Finding a new or used vehicle in 2021 was a struggle. Supply chain issues — especially concerning computer chips — eroded new-car sales through the year. That drop in volume also translated to a lack of supply of used cars and trucks, since there were fewer trade-ins to fuel that market. “While inventory constraints from the microchip shortage led to decreased sales volume for many popular vehicles compared to previous years, the most popular vehicles remained consistent when compared with 2020,” says Karl Brauer, iSeeCars’ executive analyst. “This is because automakers were able to prioritize the production of their most-profitable vehicles over their slower sellers.”
Here’s a look at the most popular new and used vehicles in 2021 based on iSeeCars data from 17.4 million sales.
Andrew Lisa contributed to this report.