September 2012 Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America


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Having already ranked America’s 20 best-selling cars, 20 best-selling SUVs, and five best-selling trucks, the list below throws them all in together with a couple minivans. These were America’s 30 best-selling in September 2012.

The growth of America’s most dominant pickup trucks stalled in September. The four best-selling trucks – Ford’s F-Series, GM’s Silverado and Sierra, and Dodge’s Ram – either posted losses or posted increases well below the industry average.

Those four trucks did account for 11% of all new vehicle sales in the United States in September. America’s four best-selling cars, on the other hand, were responsible for 9.6% of all new vehicle sales. The three best-selling cars – Camry, Accord, Cruze – all increased at an above-average rate compared with September 2011.

America’s four leading utility vehicles assumed 6.3% of the industry’s total volume last month. Of those four, the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Ford Explorer improved their sales at an above-average pace. America’s two best-selling minivans did so also. Dodge’s Grand Caravan expanded its lead over the Honda Odyssey to 10,303 units with one quarter of 2012 remaining.

U.S. 30 best-selling vehicles market share chart September 2012
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Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all these vehicles can always 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. Brands were ranked by volume yesterday and other best seller lists were published then, as well. Pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post.

America’s 20 best-selling automobiles are also profiled in the accompanying chart. Their market share as it compares with the rest of the market’s offerings can be seen by clicking the chart for a larger view. Below you’ll find complete data on America’s 30 best-selling vehicles from September 2012.

Rank
Vehicle
September 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
55,077 + 1.2% 463,733 + 11.4%
#2
Chevrolet Silverado
36,425 – 16.6% 298,200 + 0.6%
#3
Toyota Camry
34,252 + 23.0% 310,962 + 36.1%
#4
Honda Accord
29,182 + 56.6% 247,847 + 36.9%
#5
Dodge Ram
25,973 + 5.9% 213,593 + 20.0%
#6
Chevrolet Cruze
25,787 + 42.5% 180,600 – 3.7%
#7
Nissan Altima
24,448 + 0.4% 234,040 + 16.7%
#8
Ford Escape
23,148 + 14.5% 200,075 + 6.5%
#9
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
23,026 + 42.6% 222,703 + 19.2%
#10
Honda CR-V
22,268 + 13.6% 213,381 + 32.5%
#11
Honda Civic
21,546 + 57.0% 234,029 + 39.8%
#12
Ford Focus
19,736 + 91.4% 186,686 + 36.0%
#13
Toyota Prius
18,932 + 103% 183,340 + 96.6%

Prius C
3386 —– 26,130 —–

Prius V
3088 —– n/a —–

Prius Plug-In
1652 —– 7720 —–
#14
Hyundai Elantra
18,305 + 27.2% 152,575 + 3.1%
#15
Hyundai Sonata
17,332 – 4.7% 175,346 + 0.3%
#16
Chevrolet Equinox
15,835 + 2.2% 166,862 + 15.0%
#17
Chevrolet Impala
15,259 + 10.4% 140,179 + 1.5%
#18
Volkswagen Jetta
14,750 – 1.8% 127,028 – 7.3%
#19
Kia Optima
14,304 + 131% 114,728 + 106%
#20
Ford Explorer
14,049 + 23.9% 117,803 + 21.5%
#21
Mazda 3
14,031 + 57.1% 93,705 + 18.3%
#22
Toyota RAV4
13,796 + 80.4% 134,167 + 39.6%
#23
GMC Sierra
13,636 – 1.9% 112,181 + 4.5%
#24
Dodge Grand Caravan
13,488 + 32.2% 108,127 + 26.0%
#25
Jeep Grand Cherokee
12,539 + 18.5% 112,075 + 30.7%
#26
Ford Fusion
12,300 – 37.0% 194,165 + 3.0%
#27
Toyota Tacoma
12,176 + 48.9% 102,872 + 30.8%
#28
Nissan Rogue
12,106 + 12.7% 109,763 + 20.1%
#29
Jeep Wrangler
12,097 + 6.2% 108,477 + 18.0%
#30
Honda Odyssey
11,365 + 28.9% 97,824 + 28.7%

Source: Manufacturers
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales

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