As automakers are preparing to release sales figures for October, Toyota is looking a little further ahead by claiming that the Camry is the best-selling car in the US for the 11th straight year a full two months early. Based on sales figures through September, Toyota thinks that its 67,000-unit lead over the closest competitor is big enough to make a fourth-quarter comeback statistically impossible.

Camry sales are up about 37 percent through September with 314,788 units sold compared to 247,847 units for the next-closest car, the Honda Accord. The Accord would have to double the Camry's sales for the rest of the year in order to vie for the "best-selling car" title, and so far in 2012 Accord hasn't even been able to match the Camry's numbers. That being said, Automotive News does say that the stellar Camry's 2012 sales also include higher-than-normal fleet sales accounting for 15 percent of the total – or around 60,000 units-compared to 10 percent that the article states is where Camry fleet sales usually are. The Nissan Altima (234,040), Honda Civic (234,029) and Toyota Corolla (222,703) round out the top five cars of 2012 so far.

Next year will likely prove to be a little more challenging for the Toyota with redesigned midsize competitors such as the Ford Fusion, Altima, Accord, Chevrolet Malibu and Mazda6 all looking to put some added heat on the Camry – not to mention a substantially updated Civic will be hitting the scene as well.


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      Justin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Keep in mind what's happened to GM, Toyota, and VW when volume for the sake of volume became their #1 goal.
        LinuxAddict
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin
        Even small volume companies like BMW had their recallls. Obviously if you sell more cars, the probability increases.
      Vien Huynh
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hate people who come here claiming Toyota profit go back to Japan... For god sake, do you people understand that Toyota has factories in the US, and that benefit your fellow Americans? Fine, dont buy Toyota made in America is your business, but do not insult the honest American workers.
        janka51
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Vien Huynh
        i hate people who think it dont, who do you think gets them money when some idiot buys one.
        Dan Crabtree
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Vien Huynh
        your an idiot just like your thousands of fellow liberals who supports all these asian rides...Oh and yes around three fourths of your purchase price returns to japan and there economy...so keep up the good work genuis..as you almost killed the american market once and am sure come next year it will be a instant repeat, with your anything as long as its the asian made and owned...
          Bob Mull
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dan Crabtree
          the AMERICAN auto industry are their own worse enemies. they make undependale vehilces. one of the only good vehicles made in AMERICA IS THE FORD F150
      janka51
      • 2 Years Ago
      why would an American buy a foreign car ? the job you save may be your own
        Klinkster
        • 2 Years Ago
        @janka51
        They aren't dip$hit. Many of the USA's best selling cars are made right here at home. Just labeled with something other than GM/Ford/Crapler.
        Bob Mull
        • 2 Years Ago
        @janka51
        because they are a more dependable car than SO CALLED american made cars. also, the camry is made in AMERICA BY AMERICAN workers
        JDochev
        • 2 Years Ago
        @janka51
        DERR TAKIN UR JOBS!!!
      joe
      • 2 Years Ago
      What are you people smoking!!!! that car is nothing more than a recalled piece of junk!!!!!
        Dean
        • 2 Years Ago
        @joe
        What manufacturer hasn't had recalls?
          joe
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean
          that killed people?? none only toyota
          nsxrules
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dean
          Joe, pedal mis-application and stacking floormats against Toyota's recommendatation killed people. It was found that there were no issues with the cars. Leave your irrational Toyota hate out of it.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @joe
        [blocked]
      rapidrunner
      • 2 Years Ago
      go ahead send more money over seas.. the people of japan hate americans they are laughing all the way to the bank
        VDuB
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rapidrunner
        .. and because of that hatred, they build factories here and make jobs for white people. Ermerica
          rapidrunner
          • 2 Years Ago
          @VDuB
          that is right they get the bulk of the money to help there military,schools.and there olyimpic teams because they are owned buy there gov,erment they give a little to gain alot
          nsxrules
          • 2 Years Ago
          @VDuB
          rapidrunner, what military? Do some research before making stupid comments.
        Jesus!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rapidrunner
        Exactly.
      joe
      • 2 Years Ago
      #1 recalled car 3 years in a row!! moving backwards
        LinuxAddict
        • 2 Years Ago
        @joe
        Cars might have recalled for various issues, Infotainment bugs, Floor mats, wiper issues, but that does mean the car is crap.
      heldt666
      • 2 Years Ago
      People were shocked when the most American car report came out and it was Toyota. Toyota is made in America by American auto workers and use the most made in America parts. GM and Ford did not make the list of 10.
        joe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @heldt666
        your wrong, built in same place as subaru there from japan and all money goes to japan just because a sony tv is bought at bestbuy in america does not meen it american, wake up
          404 not found
          • 2 Years Ago
          @joe
          How stupid can this Joe guy get? Sheesh.
          IOMTT
          • 2 Years Ago
          @joe
          Joe, you should pull some transcripts from earnings calls and financial reports made public to shareholders. Your simplistic view just does not comport with reality. If you had mentioned profits end up back at HQ, that would be somewhat closer to reality but only somewhat. Just trying to help you out a bit.
          Myself
          • 2 Years Ago
          @joe
          Dude, what's wrong with you? So your TV, computer, cell phone are all made in the US of A?
          heldt666
          • 2 Years Ago
          @joe
          Sorry Joe, the facts are true. Ford just opened it's 6th factory in China, GM is investing 450 MILLION in Argentina to build a new model there. How many American jobs would that be if Ford/GM invested that in America. Toyota is built in Tennessee by Americans who take the money home to take care of their families. Parts for Toyota are made in America, the money stays here. Read a little more, I am wide awake.
          nsxrules
          • 2 Years Ago
          @joe
          Wake up you dolt. Only PART of the profits go back to Japan. So that means maybe 5% of the money goes to Japan and the remaining 95% stays in the US in the form of payroll, parts, capital, etc. etc.
          blkpantha
          • 2 Years Ago
          @joe
          mennnn just STFU
      Gilly
      • 2 Years Ago
      There are a lot of bland people in this world...
        ME
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Gilly
        Sad part is the prior version actually looked better...
          Roger
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ME
          I would have to agree. The front clip on the current MY Toyota - where the grille meets the hoodline, between the headlights - has never looked right to me. I know it's nitpicking but that front part doesn't look as clean to me as the prior-generation Camry's was.
        VDuB
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Gilly
        General population doesn't care about your opinion.
      Radioactive Flea
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow. The Camry. Americans sure like boring cars.
        joe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Radioactive Flea
        yeaa and junk recalled cars
        mapoftazifosho
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Radioactive Flea
        You're right! Most people want an unreliable fun car because 95% of Americans LOVE to wrench...
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mapoftazifosho
          [blocked]
      Myself
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great for Toyota,, greatfor US workers that make it!
      pineway259
      • 2 Years Ago
      Best recalled car for the 2013 year..just a prediction.
      GuyClinch
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lots of people are stuck in the past. The domestics and german cars being driven nowadays aren't constantly falling apart. They make 2 - 4 trips more to the dealer every 4 years or so. But in return you can get a car that makes you feel like you are alive still. You only live once - why waste years in a dull as a dishwasher car? Well I know the reason why..the baby boomers that buy these things (and some of their dimwitted kids) don't look at numbers. They just assume that all other makes besides Toyota are 'junk' with 'no resale value.' Personally I find these things so dull I won't even rent em. Give me a Optima or a Charger anytime. Heck even an Altima with its awful CVT rates higher.
        sensibility2
        • 2 Years Ago
        @GuyClinch
        That's the 2-4 trips I don't have time for, the inconvenience and anxiety aside.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @GuyClinch
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