Nissan Altima Tops the Camry in March and the Fusion Isn't Far Behind


The Toyota Camry has been the best-selling car in the US for over a decade, but is it’s top-selling crown up for grabs? Last month the Nissan Altima narrowly beat the Camry.

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The Toyota Camry has been the best-selling car in the US for over a decade, but is it’s top-selling crown up for grabs? The Camry is still currently the best selling car in the US for the first three months of this year, but last month’s sales may preview a change by the end of the year.

Last month the all-new Nissan Altima narrowly beat the Camry by an extremely close 100 units, 37,763 to 3,7663 units. The battle for the best-selling sedan has become extremely heated this year with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion all vying for the top spot. The Camry, Accord, Altima and Fusion all topped 30,000 sales last month.

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We now have a vehicle that can compete head-to-head with Camry and Accord,” says Victor Benitez, general manager of Gus Machado Ford, which has two dealerships in the Miami area. “It’s a good-looking car.”

Last month the Altima narrowly beat the Camry, with the Accord taking the third spot with 36,504 units sold and the Fusion coming in fourth. The four sedans’ sales last month were at least 60 percent more than any other midsize sedan.

It remains to be seen how the year will turn out since in the first three months of this year the Camry’s sales are actually down four percent, but the Accord and Fusion are up 45 percent and 26 percent, respectively.

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