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These are your top 10 best-selling vehicles of 2012

12:42AM - 04.01.'13

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The best-selling vehicle in all the land last year was, of course, the Ford F-Series pickup. If our math is correct, that makes its string of sales crowns 31-years long. While last year's performance of 645,316 units sold is far from the 900,000+ sold in 2001, 2004 and 2005, it was still enough to best the F-150's main competitor and second-best-selling vehicle of 2012, the Chevrolet Silverado, plus that truck's twin, the GMC Sierra, combined.

This year's list of the top 10 best-selling vehicles in the US doesn't hold a lot of surprises, but there are a few items to note. Look closely and you'll see that the Toyota Camry, long America's best-selling car, nearly overtook the Silverado for the list's second spot. Last year was probably the Camry's best shot, as an all-new Silverado and Sierra will go on sale soon and likely put first runner-up honors out of reach.

There were two vehicles bumped from the list year: the Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Cruze. The Cruze made its first and only appearance on the list in 2011, but strong competition from redesigned competitors like the Honda Civic, which reappears on the list for 2012, kept its sales flat. The Fusion's absence is also likely due to its fiercely competitive segment. Redesigned for 2012 and with more production capacity than ever before, however, could see it on next year's list.

10. Ford Escape
Units Sold: 261,008
Last Year: 5

9. Honda CR-V
Units Sold: 281,652
Last Year: –

8. Toyota Corolla
Units Sold: 290,947
Last Year: 8

7. Ram P/U
Units Sold: 293,363
Last Year: 7

6. Nissan Altima
Units Sold: 302,934
Last Year: 4

5. Honda Civic
Units Sold: 317,909
Last Year: –

4. Honda Accord
Units Sold: 331,872
Last Year: 9

3. Toyota Camry
Units Sold: 404,886
Last Year: 3

2. Chevrolet Silverado
Units Sold: 418,312
Last Year: 2

1. Ford F-Series
Units Sold: 645,316
Last Year: 1

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