THE 25 BESTSELLING CARS, TRUCKS, and SUVs OF 2022
1. Ford F-Series (467,307 units sold)
Not even a 13 percent decline could knock the F-series lineup from its place atop the sales rankings. Ford has also started selling an electric version of the F-150 called the Lightning and says it has sold 8760 electric pickups so far.
2. Chevy Silverado (374,479 units sold)
The light-duty Silverado 1500 gets an update for 2022, and it needed to gain back some sales momentum to pass the Ram for second place. These numbers also include sales of the heavy-duty model.
3. Ram Pickup (363,089 units sold)
Ram’s pickup lineup, including both light- and heavy-duty versions, was down 16 percent compared with last year. It and the Silverado have been fighting for the silver medal in the sales race, although the Chevy reclaimed the lead recently.
4. Toyota RAV4 (303,341 units sold)
The RAV4 has cemented its place as the bestselling non-pickup in recent years, and that looks to continue for 2022. Sales were down 3 percent but it still has a wide margin over the next highest-selling model on this list.
5. Toyota Camry (214,403 units sold)
Although SUVs have largely taken over this list, the Toyota Camry remains the bestselling vehicle that’s neither an SUV nor a pickup truck. The Camry dropped by 17 percent but still beat out many SUVs and eclipsed the next best passenger car, the Corolla, by a significant margin.
6. Honda CR-V (178,687 units sold)
The new 2023 Honda CR-V is about to go on sale, but the outgoing model is still going strong, maintaining a place within the top 10 bestsellers. Its sales were down 38 percent compared with this time last year, but maybe the new model can help reverse that.
7. Toyota Tacoma (175,872 units sold)
Toyota still rules the mid-size pickup roost in terms of sales, beating out the Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado. But the Tacoma did drop 12 percent compared with this time last year.
8. Jeep Grand Cherokee (172,545 units sold)
Similar to the Highlander, we’re not used to seeing Jeep’s mid-size SUV this high on the list of bestsellers. Both the three-row L and new two-row models are now on sale; after a strong first half, the GC’s numbers are now down 9 percent compared with last year.
9. Toyota Corolla (171,556 units sold)
The Toyota Corolla is synonymous with fuel efficiency, reliability, and affordability, but its popularity is on the decline. Sales dropped 21 percent compared with last year. The 300-hp GR Corolla hot hatchback that just debuted is certainly exciting, but it’ll never be able to boost Corolla volumes significantly due to its niche status.
10. GMC Sierra (169,107 units sold)
The Chevy Silverado’s upscale twin ekes its way into the top 10 bestselling vehicles through the first three quarters of the year. This includes both heavy-duty models and the light-duty Sierra 1500.
11. Toyota Highlander (164,451 units sold)
The Toyota Highlander has climbed the sales ranks this year, even entering the top 10 bestsellers at one point, but it had a weak third quarter. Sales are now down 21 percent compared with last year.
12. Chevy Equinox (163,324 units sold)
The Equinox now sits in third place in the mainstream compact-crossover sales race through the first three quarters of 2022. Sales were up 8 percent compared with last year.
13. Tesla Model Y (162,000 units sold, estimated)
Teslas are neither cheap nor easy to get these days, but the Model Y is still finding its way into lots of American driveways. Automotive News estimates that the EV automaker delivered 162,000 in the first three quarters of 2022.
14. Ford Explorer (156,243 units sold)
The Explorer isn’t keeping up with its mid-size-SUV competitors lately, with sales down 3 percent compared with last year. The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota Highlander, meanwhile, are both now found higher on this list.
15. Jeep Wrangler (147,156 units sold)
The Wrangler is to Jeep as 501s are to Levi’s, but it’s not the brand’s bestselling model. The Grand Cherokee has far surpassed this iconoclastic 4×4 as of late, and we can’t help but wonder how much the Ford Bronco’s 86,387 units sold in the first three quarters of the year affected the Wrangler’s 11 percent decline compared with last year.
16. Tesla Model 3 (138,100 units sold, estimated)
The Model 3 and Model Y made up a vast majority of Tesla’s deliveries throughout the first three quarters of the year. But because Tesla doesn’t break out U.S. sales numbers from its global figures, we’re using Automotive News sales estimates.
17. Nissan Rogue (130,135 units sold)
Nissan Rogue sales were down 45 percent compared with this time last year, which means it’s lagging behind many other compact-crossover competitors on this list. And this is despite the fact that Nissan combines sales figures for both the standard Rogue and the smaller Rogue Sport.
18. Hyundai Tucson (125,625 units sold)
It’s no surprise that the Tucson is Hyundai’s representative on this list of bestsellers. Not only was it redesigned for 2022, it also competes in the popular compact-crossover segment, and sales rose around 8 percent over this time last year.
19. Mazda CX-5 (115,949 units sold)
Mazda sales were on the upswing earlier in the year, but things have slowed recently. The CX-5, freshly updated for the 2022 model year, still leads the charge, although its sales fell 16 percent compared with last year.
20. Subaru Crosstrek (115,344 units sold)
With sales up 14 percent over last year, the Crosstrek is now the bestselling model in Subaru’s lineup. It uses the same formula as the old Outback Sport models: it’s effectively a lifted version of the Impreza hatchback with extra body cladding and a nice roof rack. There’s a redesigned model coming for the 2024 model year.
21. Honda Accord (110,463 units sold)
The Accord is a perennial favorite of ours, although sales dropped 30 percent compared with last year. It’s no longer in the hunt with the Toyota Camry for the bestselling non-SUV in the country, but we’d still choose it over the popular Toyota.
22. Ford Escape (109,311 units sold)
The Ford Escape’s sales fell 2 percent compared with the first three quarters of last year, and it’d better watch out, as the more distinctive Bronco Sport is catching up in terms of sales. The “baby Bronco” sold nearly 80,000 units so far this year.
23. Nissan Altima (106,122 units sold)
With sales up 41 percent through the first three quarters, the Altima mid-size sedan is outselling the Sentra compact sedan by a wide margin. The Sentra’s sales dropped 43 percent.
24. Subaru Outback (105,404 units sold)
The Outback has sold more units this year than the Forester, but the Crosstrek has surpassed it to become the bestselling Subaru. Sales are down 14 percent compared with last year.
25. Honda Civic (96,286 units sold)
Like many other cars on this list, the Civic is suffering from supply issues that contributed to a 56 percent sales decline through the first three quarters of this year. That’s despite the fact that the Civic sedan and hatchback were redesigned for the 2022 model year.
SOURCE: CAR AND DRIVER