Top 10 Most Popular Cars Right Now
Toyota was hit the hardest, with a huge 28% drop from a year ago. Their Lexus division was down 40%!
Honda sales dropped 16% while Nissan lost 9%.
Subaru was down 15.3% after posting months of strong sales.
Ford and GM fared better, seeing sales drop only 0.1% and 1.2% respectively.
Ford's new 2012 Focus was up 31.7% - to 22,303 units, and Chevy's Cruze beat Focus with 22,711 units sold.
Chrysler was in positive territory, with sales increasing 10% thanks to the new Chrysler 200 sedan, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Dodge Durango SUVs.
Chrysler rolled past Toyota and Honda to become the #3 most popular automaker in the U.S. behind GM and Ford.
Top 10 Most Popular Cars Last Month
- Ford F-Series (42,399)
- Chevrolet Silverado (28,409)
- Chevrolet Malibu (25,600)
- Nissan Altima (25,525)
- Ford Fusion (24,666)
- Ford Escape (23,140)
- Hyundai Sonata (22,754)
- Chevrolet Cruze (22,711)
- Ford Focus (22,303)
- Hyundai Elantra (20,006)
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Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
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- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid