Eagle-eyed readers might have noticed one big thing missing when we covered the five top-selling trucks of 2017: no heavy duty models made the list. While heavy duty trucks will never sell in crazy numbers, they are extremely important to American automakers. That’s because these trucks are both incredibly capable, not to mention the fact that they turn a healthy profit.
2017 Kia Soul: A Party-Rocking Yet Practical Compact Crossover
A lot has changed in the world since the Soul’s toe-tapping launch, but seven years later, the 2017 Kia Soul has stood the test of time, still whimsically reminding us that too much serious stuff is a drag, and that a good party can last for years.
Since its inception in 1995 as a trim level for the iconic Subaru Legacy Wagon, the Subaru Outback – now a distinct model – has defied categorization. Neither a typical SUV nor what we normally see as a crossover, the high-riding all-wheel drive wagon brings together utility, creature comforts, and the ability to go places other wagons and crossovers dare not tread.
The Chevrolet Cruze has been in the spotlight since its humble beginnings in 2011, and it further impressed car buyers with its redesign in 2016. Like its predecessors, the 2017 Cruze has continued to prove that compact sedans and hatchbacks aren’t to be underestimated.
Ford has been exciting consumers for years with their trucks. For 2017, they have added new styling and features to the cars in their lineup, rivaling other top companies like Honda and Toyota. One of the most talked about vehicles in their arsenal is the 2017 Ford Fusion. As a favorite with car buyers since its inception in 2006, the Fusion continues to incite conversation amongst automobile fanatics.
Are you looking for a sedan with a powerful engine, great fuel economy, and a distinct style? Look no further than the 2017 Nissan Altima. With a starting MSRP of $22,500 and an EPA estimated 31 MPG, the Altima gives its driver a stylish bang for their buck for a sedan of its class.
If you’re in the market for a pickup truck, the Ram 1500 is an interesting option. It’s a bit cheaper than the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado. In terms of styling, the 2017 Ram 1500 has an old school look and feel, although there are plenty of special editions on offer if you prefer trucks with louder styling.