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Truck models still make up the best-selling vehicles

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Truck models continue to be the best selling vehicles in America, despite high gas prices.

More people purchased the Ford F-series line of pickups in August than any other vehicle, according to Autodata Corp. It also is the best-selling auto this year.

The Chevrolet Silverado, also a truck, was next, for both the month and the year.

The trucks were followed by the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima and Chevrolet Cruze sedans.

The Chevrolet division of General Motors Co. has two of the five top-selling vehicles this year, and with the Malibu sedan, three of the top 10.  With the F-series, the Escape SUV and the Fusion sedan, Ford also has three of the top 10.

Here's Autodata's list of the top 20 vehicles, by sales, in August.

   Aug. 2011Aug. 2010% Chng. 11 YTD 10 YTD % Chng.
   
1   Ford F - Series PU 48,795 47,652 2.4%   361,978 338,446 7.0%
2   Chevrolet Silverado PU 36,832 34,084 8.1%   252,738 235,530 7.3%
3   Toyota Camry / Solara 30,185 30,764 -1.9%   204,670 220,061 -7.0%
4   Nissan Altima 23,016 18,491 24.5%   176,198 148,881 18.3%
5   Chevrolet Cruze 21,807 0 NA   169,427 0 NA
6   Dodge Ram PU 21,243 18,995 11.8%   153,452 124,002 23.7%
7   Hyundai Sonata 20,682 21,399 -3.4%   156,580 128,484 21.9%
8   Ford Escape 20,607 14,838 38.9%   167,625 128,507 30.4%
9   Honda Accord 18,439 22,506 -18.1%   162,375 193,207 -16.0%
10   Ford Fusion 17,925 17,082 4.9%   168,929 145,663 16.0%
11   Chevrolet Malibu 17,840 18,182 -1.9%   160,152 146,957 9.0%
12   Chevrolet Equinox 16,606 10,538 57.6%   129,538 87,397 48.2%
13   Honda CR-V 16,572 19,451 -14.8%   141,431 126,379 11.9%
14   Toyota Corolla / Matrix 16,420 20,280 -19.0%   170,744 188,126 -9.2%
15   Hyundai Elantra 15,054 15,181 -0.8%   133,536 90,960 46.8%
16   Volkswagen Jetta 14,500 10,667 35.9%   121,964 76,338 59.8%
17   Ford Focus 14,093 15,466 -8.9%   127,006 120,666 5.3%
18   Kia Sorento 13,573 9,040 50.1%   88,613 68,835 28.7%
19   Chevrolet Impala 13,329 17,343 -23.1%   124,300 121,399 2.4%
20   GMC Sierra PU 13,244 11,640 13.8%   93,438 79,158 18.0%

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Photo: Ford F-150 undergoes engine tests. Credit: Ford Motor Co.

 
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