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Chevrolet Cruze Takes First Place in August 2012 Compact Car Sales

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The sales ranking for the compact car segment revealed one big surprise last month: the Chevrolet Cruze enjoyed a massive sales jump and took first place in the class. That means that in August 2012, the Cruze beat out segment mainstays like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. August marked the best-ever sales month for the ...

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, 2012 Hyundai Azera, and 2012 Toyota Prius C Named IIHS Top Safety Picks

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The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, 2012 Hyundai Azera, and 2012 Toyota Prius C have just earned the Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To become a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must receive the IIHS’ top rating in front, side, rollover, and rear impact crash evaluations. The 2013 Chevy Malibu Eco’s ...

Nov. Compact Crossover Sales: Honda CR-V On Top, RAV4 Slips Below Rogue

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The Honda CR-V took the lead in the November sales battle in the compact crossover segment with 22,333 units sold, beating the second-place Ford Escape by a margin of more than 1300. The CR-V edged out the Escape by less than 1000 units during the month of October. Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Equinox, with 16,821 units ...

January Compact Sales: Toyota Corolla Passes Civic for Top Spot, Focus is Third

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After winning the crown for best-selling compact car during 2012, the Honda Civic finished second during January, with 21,881 units sold. The Toyota Corolla had a better start to 2013, with 23,822 copies going home to customers, good enough for a first-place finish in its segment. The Ford Focus didn’t crest the 20,000 mark, but still ...

July Midsize Sales: Honda Accord Recaptures Second Place, Toyota Camry Again Tops the Chart

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Here’s a non-story: Toyota sold more midsize sedans than any other automaker in July. The race for second and third place is where the midsize sales race gets much more interesting. With the Toyota Camry solidly in first, the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima fought to regain their second and third place spots on the ...

On a Hot Streak: Honda Civic Earns Top Spot in June 2012 Compact Sales

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June 2012 compact sales saw the same players on the podium. The Honda Civic again took the gold, with the Toyota Corolla earning the silver, and Ford Focus retaining its bronze medal. Honda sold 27,500 Civics in June, a 57.3-percent increase versus June of last year. The second-place finisher was again the Toyota Corolla, this time ...

Accord Returns to Glory, Sonata and Passat Flatline in May Midsize Sales

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File this one under good problems to have: a glance at the May 2012 midsize sales sheets suggests that manufacturers can’t make enough cars to adequately satisfy demand. As a result, our ten mid-size challengers have shifted in standing yet again. Let’s get the usual story lines out of the way: the Toyota Camry sold 39,571 units ...

Your Say: Top 10 New Cars to Put in a Time Capsule for 25 Years

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With concerns of depleting nonrenewable energy sources and constantly evolving automotive technology, we have no idea what the automotive landscape will look like in 2038. Highways full of autonomous and fully electric cars are a possibility, though anything is possible. Earlier this month, we asked our readers what new car they would put in a time ...

October Midsize Sales: Honda Accord Sales Boost Not Enough to Overtake Toyota Camry at the Top

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October midsize sales repeated the September sales finishing order, with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Nissan Altima in first, second, and third place, respectively. The Ford Fusion remains in sixth place after slipping from the fourth place spot it held in August. Although the Camry maintained first place, sales slipped about 4300 units from September, ...

Thread of the Day: Should All Compact Cars Have Sport Variants?

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There was a time when most compact cars had sport-oriented variants. Go back ten years when gas was under $2.00 a gallon and the choices were plentiful: the Dodge Neon SRT4, Ford Focus SVT, Honda Civic Si, and Nissan Sentra SE-R, among others. Today, a few automakers have ditched the performance variants of their compact ...