August 2012 YTD - Top 262 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - Every Vehicle Ranked

2013 Honda CR-V Red
As the U.S. auto industry rose 14.7% in the first eight months of 2012, many of America's most popular vehicles outpaced the overall market's growth with ease. Toyota, maker of America's best-selling car and second-best-selling overall vehicle, saw Camry sales jump 37% in the first two-thirds of 2012. The Honda Accord enjoyed a 35% increase, Honda's Civic rose 38%, and Toyota's aging RAV4 improved at a 36% clip.

Notice the emphasis on Japanese gains? There's no doubt many American nameplates have performed wonderfully in 2012, particularly compared with 2011. For example, the Ford Focus, America's third-best-selling American-brand passenger car, is up 31.5% this year. Ram P/U sales climbed 22%. The Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee posted increases of 21% and 32%, respectively. Yet again, 517,236 of the extra sales came from Japan's three largest automobile manufacturers: Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. Collectively, sales at those three brands are up 23.2%. The overall market is up by 1.25 million units in 2012.
2013 Nissan Altima sedan white
Six of America's ten best-selling vehicles in 2012 wear Japanese badges, although all six are North American-built. Only four of America's ten best-selling vehicles in 2011 wore Japanese badges.

Through the first eight months of 2012, the finishing order presents some interesting, and sometimes meaningless, findings. Not irrelevant is the 90th-ranked Fiat 500's ability to outsell the whole of Mini's 85th-ranked Cooper range save for the Coupe. The fleet-only Chevrolet Captiva Sport continues to outsell the Volkswagen Tiguan. Chevrolet's Volt is 67 positions ahead of the Nissan Leaf. Volkswagen's Eos is 223 sales in front of the more mainstream Mazda MX-5 Miata. Mercedes-Benz's smart fortwo is 92 sales ahead of the Scion iQ. 
2013 Toyota Corolla LE Silver Metallic
And closer to the top, the best-selling vehicle in America, Ford's F-Series, finished August with a year-to-date lead of 128,120 units over the second-ranked Toyota Camry. The fat lady started singing in January.

As always, historical monthly and yearly sales figures for every vehicle currently marketed in North America can be accessed through the first dropdown menu at GCBC's Sales Stats home and also, for non-mobile users, near the top right of this page. Pertinent links to other best seller lists are clickable at the bottom of this post. You'll find 232 more vehicles ranked by August year-to-date volume after you scan the top 30. To find vehicles in quicker fashion, use your Command+F or Cntrl+F function to search. Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model's total, not in addition to the model's total.

Rank
Vehicle
August
2012 YTD
August
2011 YTD
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
408,656 361,978 + 12.9%
#2
Toyota Camry
280,536 204,670 + 37.1%

* Camry Hybrid
30,587 6152 + 397%
#3
Chevrolet Silverado
261,775 252,738 + 3.6%

* Silverado Hybrid
367 645 - 43.1%
#4
Honda Accord
218,665 162,375 + 34.7%
#5
Honda Civic
212,483 153,660 + 38.3%
Civic Hybrid
5168 2850 + 81.3%
#6
Nissan Altima
209,592 176,198 + 19.0%

* Altima Hybrid
962881- 96.7% 
#7
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
199,677 170,744 + 16.9%
#8
Honda CR-V
191,113 141,431 + 35.1%
#9
Dodge Ram
187,620 153,451 + 22.3%
#10
Ford Fusion
181,865 168,929 + 7.7%

Fusion Hybrid
7168 7996 - 10.4%
#11
Ford Escape
176,927 167,625 + 5.5%

Escape Hybrid
1248 6739 - 81.5%
#12
Chevrolet Malibu
168,277 160,152 + 5.1%

Malibu Hybrid
11,320 24 + 47,067%
#13
Ford Focus
166,950 127,006 + 31.5%

Focus Electric
169 ----- -----
#14
Toyota Prius
164,408 83,918 + 95.9%

Prius C
22,744 ----- -----

Prius Plug-In
6068 ----- -----
#15
Hyundai Sonata
158,014 156,580 + 0.9%

Sonata Hybrid
14,22112,042 + 18.1%
#16
Chevrolet Cruze
154,813 169,427 - 8.6%
#17
Chevrolet Equinox
151,027 129,538 + 16.6%
#18
Hyundai Elantra
134,270 133,536 + 0.5%
#19
Chevrolet Impala
124,920 124,300 + 0.5%
#20
Toyota RAV4
120,371 88,471 + 36.1%
#21
Volkswagen Jetta
112,278 121,965 - 7.9%

