Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America – 2011 Year End


2011 Toyota Sienna white
The Toyota Sienna was America’s
31st-best-selling vehicle in America in 2011

Subtract the Honda Crosstour from the Accord’s total and the Ford Fusion, Dodge Ram, and Toyota Corolla all leap up a step on the ladder that is America’s 30 best-selling vehicles list for 2011. Honda sold 235,625 Accord coupes and sedans last year, down 17% from 2010. That’s 72,885 less than Toyota managed with what was, at the time, a declining Camry. Toyota Camry sales were up 7% in December.

Neither of these American-built Japanese passenger cars were America’s best-selling vehicle in 2011. That title goes to the indomitable Ford F-Series, sales of which are mostly made up by the F-150. F-Series sales increased 11% in 2011, an increase which wasn’t exactly the class of the field – Silverado sales were up 12%, Ram sales jumped 23%, Sierra sales increased 15% – but the boost was more than enough to be respectable. America’s overall new vehicle market grew 10%, incidentally. The four trucks mentioned were the only pickups among America’s 30 best-selling vehicles. 11% of all new vehicles sold in America in 2011 were of the F-Series/Silverado/Ram/Sierra variety.

Setting aside an examination of America’s favourite SUVs and crossovers (since you can read about the top 20 SUVs here), consider which vehicle segment does not present itself in the table below. The 31st-best-selling vehicle in America was the Toyota Sienna, sales of which increased 13% in 2011 to 111,429, enough to edge out the Dodge Grand Caravan (up 7%) and its 110,862 sales. Only problem is, the Grand Caravan is just a Chrysler Town & Country by another name. When paired together, Chrysler’s minivan total jumps to 205,182. That’d be enough for 14th spot on the list of America’s top 30.

On that topic, it’s worth noting that GM’s truck twins are all but identical. Combining the Silverado and Sierra nets GM 564,300 sales, enough for…. second place. 

Half this list is made up by domestic brands. There’s one Mexican-built German, three Koreans, and 11 Japanese vehicles. Check out the links to more best seller lists at the bottom of this post, below the market share pie chart.

Rank
Best-Selling Vehicle
2011
2010
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
584,917 528,349 + 10.7%
#2
Chevrolet Silverado
415,130 370,135 + 12.2%
#3
Toyota Camry
308,510 327,804 – 5.9%
#4
Nissan Altima
268,981 229,263 + 17.3%
#5
Ford Escape
254,293 191,026 + 33.1%
#6
Honda Accord
253,599 311,381 – 18.6%
#7
Ford Fusion
248,067 219,219 + 13.2%
#8
Dodge Ram
244,763 199,652 + 22.6%
#9
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
240,259 266,082 – 9.7%
#10
Chevrolet Cruze
231,732 24,495 + 846%
#11
Hyundai Sonata
225,961 196,623 + 14.9%
#12
Honda Civic
221,235 260,218 – 15.0%
#13
Honda CR-V
218,373 203,714 + 7.2%
#14
Chevrolet Malibu
204,808 198,770 + 3.0%
#15
Chevrolet Equinox
193,274 149,979 + 28.9%
#16
Hyundai Elantra
186,361 132,246 + 40.9%
#17
Volkswagen Jetta
177,360 123,213 + 43.9%
#18
Ford Focus
175,717 172,421 + 1.9%
#19
Chevrolet Impala
171,434 172,078 – 0.4%
#20
GMC Sierra
149,170 129,794 + 14.9%
#21
Toyota Prius
136,463 140,928 – 3.2%
#22
Ford Explorer
135,704 60,687 + 124%
#23
Toyota RAV4
132,237 170,877 – 22.6%
#24
Kia Sorento
130,235 108,985 + 19.5%
#25
Jeep Grand Cherokee
127,744 84,635 + 50.9%
#26
Nissan Rogue
124,543 99,515 + 25.1%
#27
Jeep Wrangler
122,460 94,310 + 29.8%
#28
Ford Edge
121,702 118,637 + 2.6%
#29
Honda Pilot
116,297 102,323 + 13.7%
#30
Nissan Sentra
114,991 94,065 + 22.2%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales 
Accord sales include sales of the Crosstour, a practice which will stop in 2012. To see separate Accord and Crosstour sales use the dropdown menu at the top right of this page.

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