2020 was a weird year for new-car sales, but 2021 could turn out to be even weirder. Many factors are in play, including inventory constraints due to a semiconductor shortage and the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, buyers flocked to dealerships in the first half of the year, with strong results across the board compared with this time last year. Many of the best-selling models saw sales increases, and we’ve tallied up the top 25 cars, trucks, and SUVs in order of their sales numbers. We will continue to update this ranking quarterly as sales numbers are released throughout the year.
25. Honda Pilot (76,560 units sold)
Honda’s three-row SUV snuck into the top 25 this months thanks to its strong numbers that were up 40 percent over the first half of last year. It’s due for a replacement soon, as the current generation has been around since the 2016 model year.
24. Nissan Sentra (77,859 units sold)
Nissan’s compact sedan had a weak 2020, but things are looking up now that the improved redesigned model is on sale. Sales were up a whopping 78 percent over last year, and it even passed its big sibling the Altima in sales during the first half of the year.
23. Chevrolet Traverse (83,431 units sold)
The Traverse has been gaining ground on other three-row crossovers such as the Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander, found…