Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: June 2010

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As we near the dog days of summer, the general malaise of the summer months seems to be taking its toll on car sales earlier than usual.

Many large automakers saw only incremental sales gains in June, with Ford up 13.3%, GM up 10.7%, Toyota up 6.8% and Honda only up 6.2%.

Despite the lull, some automakers managed to outperform. Beleaguered Chrysler saw a 35% sales boost in year-over-year sales; to be fair, the automaker was just exiting bankruptcy this time last year, making any comparisons between the two months extremely misleading. Korean automaker Hyundai also continues its sales gains, up 35%.

Significant changes on June’s top 10 include the Nissan Altima falling off the list and the Honda CR-V making the top 10. It’s the first crossover represented on the top 10 since April.

Find out which cars came out on top below. If you want to follow our breaking sales coverage every month, follow us on Twitter @kickingtires.

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars June 2010

  • Ford F-Series: 46,502
  • Chevrolet Silverado: 30,994
  • Toyota Camry: 28,435
  • Honda Accord: 26,792 (includes 1,848 Accord Crosstours)
  • Honda Civic: 26,474 (includes hybrid)
  • Toyota Corolla: 21,876 (includes Matrix)
  • Chevrolet Malibu: 20,720
  • Ford Fusion: 18,412
  • Hyundai Sonata: 17,771
  • Honda CR-V: 16,041

Comments 

sheth

crosstour is lighting up the sales charts I see. Almost outselling the Insight

Belly

Where is the new Equinox on here? I can't believe the CRX makes this list all the time, but the 'nox, the 'nox, the 'nox.

No worry though I am sure the Cruze is going to be at least number 3 the first month it is one sale.


J

Why does the number for the Civic has to state that it included the Hybrid, but the Corolla does not list as included the Matrix?

yakuba

J,
I'm pretty sure,the corolla includes the matrix also.

J

yakuba,
I know that they do include the Matrix, but why is it not specifically mentioned?

66Impala

Month after month the Camry continues to beat the Chevy Malibu even though GM has more dealers and Toyota recently had the recall issues to deal with. If you figure in the amount of rental sales the Malibu numbers contain it would be an utter domination. GM seriously needs to do a MAJOR revamp.

PJ

So much for the Equinox and Terrain being so popular. The Gov Motors homers will surely whine that they can't build them fast enough. Obama-boys no one's buying the BS anymore.

1487sheth1487

I hate it that there are so many imports on the list.

The top ten should be all GM vehicles if it were up to me.

J,

I think it's a continuation of the worldwide conspiracy against Toyota.

all GM cars in the top 10? with GM paying back a Gov. loan with Gov. money its a wonder they are still in business!

Tony

Everybody says that Camry is a bad-looking car...
I like it.
I don't like interior assembly quality on it.

jstant01

I'm surprised the Malibu outsold the Fusion. Fusion seems very popular where I live. Maybe it's the rental car sales that upped the Malibu's numbers?

I think the high sales numbers for the Camry and Accord are just further proof of how many buyers no longer even consider domestic models. If they've been in a Camry or Accord for the last 20+ years, they probably don't even consider one of the domestic models. Loyalty to those cars runs deep because of their reliability and perceived lack of reliability from domestic manufacturers. Even Toyota's recent "blip" isn't likely to sway long-time Toyota owners. That subset of buyers could largely care less about design or excitement - they want cheap, reliable transportation, and that's what Toyota, in particular, has delivered to them for years.

Rebuilidng domestic market share is likely to be a slow process, especially in parts of the country where there is no loyalty to domestic brands because no manufacturing takes place there.

Just my two cents.

Pizzy

jstant, I agree with your post except the part about Toyota being cheap. The last two I purchase were approximately $1100 and $1600 more than the equivalent domestic model. You are right about not even considering domestics though as I wouldn't waste my time unless it's Ford.

dee

so are they going 2 include the crosstour sales in with the accord @ the end of the year to be considered #1 midsize car in america, by my #'s camry still outselling accord without the crosstour with all the bad and negative media reporting every hiccup toyota has.

