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August 2011 Car Sale Data

September 25th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Here is the list of the August Car Sale data. We have included only the top selling cars and excluded the trucks from this list. A separate list is being compiled for the trucks. Take a close look at the figures presented in the Table.

Table : August 2011 Passenger Car Sale Data

Rank Make and Model August 2011 Sale
  August 2010 Sale
% Change
 1 Totoya Camry
 30,185  30,758  -1.9%
 2 Altima
 23,016  18487  +24.5%
 3 Chevy Cruze  21,807  21,807  0%
 4 Hyundai Sonata
 20,682  21,410  -3.4%
 5 Ford Escape  20,607  14,836  38.9%
 6 Honda Accord
 18,439  22,514  -18.1%
 7 Ford Fusion
 17,925  17,088  +4.9%
 8 Chevy Malibu  17,840  18,185  –1.9%
 9 Chevy Equinox  16,606  10,537  +57.6%
 10 Honda CR-V 16,572  19,450  -14.8%
 11 Toyota Corolla  16,420  20,272  -19.0%
 12 Hyundai Elantra  15,054  15,175  -0.8%
 13 VW Jetta  14,500  10,670  +35.9%
 14 Ford Focus
 14,093  15,470  -8.9%
 15 Kia Sorento  13,573  9,043  +50.1%
 16 Chevrolet Impala  13,329  17,333  -23.1%

The Toyoya Camry continues to lead the sale chart and can undoubtedly be crowned as the “Most Popular Car” in US. This is even after the recall issues that Toyota is facing.

We found that the 2011 Toyota Camry has been placed on position 14 by US News and Ranking. They have placed 2012 Ford Fusion and the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid at number one and number 2 spots respectively. If we go by the sales figure the Ford Fusion, which is ranked similar to Toyota Camry in terms of pricing and options – is nowhere in the list of 16 best selling cars.

USA News and ranking has been notorious for favoring Ford. They are NOT impartial. It is unclear if they have a marketing propaganda for the Ford. However, their ranking of the cars is clearly skewed in favor of Ford and is probably one of the worst cases of misuse of journalism.

It is possible that the editorial team is composed of the patriotic American with natural bias towards the US cars, which is too bad but, to rank the cars based upon what your heart says is clearly a mis use of the journalism power that they are automatically entitled to.

Update :

Toyota Prius does not figure in the list of the top 16. Its Sales figure of  9,491 units in August 2011 is not so impressive.It is down by 20% compared to the same month last year. But it still leads in the category of the Hybrid Cars. The Hybrid Camry on the other hand has been a great disappointment with with just 318 Sales in August 2011.



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