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  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150: Fuel efficiency, high-technology, and Built Ford Tough capability. (6/2/2012)

  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 Lariat: This series now features standard SYNC(R) with MyFord Touch(R) voice-activated driver controls in addition to a powerful yet fuel efficient 5.0-liter V8. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
  • 2013 Ford F-150 XLT: This best-seller now offers the acclaimed SYNC(R) voice-activated communications and entertainment system as standard equipment. (6/2/2012)
The best-selling vehicle in all the land last year was, of course, the Ford F-Series pickup. If our math is correct, that makes its string of sales crowns 31-years long. While last year's performance of 645,316 units sold is far from the 900,000+ sold in 2001, 2004 and 2005, it was still enough to best the F-150's main competitor and second-best-selling vehicle of 2012, the Chevrolet Silverado, plus that truck's twin, the GMC Sierra, combined.

This year's list of the top 10 best-selling vehicles in the US doesn't hold a lot of surprises, but there are a few items to note. Look closely and you'll see that the Toyota Camry, long America's best-selling car, nearly overtook the Silverado for the list's second spot. Last year was probably the Camry's best shot, as an all-new Silverado and Sierra will go on sale soon and likely put first runner-up honors out of reach.

There were two vehicles bumped from the list year: the Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Cruze. The Cruze made its first and only appearance on the list in 2011, but strong competition from redesigned competitors like the Honda Civic, which reappears on the list for 2012, kept its sales flat. The Fusion's absence is also likely due to its fiercely competitive segment. Redesigned for 2012 and with more production capacity than ever before, however, could see it on next year's list.

Scroll down to see the rest of this past year's best-selling vehicles.
10. Ford Escape
Units Sold: 261,008
Last Year: 5

9. Honda CR-V
Units Sold: 281,652
Last Year: –

8. Toyota Corolla
Units Sold: 290,947
Last Year: 8

7. Ram P/U
Units Sold: 293,363
Last Year: 7

6. Nissan Altima
Units Sold: 302,934
Last Year: 4

5. Honda Civic
Units Sold: 317,909
Last Year: –

4. Honda Accord
Units Sold: 331,872
Last Year: 9

3. Toyota Camry
Units Sold: 404,886
Last Year: 3

2. Chevrolet Silverado
Units Sold: 418,312
Last Year: 2

1. Ford F-Series
Units Sold: 645,316
Last Year: 1


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      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Trucks still are quite popular even as gas prices climb.
      carboy55
      • 2 Years Ago
      With over 1.3 million people buying just 3 gas hogging full sized pickups last year (1.2 million of whioch will never carry anything bigger than suitcases in the bed.), I say we add their names to the list of simpletons who forfeit their right to bark about high fuel prices ever again.
        Typesbad
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carboy55
        Full size pickups have been top sellers in this country long before they caught on as suburban family vehicles. Most of the sales still go to tradesmen and farmers who use them hard and replace them frequently. But even the rise in residential sales doesn't support your asinine suitcase statement. Many pull boats, campers or various toy boxes. Once, when most cars were body-on-frame and RWD, the majority of them could tow such things but not anymore, leaving pickups and SUVs for such tasks. And for those without a trailer hitch? Check out your nearest Home Depot on a weekend once and a while, and what do you see parked and being loaded near the lumber section? Pickups are just plain useful. I owned one compact Nissan for 21 years, in which I moved 7 times, towed a Hobie Cat frequently, lent it out to friends and now constantly find times when I wish I still had it. Think before you judge and then think a little more before you type. For most of us, it's not that hard.
          Xedicon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Typesbad
          My own family and many, many other people I know have serious work trucks. One of my uncles used to own 22 RAMs for his business, thank you for your statement.
          mikeabf
          • 1 Month Ago
          @Typesbad

          I agree. I sorely miss my Chevy Colorado now that I do not have it


           

        parthenon1
        • 1 Month Ago
        @carboy55

        My vehicles are always purchased based on comfort, I want to get into the car not put it on.  I am retired today but in years past many years I drove 55,000 to 65.000 miles annually.  then comfort then as now is the key, if I cant pay gas prices I just wont go.

