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USA 2006: Toyota Camry & Corolla lead passenger car ranking

Toyota Camry

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Relative set back for trucks this year in the US: the Ford F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the 25th year in a row in spite of a 12% drop to 796,039 sales, peaking at 84,168 in March. The Chevrolet Silverado was relaunched this year but fell 10% to 636,069 units, peaking at 66,583 sales in July when it was only 2,399 units below the F-Series…

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Camry, renewed this year, reinforces its US passenger car leadership (for the 5th year in a row) with 448,445 sales, up 8%. It peaks at 43,112 units in May and is followed by the Toyota Corolla, up 2 spots and 14% to 387,388 units, peaking at 41,800 sales in July. The Dodge Ram is down 9% to #5, the Honda Accord down 4% to #6 and the Chevrolet Impala up 18% to #8.

Chevrolet Cobalt

Only newcomer in the Yearly Top 10, the Chevrolet Cobalt is up 5 spots to #10 while the Toyota Tacoma is up 7 spots to #15, peaking at #12 in November. The all-new Honda CR-V breaks into the monthly Top 10 for the first time in the nameplate’s career in October at 20,413 sales, also an all-time volume record. The new Honda Pilot does almost the same thing, peaking at #11 in July and August.

Dodge Charger

The best new entrant in the Top 50 is the Toyota RAV4, relaunched this year, up 116% and 45 spots to #29 and 152,047 sales, peaking at #20 in July and November. It is followed closely by the Ford Fusion ranking 32nd for its first full year of sales at 142,502 units. The new gen Dodge Charger also does well, up 155% and 55 spots to #41.

Previous year: see the 2005 US post here.

Full Year Top 100: see below.

USA Full Year 2006:

PosModel200606/052005Pos
1Ford F-Series796,039-12%901,4631
2Chevrolet Silverado636,069-10%705,9802
3Toyota Camry448,4454%431,7033
4Toyota Corolla387,38814%341,2906
5Dodge Ram P/U364,177-9%400,5434
6Honda Accord354,441-4%369,2935
7Honda Civic316,6383%308,4157
8Chevrolet Impala289,86818%246,4819
9Nissan Altima232,457-9%255,3718
10Chevrolet Cobalt211,449-1%212,66715
11Dodge Caravan211,140-7%226,77113
12GMC Sierra210,736-8%229,48812
13Ford Econoline180,4571%179,54320
14Ford Explorer179,229-25%239,78811
15Toyota Tacoma178,3516%168,83122
16Honda Odyssey177,9192%174,27521
17Ford Focus177,006-4%184,82518
18Ford Taurus174,803-11%196,91917
19Chevrolet TrailBlazer174,797-28%244,15010
20Honda CR-V170,02813%150,21928
21Ford Mustang166,5303%160,97526
22Chevrolet Malibu163,853-19%203,50316
23Toyota Sienna163,2691%161,38025
24Chevrolet Tahoe161,4916%152,30527
25Chrysler Town & Country159,105-12%180,75919
26Pontiac G6157,64426%124,84438
27Ford Escape157,395-5%165,12224
28Honda Pilot152,1546%143,35330
29Toyota RAV4152,047116%70,51874
30Hyundai Sonata149,51315%130,36534
31Chrysler 300143,6470%144,06829
32Ford Fusion142,502739%16,983n/a
33Jeep Grand Cherokee139,148-35%213,58414
34Chrysler PT-Cruiser138,6504%133,74032
35Jeep Liberty133,557-20%166,88323
36Toyota Highlander129,794-6%137,40931
37Toyota Tundra124,508-2%126,52937
38Chevrolet Express/G Van123,195-3%127,58536
39BMW 3-Series120,18012%106,95049
40Nissan Sentra117,922-1%119,48941
41Dodge Charger114,201155%44,80496
42Chevrolet Equinox113,888-13%130,54233
43Pontiac Grand Prix108,634-11%122,39839
44Lexus RX 350/400h108,3480%108,77545
45Toyota Prius106,971-1%107,89747
46VW Jetta103,331-1%104,06350
47Toyota 4Runner103,086-1%103,82952
48Saturn ION102,0421%100,89153
49Chevrolet HHR101,298147%41,01199
50Hyundai Elantra98,853-15%116,33642
51Buick Lucerne96,515994%8,821n/a
52Mazda394,437-3%97,38854
53Chevrolet Colorado93,876-27%128,35935
54Ford Ranger92,420-24%120,95840
55Dodge Caliber92,224n/a0 –
56Toyota Avalon88,938-7%95,31855
57Saturn VUE88,581-4%91,97257
58Jeep Commander88,497419%17,048n/a
59Ford Expedition87,203-24%114,13744
60Subaru Legacy84,442-4%87,78859
61Ford Five Hundred84,218-22%107,93246
62Nissan Murano81,3629%74,45467
63Jeep Wrangler80,2712%79,01763
64Scion tC79,1256%74,41568
65Chrysler Pacifica78,243-9%85,55762
66Nissan Frontier77,5106%72,83871
67Chevrolet Suburban77,211-11%87,01160
68Dodge Dakota76,098-27%104,05151
69Lexus ES 35075,98712%67,57778
70GMC Envoy74,452-31%107,86248
71Nissan Pathfinder73,124-4%76,15665
72Kia Spectra72,55729%56,08887
73Nissan Titan72,192-17%86,94561
74GMC Yukon71,476-3%73,45869
75Acura TL71,348-9%78,21864
76Buick LaCrosse71,072-23%92,66956
77Dodge Durango70,606-39%115,43943
78Toyota Yaris70,308new0 –
79Nissan Maxima69,763-8%75,42566
80Chrysler Sebring69,357-23%90,29458
81Mazda666,203-7%71,44773
82Hyundai Santa Fe63,931-6%68,00677
83Ford Crown Victoria62,976-2%63,93979
84Nissan Xterra62,325-14%72,44772
85Chevrolet Uplander58,699-20%72,98070
86Chevrolet Aveo58,244-14%68,08576
87Cadillac DTS58,224150%23,322n/a
88Chevrolet Avalanche57,076-10%63,18680
89Kia Sedona57,0188%52,83789
90BMW 5-Series56,7568%52,72290
91Toyota FJ Cruiser56,225new0 –
92Cadillac CTS54,846-11%61,51281
93Lexus IS 250/35054,267244%15,789n/a
94Acura MDX54,121-7%57,94884
95Hummer H354,05263%33,140n/a
96Honda Element51,829-8%56,26285
97Subaru Forester51,258-4%53,54188
98Mercedes E-Class50,1950%50,38391
99Honda Ridgeline50,19318%42,59398
100Mercedes C-Class50,187-17%60,65882

Source: manufacturers.

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