2008 U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings – Top 279 Best-Selling Vehicles – Every Vehicle Ranked By American Sales Volume


2009 Honda Civic Sedan silver
Honda’s Civic Was The Only Vehicle In The Top
10 To Post A Year-Over-Year Sales Increase

Americans registered nearly three million fewer vehicles in 2008 than in 2007, and the decline had an impact, in one way or another, on nearly every automaker. 

Yet the order of America’s five best-selling vehicles remained the same as the year before. Despite their 25% declines – much worse than the overall market’s 18% drop – the two top-selling trucks held steady as America’s two top-selling vehicles overall.

The exhaustive table below is sortable, so as much as it’s a ranking of U.S. vehicle sales in 2008, it can also be an alphabetical listing of the 279 vehicles nameplates which were sold that year. You can also rank vehicles by year-over-year change, in which you’ll the Dodge Journey near the top and the Buick Rendezvous at the bottom. (Mobile users can select “View Web Version” at the bottom of this page to gain access to the sortability function.)

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for every current model can be accessed by making a selection at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. More current U.S. vehicles sales rankings are published each and every month, and there are links to those lists and many others at the Best Sellers page.

Click Column Headers To Sort – 2007 Rankings – 2009 Rankings

2008 Rank
Vehicle
2008 Year End
2007 Year End
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
515,513
690,589
– 25.4%
#2
Chevrolet Silverado
465,065
618,257
– 24.8%
#3
Toyota Camry
436,617
473,108
– 7.7%
#4
Honda Accord
372,789
392,231
– 5.0%
#5
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
351,007
371,390
– 5.5%
#6
Honda Civic
339,289
331,095
+ 2.5%
#7
Nissan Altima
269,668
284,762
– 5.3%
#8
Chevrolet Impala
265,740
311,128
– 14.6%
#9
Dodge Ram
245,840
358,295
– 31.4%
#10
Honda CR-V
197,279
219,160
– 10.0%
#11
Ford Focus
195,823
173,213
+ 13.1%
#12
Chevrolet Cobalt
188,045
200,720
– 6.3%
#13
Chevrolet Malibu
178,253
128,312
+ 38.9%
#14
GMC Sierra
168,544
208,243
– 19.1%
#15
Toyota Prius
158,884
181,221
– 12.3%
#16
Ford Escape
156,544
165,596
– 5.5%
#17
Ford Fusion
147,569
149,552
– 1.3%
#18
Toyota Tacoma
144,655
173,238
– 16.5%
#19
Pontiac G6
140,240
150,001
– 6.5%
#20
Toyota Tundra
137,249
196,555
– 30.2%
#21
Toyota RAV4
137,020
172,752
– 20.7%
#22
Honda Odyssey
135,493
173,046
– 21.7%
#23
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan
123,749
176,041
– 29.7%
#24
Chrysler Town & Country
118,563
138,151
– 14.2%
#25
Hyundai Sonata
117,357
145,568
– 19.4%
#26
Toyota Sienna
115,944
138,162
– 16.1%
#27
BMW 3-Series
