By David Thomas on June 30, 2009
In June, we saw overall car sales rebound slightly from months of economic slowdown. However, June 2008 was when sales started to plummet, which makes the year-over-year difference with June 2009 numbers look more positive. So the fact that Ford saw sales tick down just 10% isn’t as great as it may sound. On the flip side, Honda’s and Toyota’s 30% sales dive isn’t necessarily as bad as it looks due to huge spikes in sales of their popular, fuel-efficient models last June.
Overall, the top 10 list didn’t change much from recent months. The biggest news is that the Dodge Ram is off the list despite being recently redesigned. Even the Honda Odyssey outsold it (though it didn’t make the top 10 either).
Ford has the most vehicles on the list with three, including the returning champion F-Series trucks. The Fusion sedan is back for another month, and the Escape SUV returns as well.
Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: June 2009
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