Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: August 2009

Share Cash for Clunkers pushed car sales up in August, way up. Automakers like Toyota, Honda and Ford saw sales increase by  10.5%, 14.2% and 17%, respectively, but others like GM, Chrysler and Nissan couldn’t hold off losses of 20.2%, 15% and 2.9%, respectively. The automaker pecking order also changed with Nissan — including Infiniti — and Hyundai/Kia both surpassing Chrysler in terms of total sales. Chrysler is now the seventh-largest automaker in the U.S.

Which cars made the top 10 for August? Well, Cash for Clunkers led to a huge spike in sales of our usual suspects like the Toyota Camry and Honda Civic. Even the Ford F-Series had a strong month. Check out the list below to see if there were any surprises. 

Top 10 Best-Sellers

  • Toyota Camry: 54,396
  • Ford F-Series: 45,590
  • Honda Civic: 43,294
  • Toyota Corolla: 43,061
  • Honda Accord: 39,726
  • Chevy Silverado: 32,421
  • Honda CR-V: 30,284
  • Nissan Altima: 26,833
  • Ford Focus: 25,547
  • Hyundai Elantra: 21,673

Best Sellers Cash for Clunkers


Former 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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