112,464
142,490
– 21.1%
#28
Ford Edge
110,798
130,125
– 14.9%
#29
Mazda 3
109,957
120,235
– 8.5%
#30
Toyota Highlander
104,661
127,878
– 18.2%
#31
Toyota Yaris
102,328
84,799
+ 20.7%
#32
Nissan Sentra
99,797
106,522
– 6.3%
#33
Volkswagen Jetta
97,461
98,951
– 1.5%
#34
Dodge Charger
97,367
119,289
– 18.4%
#35
Honda Pilot
96,746
117,146
– 17.4%
#36
Chevrolet HHR
96,053
105,175
– 8.7%
#37
Hyundai Elantra
94,720
85,724
+ 10.5%
#38
Chevrolet Tahoe
91,578
146,256
– 37.4%
#39
Ford Mustang
91,251
134,626
– 32.2%
#40
Nissan Versa
85,182
79,443
+ 7.2%
#41
Jeep Wrangler
84,615
119,243
– 29.0%
#42
Lexus RX
84,181
103,340
– 18.5%
#43
Dodge Caliber
84,158
101,079
– 16.7%
#44
Saturn Vue
81,676
84,767
– 3.6%
#45
Honda Fit
79,794
56,432
+ 41.4%
#46
Ford Explorer
78,439
137,817
– 43.1%
#47
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
74,878
134,626
– 44.4%
#48
Jeep Grand Cherokee
73,678
120,937
– 39.1%
#49
Nissan Rogue
73,053
17,808
+ 310%
#50
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
72,471
63,701
+ 13.8%
#51
Chrysler Sebring
71,663
93,130
– 23.1%
#52
Nissan Murano
71,401
76,358
– 6.5%
#53
Hyundai Santa Fe
70,994
92,421
– 23.2%
#54
Kia Spectra
68,465
73,474
– 6.8%
#55
Chevrolet Equinox
67,447
89,552
– 24.7%
#56
Jeep Liberty
66,911
92,105
– 27.4%
#57
Subaru Legacy
66,876
78,428
– 14.7%
#58
GMC Acadia
66,440
72,765
– 8.7%
#59
Ford Ranger
65,872
72,711
– 9.4%
#60
Infiniti G
64,181
71,809
– 10.6%
#61
Lexus ES
64,135
82,867
– 22.6%
#62
Chrysler 300
62,352
120,636
– 48.3%
#63
Dodge Avenger
61,963
83,804
– 26.1%
#64
Subaru Forester
60,748
44,530
+ 36.4%
#65
Saturn Aura
59,380
59,964
– 1.0%
#66
Cadillac CTS
58,774
57,029
+ 3.1%
#67
Jeep Patriot
55,654
40,434
+ 37.6%
#68
Chevrolet Aveo
55,360
67,028
– 17.4%
#69
Ford Expedition
55,123
90,287
– 38.9%
#70
Buick Lucerne
54,930
82,923
– 33.8%
#71
Chevrolet Colorado
54,346
75,716
– 28.2%
#72
Mini Cooper
54,077
42,045
+ 28.6%
#73
Chevrolet Suburban
54,058
83,673
– 35.4%
#74
Ford Taurus/Five Hundred
52,667
68,178
– 22.8%
#75
Mazda 6
52,590
57,267
– 8.2%
#76
Chrysler PT Cruiser
50,910
99,585
– 48.9%
#77
Hyundai Accent
50,431
36,055
+ 39.9%
#78
Lexus IS
49,432
54,933
– 10.0%
#79
Subaru Impreza
49,098
46,333
+ 6.0%
#80
Ford Crown Victoria
48,557
60,901
– 20.3%
#81
Toyota 4Runner
47,878
87,718
– 45.4%
#82
Dodge Journey
47,097
109
+ 43,108%
#83
Nissan Maxima
47,072
52,574
– 10.5%
#84
Acura TL
46,766
58,545
– 20.1%
#85
Pontiac Vibe
46,551
37,170
+ 25.2%
#86
BMW 5-Series
45,915
54,142
– 15.2%
#87
Acura MDX
45,377
58,606
– 22.6%
#88
Scion xB
45,220
45,834
– 1.3%
#89
Nissan Frontier
44,997
64,397
– 30.1%
#90
Kia Optima
44,904
40,901
+ 9.8%
#91
Buick Enclave
44,706
29,286
+ 52.7%
#92
Audi A4
43,343
45,411
– 4.6%
#93
Toyota Avalon
42,790
72,945
– 41.3%
#94
Scion tC
40,980
63,852
– 35.8%
#95
