These 5 States Drive the Most Pickup Trucks
It makes sense that some regions have more trucks than others. The states with the most vans are probably the ones you think of, and probably for whatever reasons you might guess. Plus, the most popular used car in the country? You guessed it; it’s a van.
Which U.S. state has the most pickup trucks?
According to an analysis of iSeeCars, the state with the most pickup trucks is Wyoming, with 37.6% of vehicles on the road some type of pickup truck. The average number of trucks in any state is 16.6%, so Wyoming is collectively a fan of pickup trucks. With 2.3 times more trucks in Wyoming than the average state, it makes sense that it would be known as the Cowboy State.
“Wyoming is a Western Rocky Mountain state that requires off-road and all-weather capability with unpaved roads, rugged terrain and harsh winters.”
Montana is next with 34.2%, followed by North Dakota with 31.4%. The final two states in the top five are Idaho and Alaska, which paint a picture of the terrain. Western drivers prefer a pickup truck because of its utility and ability to transport the whole family. Hop in your Ram 1500 truck and hit the road.
Doesn’t Texas have the most pickup trucks?
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Texas is squarely in the middle with 19.2%, in 25 of the 50 states. While people love driving trucks in Texas, the country is just as mountainous as the top five states. Texas has winter conditions, but nothing like the snow in Wyoming, Montana and Alaska. In some of these states, you might even need a heavy truck to do the job.
In the bottom five states are: California (11.7%), New York (11.6%), Maryland (11.1%), Connecticut (10.4%) and New Jersey (8 .0%) in last position. While you might think drivers in those northern states would appreciate the pickup more, that’s not the case.
Florida, Illinois, and Delaware are among the flattest states, which is why there aren’t too many fans. Any vehicle will do on flat ground, but not all vehicles can drive through snow and rocks.
The Ford F-150 is the most popular used vehicle in the country
Wyoming people love trucks, but people across the country love the Ford F-150. Ford’s truck accounts for 2.6% of total used car sales in the country. In the next two places are the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (2.6%) and the Ram 1500 (2.4%).
While pickup trucks were once relegated to work only, times have changed. Trucks are more comfortable and more capable than ever, so the family can ride along.
If you’re thinking of moving to Wyoming, be prepared to be surrounded mostly by pickup trucks. SUVs might be popular with many people, but truckers are here to stay (especially if you have mountains). And even though the world is collectively moving towards electric vehicles, you can find electric versions of the most popular trucks on the market, like the Ford F-150 Lightning.
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