2006 U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings – Top 301 Best-Selling Vehicles – Every Vehicle Ranked By American Sales Volume


2006 Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer Was Still America’s
Best-Selling SUV In 2006

Looking back in time, GoodCarBadCar has generated a sales table for 2006. 301 different vehicle nameplates found buyers in the United States, down from the 311 which were sold in 2005. As always, the Ford F-Series was America’s best-selling vehicle line. If there was one trend to be spotted in 2006, it was the slowing pickup truck market.

Indeed, the overall U.S. new vehicle market fell 2.6% in 2006, a 437,578-unit -year-over-year decrease.  Multiple trucks, including the first, second, third, and fourth-best-selling pickups, posted decreases worse than the overall market’s decline.

2004 Hummer H2 Yellow
And Hummer Was Still A Thing

America’s best-selling passenger car in 2006 was the Toyota Camry. The Dodge Grand Caravan, America’s top-selling minivan, outsold America’s favourite SUV, the Ford Explorer, by nearly 32,000 units. The most popular premium brand vehicle was the BMW 3-Series, in 37th spot.

The exhaustive table below is sortable, so as much as it’s a ranking of U.S. vehicle sales in 2006, you can also select the fourth column to see how vehicles ranked in 2005. Or, as many of you undoubtedly will, you can sort alphabetically by vehicle name to see the Fords, Toyotas, Hyundais, and Audis grouped together. (Mobile users can select “View Web Version” at the bottom of this page to gain access to the sortability function.)

For more current vehicles – which many of these 311 are – historic monthly and yearly sales figures can be accessed by making a selection from the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. To compare vehicles with one another, however, check out the lengthy full vehicle rankings list below.

