July 2012 Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America


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Not surprisingly, the Toyota Camry was America’s most popular car in July 2012. Somewhat surprisingly, and partly because of falling fleet volume after high fleet volume had driven total sales up early this year, Chevrolet’s highest-ranked passenger car finished eleventh. The Cruze ended July behind the Ford Focus, Toyota Prius trio, and two Hyundais.

The Dodge Avenger, Volkswagen Passat, and Ford Mustang all fell from the best seller pace they’d achieved in June. Instead, the Mazda 3, Subaru Outback, and Nissan Sentra filled in. 

The Honda Civic remains America’s second-best-selling car year-to-date, but the Honda Accord (which passed the Nissan Altima) and Nissan Altima ate away at the Civic’s lead in July. Volkswagen Jetta sedan sales fell 13%, the Jetta SportWagen slid 16% to to 1963 units. 

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all 20 of these vehicles can be accessed through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or near the top right of this page. Below, you’ll find the 20 best-selling passenger cars in America ranked by July 2012 volume.

Rank
Best-Selling Car
July 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Toyota Camry
29,913 + 10.7% 243,816 + 39.7%
#2
Honda Accord
28,639 + 70.2% 183,817 + 27.7%
#3
Nissan Altima
26,602 + 24.7% 183,703 + 19.9%
#4
Honda Civic
25,004 + 78.5% 187,586 + 32.5%
#5
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
23,640 + 34.5% 175,366 + 13.6%
#6
Ford Fusion
23,326 + 20.7% 160,175 + 6.1%
#7
Hyundai Sonata
20,978 + 0.5% 138,390 + 1.8%
#8
Hyundai Elantra
18,512 + 21.9% 116,281 – 1.9%
#9
Toyota Prius
16,643 + 111% 143,297 + 92.5%

* Prius C
3065 —– 19,296 —–

* Prius V
2954 —– n/a —–

* Prius Plug-In
688 —– 5021 —–
#10
Ford Focus
16,454 + 10.5% 147,877 + 31.0%
#11
Chevrolet Cruze
14,954 – 39.3% 128,838 – 12.7%
#12
 Volkswagen Jetta
13,629 – 13.3% 96,832 – 9.9%
#13
Kia Optima
13,317 + 96.6% 86,475 + 99.3%
#14
Chevrolet Malibu
12,345 – 36.8% 153,782 + 8.1%
#15
Kia Soul
10,063 – 0.7% 73,698 + 13.2%
#16
Nissan Sentra
9888 + 13.3% 65,872 – 10.8%
#17
Chevrolet Impala
9359 + 27.7% 107,854 – 2.8%
#18
Chrysler 200
9287 + 42.7% 78,389 + 89.5%
#19
Subaru Outback
9282 + 10.9% 63,336 + 6.3%
#20
Mazda 3
9027 – 2.8% 68,554 + 12.7%

Source: Manufacturers
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales

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