The media makes a big hoopla over the death of the sedan, but the fact of the matter is these cars still sell in pretty large numbers. No, they’re not breadwinners like they were five or 10 years ago, but sedans remain staples in automakers’ portfolio. Ask Honda or Toyota if they plan on killing the Accord or Camry anytime soon.
The Motley Fool compiled a list of 2017’s best-selling cars, and believe it or not, Chevrolet takes two spots on the list. The Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet Cruze make the list with Cruze sales actually up from this time last year.
The Malibu sits in 10th place overall, despite being down 16.5 percent year-over-year. Still, Chevy managed to move over 155,000 Malibus in 2017 so far. The Chevrolet Cruze takes 8th place on the list, and as mentioned, it bucks the sales decrease trend. Year-over-year, the Cruze is up 3.4 percent. Just over 160,000 Cruzes found homes this year.
Also up are two other compact cars: the Nissan Sentra and Honda Civic. In fact, the Civic is the best-selling four-door sedan this year with a 1.5 percent increase over this time in 2016. You can also check out our full breakdown of October General Motors sales for additional insight.