Teslas, trucks and three-row crossovers seem to be the most common new cars on the road. Even though Jalopnik readers wrote in from across the U.S. — and beyond — it looks like Tesla EVs and full-size pickup trucks are the most common vehicles. And sales figures back up their claims.
Of course, three-row crossovers aren’t far behind, the operative word there being crossover. Most people are looking for a good dollar-to-car ratio, and boring as they may be, crossovers deliver in that regard.
Most stop lights:
Model 3, Challenger, Charger.
Charger, Model 3, Model 3.
Challenger, Charger, Model 3.
Submitted by: J-BodyBuilder
Tesla Model 3, more than every other new car combined. After that, probably Lexus NX or RX. Live on Long Island, drive to Manhattan for work.
Submitted by: neverspeakawordagain
Tesla Model Y
Tesla 3 and Y have become the most ubiquitous vehicles in my area, and by far
Submitted by: Margin of Error
I commute between Seattle and the Eastside and I’m surrounded by Model Ys and Model 3s, with the occasional Model S or X thrown into the mix. The opening paragraph of the article reminds me of the other day when I was merging onto I-90 and was immediately boxed in on three sides by white Model Ys. Felt like a low budget video game where they didn’t make enough NPC car models.
Submitted by: trouthawk
Full-Size Pickups (Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Ram 1500)
Pick ups. By light years.
Submitted by: ArtistAtLarge
So what part of the South/ Texas do you live?
Where I live:
I notice the not uncommon, but still stand outs like C8s and Nissan Titans and the like, but if I stop at a stop light and look for new cars, its big trucks and Rav4s.
Submitted by: hoser68
Chevy Traverse and GMC Acadia
1. Chevy Traverse/GMC Acadia
2. Chevy Equinox/Whatever other trash is based on it
3. Buick Encore/Whatever other trash is based on it
4. Ford Exploder
5. Ford Escape
6. Chrysler Town & Country/Pacifica/Caravan
7. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
8. Honda CR-V
9. Honda Odyssey
10. Every full-size truck
I hate it here and want to die.
Submitted by: The NSX Was Only In Development For 4 Years
1. 3 row CUVs, with the “sporty” Traverse being the most common:
Submitted by: ThatVanGuy
Rav4. Until I drove one myself (borrowed from a friend) I did not pay attention to realize that every car on the road is a Rav4. New or old I have no clue because they’re all the same. Taxi, Rideshare, private vehicle, they’re all Rav4's. Whoever programs the Matrix in my area is very lazy with their background choice.
Submitted by: elgordo47
Subaru Outback and Subaru Crosstrek
Went to the Pacific Northwest and the number of Subarus was truly astounding, always see it as a stereotype but is very true in real life. Suggested we do a round of Slug Bug with Subies instead of VW Beetles but passenger declined :(
Submitted by: CitronC
KC here. Altimas. By no small margin.
Submitted by: mountainbikingandtrackdays
F**king new Nissans, everywhere I look. Cheapest cars in the US now so it’s no surprise they’re like roaches.
Submitted by: kbpoolox
I live in the Gentrification Zone. We get Teslas, Chargers, and Altimas.
Submitted by: Give Me Tacos or Give Me Death
My god, they’re like locusts here in southern AZ. You gonna rob a bank, might as well do it with a car that’s got awesome performance and blends right in, use a Challenger.
Submitted by: the1969DodgeChargerFan
Ontario checking in. The most common car is probably a Toyota Corolla. They’re ubiquitous among drivers that just want to get from A to B without worrying about reliability or paying attention to their surroundings. I always tense up when I see one around me because they generally do crazy unexpected things...and these things are always around. Toyota says there’s something like 20M of these crazy things on the road, which I fully believe. And they’re all out to kill you.
Submitted by: dolsh
F series 654
Model Y 226
Grand Cherokee 223
That is the list of vehicles that sold more than 200k versions in 2022. That’s pretty much the slide show right now.
I think I see cars commonly that aren’t on this list because I notice something like a Palisade (83k) easier than the much more common Equinox, just because of styling. Even more so with the C8s, which I seem to see every other day (38k)
Submitted by: hoser68
Rivian R1T and Rivian R1S
Here in Bend Oregon Rivians and “overlander” vans and Jeeps plus Hyundai/Kia EVs. Teslas are still all over but are being displaced in popularity.
I also see lots of roof tents on everything to the point where CVT tents are replacing beer and Hydro Flasks as Bend’s major export.
On a heartening note I also see a lot Ford Mavericks and last week I saw,one hauling hay bales at the county fair in Burns so the ranchers are buying them too.
Submitted by: Slow Joe Crow
I live in an interesting area. New vehicle wise I’ve been noticing a lot of Rivian R1Ts and R1Ss, along with the occasional Rivian Amazon delivery truck lately. Teslas are so common that they don’t register with me anymore. Contrast that the fact that the only new car dealer in my town is a CJDR store, I see a disproportionate percentage of spotless Jeeps, white Ram pickups driven by the most aggressive drivers, and Chargers/Challengers/300s.
Submitted by: Along with Martin, Dutch Gunderson, Lana and Sally Decker
As far as brand new cars go, the Kia Telluride, Ford Bronco, and Grand Cherokee are pretty popular in my area (west of Atlanta)
Submitted by: Stephen
Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade
Where I live I always see full size Ford pickups (duh), Dodge Chargers/Challengers EVERYWHERE the GM triplets (Tahoe/Suburban, Yukon, Escalade) and recently a ton of Tellurides. Ab an hour south of Atlanta
Submitted by: :D MiniTruckinSammy
Because they’re all bought as company cars; which means that they’re written off for tax purposes and the Australian Tax Office never pursues owners for personal use. The market is heavily distorted in favour of trucks.
Actually, if you cut out business purchases, the market for cars has been steadily shrinking here, as prices go up and wages are progressively eaten by rent.
Submitted by: Rollo75
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