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Ford pickups reign again as country's best-selling vehicles in 2011

Pick-up trucks continue to rule the automotive industry with the Ford F-Series and Chevy Silverado again claiming the top and runner-up places among the top-10 best-selling vehicles of 2011.

The Ford F-Series (F-150 and F-250) now in their 12th generation and perennially the country's best-sellers, combined as the only vehicles in the United States with more than 500,000 units sold in 2011. The F-150 F-250 combined had a 10.7 percent sales increase in 2011 from 2010. The Chevy Silverado had a 12.2 percent increase in the past year.

The Toyota Camry remained the best-selling car in the country in 2011, the rest of the top four sellers from 2010 — Honda Accord, Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, respectively — tumbled down the list with the Civic falling off the top 10 completely, though it was the 12th best-selling car of 2011 and the Honda CR-V was the 13th.

2011 Ford F-150 pickup

Nissan was th second best-selling car in 2011, with the Ford Escape and Ford Fusion following the Altima on the list, and the Chevy Cruze debuting on the list at No. 10.

Here's the list of the top-10 best-selling vehicles in the United States in 2011:

Ford F-Series, 584,917 10.7 percent increase.
Chevy Silverado, 415,130, 12.2 percent increase.
Toyota Camry, 308,510, 5.9 percent decrease.
Nissan Altima, 268,981 17.3 percent increase.
Ford Escape, 254,293, 33.1 percent increase.
Ford Fusion, 248,067, 13.2 percent increase.
Ram Pickups, 244,763, 22.6 percent increase.
Toyota Corolla/Matrix, 9.7 percent decrease.
Honda Accord, 235,625, 16.6 percent decrease.
Chevy Cruze, 231,732, 846.0 percent increase.


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