February 2013 Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America

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February 2013 Was The Best Dodge
Charger Sales Month In Three Years
America's best-selling car didn't sell nearly as well this February as in February 2012. It didn't matter. Just as it was at this time last year, just as it was last month, the Toyota Camry was the best-selling car in the United States in February 2013.

Besides, February 2012 was a bit of an anomaly, even when we take the Camry's high standards into account. Camry volume had shot up 27% after rising 64% the year before. So to see Camry sales falling in February 2013 means little for two reasons: it's still the most popular car in America, and matching last year's output would have been a huge undertaking.


Ford Fusion sales shot up 28% in February. That was enough for the Fusion to lay claim to a podium position, but not enough for the Ford to overtake the Honda Accord, which posted a 35% increase. America's four most popular cars in February were midsize sedans (with the odd coupe thrown in). The next four were compacts, then the Toyota Prius range, another compact, and then four bigger cars again. Speaking of bigness, the Dodge Charger landed on this list of America's 20 best-selling cars in February.


Which cars didn't make such a landing? In January, the Dodge Avenger and Volkswagen Passat were America's 17th and 19th-best-selling cars. Those two cars fell out of the top 20 in February, making way for the Charger and the Mazda 3. Volkswagen Of America reported its lowest-volume Passat sales month since January of last year. Year-over-year volume dropped 8%. Dodge Avenger volume, meanwhile, rose 52%.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for these vehicles and every other nameplate on sale can always be accessed through the dropdown at GCBC's Sales Stats page. GCBC already published the February rankings of America's best-selling trucks and SUVs. Below, you'll find the 20 most popular cars in America ranked by February 2013 sales.

February 2014 • March 2013 - January 2013 - February 2012
Rank
Best-Selling Car
February 2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Toyota Camry
31,270 - 9.5% 63,167+ 4.5%
#2
Honda Accord
27,999 + 35.2% 51,923 + 51.1%
#3
Ford Fusion
27,875 + 28.0% 50,274 + 42.1%
#4
Nissan Altima
27,725 - 15.9% 49,189 - 11.1%
#5
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
24,999 + 12.9% 48,821 + 21.6%
#6
Honda Civic
22,713 - 16.1% 44,594 - 8.9%
#7
Ford Focus
20,808 - 10.9% 36,969 - 2.1%
#8
Chevrolet Cruze
17,947 - 12.1% 32,471 - 8.5%
#9
Toyota Prius
17,812 - 13.5% 33,584 + 4.5%

* Prius Liftback
11,428- 30.6%21,113- 15.4%

* Prius C
3148 + 15,640%5839 + 29,095%

 *Prius V
2543- 37.7%5065- 29.0%

* Prius Plug-In
693 + 3200%1567 + 7362%
#10
Hyundai Elantra
16,219 + 17.4% 28,393 + 14.9%
#11
Hyundai Sonata
16,007 - 8.1% 29,254 - 8.3%
#12
Chevrolet Impala
15,424 + 0.6% 29,577 - 5.6%
#13
Chevrolet Malibu
14,817 - 25.9% 30,640 - 11.6%
#14
Kia Optima
13,195 + 14.2% 24,447 + 20.0%
#15
Nissan Versa
13,100 + 28.6% 23,370 + 19.2%
#16
Volkswagen Jetta
11,968 - 6.8% 22,490 - 5.5%
#17
Chrysler 200
11,446 + 17.8% 20,292 + 21.3%
#18
Mazda 3
10,554- 6.4%18,628- 9.0%
#19
Dodge Charger
10,301 + 40.6% 16,712 + 29.9%
#20
Nissan Sentra
10,058 - 5.2% 19,037 + 7.7%
Source: Manufacturers
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales 
* Prius breakdown by variant

RECOMMENDED READING
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - February 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - March 2013
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - January 2013
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - February 2012
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - February 2013
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - February 2013
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs & Crossovers In America - February 2013
Top 14 Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In America - February 2013

4 comments:

  1. Looks like you have a typo in the Camry YTD total. Should the first digit be a 5 or a 6?

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  2. Fixed. For some reason that was the Prius's YTD total. Thanks for the catch.

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  3. For 2013 the three different prius vehicles should be separated. The Prius liftback and plug-in is a version of the same. But the c and v are on different platforms and have different wheel bases.

    Prius is a sub-Brand, not a car model. Toyota calls Prius a Band, and reports sales numbers like their other brands.


    If it was the same car, they would not have a need to break out numbers for the Liftback, c and v.

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  4. That's the way I'd have it, and that's the way we do it in Canada, where Toyota considers the cars as four different cars. But Toyota USA releases Prius figures as though they are one car. When a breakdown is made available (from something other than their sales release, which never separates the Prius quartet), we publish it.

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