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10 Best Selling Cars of 2013

January 9, 2014

Drum roll, please! For the 12th year in a row, the Toyota Camry was the best-selling car in the US, according to our pals at TruthAboutCars.com.

The Toyota Camry sold a whopping 408,484 cars this past year, a 0.9% increase from 404,886 in 2012. This is the seventh time in the last decade that the Camry sold more than 400,000 units in a year, and it's the only passenger car to exceed 400,000 units sold in the last decade.

The Camry's top challenger, the Honda Accord, came in second place selling 366,678 units in 2013, a 10.5% increase over its sales in 2012. And in third place is the Honda Civic, selling 336,180 vehicles last year, a 5.7% increase over 2012.

If you're looking to purchase any of these top 2013 sellers, make sure to use the free CarWoo Deal Finder to get the biggest discounts on these vehicles. And be sure to check out TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices to compare real prices where you live.

RankVehicle2013 Sales2012 Sales%Change
#1Toyota Camry408,484404,8860.9%
#2Honda Accord366,678331,87210.5%
#3Honda Civic336,180317,9095.7%
#4Nissan Altima320,723302,9345.9%
#5Toyota Corolla/Matrix302,180290,9473.9%
#6Ford Fusion295,280241,26322.4%
#7Chevrolet Cruze248,224237,7584.4%
#8Hyundai Elantra247,912202,03422.7%
#9Ford Focus234,570245,922-4.6%
#10Hyundai Sonata203,648230,605-11.7%

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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