Special Report

Top-Selling Cars of 2018

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20. Nissan Altima
> 2018 Sales: 209,146
> 2017 Sales: 254,996
> Base price: $23,750

Altima is Nissan’s mid-priced, mid-sized sedan priced between Sentra and Maxima. Its slide in sales — the largest of any vehicle on the list of top-selling vehicles — illustrates the shift away from cars and toward SUVs and crossovers.

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19. Nissan Sentra
> 2018 Sales: 213,046
> 2017 Sales: 218,451
> Base price: $17,790

Sentra is Nissan’s low-end sedan. Its primary competitors are the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra.

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18. Chevrolet Impala
> 2018 Sales: 219,554
> 2017 Sales: 217,943
> Base price: $28,020

Impala is Chevy’s highest-end sedan. With a a long list of features, the price for an Impala can rise as high as $40,000.

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17. Jeep Grand Cherokee
> 2018 Sales: 224,908
> 2017 Sales: 240,696
> Base price: $31,695

The high end of the Jeep model line, the Trackhawk model costs almost $90,000.

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16. Ford Explorer
> 2018 Sales: 227,732
> 2017 Sales: 238,056
> Base price: $32,365

Explorer sits in the middle of the Ford SUV/crossover models. Below it, Escape and Edge are priced less than $30,000. Above it, the huge Expedition has a base price of $52,130.