September 2012 YTD – Top 265 Best-Selling Vehicles In America – Every Vehicle Ranked


2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL

Drag your eyes to to the bottom of this post and you’ll find out that American Honda sold just as many FCX fuel cell vehicles in the first three quarters of 2012 as Elements. It’s that sort of irrelevant info that keeps readers coming back to check out these all-important monthly auto sales standings. 

They come for the top 30, they stay for the TSX Sport Wagon data.

September’s three new entries can be found in positions 234, 243, and 252. We’ll all see how far the Ford C-Max, Cadillac ATS, and Subaru XV Crosstrek have risen when October’s rankings are published a month from now.

2013 Cadillac ATS cornering

After a steady rise earlier in the year, Ford’s Mustang has fallen back to 51st spot, four spots behind the Chevrolet Camaro. Better news for Ford comes from America’s best-selling vehicle, sales of which have risen 11% this year. The top-ranked F-Series is nearly 150,000 sales ahead of the second-ranked Toyota Camry. 

Chrysler’s best-selling product is the eighth-ranked Ram P/U. GM fills in the third spot with the Silverado. Ford, Chrysler, and GM’s best-selling passenger cars are in 11th, 30th, and 14th places, respectively.

Two premium brands make appearances in the top 50 via BMW’s 48th-ranked 3-Series and the 49th-ranked Lexus RX. Oddly, the RX and Mustang sold in nearly identical numbers in the first nine months of last year; both have reported 18% gains this year.

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek off road

With five models under one name, the Mini Cooper range is America’s 86th-best-selling vehicle. Two spots back is the Fiat 500, sales of which include the 500C. The style-centric Hyundai Veloster is in 99th spot. Scion’s FR-S was not able to climb up from its August YTD ranking; Subaru’s BRZ jumped over two cars but trails the Hyundai Equus and Chevrolet Caprice PPV.

Be aware: italicized lines lacking rankings are nothing more than available breakdowns, sales which are already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. For example, Toyota sold 314,788 Camrys, not 314,788 Camrys plus another 34,291 Camry Hybrids. An asterisk beside a vehicle’s name indicates a total which was not confirmed by the manufacturer’s monthly sales release. To find vehicles in quicker fashion, use your Command+F or Cntrl+F function to search.

Historical monthly and yearly sales results for 282 different vehicles can be accessed through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or, for non-mobile users, near the top right of this page. That menu will lead you to a massive database of car-by-car sales information which, with obligatory acknowledgments of bias, is still an awfully good and awfully free resource. 

Below, the year-to-date rankings of every new vehicle reported to have been sold in the United States in the first three quarters of 2012 begin with the top 30 and then after the jump continue with 235 more vehicles. At GoodCarBadCar, we call these the top 265 best-selling vehicles in America through September 2012.

Rank
Vehicle
September
2012 YTD
September
2011 YTD
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
463,733 416,388 + 11.4%
#2
Toyota Camry
314,788 229,521 + 37.1%
* Camry Hybrid
34,291 6381 + 437%
#3
Chevrolet Silverado
298,200 296,436 + 0.6%
* Silverado Hybrid
388 720 – 46.1%
#4
Honda Accord
247,847 181,014 + 36.9%
#5
Nissan Altima
234,040 200,554 + 16.7%
* Altima Hybrid
99 3098 – 96.8%
#6
Honda Civic
234,029 167,384 + 39.8%
Civic Hybrid
5661 3155 + 79.4%

* Civic Natural Gas
836 —– —–
#7
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
222,703 186,891 + 19.2%
#8
Dodge Ram
213,593 177,973 + 20.0%
#9
Honda CR-V
213,381 161,035 + 32.5%
#10
Ford Escape
200,075 187,850 + 6.5%
* Escape Hybrid
1329 7305 – 81.8%
#11
Ford Fusion
194,165 188,439 + 3.0%
* Fusion Hybrid
8066 8548 – 5.6%
#12
Ford Focus
186,686 137,315 + 36.0%
* Focus Electric
228 —– —–
#13
Toyota Prius
183,340 93,243 + 96.6%
Prius C
26,110 —– —–

