Survey Reveals Military's Favorite Vehicle

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The Ford F-150 is not only the most popular vehicle sold in the U.S. (more than 600,000 were sold in 2017), but it's also popular with members of the military.

According to a recent survey conducted by the United Services Automobile Association's car-buying service, the Ford F-150 is the most popular vehicle among all active and retired military service members.

The F-150 ranks No. 1 among the top 10 vehicles purchased by members of all five branches; however, the lists do show some diversity — they include more than pickup trucks.

Below are the top five vehicles by military branch, all model-year 2017, according to the USAA survey:


  1. Ford F-150
  2. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  3. Ram 1500
  4. Honda Accord
  5. Honda Civic


  1. Ford F-150
  2. Honda Civic
  3. Honda Accord
  4. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  5. Toyota Camry

(The Ram 1500 did not make the Navy's top 10 list.)

Marine Corps

  1. Ford F-150
  2. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  3. Ram 1500
  4. Honda Civic
  5. Jeep Wrangler

Air Force

  1. Ford F-150
  2. Honda Civic
  3. Honda Accord
  4. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  5. Ram 1500

Coast Guard

  1. Ford F-150
  2. Jeep Wrangler
  3. Ram 1500
  4. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  5. Honda Civic

All Branches (total)

  1. Ford F-150
  2. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  3. Ram 1500
  4. Honda Civic
  5. Honda Accord

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This makes perfect sense. My son is Navy and he drives a new Civic that he bought just a few months ago

Makes sense because they hardly make any money.

For everyone comparing an almost $450k Ford GT, car and driver and motor trend just did a review on...comparing it to a $120k corvette is laughable. The corvette can be driven as a wonderful daily driver and then take it to the track. The GT not so much...and for that price. I would buy the Lamborghini huracan that beats it to 60 and quarter mile for $150k less. Heck you could have the huracan and z06 for price of GT


Here's a better comparison..apples to apples

New refreshed mustang still gets taken to school by older camaro and 6.2L!!! No replacement for displacement...just wait till 2019 when camaro get its refresh plus more HP/TQ....2020 new mustang can't get here fast enough

Heres the motor trend article

By the way....the new ZL1 just neat it around track..

So lawn ranger, bluesman, frank.....nice try!!!!! GMSRGREAT is correct

No REPLACEMENT for Displacement!!!


1. Mustang weighs 1000 lbs extra

2. Camaro has more horsepower

3. 6.2L vs 5.0L

4. 6.2L can only beat the Stang by .1 in 1/4 mile.

That’s an Uber failure for the Camaro, as much as a failure as you. The 5.0 produced more top end power despite being smaller and faster speed trap, the Camaro falls flat on its face. You can go home now.


@ Frank: FORD GT loses to Corvette, Mustang loses to the Camaro. Call Dearborn and tell them to design better products. HAHAHA!!!

@ Frank

Failure? It beats it!!!! And it does all of it quite well. Read whole article
Destroys it at track by 3 secs. Not even in same class!!!
Now, swallow your words! Wipe your bloodied face bc u got handed to you!!!

@ Frank

For the record, the quickest time we’ve ever seen around the figure eight is 22.2 seconds, put down by both the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Lamborghini Huracán Performante. Meaning the Camaro 1LE is within spitting distance. When I asked our handling guru Kim Reynolds what he thought about the two cars after lapping them, he looked first to the Camaro then disparagingly glanced at the Mustang and said, “There’s about 4,000 years of evolution separating the two.”

Best quote of the article!!!

@ Frank

To put it bluntly, the Camaro is in another league, with legitimate supercars. A 2015 GT-R NISMO held the Streets record—1:19.07—meaning the gulf between the quickest car ever lapped at the track and the Chevy (1.6 seconds) was less than half the gulf between our two competitors (3.3 seconds). But then we got bored at lunch and Randy ran a lap in a Lamborghini Huracán Performonte. Result: new champ, at 1:18.73—making the Camaro the sixth-fastest car around Streets. Yet the Chevy still is less than 2 seconds off the pace of a hypercar costing six times as much. Dang.

Just one more punch in the nose for you to take!!!! LOL...HAHAHA

You're pathetic, everyone on here tells it to you.

Goodbye....another league...what a dolt. HAHAHAHA

US military has to buy vehicles from all. So it's rotational. If this round was Ram, next round will be Chevy or Ford and so on.
They don't buy what someone prefers. So this list is garbage.

My duty station has Rams now, had Ford before, next will be Chevy.

@ Frank

Your confused!!! You never have facts and someone PUTS YOU IN YOUR get upset, whine like a baby, and then lash our insults bc you have nothing to back up your claims!!! You are so small minded its rather pathetic!!

Get a clue, come with FACTS!!! Or don't comment!!!

^^^^^^^^ Frank ^^^^^^^^^
Please read above.

The Ford GT just got blasted by the new Corvette ZR1.

And the ZR1 was riven by an engineer employee doing testing, while the Ford GTwas being driven by a professional race car driver.

And the ZR1 is a small fraction of the price of a Ford GT

Man, Ford guys have been embarrassed for decades by GM.

when will fiat drop that pig-iron Case farm tractor engine that was designed to be in a grain combine in 1985. yes that is where the 6 banger came from.

I love how GM and RAM owners trash military members just because their vehicle is not on top.


@danno--If you are referring to the Cummins diesel then yes but it is unstoppable. Those who buy a Cummins buy them for their reliability and durability.

As for the Mustang it is a nice car but if you want to brag about its performance it will eat the dust of a Dodge Challenger Demon. I would take a Hemi performance wise over a Ford V-8 or EcoBoost.

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