Top 250 Best-Selling Vehicles In America – January 2012 – Every Vehicle Ranked


The 99th-Best-Selling Vehicle In America
In January 2012 Was The Toyota Venza

The process began yesterday and continues with this list of every vehicle sold in America in January 2012. Year-over-year, the U.S. new vehicle market improved by a little more than 11% in January, a little less than 12% if you remove commercial vans from the equation. No vehicle found more buyers than the Ford F-Series, sales of which increased 8% compared with January 2011. No vehicle found fewer buyers than the long since dead Suzuki XL7, one of which was sold in January.

In between the F-Series and XL7 were 247 nameplates which, collectively, acquired 858,394 new owners in the first month of 2012. More than 28,000 of those sales belonged to the Toyota Camry, America’s most popular car. The top SUV or crossover was the Honda CR-V, sales of which shot up 16%. The Dodge Grand Caravan began the year as the best-selling minivan, 1105 sales ahead of the Honda Odyssey. 

Monthly and yearly sales data for every automobile competing in the United States can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page. This list is 250-models long; you can skip past the already-revealed Top 30 by clicking here. When you find your way to the bottom you’ll find links to important January 2012 best seller lists, lists which are always updates as soon as participating manufacturers have made monthly data available.

Rank
Vehicle
January 
2012
January 
2011
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
38,493 35,806 + 7.5%
#2
Toyota Camry
28,295 18,145 + 55.9%
#3
Chevrolet Silverado
26,850 28,172 – 4.7%
#4
Nissan Altima
22,357 16,454 + 35.9%
#5
Honda Civic
21,883 14,634 + 49.5%
#6
Honda CR-V
18,960 16,339 + 16.0%
#7
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
17,988 20,581 – 12.6%
#8
Dodge Ram
17,909 12,197 + 46.8%
#9
Ford Escape
17,259 13,973 + 23.5%
#10
Chevrolet Impala
16,009 15,188 + 5.4%
#11
Chevrolet Cruze
15,049 13,631 + 10.4%
#12
Chevrolet Malibu
14,676 14,102 + 4.1%
#13
Hyundai Sonata
14,489 13,261 + 9.3%
#14
Ford Focus
14,400 9014 + 59.8%
#15
Chevrolet Equinox
13,662 12,847 + 6.3%
#16
Honda Accord
13,659 13,456 + 1.5%
#17
Ford Fusion
13,614 14,346 – 5.1%
#18
Toyota Prius/Prius V
11,555 10,635 + 8.7%

* Prius Liftback
8500 10,635 – 20.1%

* Prius V
3055 —– —–
#19
Volkswagen Jetta
10,962 11,460 – 4.3%
#20
Hyundai Elantra
10,900 9659 + 12.8%
#21
Jeep Grand Cherokee
10,683 7612 + 40.3%
#22
Ford Explorer
9966 7351 + 35.6%
#23
Nissan Rogue
9904 9423 + 5.1%
#24
Toyota RAV4
9819 11,196 – 12.3%
#25
GMC Sierra
9517 10,627 – 10.4%
#26
Nissan Versa
9418 8682 + 8.5%
#27
Mazda 3
9200 5015 + 83.4%
#28
Toyota Tacoma
8898 7140 + 24.6%
#29
Kia Optima
8814 3819 + 131%
#30
Ford Edge
8315 8918 – 6.8%

