Syracuse Company Lists the Country’s Best Auto Dealer Groups

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Syracuse, NY — Romano Car Dealers made Automotive News magazine’s list of the top 150 auto dealerships in the country based on new car sales in 2021.

Headquartered in Fayetteville and with six locations in the Syracuse area, Romano is ranked 138th on the list, two spots above the 2020 list. Last year it sold 6,750 new vehicles.

The car group was also on the list last year and was in 140th place.

The annual list is based on sales reported by dealers responding to the magazine’s survey.

Romano is the only group from Syracuse on this year’s list. The dealers sell Chrysler Jeep, Ford, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles. The group is owned by brothers Michael J. Romano and Joseph J. Romano.

West Herr Automotive Group, based in Orchard Park near Buffalo, ranks 17th on the list, reporting 31,933 new car sales last year. West Herr bought East Syracuse Chevrolet in December.

AutoNation Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was #1 with 262,403 new car sales last year at its 256 dealers.