Prius Plug-In
7713 —– —–
#14
Chevrolet Cruze
180,600 187,524 – 3.7%
#15
Chevrolet Malibu
179,465 171,266 + 4.8%
* Malibu Hybrid
12,976 24 + 53,967%
#16
Hyundai Sonata
175,346 174,761 + 0.3%
* Sonata Hybrid
15,781 14,042 + 12.4%
#17
Chevrolet Equinox
166,862 145,035 + 15.0%
#18
Hyundai Elantra
152,575 147,922 + 3.1%
#19
Chevrolet Impala
140,179 138,122 + 1.5%
#20
Toyota RAV4
134,167 96,120 + 39.6%
* RAV4 EV
61 —– —–
#21
Volkswagen Jetta
127,028 136,988 – 7.3%
* Jetta TDI
37,120 41,083 – 9.6%

Jetta SportWagen
16,882 21,376 – 21.0%
#22
Ford Explorer
117,803 96,957 + 21.5%
Explorer Police Interceptor
4148 —– —–
#23
Kia Optima
114,728 55,737 + 106%
* Optima Hybrid
7907 403 + 1862%
#24
GMC Sierra
112,181 107,342 + 4.5%
* Sierra Hybrid
100 142 – 29.6%
#25
Jeep Grand Cherokee
112,075 85,769 + 30.7%
#26
Nissan Rogue
109,763 91,378 + 20.1%
#27
Jeep Wrangler
108,477 91,928 + 18.0%
#28
Dodge Grand Caravan
108,127 85,830 + 26.0%
#29
Toyota Tacoma
102,872 78,654 + 30.8%
#30
Chrysler 200
100,267 60,930 + 64.6%
Sebring
—– 2380 – 100%

Source: Manufacturers, ANDC & HybridCars.com
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
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Rank
Vehicle
September
2012 YTD
September
2011 YTD
% Change
#31
Honda Odyssey
97,824 76,021 + 28.7%
#32
Ford Edge
96,987 90,779 + 6.8%
#33
Mazda 3
93,705 79,185 + 18.3%
#34
Kia Soul
93,356 78,669 + 18.7%
#35
Toyota Highlander
90,481 73,080 + 23.8%
* Highlander Hybrid
4382 3425 + 27.9%
#36
Kia Sorento
88,164 99,725 – 11.6%
#37
Chrysler Town & Country
87,569 71,917 + 21.8%
#38
Toyota Sienna
87,187 83,188 + 4.8%
#39
Nissan Sentra
85,840 90,026 – 4.6%
#40
Nissan Versa
85,572 71,611 + 19.5%
#4
Honda Pilot
85,288 81,703 + 4.4%
#42
Subaru Outback
85,204 74,791 + 13.9%
#43
Volkswagen Passat
83,662 4893 + 1610%
* Passat TDI
18,776 742 + 2431%
#44
Toyota Tundra
74,972 61,057 + 22.8%
#45
Dodge Avenger
74,739 45,028 + 66.0%
#46
GMC Terrain
70,826 63,451 + 11.6%
#47
Chevrolet Camaro
68,968 70,249 – 1.8%
#48
BMW 3-Series
68,352 70,566 – 3.1%
* 335d
710 2655 – 73.3%

