2011 Chevrolet Cruze

For the second month in a row a Chevrolet is the best-selling car in America. Instead of the Malibu (down one spot to #2 in June), the Chevrolet Cruze took over as the most popular car in the USA. Include 106 leftover Cobalts in the Cruze’s total and Chevrolet’s compact car sales jumped 147% last month. Year-over-year, the Malibu was up 14.6% in June 2011. There were two other Chevrolets in America’s June list of 20 best-selling cars: the Impala (up 13%) and the Camaro (up 12.5%). 

To talk up Chevrolet, however, is to ignore the usual suspects. Toyota Camry sales fell 24.8%, Honda Accord sales dropped 36.1%, Corolla/Matrix sales slid 13.7%, and Civic sales plunged 34% even as a new generation should be kickstarting growth. Yep, you can still blame all this on poor dealer supply stemming from March’s earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster.

There are four Korean cars in the Top 20, none higher than sixth spot. There are two German cars; the BMW 3-Series and still-surging Volkswagen Jetta. The remaining 14 are evenly split between American and Japanese brands. June’s 20 best-selling cars in America are in the table below.

Rank
Car
Status
June 2011
June 2010
Year-To-Date
#1
Chevrolet Cruze/Cobalt
25,002 10,141 123,786
#2
Chevrolet Malibu
23,737 20,720 122,783
#3
Ford Focus
21,385 15,148 98,024
#4
Toyota Camry
21,375 28,435 147,469
#5
Ford Fusion
20,808 18,412 103,301
#6
Hyundai Elantra
19,992 14,245 98,024
#7
Nissan Altima
19,534 15,920 131,842
#8
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
18,872 21,876 136,747
#9
Hyundai Sonata
18,644 17,771 115,014
#10
Honda Civic
17,485 26,474 127,571
#11
Honda Accord
17,107 26,792 137,146
#12
Volkswagen Jetta
17,105 9085 91,752
#13
Chevrolet Impala
16,325 14,451 103,644
#14
Kia Soul
11,314 6429 54,987
#15
BMW 3-Series
9155 7195 43,862
#16
Ford Mustang
8835 8974 39,041
#17
Mazda 3
8612 8555 51,544
#18
Chevrolet Camaro
8486 7540 48,761
#19
Kia Forte
8191 7467 43,022
#20
Nissan Sentra
8077 6187 65,130

Source: Manufacturers And Automotive News Data Center

Related From GoodCarBadCar.net
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – July 2011
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – May 2011
Top 10 Best-Selling Cars In America – June 2010
U.S. Auto Sales By Brand – June 2011
Top 10 Best-Selling SUVs In America – June 2011
Top 10 Best-Selling Trucks In America – June 2011