What Are the Top-Selling Chevrolet Cars?

By Scott KingLast Updated September 9, 2020
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Best-selling cars from Chevrolet come in all shapes and sizes, including the small and sporty Equinox SUV, the larger mid-size Traverse with its three rows of seating and the comfort-oriented Malibu sedan, which is ideal for family trips and commuting. And if you're looking for Chevrolet's best-selling truck, you'll find it in the 2020 Silverado.

Chevrolet also has other vehicles, including compact cars, such as the Spark, Sonic and eco-conscious all-electric Bolt EV, as well as more performance-oriented rides, such as the Camaro and the Corvette. However, the vehicles listed below represent the automaker's hottest models as of the first quarter of 2020. These cars are in demand — and with good reason.

Chevrolet Malibu — 35,283 Units Sold

Sales of the Malibu also increased this year. Chevrolet reported a total of 35,283 Malibu sales in the first quarter of 2020, compared with 34,197 in the same time period in 2019. The 2020 Malibu is a comfort-oriented car with an available 250-horsepower engine and a maximum cargo capacity of 15.7 cubic feet. You can expect up to 29 city and 36 highway mpg. The Malibu was also named J.D. Power's Highest Ranked Midsize Car in Initial Quality in 2019. Aside from its athletic design, the Malibu catches the eye with available accents that include LED daytime lights and tail lamps as well as dual exhaust outlets.

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The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu comes with a choice between a 1.5-liter turbo engine and an available 2.0-liter turbo engine. The smaller engine delivers 29 city and 36 highway mpg. You'll sacrifice a bit of fuel efficiency for a more engaging ride if you opt for the turbo engine. The larger engine gets an estimated 22 city and 32 highway MPG. Features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, along with an available eight-inch driver information center and wireless charging, make the Malibu an especially appealing choice for families and commuters.

Chevrolet Equinox — 73,453 Units Sold

Chevrolet sold 73,453 Equinox SUVs in the first quarter of 2020, compared with 88,500 in the first quarter of 2019. Sales may have dropped a bit, but the Equinox is still one of Chevrolet's best-selling vehicles. This small SUV has seating for up to five, a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds and a maximum cargo capacity of 63.9 cubic feet.

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A fuel economy rating of 26 city and 31 highway mpg means you can comfortably take shorter and longer trips without worrying about constantly looking for the next gas station. The Equinox was also rated Highest Ranked Compact SUV in Initial and Long-Term Quality by the 2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality survey and received an NHTSA five-star overall vehicle score for safety.

In terms of performance, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox can be outfitted with an efficient 1.5-liter turbo engine or a more robust 2.0-liter turbo engine with a 252-horsepower output and a 3,500-pound towing capacity. On the LS, LT and Premier models, you can choose to opt for all-wheel-drive (AWD) for optimal performance on snowy or slippery roads.

Chevrolet Silverado — 144,734 Units Sold

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the company’s best-selling vehicle by far, with 30,420 more sold in the first quarter of 2020 than the same quarter in 2019. This light-duty pickup truck tops out at a maximum available 4x4 towing capacity of 9,300 pounds and a maximum payload of 1,870 pounds. It also has six different powertrains, including a 2.7-liter turbo, a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel and a 6.2-liter V8 engine for when you need more power. The base Work Truck has a 2.7-liter turbo engine and delivers 310 horsepower along with a towing capacity of 7,100 pounds.

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If you want increased towing capacity, one option is the LT is a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine with a capacity of 9,300 pounds. Meanwhile, the highest level High Country truck has 420 horsepower, a towing capacity of 12,000 pounds and a 6.2-liter V8 engine. Available trims include the Work Truck, Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ and High Country.

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