The Ford Escape has long been a popular entity on the used vehicle market, finishing as the eighth most popular such model on iSeeCars’ Most Popular Used Vehicles of 2021 list while accounting for 1.7 percent of total used car sales in that particular year. Now, iSeeCars has released this same list for 2022, and once again, the Ford Escape has ranked in the top ten, though a few spots behind the back-to-back number one ranking used vehicle, the Ford F-150.
The Ford F-150 once again topped these rankings by accounting for 3.3 percent of all new vehicles sold in 2022, which kept it ahead of the Chevy Silverado (2.8 percent), Ram 1500 (2.3 percent), Chevy Equinox (2.2 percent), Honda Civic (1.8 percent), Toyota Camry (1.7 percent), Toyota RAV4 (1.7 percent), and Nissan Rogue (1.7 percent). Meanwhile, the Ford Escape finished one spot lower than last year in ninth, making up 1.5 percent of all used vehicle sales in 2022 and tying with the Jeep Grand Cherokee (1.5 percent).
To come up with this data, iSeeCars looked at more than 9.8 million one-to-five-year-old used vehicles on the road in 2022 to determine the most popular used cars across the United States. Ultimately, it found that pickup trucks, SUVs, and crossovers continue to represent the preferred used vehicle purchase of choice for American buyers, unsurprisingly.
“With more than eight percent of the used car market occupied by the F-150, Silverado, and Ram pickup, there’s no denying America’s love affair with the trucks, despite their relatively low MPG numbers and the higher fuel prices we experienced in 2022,” said Karl Brauer, iSeeCars Executive Analyst. “Buyers continue to prioritize the utility and flexibility offered by SUVs. Second only to full-size trucks, the compact crossovers have become the most sought after vehicle in the U.S., as reflected in our most popular list.”