        • 2 Years Ago
        @carboy55
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      l9t8z
      • 2 Years Ago
      Im convinced if the Camry was a cardboard refrigerator box it would still sell nearly 100K more than its closest competitor. Sad.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @l9t8z
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        blasds78
        • 2 Years Ago
        @l9t8z
        Be honest... What sort of exciting car do you drive?
          l9t8z
          • 2 Years Ago
          @blasds78
          I drive a 04 Audi S4 . Problem wise ass? Its comical the people that are offended by my statement . Dont attack my subjective opinion , if you like the Camry...fine, many people do. The negative comments towards me still do not change the fact I think its horrible car.
          Donny Hoover
          • 2 Years Ago
          @blasds78
          Lets be honest here. The Camry sucks. Wanna know what myself or anyone else on here drive? It doesn't even matter. Chances are it is better than a Camry.
          mary.keana
          • 2 Years Ago
          @blasds78
          the accord coupe 6-6 is far more exciting than any camry
          • 2 Years Ago
          @blasds78
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          blasds78
          • 2 Years Ago
          @blasds78
          I currently have a Jetta. In no order, I've had a Passat, a Touareg, an earlier Jetta, a Tundra, an '89 Toyota truck, a 626, a Frontier, an Altima, two Grand Ams, a '95 Mazda truck. I'm one to trade often, and I don't have a brand loyalty, despite what the number of VWs may suggest. I wouldn't consider ANY of them bad, even the VWs that have some stigma about them. I doubt any of them were ever the best of their respective class. Not sure any of that matters, though. The question was...what does l9t8z's drive, considering that his point seems to be that either a) the Camry is boring, b) the Camry's owners are boring, or c) both are boring. Clearly, he has superior taste and/or superior car. I wondered which exciting car it is that the people SHOULD be driving.
          l9t8z
          • 2 Years Ago
          @blasds78
          WMB.....you are looking into this far more than I care about . I made a general comment in passing on an open forum, the content of my original post was subjective, not factual. You asked me what I drove, I told you. That does not mean I think/nor am I bothered by the fact a 2004 Audi S4 or a 2013 for that matter is not the best selling car in the world. I sorry you feel the need to keep taking this personally, its people like you who take the fun out of commenting on the internet. People disagree agree on subjective opinions, its life....get over it.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @blasds78
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          @blasds78
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          @blasds78
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      The Other Bob
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am sorry, but the 290,000 people who bought Corrollas are just sheep. There are so many better cars.
        ferps
        • 2 Years Ago
        @The Other Bob
        What I find amazing is America's love of the small sedan. It's the least useful configuration for a small car. Somehow the same nation that is obsessed with big SUVs don't see the utility of a hatch on a small car.
      wfmsu7
      • 2 Years Ago
      I still cant't believe 400,000 people bought new Camry's. They're geriatric, handle horribly, have cheapo plastic-fantastic interiors, and now aren't even safe in crashes. Besides the fact that they were once good cars is there some reason I don't know about that makes them appealing?
        Friedduck
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wfmsu7
        I think people play it safe when they're nervous about the economy. I don't agree with the thinking but I get it. (And honestly talk around work about cars and you realize that some drivers are just zombies--they don't care what they're in as long as it gets them there cheaply.)
        Dane Grant
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wfmsu7
        They are unsafe! and cheap compared to others... I think people don't know nor give a rats about cars...
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dane Grant
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          mary.keana
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dane Grant
          safest is the accord.m why buy a Camry over an accord
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dane Grant
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        oollyoumn
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wfmsu7
        Well, look what they have been competing against. Until very recently the Fusion and Mazda6 were not that competitive, the Passat is almost completely unknown, the Altima and Accord have been equally boring, and the Malibu and 200 are worse in every measurable way. I can see people thinking, at least it will be reliable and have a decent resale value.
        LinuxAddict
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wfmsu7
        I still cant believe idiot like you has access to computer. People buy camry give f..k to handling.
        Jesus!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wfmsu7
        You know it took a good 10-20 years for imports to make their way in. It will take that long for American manufacturers to reclaim their former glory. History repeat itself, however, hopefully this time GM, Ford, and Chrysler never start building mediocre cars again. But honestly I think those days are long gone, and thats a good thing!
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jesus!
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      Andrew
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still bugs me to see "F-Series" listed as one vehicle, inclusive of light, medium, and heavy duty models. Ah well.
        Paul P.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andrew
        Heavy Duty trucks are not included in those numbers. Only the F150 light duty through F550 medium duty.
        Mike
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andrew
        Why? Silverado, GMC, and Ram ALL combine light, medium and heavy duty models.....
        Jake
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andrew
        Does it bug you that the Corolla numbers also include the Matrix or that the Accord numbers also include the Crosstour?
          mary.keana
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jake
          crosstour and accord are not counted together. They were in year one, but now separate
      ferps
      • 2 Years Ago
      For all the talk of Honda's demise, it looks like the are coming back strong.
        Danrar
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ferps
        Three vehicles were refreshed, the three that made the list.
      Oscar Zamora
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those are the cars I shall never buy. What a terrible taste buyers have.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man, Honda keeps making there cars uglier and people still buy it, cause you really could dress up a turd and people will buy it.
        bubba_roe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @KAG
        The problem is their cars aren't ugly. No matter how hard a dumpmestic fanboy tries he cant change reality.
          Jesus!
          • 2 Years Ago
          @bubba_roe
          No Hondas are ugly its true.
      404 not found
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love the idiots who cry about the Camry not being able to handle like a Porsche.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @404 not found
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        • 2 Years Ago
        @404 not found
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      Mr. Paul
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am amazed that full size pickups are still the best selling vehicles in the US.
      Luke
      • 2 Years Ago
      Without the skimpy inventory for the Fusion, chances are it would be on this list. It'll be there next year, IMHO.
        M-M
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luke
        Skimpy inventory? The dealer I drive by every day to work has like 25 of them sitting in their lot.
        zoom_zoom_zoom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luke
        Why is the inventory skimpy?
        Mike
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luke
        Yes true i went to test drive a 2013 Fusion a month and a half ago at a huge dealership here in California and they had 2 on the lot. The sales rep said they can't get the '13's fast enouph. There was also like 4 2012's but the 2013 was parked right next to it and there is no way i would by the 2012 over the 2013!
          zoom_zoom_zoom
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mike
          Why can't Ford build as many Fusions now as they were able to in the past. Plus, I thought they added a SECOND factory for Fusion production.
          Mike
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mike
          From what the dealer said they are still building inventory of the 2013 to all the dealers across the country. They are adding a second factory but that one doesn't come online until early this year: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/10/ford-to-add-1-200-workers-at-flat-rock-plant/
        gtv4rudy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luke
        Hopefully by next year the 13 Fusions will have more HP in their engine lineup to compete with the competition 'cause I want one.
          parthenon1
          • 1 Month Ago
          @gtv4rudy

          put my car of the near future on the list, Hyundai Genesis.  It has been compared to the German luxury models very favorably.. . . and  at a considerable price advantage.  plus a  much longer warranty. 

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