The Most Popular Car in Every State

John Csiszar

There are hundreds of different car models available for sale to consumers, but even with all that variety, only 10 make the list as the most popular cars in all 50 states. Insurify, a website that lets users compare car insurance quotes, compiled data from more than 1.6 million car insurance applications to determine which cars are driven the most in each of the 50 states.

The Honda Accord proved to be the top dog in the survey, ranking as the most commonly driven car in a whopping 13 individual states. The Honda Civic is close behind, ranking first in eight states. Combined, Honda models are the most popular car in more than 40% of U.S. states.

One of the more interesting findings of the study is that there’s a strong regional attraction to particular cars. For example, the Chevy Impala ranks No. 1 in seven states — and they’re all contiguous states in the upper Midwest. If you’re from North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota or Wisconsin, you’re likely to know a lot of people driving an Impala. Similarly, the Nissan Altima holds court in the South, with the car ranking as the most popular in seven states stretching from Texas to Tennessee.

Overall, the rankings are dominated by just five brands: Ford, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Chevrolet. The lone outlier is the Subaru Legacy, which takes the title in Vermont. With the exception of the Ford Explorer, which is an SUV, all of these cars have an MSRP of less than $28,000, which no doubt contributes to their popularity. Three cars — the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and Ford Focus — have an MSRP below $20,000.

One of the advantages of driving a car that’s popular in your state is that you’re likely to find plenty of parts and repair shops that can service your car. Another is that your car is likely to be reliable; otherwise, there wouldn’t be as many still out on the road.

At the end of the day, you shouldn’t choose your vehicle based on its popularity with your neighbors. However, there are good reasons why most of these car models make the list. If you’re shopping for a new car, take a look at these popular models and see why your fellow Americans think so highly of them.

Alabama

  • Most popular car: Nissan Altima

Alaska

  • Most popular car: Ford Explorer

Arizona

  • Most popular car: Honda Civic

Arkansas

  • Most popular car: Nissan Altima

California

  • Most popular car: Honda Civic

Colorado

  • Most popular car: Honda Accord

Connecticut

  • Most popular car: Honda Accord

Delaware

  • Most popular car: Honda Accord

Florida

  • Most popular car: Toyota Corolla

Georgia

  • Most popular car: Honda Accord

Hawaii

  • Most popular car: Toyota Corolla

Idaho

  • Most popular car: Honda Civic

Illinois

  • Most popular car: Toyota Camry

Indiana

  • Most popular car: Chevy Malibu

Iowa

  • Most popular car: Chevy Impala

Kansas

  • Most popular car: Ford Focus

Kentucky

  • Most popular car: Toyota Camry

Louisiana

  • Most popular car: Nissan Altima

Maine

  • Most popular car: Ford Focus

Maryland

  • Most popular car: Honda Accord

Massachusetts

  • Most popular car: Honda Civic

Michigan

  • Most popular car: Chevy Malibu

Minnesota

  • Most popular car: Chevy Impala

Mississippi

  • Most popular car: Nissan Altima

Missouri

  • Most popular car: Chevy Impala

Montana

  • Most popular car: Ford Explorer

Nebraska

  • Most popular car: Chevy Impala

Nevada

  • Most popular car: Toyota Camry

New Hampshire

  • Most popular car: Honda Civic

New Jersey

  • Most popular car: Honda Accord

New Mexico

  • Most popular car: Honda Civic

New York

  • Most popular car: Honda Accord

North Carolina

  • Most popular car: Honda Accord

North Dakota

  • Most popular car: Chevy Impala

Ohio

  • Most popular car: Honda Civic

Oklahoma

  • Most popular car: Nissan Altima

Oregon

  • Most popular car: Honda Accord

Pennsylvania

  • Most popular car: Nissan Altima

Rhode Island

  • Most popular car: Honda Accord

South Carolina

  • Most popular car: Honda Accord

South Dakota

  • Most popular car: Chevy Impala

Tennessee

  • Most popular car: Nissan Altima

Texas

  • Most popular car: Nissan Altima

Utah

  • Most popular car: Honda Accord

Vermont

  • Most popular car: Subaru Legacy

Virginia

  • Most popular car: Honda Accord

Washington

  • Most popular car: Honda Civic

West Virginia

  • Most popular car: Ford Focus

Wisconsin

  • Most popular car: Chevy Impala

Wyoming

  • Most popular car: Ford Explorer

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