Chevrolet Uplander
40,456
69,885
– 42.1%
#96
Cadillac Escalade
39,710
60,991
– 34.9%
#97
GMC Yukon
39,064
63,428
– 38.4%
#98
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
38,576
48,950
– 21.2%
#99
Buick LaCrosse
36,873
47,747
– 22.8%
#100
Kia Rio
36,532
33,370
+ 9.5%
#101
Dodge Nitro
36,368
74,825
– 51.4%
#102
Volkswagen Golf/Rabbit
35,408
41,844
– 15.4%
#102.1
Volkswagen Rabbit
20,070
25,445
– 21.1%
#102.2
Volkswagen Golf
15,338
16,399
– 6.5%
#103
Chevrolet Avalanche
35,003
55,550
– 37.0%
#104
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
34,320
33,879
+ 1.3%
#105
Nissan Titan
34,053
65,746
– 48.2%
#106
Honda Ridgeline
33,875
42,795
– 20.8%
#107
Nissan Xterra
33,579
51,355
– 34.6%
#108
Nissan Pathfinder
33,555
63,056
– 46.8%
#109
Kia Sportage
32,754
49,393
– 33.7%
#110
Mercury Mariner
32,306
34,843
– 7.3%
#111
Acura TSX
31,998
33,037
– 3.1%
#112
BMW X5
31,858
35,202
– 9.5%
#113
Mercury Milan
31,393
37,244
– 15.7%
#114
Toyota Sequoia
30,693
23,273
+ 31.9%
#115
Cadillac DTS
30,479
51,469
– 40.8%
#116
Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ
30,117
34,363
– 12.4%
#117
Volkswagen Passat
30,034
37,183
– 19.2%
#118
Mercury Grand Marquis
29,766
50,664
– 41.2%
#119
Kia Sorento
29,699
36,300
– 18.2%
#120
Suzuki Aerio/SX4
29,563
16,740
+ 76.6%
#121
Lincoln MKX
29,076
37,953
– 23.4%
#122
Toyota FJ Cruiser
28,668
55,170
– 48.0%
#123
Kia Rondo
28,645
26,020
+ 10.1%
#124
Mitsubishi Lancer
27,861
31,376
– 11.2%
#125
Jeep Commander
27,694
63,027
– 56.1%
#126
Scion xD
27,665
10,948
+ 153%
#127
Chevrolet Corvette
26,971
33,685
– 19.9%
#128
Mitsubishi Galant
26,941
26,491
+ 1.7%
#129
Kia Sedona
26,915
40,493
– 33.5%
#130
Mazda CX-7
26,811
41,653
– 35.6%
#131
Volkswagen New Beetle
26,477
31,021
– 14.6%
#132
Honda Element
26,447
35,218
– 24.9%
#133
GMC Yukon XL
26,404
45,303
– 41.7%
#134
Mazda CX-9
26,100
25,562
+ 2.1%
#135
Dodge Dakota
26,044
50,702
– 48.6%
#136
Pontiac G5
25,439
27,928
– 8.9%
#137
Jeep Compass
25,349
39,491
– 35.8%
#138
Saturn Outlook
25,340
34,748
– 27.1%
#139
Smart Fortwo
24,622
—–
—–
#140
GMC Envoy
23,876
48,586
– 50.9%
#141
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
23,328
26,396
– 11.6%
#142
Ford Taurus X/Freestyle
23,112
42,110
– 45.1%
#142.1
Ford Taurus X
23,112
18,345
+ 26.0%
#142.2
Ford Freestyle
—–
23,765
– 100%
#143
Suzuki XL7
22,554
23,176
– 2.7%
#144
Chrysler Aspen
22,254
28,788
– 22.7%
#145
Mazda 5
22,021
13,717
+ 60.5%
#146
Dodge Durango
21,420
45,503
– 52.9%
#147
Hummer H3
21,373
43,430
– 50.8%
#148
Suzuki Forenza/Reno
20,796
42,113
– 50.6%
#149
Pontiac Torrent
20,625
32,644
– 36.8%
#150
Lexus LS
20,255
35,226
– 42.5%
#151
Mitsubishi Eclipse
20,107
27,292
– 26.3%
#152
Hyundai Tucson
19,027
41,476
– 54.1%
#153
Volvo XC90
18,980
31,336
– 39.4%
#154
Nissan Quest
18,252
28,590
