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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.

USA Full Year 2011:

PosModel2011/102010Pos
1Ford F-Series584,91711%528,3491
2Chevrolet Silverado415,13012%370,1352
3Toyota Camry308,510-6%327,8043
4Nissan Altima268,98117%229,2637
5Ford Escape254,29333%191,02613
6Ford Fusion248,06713%219,2198
7Dodge Ram P/U244,76323%199,65210
8Toyota Corolla240,259-10%266,0825
9Honda Accord235,625-17%282,5304
10Chevrolet Cruze231,732846%24,495n/a
11Hyundai Sonata225,96115%196,62312
12Honda Civic221,235-15%260,2186
13Honda CR-V218,3737%203,7149
14Chevrolet Malibu204,8083%198,77011
15Chevrolet Equinox193,27429%149,97917
16Hyundai Elantra186,36141%132,24619
17VW Jetta177,36044%123,21321
18Ford Focus175,7172%172,42114
19Chevrolet Impala171,4340%172,07815
20GMC Sierra149,17015%129,79420
21Toyota Prius136,463-3%140,92818
22Ford Explorer135,704124%60,68757
23Toyota RAV4132,237-23%170,87716
24Kia Sorento130,23519%108,98524
25Jeep Grand Cherokee127,74451%84,63544
26Nissan Rogue124,54325%99,51534
27Jeep Wrangler122,46030%94,31038
28Ford Edge121,7023%118,63722
29Ford Econoline116,8748%108,25825
30Honda Pilot116,29714%102,32331
31Nissan Sentra114,99122%94,06539
32Toyota Sienna111,42913%98,33735
33Dodge Caravan110,8627%103,32330
34Toyota Tacoma110,7054%106,19829
35Chevrolet Traverse107,1310%106,74427
36Honda Odyssey107,068-1%108,18226
37Subaru Outback104,40512%93,14841
38Mazda3102,417-4%106,35328
39Kia Soul102,26752%67,11054
40Toyota Highlander101,25210%92,12142
41Nissan Versa99,7300%99,70533
42BMW 3 Series94,371-6%100,91032
43Chrysler Town & Country94,320-16%112,27523
44Chevrolet Camaro88,2499%81,29945
45Chrysler 20087,033new255n/a
46Kia Optima84,590209%27,382110
47GMC Terrain83,17938%60,12959
48Toyota Tundra82,908-11%93,30940
49Lexus RX82,595-14%95,79037
50Chevrolet Tahoe80,5276%75,67547
51GMC Acadia79,28816%68,29553
52Kia Forte76,29411%68,50052
53Subaru Forester76,196-10%85,08043
54Hyundai Santa Fe74,391-3%76,68046
55Chevrolet Express71,94320%59,75360
56Ford Ranger70,83228%55,36463
57Ford Mustang70,438-4%73,71650
58Dodge Charger70,089-7%75,39749
59Mercedes C Class69,31418%58,78561
60Ford Fiesta68,574195%23,273n/a
61Jeep Liberty66,68435%49,56469
62Dodge Avenger64,02326%50,92368
63Ford Taurus63,526-8%68,85951
64Mercedes E Class62,7363%60,92256
65Honda Fit59,2359%54,35464
66Nissan Maxima58,737-3%60,56958
67Buick LaCrosse58,474-4%61,17855
