Richmond Hill, Ontario – The Toyota Camry and Ford F-Series were the top sellers in the U.S. in 2008, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers. The Ford F-Series was also the best-selling truck in Canada during 2008, but the top passenger car spot went to the Honda Civic.
“The best-selling segment is midsized/family vehicles in the U.S.,” DesRosiers said, adding that entry-level vehicles are highest on the list in Canada. “Compact car sales actually fell 3.5 per cent in the U.S. — so much for $4 a gallon gasoline — although subcompact grew by 19.8 per cent. Entry-level sales grew to 32.6 per cent of the market in the U.S., up from 28.8 per cent, but in Canada, these are now over 50 per cent of the market. Light trucks still significantly outsell passenger cars, the opposite of Canada.”
In the U.S. in 2008, the top ten best-selling passenger cars were, in order, the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Toyota Corolla/Matrix, Honda Civic, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Impala, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet Malibu, and Toyota Prius.
The top ten best-selling light trucks were, in order, the Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram, Honda CR-V, GMC Sierra, Ford Escape, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, Toyota RAV4, and Honda Odyssey.