– 36.2%
#155
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
17787
26,081
– 31.8%
#156
BMW X3
17,622
28,058
– 37.2%
#157
Dodge Challenger
17,423
—–
—–
#158
Lexus GX
16,424
23,035
– 28.7%
#159
Mercury Sable
16,187
21,121
– 23.4%
#160
Cadillac SRX
16,156
22,543
– 28.3%
#161
Acura RDX
15,845
23,356
– 32.2%
#162
Lexus GS
15,759
23,381
– 32.6%
#163
Nissan Armada
15,685
31,632
– 50.4%
#164
Lincoln Town Car
15,653
26,739
– 41.5%
#165
Infiniti M
15,618
21,884
– 28.6%
#166
Saab 9-3
15,167
22,979
– 34.0%
#167
Pontiac G8
15,002
—–
—–
#168
GMC Canyon
14,974
20,888
– 28.3%
#169
Lincoln Navigator
14,836
24,050
– 38.3%
#170
Cadillac STS
14,790
20,873
– 29.1%
#171
Hyundai XG/Azera
14,461
21,948
– 34.1%
#172
Ford Flex
14,457
—–
—–
#173
Mitsubishi Outlander
13,471
23,285
– 42.1%
#174
Audi Q7
13,209
20,695
– 36.2%
#175
Lincoln MKS
12,982
—–
—–
#176
Infiniti EX
12,873
305
+ 4121%
#177
Volkswagen Eos
12,837
12,744
+ 0.7%
#178
Infiniti FX
12,660
20,724
– 38.9%
#179
BMW 7-Series
12,276
14,773
– 16.9%
#180
BMW 1-Series
12,018
—–
—–
#181
Saturn Astra
11,968
—–
—–
#182
Audi A6
11,956
12,001
– 0.4%
#183
Suzuki Grand Vitara
11,936
19,538
– 38.9%
#184
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
11,459
16,989
– 32.6%
#185
Porsche Cayenne
11,217
12,547
– 10.6%
#186
Volvo S80
11,038
12,347
– 10.6%
#187
Hyundai Veracruz
11,004
12,589
– 12.6%
#188
Mazda MX-5 Miata
10,977
15,075
– 27.2%
#189
Subaru Tribeca
10,975
16,790
– 34.6%
#190
Mercedes-Benz CLK
10,844
15,009
– 27.8%
#191
Mazda Tribute
10,806
13,679
– 21.0%
#192
Pontiac Solstice
10,739
16,779
– 36.0%
#193
Mercury Mountaineer
10,596
23,850
– 55.6%
#194
Nissan 350Z
10,337
18,957
– 45.5%
#195
Volvo S40
9687
18,141
– 46.6%
#196
Chevrolet Traverse
9456
—–
—–
#197
Saturn Sky
9162
11,263
– 18.7%
#198
Hyundai Tiburon
9111
14,073
– 35.3%
#199
Volvo S60
8966
18,511
– 51.6%
#200
Volkswagen Tiguan
8664
—–
—–
#201
Pontiac Grand Prix
8636
87,622
– 90.1%
#202
Land Rover Range Rover
8602
12,316
– 30.2%
#203
Jaguar XF
8578
—–
—–
#204
Hyundai Entourage
8470
17,155
– 50.6%
#205
Porsche 911
8324
12,493
– 33.4%
#206
Lexus LX570
7915
2468
+ 221%
#207
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
7733
13,031
– 40.7%
#208
Infiniti QX56
7657
12,288
– 37.7%
#209
Chrysler Pacifica
7345
53,947
– 86.4%
#210
Dodge Magnum
6912
30,256
– 77.2%
#211
Volkswagen Touareg
6755
8812
– 23.3%
#212
BMW 6-Series
6533
9033
– 27.7%
#213
Audi A5
6282
625
+ 905%
#214
Hyundai Genesis
6167
—–
—–
#215
Hummer H2
6095
12,431
– 51.0%
#216
Mitsubishi Endeavor
5938
11,886
– 50.0%
#217
BMW Z4
5879
10,097
– 41.8%
#218
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
5774
7906
– 27.0%
#219
Land Rover LR2
5618
9205
– 39.0%
#220
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
5464
6126
– 10.8%
#221
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
