Michigan: What Is Our Most Popular Car?
J.D. Power recently published a report that provides information on the most common car that is sold in each state. In this case, the most popular car in Michigan happens to be a pickup truck.
There are numerous factors involved in deciding what car you want to buy. For example, some of the most common purchasing decisions include budget, insurance costs, occupation, and family size. “By looking at the most popular vehicles sold by the state, you can get a better idea of what car models are well-suited for your state’s unique geography and culture,” J.D. Power says.
Forbes recently explained how car ownership has increased by 3.66% between 2017 – 2021. Furthermore, “Most U.S. households (91.7%) had at least one vehicle in 2021 (the latest data available), and 22.1% of households had three or more vehicles,” the Forbes piece explains.
In J.D. Power’s feature, they show a pickup truck to be the top choice in 26 different states. Of those, 16 states preferred the Ford F-150 truck. Michigan is one of them.
The Ford F-150
“The F-150 is a tough, reliable pickup truck that can handle the snow, ice, and mud that are common in Michigan,” J.D. Power explains.
The F Series has been manufactured by Ford since 1948. Currently, Ford offers a F150, F250, and F350. The increased number reflects a larger framed pickup truck.
Forbes’ data analysis showed that, “The Ford F-Series is the most popular vehicle model nationwide, based on 2022 sales. A whopping 653,957 Ford F-Series pickups were sold in 2022.”
Given Ford is headquartered in Dearborn, it appears Michigan is loyal to this hometown manufacturer, with the F-150 being the most popular car in the state. If you are thinking about getting an F-150, it comes in nine different color options. In addition, the F-150 has eight different models, ranging from a standard edition to a platinum. Lastly, the F-150 Raptor model has become increasingly popular. This sporty off-road edition has extra-wide fenders, bigger tires, and black wheels.