* Active Hybrid 3
13 —– —–
#49
Lexus RX
67,048 56,816 + 18.0%
* RX450h
8861 7701 + 15.1%
#50
Chevrolet Traverse
67,042 83,464 – 19.7%
#51
Ford Mustang
66,821 56,618 + 18.0%
#52
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
64,807 30,188 + 115%
Aveo
61 28,482 – 99.8%
#53
GMC Acadia
63,857 62,013 + 3.0%
#54
Jeep Liberty
63,674 49,325 + 29.1%
#55
Subaru Impreza
63,651 31,070 + 105%
WRX
9529 9811 – 2.9%
#56
Dodge Charger
63,485 54,153 + 17.2%
#57
Kia Forte
61,228 62,717 – 2.4%
#58
Dodge Journey
59,351 41,706 + 42.3%
#59
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
57,740 46,128 + 25.2%
#60
Ford Taurus
56,848 47,538 + 19.6%
Taurus Police Interceptor
6079 —– —–
#61
Subaru Forester
56,571 56,381 + 0.3%
#62
Chrysler 300
53,630 23,376 + 129%
#63
Hyundai Accent
51,438 40,770 + 26.2%
#64
Hyundai Santa Fe
50,961 57,981 – 12.1%
#65
Chevrolet Tahoe
49,481 56,636 – 12.6%
* Tahoe Hybrid
374 416 – 10.1%
#66
Jeep Patriot
49,061 42,643 + 15.0%
#67
Nissan Maxima
46,121 44,593 + 3.4%
#68
Infiniti G
46,052 43,383 + 6.2%
G37 Coupe/Convertible
10,286 11,632 – 11.6%
#69
Buick LaCrosse
45,066 45,058 + 0.2%
* LaCrosse eAssist
9489 —– —–
#70
Nissan Frontier
44,814 37,445 + 19.7%
#71
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
44,796 47,824 – 6.3%
* E350 BlueTec
1828 2232 – 18.1%
#72
Ford Fiesta
43,484 57,225 – 24.0%
#73
Buick Enclave
41,561 44,404 – 6.4%
#74
Cadillac SRX
40,224 39,861 + 0.9%
#75
Nissan Murano
39,322 38,678 + 1.7%
#76
Acura MDX
38,646 31,684 + 22.0%
#77
Honda Fit
38,578 47,968 – 19.6%
Fit EV
32 —– —–
#78
Cadillac CTS
38,465 41,900 – 8.2%
#79
BMW 5-Series
38,328 37,996 + 0.9%
* ActiveHybrid 5
65 —– —–
#80
Hyundai Tucson
37,844 34,896 + 8.4%
#81
Lexus ES
36,134 26,960 + 34.0%
* ES300h
2231 —– —–
#82
Subaru Legacy
35,589 31,338 + 13.6%
#83
Toyota 4Runner
35,299 32,532 + 8.5%
#84
Chevrolet Suburban
33,860 33,055 + 2.4%
#85
Dodge Challenger
33,623 30,160 + 11.5%
#86
Mini Cooper
33,186 30,357 + 9.3%
Hardtop
21,343 20,845 + 2.4%

Clubman
4249 5517 – 23.0%

Convertible
3792 3995 – 5.1%

Coupe
2206 —– —–

Roadster
1596 —– —–
#87
Kia Rio
32,815 13,792 + 138%
#88
Fiat 500
32,742 13,861 + 136%
#89
Chevrolet Colorado
32,608 23,985 + 36.0%
#90
Volkswagen Golf
32,408 27,042 + 19.8%
GTI
13,260 13,188 + 0.5%

* TDI
7914 7576 + 4.5%

Golf R
3051 —– —–
#91
Jeep Compass
31,903 34,013 – 6.2%
#92
Toyota Venza
31,414 29,831 + 5.3%
#93
Kia Sportage
30,169 37,109 – 18.7%
#94
Dodge Durango
30,052 39,080 – 23.1%
#95
BMW X5
29,682 26,047 + 14.0%
* xDrive35d
7518 5031 + 49.4%
#96
Mazda 6
29,653 24,914 + 19.0%
#97
Mazda CX-5
29,372 —– —–
#98
Buick Verano
29,146 —– —–
#99
Hyundai Veloster
28,338 834 + 3298%
#100
Audi A4
28,230 26,398 + 6.9%
#101
Ford Expedition
28,227 29,222 – 3.4%
#102
Nissan Juke
28,096 27,459 + 2.3%
#103
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
27,148 —– —–
#104
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
27,098 21,635 + 25.3%
* ML350 BlueTec
4047 2556 + 58.3%