68Buick Enclave58,3925%55,42662
69Cadillac SRX56,90511%51,09467
70Hyundai Accent55,6017%51,97566
71Dodge Journey55,15514%48,57772
72Cadillac CTS55,04221%45,65676
73Jeep Patriot54,64741%38,62087
74Nissan Murano53,626-1%53,99965
75Nissan Frontier51,70028%40,42782
76Dodge Durango51,6978938%572n/a
77BMW 5 Series51,49130%39,48885
78Chevrolet Suburban49,4279%45,15277
79Jeep Compass47,709200%15,894n/a
80Kia Sportage47,46399%23,873n/a
81Hyundai Tucson47,23219%39,59484
82Ford Crown Victoria46,72539%33,72298
83Toyota 4Runner44,316-5%46,53175
84Infiniti G Sedan43,7595%41,65381
85Acura MDX43,271-8%47,21074
86Subaru Legacy42,4019%38,72586
87Subaru Impreza/WRX41,196-7%44,39580
88Lexus ES40,873-16%48,65270
89Mini40,828-9%45,06979
90BMW X540,54713%35,77692
91Ford Expedition40,4998%37,33689
92Buick Regal40,144226%12,326n/a
93Dodge Challenger39,5347%36,79191
94Toyota Venza38,904-18%47,32173
95Chevrolet HHR37,012-51%75,40148
96Chrysler 30036,285-2%37,11690
97Nissan Juke35,886315%8,639n/a
98Mercedes M Class35,83521%29,698100
99Mazda635,7110%35,66293
100Mazda CX-735,64124%28,788104
101Audi A435,2342%34,67294
102Dodge Caliber35,049-22%45,08278
103VW Golf/Rabbit/GTI34,70623%28,286107
104Mazda CX-934,42119%28,908102
105GMC Yukon34,25019%28,781105
106Hyundai Genesis32,99813%29,122101
107Toyota Yaris32,704-18%40,07683
108Ford Transit Connect31,91416%27,405109
109Acura TL31,237-8%34,04997
110Chevrolet Colorado31,02626%24,642n/a
111Acura TSX30,935-4%32,07699
112Lexus IS29,669-13%34,12996
113VW CC29,5025%27,987108
114Toyota Avalon28,9252%28,390106
115Chevrolet Aveo28,601-41%48,62371
116BMW X327,793357%6,075n/a
117Lincoln MKZ27,52922%22,535n/a
118Ford Flex27,428-20%34,22795
119VW Tiguan25,99024%20,946n/a
120Nissan Pathfinder25,93521%21,438n/a
121Cadillac Escalade25,503-5%26,874n/a
122GMC Yukon XL25,2236%23,797n/a
123Mercedes GL Class25,13926%19,943n/a
124Audi Q524,9086%23,518n/a
125Dodge Nitro24,4348%22,618n/a
126Mercedes GLK Class24,31016%20,946n/a
127Kia Sedona24,04710%21,823n/a
128Lincoln MKX23,3957%21,932n/a
129VW Passat22,83583%12,497n/a
130Scion tC22,43348%15,204n/a
131Nissan Titan21,994-6%23,416n/a
132Volvo S6021,2821381%1,437n/a
133Kia Rio20,111-18%24,619n/a
134Chevrolet Avalanche20,088-2%20,515n/a
135Fiat 50019,769new0 –
136Nissan Armada18,331-5%19,344n/a
137Nissan Xterra18,221-11%20,523n/a
138Honda Crosstour17,974-38%28,851103
139GMC Savana17,26824%13,942n/a
140Scion xB17,017-16%20,364n/a

