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Strong Auto Sales Reported in June: Here Are the 10 Cars That Sold the Most

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Guess which one was the bestseller.

Following June's impressive boost in auto sales, we thought it timely and appropriate to bring you a “top whatever” list ranking last month’s bestselling cars.

“Sales for major automakers improved more than 20 percent,” according to Cars.com, “Toyota gained 60.3%; Honda picked up 48.8%, and Nissan added 28.2% … Ford sales improved 7.0% last month, while GM and Chrysler both piled on double-digit gains of 15.5% and 20.3%, respectively.”

June’s big winners include Chrysler, which reported its best June since before the recession (2007), family cars, and luxury vehicles. In fact, luxury vehicles have been doing so well that they might actually be “pulling the tide of overall car prices higher.”

“A number of premium brands gained steam: Cadillac gained 11.6%, Buick and Audi rose more than 25%, Infiniti soared 66.2% and Acura jumped 76.5%. Lexus sales doubled,” the report adds.

Well, that seems a little odd. Keep in mind June's increases are only improvements when compared to 2011’s sales. What makes June 2012 so much different from June 2011 that people are willing to spend more on cars?

“[D]espite four consecutive months of falling consumer confidence amid renewed fears of economic headwinds,” the report adds, “Shoppers are spending more.”

This could mean one of two things: a) consumer confidence is slowly but surely creeping back or b) people have finally lost it and they're spending their life savings on luxury vehicles they've always wanted.

Here are June's top 10 best-selling cars [via Cars.com]:

10. Ram 1500/HD

Monthly Sales For June 2012: 23,951

Monthly Change vs. 2011: 12.1 Percent

Year-to-Date for 2012: 138,581

Year-to-Date Change vs. 2011: 23.8 Percent

9. Ford Fusion

Monthly Sales For June 2012: 24,433

Monthly Change vs. 2011: 17.4 Percent

Year-to-Date for 2012: 136,849

Year-to-Date Change vs. 2011: 3.9 Percent

8. Toyota Corolla/Matrix

Monthly Sales For June 2012: 26,647

Monthly Change vs. 2011: 41.2 Percent

Year-to-Date for 2012: 151,726

Year-to-Date Change vs. 2011: 11.0 Percent

7. Honda Civic

Monthly Sales For June 2012: 27,500

Monthly Change vs. 2011: 57.3 Percent

Year-to-Date for 2012: 162,582

Year-to-Date Change vs. 2011: 27.4 Percent

6. Ford Escape

Monthly Sales For June 2012: 28,500

Monthly Change vs. 2011: 28.0 Percent

Year-to-Date for 2012: 127,167

Year-to-Date Change vs. 2011: 3.7 Percent

5. Honda Accord

Monthly Sales For June 2012: 28,924

Monthly Change vs. 2011: 84.1 Percent

Year-to-Date for 2012: 155,178

Year-to-Date Change vs. 2011: 22.1 Percent

4. Chevrolet Malibu

Monthly Sales For June 2012: 31,402

Monthly Change vs. 2011: 32.3 Percent

Year-to-Date for 2012: 141,437

Year-to-Date Change vs. 2011: 15.2 Percent

3. Toyota Camry

Monthly Sales For June 2012: 32,107

Monthly Change vs. 2011: 50.2 Percent

Year-to-Date for 2012: 213,903

Year-to-Date Change vs. 2011: 45.0 Percent

2. Chevy Silverado

Monthly Sales For June 2012: 33,566

Monthly Change vs. 2011: 3.0 Percent

Year-to-Date for 2012: 194,508

Year-to-Date Change vs. 2011: 6.4 Percent

1. Ford F-Series

Monthly Sales For June 2012: 55,025

Monthly Change vs. 2011: 10.9 Percent

Year-to-Date for 2012: 301,141

Year-to-Date Change vs. 2011: 14.0 Percent

Image courtesy Cars.com

All photos courtesy Edmunds.

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