Top selling cars in 2012
Automakers reported U.S. new car and truck sales Jan. 3, 2013 for all of 2012. These were the top sellers in 2012, and the percentage sales rose or fell from 2011. Not surprisingly, four models on the list also appeared on a recent global list of the best-selling cars of all time.
The data comes from The Associated Press via Autodata Corp.
The Ford Escape was purchased 261,008 times in 2012, up 2.6 percent from 2011 and was the 10th bestselling car in the United States.
The first of three Honda vehicles to crack the top 10 list, the CR-V was purchased 281,652 times in this country in 2012. It marks a 29.0 percent increase over 2011's total and was the ninth-highest U.S. sales figure last year.
The Toyota Corolla was the eighth-most-purchased car in the United States in 2012, as sales spiked 21.1 percent from the previous year to reach 290,947 units.
The seventh-best-selling vehicle in the United States in 2012 was the Ram pickup. Some 293,363 such cars were purchased, up 19.9 percent from 2011.
U.S. consumers purchased 302,934 Nissan Altimas in 2012, 12.6 percent more than they purchased in 2011 and more than all but five other models last year.
Honda sold 317,909 Civics in the United States in 2012, a 43.7 percent increase on 2011's figure that was good for fifth among all vehicles.
Honda vehicles notched three spots on the top 10, but the Accord was the best-selling of them all. With 331,872 units sold in 2012 -- 40.8 percent more than in 2011 -- the Accord placed fourth in total sales in the United States.
Toyota sold 404,886 of the ever-popular Camrys in 2012, third among all cars. The sales figure for the vehicle jumped 31.2 percent from 2011.
With 418,312 units sold last year, the Chevrolet Silverado was the second best-selling vehicle in 2012. Sales of the flagship truck increased 0.8 percent from 2011.
Ford sold 645,316 of its F-Series trucks in 2012. No other model came within 225,000 units of that total in the United States. F-Series sales were 10.3 percent higher in 2012 than they were in 2011.