USA December 2011:

PosModelDec/10Nov2011/10Pos2010
1Ford F-Series68,27824%1584,91711%11
2Chevrolet Silverado47,78712%2415,13012%22
3Toyota Camry33,5067%3308,510-6%33
4Dodge Ram P/U26,01312%6244,76323%710
5Nissan Altima25,97613%5268,98117%47
6Ford Escape25,57437%4254,29333%513
7Ford Fusion21,622-4%7248,06713%68
8Honda CR-V21,586-7%9218,3737%139
9Toyota Corolla21,009-5%10240,259-10%85
10Honda Civic20,545-27%8221,235-15%126
11Chevrolet Equinox18,195-20%13193,27429%1517
12Honda Accord17,667-40%14235,625-17%94
13Jeep Grand Cherokee17,34636%15127,74451%2544
14Hyundai Sonata17,3409%11225,96115%1112
15Toyota Prius17,0049%12136,463-3%2118
16Chevrolet Cruze16,67553%16231,732846%10n/a
17GMC Sierra16,495-2%20149,17015%2020
18VW Jetta14,42211%17177,36044%1721
19Ford Focus14,28112%21175,7172%1814
20Toyota RAV414,107-19%22132,237-23%2316
21Ford Explorer13,87237%18135,704124%2257
22Subaru Outback13,43031%43104,40512%3741
23Ford Econoline13,07434%40116,8748%2925
24Chevrolet Malibu13,03413%26204,8083%1411
25Hyundai Elantra13,025-1%19186,36141%1619
26Nissan Rogue12,28619%24124,54325%2634
27Toyota Tacoma12,14011%27110,7054%3429
28Ford Edge12,0777%28121,7023%2822
29Dodge Caravan11,879-17%51110,8627%3330
30Toyota Highlander11,7774%35101,25210%4042
31Honda Pilot11,64113%25116,29714%3031
32Toyota Sienna11,56431%38111,42913%3235
33Lexus RX11,508-5%4182,595-14%4937
34Honda Odyssey11,48913%33107,068-1%3626
35Jeep Wrangler11,41539%32122,46030%2738
36Kia Optima10,704244%3084,590209%46110
37Kia Sorento10,6639%29130,23519%2424
38Chevrolet Impala10,479-8%23171,4340%1915
39Nissan Versa9,939-3%3199,7300%4133
40Kia Soul9,62451%47102,26752%3954
41Chrysler Town & Country9,619-2%4894,320-16%4323
42Chevrolet Traverse9,326-11%44107,1310%3527
43Mazda39,2643%46102,417-4%3828
44Chrysler 2009,213new3787,033new45n/a
45Toyota Tundra9,042-10%4982,908-11%4840
46Nissan Sentra8,710-19%39114,99122%3139
47Subaru Forester8,6017%5376,196-10%5343
48BMW 3 Series8,489-16%4294,371-6%4232
49Chevrolet Express8,46131%5871,94320%5560
50Chevrolet Tahoe8,43013%3480,5276%5047
51Mercedes C Class7,74457%3669,31418%5961
52GMC Terrain7,724-17%5583,17938%4759
53GMC Acadia7,355-3%6479,28816%5153
54Cadillac SRX7,32425%6956,90511%6967
55Dodge Charger7,211227%6170,089-7%5849
56VW Passat6,8843001%5222,83583%129n/a
57Chevrolet Camaro6,75420%6088,2499%4445
58Subaru Impreza/WRX6,72158%13941,196-7%8780
59Ford Ranger6,71857%4570,83228%5663
60Dodge Avenger6,21677%5664,02326%6268
61Jeep Liberty6,16123%5966,68435%6169
62BMW X56,00752%7240,54713%9092
63Chevrolet Suburban5,93039%5449,4279%7877
64Chevrolet Sonic5,743new7315,778newn/a –
65Ford Taurus5,6500%6363,526-8%6351
66Nissan Frontier5,62649%7451,70028%7582
67Buick Enclave5,555-16%8358,3925%6862
68Nissan Murano5,47313%6653,626-1%7465
69Cadillac CTS5,4205%8555,04221%7276
70Infiniti G Sedan5,399-3%8843,7595%8481
71Buick LaCrosse5,3604%8158,474-4%6755
72Hyundai Accent5,31691%7155,6017%7066
73Mercedes M Class5,31340%6735,83521%98100
74Mercedes E Class5,301-6%6262,7363%6456
75Chrysler 3005,142242%7936,285-2%9690
76Honda Fit5,1386%9259,2359%6564
77Hyundai Santa Fe5,082-4%5074,391-3%5446
78Nissan Maxima5,06814%6558,737-3%6658
79Ford Mustang5,057-7%8470,438-4%5750
80BMW 5 Series4,887-3%8951,49130%7785