* Jetta TDI
32,646 36,925 - 11.6%

Jetta SportWagen
14,716 19,481 - 24.5%
#22
Ford Explorer
103,754 85,621 + 21.2%

Explorer Police Interceptor
3552 ----- -----
#23
Kia Optima
100,424 49,546 + 103%

* Optima Hybrid
7005403 + 1638%
#24
Jeep Grand Cherokee
99,536 75,189 + 32.4%
#25
GMC Sierra
98,545 93,438 + 5.5%

* Sierra Hybrid
92135 - 31.9%
#26
Nissan Rogue
97,657 80,638 + 21.1%
#27
Jeep Wrangler
96,380 80,540 + 19.7%
#28
Dodge Grand Caravan
94,639 75,627 + 25.1%
#29
Toyota Tacoma
90,696 70,474 + 28.7%
#30
Chrysler 200
90,386 52,221 + 73.1%
Source: Manufacturers, ANDC & HybridCars.com
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
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Rank
Vehicle
August
2012 YTD
August
2011 YTD
% Change
#31
Honda Odyssey
86,459 67,203 + 28.7%
#32
Ford Edge
86,216 79,099 + 9.0%
#33
Kia Soul
83,889 72,003 + 16.5%
#34
Mazda 3
79,674 70,256 + 13.4%
#35
Toyota Highlander
79,554 65,536 + 21.4%

* Highlander Hybrid
39693207 + 23.8%
#36
Toyota Sienna
78,285 74,213 + 5.5%
#37
Kia Sorento
78,098 88,613 - 11.9%
#38
Nissan Versa
77,556 59,811 + 29.7%
#39
Chrysler Town & Country
77,362 61,512 + 25.8%
#40
Nissan Sentra
76,495 81,921 - 6.6%
#41
Honda Pilot
75,243 71,397 + 5.4%
#42
Subaru Outback
74,621 67,184 + 11.1%
#43
Volkswagen Passat
74,162 1717 + 4219%

* Passat TDI
16,101742 + 2070%
#44
Dodge Avenger
66,023 40,418 + 63.4%
#45
Toyota Tundra
65,634 54,362 + 20.7%
#46
GMC Terrain
63,340 56,541 + 12.0%
#47
Chevrolet Camaro
63,298 63,255 + 0.1%
#48
Ford Mustang
62,382 51,564 + 21.0%
#49
Chevrolet Traverse
61,355 75,591 - 18.8%
#50
BMW 3-Series
60,621 61,277 - 1.1%

* 335d
7112206 - 67.8%
#51
Lexus RX
60,002 51,813 + 15.8%

* RX450h
79177051 + 12.3%
#52
Jeep Liberty
58,028 43,962 + 32.0%
#53
GMC Acadia
57,698 56,726 + 1.7%
#54
Dodge Charger
57,622 47,359 + 21.7%
#55
Subaru Impreza
57,580 27,730 + 108%

Impreza WRX
8450 8072 + 4.7%
#56
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
57,280 27,491 + 108%

Aveo
59 27,211 - 99.78%
#57
Kia Forte
54,316 57,259 - 5.1%
#58
Dodge Journey
51,724 36,304 + 42.5%
#59
Ford Taurus
51,293 43,233 + 18.6%

Taurus Police Interceptor
5251 ----- -----
#60
Subaru Forester
50,505 49,789 + 1.4%
#61
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
49,868 39,263 + 27.0%
#62
Chrysler 300
48,868 18,931 + 158%
#63
Hyundai Accent
47,125 36,245 + 30.0%
#64
Chevrolet Tahoe
44,785 47,823 - 6.4%

* Tahoe Hybrid
346415 - 16.6%
#65
Jeep Patriot
43,633 38,841 + 12.3%
#66
Hyundai Santa Fe
43,583 51,768 - 15.8%
#67
Infiniti G
42,375 38,354 + 10.5%
#68
Buick LaCrosse
40,486 40,720 - 0.6%

* LaCrosse eAssist
8649----- -----
#69
Nissan Frontier
40,460 33,114 + 22.2%
#70
Nissan Maxima
40,403 38,460 + 5.1%
#71
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
39,970 42,707 - 6.4%2

* E350 BlueTec
18231981 - 8.0%
#72
Ford Fiesta
39,561 53,258 - 25.7%
#73
Buick Enclave
37,351 39,536 - 5.5%
#74
Nissan Murano
35,637 34,197 + 4.2%
#75
Cadillac SRX
35,564 34,960 + 1.7%
#76
Cadillac CTS
35,362 37,237 - 5.0%
#77
BMW 5-Series
35,139 33,899 + 3.7%

* ActiveHybrid5
37----- -----
#78
Acura MDX
33,954 28,759 + 18.1%
#79
Honda Fit
33,918 42,234 - 21.5%