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2006 Rank
Vehicle
2006 
Year End
2005 
Year End
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
796,039
901,463
– 11.7%
#2
Chevrolet Silverado
636,069
705,980
– 9.9%
#3
Toyota Camry
448,445
431,703
+ 3.9%
#4
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
387,388
341,290
+ 13.5%
#5
Dodge Ram
364,177
400,543
– 9.1%
#6
Honda Accord
354,441
369,293
– 4.0%
#7
Honda Civic
316,638
308,415
+ 2.7%
#8
Chevrolet Impala
289,868
246,481
+ 17.6%
#9
Nissan Altima
232,457
255,371
– 9.0%
#10
Chevrolet Cobalt
211,449
212,667
– 0.6%
#11
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan
211,140
226,771
– 6.9%
#12
GMC Sierra
210,736
229,488
– 8.2%
#13
Ford Explorer
179,229
239,788
– 25.3%
#14
Toyota Tacoma
178,351
168,831
+ 5.6%
#15
Honda Odyssey
177,919
174,275
+ 2.1%
#16
Ford Focus
177,006
184,825
– 4.2%
#17
Ford Taurus
174,803
196,919
– 11.2%
#18
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
174,797
244,150
– 28.4%
#19
Honda CR-V
170,028
150,219
+ 13.2%
#20
Ford Mustang
166,530
160,975
+ 3.5%
#21
Chevrolet Malibu
163,853
203,503
– 19.5%
#22
Toyota Sienna
163,269
161,380
+ 1.2%
#23
Chevrolet Tahoe
161,491
152,305
+ 6.0%
#24
Chrysler Town & Country
159,105
180,759
– 12.0%
#25
Pontiac G6
157,644
124,844
+ 26.3%
#26
Ford Escape
157,395
165,122
– 4.7%
#27
Honda Pilot
152,154
143,353
+ 6.1%
#28
Toyota RAV4
152,047
70,518
+ 116%
#29
Hyundai Sonata
149,513
130,365
+ 14.7%
#30
Chrysler 300
143,647
144,068
– 0.3%
#31
Ford Fusion
142,502
16,983
+ 739%
#32
Jeep Grand Cherokee
139,148
213,584
– 34.9%
#33
Chrysler PT Cruiser
138,650
133,740
+ 3.7%
#34
Jeep Liberty
133,557
166,883
– 20.0%
#35
Toyota Highlander
129,794
137,409
– 5.5%
#36
Toyota Tundra
124,508
126,529
– 1.6%
#37
BMW 3-Series
120,180
106,950
+ 12.4%
#38
Nissan Sentra
117,922
119,489
– 1.3%
#39
Dodge Charger
114,201
44,804
+ 155%
#40
Chevrolet Equinox
113,888
130,542
– 12.8%
#41
Pontiac Grand Prix
108,634
122,398
– 11.2%
#42
Lexus RX
108,348
108,775
– 0.4%
#43
Toyota Prius
106,971
107,897
– 0.9%
#44
Volkswagen Jetta
103,331
104,063
– 0.7%
#45
Toyota 4Runner
103,086
103,829
– 0.7%
#46
Saturn Ion
102,042
100,891
+ 1.1%
#47
Chevrolet HHR
101,298
41,011
+ 147%
#48
Hyundai Elantra
98,853
116,336
– 15.0%
#49
Buick Lucerne
96,515
8821
+ 994%
#50
Mazda 3
94,437
97,388
– 3.0%
#51
Chevrolet Colorado
93,876
128,359
– 26.9%
#52
Ford Ranger
92,420
120,958
– 23.6%
#53
Dodge Caliber
92,224
—–
—–
#54
Toyota Avalon
88,938
95,318
– 6.7%
#55
Jeep Commander
88,497
17,048
+ 419%
#56
Ford Expedition
87,203
114,137
– 23.6%
#57
Subaru Legacy/Outback
84,442
87,788
– 3.8%
#58
Ford Five Hundred
84,218
107,932
– 22.0%
#59
Nissan Murano
81,362
74,454
+ 9.3%
#60
Jeep Wrangler
80,271
79,017
+ 1.6%
#61
Scion tC
79,125
74,415
+ 6.3%
#62
Chrysler Pacifica
78,243
85,557
– 8.5%
#63
Nissan Frontier
77,510
72,838
+ 6.4%
#64
Chevrolet Suburban
77,211
87,011
– 11.3%
#65
Dodge Dakota
76,098
104,051
– 26.9%
#66
Lexus ES
75,987
67,577
+ 12.4%
#67
GMC Envoy
74,452
107,862
– 31.0%
#68
Nissan Pathfinder
73,124
76,156
– 4.0%
#69
Kia Spectra
72,557
56,088
+ 29.4%
#70
Nissan Titan
72,192
86,945
– 17.0%
#71
GMC Yukon
71,476
73,458
– 2.7%
#72
Acura TL
71,348
78,218
– 8.8%
#73
Buick LaCrosse
71,072
92,669
– 23.3%
#74
Dodge Durango
70,606
115,439
– 38.8%
#75
Toyota Yaris
70,308
—–
—–
#76
Nissan Maxima
69,763
75,425
– 7.5%
#77
