25 Best-Selling Cars, Trucks & SUVs of 2022 (So Far)

Chasing auto sales in 2022 requires careful management of expectations. As supply-chain issues continue to affect dealers’ inventory, those in the market have a hard time finding new vehicles to buy—let alone for a reasonable price. So it’s no surprise that many automakers are reporting sales declines compared to last year. Still, some models are managing to break through the chaos. Here’s our list of the top 25 best-selling cars, SUVs, and trucks in the first half of six years. We will update this list quarterly as more sales figures are released.

25. Honda Civic (70,335 units sold)

Like many other cars on this list, the Civic has suffered from supply issues that contributed to a 54 percent sales decline in the first half of this year. This is despite the fact that the Civic sedan and hatchback were redesigned for the 2022 model year.

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24. Honda HR-V (73,016 units sold)

Honda has been phasing out the older HR-V in anticipation of the new 2023 model that went on sale recently. Combined sales of the old and new models helped the HR-V increase sales by 7 percent in the first half of 2022.

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23. Ford Escape (73,920 units sold)

Ford Escape sales are down 14 percent from the first half of last year, and it should look good, as the more specific Bronco Sport is catching up in terms of sales. The “Baby Bronco” has sold just 58,000 units so far this year.

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22. Subaru Outback (77,341 units sold)

The Outback has reclaimed its title as Subaru’s best-selling model, surpassing the Forester and Crosstrek. Sales are still down 12 percent from last year, though.

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21. Nissan Altima (78,610 units sold)

The Altima mid-size sedan once again edged out the Sentra compact sedan as sales rose 27 percent in the first two quarters. Sentra sales are down 43 percent.

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20. Honda Accord (80,422 units sold)

The Accord is our perennial favorite, even though sales are down 30 percent from last year. It’s no longer in the hunt for the best-selling non-SUV in the country with the Toyota Camry, but we’d still choose it over the popular Toyota.

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19. Mazda CX-5 (81,804 units sold)

Mazda’s sales were up at the start of the year, but things have slowed recently. The CX-5, just updated for the 2022 model year, still leads the charge, though its sales are down 12 percent from last year.

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18. Hyundai Tucson (84,071 units sold)

It’s no surprise that the Tucson is Hyundai’s representative on this bestseller list. Not only is it redesigned for 2022, it also competes in the popular compact-crossover segment, and sales are up nearly 1 percent from this time last year.

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17. Nissan Rogue (87,675 units sold)

Sales of the Nissan Rogue were down 52 percent from this time last year, meaning it’s lagging behind many other compact-crossover competitors on the list. And this is despite the fact that Nissan combines sales figures for both the standard Rogue and the small Rogue Sport.

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16. Tesla Model 3 (90,100 units sold, estimated)

The Model 3 and Model Y made up the majority of deliveries in the first half of the year. But because Tesla doesn’t break out U.S. sales numbers from its global figures, we’re using Automotive News Sales estimates.

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15. Jeep Wrangler (99,497 units sold)

The Wrangler is to Jeep what 501s are to Levi’s, but it’s not the brand’s best-selling model. The Grand Cherokee has surpassed this iconoclastic 4×4 as of late, and we can’t help but wonder how much the Ford Bronco’s first-half sales of 54,842 units contributed to the Wrangler’s 16 percent drop from last year.

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14. Ford Explorer (102,917 units sold)

With sales down 13 percent from last year, the Explorer hasn’t been keeping up with its midsize SUV competitors lately. The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota Highlander, meanwhile, are both now high on the list.

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13. Tesla Model Y (108,000 units sold, estimated)

Teslas aren’t cheap or easy these days, but the Model Y is still finding its way into many American driveways. Automotive News The EV automaker is expected to deliver 108,000 in the first half of 2022.

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12. Toyota Tacoma (108,648 units sold)

Toyota still rules the mid-size pickup roost in terms of sales, trailing the Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado. But Tacoma is down 22 percent from this time last year.

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11. Honda CR-V (116,602 units sold)

It’s time for the new Honda CR-V for 2023, and the outgoing model has dropped out of the top 10 bestsellers in the country. Its sales have decreased by 45 percent this time compared to last year.

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10. Chevy Equinox (116,678 units sold)

The Equinox now ranks second in the mainstream compact-crossover sales race through the first half of 2022. However, sales were down compared to last year.

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9. Toyota Corolla (116,832 units sold)

The Toyota Corolla is synonymous with fuel efficiency, reliability and affordability, but its popularity is waning. Sales are down 25 percent compared to last year. The recently debuted 300-hp GR Corolla hot hatchback is certainly exciting, but due to its niche position it will never be able to significantly increase the Corolla’s volume.

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8. Toyota Highlander (117,403 units sold)

The Toyota Highlander has soared in the sales ranks this year, entering the top 10 bestsellers, but remained weak in the second quarter. Sales are now down 19 percent compared to last year.

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7. GMC Sierra (118,938 units sold)

Chevy Silverado’s upscale twin finds its way into the top 10 best-selling vehicles through the first half. This includes both heavy-duty models and the light-duty Sierra 1500.

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6. Jeep Grand Cherokee (134,369 units sold)

Like the Highlander, we’re not used to seeing Jeep’s midsize SUV this high on the bestsellers list. Now the three-row L and new two-row models are on sale, with numbers up 25 percent over last year.

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5. Toyota Camry (135,925 units sold)

Although SUVs largely dominate this list, the Toyota Camry is the best-selling vehicle that is neither an SUV nor a pickup truck. The Camry fell by 24 percent but still outsold many SUVs and the Corolla, the next best passenger car, by a significant margin.

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4. Toyota RAV4 (200,885 units sold)

The RAV4 has cemented its place as the best-selling non-pickup in recent years, and that looks set to continue through 2022. Sales were down 9 percent, but it still had a wide margin over the next best-selling model on the list.

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3. Ram Pickup (244,983 units sold)

Ram’s pickup lineup, including both light- and heavy-duty versions, was down 22 percent from last year. It and the Silverado are battling for the silver medal in the sales race, though the Chevy has recently reclaimed the lead.

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2. Chevy Silverado (259,516 units sold)

The light-duty Silverado 1500 gets an update for 2022, and it needed to regain some sales momentum to overtake the Ram for second place. These numbers also include sales of heavy-duty models.

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1. Ford F-Series (299,345 units sold)

Even a 17 percent drop won’t knock the F-Series lineup off the top spot in the sales rankings. Ford has also started selling an electric version of the F-150 called the Lightning.

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