* ML450 Hybrid
20 1 + 1900%
#105
Hyundai Genesis
27,016 25,224 + 7.1%
#106
Acura TL
26,848 22,880 + 17.3%
#107
Toyota Yaris
23,818 15,794 + 50.8%
#108
Nissan Pathfinder
23,542 18,883 + 24.7%
#109
Lincoln MKZ
23,474 21,058 + 11.5%
* MKZ Hybrid
4999 4353 + 14.8%
#110
Acura TSX
23,378 21,721 + 7.6%
TSX Sport Wagon
3044 2432 + 25.2%
#111
Ford Flex
22,960 21,102 + 8.8%
#112
Volkswagen Tiguan
22,854 20,016 + 14.2%
#113
BMW X3
22,591 19,167 + 17.9%
#114
Toyota Avalon
21,673 21,005 + 3.2%
#115
Volkswagen Beetle
21,566 1765 + 1122%
* Beetle TDI
274 —– —–
#116
Lexus IS
21,107 20,724 + 1.8%
#117
Buick Regal
20,523 32,657 – 37.2%
* Regal eAssist
1885 —– —–
#118
Mercedes-Benz GLK
20,141 17,007 + 18.4%
#119
Audi Q5
19,897 17,571 + 13.2%
* Q5 Hybrid
25 —– —–
#120
Acura RDX
19,801 10,662 + 85.7%
#121
GMC Yukon
19,149 24,337 – 21.3%
* Yukon Hybrid
372 505 – 26.3%
#122
Ford Ranger
19,146 49,788 – 61.5%
#123
Lincoln MKX
18,780 16,966 + 10.7%
#124
Scion tC
18,136 17,341 + 4.6%
#125
Volvo S60
17,993 15,799 + 13.9%
#126
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
17,558 17,196 + 2.1%
* GL350 BlueTec
4313 3431 + 25.7%
#127
Mazda CX-9
17,339 25,088 – 30.9%
#128
Chevrolet Avalanche
17,149 13,989 + 22.6%
#129
Cadillac Escalade
16,437 17,676 – 7.0%
Escalade
9294 10,491 – 11.4%

Escalade ESV
5795 5770 + 0.4%

Escalade EXT
1348 1415 – 4.7%
Escalade Hybrid
471 680 – 29.3%
#130
Nissan Titan
16,406 15,348 + 6.9%
#131
Chevrolet Volt
16,348 3895 + 320%
#132
Lexus GS
16,017 3080 + 420%
* GS450h
427 208 + 105%
#133
GMC Yukon XL
15,668 17,056 – 8.1%
#134
Scion xB
15,592 12,974 + 20.2%
#135
Mini Countryman
15,345 11,278 + 36.1%
#136
Volkswagen CC
15,015 23,329 – 35.6%
#137
Honda Crosstour
14,995 14,088 + 6.4%
#138
Nissan Quest
14,514 8652 + 67.8%
#139
Kia Sedona
14,454 19,235 – 24.9%
#140
Infiniti JX35
14,353 —– —–
#141
Audi A6
13,909 6704 + 107%
#142
Volvo XC60
13,750 10,172 + 35.2%
#143
Lexus CT200h
13,612 8852 + 53.8%
#144
Nissan Xterra
13,500 13,085 + 3.2%
#145
Nissan Armada
13,150 13,117 + 0.3%
#146
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
13,126 12,490 + 5.1%
#147
Audi A5
13,005 11,724 + 10.9%
#148
Mitsubishi Lancer
12,768 16,053 – 20.5%
#149
Mazda 2
12,729 10,855 + 17.3%
#150
Mitsubishi Galant
12,298 13,816 – 11.0%
#151
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
11,463 10,560 + 8.6%
#152
Mazda CX-7
11,327 27,835 – 59.3%
#153
Chevrolet Corvette
10,570 10,270 + 2.9%
#154
Porsche Cayenne
10,334 10,031 + 3.0%
* Cayenne S Hybrid
882 1235 – 28.6%

