Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In America – January 2011

Usually, removing the Toyota Camry from its throne atop America’s Best-Selling Cars list is a task reserved for the Honda Accord. In January 2011, however, the role of usurper was filled by the Camry’s smaller sibling, the Toyota Corolla. With its Matrix hatchback derivative alongside (Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A, Inc. always lists them together), the Corolla was America’s best-selling car in January on sales which were up 20.2%. The introduction of the somewhat refreshed 2011 Toyota Corolla surely provided a boost.

Where others limited incentives, General Motors boosted programs to keep sales on track after a high-volume December. That partially explains the Chevrolet Impala’s presence in the fourth spot. The Impala is never a slow seller in the United States, but ascending beyond the Honda Civic and all but two popular midsize sedans is an uncharacteristically strong month for the big Chevy. Malibu sales, like those of the Nissan Altima and Honda Accord, were lower in January 2011 than in January 2010. Subtract the Chevrolet Cobalt’s 406 January sales and the Cruze is still out in front of the Hyundai Sonata.

Speaking of Hyundai, don’t let it come as a shock to you if/when two Hyundais make this list next month. Superbowl advertising for the 2011 Hyundai Elantra might be just what Hyundai’s doctor ordered.

Rank
Car
Status
January 2011
Last Month
January 2010
#1
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
20,581
22,058
17,121
#2
Toyota Camry
18,145
31,223
15,792
#3
Nissan Altima
16,454
23,016
18,636
#4
Chevrolet Impala
15,188
11,411
10,939
#5
Honda Accord
15,012
32,381
20,759
#6
Honda Civic
14,634
28,263
14,693
#7
Ford Fusion
14,346
22,629
12,179
#8
Chevrolet Malibu
14,102
11,520
16,439
#9
Chevrolet Cruze/Cobalt
14,037
11,501
12,962
#10
Hyundai Sonata
13,261
15,964
5306

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  1. The Camry will be number one again this year, Camry Clearance starts as soon as the 2012 model is revealed. Rebates will go to $2500 or higher, and there will likely be special editions.

  2. Very disappointing figures for Hyundai Sonata… the stunning new model cant even beat Chevy Malibu .. now thats not what the doctor ordered for the sonata ..

  3. AMERICAN CAR MANUFACTURERS AND CONGRESS HAVE SOLD YOU OUT A VERY VERY LONG TIME AGO. ESPECIALLY EVERYTIME THEY ALLOW GM, FORD, CHRYSLER, ETC ANY BAILOUT MONEY & TAX BREAKS TO MOVE STUFF OVERSEAS TO FOREIGN PLANTS. FORD STARTED IT A VERY LONG TIME AGO.
    DO NOT BELIEVE THE "BUY AMERICAN HYPE". ITS ALL NONSENSE FOR EVER.

  4. TOYOTA CAMRY STILL DA FAVORITE, AND NOW OFFICIALLY MADE ALL OVER AMERICA. AMERICAN CAR MAKERS ARE MAKING THEIRS STILL OVERSEAS, EMPLOYING FOREIGN WORKERS.
    MADE IN AMERICA BY AMERICANS IS ALL NONSENSE. DO NOT BUY INTO THAT. THATS WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO BELIEVE. AND CONGRESS HAS SUPPORTED COMPUTER COMPANIES, CAR COMPANIES, ETC BY GIVING RIDICULOUS TAX BREAKS TO ALL OF THEM FOR YEARS & LET THEM TAKE JOBS AWAY FOR YEARS. DO NOT BUY INTO THEIR CRAP AND WAKE UP!!!

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