4941
7270
– 32.0%
#222
Audi A3
4759
6353
– 25.1%
#223
Lincoln Mark LT
4631
8382
– 44.8%
#224
BMW X6
4548
—–
—–
#225
Acura RL
4517
6262
– 27.9%
#226
Audi TT
4486
4355
+ 3.0%
#227
Volvo C30
4299
2090
+ 106%
#228
Land Rover LR3
4039
11,039
– 63.4%
#229
Toyota Land Cruiser
3801
3251
+ 16.9%
#230
Saab 9-7X
3660
5257
– 30.4%
#231
Kia Amanti
3614
5522
– 34.6%
#232
Jaguar XK
3581
4487
– 20.2%
#233
Porsche Cayman
3513
6027
– 41.7%
#234
Volkswagen Routan
3387
—–
—–
#235
Mazda RX-8
3368
5767
– 41.6%
#236
Isuzu i-280/i-350
2998
4138
– 27.5%
#237
Porsche Boxster
2982
3622
– 17.7%
#238
Mitsubishi Raider
2935
8262
– 64.5%
#239
Audi A8
2825
3826
– 26.2%
#240
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
2733
3672
– 25.6%
#241
Saab 9-5
2538
4357
– 41.7%
#242
Honda S2000
2538
4302
– 41.0%
#243
Jaguar XJ
2452
4474
– 45.2%
#244
Volkswagen CC
2105
—–
—–
#245
Chrysler Crossfire
2021
8774
– 77.0%
#246
Lexus SC430
1986
3927
– 49.4%
#247
Kia Borrego
1869
—–
—–
#248
Volvo V50
1856
2850
– 34.9%
#249
Isuzu Ascender
1756
2948
– 40.4%
#250
Nissan GT-R
1730
—–
—–
#251
Toyota Venza
1474
—–
—–
#252
Mazda B-Series
1319
2657
– 50.4%
#253
Cadillac XLR
1250
1750
– 28.6%
#254
Dodge Viper
1172
435
+ 169%
#255
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
931
1152
– 19.2%
#256
Jaguar S-Type
904
3524
– 74.3%
#257
Audi R8
900
240
+ 275%
#258
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
711
15,784
– 95.5%
#259
Buick Terrazda
544
5569
– 90.2%
#260
Jaguar X-Type
431
3198
– 86.5%
#261
Saturn Ion
315
47,875
– 99.3%
#262
Buick Relay
163
1474
– 88.9%
#263
Buick Rainier
117
4819
– 97.6%
#264
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
106
104
+ 1.9%
#265
Pontiac Montana SV6
64
1359
– 95.3%
#266
Pontiac GTO
52
4200
– 98.8%
#267
Scion xA
39
9547
– 99.6%
#268
Buick Rendezvous
27
15,295
– 99.8%
#269
Hummer H1
17
125
– 86.4%
T270
Suzuki Equator
13
—–
—–
T270
Chevrolet SSR
13
244
– 94.7%
#272
Honda FCX
11
10
+ 10.0%
#273
Mitsubishi Montero
4
401
– 99.0%
T274
Isuzu Axiom
3
8
– 62.5%
T274
Saab 9-2X
3
118
– 97.5%
T274
Suzuki Verona
3
315
– 99.0%
#277
Subaru Baja
2
1127
– 99.8%
T278
Isuzu Rodeo
1
4
– 75.0%
T278
Acura RSX
1
296
– 99.7%
Overall Market
13,245,718 16,154,064 – 18.0%
Total
12,997,099 15,828,320 – 17.9%
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Commercial Vans
248,619 325,744 – 23.7%
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Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin (1600), Ferrari (1602), Lamborghini (980), Lotus (2600), Maybach (119), Rolls-Royce (414) etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. Bracketed figures are estimates. Maserati sold 2509 vehicles in 2008, down from 2540. Bentley sold 2693, down 32.5% from 3990. 

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