Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry
2011 sales: 308,510

The best-selling mid-size car for the past decade -- and the No. 1 selling car of any size in 2011 -- the Camry faces unprecedented competition this year with less than its strongest hand. The redesigned 2012 model, despite being improved across the board, has been the subject of faint praise for its typically unadventurous styling. But Toyota division boss Bob Carter has made a Joe Namath-style pledge to remain on top for an eleventh straight year. Expect him to flex all of Toyota's considerable financial muscles to do it.

By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large @FortuneMagazine - Last updated January 25 2012: 6:21 AM ET
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