Top 258 Best-Selling Vehicles In America – May 2012 YTD – Every Vehicle Ranked


2012 Audi A7 view from above

Here’s what you already know: the Ford F-Series’ status as the best-selling vehicle in America isn’t about to change. Its year-to-date lead over the Toyota Camry expanded to 64,320 units by the end of May 2012. The Camry’s lead over the Nissan Altima grew to 46,507 sales. The Honda CR-V’s lead over the Ford Escape has grown to nearly 25,000 sales. And the BMW 3-Series is 4646 sales ahead of the Lexus RX, the second-ranked premium brand automobile. But there are other numbers which create interesting circumstances, numbers not always visible in the top 15% of the auto sales rankings.

2013 Subaru BRZ
The Subaru BRZ, Now America’s
241st-Best-Selling Vehicle In 2012

America’s two most memorable SUV nameplates, the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee, are America’s 22nd and 23rd best-selling vehicles, respectively. With a little help from the Explorer Police Interceptor, the Ford is now 658 sales ahead of the Jeep. 

The Dodge Grand Caravan is the 28th-best-selling vehicle in America and the top-selling minivan. Three other vans slot in consecutively from 35th to 37th. 

In January, the Ford Mustang ranked 76th in total volume. One month later it had risen to 57th. By the end of March, the Mustang ranked 54th on year-to-date terms. In April, rising Mustang sales pushed the car to the 52nd. Through five months, the Ford Mustang is now the 50th-best-selling vehicle in America, ahead of the Dodge Charger and Toyota Tundra, but behind the Chevrolet Camaro.

2013 Scion FR-S
The Scion FR-S, Now America’s
246th-Best-Selling Vehicle In 2012

New entries in May’s U.S. auto sales rankings include the Acura ILX, Subaru BRZ, and Scion FR-S. Still-fresh entries like the Fiat 500, Range Rover Evoque, and Audi A7 are slotted in at 94th, 178th, and 179th through five months. You can access historical and current monthly and yearly sales figures for every vehicle currently sold in North America through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page or at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. Key links are clickable at the bottom of this post, long after the top 30, and the remainder of this exhaustive list. 

And what is this list exactly? 258 different vehicles have been sold in the United States this year. All 258 vehicles are ranked by total U.S. sales volume below.

