Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: May 2009

By David Thomas  on June 1, 2009

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It seems that low gas prices are fueling truck sales, as the two best-selling vehicles are once again full-size pickups. However, the Dodge Ram, usually a staple of this top 10 list, has fallen off, just barely beaten out by the Ford Escape. Ford had three of the top 10 best-sellers, including a sales record for the Fusion; the redesigned sedan seems to be attracting shoppers.

While sales for nearly every brand were down, GM, Ford and Hyundai stayed competitive, seeing sales losses of 29%, 25.5% and 20% from last May, respectively. That’s competitive when you compare them to Chrysler, Toyota and Honda, which saw mind-boggling falls of 47%, 39.7% and 38%. Of course, Honda and Toyota were setting sales records at this time last year, so their negatives are a bit higher than you'd expect.  

Check out the full top 10 below:

  • Ford F-Series: 33,381
  • Chevy Silverado: 31,463
  • Toyota Camry: 31,325
  • Toyota Corolla: 23,576
  • Honda Accord: 22,597
  • Honda Civic: 20,723
  • Ford Fusion: 19,786
  • Chevy Impala: 18,709
  • Nissan Altima: 18,408
  • Ford Escape: 16,391


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


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