Source: Manufacturers
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
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Rank
Vehicle
January 2012
January 2011
% Change
#31
Dodge Grand Caravan
8094 7813 + 3.6%
#32
Kia Soul
8091 5345 + 51.4%
#33
Jeep Wrangler
7896 6444 + 22.5%
#34
Subaru Outback
7412 6980 + 6.2%
#35
Kia Sorento
7322 8116 – 9.8%
#36
Nissan Sentra
7066 9538 – 25.9%
#37
Chrysler 200
7007 788 + 789%
#38
Subaru Impreza
6931 3346 + 107%
#39
Honda Odyssey
6989 7022 – 1.8%
#40
Toyota Highlander
6856 7507 – 8.7%
#41
Jeep Liberty
6825 4052 + 68.4%
#42
BMW 3-Series
6698 5763 + 16.2%
#43
Chevrolet Traverse
6640 8605 – 22.8%
#44
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
6525 4172 + 56.4%
#45
Honda Pilot
6365 6703 – 5.0%
#46
Volkswagen Passat
6318 108 + 5750%
#47
Toyota Sienna
6305 6343 – 0.6%
#48
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
5728 2739 + 109%
#49
Chevrolet Camaro
5709 4763 + 19.9%
#50
Dodge Avenger
5697 2317 + 146%
#51
GMC Terrain
5649 6369 – 11.3%
#52
Chrysler Town & Country
5637 6552 – 14.0%
#53
Dodge Charger
5537 2062 + 169%
#54
Toyota Tundra
5512 6087 – 9.4%
#55
Subaru Forester
5117 5806 – 11.9%
#56
Ford Ranger
5043 2848 + 77.1%
#57
Lexus RX
5038 5881 – 14.3%
#58
Chrysler 300
4960 1329 + 273%
#59
Mazda 6
4929 2258 + 118%
#60
GMC Acadia
4870 5723 – 14.9%
#61
Hyundai Santa Fe
4818 4415 + 9.1%
#62
Kia Forte
4417 5330 – 17.1%
#63
Hyundai Accent
4341 4244 + 2.3%
#64
Dodge Journey
4226 3973 + 6.4%
#65
Cadillac SRX
4166 4236 – 1.7%
#66
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
4097 4763 – 14.0%
#67
Buick LaCrosse
4013 3771 + 6.4%
#68
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
4002 2484 + 61.1%
#69
Nissan Maxima
4001 3149 + 27.1%
#70
Chevrolet Tahoe
3995 5281 – 24.4%
#71
Jeep Patriot
3966 3452 + 14.9%
#72
Nissan Murano
3895 3578 + 8.9%
#73
Honda Fit
3839 4314 – 11.0%
#74
Infiniti G
3816 4324 – 11.7%
#75
Nissan Frontier
3782 2796 + 35.3%
#76
Ford Mustang
3736 3165 + 18.0%
#77
Ford Fiesta
3502 4270 – 18.0%
#78
Ford Taurus
3447 2896 + 19.0%
#79
Toyota Avalon
3219 1795 + 79.3%
#80
BMW 5-Series
3216 4350 – 26.1%
#81
Mazda CX-7
3125 2357 + 32.6%
#82
Buick Enclave
3124 4347 – 28.1%
#83
Subaru Legacy
3119 2528 + 23.4%
#84
Hyundai Tucson
3116 2863 + 8.8%
#85
Mazda 2
3030 479 + 533%
#86
Dodge Durango
3021 1199 + 152%
#87
Cadillac CTS
3019 4362 – 30.8%
#88
Toyota Yaris
3010 1839 + 63.7%
#89
Chevrolet Suburban
2935 2343 + 25.3%
#90
Toyota 4Runner
2919 3829 – 23.8%
#91
Chevrolet Colorado
2872 2204 + 30.3%
#92
Acura MDX
2861 3127 – 8.5%
#93
Kia Sportage
2835 3024 – 6.3%
#94
Audi A4
2676 2483 + 7.8%
#95
Volkswagen Golf
2650 2004 + 32.2%
#96
BMW X5
2610 3038 – 14.1%
#97
Kia Rio
2596 963 + 170%
#98
Dodge Challenger
2551 2526 + 1.0%
#99
Toyota Venza
2460 2387 + 3.1%
#100
Lexus ES350
2410 2215 + 8.8%
#101
Ford Expedition
2350 2611 – 10.0%
#102
Jeep Compass
2340 1423 + 64.4%
#103
Nissan Juke
2330 3095 – 24.7%
#104
Volkswagen Tiguan
2308 1539 + 50.0%