Rank
Vehicle
May
2012
May
2011
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
246,116 214,461 + 14.8%
#2
Toyota Camry
181,796 126,094 + 44.2%
#3
Chevrolet Silverado
160,942 150,206 + 7.1%
#4
Nissan Altima
135,289 112,308 + 20.5%
#5
Honda Civic
135,082 110,086 + 22.7%
#6
Honda Accord
126,254 111,393 + 13.3%
#7
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
125,079 117,875 + 6.1%
#8
Honda CR-V
123,400 95,423 + 29.3%
#9
Dodge Ram
114,630 90,536 + 26.6%
#10
Ford Fusion
112,416 110,878 + 1.4%
#11
Ford Focus
110,237 76,639 + 43.8%
#12
Chevrolet Malibu
110,035 99,046 + 11.1%
#13
Toyota Prius
107,504 62,180 + 72.9%
#14
Ford Escape
98,667 100,333 – 1.7%
#15
Hyundai Sonata
96,481 96370 + 0.1%
#16
Chevrolet Cruze
94,901 98,076 – 3.2%
#17
Chevrolet Equinox
90,097 77,884 + 15.7%
#18
Chevrolet Impala
81,221 87,319 – 7.0%
#19
Hyundai Elantra
80,114 83,309 – 3.8%
#20
Toyota RAV4
74,309 64,050 + 16.0%
#21
Volkswagen Jetta
69,599 74,647 – 6.8%
#22
Ford Explorer
63,269 55,401 + 14.2%
#23
Jeep Grand Cherokee
62,611 45,401 + 37.9%
#24
Nissan Rogue
60,839 50,418 + 20.7%
#25
GMC Sierra
60,466 55,221 + 9.5%
#26
Kia Optima
59,765 29,518 + 103%
#27
Chrysler 200
58,231 27,632 + 111%
#28
Dodge Grand Caravan
58,063 46,148 + 25.8%
#29
Jeep Wrangler
56,410 41,946 + 34.5%
#30
Toyota Tacoma
55,289 44,764 + 23.5%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
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Rank
Vehicle
May
2012
May
2011
% Change
#31
Ford Edge
55,177 50,291 + 9.7%
#32
Kia Soul
53,436 43,673 + 22.4%
#33
Nissan Versa
52,173 41,541 + 25.6%
#34
Mazda 3
50,692 42,932 + 18.1%
#35
Honda Odyssey
50,481 45,734 + 10.4%
#36
Chrysler Town & Country
48,830 39,398 + 23.9%
#37
Toyota Sienna
48,257 45,678 + 5.6%
#38
Toyota Highlander
47,065 40,605 + 15.9%
#39
Nissan Sentra
46,773 57,053 – 18.0%
#40
Kia Sorento
46,698 51,765 – 9.8%
#41
Honda Pilot
44,917 42,583 + 5.5%
#42
Volkswagen Passat
44,813 218 + 20,456%
#43
Subaru Outback
44,800 43,325 + 3.4%
#44
Dodge Avenger
43,458 24,868 + 74.8%
#45
Chevrolet Camaro
40,574 40,275 + 0.7%
#46
Subaru Impreza
40,383 18,347 + 120%
#47
BMW 3-Series
40,022 34,707 + 15.35
#48
Chevrolet Traverse
39,296 43,240 – 9.1%
#49
GMC Terrain
38,807 34,375 + 12.9%
#50
Ford Mustang
38,361 30,206 + 27.0%
#51
Dodge Charger
37,231 30,626 + 21.6%
#52
Toyota Tundra
36,418 33,233 + 9.6%
#53
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
35,508 17,397 + 104%
#54
Lexus RX
35,376 34,697 + 2.0%
#55
Jeep Liberty
34,447 26,048 + 32.2%
#56
Chrysler 300
33,830 11,181 + 203%
#57
Kia Forte
33,339 34,831 – 4.3%
#58
GMC Acadia
32,364 33,526 – 3.5%
#59
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
31,180 25,361 + 22.9%
#60
Hyundai Accent
30,810 20,406 + 51.0%
#61
Ford Taurus
29,893 27,009 + 10.7%
#62
Subaru Forester
29,863 31,676 – 5.7%
#63
Dodge Journey
29,855 22,484 + 32.8%
#64
Hyundai Santa Fe
27,737 26,834 + 3.4%
#65
Jeep Patriot
27,117 23,313 + 16.3%
#66
Chevrolet Tahoe
26,847 28,537 – 5.9%
#67
Ford Fiesta
26,737 36,594 – 26.9%
#68
Nissan Maxima
25,499 21,978 + 16.0%
#69
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
24,777 26,162 – 5.3%
#70
Mazda 6
23,959 13,604 + 76.1%
#71
Nissan Frontier
23,734 19,010 + 24.9%
#72
Buick LaCrosse
23,686 23,362 + 1.4%
#73
Infiniti G
23,473 24,531 – 4.3%
#74
Nissan Murano
22,702 21,227 + 6.9%
#75
Buick Enclave
22,659 23,998 – 5.6%
#76
BMW 5-Series
22,377 20,922 + 7.0%
#77
Cadillac SRX
21,190 22,249 – 4.8%
#78
Cadillac CTS
20,437 22,807 – 10.4%
#79
Subaru Legacy
20,378 17,813 + 14.4%
#80
Honda Fit
19,706 29,506 – 33.2%
#81
Hyundai Tucson
19,602 19,131 + 2.5%
#82
Dodge Challenger
19,442 16,777 + 15.9%
#83
Acura MDX
18,992 18,821 + 0.9%
#84
Kia Rio
18,728 9979 + 87.7%
#85
Mini Cooper
18,623 17,868 + 4.2%
#86
Toyota 4Runner
