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Toyota, GM, Ford, Ram Argue Over Tow Ratings

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Toyota isn’t too happy with GM, Ford, or Ram. The automakers have been going back and forth for years determining an SAE-standardized test for their trucks’ tow ratings, and while Toyota is using the numbers with the refreshed Tundra, the Detroit Three aren’t playing ball, reports Automotive News. The standardized SAE testing procedure, named J2807, is designed to reflect how the pickups are really used, and are supposed to be more reliable than the non-SAE numbers, ...

American Full-Size Pickups Top U.S. Truck Sales in 2012

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Americans love their trucks. That was especially true in 2012, when U.S. buyers consumed nearly 2 million pickups. With a dominating lead of more than 200,000 units over runner-up Chevrolet Silverado, the Ford F-Series was America’s best-selling truck last year at 645,316 pickups sold. Though the Chevrolet Silverado, which moved 418,312 units in 2012, was massively outsold by the Ford F-Series, if you combine its total with the 157,185 sales of platform-mate and fourth-place finisher GMC ...

February Crossover Sales: Ford Escape Leads, Equinox 19 Units Behind CR-V

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The Ford Escape and Honda CR-V usually duke it out in monthly sales for the compact crossover segment, but as the Escape took the lead with 24,110 units last month, that left the Honda CR-V and Chevrolet Equinox battling for second, and it was a close race.  The bowtie branded CUV fell behind its top Japanese competitor by only 19 units. With 20,668 units sold in February, the CR-V barely took the runner-up position while the ...

Top 10 Slowest 0-60 MPH Vehicles Motor Trend Tested in 2012

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Many of the vehicles we tested in 2012 made the 0-60 mph sprint feel more like a leisurely Sunday cruise. Not ever vehicle we test has an ultra-complex launch control system, but whether we’re talking about a small hybrid hatchback or an all-wheel-drive crossover, plenty of Motor Trend-tested vehicles took their time down the drag strip from 0-60 mph, by modern standards. As we did last year, we’re taking a look back at the hundreds of ...

Nov. Compact Crossover Sales: Honda CR-V On Top, RAV4 Slips Below Rogue

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The Honda CR-V took the lead in the November sales battle in the compact crossover segment with 22,333 units sold, beating the second-place Ford Escape by a margin of more than 1300. The CR-V edged out the Escape by less than 1000 units during the month of October. Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Equinox, with 16,821 units sold, completes the top three. While there was a pretty sizable gap separating the crossovers in the top-three spots, the battle ...

Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles of 2012

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The Ford F-Series had an explosive end to 2012, and remains the only vehicle line (F-Series includes F-150 and heavy-duty models) to pass 500,000 sales in 2012. And while the Honda Civic outsold every other vehicle on our chart for December, the Toyota Camry held its spot in 2012 as the best-selling car in the U.S. The best-selling vehicles in the U.S. for the 2012 calendar year came from the segments you might expect: full-size (and ...

2012 Compact Sales: Honda Civic Leads, Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus on Podium

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The Honda Civic overtook the Toyota Corolla to become the best-selling compact in 2012, while the Ford Focus came in third place – up from its 2011 sixth-place finish. While the Chevrolet Cruze was the best-selling in the segment for several months early in 2012, the compact sedan finished fourth overall. Honda sold 317,909 Civics in 2012 – an increase of nearly 97,000 units from 2011 – which was enough for it to take compact sales ...

MT Poll: Which 2013 Detroit Auto Show Concept is Your Favorite?

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The 2013 North American International Auto Show has come and gone, leaving in its wake a trail of futuristic concept cars intended to stop show-goers in their tracks. Though this year’s Detroit show had far more production-ready concept cars than years past, there were still a few boldly styled concept cars at the show, as well. We’ve already shared with you our favorites, now we want to know yours. Acura MDX Prototype: This Acura MDX is ...

Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles in November 2012

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The Ford F-Series was yet again the best-selling vehicle in the United States by a large margin in November with the Chevrolet Silverado a distant second. Outside of the top two slots, there was a lot of jockeying among the remaining eight, ultimately resulting in the Honda Civic earning third place last month – ahead of midsize entries including the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Ford’s F-Series (including the F-150 and Super Duty models) retained the ...

Toyota Camry Still on Top; Accord, Fusion, Altima Battle for Second Place

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Despite fewer sales last month compared to the previous year, the Toyota Camry continues its midsize sales dominance in February with 31,270 units sold. Sales of the second place Honda Accord are up significantly from last year, closing the gap a bit, with 27,999 units sold in February. Year-to-date totals place the Camry just over 11,000 units ahead of the Accord. The Accord’s second-place finish is hard fought with just 274 units separating the second ...