• Sep 15, 2010
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The number of vehicle models slated to cruise past the magic 100,000 mark this year is up. In a big way. According to Wards, there are around 39 percent more nameplates expected to clear the six-digit hurdle in 2010 compared to 2009. So far, sales-trends point to 32 cars and trucks expected to meet or exceed the goal, compared to 23 last year. So which models are the winners of 2010?

For the first time ever, vehicles like the Kia Sorento, Chevrolet Traverse and Nissan Versa are aiming to close out 2010 with more than 100,000 units sold. They join the ranks of mainstays like the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado – two trucks that have already well-exceeded the 100k line, even with another full quarter left in the year. In all, a total of 16 cars and trucks have already performed similar feats of sales wizardry.

And who's the fairest of them all? That honor goes to the Toyota Camry. The Japanese automaker has already delivered a total of 220,061 units through August, putting it well ahead of any competition. That pace doesn't look to be slowing anytime soon, either.



[Source: Wards]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The Sonata is stealing sales from all the mid-sizers. This year they have eaten the lunch of the establishment. Next year, with the introduction of the new Elantra, Hyundai will be eating the lunch of Civic and Corolla. Hope the lean and mean of Hyundai doesn't end up fat and complacent.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Rental lots in Canada are full of Camry's,accord's and Hyundais !! Thats who buys them !
        • 4 Years Ago
        What's funny about your post is that Chrysler, GM, and Ford all dominate Toyota in fleet sales. Google it if you don't believe me.
        • 4 Years Ago
        and that makes sense. I don't go to Japan and expect their rental lots to be filled with Malibus and Fusions.

        Nontheless, I know I've had my fair share of Toyotas, Hyundais, Nissans and Kias as rental cars over the past couple of years. Enough that I think that half the rentals I've had were foreign makes. Sure, it's anecdotal, but that's what I've seen as a consumer.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Camry sells because it's a good car. Who cares if it's fleet or a rental it's still a sale for Toyota and they will make the car as long as there is demand. Toyota haters suck on it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      No mention of the Accord?
        • 4 Years Ago
        They also have no mention of the Corolla and the Civic. Have all three of these cars failed to hit 100k sales? I'm surprised to see the Town & Country outsells the Odyssey, although I'm sure price is a large factor. Also, Pilots and Equinox's are expected to hit 100k sales? Where are they? Even while living in a large suburban area, Mustangs seem more common than either of these cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll go with Traverse - it's a great CUV and deserves the sales.

      Of course, if you go back to the Explorer's heyday, it sold hundreds of thousands. I wonder if Ford would see those numbers again with the new model.
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOL at all the Camry hate here. I mean, I don't like them either, but it's just a car. It serves as a reliable source of transportation for many people and just like that old Accord ad, I'm sure everyone here knows someone who has one or who has owned one at some point in time.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's a shame. Didn't the Camry, Accord, and others used to hit 400,000 a year?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The BMW 3-Series is almost approaching yearly 100K sales in the USDM. Shouldn't such sales volume warrant the assembly of the 3-Series in the U.S. (Spartanburg), rather than importing from Germany/South Africa?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't get these 'appliance' comments. See enough of them on the road and they all look like appliances. It goes for all makes and models. Fusions, Camrys, Malibus, Accords, etc...
      • 4 Years Ago
      People are still stupid enough to buy the Camry?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Like subscriptions with auto-renewal, some folks just don't bother to look around at all. If their last Camry served them fine, the one before that served them fine, what's not to say it's unreasonable to automatically buy a new one without even looking to see if there's a better option out there?



      • 4 Years Ago
      If I drove a p.o.s. Camry every day I would know I had failed at life.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yea I'm a Stanford driving a Camry. Has 150k miles on it and super reliable - only maintenance I do are oil changes. Yea I failed at life huh? What do you do again?
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol, I too know a few millionaires who drive Camry's...not even the newest model Camry but a slightly older one. Then again one of the ways you become a millionaire is by not blowing all your cash on over the top luxury cars.
        And practically speaking, if your work requires you to drive into less than optimal areas in terms of crime it's really not a good feeling to be in a luxury car. I know a lot of people who do volunteer work in pretty terrible neighborhoods who are pretty well off but they don't really like showing up in their nice cars and I don't really blame them.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Stanford alum*
        • 4 Years Ago
        I work with a number of managers who all make 6 figures and drive Camrys... Yeah, they failed at life.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's doubtful, but certainly not impossible, that the Honda Accord could overtake the Camry by the end of the year. The Accord has been America's best-seller in four of 2010's eight months and is only 9000 units back with four months left. (http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2010/09/best-selling-cars-sales-statistics.html)
        • 4 Years Ago
        right. So, "doubtful but certainly not impossible", makes complete sense. Nobody at Honda or Toyota would be surprised if the Accord out-sold the Camry by 2500 in September, October, November, or December.Probably not going to happen, but the Accord did out-sell the Camry, on occasion, in prior years, and out-sold the Camry by 3638 in January, 5460 in February, 3834 in April. Precedence, @linuxaddict7. Precedence. And as unlikely as the possibility seems to both you and me, Camry sales certainly haven't "picked up" all that much in recent months. As previous commenters have pointed out, Camry sales have been struggling lately, even as it appears to be holding on to its crown. Down 41.2% in August (vs C4C I realize) but also down in May and July, it's certainly possible that Camry sales could suffer dangerous drops in the fall. So the original point: Autoblog's coronation of the Camry seems slightly premature since the Accord is actually quite close.
        linuxaddict7
        • 4 Years Ago
        "The Camry has been #1 in March, June, July, and August. The Accord was #1 in January, February, April, and May."

        Look at the trend, clearly camry picked up in recent months.

        I want to see how 2011 Jetta with lowered price going to impact the segment.
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