A vehicle often becomes more than just a mode of transportation. It is a memory keeper, a talisman for important life events. I wager you remember the car you learned to drive in, the car that took you to your first duty station, the car that brought home your first baby…


There are many reasons to buy a vehicle other than nostalgia (gas mileage, safety ratings even swagger), but it seems former and active duty military members have spoken and the top purchased vehicle by USAA auto insurance policy holding members for 2019 is the Ford F-150.








Do you have one of the top vehicles? Share why you purchased it in the comments!



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USAA's 2019 Top 10 Vehicles List by Branch of Service is based on internal data compiled from the following activities of former and active duty military members who, between Jan. 1 - Aug. 31, 2019: (1) purchased a new or used vehicle through the USAA Car Buying Service*; (2) obtained an auto loan through USAA Bank; or (3) added a vehicle to their USAA Insurance Policy.

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Diesel fuel is more efficient, has higher BTU per gallon (It gets more work done with less fuel). Why aren't those engines more popular?

Briana Hartzell USAA

Hi @GaltGuy,

Thanks for commenting. I have to agree with you - it's surprising to me we see less diesel vehicles in the US (compared to markets like Europe) my guess is the bias is partially based on the price of diesel and the hesitancy for US car manufacturers to produce more diesel engine vehicles? Do you drive a diesel?


Thanks again for posting!