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This year the traditional leading pick ups take a breather: the Ford F-Series is down 4% at 750,000 sales and the Chevrolet C/K is down 2% at 515,000 units. 1997 is the year the Toyota Camry became the best-selling passenger car in the USA with 400,000 sales, up 11%. It would hold that title for 12 of the next 13 years!
The Ford Explorer is down to #4 at -2%, ahead of the Dodge Ram (+4%), Honda Accord (stable) and Toyota Taurus, down a worrying 11%. Notice the Honda Civic up 2 spots and 11% to #8 and 315,000 sales and the Chevrolet Cavalier up 4 spots to #10 at 300,000 units.
Previous year: see the 1996 USA post here.
Full Year 1997 Top 30 Ranking Table below.