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Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: April 2015


Parity was the theme for car sales in April. The Detroit Three, Nissan, Toyota and Hyundai-Kia all posted single-digit sales gains over a decent April 2014. Honda was the only loser among the Big Seven this month, falling 1.8 percent

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: April 2015

By Kelsey Mays  on May 1, 2015

Parity was the theme for car sales in April. The Detroit Three, Nissan, Toyota and Hyundai-Kia all posted single-digit sales gains over a decent April 2014. Honda was the only loser among the Big Seven this month, falling 1.8 percent

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: March 2015

By David Thomas  on April 1, 2015

March wasn't overly generous to many automakers as sales were mostly flat overall versus last year. Low gas prices might have influenced buyers to opt for crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks, but even that conventional wisdom didn't play out across

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: February 2015

By Aaron Bragman  on March 3, 2015

It was a hard month, weather-wise, for big portions of the U.S., but that didn't stop shoppers from snapping up cars and trucks at a breakneck pace. For the second month of 2015, the top seven automakers have reported that

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: January 2015

By Kelsey Mays  on February 2, 2015

Auto sales got off to a strong start in January as car shoppers piled into pickup trucks, SUVs and — less expectedly — small cars. With the largest seven automakers reporting figures, new-car sales are up 14.8 percent. The Detroit Three

What Was the Best-Selling Car in 2014?

By Kelsey Mays  on January 4, 2015

With all major automakers reporting their figures, auto sales in 2014 are up about 6 percent over 2013 for a grand total of around 16.5 million cars. That would be the auto industry's best year since 2006 or 2005, depending

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: December 2014

By Kelsey Mays  on January 4, 2015

If kids spent December piling into the loot from Santa, parents spent it piling into the trucks at their local dealership. Detroit's full-size pickups led the month's top sellers, followed in fourth place by Honda's popular SUV, the CR-V. It

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: November 2014

By Kelsey Mays  on December 1, 2014

The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded is 23 cents cheaper today than it was a month ago, according to AAA. It's a whopping 51 cents cheaper than it was a year ago. Slumping oil prices in November

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: October 2014

By Kelsey Mays  on November 2, 2014

A rash of airbag recalls in October hasn't deterred car shoppers. Sales from seven largest automakers gained 5.8 percent in October, leading to an annualized rate that should top 16 million cars for the eighth month in a row. Among

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: September 2014

By Kelsey Mays  on September 30, 2014

The kids went back to school, the leaves began to change colors and car shoppers in September sent new-car sales from the largest seven automakers up about 10 percent versus a depressed September 2013. That made for some significant reshuffling

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: August 2014

By Kelsey Mays  on September 2, 2014

The Honda Accord topped the Toyota Camry to become the nation's best-selling car in August. The Accord's sales surged 32.5 percent and signaled a return by shoppers to the tried-and-true family schleppers — midsize sedans — as kids headed back