The figures have been tallied for the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. in 2011, and not surprisingly, the Ford F-Series pickup truck is king of the heap once again. Dealers sold a total of 584,917 F-Series units in 2011, beating out the second-place Chevrolet Silverado by 169,787 units. The Toyota Camry filled out the podium with 308,510 sales, which left the top three unaltered from their 2010 rankings. Fourth place went to the surging Nissan Altima, which jumped from its seventh place position last year. Likewise, the Ford Escape enjoyed a jolt in popularity as well. While the aging CUV took the 13th spot last year, the Ford sold 254,293 units to take fifth place in 2011.

That bumped the Honda Accord and its Crosstour variant to sixth place. Interestingly enough, the Honda duo just barely beat out the Ford Fusion by 5,000 units. Were the two Honda models to be split, the Fusion would have easily knocked the Accord further down the list. Likewise, the Toyota Corolla and Matrix teamed up to edge out the Chevrolet Cruze for ninth and tenth places, respectively. Head over to The Examiner for a full chart detailing the top 20 best-selling vehicles in the U.S. for 2011.


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      Etchaskrach
      • 3 Years Ago
      Such bullcrap that vehicles are "paired" like that . How ridiculous! The Matrix and Corolla are NOT the same car, nor are the normal accord and the Crosstour. What a BS list.
        bh
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Etchaskrach
        Toyota only lists the Corolla and Matrix together, so there's no way to report them otherwise. (Though Matrix sales seem by now to be approximately zero.) And the Crosstour is no more unique from the Accord sedan than the Accord coupe is -- same mechanicals, same interior, different sheetmetal.
      EZEE
      • 3 Years Ago
      The kids at autblog green won't be happy...
      RodRAEG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Beige wins again ... but is it really winning?
      SheldonRoss
      • 3 Years Ago
      For you GM fanbois F Series : 584917 Silverado : 415130 Sierra: 149170 415130+149170 = 564300 F Series sold more the Sierra and Silverado combined.
      Worx2749
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you don't mind feeding a pig and you have regular uses for it, then the big pickup is for you. Trouble is, 90% of the full size pickups I see on the road have nothing in the bed. No evidence that it's connected to work. What's the attraction? I love to drive, but not some lumbering gas hog.
        caddy-v
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Worx2749
        70% of all cars carry only one person so why not just build a one seat car? Some cars NEVER carry a passenger, no wife, no kids, no girlfriend or boyfriend or no one that likes you.. Just ask SeaUrchin.
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Worx2749
        So, because you don't see anything in the beds of those trucks, you assume the people driving them don't need them? For all you know, maybe they own a boat, or a camper, or maybe they ride motocross during their spare time, or own horses, or need it to tow their drag racer to the strip every so often, or are an independent contractor , or any number of other things. But no, you can tell none of that's the case from just quick glimpses of random pick-ups you see once going down the highway can't you? I am not a fan of big trucks either, in fact, I hate driving them, but I can see where they come in handy. Heck, everyone I know that drives a large pick-up truck, uses it for such practical purposes I listed above, and sometimes even lend them out to friends who need to them for something such as moving.
        jtav2002
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Worx2749
        People who have trucks aren't going to be hauling stuff 100% of the time. That's like saying people who own a performance vehicle are driving at a constant 150mph at all times. And it doesn't need to be work related to have a truck. I have a midsize truck now, next will be full size. But I use it to tow my boat. Constantly have crap in the back whether it's stuff from Lowes, other fishing gear, whatever. Also throw my mountain bike back there. Sure there are som that have zero need for a truck, but contrary to popular hater belief, many are actually using their trucks whether it's for work or pleasure.
        paratroopa07
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Worx2749
        a-****ing-men. And I wish people back 5-10-15 years ago actually bought the mid-sized trucks for their towing/hauling needs, fabricated or not. Full size trucks have grown so damn much in the past decade and a half. They obscure road vision and it's somewhat frightening to see one blazing behind you.
        jonnybimmer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Worx2749
        Aren't sales to businesses the main reason why full-size trucks are up there? Or claimed businesses anyways, thanks to the good ole tax breaks. Most of these don't really surprise me, many are just carried over from previous years. The only two things I find strange is 1. The Escape? I mean, I think it's a good little SUV, but I wouldn't have guessed it'd be a top seller over the RAV4 or CR-V. And 2. I find it interesting that there's the Cruz on here but nothing from Hyundai/Kia since I rarely see Cruz's but I see a lot of Elantras, Sonatas, etc.
        Hal Jordan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Worx2749
        I absolutely couldn't agree more. If you need a truck for some little task, rent one from Home Depot for 20 bucks. Oh, and oceanblue78, sports cars might be gas hogs, but they don't get in my way constantly due to their enormous size. You know what I love is the commercials for trucks with some brawny guy sporting 3 days of beard growth and a super deep voice. It's so pandering and cheesy. It's laughable.
      Lou
      • 3 Years Ago
      After driving the Camry for eight months, I consider the Camry to be the best driving car on the planet, especially for the price.
      ctsmith1066
      • 3 Years Ago
      Discouraging that three of the top ten are full size trucks.
        Greg
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ctsmith1066
        That's the way it always goes. Full size trucks are bought by people who need them for their work and others who just want to drive a truck. The Ford F-Series will likely stay number 1 for a long time to come. The car I'd like to see knocked down is the Toyota Camry. I would like to see Ford get the number 1 spot for best selling car again.
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        jtav2002
        • 3 Years Ago
        I feel bad for you. Probably don't even realize how stupid you sound.
      Burabus
      • 3 Years Ago
      judging from autoblog comments the two top selling sedans should've been the sonata and the optima
        natron3030
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Burabus
        It helps to have an army of nationalistic koreans on the intertubes
      cyberbiker007
      • 3 Years Ago
      go ford!!! glad to see a non bailout u s automaker with 3 in the top 10
        Greg
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cyberbiker007
        I want to see the Ford Fusion outsell the Toyota Camry, but that's probably just wishful thinking...
      Bob
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm surprised with Toyota Camry and Honda Accord on the list... those are probably the most boring cars I've ever driven. Says something about their buyers
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        @Bob
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          Jason
          • 3 Years Ago
          Depends on your definition of exciting, or enjoyable. A heavy-duty truck certainly isn't going to be nimble and tossable like the Accord Coupe, but then, the Accord Coupe doesn't have 800ft-lbs of torque on hand like the F350 does. I've never driven an Accord Coupe, or any Accord for that matter. I probably haven't even sat in one in twenty years, so I can't comment on the Accord at all. I have driven, and owned, a Dodge Ram 3500 Megacab (non-dually), and I loved driving it. I've driven both of my mom's Camrys though, a 2001 and a 2006. They were perfectly fine, and unremarkable vehicles to drive. Nothing to complain about, but nothing to be enthusiastic about either. (For the record, the only Ford SuperDuty I've driven was a 2006 model, and I found the steering slack and unresponsive compared to the Dodge).
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bob
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          BB79826
          • 3 Years Ago
          Don't bother. Everyone loves to lump the Camry and Accord together when they're nothing alike. The Malibu is a LOT like the Accord, dynamically, but that's GM so no one bothers to bring that up.
      rem
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hope Ford doesn't scrap the tooling for the Escape. After the first few years of disappointing sales of the new model, they may want to bring back the Escape Classic.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rem
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        Oceanblue78
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rem
        I agree I am a Ford guy since birth but the new Escape is uuuggglllyyy!!!
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