2012 was a good year for the auto industry and, in particular, some models and types did better than other, as cited by J.D. Power and Associates.
Find out who came out on top.
The and LD and HD versions were the best-selling models in the U.S. auto market in 2012. Together, more than 1 million of these two truck models were sold last year. In addition, another truck, Chrysler Group’s pickup (LD and HD) ranked seventh among all models sold, with deliveries of more than 293,300 units.
On the car side, the , which was redesigned for the 2012 model year, remained the top-volume car and best-selling midsize sedan in the U.S. market. It also was the third-best-selling model overall in 2012, with sales of more than 404,000 units. Two additional redesigned-for-2013 midsize sedans—the (No. 4) and (No. 6)—were among the 10 best-selling models in 2012.
Four compact models also were stars among this year’s top 10 sellers. Two were small cars—the (No. 5), followed by the (No. 8)—and two were compact crossovers—the (No. 9), followed by the (No. 10).