Jennifer

J and Yakuba,

Corolla sales do include the Matrix. We've added that to our list.

Thanks for pointing it out.

sheth

"Where is the new Equinox on here? I can't believe the CRX makes this list all the time, but the 'nox, the 'nox, the 'nox.

No worry though I am sure the Cruze is going to be at least number 3 the first month it is one sale."

The two theta SUVs sold about 16k+ last month. More than CR-V and RAV4. The Equinox alone almost outsold the RAV4 in June.

"I think the high sales numbers for the Camry and Accord are just further proof of how many buyers no longer even consider domestic models."

Toyota and Honda lost share last month. Ford has gained share throughout 2010 and the gap between Camry/Accord and Fusion/Malibu sales is much smaller than it used to be. I'm not sure how you can say no one considers domestics when about 38k Malibus and Fusions were sold last month. In addition the Mustang and Camaro are crushing import coupes like the Z, Genesis and civic Si in sales. You can throw the Sti and Lancer in there as well. Also, the CTS outsold the IS, ES and TL last month.

sheth

"No worry though I am sure the Cruze is going to be at least number 3 the first month it is one sale."

Breaking news: The top two vehicles on the list are made by GM and Ford and Ford has beat Toyota in US sales for the last 3 months with the gap widening every month.

Didn't you just tell me the F150 wasn't the best selling vehicle in the US? Interesting. Oh yeah, for most of the year the Escape has been beating the CR-V in sales and its probably still ahead for the year.

"I know that they do include the Matrix, but why is it not specifically mentioned?"

They do that to boost corolla sales figures, its pretty simple. The Matrix doesnt say Corolla ANYWHERE on the car but Toyota considers it a Corolla so its sales can top the Civic.

66Impala:

The following cars get beat by the Camry month after month in sales: Fusion, Accord, Passat, Altima, etc. Why single out the Malibu when none of the competition can unseat the Camry? Most think the Accord is a better car and yet it gets beat every year in sales. Malibu gets redesigned next year but it still wont beat the camry. Not only can Toyota easily produce 400k-500k of them a year- they will use incentives to maintain the top spot. What you should be looking at is how the Malibu, Fusion and Sonata are closing the gap. There were times when the camry used to outsell those cars by 2:1 or more.

sheth

belly:

16093 equinox/Terrain models were sold last month.

http://media.gm.com/content/media/us/en/news/news_detail.brand_gm.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2010/July/0701_gmsales

But you're right- not one is buying them.

jstant01

"I'm not sure how you can say no one considers domestics when about 38k Malibus and Fusions were sold last month."

Sheth: I didn't say "no one considers domestics" - I said it's an indication of "how many" don't. Obviously there are those on the exact flipside - folks that would never consider an import, and then there's the middle-group.

Hey, kind of sounds like politics!

jstant01

I dislike Camrys, personally. My girlfriend has a 2002 model. It's the hand-me-down from her parents, who now have a 2007.

Her parents fit the exact bill of who I was referring to earlier. They have owned Camry's since they arrived on these shores. They buy a new one in beige with only the basic options about every 5 years. They never consider anything but a Camry and will likely own them until either they are gone or the Camry is gone.

I find them incredibly dull and boring. I also think the interiors are cheap, at least on the 2002 model. But, I consider design, appearance, features and interior quality when I purchase a vehicle. The g/f's parents do not - it's all about function, price and reliability (perceived).

Personally, I like hatchbacks. I can keep my bike in the back, haul tons of stuff and have a very roomy small car. I'm holding out for the 2012 Focus - Fiesta is a little bit too small. I currently drive a 2005 Pontiac Vibe, which is an awesome car (Corolla, of course). The 2009 redesign ruined it, in my opinion, and of course now it's dead anyhow. So back to Ford I go.

It will be interesting to see how things shake out with the Cruze and the redesigned Focus when it hits the market. The current Corolla is terrible and the Civic is aging, but will likely get an overhaul around the same time too.