Fit EV
16 ----- -----
#80
Hyundai Tucson
33,271 31,172 + 6.7%
#81
Subaru Legacy
31,465 28,199 + 11.6%
#82
Toyota 4Runner
31,242 28,936 + 8.0%
#83
Chevrolet Suburban
30,606 27,809 + 10.1%
#84
Dodge Challenger
30,393 26,830 + 13.3%
#85
Mini Cooper
30,289 27,565 + 9.9%

Cooper Hardtop
19,547 18,961 + 3.1%

Clubman
3832 5056 - 24.2%

Convertible
3486 3548 - 1.7%

Coupe
2022 ----- -----

Roadster
1402 ----- -----
#86
Chevrolet Colorado
29,775 21,814 + 36.5%
#87
Kia Rio
29,644 13,602 + 118%
#88
Lexus ES
29,581 23,333 + 26.8%

ES300h
817----------
#89
Volkswagen Golf
29,158 24,533 + 18.9%

GTI
12,098 11,991 + 0.9%

* Golf TDI
7002 6882 + 1.7%

Golf R
2721 ----- -----
#90
Fiat 500
28,566 11,088 + 158%
#91
Jeep Compass
28,368 29,591 - 4.1%
#92
Mazda 6
28,250 20,751 + 36.1%
#93
Kia Sportage
27,285 33,520 - 18.6%
#94
Toyota Venza
27,185 26,386 + 3.0%
#95
Dodge Durango
27,066 34,157 - 20.8%
#96
BMW X5
25,832 22,169 + 16.5% 

* X5 xDrive35d
6679 4421 + 51.1%
#97
Hyundai Veloster
25,318 ----- -----
#98
Audi A4
25,195 23,708 + 6.3%
#99
Buick Verano
25,104 ----- -----
#100
Mazda CX-5
24,904 ----- -----
#101
Nissan Juke
24,901 24,149 + 3.1%
#102
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
24,659 19,158 + 28.7%
* ML350 BlueTec
3933 2196 + 79.1%
* ML450 Hybrid
20 1 + 1900%
#103
Ford Expedition
24,532 25,749 - 4.7%
#104
Hyundai Genesis
24,347 22,224 + 9.6%
#105
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
24,299 ----- -----
#106
Acura TL
23,612 20,373 + 15.9%
#107
Toyota Yaris
22,700 14,192 + 59.9%
#108
Acura TSX
21,697 18,609 + 16.6%

