Top 5 2011 best selling autos

See who won the people-moving popularity contest.

Eli Blueby Eli Blue


All units sold figures are accurate as of September 5, 2011.



2011 Ford F-150 – Approx. 264,000 units sold

The F-150 has been a full size pickup mainstay for years now. 2011 introduced all-new engines in two new V6's (302HP and a turbocharged 365HP version respectively) and one V8 (5.0-liter with 360HP) Its cache of interior features have received critical acclaim with its 4.2 inch LCD display with a fuel efficiency monitor, trailer information, and a cheat sheet that offers step-by-step instructions on trailer hitching. Optional features including Ford's SYNC voice activated infotainment system and a Sony stereo.


Chevrolet Silverado – Approx. 182,000 units sold


The Silverado is blazing on the F-Series heels, offering tons of engine options and trims. The Silverado comes in two or four wheel drive with three bed types: short, standard, and long in either regular or extended cabs in three trims. Talk about customization! Fuel economy is about average (15/20). The Silverado's drawback is a below average cabin that screams more practical than high-tech.



Toyota Camry – Approx. 147,000 units sold

The "most boring car in America" continues to lead all non-pickups due to name recognition in part, falling behind the likes of the Fusion and Sonata in terms of redesign and high tech features. Its plusses include a smooth ride, above average mpg (22/33). Look towards the new 2012 Camry with a completely new redesign, a brand new 4 cylinder for 35 mpg, and 43/39 (a near 10-mpg improvement) on its next generation hybrid models running Hybrid Synergy Drive which captures kinetic energy from braking which is used to power the motor while reducing emissions.



Toyota Corolla – Approx. 136,000 units sold

The Corolla doesn't stand out in any aspect. Solid fuel economy (28/35), an IIHS Top Safety Pick award, and a quirt ride may pale in comparison to below average interior tech, limited cargo space, cramped rear room, and cheap plastics lands this machine an afterthought compared to the more value oriented Fit and Fiesta.



Nissan Altima – Approx. 131,000 units sold

The Altima is a mid-tier performer that offers below average fuel economy (23/31), low reliability scores, and has been knocked in the press for doing few things exceptionally.  Its biggest draws are a sporty look and exceptional value for the base sedan that is just under $20,000.