The Toyota Camry is the best-selling car in America. It has been for years, decades even, so this statement probably comes as no surprise. But can you conceptualize just how many Camry’s must be sold every year/month/day in order to reach this milestone of best-selling car?
Well, May sales of the Toyota Camry certainly paint a pretty good picture of how the Camry remains the best-selling car. In the month of May, a Toyota Camry was sold every minute. That’s right – every 60 seconds someone drove their very own Camry off the lot in May. At the end of the month, the Camry boasted 49,584 units sold, bringing sales up 26%.
Those figures alone are pretty impressive, but let’s take it a step further. For the Camry’s entire history, monthly sales have reached 50,000 units only four times. Simply put, May was a pretty big month for the tried and true Camry.
But really, we expect nothing less. Few cars even come close to the reliability and safety provided by the Camry. It was given a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA, placed on US News and World Report’s “Best Midsize Car for the Money” list, and appeared on Edmunds’ “Most Popular” list.
Speaking to reliability, of all 10.3 million Camrys sold in the last 31 years, over 6.7 million are still being driven today. The Camry not only provides top of the line features, the best in safety, and competitive gas mileage, but it also sets the standard for reliability and longevity.
A Camry is more than a car; it’s a lifestyle choice, a member of the family. As Bob Carter, vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. puts it, “It’s America’s best-selling car, but more important is the one Camry in the customer’s driveway…the one Camry you trust to be reliable and help keep your family safe.” We like to think the people who drive Camrys are the best kind of people. But hey, we are allowed to be a little biased, right?