Chrysler Sebring
69,357
90,294
– 23.2%
#78
Mazda 6
66,203
71,447
– 7.3%
#79
Hyundai Santa Fe
63,931
68,006
– 6.0%
#80
Ford Crown Victoria
62,976
63,939
– 1.5%
#81
Nissan Xterra
62,325
72,447
– 14.0%
#82
Cadillac Escalade
62,206
51,144
+ 21.6%
#83
Scion xB
61,306
54,037
+ 13.5%
#84
Infiniti G35
60,741
68,728
– 11.6%
#85
Chevrolet Uplander
58,699
72,980
– 19.6%
#86
Ford Freestyle
58,602
76,739
– 23.6%
#87
Chevrolet Aveo
58,244
68,085
– 14.5%
#88
Cadillac DTS
58,224
23,322
+ 150%
#89
Chevrolet Avalanche
57,076
63,186
– 9.7%
#90
Kia Sedona
57,018
52,837
+ 7.9%
#91
BMW 5-Series
56,756
52,722
+ 7.7%
#92
Toyota FJ Cruiser
56,225
—–
—–
#93
Cadillac CTS
54,846
61,512
– 10.8%
#94
Mercury Grand Marquis
54,688
64,716
– 15.5%
#95
Lexus IS
54,267
15,789
+ 244%
#96
Volkswagen Passat
54,208
49,233
+ 10.1%
#97
Acura MDX
54,121
57,948
– 6.6%
#98
Hummer H3
54,052
33,140
+ 63.1%
#99
Hyundai Tucson
52,067
61,048
– 14.7%
#100
Honda Element
51,829
56,262
– 7.9%
#101
Dodge Stratus
51,393
99,648
– 48.4%
#102
Subaru Forester
51,258
53,541
– 4.3%
#103
Kia Sorento
50,672
47,610
+ 6.4%
#104
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
50,195
50,383
– 0.4%
#105
Honda Ridgeline
50,193
42,593
+ 17.8%
#106
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
50,187
60,658
– 17.3%
#107
Ford Freestar
50,125
77,585
– 35.4%
#108
Audi A4
49,862
48,922
+ 1.9%
#109
Suzuki Forenza/Reno
48,579
41,394
+ 17.4%
#110
Buick Rendezvous
45,954
60,589
– 24.2%
#111
GMC Yukon XL
45,413
53,652
– 15.4%
#112
Pontiac Vibe
45,221
64,271
– 29.6%
#113
GMC Torrent
43,174
10,303
+ 319%
#114
Subaru Impreza
41,148
33,637
+ 22.3%
#115
Dodge Magnum
40,095
52,487
– 23.6%
#116
Lincoln Town Car
39,295
47,122
– 16.6%
#117
Mini Cooper
39,171
40,820
– 4.0%
#118
Kia Optima
38,408
41,349
– 7.1%
#119
Acura TSX
38,035
34,856
+ 9.1%
#120
Kia Sportage
37,071
29,009
+ 27.8%
#121
Chevrolet Corvette
36,518
32,489
+ 12.4%
#122
Mercuryc Milan
35,853
5321
+ 574%
#123
Volkswagen New Beetle
35,110
36,339
– 3.4%
#124
Hyundai Accent
34,735
41,012
– 15.3%
#125
Toyota Sequoia
34,315
45,904
– 25.2%
#126
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
34,113
33,562
+ 1.6%
#127
Mercury Mariner
33,941
34,099
– 0.5%
#128
Volvo XC90
33,200
35,976
– 7.7%
#129
Lincoln Zephyr
33,114
4985
+ 564%
#130
Mitsubishi Eclipse
33,003
24,487
+ 34.8%
#131
Nissan Armada
32,864
39,508
– 16.8%
#132
Scion xA
32,603
28,033
+ 16.3%
#133
Nissan Quest
31,905
40,357
– 20.9%
#134
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
31,632
34,959
– 9.5%
#135
BMW X3
31,291
30,769
+ 1.7%
#136
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
30,886
16,036
+ 92.6%
#137
Mercury Mountaineer
29,567
32,491
– 9.0%
#138
Volkswagen Golf/Rabbit
28,699
15,690
+ 82.9%
#138.1
Volkswagen Golf
17,089
15,690
+ 8.9%
#138.2
Volkswagen Rabbit
11,610
—–
—–
#139
Kia Rio
28,388
30,290
– 6.3%
#140
Honda Fit
27,934
—–
—–
#141
Mitsubishi Galant
27,673
33,976
– 18.6%
#142
Lexus GS
27,390
33,457
– 18.1%
#143
Suzuki Grand Vitara
26,931
8624
+ 212%
#144
Hyundai XG350/Azera
26,833
17,645
+ 52.1%
#145
BMW X5
26,798
37,598
– 28.7%
#146
Mazda Tribute
26,785
36,761
– 27.1%
#147
Volvo S60
25,753
24,695
+ 4.3%
#148
Cadillac STS
25,676
33,497
– 23.3%
#149
Infiniti M45
25,658
24,000
+ 6.9%
#150
Lexus GX470
25,454
34,339
– 25.9%
#151
Nissan 350Z
24,635
27,278
– 9.7%
#152
Volvo S40
24,566
24,241
+ 1.3%
#153
Saab 9-3
24,133
