Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – December 2011


The Toyota Camry ended 2011 with a flurry, finding 33,506 buyers in December to take the final month’s best-selling car crown with ease. The Camry’s closest competitor was 7530 units behind. The number two car, Nissan’s Altima, reported a 12.9% year-over-year improvement, the second-best jump in the top ten. From the Ford Fusion through to the Honda Accord, with the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic between, there were some notable losses among America’s best-selling cars despite the overall market’s 8% improvement.

Be clear on one thing, the Camry doesn’t look like a car that’s keen on giving up top spot. Moreover, the Accord, with a 41.4% decline, doesn’t look like a car that’s keen on taking back top spot.

These are America’s 20 best-selling cars from December 2011. Check out last month’s edition of this list here.

List finalized on 01.05.2012 @ 12:15 AM AST

Rank
Best-Selling Car
December 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Toyota Camry
33,506 + 7.3% 308,510 – 5.9%
#2
Nissan Altima
25,976 + 12.9% 268,981 + 17.3%
#3
Ford Fusion
21,622 – 4.5% 248,067 + 13.2%
#4
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
21,009 – 4.8% 240,259 – 9.7%
#5
Honda Civic
20,545 – 27.3% 221,235 – 15.0%
#6
Honda Accord
18,962 – 41.4% 253,599 – 18.6%
#7
Hyundai Sonata
17,340 + 8.6% 225,961 + 14.9%
#8
Toyota Prius
17,004 + 8.7% 136,463 – 3.2%
#9
Chevrolet Cruze
16,675 + 53.5% 231,732 + 846%
#10
Volkswagen Jetta
14,422 + 11.0% 177,360 + 43.9%
#11
Ford Focus
14,281 + 12.1% 175,717 + 1.9%
#12
Subaru Outback
13,430 + 31.0% 104,405 + 12.1%
#13
Chevrolet Malibu
13,034 + 13.1% 204,808 + 3.0%
#14
Hyundai Elantra
13,025 – 0.5% 186,361 + 40.9%
#15
Kia Optima
10,704 + 245% 84,590 + 209%
#16
Chevrolet Impala
10,479 – 8.2% 171,434 – 0.4%
#17
Nissan Versa
9939 – 2.6% 99,730 + 0.03%
#18
Kia Soul
9624 + 51.2% 102,267 + 52.4%
#19
Mazda 3
9264 + 2.7% 102,417 – 3.7%
#20
Chrysler 200
9213 + 573% 89,413 + 132%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales 
Accord sales include Crosstour sales, a system which will change in 2012. 
Chrysler 200 sales compare, year-over-year, with sales of the Chrysler Sebring.

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