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5 of the Hottest & Most Popular Cars in the United States 2017, Plus a Table of the Top 15 Selling Vehicles into 2017 – 2018

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Buying a car is a big decision, so when it’s time for you to get your next set of wheels, you want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck.

Unfortunately, with so many options out there, it can be hard to decide what’s right for you – and, worst case scenario, you could be stuck with a lemon for the next few years.

Top Selling Cars for 2017 & Price

RankMake / ModelPrice
1Ford F-Series$28,025
2Chevrolet Silverado$27,785
3RAM Trucks$27,890 to $58,170
4Toyota Camry$23,070
5Honda Civic$18,740
6Toyota Corolla$18,500
7Honda CR-V$24,045
8Toyota RAV4$24,910
9Honda Accord$22,455
10Nissan Rogue$23,820
11Nissan Altima$22,500
12Ford Escape$23,750
13Ford Fusion$22,610
14Ford Explorer$31,660
15Chevrolet Equinox$23,100

This guide will attempt to help you avoid that terrible fate. Below, we’ve highlighted a few of the best cars rolling off the lots in the 2017 & (some 2018) model year. No matter what your needs or budget, you’re sure to find a great car for you on this list.

2017 Hyundai Genesis (G90)

2015 Hyundai Genesis is a nice looking vehicle.

2017 Hyundai Genesis is a nice looking vehicle.

Hyundai has been making huge strides of late, with seemingly all of its makes and models performing at the tops of their classes in value, performance, and excitement.

The G90, however, looks to be the cream of their crop. It’s one of their more expensive models (the V8 will start at about $68k), but you definitely get a car that’s worth the price.

This is a luxury car in every sense of the word, featuring Google Glass integration, automatic braking, and lane and parking assist.

Hyundai went all out making this car as comfortable as possible, and it looks like BMW finally has some stiff competition for its 5 Series.

Specifications & Features of Hyundai G90

Hyundai G90Basic Specifications
Type Sedan4 doors, 5 passengers
Driveall-wheel drive
MPG15 / 23 mpg city / hwy
Engine5.0-liter 8-cylinder engine
Power420 hp
Torque383 lb-ft
Transmission8 speed automatic transmission

2017 Fiat 500

2017 Fiat Abarth 500 series vehicle

Fiat is shifting gears for the 2017 model year, offering the performance-oriented small car, the 595 Abarth, with an optional six-speed automatic.

Fiat has burst back on the scene in a big way, and the Fiat 500 is probably their most exciting offering so far.

This is quite possibly the perfect city car, especially for solo commuters. This tiny auto will whip through traffic, and there’s no parking space that’s off-limits. It’s not something you want to tow the family around in, but it’s great for singles, or as a second or third car.

Starting at just under $17k, the Fiat 500 is an option that’s within reach for most budgets. Even better, it’s not a responsible car that you’ll be embarrassed to be seen in. Rather, it’s a responsible car that will show the world you have style and panache.

Specifications & Features of Fiat 500

Fiat 500Basic Specifications
Type Hatchback2 doors, 4 passengers
Drivefront-wheel drive
MPG31 / 38 mpg city / hwy
Engine1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine
Power101 hp
Torque98 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed manual transmission

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2017 Honda Civic

2017 Honda Civic

2017 Honda Civic Si. One of seven dynamic colors. All around great car. Photo Courtesy of Car and Driver

If it feels like the Civic is always on best-car lists, well, there’s a good reason for that. These are fantastic, inexpensive cars that will last you for years to come.

Simply put, the 2017 Civic is a technological marvel. There are screens for days, keeping you updated on any and all info you could possibly need during your commute.

It also gets around 40 mpg, and with a starting price in the $18k range, this is definitely a wallet-savvy purchase. Like the Fiat 500, though, you won’t have to feel like you traded in fun for responsibility.

Specifications & Features of Honda Civic

Honda CivicBasic Specifications
Type Hatchback2 doors, 5 passengers
Drivefront-wheel drive
MPG28 / 39 mpg city / hwy
Engine2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
Power158 hp
Torque138 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed manual transmission

2017 Jeep Renegade

2017 Jeep Renegade with trailer

2017 Jeep Renegade with trailer.

It might surprise you to see a Jeep on this list, especially next to the likes of Fiat and Honda.

However, the Renegade has more in common with the Fiat than you might expect – it’s actually a crossover. It also has an opening roof in a non-Wrangler style, making it a kind of hodgepodge of some of the most fun cars on the planet.

Beyond that, it’s also got a 9-speed transmission, as well as 4×4 capability in a 4-cylinder engine. It’s a compact off-roading machine, but one that’s not out of place on city streets.

At around $17k, the Renegade is a great option for the sporty, outdoorsy type that’s still bound to the city.

Specifications & Features of Jeep Renegade

Jeep RenegadeBasic Specifications
Type Hatchback4 doors, 5 passengers
Drivefront-wheel drive
MPG22 / 30 mpg city / hwy
Engine2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine
Power180 hp
Torque175 lb-ft
Transmission9-speed automatic transmission

2017 Hyundai Sonata

2017 Hyundai Sonata mid-sized sedan

2017 Hyundai Sonata mid-sized sedan offers comfort, safety, interior space, and technology.

That’s right, Hyundai gets two entries on this list. While this would have been a major shocker a few years ago, anyone who’s been following the manufacturer recently knows that they’ve been quietly making some of the best cars on the market.

The Sonata is no exception. While Hyundai has emphasized safety and economy in their sedans, the Sonata is still a very fun car to drive. They’ve upgraded the features and given it a stylish interior, as well as lots of low-rev oomph for when you need to show off on the freeway.

You get good value with the Sonata as well, though. At around $22k, and getting anywhere from 30-40 mpg, this is a great choice for the budget-conscious. It doesn’t feel like you’re slumming, either, especially when you stretch out in the spacious interior.

If you have a small family, or you just like a mix of luxury and performance, the 2017 Sonata is a great choice that won’t break the bank.

Specifications & Features of Hyundai Sonota

Hyundai SonataBasic Specifications
Type Hatchback4 doors, 5 passengers
Drivefront-wheel drive
MPG25 / 35 mpg city / hwy
Engine2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine
Power185 hp
Torque178 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed automatic transmission

Get Out and Drive

When making your next buying decision, you really can’t go wrong with any of the cars on this list. The most important thing, of course, is to find the right car for your needs.

After all, driving is supposed to be fun. Get a car that reminds you of that.

Shaun Fyffe

Shaun Fyffe

Hi, I am Shaun Fyffe and writing is my passion. I have been researching and writing for the auto insurance industry for 10 years. In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my family, sometimes I might go hiking or riding a bike, plus doing the regular hanging out - New York Style!

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