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The Honda Civic is a forever favorite among the sensible sedan segment. However, it isn’t without competition. The Toyota Corolla has been nipping at the Civic’s heels since the two managed to secure a foothold in the North American market. However, the Civic’s undoing in the used car market isn’t the Corolla. No, the latest data suggests the midsize Toyota Camry takes the cake.

A 2019 Honda Civic, a less-popular passenger car than the Toyota Camry, takes a corner.
2019 Honda Civic | Honda

The Honda Civic nabbed 5.8% of one-to-five-year-old used passenger car sales. That’s 5.8% of the whole pie, shrugging off attempts by the now-discontinued Nissan Maxima, Ford Fusion, and the stubborn Chevrolet Malibu. 

Sedan model% of used vehicle sales (2023)% of used sedan sales (2023)
Toyota Camry1.8%6.1%
Honda Civic1.7%5.8%
Toyota Corolla1.5%5.3%
Nissan Altima1.4%4.6%
Honda Accord1.3%4.6%

However, the Honda Civic’s market share isn’t enough to dethrone the perennially popular Toyota Camry. The Camry took the No. 1 spot in the segment with 6.1% of one-to-five-year-old sedans. However, the rankings are new for 2023. 

Last year, the Camry made up 5.5% of the used sedan market, while the Civic snagged 5.6%. Consequently, the Civic, which held the No. 1 spot among used passenger cars in 2022, lost the top spot to the midsize Toyota sedan.

In the scope of the used vehicle market as a whole, passenger cars make up a small piece of the pie. The Toyota Camry and Honda Civic, the top-dog sedans, took the No. 5 and No. 6 spots, respectively. Understandably so, given the popularity of pickup trucks and SUVs in the United States. 

The Ford F-150 takes the top spot on the list of the most popular one-to-five-year-old used vehicles in the United States. It’s no surprise; the F-150 made up 3.3% of total used car sales in 2022 and 2023. 

A glance at the most popular cars by state alleviates any doubt. The Ford F-150 is the most popular used vehicle in 34 states, whereas the Honda Civic takes the top spot in New Jersey. Just New Jersey. Dismal indeed.

Source: iSeeCars data