* Cayenne Diesel
562 —– —–
#155
Honda Ridgeline
1,229 6476 + 58.0%
#156
Dodge Caliber
10,021 30,590 – 67.2%
#157
Toyota FJ Cruiser
9920 10,419 – 4.8%
#158
Mazda 5
9693 16,005 – 39.4%
#159
Suzuki SX4
9561 9415 + 1.6%
#160
Infiniti QX56
9490 9003 + 5.4%
#161
Lincoln MKS
9410 8843 + 6.4%
#162
Dodge Dart
9254 —– —–
#163
Toyota Sequoia
9236 8708 + 6.1%
#164
Scion xD
8425 7292 + 15.5%
#165
Volkswagen Routan
8246 10,407 – 20.8%
#166
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
8214 8877 – 7.5%
* S350 BlueTec
643 —– —–

* S400 Hybrid
97 244 – 60.2%
#167
BMW 7-Series
8103 7750 + 4.6%
* ActiveHybrid 7
218 253 – 13.8%
#168
Lexus GX460
7720 8291 – 6.9%
#169
GMC Canyon
7618 7634 – 0.2%
#170
Scion FR-S
7465 —– —–
#171
Infiniti FX
7462 7057 + 5.7%
#172
Audi Q7
7342 6764 + 8.5%
* Q7 TDI
2309 2893 – 20.2%
#173
Hyundai Veracruz
7340 6836 + 7.4%
#174
smart fortwo
7311 3757 + 94.6%
* fortwo EV
136 88 + 54.5%
#175
Volvo XC90
7260 7923 – 8.4%
#176
Cadillac XTS
7156 —– —–
#177
Volkswagen Touareg
7112 4853 + 46.5%
* Touareg TDI
3487 2191 + 59.2%

