display has an inclinometer and tilt gauge. Inside are TRD-themed black leather-trimmed heated front seats, TRD shift knob, and TRD Pro all-weather floor mats., plus a standard moonroof and Toyota's Safety Star System, along with a broad array of technologies.

The 2022 Tacoma Trail Edition, built on the Tacoma 4×4 Double Cab, upgrades off-road performance. It is1.1 inches higher in front and boasts an approach angle of 34 degrees; the rear is lifted 0.5 inches for a departure angle of 23.6 degrees; breakover angle is improved at 26.4 degrees. Unique styling comes with four exterior color choices, black badging accents and a new Trail Edition badge on the rear tailgate. Rear bumpers are now color-keyed to match the exterior grille with new unique bronze-colored lettering and new bronze-finished wheels that offer a 0.5-inch wider track width both front and rear and are fitted with new Goodyear all-terrain tires with an aggressive sidewall tread pattern. New is lockable bed storage while the driver's side storage includes insulation and can double as a cooler. It's also equipped with a 120V power outlet in the bed. Standard is a 3.5-liter V6 engine (278 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque) and locking rear differential, as well as the Tacoma Tow Package, with a maximum towing capacity of 6,400 pounds.

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