2009 YEAR END SALES STATS FROM DIRECT RIVALS – PRIUS vs INSIGHT, S-CLASS vs 7-SERIES & MORE


Over the last couple weeks The Good Car Guy has been releasing a steady stream of Sales Stats info based on 2009 Year End figures provided by the manufacturers. Although there are a few comparisons thrown in for good measure (see CubeSoul, for instance), the vast majority of posts revolve around products you know all too well. Did you hear, did you hear… the Toyota Camry is America’s best-selling car. Yippee.
The Numbers you’ll see below relate to specific duos, trios, and quartets, and quintets which battle one another for every sale. So while indirect opponents like the Camry and Honda Civic compete for the best-selling crown in this Graph, the Numbers you’ll see here relate purely to rivals. It’s like the Habs versus the Leafs; the Celtics and Lakers, the BoSox and the Yankees.
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HYBRID EXCLUSIVES

Toyota Prius: 139,682
Honda Insight: 20,572

MINI-MINIVANS
Mazda 5: 18,488
Kia Rondo: 14,206

PREMIUM BARGES
Mercedes-Benz S-Class: 11,199
BMW 7-Series: 9,254

FRONT-ENGINED GERMAN SPORTSTERS
BMW Z4: 3,523
Mercedes-Benz SLK: 2,566
Audi TT: 1,935

BIG ‘MERICAN CARS
Ford Taurus: 45,617
Chrysler 300: 38,606

JAPAN’S ROAD RACERS
Nissan Z: 13,117
Mazda RX-8: 2,217

DOMESTIC LUXURY CROSSOVERS
Lincoln MKX: 21,433
Cadillac SRX: 20,237

JUMBO SUVs
Chevrolet Suburban/Tahoe: 114,309
GMC Yukon/Yukon XL: 46,230
Ford Expedition: 31,655
Toyota Sequoia: 16,387
Nissan Armada: 9,903

LUXURY JUMBO SUVs
Cadillac Escalade & ESV: 23,461
Mercedes-Benz GL: 15,012
Lincoln Navigator: 8,057
Infiniti QX56: 6,440
Lexus LX460: 3,616

GM’S LIVING LAMBDA
Chevrolet Traverse: 91,074
GMC Acadia: 53,820
Buick Enclave: 43,150

FEISTY RUNABOUTS
Nissan Versa: 82,906
Honda Fit: 67,315
Toyota Yaris: 63,743
Hyundai Accent: 50,431
Chevrolet Aveo: 38,516
Kia Rio: 34,666