In terms of auto sales, Ford (NYSE:F) F-Series trucks are on a remarkable streak. They are entering their thirty-second consecutive year as the bestselling vehicle in the United States, at times pummeling the runner-up by more than 30,000 units sold. Business Insider recently drew a map of the states that keep F-Series trucks at the top of the list, revealing it’s the South, Midwest, and Northwest that are pushing Ford’s flagship model to No. 1 every month.
The dominant vehicle of rural areas
Between Pennsylvania and California, only a handful of U.S. states buy different vehicles more than F-Series trucks. The entire South is F-150 country except for Virginia and Oklahoma, while the Northwest and Southwest put F-Series trucks on top of the pack month after month. Texas, New Mexico, Georgia, Colorado, Louisiana, and Alabama are just a few of the states where Ford reigns.
In the Midwest, only Michigan and Indiana are off the list of states that prefer the Ford truck above all else. Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin are four states on board. Analysts see the construction boom and rapid growth of states such as Oregon and Washington behind the overwhelming dominance of pickup trucks in general and the Ford F-150 in particular. To maintain its edge for 37 years, Ford has also relied on customer loyalty.