California natives are notably environmentally conscious, and this often shows in their choices of vehicles as well. While trucks rarely make it to the top spots, hybrid vehicles are frequently on the list. Though previous years have seen the Honda Civic and Prius ranking high, the sheer number of available fuel sippers could change all that.
Here are the top five selling cars in California in 2012:
Toyota Corolla – The Corolla makes it to the fifth spot in California with a 37 percent increase in the number of units sold in the state. Why? It gets a fairly impressive gas mileage at 26/34 city/highway, and the overall drive and handling are more than acceptable.
Toyota Camry – The second Toyota on the list, the Camry outdoes its smaller brethren at 25/35 mpg city/highway with the automatic, but it also offers tires with lower rolling-resistance and a number of both standard and available features.
Honda Accord – The Accord offers just as much as the others on this list, but also takes it a step further with overall reliability and interior comfort. The combination makes it a great family car that also manages those gas station stops.
Honda Civic – The Civic offers more in fuel economy at 44/44 mpg for the hybrid, but it also features both passive and active safety technologies standard, and delivers impeccable steering and pedal response for improved driving.
Toyota Prius – It’s no secret the Prius takes the top spot in sales in California with 60,688 being sold in the state. Of the four versions available, the hatchback is the most popular, offering improved cargo space on top of the fuel economy.
Californians take the environment seriously and it shows in the top selling vehicles for 2012. All that gas mileage also makes those long commutes a bit easier on the wallet.