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Autos Drive Texas Forward

Industry Impact

460.1 Thousand total auto jobs in Texas
2.66% depend on the auto industry for jobs
Total Labor Income Annually
Total Car Sales in 2018
Total New Cars Sold in 2018
Multi-industry contribution analysis of the economic impact of automotive manufacturing, selling, repairing, renting, and additional maintenance modeled using IMPLAN economic analysis data software, 2018 data year; compiled by Auto Alliance with data provided by IHS Markit, sales figures represent new vehicle registrations between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

Tax Revenue

total state tax revenue
% of state tax revenue
new vehicle sales taxes
used vehicle sales taxes
sales tax on auto parts and services
vehicle use taxes (including gas taxes), licenses and fees



By Body Style

  • Cars 8,827,088 (38.63%)
  • CUVs 3,998,874 (17.5%)
  • SUVs 2,945,147 (12.89%)
  • Pickups 6,050,324 (26.48%)
  • Vans/Minivans 1,026,389 (4.49%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 21,576,006 (94.43%)
  • Diesel 991,227 (4.34%)
  • Hybrid 242,254 (1.06%)
  • Electric 22,642 (0.1%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 15,693 (0.07%)
The Texas average age of vehicles is 10.17 years.

Figures compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by IHS Markit as of December 31, 2018.

New Purchases

Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 450,825 (29.75%)
  • CUVs 470,277 (31.03%)
  • SUVs 159,841 (10.55%)
  • Pickups 380,739 (25.12%)
  • Vans/Minivans 53,756 (3.55%)

By Powertrain

  • Gas 1,406,499 (92.81%)
  • Diesel 79,380 (5.24%)
  • Hybrid 17,795 (1.17%)
  • Electric 8,232 (0.54%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 3,532 (0.23%)

Auto-related Activity at Ports

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • 163.9B 163.9 Billion Total Imports
  • 317.7B 317.7 Billion Total Imports

Economic Activity from 2018

  • 18.6B 18.6 Billion Total Imports
  • 49.8B 49.8 Billion Total Imports

Compiled by the Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by USA Trade Online, figures represent port activity over the past decade and between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.


  • Gasoline Stations 14455
  • Electric Charging Stations 1116
  • Biodiesel Stations 4
  • Compressed Natural Gas Stations 74
  • Liquefied Natural Gas Stations 12
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stations 423

Compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center, figures represent fueling stations as of April 9, 2019.

Average MSRP Per New Car
Median Household Income
Median Monthly Household Income
Median Monthly New Car Payment
Car Payment As Percent Of Monthly Income

Commuting to Work

  • Drive Alone to Work (80%)
  • Carpool to Work (9%)
  • Take Public Transportation (1%)
  • Other (8%)

Figures compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by IHS Markit, U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2017 and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Median Monthly New Car Payment computed for a 60-month loan based on MSRP with 20% down and an APR of 5.36%.

Automaker's Facilities

BMW Group Location Employees
BMW of North America Vehicle Distribution Center Galveston TX 4
BMW of North America Regional Parts Distribution Center Lancaster TX 49
Ford Motor Company Location Employees
Fort Worth High Velocity Center Fort Worth TX 36
Houston FCSD Regional Office Houston TX 27
Houston High Velocity Center Houston TX 38
Ford Credit Irving Business Center Irving TX 206
Dallas Regional Office Plano TX 70
General Motors Location Employees
Arlington Assembly Arlington TX 4976
GM Financial -- Arlington Branch Office Arlington TX 60
GM Financial -- Arlington Operations Center (Service, Collections) -- AOC I, II, III Arlington TX 3431
Austin IT Innovation Center Austin TX 2680
GM Austin Customer Engagement Center Austin TX 5
GM Financial HQ Fort Worth TX 864
Customer Care & Aftersales -- Garland Training Center Garland TX 300
Sales, Service and Marketing -- Irving -- South Central Regional Office Irving TX 13000
Customer Care & Aftersales -- Parts Distribution Center -- Fort Worth Roanoke TX 864
GM Financial -- San Antonio Branch Office San Antonio TX 54
GM Financial -- San Antonio Service Center San Antonio TX 90
GM Financial -- Sugarland Branch Office Sugar Land TX 68
Honda Location Employees
American Honda Finance Corp. Office Irving TX
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Parts Center Irving TX
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Zone Office Irving TX
Hyundai/Kia Location Employees
Mobis Parts Distribution Center (Hyundai/Kia) Lancaster TX
Kia Location Employees
Kia Training Center Lancaster TX 2
Kia Regional Office Plano TX 26
Mazda Location Employees
Mazda Parts Distribution Center Grapevine TX 2
Mazda Training Center Grapevine TX 5
Mazda Regional Office Houston TX 39
Mercedes-Benz Location Employees
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Fort Worth TX 720
Mercedes-Benz USA Grapevine TX 8
Mercedes-Benz USA Grapevine TX 35
Nissan North America Location Employees
Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation Irving TX 1200
Stellantis Location Employees
Southwest (Dallas) Business Center Addison TX 59
Dallas Parts Distribution Center Carrolton TX 63
Subaru of America Location Employees
RDC - Coppell Coppell TX 11
Subaru Service Training Center - Dallas Coppell TX 2
Central Region - Zone 4 Dallas (DFW) Frisco TX 13
NASI - Texas (Dallas Fort Worth) Grapevine TX 0
Toyota Location Employees
Toyota North America Headquarters Plano TX 5000
TMMTX San Antonio TX 3200
Volkswagen Group of America Location Employees
Parts Distribution Center Fort Worth Ft. Worth TX 36
Port-Houston Houston TX 14
Volkswagen South Central Regional Office Prosper TX 21