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USA December 2011: Ford F-Series at best volume in over 4 years! Full Year 2011: F-Series celebrates 30 years, Camry 10 years at #1

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 150 best-selling models: click on title to see! *

In December, the Ford F-Series sells 68,278 units, up 24% year-on-year and its highest monthly volume since...August 2007! The Dodge RAM is back up to #4, the Honda CR-V is the brand's best-seller at #8, the Jeep Grand Cherokee reaches its best position this year at #13 and the Subaru Outback is up to a shiny 22nd place.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

In 2011, the Ford F-Series celebrates its 30th consecutive year as the country's best-selling vehicle and its 35th consecutive year as the country's best-selling pick-up with 584,917 sales, up 11% on 2010 and its best volume since before the crisis in 2007. The Chevrolet Silverado is also in good shape at +12% and 415,130 units at #2.

Toyota Camry

#3 overall, the Toyota Camry delivers its 10th consecutive year as the country's best-selling passenger car, however with 308,510 sales down 6% it lodges its weakest volume since 1993... Excellent performance of the Nissan Altima, up 3 spots and 17% to #4 with 268,981 units, the nameplate's highest year-end volume ever.

Nissan Altima

The rest of the Top 10 is totally reshuffled and the 3 following models also fare very well: the Ford Escape is up 33% to #5 and 254,293 sales, the Ford Fusion is up 13% to reach a best-ever 248,067 units at #6 and the Dodge RAM is up 23% to #7. Below, the Toyota Corolla (-10%), Honda Accord (-17%) and Honda Civic (-15%) struggle.

Hyundai Sonata

For its first full year of sales, the Chevrolet Cruze lands directly at #10 with 231,732 sales, and is followed by the Hyundai Sonata improving on an already exceptional 2010 year at a best-ever 225,961 units, up 15% at #11. The Hyundai Elantra also beats its US volume record this year, up 41% to 186,361 sales at #16.

Kia Soul

In fact Hyundai is one of 5 main manufacturers to break their US volume record this year with 645,691 sales, up 20%. The others are Kia at 485,492 units, up an unbelievable 36%, Subaru at 266,989 (+1%), Mercedes at 264,460 (+17%) and Audi 117,561 (+16%).

Other great performing models in 2011 include the VW Jetta up 44% to 177,360 sales at #17, the Ford Explorer up 124% to #22, Jeep Grand Cherokee up 51% to #25, Kia Soul up 52% to 102,267 units at #39, the Chrysler 200 landing directly at #45 for its first year of sales and the Kia Optima up 209% to #46.

Previous month: USA November 2011: New gen Toyota Camry and Prius V start well

Previous year: USA Full Year 2010: Ford F-Series #1 for 29th year in a row

Full Year 2011 Top 140 and December 2011 Top 150 Ranking Tables below.

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  1. Tim
    January 13th, 2012 at 10:36 | #1

    I agree, its definitely preferable to the Maxima; in the Australian market for example, Nissan only sells the Maxima as a sedan contender, which gets only a slow trickle of sales. If they introduced the Altima they would have no troube getting a decent slice of the sedan market.

  2. mfabio83
    January 6th, 2012 at 00:34 | #2

    i agree with you about Altima. it’s a good car like the other big sedan of Nissan: Maxima.
    But Nissan doesn’t want to sell sedan in Europe because the previous model like Almera, Primera and Maxima QX did’nt sell so much. There were too much competitors and Nissan had prefer to build crossover for Europe so, Qashqai instead Almera, Juke instead Micra (Micra is again in sell in Europe but with sell target completely different than the two previous series) and i think that the next Nissan Murano will be design to “substitute” a sedan like Primera/Altima. Actually this is a perfect idea: Juke and Qashqai sell so much and other brands are going to substitute their hatchback and sedan with crossover for the future.

  3. January 6th, 2012 at 00:33 | #3

    Bravo Ford!!! Such a great marque!

  4. NismoBoy
    January 5th, 2012 at 22:02 | #4

    No doubt, great numbers for Honda, despite some declines due to tsunami in Japan last March.

    I never understood why Nissan Altima is not sold worldwide….it´s a great car, with such a great potencial. For example, in Europe Nissan doesn´t have a product in that segment!

  5. Rick Maverick
    January 5th, 2012 at 19:51 | #5

    Honda CR-V and Civic – hardly anyone buys those cars Europe. But the impressive numbers i/t US + sales in homeland Japan shoot them up in the list of WW ‘bestsellingcars’ ;)

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