TSX SportWagon
2736 2171 + 26.0%
#109
Ford Flex
21,442 19,018 + 12.7%
#110
Lincoln MKZ
20,899 19,122 + 9.3%
* MKZ Hybrid
4218 3898 + 8.2%
#111
Volkswagen Tiguan
20,652 18,388 + 12.3%
#112
Nissan Pathfinder
20,337 16,572 + 22.7%
#113
Toyota Avalon
20,102 18,531 + 8.5%
#114
BMW X3
19,557 17,314 + 13.0%
#115
Ford Ranger
19,053 42,634 - 55.3%
#116
Volkswagen Beetle
18,944 1042 + 1718%
* Beetle TDI
107 ----- -----
#117
Lexus IS
18,859 18,185 + 3.7%
#118
Buick Regal
18,684 29,332 - 36.3%
* Regal eAssist
1422 ----- -----
#119
Audi Q5
17,641 15,336 + 15.0%
#120
GMC Yukon
17,078 20,999 - 18.7%
* Yukon Hybrid
333 489 - 31.9%
#121
Mercedes-Benz GLK
16,935 15,073 + 15.0%
#122
Acura RDX
16,863 9326 + 80.8%
#123
Lincoln MKX
16,670 14,699 + 13.4%
#124
Volvo S60
16,418 14,176 + 15.8%
#125
Scion tC
15,950 15,589 + 2.3%
#126
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
15,598 14,655 + 6.4%
* GL350 BlueTec
4010 3151 + 27.3%
#127
Mazda CX-9
15,339 20,887 - 26.6%
#128
Chevrolet Avalanche
15,119 12,128 + 24.7%
#129
Cadillac Escalade
14,741 15,262 - 3.4%
Escalade
8381 8964 - 6.5%
Escalade ESV
5200 5057 + 2.8%
Escalade EXT
1160 1241 - 6.5%
#130
Nissan Titan
14,614 13,054 + 12.0%
#131
Lexus GS
14,563 2794 + 421%
* GS450h
338 190 + 77.9%
#132
Scion xB
13,793 11,559 + 19.3%
#133
Chevrolet Volt
13,497 3172 + 326%
#134
GMC Yukon XL
13,388 14,605 - 8.3%
#135
Mini Countryman
13,343 10,071 + 32.5%
#136
Nissan Quest
13,324 7800 + 70.8%
#137
Kia Sedona
13,153 16,842 - 21.9%
#138
Volkswagen CC
13,049 21,719 - 39.9%
#139
Honda Crosstour
12,857 12,940 - 0.6%
#140
Lexus CT200h
12,417 7408 + 67.6%
#141
Volvo XC60
12,189 9447 + 29.0%
#142
Infiniti JX35
12,102 ----- -----
#143
Nissan Xterra
12,092 11,519 + 5.0%
#144
Nissan Armada
12,002 11,565 + 3.8%
#145
Mazda 2
11,973 9899 + 21.0%
#146
Audi A6
11,844 5580 + 112%
#147
Mitsubishi Galant
11,778 12,974 - 9.2%
#148
Mitsubishi Lancer
11,442 14,500 - 21.1%
#149
Audi A5
11,411 10,455 + 9.1%
#150
Mazda CX-7
11,187 22,926 - 51.2%
#151
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
10,873 10,978 - 1.0%
#152
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
9949 9328 + 6.7%
#153
Dodge Caliber
9834 28,038 - 64.9%
#154
Chevrolet Corvette
9219 9123 + 1.1%
#155
Honda Ridgeline
9169 5776 + 58.7%
#156
Porsche Cayenne
8964 9101 - 1.5%
* Cayenne S Hybrid
798 1123 - 28.9%
* Cayenne  Diesel
299 ----- -----
#157
Mazda 5
8861 14,293 - 38.0%
#158
Toyota FJ Cruiser
8733 9276 - 5.9%
#159
Lincoln MKS
8701 7770 + 12.0%
#160
Suzuki SX4
8558 8418 + 1.7%
#161
Infiniti QX56
8385 7797 + 7.5%
#162
Toyota Sequoia
8273 7848 + 5.4%
#163
BMW 7-Series
7639 6881 + 11.0%
* ActiveHybrid 7
218 237 - 8.0%
#164
Scion xD
7483 6621 + 13.0%
#165
Volkswagen Routan
7424 9254 - 19.8%
#166
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
7289 7430 - 1.9%
* S350 BlueTec
604 ----- -----
* S400 Hybrid
88 222 - 60.4%
#167
GMC Canyon
7063 7176 - 1.6%
#168
Lexus GX460
6772 7424 - 8.8%
#169
Volvo XC90
6478 6993 - 7.4%
#170
Scion FR-S
6332 ----- -----
#171
Audi Q7
6291 6224 + 1.1%
* Q7 TDI
1968 2642 - 25.5%
#172
Volkswagen Touareg
6284 4197 + 49.7%
* Touareg TDI
3033 1832 + 65.6%
* Touareg Hybrid
172 308 - 44.2%
#173
smart fortwo
6281 3288 + 91.0%

