Now that 2010 is well and truly over, we can look back at the year and see who came out on top in the sales race. While the clear leader was the Ford F-Series, which came away with 528,349 in total sales for 2010, it was interesting to see that the Chevrolet Camaro, which for 2010 was only available as a hard-top, managed to beat out the Ford Mustang Coupe and Convertible.

In 2010 Chevrolet managed to rack up 81,371 sales of the Camaro, while Ford could only muster 73,716 Mustangs. Nevertheless, both camps have something to celebrate as sales of both models were up, with Camaro sales increasing by a whopping 31.9 percent over 2010’s levels and the Mustang’s figure increasing 10.6 percent.

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

The Mustang has traditionally been the best selling sports car in the country, with 2010 being the first time the Camaro beat out its Blue Oval rival since 1985.

Now, we wonder how the Camaro will fare in 2011 with sales of the convertible model on board. And so we go into the second decade of the 21st Century, again looking forward to a year of one-ups and incentives to help drive the muscle car brawl forward.

[Chevrolet, Ford]

Below is a list of the top ten sellers in the U.S. for 2010
1) Ford F-Series (528,349 +27.7%)
2) Chevrolet Silverado (370,135 +16.9%)
3) Toyota Camry (327,804 -7.5%)
4) Honda Accord (311,381 +8.1%)
5) Toyota Corolla (266,082 -9.8%)
6) Honda Civic (260,218 +0.8%)
7) Nissan Altima (229,263 +12.6%)
8) Ford Fusion (219,219 +21.3%)
9) Honda CR-V (203,714 +7.2%)
10) Dodge Ram (199,652 +13%)