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2012 Compact Sales: Honda Civic Leads, Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus on Podium

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The Honda Civic overtook the Toyota Corolla to become the best-selling compact in 2012, while the Ford Focus came in third place – up from its 2011 sixth-place finish. While the Chevrolet Cruze was the best-selling in the segment for several months early in 2012, the compact sedan finished fourth overall. Honda sold 317,909 Civics in ...

October Compact Sales: Toyota Corolla Back on Top, Chevrolet Cruze Slips to Third

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The Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic moved ahead of the Chevrolet Cruze in October 2012 compact segment sales; the Cruze placed first in September. The Ford Focus retained its fourth-place spot in October while the Nissan Sentra slipped one spot to ninth place behind the Kia Forte. Once a full supply of 2013 Nissan Sentras ...

July Compact Crossover Sales: Honda CR-V Battles Ford Escape for Top Spot

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Though Ford was the only major automaker to not post CUV gains in July, the Escape came out on top of our compact crossover sales chart once again, winning a tight race with the Honda CR-V. The third-place Chevy Equinox was only about 650 units below the CR-V. Maintaining its momentum from June 2012, the Ford ...

July Compact Sales: Honda Civic Continues to Dominate While Hyundai Elantra Gains Ground

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In our monthly compact segment sales report, the Hyundai Elantra made the biggest change, moving from fifth place in June to third in July. The Elantra was no doubt helped by the new Elantra Coupe and Elantra GT hatchback variants. The Honda Civic continues to top the list while the Toyota Corolla maintained its second-place ...

Midsize Sales Roundup: Honda Accord Up, Nissan Altima Down in April

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The midsize sedan segment’s sales order has remained the same over the past few months: the top spot goes to the Toyota Camry while the Nissan Altima earns second place, but only one of those cars had a repeat performance in April. The top spot didn’t change, as the Toyota Camry sold 36,820 units, enough to ...

Midsize Sedan Sales: Chevy Malibu Nearly Topples Toyota Camry in June

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Four of the top ten midsize sedan models will be revamped (or are in the process of being revamped) this year, so there’s a race going on with a few manufacturers to sell through existing inventory. It’s a midsize sedan race with an interesting finishing order, too. Winner: Chevrolet Malibu The Chevrolet Malibu was in seventh place ...

Thread of the Day: What Cars Do You Think Will Be Discontinued Soon?

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Automotive nameplates are discontinued all the time. Just consider the recently departed Dodge Nitro, Ford Ranger, Honda Element, Kia Borrego, Mazda RX-8, and Ram Dakota. Other models on the way out include the Cadillac Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Hyundai Veracruz, and Mazda CX-7. Motor Trend forum member -Dequindre- thinks the Toyota FJ Cruiser may be next ...

Your Say: Top 10 New Car Headlight Designs

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We’ve seen plenty of aftermarket headlight replacements, but nothing can top a solid, OEM headlight design. Headlight technology has progressed rapidly, with HID and LED options vastly increasing possibilities for designers, and since headlights are such an important part of a car’s styling, we’re highlighting some well-executed examples in this post. In a recent Thread of ...

2012 Honda Civic Leads Compact Sales in May, Toyota Corolla a Close Second

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The compact sales race saw more jockeying for the lead in the month of May. This time it was the 2012 Honda Civic that beat out the Toyota Corolla for the sales crown, with the Ford Focus coming in a distant third place to the Japanese heavyweights. The Honda Civic earned its first place slot with ...

Top 10 Least Powerful Cars on Sale in the U.S.

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We love horsepower as much as the next enthusiast, but everyone and their mother has written a list of the top 10 most powerful cars on the road. With automakers constantly trying to one-up one another in an effort to be the most powerful, the lists can become outdated soon after they’re published. What we ...