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USA December 2010: Ford F-Series #1, Chevy Equinox in Top10

The Ford F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in the USA since 1986

** For the Top 100 best selling cars in the USA in 2010 click on ‘Read more’ below**

In a slowly rebounding US market, the Ford F-Series finishes the year at 528,349 sales, up 28% on a dismal 2009 and 2% on 2008. It is the 24th year in a row the F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in the USA, even though its 2010 sales are still a far cry from its 2004 peak of 939,511.

The Chevrolet Silverado reclaims the 2nd spot in 2010 with 370,135 sales (+17%), and the Toyota Camry is the best-selling passenger car in the USA for the 9th year in a row despite a 9% drop at 327,804 sales. The Ford Fusion is 8th overall and the best-selling US passenger car again with 219,219 sales (+21%), its best figure ever.

Chevrolet Equinox

December highlights include the Chevrolet Equinox breaking into the Top 10 for the first time in 9th, the very good hold of the Dodge Ram (6th) and Honda CR-V (7th), the Hyundai Elantra jumping back into the Top 20 thanks to 4,724 sales of the 2011 model, and the Chevrolet Cruze breaking into the Top 30.

More commentaries, December Top 30 and Full Year 2010 Top 100 below.

2010 highlights include the Honda Accord climbing back to 4th as it lost less ground (-2%) than a Toyota Corolla hurt by the PR troubles of the brand this year (-10%). The Hyundai Sonata gains 5 spots in 12th (+64%), the Chevrolet Equinox is at +13 spots and +74% in 17th, the restyled Kia Sorento is the best new entrant in the Top 50 at #24 (+56 spots, +346%) followed by the Subary Outback at #41 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee at #44 (both at +68%).

Regarding the best selling fleet cars, the Chevrolet Impala comes in #1 with 124,905 sales, or 73% of its total sales, followed by the Ford Fusion (68,364 sales and 31%) and Chevrolet Malibu (63,935 sales and 32%). For the full Top 10 best-selling fleet sales and entire article see The Truth About Cars.

USA December 2010 Top 40:

Pos Model Dec /09 Nov 2010 /09 Pos
1 Ford F-Series 54,888 14% 1 528,349 28% 1
2 Chevrolet Silverado 42,518 28% 2 370,135 17% 2
3 Toyota Camry 31,223 -11% 3 327,804 -8% 3
4 Honda Accord 29,457 13% 8 282,530 -2% 4
5 Honda Civic 28,263 27% 9 260,218 0% 6
6 Dodge Ram P/U 23,241 93% 6 199,652 13% 10
7 Honda CR-V 23,125 27% 5 203,714 6% 9
8 Nissan Altima 23,016 23% 4 229,263 13% 7
9 Chevrolet Equinox 22,764 79% 11 149,979 74% 17
10 Ford Fusion 22,629 20% 7 219,219 21% 8
11 Toyota Corolla 22,058 -33% 10 266,082 -10% 5
12 Ford Escape 18,691 -2% 12 191,026 10% 13
13 Toyota RAV4 17,486 4% 16 170,877 15% 16
14 GMC Sierra 16,795 38% 23 129,794 16% 20
15 Hyundai Sonata 15,964 52% 14 196,623 64% 12
16 Toyota Prius 15,639 33% 20 140,928 1% 18
17 Dodge Caravan 14,266 67% 45 103,323 14% 30
18 Hyundai Elantra 13,096 127% 28 132,246 28% 19
19 VW Jetta 12,995 27% 18 123,213 14% 21
20 Jeep Grand Cherokee 12,753 211% 19 84,635 68% 43
21 Ford Focus 12,742 -10% 15 172,421 7% 14
22 Lexus RX 12,090 6% 37 95,790 3% 37
23 Chevrolet Malibu 11,520 -40% 17 198,770 23% 11
24 Chevrolet Impala 11,411 -16% 13 172,078 4% 15
25 Ford Edge 11,292 19% 21 118,637 34% 22
26 Toyota Highlander 11,271 24% 25 92,121 12% 41
27 Toyota Tacoma 10,970 20% 29 106,198 -4% 29
28 Chevrolet Cruze 10,895 n/a 32 24,495 new 116
29 Nissan Sentra 10,780 12% 37 94,065 14% 44
30 Chevrolet Traverse 10,523 19% 22 106,744 17% 27
31 Nissan Rogue 10,363 58% 30 99,515 29% 34
32 Honda Pilot 10,337 17% 35 102,323 23% 31
33 Subaru Outback 10,256 23% 34 93,148 68% 40
34 Nissan Versa 10,201 50% 39 99,705 21% 33
35 Honda Odyssey 10,147 17% 27 108,182 9% 26
36 Ford Explorer 10,099 53% 61 60,687 16% 56
37 BMW 3 Series 10,067 12% 26 100,910 11% 32
38 Toyota Tundra 10,013 17% 36 93,309 18% 39
39 Kia Sorento 9,803 213% 24 108,985 346% 24
40 Chrysler T&C 9,780 16% 41 112,275 33% 23

USA Full Year 2010 Top 100:

