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).