JD Power Cites 2012 Best Sellers


J.D. Power and Associates - January 17, 2013

2012 was a good year for the auto indus­try and, in par­tic­u­lar, some mod­els and types did bet­ter than other, as cited by J.D. Power and Associates.

Find out who came out on top.

The Ford F-Series and Chevro­let Sil­ver­ado LD and HD ver­sions were the best-selling mod­els in the U.S. auto mar­ket in 2012. Together, more than 1 mil­lion of these two truck mod­els were sold last year. In addi­tion, another truck, Chrysler Group’s Ram pickup (LD and HD) ranked sev­enth among all mod­els sold, with deliv­er­ies of more than 293,300 units.

On the car side, the Toy­ota Camry, which was redesigned for the 2012 model year, remained the top-volume car and best-selling mid­size sedan in the U.S. mar­ket. It also was the third-best-selling model over­all in 2012, with sales of more than 404,000 units. Two addi­tional redesigned-for-2013 mid­size sedans—the Honda Accord (No. 4) and Nis­san Altima (No. 6)—were among the 10 best-selling mod­els in 2012.

Four com­pact mod­els also were stars among this year’s top 10 sell­ers. Two were small cars—the Honda Civic (No. 5), fol­lowed by the Toy­ota Corolla (No. 8)—and two were com­pact crossovers—the Honda CR-V (No. 9), fol­lowed by the Ford Escape (No. 10).