* Touareg Hybrid
177 322 – 45.0%
#178
Scion iQ
6872 —– —–
#179
Infiniti M
6759 8149 – 17.1%
* M Hybrid
478 245 + 95.1%
#180
Porsche 911
6654 4757 + 39.9%
#181
Chevrolet Spark
6313 —– —–
#182
Audi A7
6251 4097 + 52.6%
#183
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
6235 —– —–
#184
Acura ILX
6129 —– —–
ILX Hybrid
535 —– —–
#185
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
6109 3506 + 74.2%
#186
Nissan 370Z
6099 6081 + 0.3%
#187
Land Rover Range Rover
6054 7285 – 16.9%
#188
Hyundai Azera
5993 1407 + 326%
#189
Porsche Panamera
5984 5184 + 15.4%
* Panamera S Hybrid
409 —– —–
#190
Mitsubishi Outlander
5909 7396 – 20.1%
#191
Lincoln Navigator
5822 5626 + 3.5%
#192
Nissan Cube
5812 13,652 – 57.4%
#193
Audi A3
5750 5023 + 14.5%
* A3 TDI
3165 2829 + 11.9%
#194
BMW 1-Series
5535 6572 – 15.8%
#195
Land Rover LR4
5505 5852 – 5.9%
#196
BMW 6-Series
5482 2217 + 147%
#197
Lincoln MKT
5478 3757 + 45.8%
#198
Nissan Leaf
5212 7199 – 27.6%
#199
Volkswagen Eos
5198 6166 – 15.7%
#200
Mazda MX-5 Miata
5081 4687 + 8.4%
#201
Honda Insight
5047 13,618 – 62.9%
#202
Lexus LS
4916 6372 – 22.8%
* LS600hL
41 62 – 33.9%
#203
Suzuki Kizashi
4390 5445 – 19.4%
#204
Jaguar XF
4380 3767 + 16.3%
#205
BMW X6
4226 4432 – 4.6%
* X6 ActiveHybrid
4 39 – 89.7%
#206
Volvo XC70
4016 4256 – 5.6%
#207
Audi A8
3970 4179 – 5.0%
#208
Jaguar XJ
3937 4200 – 6.3%
#209
Suzuki Grand Vitara
3761 3779 – 0.5%
#210
Lexus LX570
3760 2312 + 62.6%
#211
Volvo C70
3741 4032 – 7.2%
#212
Honda CR-Z
3461 10,172 – 66.0%
#213
Ford Crown Victoria
3424 43,095 – 92.1%
#214
Mercedes-Benz SLK
3288 2536 + 29.7%
#215
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
3249 1185 + 174%
#216
Dodge Nitro
3240 18,753 – 82.7%
#217
Hyundai Equus
2963 2283 + 29.8%
#218
Chevrolet Caprice PPV
2865 498 + 475%
#219
Subaru BRZ
2718 —– —–
#220
Volvo S80
2642 3951 – 33.1%
#221
Infiniti EX
2480 4589 – 46.0%
#222
Land Rover LR2
2417 1953 + 23.8%
#223
Volvo C30
2173 2573 – 15.5%
#224
BMW X1
2146 —– —–
#225
Toyota Land Cruiser
2074 1226 + 69.2%
#226
BMW Z4
1952 2932 – 33.4%
#227
Audi TT
1686 1662 + 1.4%
#228
Porsche Boxster
1599 1617 – 1.1%
#229
Subaru Tribeca
1538 1970 – 21.9%
#230
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
1433 1986 – 27.8%
#231
Suzuki Equator
1426 1599 – 10.8%
#232
Jaguar XK
1233 1348 – 8.5%
#233
Mitsubishi Eclipse
1099 6997 – 84.3%
Eclipse Spyder
437 2940 – 85.1%
#234
Ford C-Max
969 —– —–
#235
Nissan GT-R
968 1102 – 12.2%
#236
Buick Lucerne
966 17,973 – 94.6%
#237
Lincoln Town Car
916 8591 – 89.3%
#238
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
751 997 – 24.7%
#239
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
706 454 + 55.5%
#240
Audi R8
654 859 – 23.9%
#241
Acura ZDX
642 1220 – 47.4%
#242
Lexus HS250h
641 2178 – 70.6%
#243
Cadillac ATS
611 —– —–
#244
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
535 706 – 24.2%
#245
Mazda Tribute
503 2082 – 75.8%
* Tribute Hybrid
90 374 – 73.7%
#246
Dodge Dakota
488 10,657 – 95.4%
#247
Mitsubishi Endeavor
483 9123 – 94.7%
#248
Cadillac DTS
462 10,755 – 95.7%
#249
Porsche Cayman
444 1075 – 58.7%
#250
Mitsubishi i MiEV
439 —– —–
#251
Acura RL
329 979 – 66.4%
#252
Subaru XV Crosstrek
192 —– —–
#253
Cadillac STS
157 2986 – 94.7%
#254
Mazda RX-8
80 664 – 88.0%
#255
Volvo S40
51 2875 – 98.2%
#256
Lexus LFA
33 44 – 25.0%
#257
Chevrolet HHR
21 36,771 – 99.9%
#258
Dodge Viper
20 144 – 86.1%
#259
Chevrolet Cobalt
11 843 – 98.7%
#260
Suzuki XL7
10 44 – 77.3%
#261
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
7 16 – 56.3%
T262
Honda FCX
3 1 + 200%
T262
Honda Element
3 11,168 – 99.97%
#264
Lexus SC430
2 18 – 88.9%
#265
Suzuki Forenza/Reno
1 1 0.0%
—–
Total
10,677,328 9,326,334 + 14.5%
—–
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——- —– —–
—–
222,803 192,698 + 15.6%
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——- —– —–
—–
Overall Market
10,900,131 9,519,032 + 14.5%

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. estimates say sales for those brands through August were 612, 1350, 360, 180, 36, and 288, respectively. Total Maserati and Bentley volume is reported, but not by specific models.
* = unconfirmed by manufacturer’s monthly report

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