History's 10 Best Selling Cars Of All Time
Neither exotic nor rare, the best selling cars of all time won't get any car enthusiast's heart pumping. These cars are like Starbucks, there seems to be one on every corner.
Still they are the best selling cars for a reason. The list recently published by Wall Street Cheat Sheet features models that have highly trusted nameplates, as well as an uncanny ability to quickly adapt to consumer needs. Many of these cars have lasted decades, with no sign of sales slowing down. They may not be the sexiest cars of all time, but in all likelihood you own one or know someone who does.
Click through to see the best-selling cars of all time.
10. Chevrolet Impala
Sticker Price: $26,860 - $35,905
Invoice Price: $25,920 - $33,930
Fuel Economy: 21 mpg city, 31 mpg highway
Chevy has sold 14 million Impala sedans since it debuted as Chevrolet's top-end sedan back in 1958. The model has struggled to maintain its popularity in recent years, but is poised for a comeback. The 2014 redesign has been lauded by critics and consumer agencies alike. Consumers Reports flipped the 2014 Impala from the bottom of their large sedan ratings to the No. 1 spot.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Impala a five-star crash rating, the same as a Tesla Model S.
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9. Volkswagen Passat
Sticker Price: $20,845 - $33,895
Invoice Price: $19,990 - $32,506
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city, 32 mpg highway
The Passat has gone through seven generations -- and 15.5 million cars sold -- since its debut in 1973. The Passat is a solid family car, one that offers a touch of luxury for a pretty decent price. That's what's kept it selling so well over the past few years, when the sedan market became intensely competitive.
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8. Ford Model T
It's the car that needs no introduction, but we'll give it one anyway. The first affordable, mass produced car for the average American was built in 1908 in Detroit by Henry Ford. While the Ford Model T hasn't been in production in 86 years, it has still managed to hold on to the title of eighth best selling car of all time.
It took 20 years for the Model T to sell more cars than most brands sell over decades. In that time Ford produced a staggering 16.5 million Ts.
7. Honda Accord
Sticker Price: $21,955 - $33,480
Invoice Price: $20,100 - $30,612
Fuel Economy: 24 mpg city, 34 mpg highway
Following closely on the heels of its big brother the Honda Civic, the Accord entered the scene in 1976. Honda has sold 17.5 million Accords since then.
It was the first car the Japanese manufacturer produced in America and has been one of the best selling cars in the U.S. since 1989. The Accord gets props for being a safe and reliable family car.
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6. Honda Civic
Sticker Price: $17,965 - $26,465
Invoice Price: $16,707 - $25,095
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg city, 36 mpg highway
Before the launch of the Civic in 1972, Honda was thinking of pulling out of car manufacturing altogether. The Civic was their first big hit on the auto market and kept Honda in the business of making cars. Good thing they kept selling cars, or else they would have missed out on 18.5 million Civics sold.
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5. Ford EscortThe Escort was introduced to America in 1981, but had been a strong seller in Europe since 1968. Ford sold 18 million Escorts worldwide. There isn't a current car in production with the Escort nameplate, though there is a concept for a new Escort to be sold in China next year.
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4. Volkswagen Beetle
Sticker Price: $19,995 - $29,995
Invoice Price: $19,195 - $28,795
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway
From the dream of a despised dictator to a symbol of the free-wheeling 60's, the Beetle is one of the longest running production cars in history. Built in 1938 to Hitler's specifications, the Beetle captured hearts in the counter-culture movement of the 1960s with it's cheap price and funky design.
About 23.5 million units of the love-bug have been sold worldwide.
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3. Volkswagen Golf
Sticker Price: $19,995 - $25,200
Invoice Price: $19,195 - $24,192
Fuel Economy: 24 mpg city, 31 mpg highway
Sometimes the Golf, sometimes the Rabbit, whatever it's name, it's the best selling model for Volkswagen. It came on the scene in 1974 and since then the boxy hatchback has sold over 27.5 million cars. The Golf was sold as the Rabbit until 2006, when Volkswagen brought back the Golf in 2010. The current generation features several trim levels, including a diesel option.
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2. Ford F-series
Sticker Price: $24,070 - $53,300
Invoice Price: $22,325 - $48-370
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway
The first Ford F150 was introduced in 1948 and was sold as the Ford Bonus Built. The first models were shaky, but the truck's quality steadily improved over subsequent generations. The Ford F150 has sold 35 million models over the last six decades, making Ford the undisputed king of the pickup. Demand for the trucks show no sign of slowing down. Ford recently need to add a third shift to its Kansas City assembly plant were many of the F-series trucks are produced.
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1. Toyota Corolla
Sticker Price: $16,800 - $21,300
Invoice Price: $15,876 - 17,938
Fuel Economy: NA
The first Toyota Corolla rolled off of the assembly line and into our hearts in 1966. By 1974 it was the best-selling car in the world. Toyota recently announced the 40th million Corolla was sold, though they fly out of dealerships so quickly Toyota isn't sure who has it or at what location number 40 million was sold. All told, the car maker expects to sell over 300,000 models of the revamped 11th-generation Corolla this year.