Statistics for new automobile sales in 2014 include more than 16.44 million units sold and more than 53 percent of new vehicle sales going for trucks. Nearly half of the trucks sold in 2014 involved crossover utility vehicles, a kind of car that combines features of a car and an SUV. Vehicle sales increased 5.8 percent from 2013 to 2014, and the 16.44 million units sold represents the highest annual total over an eight-year span dating back to 2006.
The best-selling vehicle line in 2014 was the Ford F-Series pickup with a nearly 754,000 units sold. This figure is nearly 4.6 percent of the entire sales for the year, and 224,000 units more than the second-best seller, the Chevrolet Silverado. The Toyota Camry sold the most units of any car in 2014 at more than 428,000 vehicles. The top three sellers in 2014 were pickup trucks.
Trucks accounted for nearly 8.75 million units sold in 2014, an increase of 10.1 percent compared to 2013. Americans bought nearly 7.7 million new cars in 2014.
Sales of new vehicles increased for five straight years from 2010 to 2014. As of October 2015, sales of new vehicles rose 5.8 percent over the first 10 months of the year as compared to the same span in 2014. In the first 10 months of 2014, Americans purchased more than 13.7 million new vehicles, whereas consumers bought over 14.5 million vehicles from January to October 2015.