Why aren’t Americans buying compact cars?

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Rivian R1S Electric SUV at the LA Auto Show 2018. Photo credit: Aaron Robinson

One of the stars of this year’s LA Auto Show is Jeep’s all-new pickup truck, the Gladiator. Truck and SUV sales have been doing well, accounting for two-thirds of the U.S. market last year. Sedans and compact cars are expected to drop below 30 percent of the market this year.