24,108
+ 0.1%
#154
GMC Canyon
23,979
34,845
– 31.2%
#155
Lincoln Navigator
23,947
25,844
– 7.3%
#156
Mitsubishi Lancer
23,167
27,849
– 16.8%
#157
Infiniti FX
22,653
26,786
– 15.4%
#158
Mercury Montego
22,332
27,007
– 17.3%
#159
Mazda CX-7
22,325
—–
—–
#160
Nissan Versa
22,044
—–
—–
#161
Cadillac SRX
22,043
22,999
– 4.2%
#162
Saturn Aura
19,746
—–
—–
#163
Pontiac Solstice
19,710
5445
+ 262%
#164
Lexus LS
19,546
26,043
– 24.9%
#165
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
18,776
—–
—–
#166
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
18,757
10,441
+ 79.6%
#167
Subaru B9 Tribeca
18,614
14,797
+ 25.8%
#168
Jeep Compass
18,579
—–
—–
#169
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
18,168
4959
+ 266%
#170
BMW 7-Series
17,796
18,165
– 2.0%
#171
Hyundai Tiburon
17,382
20,600
– 15.6%
#172
Dodge Neon
17,239
113,332
– 84.8%
#173
Mazda 5
17,109
4761
+ 259%
#174
Hummer H2
17,107
23,213
– 26.3%
#175
Acura RSX
16,996
20,809
– 18.3%
#176
Dodge Nitro
16,990
—–
—–
#177
Land Rover LR3
16,930
19,346
– 12.5%
#178
Mazda MX-5 Miata
16,897
9801
+ 72.4%
#179
Mercedes-Benz CLK
16,415
18,227
– 9.9%
#180
Audi A6
16,219
20,503
– 20.9%
#181
Mitsubishi Endeavor
14,017
20,994
– 33.2%
#182
Volvo XC70
13,136
13,998
– 6.2%
#183
Pontiac Montana SV6
13,100
23,439
– 44.1%
#184
Lincoln Mark LT
12,753
10,274
+ 24.1%
#185
Buick Rainier
12,691
15,271
– 16.9%
#186
BMW Z4
12,284
10,045
+ 22.3%
#187
Suzuki Aerio/SX4
12,221
7967
+ 53.4%
#188
Hyundai Entourage
12,206
—–
—–
#189
Porsche 911
12,045
10,107
+ 19.2%
#190
Land Rover Range Rover
12,044
13,430
– 10.3%
#191
Buick Terraza
11,948
20,288
– 41.1%
#192
Infiniti QX56
11,694
14,711
– 20.5%
#193
Mazda MPV
11,600
17,634
– 34.2%
#194
Acura RL
11,501
17,572
– 34.5%
#195
Mitsubishi Outlander
11,493
11,848
– 3.0%
#196
Pontiac GTO
11,268
11,590
– 2.8%
#197
Suzuki XL7
10,948
15,472
– 29.2%
#198
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
10,763
14,835
– 27.4%
#199
Porsche Cayenne
10,569
13,607
– 22.3%
#200
Mercedes-Benz SLK
10,410
11,278
– 7.7%
#201
Volkswagen Touareg
10,163
18,050
– 43.7%
#202
Audi Q7
10,003
—–
—–
#203
Kia Amanti
9594
18,668
– 48.6%
#204
Mazda RX-8
9343
14,673
– 36.3%
#205
BMW 6-Series
9322
9934
– 6.2%
#206
Acura RDX
9164
—–
—–
#207
Lincoln LS
8797
19,109
– 54.0%
#208
Saturn Sky
8671
—–
—–
#209
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
8462
10,080
– 16.1%
#210
Chrysler Crossfire
8216
14,665
– 44.0%
#211
Audi A3
8040
5389
+ 49.2%
#212
Pontiac G5
7902
—–
—–
#213
Chrysler Aspen
7656
—–
—–
#214
Mitsubishi Raider
7595
1145
+ 563%
#215
Saturn Relay
7171
15,758
– 54.5%
#216
Porsche Cayman
7025
—–
—–
#217
Honda S2000
6271
7780
– 19.4%
#218
Jaguar S-Type
5875
8897
– 34.0%
#219
Lexus SC430
5847
8360
– 30.1%
#220
Saab 9-7X
5789
2272
+ 155%
#221
Volvo V70
5604
7394
– 24.2%
#222
Lexus LX470
5595
8555
– 34.6%
#223
Volvo S80
5469
10,181
– 46.3%
#224
Subaru Baja
5241
6239
– 16.0%
#225
Jaguar X-Type
5214
10,941
– 52.3%
#226
Audi A8
5038
5430
– 7.2%
#227
Jaguar XJ
5027
8304
– 39.5%
#228
Saab 9-5
4992
6023
– 17.1%
#229
Isuzu Ascender
4857
7585
– 36.0%
#230
Jaguar XK
4567
2282
+ 100%
#231
Porsche Boxster
4503
7879
– 42.8%
#232
Mercury Monterey
4467
8166
– 45.3%
#233
Volvo V50
4138
5671
– 27.0%
#234
Mazda B-Series
4086
5872
– 30.4%
#235
Volvo C70
3941
1442
+ 173%
#236
Chevrolet SSR
3803
8107
– 53.1%
#237
Isuzu i-280/i-350
3497
889
