If you’re in the market for a new car or truck, finding out what the most popular vehicles are can help drive your decision. Here are the top five fastest-selling cars so far this year and why these cars are so popular, including the options and features they come with, so you can car shop before you hit the dealer lot.
1. Ford F-150
Running between $25,420 and $54,680, the Ford F-150 pickup is all new and redesigned this year. The all-aluminum body makes the truck lighter and more fuel-efficient than its competitors. In addition to different cab style options, as well as the choice between the 2×4 and the 4×4, buyers can also choose the bed length.
Four different engines are available, including flex-fuel and EcoBoost options. Park Assist, Blind Spot and Cross Traffic Alert, inflatable rear safety belts, and stowable loading ramps are other new features.
2. Chevrolet Silverado
Several new features come with the Chevrolet Silverado. Front Park Assist now joins the rear Park Assist from previous years. The rear window now slides and features a defroster. Three all-new Eco-Tec3 engines and a completely updated cabin, including MyLink, come with the truck.
Fuel efficiency is better this year, with 18 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Its sticker price runs between $26,105 and 51,150.
3. Ram 1500
If you want a powerful truck, the Ram 1500 is right up your alley. The 2015 version is popular because it is more fuel-efficient (17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway) than its predecessors, but it still retains all of its on- and off-roading capabilities. It comes in three cab options: crew, quad, and regular. Both 2×4 and 4 x4 options are available.
Engine availability includes a V6 3.6 liter, a HEMI V8 5.7 liter, and aV6 turbo diesel 3.0 liter. A multi-link coil rear spring suspension replaces the leaf spring suspension. The sticker price runs between $25,410 and $50,380, depending on the options.
4. Toyota Corolla
Fuel efficiency and reliability are the two primary characteristics that make the Toyota Corolla so popular. A sticker price between $16,950 and $22,955 is also easy on the wallet. The 2015 body style offers a much bolder look than in previous years. The Corolla comes in four trims: L, LE, S, and LE ECO. The first three trims come with a 1.8-liter dual VVT-I engine with 132 horsepower.
5. Toyota Camry
The Toyota Camry is consistently one of the most popular cars in the country. Its mid-size category appeals to the average car buyer because of its fuel economy, understated body style, and standard features. Owners can expect to get 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
Standard features include Bluetooth, garage door opener, rear camera, navigation, and audio streaming. A six-speed automatic transmission and a 178 horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine are also standard features. Sticker price for the Camry runs between $22,970 and $31,370, depending on options and trims (L, LE, SE, or XLE).
The hottest and most popular vehicles of 2015 earned their statuses for a reason. Full of new and updated features and options, these cars are flying off the lots.