18,258 19,218 – 5.0%
#87
Dodge Durango
18,151 17,744 + 2.3%
#88
Toyota Yaris
17,964 10,287 + 74.6%
#89
Chevrolet Suburban
17,932 15,252 + 17.6%
#90
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
17,735 11,118 + 59.5%
#91
Ford Ranger
17,526 23,544 – 25.6%
#92
Chevrolet Colorado
17,333 13,104 + 32.3%
#93
Volkswagen Golf
16,790 14,456 + 16.1%
#94
Fiat 500
16,702 3141 + 432%
#95
Kia Sportage
16,632 20,992 – 20.8%
#96
Jeep Compass
16,443 15,998 + 2.8%
#97
BMW X5
15,966 12,738 + 25.3%
#98
Nissan Juke
15,627 15,433 + 1.3%
#99
Hyundai Genesis
15,608 12,305 + 26.8%
#100
Hyundai Veloster
15,597 —– —–
#101
Toyota Venza
15,293 14,566 + 5.0%
#102
Ford Expedition
15,252 15,615 – 2.3%
#103
Acura TSX
15,012 12,401 + 21.1%
#104
Toyota Avalon
14,883 11,270 + 32.1%
#105
Audi A4
14,852 15,201 – 2.3%
#106
Acura TL
14,676 13,118 + 11.9%
#107
Lexus ES350
14,485 14,438 + 0.3%
#108
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
14,410 —– —–
#109
Ford Flex
13,349 11,469 + 16.4%
#110
Nissan Pathfinder
12,644 10,131 + 24.8%
#111
Buick Regal
12,502 18,455 – 32.3%
#112
Volkswagen Tiguan
12,055 11,563 + 4.3%
#113
Lexus IS
11,622 11,384 + 2.1%
#114
BMW X3
11,592 10,337 + 12.1%
#115
Buick Verano
11,578 —– —–
#116
Mazda CX-5
11,480 —– —–
#117
Lincoln MKZ
11,402 11,556 – 1.3%
#118
Audi Q5
10,764 9405 + 14.4%
#119
Lincoln MKX
10,506 9042 + 16.2%
#120
GMC Yukon
10,383 12,164 – 14.6%
#121
Mercedes-Benz GLK
10,228 9582 + 6.7%
#122
Mazda CX-7
9987 12,955 – 22.9%
#123
Volvo S60
9800 8618 + 13.7%
#124
Volkswagen Beetle
9740 1039 + 837%
#125
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
9644 8451 + 14.1%
#126
Scion tC
9431 10,832 – 12.9%
#127
Chevrolet Avalanche
9283 7051 + 31.7%
#128
Mazda CX-9
9277 13,110 – 29.2%
#129
Mazda 2
9213 6359 + 44.9%
#130
Mitsubishi Galant
9092 9598 – 5.3%
#131
Lexus GS
9050 1794 + 405%
#132
Kia Sedona
8783 8920 – 1.5%
#133
Nissan Quest
8746 4208 + 108%
#134
Cadillac Escalade
8591 9962 – 13.8%
#135
Nissan Titan
8347 7231 + 15.4%
#136
Scion xB
8337 7752 + 7.5%
#137
Acura RDX
8183 6019 + 36.0%
#138
Lexus CT200h
8059 3528 + 128%
#139
Dodge Caliber
7987 17,576 – 54.6%
#140
Nissan Armada
7711 7346 + 5.0%
#141
Mini Countryman
7441 6720 + 10.7%
#142
Honda Crosstour
7137 8646 – 17.5%
#143
Nissan Xterra
7106 6536 + 8.7%
#144
Chevrolet Volt
7057 2184 + 223%
#145
Mitsubishi Lancer
6966 8481 – 17.9%
#146
Volkswagen CC
6898 13,185 – 47.7%
#147
Volvo XC60
6885 6125 + 12.4%
#148
Audi A6
6839 3043 + 125%
#149
GMC Yukon XL
6632 7585 – 12.6%
#150
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
6589 6550 + 0.6%
#151
Audi A5
6395 6459 – 1.0%
#152
Honda Ridgeline
6084 4598 + 32.3%
#153
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
5972 5736 + 4.1%
#154
Mazda 5
5932 10,122 – 41.4%
#155
Lincoln MKS
5713 3965 + 44.1%
#156
Chevrolet Corvette
5547 5597 – 0.9%
#157
Porsche Cayenne
5455 5868 – 7.0%
#158
Infiniti QX56
5425 4794 + 13.2%
#159
Toyota FJ Cruiser
5304 5865 – 9.6%
#160
Infiniti JX35
5297 —– —–
#161
Suzuki SX4
5296 4948 + 7.0%
#162
Toyota Sequoia
5156 4970 + 3.7%
#163
BMW 7-Series
5065 4908 + 3.2%
#164
GMC Canyon
4761 3409 + 39.7%
#165
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
4529 4393 + 3.1%
#166
Scion xD
4485 4581 – 2.1%
#167
Scion iQ
4382 —– —–
#168
Infiniti M
4126 4822 – 14.4%
#169
Infiniti FX
4086 4367 – 6.4%
T170
Volvo XC90
4080 4049 + 0.8%
T170
Lexus GX460
4080 5078 – 19.7%
#172
Porsche 911
3972 2707 + 46.7%
#173
Volkswagen Routan
3965 5104 – 22.3%
#174
Audi Q7
3761 3872 – 2.9%
#175
Nissan 370Z
3753 3901 – 3.8%
#176
smart fortwo
3731 2226 + 67.6%
#177
Volkswagen Touareg
3720 2640 + 40.9%
#178
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
3692 —– —–
#179
Audi A7
3597 1220 + 195%
#180
Honda Insight
3547 10,137 – 65.0%
#181
Porsche Panamera
