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The Best and Worst Selling Cars of 2011

January 12, 2012

Now that all the sales numbers have been tallied up for 2011, we can show you which cars were best-sellers, and which ones fared the worst.

The folks over at Good Car, Bad Car compiled the list of the 25 best selling vehicles for 2011.

The Toyota Camry ended up being the best-selling car followed by the Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, and Ford Fusion.

Best Selling Cars for 2011

Rank
Best-Selling Car
2011
#1
Toyota Camry
308,510
#2
Nissan Altima
268,981
#3
Honda Accord
253,599
#4
Ford Fusion
248,067
#5
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
240,259
#6
Chevrolet Cruze
231,732
#7
Hyundai Sonata
225,961
#8
Honda Civic
221,235
#9
Chevrolet Malibu
204,808
#10
Hyundai Elantra
186,361
#11
Volkswagen Jetta
177,360
#12
Ford Focus
175,717
#13
Chevrolet Impala
171,434
#14
Toyota Prius
136,463
#15
Nissan Sentra
114,991
#16
Subaru Outback
104,405
#17
Mazda 3
102,417
#18
Kia Soul
102,267
#19
Nissan Versa
99,730
#20
BMW 3-Series
94,371
#21
Chrysler 200
89,413
#22
Chevrolet Camaro
88,249
#23
Kia Optima
84,590
#24
Dodge Charger
70,089
#25
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
69,314

Now let's take a look at the worst selling cars for 2011. AutoBlog compiled the list and excluded exotic cars and vehicles worth more than $100,000 - since they would skew the results.

Turns out the Acura RL was the worst selling vehicle of 2011. The Hyundai Azera finished 2nd worst, but with a redesign coming this year, we expect it won't make the list again in 2012.

Top 10 Worst-Selling Cars of 2011

  1. Acura RL (1,096)
  2. Hyundai Azera (1,524)
  3. Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback (1,548)
  4. Acura ZDX (1,564)
  5. Toyota Land Cruiser (1,662)
  6. Cadillac Escalade EXT (2,036)
  7. Suzuki Equator (2,127)
  8. Mercedes-Benz R-Class (2,385)
  9. Mazda Tribute (2,696)
  10. Subaru Tribeca (2,791)

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- Gregg Fidan

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