Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In America – 2004 Year End


Moving up from 13th in 2003 to the tenth spot in 2004, the Chevrolet Malibu produced the biggest year-over-year improvement of any car on this list of the ten best-selling cars in America in 2004. 

One year earlier, the Malibu fell in behind the tenth, 11th, and 12th-best-selling cars, the Pontiac Grand Am, Ford Mustang, and Pontiac Grand Prix, respectively. Grand Am volume slid 14.6% in 2004, Mustang sales dropped 7.5%, and the Grand Prix’s 5% year-over-year increase was only good enough to keep it in the 12th position.

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In America – 2003 Year End
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The Toyota Camry, with a 3.3% year-over-year improvement, was again the best-selling car in America in 2004. Its nearest rival, the Honda Accord, slid 2.8%, and finished the year 40,220 sales back of the Camry, just one year after closing the gap to fewer than 16,000 units.

Rank
Best-Selling Car
2004
2003

Change
#1
Toyota Camry
426,990 413,296 3.3%
#2
Honda Accord
386,770 397,750 -2.8%
#3
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
333,161 325,477 2.4%
#4
Honda Civic
309,196 299,672 3.2%
#5
Chevrolet Impala
290,259 267,882 8.4%
#6
Ford Taurus
248,148 300,496 -17.4%
#7
Nissan Altima
235,889 201,240 17.2%
#8
Ford Focus
208,339 229,353 -9.2%
#9
Chevrolet Cavalier
195,275 256,550 -23.9%
#10
Chevrolet Malibu
179,806 122,771 46.5%

Source: Automakers & ANDC