What Consumers Drive... Drives the Auto Industry

Our customers use their vehicles in many diverse ways — for business, with family, and in the pursuit of fun. With so many different consumer needs, automakers must offer a wide range of vehicle choices to fit every lifestyle.

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How consumers use their vehicles is evident in the latest sales data.

In 2018, Americans continued to favor light trucks (SUVs, vans and pickups). Nationwide, 69% of total new vehicle sales were light trucks, compared to 31% for new cars. In 47 states more than half of new vehicle sales were light trucks. Auto buyers shopping for new vehicles now have more energy-efficient vehicles to choose from than ever. More than 490 models on sale today achieve high mileage (30+ MPG highway), including 45 hybrids, 34 plug-in hybrids, and 24 electric vehicles. And, traditional gasoline engines are getting increasingly fuel efficient as a result of new technologies. Across America, consumers make new vehicle choices based on their own needs and preferences.

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SUV/CUV Sales

Nationwide Rankings by Congressional District

Percentage of Total Sales in 2016
  • No. 1 NY, District 6 63.88%
  • No. 345 CA, District 1 40.85%
  • No. 436 AZ, District 7 24.71%
Figures compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2018. See State
Rankings

SUV/CUV Sales Ranked by State

Rank State SUV/CUV Sales
1 Michigan 57.61%
2 New York 57.58%
3 Connecticut 56.05%
4 Massachusetts 54.90%
5 New Jersey 54.16%
6 Colorado 53.07%
7 Rhode Island 53.00%
8 Pennsylvania 52.48%
9 Minnesota 52.23%
10 Illinois 51.65%
11 Wisconsin 50.89%
12 New Hampshire 50.18%
13 Maine 50.00%
14 Ohio 49.92%
15 West Virginia 49.89%
16 Vermont 49.85%
17 Delaware 49.56%
18 Oregon 47.93%
19 Nebraska 47.93%
20 South Dakota 47.85%
21 Washington 47.83%
22 Indiana 47.83%
23 Idaho 47.46%
24 Iowa 47.31%
25 District Of Columbia 46.68%
26 Alaska 46.45%
27 Virginia 46.12%
28 Montana 46.03%
29 Kentucky 45.87%
30 Maryland 45.33%
31 Kansas 45.23%
32 South Carolina 44.82%
33 Florida 44.51%
34 North Carolina 44.47%
35 North Dakota 43.96%
36 Tennessee 43.70%
37 Wyoming 43.38%
38 Nevada 43.25%
39 Arkansas 43.13%
40 Utah 42.17%
41 Hawaii 41.95%
42 Texas 41.58%
43 Alabama 41.55%
44 Georgia 41.39%
45 Missouri 41.14%
46 New Mexico 40.07%
47 Louisiana 39.83%
48 Oklahoma 39.25%
49 Mississippi 38.90%
50 California 38.56%
51 Arizona 38.56%

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