Chart Of The Day: The 25 Best-Selling Nameplates Of August

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Well, you’ve seen a complete chart of sales by manufacturer and brand… now it’s time for some nameplate results. Here are your top-25 best-selling nameplates for August 2011. And yes, the Honda Civic barely made the list…

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  • Dave M. Dave M. on Sep 03, 2011

    We're discussing nameplates, right? So Chevy and GMC are different nameplates. Thus separated.

    • Dynamic88 Dynamic88 on Sep 03, 2011

      You're right, it's about nameplates. Sorry I took a slight detour into reality there.

  • AJ AJ on Sep 03, 2011

    Way to go Jeep Wrangler! (Now we just need to work on them waving.)

  • Golden2husky Golden2husky on Sep 03, 2011

    The biggest surprise here is the continued success of the Escape. We have several at work (hybrids) and while I like them, they are nothing special. Interior materials are on the lower end of the scale. They have proven to be reliable which is always a plus, but what do they offer that the competition doesn't? All I can think of is that they look and feel a lot like a baby old school SUV. And maybe that is something that buyers like... Other items...I believe that if I had hauling needs, inclement weather ability (the pickups had no problem with most of the massive flooding from Irene) and could only afford one vehicle, I'd probably own a pickup, too. So I am not at all surprised at the sales numbers. I am curious as to how many miles a year end up on those trucks though. 25K a year means awfully big gas bills.

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    • Patrickj Patrickj on Sep 04, 2011

      @rudiger I'd add generous head and shoulder room due to their boxiness, along with avoiding the often over-wrought styling of other CUVs. Given recent styling trends, I'm not sure being a decade behind the times is a bad thing.

  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Sep 03, 2011

    It's interesting that only 25 nameplates (470,567 by my math) comprise nearly 50% of all vehicle sales. And there's not a single 'enthusiast' vehicle among them.