Derrick G

I have a question: Hyundai claims Sonata was #3 among mid-sized cars in retail sales, behind only Camry and Accord. But I don't see them or anyone else breaking down sales by fleet or retail. So I assume someone tracks that. Anyone know who and if the data's publicly available.

Belly

16093 equinox/Terrain models were sold last month.
-Where is the new Equinox on here?

Oh yeah, for most of the year the Escape has been beating the CR-V in sales and its probably still ahead for the year.
-Where is the new Equinox on here?

The Equinox alone almost outsold the RAV4 in June.
-Where is the new Equinox on here?

The Matrix doesnt say Corolla ANYWHERE on the car but Toyota considers it a Corolla so its sales can top the Civic.
-No worry though I am sure the Cruze is going to be at least number 3 the first month it is one sale.

Shet - your stuff = yawn. Nothing but excuses, excuses, excuses... oh wait there is the occasional hope and prayer!

@Belly Ultimately the situation is that GM includes their numbers as two separate entities and Toyota does not. Toyota has been using this method for over a decade now, though they stopped doing it for their newer nameplates. Internally, the Matrix is called the "Toyota Corolla Matrix" at the automaker. The official name of the Toyota Solara is "Toyota Camry Solara" and those numbers are included within the Camry as well.

66Impala

I can see why folks on these boards can't take someone like Sheth seriously. I love GM but his ignorance is so profound that he thinks the Malibu does not outsell the Camry because Toyota can make more and that they offer incentives. A clear sign of an ignorant idiot.

Belly

Colin - what did I say in regards to Toyota?

I don't really care what Toyota calls their cars, nor do I care how GM breaks down their sales numbers.

GM has chosen to sell their cars under separate brand names for years. That is a corporate decision - if sales numbers were that important to them then maybe they would do something about it.

But I also do not think that you can just add the sales of the individual brands of a vehicle (which is cloned, rebadged whatever) and make that as the total. Many folks buy Buicks, GMCs, etc. because they are that brand and not Chevrolet.

I do find it funny that someone, who on so many occasions has argued that the Equinox and Terrain are different vehicles and not just badge enigneered clones, would just flat out want to add the sales total to beat the CRV (and they really killed it at 16093 compared to 16041)... hmmm some people just like to have it both ways.

And has anyone seen a CRV in a rental fleet?

PQ

Just returned from a short holiday and had to rent a car. All major car rentals had Camry's, Malibu's, Corrola's, Fusion's, and a Chrysler's. I asked if I could have a Fusion to drive, no way all gone as well as Malibu's. When asked why I was told that these cars were highly requested over the others. Ended up with a Sebring and now know why Chrysler LLC went broke!

J

Sheth,

I was not asking for your opinion about the Matrix and Corolla. I was simply pointing out the fact that Cars.com did not specifically mention the Corolla's figure includes the Matrix, while mentioning the Civic's number includes the Hybrid.

Just read the comment before you. And you will see that Jennifer has clarified the issue.

jay are

on the japanese website of chevrolet they only sell 3 cars. the camaro corvett and last generation acadia. i wonder if that effects its sales on this chart

Mark

To all of you who turn these lists into a political debate: You're absolutely nuts.

john

only four AMERICAN cars on this list? America should wake the f--k up .I never owend a jap car never will,of the dodges and chevys i have owend i never had a problem with them all over 150k my 89' dodge ram charger had 230k when i traded in for my dakota now at 122k, not 1 problem yet.go'es to show the damage consumer mags can do when in the pockets of jap manufactures

Mike

American cars now are soul-less. When was the last time you heard a 20 something that was desperate to buy a Malibu? I personally like German cars even though the reliability is not there, but they are awesome to drive and have personality. If I have $20k to spend on a car, I'm certainly not going to buy a brand new Malibu when I can buy a gently used Audi or BMW for that. I guess I just feel you get more for the money with a used car. If the domestics move beyond the bland rental car appliance feeling of their vehicles, I would certainly consider one.

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