81Lexus ES4,882-11%7040,873-16%8870
82Dodge Durango4,8061231%8251,6978938%76n/a
83Kia Forte4,730-17%7776,29411%5252
84Dodge Journey4,71023%8655,15514%7172
85Subaru Legacy4,62519%9942,4019%8686
86Acura MDX4,588-22%9143,271-8%8574
87Toyota Yaris4,51432%5732,704-18%10783
88Hyundai Tucson4,45810%7847,23219%8184
89Jeep Patriot4,400-1%8054,64741%7387
90Toyota 4Runner4,400-14%8744,316-5%8375
91Jeep Compass4,2551035%7647,709200%79n/a
92Ford Expedition4,212-9%9340,4998%9189
93Mazda CX-94,20628%10634,42119%104102
94GMC Yukon3,9682%9734,25019%105105
95Ford Transit Connect3,91039%10231,91416%108109
96Mini3,7300%n/a40,828-9%8979
97Audi A43,7226%11035,2342%10194
98Ford Fiesta3,673-29%9068,574195%60n/a
99Lexus IS3,629-4%10529,669-13%11296
100Kia Sportage3,61741%9547,46399%80n/a
101Acura TSX3,546-19%10430,935-4%11199
102BMW X33,532316%10127,793357%116n/a
103Dodge Challenger3,284-1%9639,5347%9391
104Acura TL3,2830%11231,237-8%10997
105Cadillac Escalade3,271-14%11725,503-5%121n/a
106Toyota Avalon3,23020%11828,9252%114106
107GMC Yukon XL3,17224%10025,2236%122n/a
108Toyota Venza3,137-21%10738,904-18%9473
109Buick Regal3,0861%12240,144226%92n/a
110Mazda63,067-10%7535,7110%9993
111Nissan Juke3,028-4%10935,886315%97n/a
112Chevrolet Colorado2,97024%12531,02626%110n/a
113VW Golf/Rabbit/GTI2,74314%11434,70623%103107
114Mazda CX-72,701-21%11635,64124%100104
115Lincoln MKX2,68119%12423,3957%128n/a
116Nissan Pathfinder2,6638%11525,93521%120n/a
117Mercedes GL Class2,57827%9425,13926%123n/a
118Chevrolet Avalanche2,54621%12620,088-2%134n/a
119GMC Savana2,530120%n/a17,26824%n/an/a
120Hyundai Genesis2,4701%10332,99813%106101
121VW CC2,450-10%13129,5025%113108
122Lincoln MKZ2,435-3%12327,52922%117n/a
123VW Tiguan2,403-6%12725,99024%119n/a
124Nissan Titan2,3869%12121,994-6%131n/a
125Mercedes GLK Class2,34639%11124,31016%126n/a
126Audi Q52,337-5%11324,9086%124n/a
127Fiat 5002,325new13519,769new135 –
128Lexus CT2,259new13014,381newn/a –
129Ford Flex2,253-1%11927,428-20%11895
130Hyundai Veloster2,188new1089,284newn/a –
131Kia Rio2,155128%12020,111-18%133n/a
132Dodge Nitro1,989-19%13224,4348%125n/a
133Chevrolet Captiva Sport1,983new987,038newn/a –
134Mini Countryman1,981244%n/a16,6832801%n/an/a
135Nissan Xterra1,9777%13418,221-11%n/an/a
136Nissan Armada1,957-13%12918,331-5%n/an/a
137Volvo S601,951390%12821,2821381%132n/a
138Kia Sedona1,86512%14024,04710%127n/a
139Audi A61,855124%n/a11,12428%n/an/a
140Range Rover Sport1,82126%13715,33324%n/an/a
141Infiniti QX561,7358%13813,42813%n/an/a
142Mercedes Sprinter1,59516%14916,57794%n/an/a
143Scion tC1,5870%13622,43348%130n/a
144Acura RDX1,5762%14115,1961%n/an/a
145Mitsubishi Outlander Sport1,53458%14716,44358%n/an/a
146VW Beetle1,530505%1336,468-61%n/an/a
147Chevrolet Volt1,529369%1467,6712253%n/an/a
148Scion xB1,444-6%14517,017-16%n/an/a
149Dodge Caliber1,417-41%14435,049-22%10278
150Honda Crosstour1,295-52%14817,974-38%n/a103

Source: online.wsj.com, Manufacturers.

This Post Has 5 Comments
  1. @NismoBoy
    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. @NismoBoy
    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. 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!

  4. 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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