* fortwo EV
13688+ 54.5%
#174
Infiniti M
6259 7244 - 13.6%
* M Hybrid
433 200 + 117%
#175
Scion iQ
6189 ----- -----
#176
Porsche 911
6145 4253 + 44.5%
#177
Hyundai Veracruz
6116 6019 + 1.6%
#178
Infiniti FX
5803 6328 - 8.3%
#179
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
5676 ----- -----
#180
Nissan 370Z
5663 5612 + 0.9%
#181
Audi A7
5531 3404 + 62.5%
#182
Land Rover Range Rover
5490 6514 - 15.7%
#183
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
5400 2797 + 93.1%
#184
Porsche Panamera
5378 4670 + 15.2%
* Panamera S Hybrid
323 ----- -----
#185
Mitsubishi Outlander
5306 6554 - 19.0%
#186
Nissan Cube
5297 13,212 - 59.9%
#187
Hyundai Azera
5102 1328 + 284%
#188
BMW 1-Series
5020 5898 - 14.9%
#189
Lincoln MKT
4990 3384 + 47.5%
#190
Lincoln Navigator
4976 4966 + 0.2%
#191
Audi A3
4944 4567 + 8.3%
* A3 TDI
2720 2595 + 4.8%
#192
Land Rover LR4
4885 5318 - 8.1%
#193
BMW 6-Series
4873 1879 + 159%
#194
Honda Insight
4801 13,106 - 63.4%
#195
Volkswagen Eos
4799 5608 - 14.4%
#196
Cadillac XTS
4650 ----- -----
#197
Mazda MX-5 Miata
4576 4254 + 7.6%
#198
Acura ILX
4392 ----- -----
ILX Hybrid
395 ----- -----
#199
Lexus LS
4358 5643 - 22.8%
* LS600hL
40 54 - 25.9%
#200
Nissan Leaf
4228 6168 - 31.5%
#201
Chevrolet Spark
4090 ----- -----
#202
Dodge Dart
4019 ----- -----
#203
Suzuki Kizashi
3974 4977 - 20.2%
#204
Jaguar XF
3951 3286 + 20.2%
#205
BMW X6
3614 3820 - 5.4%
* X6 ActiveHybrid
4 35 - 88.6%
#206
Volvo XC70
3578 3737 - 4.3%
#207
Volvo C70
3530 3715 - 5.0%
#208
Jaguar XJ
3515 3738 - 6.0%
#209
Audi A8
3419 3768 - 9.3%
#210
Suzuki Grand Vitara
3416 3407 + 0.3%
#211
Lexus LX570
3388 2047 + 65.5%
#212
Dodge Nitro
3216 16,498 - 80.5%
#213
Honda CR-Z
3126 9635 - 67.6%
#214
Ford Crown Victoria
3010 40,082 - 92.5%
#215
Mercedes-Benz SLK
2872 2343 + 22.6%
#216
Hyundai Equus
2643 1991 + 32.7%
#217
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2628 1118 + 135%
#218
Volvo S80
2442 3427 - 28.7%
#219
Chevrolet Caprice PPV
2411 358 + 573%
#220
Infiniti EX
2227 3979 - 44.0%
#221
Subaru BRZ
2210 ----- -----
#222
Land Rover LR2
2038 1750 + 16.5%
#223
Volvo C30
1967 2256 - 12.8%
#224
Toyota Land Cruiser
1767 1094 + 61.5%
#225
BMW Z4
1765 2792 - 36.8%
#226
Audi TT
1512 1452 + 4.1%
#227
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
1416 1904 - 25.6%
#228
Subaru Tribeca
1399 1714 - 18.4%
#229
Porsche Boxster
1363 1489 - 8.5%
#230
Suzuki Equator
1269 1412 - 10.1%
#231
Jaguar XK
1080 1180 - 8.5%
#232
Mitsubishi Eclipse
1047 6721 - 84.4%
#233
Buick Lucerne
964 16,905 - 94.3%
#234
Nissan GT-R
849 995 - 14.7%
#235
Lincoln Town Car
842 7882 - 89.3%
#236
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
669 429 + 55.9%
#237
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
668 878 - 23.9%
#238
Lexus HS250h
633 1947 - 67.5%
#239
Audi R8
604 762 - 20.7%
#240
Acura ZDX
594 1133 - 47.6%
#241
BMW X1
576 ----- -----
#242
Mazda Tribute
505 1902 - 73.4%
* Tribute Hybrid
90 342 - 73.7%
#243
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
490 642 - 23.7%
#244
Dodge Dakota
480 9949 - 95.2%
#245
Mitsubishi Endeavor
467 8345 - 94.4%
#246
Cadillac DTS
460 10,172 - 95.5%
#247
Porsche Cayman
429 981 - 56.3%
#248
Mitsubishi i MiEV
403 ----- -----
#249
Acura RL
295 936 - 68.5%
#250
Cadillac STS
156 2806 - 94.4%
#251
Mazda RX-8
80 626 - 87.2%
#252
Volvo S40
51 2795 - 98.2%
#253
Lexus LFA
29 40 - 27.5%
T254
Dodge Viper
20 138 - 85.5%
T254
Chevrolet HHR
20 36,613 - 99.9%
#256
Chevrolet Cobalt
11 839 - 98.7%
#257
Suzuki XL7
10 43 - 76.7%
#258
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
7 12 - 41.7%
#259
Honda FCX
3 ----- -----
#260
Honda Element
3 10,369 - 99.97%
#261
Lexus SC430
2 18 - 88.9%
#262
Suzuki Forenza/Reno
1 1 0.0%
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Total
9,508,311 8,294,812 + 14.6%
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202,927 170,454 + 19.1%
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Overall Market
9,711,238 8,465,266 + 14.7%
Source: Manufacturers, ANDC, & HybridCars.com
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model's total, not in addition to the model's total. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maybach, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands through August were 544, 1200, 320, 160, 32, and 256, respectively. Total Maserati and Bentley volume is reported, but not by specific models.
* = unconfirmed by manufacturer's monthly report

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1 comment:

  1. sir_blogsalot11/19/2012 8:09 am

    It looks as if the lincoln line is still posting some pretty good numbers. I'm surprised, though, that the lincoln town car is still a part of the list; I thought it was in decline a year ago.

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