March 2009: Top 10 Best-Selling Cars

By David Thomas  on March 31, 2009

https://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/765x765/3/-160505500-1425510020103. The usual suspects are back for March’s list of the 10 best-selling cars, trucks and SUVs in America. The most significant mover is the Chevy Malibu, which moved from No. 10 to No. 9. The Honda Accord also moved up past the Toyota Corolla, but it’s often that high on the list. March is typically the month when car sales ramp up for the calendar year.

While overall sales were down for most manufacturers, losses weren’t as bad as they were in February. GM was down 45% in March 2009 versus March 2008, but that’s better than the 52% decline it saw in February 2009 versus February 2008. The same can be said for Ford, Chrysler, BMW, Toyota and Honda. Nissan did see a slightly worse sales decline in March, down 37.7% versus March 2008 compared to a 37.1% dip between February 2008 and 2009 sales.

The top 10 vehicles list is below.

  • Ford F-Series: 32,728
  • Toyota Camry: 25,783
  • Chevy Silverado: 23,508
  • Honda Accord: 22,722
  • Toyota Corolla: 22,257
  • Honda Civic: 20,645
  • Nissan Altima: 19,521
  • Dodge Ram: 19,328
  • Chevy Malibu: 14,772
  • Honda CR-V: 12,959

Best Sellers


Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon.  Email David