January 5, 2002

Honda Accord best-selling car in U.S.

Torrance, California – The Honda Accord was the best-selling car in the United States in 2001, according to a review of auto industry sales figures. With sales of 414,718, the Accord topped the second place Toyota Camry, which reported sales of 390,449 in 2000. The Ford Taurus finished in third place with 353,560. In fourth place was the Honda Civic at 331,041. The Civic also repeated as the best-selling compact car for the fifth consecutive year.

The Accord last held the top sales spot from 1989 to 1991, and has continued to be one of the three best-selling cars in America, along with the Taurus and Camry, in subsequent years.

More than 7.7 million Accords have been sold in the U.S. since it first went on sale in 1976. Currently about 85 percent of all Accords sold in the U.S. were produced in North America and those models have a domestic content level of 97 percent.

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