The best selling cars September 2011 looks a lot like previous months’ ranking: the players haven’t shifted around a lot, although there is some movement. The Detroit automakers continued to make improvements and, while Honda and Toyota are still down (though improving), they still managed to have entries in the top 10 best selling cars for the month.
Here is the rundown of the best selling cars September 2011:
1.– Determined to come back from the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Toyota has carved out the number one spot in sales for the month of September with the midsize Toyota Camry. The 2011 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid accounted for 24,851 sales in September. For the calendar year through September, Camry sold 229,521 units, down 8.9 percent compared with the same period last year.
2.– The midsize Nissan Altima has traded places with the Toyota Camry and now ranks in the number two spot of best selling cars for September, but by the barest of margins. A total of 24,356 Altima sedans were sold during the month, while calendar year-to-date sales of 200,554 are up 18.7 percent year over year.
3.– Sales of the midsize Ford Fusion set another record in September with 19,510 units sold in September. The Dearborn automaker says that the Fusion has set monthly sales records in 11 of the last 12 months. Calendar year-to-date, the Fusion has sold 188,439 units, up 16.6 percent year-over-year.
4.– Sales during September of 18,639 for the Honda Accord were down 13.8 percent for the month (compared with the previous month). For the calendar year through September, Accord sales of 181,014 are off 16.1 percent versus the same period a year ago.
5.– The midsize Hyundai Sonata, with September sales of 18,181 and calendar year-to-date sales of 174,761, continues to be a solid player in the top 10 best selling cars in America. Year-over-year, the Hyundai Sonata enjoys a 17.2 percent increase.
6.– The compact Chevrolet Cruze, while still the best-selling compact car for the month of September, is in sixth place of the best selling cars September 2011 with sales of 18,097 during the month. For the calendar year to-date, the Cruze has sold a total of 187,524 units.
7.– The compact 2011 Toyota Corolla accounted for sales of 16,147 units during the month of September. For the calendar year through September, a total of 186,891 Toyota Corollas were sold. That’s off 11.0 percent over the same period last year.
8.– Volkswagen Jetta sales, including the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, totaled 15,023 during the month. For the calendar year-to-date, combined Jetta sedan and SportWagen sales totaled 136,988, up 57.3 percent year-over-year.
9.– Hyundai’s other top 10 sales leader is the compact Hyundai Elantra, posting sales of 14,386 during the month. For the calendar year through September, the Elantra sold a total of 147,922.
10.– Last, but not least, the Chevrolet Impala comes in at the number 10 spot of best selling cars September 2011, posting sales of 13,822 during the month. For the calendar year-to-date, Impala sales totaled 138,822. That’s up 3.4 percent compared with the same time last y