#105
Hyundai Genesis
2291 1783 + 28.5%
#106
Acura TL
2283 1592 + 43.4%
#107
Acura TSX
2266 1941 + 16.7%
#108
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
2261 —– —–
#109
Ford Transit Connect
2154 2072 + 4.0%
#110
Mazda CX-9
2087 2054 + 1.6%
#111
Nissan Pathfinder
2081 1593 + 30.6%
#112
Mini Cooper
2075 2065 + 0.5%
#113
GMC Yukon
2022 2076 – 2.6%
#114
Audi Q5
1991 1584 + 25.7%
#115
Mercedes-Benz GLK
1976 1625 + 21.6%
#116
Fiat 500
1911 —– —–
#117
Buick Regal
1855 2335 – 20.6%
#118
Lexus IS
1810 1992 – 9.1%
#119
Mitsubishi Galant
1727 2549 – 32.2%
#120
Hyundai Veloster
1693 —– —–
#121
BMW X3
1687 1075 + 56.9%
#122
Lincoln MKZ
1662 1574 + 5.6%
#123
Lincoln MKX
1650 1546 + 6.7%
#124
Cadillac Escalade
1624 2259 – 28.1%
#125
Chevrolet Avalanche
1617 1397 + 15.7%
#126
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
1610 1518 + 6.1%
#127
Ford Flex
1465 2003 – 26.9%
#128
Nissan Xterra
1461 1179 + 23.9%
#129
Kia Sedona
1442 1066 + 35.3%
#130
Volkswagen CC
1415 1383 + 2.3%
#131
Volvo S60
1414 1042 + 35.8%
#132
Nissan Armada
1402 1125 + 24.6%
#133
Volkswagen Beetle
1401 271 + 417%
#134
Scion tC
1409 1351 – 3.1%
#135
Nissan Titan
1306 1431 – 8.7%
#136
Mini Countryman
1259 686 + 83.5%
#137
Honda Ridgeline
1245 855 + 45.6%
#138
Scion xB
1200 1298 – 7.6%
#139
Nissan Quest
1184 62 + 1810%
#140
Mazda 5
1166 1546 – 24.6%
#141
Dodge Nitro
1159 1950 – 40.6%
#142
Dodge Caliber
1149 2412 – 52.4%
#143
Audi A6
1130 594 + 90.2%
#144
Land Rover 
Range Rover Sport
1129 838 + 34.7%
#145
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
1118 1065 + 5.0%
#146
Toyota Sequoia
1068 964 + 10.8%
T147
GMC Canyon
1059 694 + 52.6%
T147
Volvo XC60
1059 966 + 9.6%
#149
Lexus CT200h
1025 —– —–
#150
Infiniti QX56
1020 782 + 30.4%
#151
Mitsubishi Lancer
1016 1127 – 9.8%
#152
GMC Yukon XL
1011 1450 – 30.3%
#153
Porsche Cayenne
993 1047 – 5.2%
#154
BMW 7-Series
977 626 + 56.1%
#155
Volkswagen Routan
959 892 + 7.5%
#156
Infiniti FX
942 940 + 0.2%
#157
Honda Crosstour
921 1556 – 40.8%
#158
Acura RDX
884 993 – 11.0%
#159
Lexus GX460
878 1135 – 22.6%
#160
Audi Q7
866 756 + 14.6%
#161
Volkswagen Touareg
831 495 + 67.9%
#162
Buick Verano
795 —– —–
#163
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
785 800 – 1.9%
#164
Suzuki SX4
759 978 – 22.4%
#165
Lincoln MKS
741 601 + 23.3%
#166
Hyundai Veracruz
736 579 + 27.1%
#167
Porsche Panamera
703 604 + 16.4%
#168
Infiniti M
700 877 – 20.2%
#169
Volvo XC90
696 748 – 7.0%
#170
Porsche 911
681 436 + 56.2%
#171
Land Rover 
Range Rover Evoque
680 —– —–
#172
Nissan LEAF
676 87 + 677%
#173
Scion xD
652 626 + 4.2%
#174
Lincoln Navigator
649 579 + 12.1%
T175
Ford Crown Victoria
643 3923 – 83.6%
T175
Audi A7
643 —– —–
#177
Chevrolet Corvette
629 721 – 12.8%
#178
Land Rover Range Rover
615 709 – 13.3%
#179
Mitsubishi Outlander
607 594 + 2.2%
#180
Chevrolet Volt
603 321 + 87.9%
#181
Audi A3
585 715 – 18.2%
#182
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
582 149 + 291%
#183
