The Honda Accord was the best-selling car with individual car buyers in the US in 2013, according to new-vehicle registration data compiled by Polk. Accord retail sales in 2013 rose 12.2% to 360,089 units, displacing the Toyota Camry, with retail sales of 342,007 units, from the lead spot.
Total sales for the Accord in 2013 were 366,678 units; total sales for the Camry were 408,484 units.
Three other Honda models—the Civic, CR-V, and Odyssey—were retail sales leaders in their respective segments in 2013. Cumulatively, the Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey posted retail sales of more than 1.11 million units in 2013, each earning the business of more than 300,000 individual US car buyers. Excluding full-size pickups, only one other model across the industry posted retail sales of more than 300,000 units in 2013.
Additional results from the Polk /IHS Automotive data included:
Honda’s 2013 retail sales rose 8.4% from year-ago totals to 1,332,576 Honda cars and light trucks.
Individual sales to retail car buyers made up 98.1% of all American Honda sales in 2013, compared to an average of 81.7% for all other non-luxury vehicles.
In addition to being retail sales leaders, both the Civic and CR-V ranked as the overall best-selling models in their respective segments for the third consecutive year, and both saw retail sales and registrations jump 8.2% in 2013.
The Odyssey captured 32.2% of the US retail registrations for minivans in 2013, selling nearly 25,000 more vehicles than the nearest competitor in the segment.