After an explosive end to 2012, the Ford F-Series continues its reign as the bestselling vehicle line (F-Series includes F-150 and Super Duty models) vehicle in the U.S. and is the only vehicle to surpass 100,000 units by the end of February, with 101,330 units sold so far this year and 54,487 units sold in February. The Chevrolet Silverado has picked up steam to pass the Toyota Camry in February and year-to-date sales, for a second-place spot in the 2013 sales race with 41,643 and 77,088 units sold, respectively.
Full-size trucks, midsize sedans, compact sedans, and compact crossovers continue to dominate the nation’s best-seller’s list. The third-place midsize Toyota Camry (31,270 units in February) continues to be the best-selling car in the U.S. with the midsize Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, and Nissan Altima battling for fourth place overall, coming in fourth (27,999), fifth (27,875), and sixth place (27,725), respectively, in February. Last year, the Fusion was an honorable mention, just missing the top 10 list.
In the compact sedan race, the seventh place overall Toyota Corolla (24,999) climbed one spot to regain its sales lead over the Honda Civic, which slipped five spots to 10th place (22,713) overall in February and eighth place year-to-date.
Read more about U.S. sales: Top 10 Best-Selling Vehicles of 2012
The Ford Escape moved up two spots in February to eighth place with 24,110 units sold, but is in ninth place overall so far this year. At the end of February, the Ram truck finished in ninth place (23,289) for the month and 10th place for the year so far.
While the Honda CR-V finished 2012 in ninth place ahead of the Ford Escape, at the end of February, the compact crossover was in 12th place (20,688) behind the 11th-place Ford Focus (20,808) and just ahead of the Chevrolet Equinox (20,649).
Source: The Automakers
By Jason Udy