Toyota Corolla Remains atop Cash for Clunkers Top Sellers List

Toyota Corolla Remains atop Cash for Clunkers Top Sellers List

The Toyota Corolla has officially taken over the main spot as the choice of American consumers for trading in their government-approved clunker for a federally subsidized new car.

Where the Ford Focus once took the lead, the Toyota Corolla now shot up into first place.

According to the Department of Transportation statistics, Toyota Motor Co has now taken over three of the five slots on the Cash 4 Clunkers hit list: Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Toyota Prius, and Toyota Camry.

The release states that โ€œFour of the top ten selling vehicles are manufactured by the Big Three. Of non-Big Three purchases, preliminary analysis suggests that well over half of these new vehicles were manufactured in the United States.โ€

Here is the Complete Top 10 List:

  1. Toyota Corolla
  2. Honda Civic
  3. Ford Focus
  4. Toyota Camry
  5. Hyundai Elantra
  6. Toyota Prius
  7. Nissan Versa
  8. Ford Escape FWD
  9. Honda Fit
  10. Honda CR-V AWD

And here are the stats that convinced Nancy Pelosi that the Cash 4 Clunkers program was good enough for the Valley:

Average Fuel Economy:

Type of Vehicle Average Mileage
New Vehicle 25.3 MPG
Trade-In Vehicle 15.8 MPG
Overall increase: 9.6 MPG, or a 61% improvement

Cars purchased under the program are, on average, 21% above the average fuel economy of all new cars currently available, and 63% above the average fuel economy of cars that were traded in.

This means the program is raising the average fuel economy of the fleet, while getting the dirtiest and most polluting vehicles off the road.

In fact, Cash 4 Clunkers program received $2 billion in federal funding across the United States as follows:

ALABAMA: $7,087,000
ALASKA: $1,166,000
ARIZONA: $6,527,500
ARKANSAS: $4,455,000
CALIFORNIA: $39,926,500
COLORADO: $7,758,000
CONNECTICUT: $8,916,000
DELAWARE: $1,562,000
FLORIDA: $26,947,000
GEORGIA: $12,469,500
HAWAII: $963,500
IDAHO: $3,395,000
ILLINOIS: $33,740,000
INDIANA: $18,729,500
IOWA: $12,184,500
KANSAS: $9,729,000
KENTUCKY: $9,178,000
LOUISIANA: $5,400,000
MAINE: $5,450,000
MARYLAND: $11,757,000
MASSACHUSETTS: $13,844,500
MICHIGAN: $44,399,500
MINNESOTA: $30,182,500
MISSISSIPPI: $2,431,500
MISSOURI: $16,101,500
MONTANA: $1,732,500
NEBRASKA: $7,392,000
NEVADA: $2,009,000
NEW HAMPSHIRE: $5,474,500
NEW JERSEY: $13,744,500
NEW MEXICO: $2,366,000
NEW YORK: $32,440,000
NORTH CAROLINA: $18,472,000
NORTH DAKOTA: $3,302,000
OHIO: $37,653,000
OKLAHOMA: $7,532,000
OREGON: $10,229,500
PENNSYLVANIA: $32,994,000
RHODE ISLAND: $2,392,000
SOUTH CAROLINA: $7,164,000
SOUTH DAKOTA: $4,033,500
TENNESSEE: $11,117,000
TEXAS: $35,010,000
UTAH: $5,095,000
VERMONT: $2,376,000
VIRGINIA: $18,376,500
WASHINGTON: $12,351,000
WEST VIRGINIA: $2,769,500
WISCONSIN: $24,042,000
WYOMING: $530,000

Sell Us your Junk Car!