3. Honda Civic (345,880, up 3.1%)
Along with the CR-V, the Civic is another reason why Honda has been able to consistently grow its annual sales, and this year is no exception. The automaker’s sales are up 8% through November, second among major car companies only to Nissan (NASDAQOTH: NSANY), which scored an 18% year-over-year gain.
The Civic model, sales of which are running about 15% higher than the equally durable though higher priced Accord, has long been a stalwart go-to car for reliability and performance, but Honda spiced things up this year by offering it in both coupe and new hatchback body styles, as well as performance-oriented models like the Si and Type R. That the Civic sits among 2017’s top-selling cars is no surprise.