The 25 Best-Selling Vehicles In The First Half Of 2011

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
the 25 best selling vehicles in the first half of 2011

While I was celebrating my independence from TTAC on a camping road trip through the wilds of Eastern Oregon this weekend, it seems that quite a little debate was stirred up by Bertel’s publication of the top 10 best-selling American-market cars in June. In hopes that more information will lead to a stronger debate, I’m dedicating a good chunk of my Independence Day to an overview of the American car market in the first half of this year, starting with this chart of the top 25 Year-To-Date performers. I’ve omitted year-ago numbers in the interests of chart cleanliness, but a snapshot of last Summer’s sales studs can be found here. The contrasts are… well, I’ll let you fill in that blank. With the exception of incentive and fleet sales mitigation, the numbers speak for themselves…

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  • Jpolicke Jpolicke on Jul 04, 2011

    [I doubt people are “worried” about the CVT.] If they aren't perhaps they should be. Daughter's '09 Alt Coupe just got its CVT replaced after manifesting the "whine of death" at 50k. Dealer recognized it immediately and ordered the trans without batting an eye. Chat rooms abound with gripes from people on their 2nd and 3rd replacements. Having the warranty doubled to 10/100 on the CVT is a comfort, although the intent was to hold the car longer than 100k. She's not sticking around to pay the tab for this grenade out of her pocket. This is not an old issue dating back to '06 that Nissan worked out, at least not as of the start of the '09 model year.

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    • PintoFan PintoFan on Jul 05, 2011

      @APaGttH No, but she obviously isn't the only one experiencing a grenading Nissan transmission. Gotta love that Datsun quality.

  • Mark MacInnis Mark MacInnis on Jul 05, 2011


  • Tifighter Tifighter on Jul 05, 2011

    Top 25? The Sentra? Really??

  • TheHammer TheHammer on Jul 05, 2011

    In June 2011, the Cruze was the best selling passenger car in the United States with total sales of over 20,000 units for the third consecutive month. Meanwhile, Malibu was the second best selling passenger car for the month posting 23,737 total sales. Thank you for your efforts last month toward this fantastic sales achievement.