Lexus LS
573 734 – 21.9%
#184
smart fortwo
496 358 + 38.5%
T185
Honda Insight
492 1554 – 68.3%
T185
Land Rover LR4
492 564 – 12.8%
#187
Nissan Cube
461 1661 – 72.2%
#188
Jaguar XF
455 331 + 37.5%
#189
Volvo XC70
443 436 + 1.6%
#190
BMW 1-Series
422 501 – 15.8%
#191
Buick Lucerne
421 2816 – 85.0%
#192
Nissan 370Z
417 567 – 26.5%
#193
BMW 6-Series
409 83 + 393%
#194
Suzuki Grand Vitara
384 489 – 21.5%
#195
Jaguar XJ
377 436 – 13.5%
#196
Scion iQ
374 —– —–
#197
Volkswagen Eos
365 249 + 46.6%
#198
Honda CR-Z
363 894 – 59.4%
#199
Audi A8
324 450 – 28.0%
#200
Infiniti EX
318 482 – 34.0%
#201
Mazda MX-5 Miata
306 289 + 5.9%
#202
Volvo C70
299 219 + 36.5%
#203
Hyundai Equus
292 254 + 15.0%
#204
Volvo C30
290 200 + 45.0%
T205
Land Rover LR2
289 160 + 80.6%
T205
Lexus LX570
289 283 + 2.1%
#207
BMW X6
282 357 – 21.0%
#208
Lincoln MKT
279 390 – 28.5%
#209
Suzuki Kizashi
253 940 – 73.1%
#210
Mercedes-Benz SLK
238 201 + 18.4%
#211
Subaru Tribeca
228 198 + 15.2%
#212
Volvo S80
211 261 – 19.2%
#213
Audi TT
182 97 + 87.6%
#214
Dodge Dakota
155 286 – 81.2%
#215
Jaguar XK
153 168 – 8.9%
#216
Lexus HS250h
152 286 – 46.9%
#217
Lincoln Town Car
140 868 – 83.9%
#218
Mazda Tribute
135 202 – 33.2%
#219
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
130 232 – 44.0%
#220
Porsche Cayman
125 127 – 1.6%
#221
Toyota Land Cruiser
119 145 – 17.9%
#222
Mitsubishi Eclipse
113 138 – 18.1%
#223
Suzuki Equator
108 148 – 27.0%
#224
BMW Z4
104 112 – 7.1%
#225
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
100 175 – 42.9%
#226
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
95 100 – 5.0%
#227
Mitsubishi Endeavor
94 241 – 61.0%
#228
Lexus GS
93 323 – 71.2%
T229
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
92 70 + 31.4%
T229
Chevrolet Caprice
92 —– —–
#231
Cadillac DTS
89 1365 – 93.5%
#232
Audi R8
79 79 0%
#233
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
67 107 – 37.4%
#234
Acura ZDX
54 148 – 63.5%
T235
Porsche Boxster
48 186 – 74.2%
T235
Volvo S40
48 314 – 84.7%
#237
Mitsubishi i MiEV
36 —– —–
#238
Acura RL
33 160 – 79.4%
#239
Cadillac STS
26 359 – 92.8%
T240
Dodge Viper
20 62 – 67.7%
T240
Nissan GT-R
20 22 – 9.1%
T242
Hyundai Azera
18 156 – 88.5%
T242
Mazda RX-8
18 66 – 72.7%
#244
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
7 2 + 250%
T245
Chevrolet HHR
4 7387 – 99.9%
T245
Lexus LFA
4 4 0%
#247
Honda Element
3 980 – 99.7%
#248
Lexus SC
2 7 – 71.4%
#249
Chevrolet Cobalt
1 406 – 99.8%
#250
Suzuki XL7
1 7 – 85.7%
—–
Total
896,888 802,969 + 11.7%
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Commercial Vans
16,396 16,917 – 3.1%
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Overall Market
913,284 819,886 + 11.4%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year sales decline
* Prius breakdown by variant
Sales data for brands such as Maserati, Ferrari, Lotus, Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model

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