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The best-selling vehicle in the United States is once again the Ford F-Series in 1988 thanks to sales up another 3% to 564,471 units, and this year it is followed by the Chevrolet C/K Pick-up, up 26% to 474,208 sales thanks to the new generation, reclaiming the #2 spot it last held in 1985.
The Ford Escort remains the best-selling Passenger Car in the country for the 2nd year running, but it was by the skin of its teeth this time at 387,815 sales (-1%) vs. 380,301 for the Chevrolet Corsica/Beretta (+78%) and 374,627 for the Ford Taurus (+6%). The Honda Accord for its part continues its seemingly unstoppable progression at +8% to 362,683 sales but drops one spot on 1987 to #6 because of the Corsica’s surge.
Other great performers this year include the Ford Tempo up 30% to break into the US Top 10 at #9, the Chevrolet S-10 pickup up 11% to #12, Dodge Caravan up 38% to #17, Toyota Camry up 22% to #18, Toyota Corolla up 32% to #19 and Plymouth Voyager up 37% to #20. Notice also the Jeep Cherokee up 15 spots to #30, the Buick Regal up 39 to #36 and the Pontiac Grand Prix up 108 to #48.
Full Year 1988 Top 236 models Ranking Table below.