Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – March 2011


Apart from the Chevrolet HHR’s departure and the Ford Fiesta’s inclusion, the list of America’s best-selling cars is full of the same models in March as it was in February. Ah, but the order has changed, evidenced by the status arrows in the third column.

20% of America’s 20 most popular cars posted lower sales in March 2011 than in March 2010, the 2011 Toyota Camry being the most famous of the bunch. Ford Focus sales are falling, true, but expect a big boost in coming months as the now-in-production 2012 Ford Focus arrives at dealerships. Worse than the Chevrolet Malibu’s 12.4% year-over-year drop is the Malibu’s 18.5% decline from February in a market which grew by more than 26%.

80% of America’s 10 best-selling cars weren’t American cars, though their status as American-built cars is often secure. The Ford Fusion was America’s best-selling American in March… but the Fusion is manufactured in Mexico. The Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry are made in America, y’all.

All the numbers on America’s 20 favourite cars are below.

Rank
Car
Status
March 2011
Last Month
March 2010
#1
Honda Accord
33,616
22,916
29,120
#2
Nissan Altima
32,289
20,808
24,649
#3
Toyota Camry
31,464
27,212
36,251
#4
Honda Civic
31,213
19,121
22,463
#5
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
30,234
25,860
29,623
#6
Ford Fusion
27,566
23,111
22,773
#7
Hyundai Sonata
22,894
15,723
18,935
#8
19,255
12,289
8225
#9
Toyota Prius
18,605
13,539
11,786
#10
Chevrolet Cruze/Cobalt
18,101
18,709
10,316
#11
Chevrolet Impala
18,063
16,290
15,594
#12
Nissan Sentra
17,851
12,599
8721
#13
Ford Focus
17,178
10,879
19,500
#14
16,969
12,591
9196
#15
Chevrolet Malibu
15,551
19,092
17,750
#16
Mazda 3
12,467
8077
11,353
#17
Nissan Versa
11,075
10,578
13,811
#18
Subaru Outback
10,498
7951
7619
#19
10,028
6684
5106
#20
Ford Fiesta
9787
6270
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Source: Manufacturers And Automotive News Data Center

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