Pickups Are Popular Around the Globe

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Ever wonder what the most popular vehicle is in each state? That's easy; if it's not the Ford F-150 or Chevrolet Silverado, then it's the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord. Pretty boring. But have you ever wondered what the most popular and unique vehicle is in each state? Calculating that is a little more difficult because you have to come up with some kind of ratio between what is bought across the country and compare that with the individual tastes in each state.

That's what Popular Mechanics did when creating its Unofficial State Car list. As you might expect, there are plenty of states that appreciate pickups but there are many other interesting choices as well. In some states the most-sold vehicles have been discontinued for years.


Hawaii: Toyota Tacoma
Montana: Ram 1500
New York: Cadillac Escalade EXT
Tennessee: Nissan Titan
Texas: Cadillac Escalade EXT


Arkansas: GMC Yukon
Colorado: Nissan Xterra
Iowa: Ram ProMaster City
Nebraska: Chevrolet Suburban
North Dakota: GMC Yukon XL Denali

If your tastes run more globally, TopSpeed put together a list of the most-searched automotive brands in every country on Earth. You may be surprised when looking at North America. TopSpeed also included the most-searched brands by state as well. The U.S. results give new meaning to a "Toyota Smile." Additionally, as you may have noticed from videos in the more volatile parts of the Middle East, Toyota pickups appear to be popular there as well. The TopSpeed data bears that out.


Brazil: Fiat
Canada: Toyota
China: Tesla
New Zealand: Mitsubishi
Spain: Volkswagen

Graphic courtesy Top Speed


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That's a lot of Red (Toyota), this must have been a hard article for Mark to write...

Wrote it though didn't he. Everyone says its a Ford site. This tells me different. Its called the real world.

I'm not surprised that in the "heartland" states Ford is the dominant vehicle. I was surprised that Texas preferred Toyota but that may have been part of Toyota's strategy to base most of their operations there.

@Truck crazy you're just crazy...

@john, Gotta be crazy.

Very interesting.

@john Truckcrazy is crazy say something bout Ford and he freaks out. The dude should be in a padded room.

looks like the midwest believes in buying American products

It is sad that GM & FCA have given up competing with Japanese Automobiles. They gave surrendered the East and West coast + the South.

Just remember as reported for 30 plus years, the F150 still leads cars and trucks in total monthly sales.

Yup, Ram is very popular out in the rugged west. Makes sense with their rich 4 wheel drive history.




"Yup, Ram is very popular out in the rugged west."

Yup, one out of fifty (2%) is something to brag about.

Goes to show that we do not search for the truth but for validation of our beliefs.

It is sad that GM & FCA have given up competing with Japanese AutomobilesPosted by: David Robertson

I think you got is backwards GM Toyota and VW are top three world wide! No Ford is the picture HAHA!


Yup, Confirms what I already knew.


Goes to show that we do not search for the truth but for validation of our beliefs.

Posted by: Lou_BC | Aug 25, 2015 6:12:02 PM

You got that right!


Europe, including Russia and Northern Asia(Korea and Japan) these are Pickup free zones
Small trucks and Cab Chassis Van variants replace Pickups

Then why is Mercedes building a pickup for europe.

It is not for Europe, Australia , New Zealand, South Africa, SE Asia and South and Central America

Initially , these then SE Asia the biggest market for Pickups. Europe is a tiny market
"As well as Australia and New Zealand, the company says other target markets include Europe, South Africa and South America, with North America set to miss out given the smaller size of the ute compared with larger US-centric offerings "

I just got back from Alaska 3 weeks ago. The dominant vehicle I seen was Subaru...there everywhere!
Surprised to see Ford and Toyota listed.
You don't hardly see rusted out cars/trucks in Alaska also. Salt and chemicals are not allowed for use on roads up there.

Ahh, then maybe add add back the FORD RANGER into the mix!!

@HemiV8 -

American Consumer Satisfaction Index.

“While it is true that all cars are now much better than they were 10 to 20 years ago, it is alarming that so many of them have quality problems,” Claes Fornell, ACSI Chairman and founder, said in a statement. “The number of recalls is at an all-time high. This should not happen with modern manufacturing technology and has negative consequences for driver safety, costs and customer satisfaction.”

"Domestic automakers such as Ford (81) and General Motors (79) did well, however Fiat Chrysler (75) had four of its brands — Dodge (76), Jeep (75), Chrysler (74) and Fiat (73) — at the bottom of its list."

Chrysler wins top Total Quality Award.

Cars have gotten so good, says Strategic Vision, that it is harder than ever to win. In fact, says the group, 18 years ago 85 percent of all vehicle brands had more than half a problem per vehicle. This year, no brand has more than half a problem per vehicle. The organization measures "over 155 specific aspects of the customer's experience," and scores are based on input from more than 46,000 customers.

Chrysler takes the overall award on the corporate level with six segment leaders from Fiat, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram. The Fiat 500 won Small Multi-Function Car, the 500e won Small Alternative Powertrain, the Dodge Challenger tied at the top in the Specialty Coupe category alongside the very un-coupe Mini Cooper Countryman, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited took the Entry SUV category, the Dodge Durango won in Mid-Size SUV, and Ram took the overall in Best Non-Luxury Brand.

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