The 2014 Honda Accord has claimed the top spot on the country's Q1 retail-sales leaderboard—car division—with 78,355 deliveries to individual customers during the first three months of the year.
Said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division for American Honda Inc.: "We're thrilled to be leading the pack in the first lap around the track in 2014. In a business environment marked by intense competition and heavy incentives, we want to thank our Honda customers for the trust they continue to place in our products."
And just to be clear, those thanks don’t just go to new owners of the 2014 Honda Accord. Individual customers also have pushed the Honda Civic, Honda CR-V and Honda Odyssey to the top of their own individual classes during the first quarter of 2014, helping the company claim retail-sales leadership in four of the most important segments in the industry: midsize sedans, compact sedans, compact crossovers and minivans. In fact, when you take full-size pickups out of the equation, Honda nearly swept the podium in the Q1 retail-sales race, with the Accord, Civic and CR-V finishing 1-3-4.
Remember, too, that the company's fantastic four actually is looking for a repeat performance, since the 2014 Honda Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey also finished 2013 as their segments' retail-sales leaders, and the Accord rang up more retail sales last year than any other car in the United States.
For a more up-to-date picture of overall sales in this country, the top 10 best sellers through April 2014, including both retail and commercial numbers, were:
- Ford F-Series—236,745 sales
- Chevy Silverado—150,512 sales
- Dodge Ram—133,580 sales
- Toyota Camry—132,292 sales
- Nissan Altima—114,289 sales
- Honda Accord—109,089 sales
- Toyota Corolla (plus Matrix)—106,798 sales
- Ford Fusion—104,013 sales
- Honda Civic—98,707 sales
- Honda CR-V—96,133 sales