Best-Selling Cars for February

2011 Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion is nipping at the heels of Toyota’s Camry and Honda’s Accord. (photo by

February may be the shortest month of the year, but despite deficit of days, plenty of new cars found their way into driveways and garages across the United States. Car blog Kicking Tires recently published the top 10 best selling vehicles for February, and there is plenty to cheer in the data.

Automakers like General Motors and Toyota posted double digit sales gains, while some like Nissan experienced a record February showing. But there’s a real story about the Ford Fusion in the unit numbers as well.

The Ford Fusion made a huge showing in sales month-over-month, selling almost 8,800 more units in February than it did in January. It still trails market leaders Toyota with their best selling Camry and Honda and their Accord, but the Fusion is nipping at their heels. The Fusion now stands less than 500 units away from passing the Accord in total year to date sales, and it managed to pass Nissan’s Altima, despite that automaker’s record month.  The Ford Fusion hybrid recently made our list of the 15 top fuel economy cars as well as our list of the best new cars for teenagers.

Here’s the entire top 10 list of the best selling cars in February:

  1. Ford F-Series: 37,549
  2. Chevy Silverado: 31,728
  3. Toyota Camry: 27,212
  4. Toyota Corolla: 25,860
  5. Ford Fusion: 23,111
  6. Honda Accord: 22,916
  7. Nissan Altima: 20,808
  8. Honda Civic: 19,121
  9. Honda CR-V: 19,096
  10. Chevy Malibu: 19,092

Did you buy a new car in February? If so, we’d love to know what you bought, and why you bought it.

About Cecil Helton

Cecil Helton Cecil Helton is a U.S.-based writer and editor with passions for cars, motorcycles, boats, technology and social media. Much of his professional life since 1996 has been web-centric, and he’s written and developed content on a variety of subjects. His work in the houseboat industry received wide acclaim, such as winning the 1999 Cisco Systems Growing with Technology award and being named one of five finalists in the manufacturing sector of the 2000 Computerworld-Smithsonian Awards. As an Air Force brat, he spent much of his childhood in a two-year cycle of moving to a new place, making new friends, establishing a life, and then moving again. Destinations included: Kentucky, Illinois, Texas, the Greek isle of Crete, California and Ohio. Today you’ll find Cecil coping with his 15 year old son’s decision to pursue a motorcycle license at the same time he gets his driver’s license, being active across the web on multiple social media sites, and of course, writing articles and creating content on automotive and car insurance related topics right here at

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