July 2013 Best Sellers by Segment

By | August 02, 2013
July has come and gone, and some healthy competition can be seen in many of the segments. Summer is winding to a close, as well as those summer sales deals, which have helped many automakers crank ou high numbers of sales. Since last month, we have seen five segments have a new top sales leader, . We've gone over the numbers to bring you the top cars out of every segment. It seems as though Ford is no longer dominating the majority of the segments, but still retains one top seat. Read our list to see which vehicles managed to grab the top spot of their segment. Paragraphimage

Subcompact Car

Nissan Versa: 9,007 Units Nissan has once again managed to claim the top spot in the subcompact segment, dethroning the Ford Fiesta, which only managed to sell 7,667 units this month. These two vehicles continue to battle it out, leaving the Chevrolet Sonic (6,055) and Hyundai Accent (5,537) to round out the top four. Although the Fiesta may prove to have more personality than the cheaper Versa, it seems as though the aggressive pricing of the Versa won out this month. With a low starting price of $11,990 before destination charges, the Versa makes the ideal car for recent high school graduates going off to college in the coming months. Although the summer may be cooling down, the battle between the Nissan Versa and the Ford Fiesta is only heating up. Paragraphimage

Compact Car

Honda Civic: 32,416 Units For the month of July, the Chevrolet Cruze was not able to hold on to the top seat, as the Honda Civic reclaimed the throne for the compact car segment. Coming in second was the Chevrolet Cruze, with the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, and the Ford Focus rounding out the top five. The Corolla had the top spot in May, and it seems as though it has some stiff competition from the new Chevrolet Cruze and Honda Civic, both of which won't go down without a fight. The Honda Civic has been one of the top choices for many, thanks to its styling, low starting price, and excellent safety ratings, making it the number one compact of choice for the month of July. With the race between these three cars so close, we're curious to see who will be number one next month. Paragraphimage

Midsize Car

Toyota Camry: 34,780 Units There seems to be no stopping the Toyota Camry, which has once again taken the title of the number one midsized car for the month of July. With numbers just slightly down from last month, the Camry was still thousands of units ahead of its competition. Next in line was the Honda Accord, followed by the Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, and Chevrolet Malibu. The Camry offers a comfortable and quiet cabin, great styling, and a price you can feel comfortable spending.  Down by just 3,273 units, the Honda Accord is slowly closing in on the Camry's numbers. Could it claim the top spot next month? Paragraphimage


Honda Odyssey: 13,261 Units With the addition of the refreshed model, Honda's Odyssey sales have been on the rise, managing 13, 261 units this month. Even though it is one of the most expensive vehicles in the segment, its range of standard safety and convenience features make it the top choice for many. The Toyota Sienna came in second with 10,608 units, with the Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country, and the Nissan Quest rounding out the top five. With the addition of the HondaVac, sales for the Honda Odyssey are sure to continue to climb. Paragraphimage

Pickup Truck

Ford F-Series: 60,449 Units It doesn’t seem like the Ford F-Series will ever be dethroned from the top spot of this segment. It continues to outpace the rest of its competition by an astounding 18,369 units, although sales were down from last month. The closest competitors were the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and Ram 1500. New models in the F-Series lineup are set to debut soon, which will further the sales numbers, possibly giving it more of a lead than it has now over its competitors. We can guarantee that the F-Series will take the top seat next month, if the first six months of this year are anything to go on. Paragraphimage

Two-Row Crossover

Honda CR-V: 27,226 In a surprise turn of events, the Honda CR-V managed to claim the top seat in the segment over the popular Ford Escape. Sales of the CR-V outpaced those of the Escape by almost 5,000 units, which is surprising when considering the Escape had a 2,000 unit lead over the CR-V last month. As one of the fastest growing segments in the industry, only time will tell if the Honda CR-V will hold on to its position or if the Ford Escape will reclaim the title. It's also important to note that sales for the Chevrolet Equinox, Toyota RAV4, and Nissan Rouge, which round out the top five, are constantly climbing. Paragraphimage

Three-Row Crossover

Honda Pilot: 12,932 Units Honda is on a mission, and has taken another seat from Ford. The crossover segment is no longer dominated by the Detroit automaker, and if Honda has a say in it, it's going to stay that way. This month, the Honda Pilot squeezed by the Ford Explorer by just 190 units, not enough of a margin to count out Ford just yet. Rounding out the top five are the Toyota Highlander, Nissan Pathfinder, and Chevrolet Traverse. The numbers this month were close between the top five, and next month, all the vehicles could be shuffled again. Paragraphimage

Luxury Sedan

BMW 3 Series: 9,890 Units BMW and Mercedes-Benz are constantly fighting with each other to be the best-selling luxury sedan, but month after month, the BMW 3 Series manages to come out ahead. All other competitors fall far behind the numbers of these two German automakers by thousands of units, and in this segment, every sale counts. Both automakers have had continually positive months, attributing to their success in the segment. Although Audi and Cadillac have built strong competitors, the German automakers have dominated this segment and refuse to give up their hold. Paragraphimage

Luxury Crossover

Lexus RX: 8,437 Units There seems to be no stopping the Lexus RX. As the original luxury crossover, it remains the top seller in the segment, not giving anything up to its competitors. This month, the RX sold just 210 units short of June's monthly sales, and even that wasn't enough for a competitor to try and take away the top spot. The Lexus RX offers anything you would want in a crossover, including comfortable seating for five, a luxurious leather interior, and enough cargo space for almost any need. Even though it may start under $40,000, it soon climbs past with options and packages. We expect to see the Lexus RX at the top of the list once again next month. Paragraphimage

Sports Car/Convertible

Chevrolet Camaro: 7,969 Units The rivalry between the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang continues to set this segment on fire. Each month, one outsells the other, and can't hold on to the top seat for more than a month or two before the other regains momentum. This month, the Chevrolet Camaro came out on top, taking away the top spot from the Ford Mustang who came in first last month. By 2,201 units, Chevrolet outsold Ford, giving Chevy bragging rights for the time being. August has just begun and the battle begins anew. Will we see a new car at the top spot next month or will Chevrolet manage to hold on to its title?

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