+ 293%
#238
Volkswagen Eos
3394
—–
—–
#239
Toyota Land Cruiser
3376
4870
– 30.7%
#240
Cadillac XLR
3203
3730
– 14.1%
#241
Buick LeSabre
2313
75,369
– 96.9%
#242
Suzuki Verona
2302
8411
– 72.6%
#243
Ford Edge
1919
1302
+ 47.4%
#244
Ford GT
1919
1302
+ 47.4%
#245
Lincoln Aviator
1711
15,873
– 89.2%
#246
Mitsubishi Montero
1609
2778
– 42.1%
#247
Dodge Viper
1455
1652
– 11.9%
#248
Saab 9-2X
1435
5940
– 75.8%
#249
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
1312
1320
– 0.6%
#250
Pontiac Bonneville
1160
10,037
– 88.4%
#251
Ford Excursion
965
16,283
– 94.1%
#252
Audi TT
954
2822
– 66.2%
#253
Lincoln MKX
859
—–
—–
#254
Pontiac Sunfire
853
25,114
– 96.6%
#255
Pontiac Grand Am
828
31,613
– 97.4%
#256
Cadillac Deville
807
38,661
– 97.9%
#257
Honda Insight
722
666
+ 8.4%
#258
Kia Rondo
594
—–
—–
#259
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
587
1334
– 56.0%
#260
GMC Acadia
480
—–
—–
#261
Ford Thunderbird
469
9548
– 95.1%
#262
Infiniti Q45
393
1129
– 65.2%
#263
Pontiac Montana
388
3732
– 89.6%
#264
Chevrolet Astro
386
19,215
– 98.0%
#265
Hummer H1
365
374
– 2.4%
#266
Chevrolet Cavalier
355
18,960
– 98.1%
#267
Pontiac Aztek
347
5020
– 93.1%
#268
Volkswagen Phaeton
235
820
– 71.3%
#269
Chevrolet Venture
196
7029
– 97.2%
#270
Saturn Outlook
144
—–
—–
#271
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
141
200
– 29.5%
#272
Isuzu Rodeo
129
2373
– 94.6%
#273
Isuzu Axiom
124
1319
– 90.6%
#274
Chevrolet Blazer
114
4936
– 97.7%
#275
Porsche Carrera GT
85
340
– 75.0%
#276
Buick Century
83
6504
– 98.7%
#277
Oldsmobile Alero
67
1382
– 95.2%
#278
Acura NSX
58
206
– 71.8%
#279
GMC Safari
56
3436
– 98.4%
#280
Buick Park Avenue
51
2175
– 97.7%
#281
Land Rover Freelander
42
2141
– 98.0%
#282
Buick Regal
30
602
– 95.0%
#283
Toyota Echo
27
1544
– 98.0%
#284
Saturn L-Series
20
5036
– 99.6%
#285
Oldsmobile Bravada
19
327
– 94.2%
#286
Chevrolet Malibu Classic
18
42,358
– 99.96%
#287
Chevrolet Tracker
11
474
– 97.7%
#288
Oldsmobile Silhouette
10
139
– 92.8%
#289
Cadillac Seville
9
137
– 93.4%
#290
Toyota Celica
9
3113
– 99.7%
#291
Suzuki Vitara
8
233
– 96.6%
#292
Isuzu Trooper
7
4
+ 75.0%
#293
Honda FCX
6
6
0.0%
#294
BMW Z8
5
17
– 70.6%
#295
Chevrolet S10
4
149
– 97.3%
#296
Infiniti QX4
4
3
+ 33.3%
#297
Infiniti I35
3
1044
– 99.7%
T298
Land Rover Discovery
1
817
– 99.9%
T298
Mazda Protege
1
—–
—–
T298
Mitsubishi Montero Sport
1
758
– 99.9%
T298
Suzuki Esteem
1
—–
—–
#302
Mercury Sable
—–
24,149
– 100%
#303
Toyota MR2 Spyder
—–
780
– 100%
#304
Dodge Intrepid
—–
298
– 100%
#305
Chrysler Concorde
—–
210
– 100%
#306
Mitsubishi Diamante
—–
160
– 100%
#307
GMC Sonoma
—–
66
– 100%
#308
Oldsmobile Aurora
—–
18
– 100%
#309
Isuzu Rodeo Sport
—–
7
– 100%
#310
Mazda 626
—–
2
– 100%
#311
Acura CL
—–
1
 – 100%
Overall Market
16,560,989 16,997,203 – 2.6%
Total
16,205,403 16,635,327 – 2.6%
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Commercial Vans
355,586 361,876 – 1.7%
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Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin (443), Ferrari (1513), Lamborghini (876), Lotus (2522), Maybach (146), Rolls-Royce (336) etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. Bracketed figures are estimates. Maserati sold 2108 vehicles in 2006, up 4.5% from 2018. Bentley sold 3856, up 5.5% from 3654.

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