3486 2913 + 19.7%
#182
BMW 1-Series
3463 3994 – 13.3%
#183
Land Rover Range Rover
3426 4113 – 16.7%
#184
Mitsubishi Outlander
3380 3977 – 15.0%
#185
Nissan Cube
3374 10,179 – 66.9%
#186
Lincoln Navigator
3239 3151 + 2.8%
#187
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
3147 590 + 433%
#188
Hyundai Veracruz
3112 3189 – 2.4%
#189
Land Rover LR4
3075 3313 – 7.2%
#190
Dodge Nitro
3056 10,164 – 69.9%
#191
Volkswagen Eos
2975 2829 + 5.2%
#192
Audi A3
2958 2941 + 0.6%
#193
Lincoln MKT
2951 2112 + 39.7%
#194
BMW 6-Series
2935 800 + 267%
#195
Mazda MX-5 Miata
2767 2578 + 7.3%
#196
Nissan LEAF
2613 2167 + 20.6%
#197
Lexus LS
2560 3742 – 31.6%
#198
Suzuki Kizashi
2494 3193 – 21.9%
#199
Jaguar XF
2484 1930 + 28.7%
#200
Ford Crown Victoria
2336 24,910 – 90.6%
#201
Lexus LX570
2242 1341 + 67.2%
#202
Jaguar XJ
2219 2392 – 7.2%
#203
BMW X6
2187 2129 + 2.7%
#204
Hyundai Azera
2165 873 + 148%
#205
Volvo XC70
2157 2053 + 5.1%
#206
Suzuki Grand Vitara
2143 2141 + 0.1%
#207
Volvo C70
2028 2417 – 16.1%
#208
Honda CR-Z
1995 7046 – 71.7%
#209
Mercedes-Benz SLK
1963 752 + 161%
#210
Audi A8
1951 2368 – 17.6%
#211
Hyundai Equus
1630 1171 + 39.2%
#212
Infiniti EX35
1534 2472 – 37.9%
#213
Volvo S80
1421 2043 – 30.4%
#214
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
1229 841 + 46.1%
#215
Land Rover LR2
1224 978 + 25.2%
#216
BMW Z4
1172 1533 – 23.5%
#217
Volvo C30
1091 1299 – 16.0%
#218
Audi TT
952 857 + 11.1%
#219
Buick Lucerne
922 12,916 – 92.9%
#220
Subaru Tribeca
907 1094 – 17.1%
#221
Toyota Land Cruiser
895 794 + 12.7%
#222
Chevrolet Caprice PPV
855 23 + 3617%
#223
Jaguar XK
773 699 + 10.6%
#224
Mitsubishi Eclipse
758 3596 – 78.9%
#225
Suzuki Equator
753 810 – 7.0%
#226
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
719 1743 – 58.7%
#227
Lexus HS250h
612 1198 – 48.9%
#228
Lincoln Town Car
607 4816 – 87.4%
#229
Mazda Tribute
500 998 – 49.9%
#230
Nissan GT-R
479 728 – 34.2%
#231
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
473 330 + 43.3%
#232
Dodge Dakota
441 7015 – 93.7%
#233
Audi R8
425 492 – 13.6%
#234
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
411 487 – 15.6%
#235
Mitsubishi Endeavor
377 3614 – 89.6%
#236
Porsche Cayman
375 610 – 38.5%
#237
Acura ZDX
353 847 – 58.3%
#238
Cadillac DTS
350 7859 – 95.5%
#239
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
329 455 – 27.7%
#240
Mitsubishi i MiEV
300 —– —–
#241
Subaru BRZ
271 —– —–
#242
Acura RL
182 766 – 76.2%
#243
Acura ILX
168 —– —–
#244
Porsche Boxster
160 898 – 82.2%
#245
Cadillac STS
120 2382 – 95.0%
#246
Scion FR-S
86 —– —–
#247
Mazda RX-8
79 414 – 80.9%
#248
Volvo S40
49 2146 – 97.7%
#249
Lexus LFA
22 22 0.0%
#250
Dodge Viper
20 110 – 81.8%
T251
Suzuki XL7
9 32 – 71.9%
T251
Chevrolet HHR
9 34,632 – 99.97%
#253
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
7 2 + 250%
#254
Chevrolet Cobalt
4 708 – 99.4%
#255
Honda Element
3 6425 – 99.95%
#256
Honda FCX
2 —– —–
#257
Lexus SC430
2 15 – 86.7%
#258
Suzuki Forenza/Reno
1 1 0.0%
—–
Total
5,863,937 5,174,502 + 13.3%
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122,661 105,375 + 16.4%
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—–
Overall Market
5,986,598 5,279,877 + 13.4%

Source: Manufacturers &
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
Sales data for brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maybach, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands through May were 725, 145, 100, 20, and 160, respectively. Total Maserati and Bentley volume is reported, but not by specific models. Prius sales in May: 13,053 Liftback plus 1086 Plug-In equal 14,139 Prius sales without the Prius V or Prius C, which sold 3645 and 3693 times, respectively.

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