Though challenged in December by the Honda Accord, the Toyota Camry was able to hang on to its crown as America’s best-selling car. Perhaps more challenging than the fight put up by Honda was Toyota’s self and media-inflicted losses, particularly in the car division. Camry sales fell 8.1% in 2010. Corolla/Matrix sales dropped 10.4%.
Honda’s gains were slight. Ford, Chevrolet, and Hyundai managed to seriously bump up their sales figures from what was an admittedly low 2009. Indeed, in years past, America’s best-selling car would possess over 400,000 new owners. In this iteration, the #1 Camry wasn’t even twice as popular as the antiquated Chevrolet Impala with its 172,078 sales.
While 2010 may seem like the year in which Hyundai rose to the forefront of many car buyers minds, 2011 could be the year for which Hyundai will be remembered. The Equus is now on sale, and though a low-volume player, its presence in the dealer will lend a pleasant air to the new Elantra, a best seller in December. As for the downfall of Toyota, we’re not there yet. With America’s best-selling car, the country’s fourth and fifth best-selling trucks and the third best-selling SUV, Toyota is tremendously healthy for what appears to be a chronically ill patient.
These are the 10 Best-Selling Cars In America in 2010.