Pos Model 2010 /09 2009 Pos
1 Ford F-Series 528,349 28% 413,625 1
2 Chevrolet Silverado 370,135 17% 316,544 3
3 Toyota Camry 327,804 -8% 356,824 2
4 Honda Accord 282,530 -2% 290,056 5
5 Toyota Corolla 266,082 -10% 296,874 4
6 Honda Civic 260,218 0% 259,722 6
7 Nissan Altima 229,263 13% 203,568 7
8 Ford Fusion 219,219 21% 180,671 9
9 Honda CR-V 203,714 6% 191,214 8
10 Dodge Ram P/U 199,652 13% 177,268 10
11 Chevrolet Malibu 198,770 23% 161,568 13
12 Hyundai Sonata 196,623 64% 120,028 17
13 Ford Escape 191,026 10% 173,044 11
14 Ford Focus 172,421 7% 160,433 14
15 Chevrolet Impala 172,078 4% 165,565 12
16 Toyota RAV4 170,877 15% 149,088 15
17 Chevrolet Equinox 149,979 74% 86,148 30
18 Toyota Prius 140,928 1% 139,682 16
19 Hyundai Elantra 132,246 28% 103,269 22
20 GMC Sierra 129,794 16% 111,842 18
21 VW Jetta 123,213 14% 108,427 20
22 Ford Edge 118,637 34% 88,548 29
23 Chrysler T&C 112,275 33% 84,558 32
24 Kia Sorento 108,985 346% 24,460 105
25 Ford Econoline 108,258 26% 85,735 31
26 Honda Odyssey 108,182 9% 100,133 23
27 Chevrolet Traverse 106,744 17% 91,074 26
28 Mazda3 106,353 10% 96,466 24
29 Toyota Tacoma 106,198 -4% 111,824 19
30 Dodge Caravan 103,323 14% 90,666 28
31 Honda Pilot 102,323 23% 83,901 34
32 BMW 3 Series 100,910 11% 90,960 27
33 Nissan Versa 99,705 21% 82,400 37
34 Nissan Rogue 99,515 29% 77,222 42
35 Toyota Sienna 98,337 18% 84,064 33
36 Chevrolet Cobalt 97,376 -7% 104,724 21
37 Lexus RX 95,790 3% 93,379 25
38 Jeep Wrangler 94,310 15% 82,044 38
39 Nissan Sentra 94,065 14% 82,706 36
40 Toyota Tundra 93,309 18% 79,385 40
41 Subaru Outback 93,148 68% 55,356 50
42 Toyota Highlander 92,121 12% 83,118 35
43 Subaru Forester 85,080 9% 77,781 41
44 Jeep Grand Cherokee 84,635 68% 50,328 59
45 Chevrolet Camaro 81,299 32% 61,648 48
46 Hyundai Santa Fe 76,680 -5% 80,343 39
47 Chevrolet Tahoe 75,675 3% 73,254 43
48 Chevrolet HHR 75,401 6% 70,842 44
49 Dodge Charger 75,397 24% 60,651 49
50 Ford Taurus 68,859 51% 45,617 64
51 Kia Forte 68,500 160% 26,328 100
52 GMC Acadia 68,295 27% 53,820 54
53 Kia Soul 67,110 112% 31,621 87
54 Buick LaCrosse 61,178 120% 27,818 95
55 Mercedes E Class 60,922 41% 43,085 68
56 Ford Explorer 60,687 16% 52,190 58
57 Nissan Maxima 60,569 14% 53,351 55
58 GMC Terrain 60,129 331% 14,033 135
59 Chevrolet Express 59,753 10% 54,302 52
60 Mercedes C Class 58,785 12% 52,440 57
61 Infiniti G 58,143 23% 47,174 61
62 Buick Enclave 55,426 28% 43,150 67
63 Honda Fit 54,354 -19% 67,315 46
64 Nissan Murano 53,999 3% 52,546 56
65 GMC Yukon 52,578 14% 46,230 63
66 Hyundai Accent 51,975 -24% 68,086 45
67 Cadillac SRX 51,094 152% 20,237 111
68 Dodge Avenger 50,923 31% 38,922 72
69 Jeep Liberty 49,564 14% 43,503 66
70 Lexus ES 48,652 0% 48,485 60
71 Chevrolet Aveo 48,623 26% 38,516 76
72 Dodge Journey 48,577 -10% 53,826 53
73 Toyota Venza 47,321 -13% 54,410 51
74 Acura MDX 47,210 51% 31,178 90
75 Toyota 4Runner 46,531 136% 19,675 112
76 Cadillac CTS 45,656 18% 38,817 73
77 Mini 45,644 1% 45,225 65
78 Chevrolet Suburban 45,152 10% 41,055 70
79 Dodge Caliber 45,082 25% 36,098 80
80 Subaru Impreza 44,395 -5% 46,611 62
81 Nissan Frontier 40,427 42% 28,415 94
82 Toyota Yaris 40,076 -37% 63,743 47
83 Hyundai Tucson 39,594 157% 15,411 123
84 BMW 5 Series 39,488 -2% 40,109 71
85 Subaru Legacy 38,725 25% 30,974 91
86 Jeep Patriot 38,620 23% 31,432 88
87 Chrysler 200/Sebring 38,585 41% 27,460 96
88 Chrysler 300 37,516 -3% 38,606 75
89 Ford Expedition 37,336 18% 31,655 86
90 Dodge Challenger 36,791 42% 25,852 102
91 BMW X5 35,776 32% 27,071 98
92 Mazda6 35,662 2% 34,866 81
93 Audi A4 34,672 -6% 37,070 79
94 Ford Flex 34,227 -12% 38,717 74
95 Lexus IS 34,129 -10% 38,077 77
96 Acura TL 34,049 1% 33,620 83
97 Ford Crown Victoria 33,722 1% 33,255 84
98 Acura TSX 32,076 12% 28,650 93
99 Mercury Mariner 29,912 4% 28,688 92
100 Mercedes ML Class 29,698 15% 25,802 103

Source: online.wsj.com, manufacturers.

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  1. April 26, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Thanks for such an informative article about the new Ford F Series vehicle…keep it up…

  2. April 22, 2011 at 6:24 am

    I love the breakdown above. Its nice to see the comparisons. Thanks for taking the time to post this info.

  1. April 20, 2011 at 7:25 pm

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