General Motors sold more vehicles in the United States in October 2010 than Ford Motor Company. that’s not the story you’ll see when scanning the U.S. Auto Sales By Brand post here, but Ford’s 157,935 sales pales in comparison to the 183,759 GM sold. Only 367 of GM’s sales in October came from extinct brands. As for Toyota Motor Corporation, the Toyota/Scion/Lexus trio didn’t even make it to 150,000.

In other words, remember that when you hear Ford is numero uno, the big cheese, the grand kahuna, whoever’s speaking is indicating that Ford, the Blue Oval by itself, is the number one brand. As for automakers competing in the United States, General Motors dominated October 2010. Model-by-model breakdowns for Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC are available after the jump.

As for Cadillac, October wasn’t a bad month. Trailing the #3 luxury automaker of the month (Lexus) by nearly 5000 sales isn’t a dream month of selling for Cadillac, it certainly wasn’t in the cards back in 1987. But times have changed. Securing the #4 spot by selling 2382 more vehicles than Acura isn’t a bad place for Cadillac. Year-over-year percentage increases and drops show the CTS and SRX not only making up the majority of Cadillac sales but doing so at a greater rate than in October 2009. That makes sense: your least-expensive models need to be the volume sellers. 2626 total sales of a vehicle which has a starting price of $63,610, the 2011 Cadillac Escalade, is rather useful for profits, too.

Rank
Cadillac
October 2010
% Change
Last Month
2010
#1
Cadillac CTS
4242
+45.2 3670 36,758
#2
Cadillac SRX
4423
+27.2 4027 41,153
#3
Cadillac DTS
1731
-8.7 1870 15,718
#4
Cadillac Escalade
1432
-32.7 1211 12,485
#5
Cadillac Escalade ESV
951
+58.8
824 6649
#6
Cadillac STS
364
+2.5
745
3837
#7
Cadillac Escalade EXT
243
+36.5
180
1619
#7
Cadillac XLR
7
-85.7
3
187

Are you surprised to see a truck atop Chevrolet’s standings? In October 2010, the Chevrolet Silverado improved on September’s sales as well as the year-over-year comparison with October 2009. The same can’t be said of every Chevrolet, particularly the dying Cobalt, but the brand as a whole posted 6.7% increase over October 2009.

Chevrolet Silverado: 34,283
Year-over-year volume change: +8%
Last month: 31,185
Year-to-date: 301,998

Chevrolet Equinox: 12,773
Year-over-year volume change: +62.3%
Last month: 11,658
Year-to-date: 111,828

Chevrolet Impala: 12,389
Year-over-year volume change: -2.6%
Last month: 12,186
Year-to-date: 145,974

Chevrolet Malibu: 12,353
Year-over-year volume change: +2.2%
Last month: 16,289
Year-to-date: 175,599

Chevrolet Traverse: 8255
Year-over-year volume change: -12.7%
Last month: 7914
Year-to-date: 86,267

Chevrolet Tahoe: 6725
Year-over-year volume change: -13.1%
Last month: 5422
Year-to-date: 61,868

Chevrolet Aveo: 6038
Year-over-year volume change: +313.8%
Last month: 6552
Year-to-date: 41,324

Chevrolet Cruze: 5048
Last month: 516
Year-to-date: 5564

Chevrolet Camaro: 5013
Year-over-year volume change: -38%
Last month: 6323
Year-to-date: 71,521

Chevrolet HHR: 4802
Year-over-year volume change: -28.1%
Last month: 5209
Year-to-date: 48,519

Chevrolet Suburban: 4354
Year-over-year volume change: +2.9%
Last month: 2863
Year-to-date: 36,162

Chevrolet Colorado: 2231
Year-over-year volume change: +28.8%
Last month: 2723
Year-to-date: 20,657

Chevrolet Cobalt: 1971
Year-over-year volume change: -61%
Last month: 3462
Year-to-date: 95,809

Chevrolet Avalanche: 1922
Year-over-year volume change: +31.6%
Last month: 1760
Year-to-date: 16,950

Chevrolet Corvette: 1011
Year-over-year volume change: -12.4%
Last month: 1109
Year-to-date: 10,809

Other Chevrolet: 5126

If Buick continues as America’s fastest-growing brand, these sorts of numbers are going to appear low in hindsight. Enclave sales shot up in October, improving even on last month’s totals. The 2011 Buick Regal shows no sign of catching on in the marketplace despite its charming appearance. It’s possible that the Regal GS could improve the state of affairs. Buick sales were up 38.8% overall.

Buick Enclave: 4693
Year-over-year volume change: +52.7%
Last month: 4408
Year-to-date: 44,982

Buick LaCrosse: 4432
Year-over-year volume change: +37.3%
Last month: 4741
Year-to-date: 51,968

Buick Lucerne: 1810
Year-over-year volume change: -34.2%
Last month: 1950
Year-to-date: 22,331

Buick Regal: 1634
Last month: 1776
Year-to-date: 7288

When GMC puts together a month in which every single model posts huge gains over the same period one year ago while also upping the ante from September, one wonders why people cried out for GMC’s head instead of Pontiac’s. Pontiac, by the way, is almost all the way gone. Only 83 were sold in October.

GMC Sierra: 12,983
Year-over-year volume change: +9.2%
Last month: 11,077
Year-to-date: 103,218

GMC Terrain: 5445
Year-over-year volume change: +81.9%
Last month: 4777
Year-to-date: 45,314

GMC Acadia: 5407
Year-over-year volume change: +64.7%
Last month: 4608
Year-to-date: 55,136

GMC Yukon: 3704
Year-over-year volume change: +9.3%
Last month: 2305
Year-to-date: 22,573

GMC Yukon XL: 3305
Year-over-year volume change: +62.2%
Last month: 1470
Year-to-date: 18,769

GMC Canyon: 913
Year-over-year volume change: +101.1%
Last month: 782
Year-to-date: 6568

Other GMC: 1378

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