February 2013 U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings

Ahead Of The 2014 Cherokee's
Launch, Jeep Sales Are Tumbling
Americans registered 4% more new vehicles in February 2013 than in the same period of 2012, a month which was full of more auto selling days. The U.S. market had posted year-over-year increases of 7%, 15%, 9%, 14%, respectively, in the previous four months

Huge gains reported by the Dodge Avenger, Charger, Challenger, Journey, Durango, together with 7720 sales from the Dart, propelled the Chrysler Group to a 4% gain in February 2013 despite big (and predictable) losses at Jeep and falling Chrysler brand sales. 

Hyundai posted its best February ever thanks to strong Santa Fe volume. Volkswagen sold 879 more vehicles this February than last - the Beetle was up by 2393 units.


Ford Motor Company sales rose sharply in February, and the two brands which make up the company have now sold 46,235 more vehicles this year than during the same period in 2012. But while Lincoln accounted for 3.8% of FoMoCo volume last February, that figure fell to 2.5% in February 2013 as Lincoln volume fell 29%.

U.S. auto brand market share chart February 2013
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General Motors made good use of a group effort to find a 7% increase in sales: all four brands posted increases between 5% and 20%.

Without the Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz was barely able to outsell BMW for premium brand leadership status. BMW trailed the non-Sprinter Benzes by 729 units. Through the first two months of 2013, BMW trails Mercedes-Benz by 4412 units. 

The worst year-over-year decline in February 2013 was reported by Lincoln, sales of which didn't even add up to 3% of FoMoCo's total. Conversely, Bentley, Porsche, and Dodge posted the best year-over-year increases.

To see vehicles ranked differently, click the column headers to sort the list of these auto brand sales figures alphabetically, by year-to-date volume, or by year-over-year change.

Best seller lists for cars, trucks, and SUVs/crossovers will be published later this afternoon. For specific monthly and yearly figures, make a model or brand selection at GCBC's Sales Stats page, which will be updated throughout the day, as well.

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Updated @ 5:49 PM AT on 03.01.2013
Rank
Automaker
February 2013

Change
Year To Date
YTD 
% Change
#1
Ford
190,427
+ 10.9%
352,099
+ 16.2%
#2
Chevrolet
158,541
+ 4.9%
295,845
+ 7.6%
#3
Toyota
143,986
+ 4.5%
280,607
+ 13.8%
#4
Honda
96,623
- 2.3%
180,760
+ 4.2%
#5
Nissan
90,489
- 7.2%
164,282
- 3.4%
#6
Dodge
55,639
+ 30.3%
98,866
+ 33.3%
#7
Hyundai
52,311
+ 2.3%
96,024
+ 2.3%
#8
Kia
41,505
- 7.8%
77,807
- 3.4%
#9
GMC
35,778
+ 9.8%
66,594
+ 15.7%
#10
Volkswagen
31,456
+ 2.9%
60,474
+ 4.7%
#11
Jeep
31,164
- 16.5%
61,482
- 10.9%
#12
Subaru
28,163
+ 11.0%
55,826
+ 15.9%
#13
Chrysler
25,083
- 7.1%
45,779
+ 2.6%
#14
Mazda
24,936
- 2.8%
46,255
- 6.8%
#15
Ram
23,827
+ 2.3%
44,814
+ 7.3%
#16
Mercedes-Benz
23,268
+ 23.0%
46,846
+ 16.7%
#17
BMW
21,311
+ 0.5%
37,824
+ 0.6%
#18
Lexus
17,339
+ 3.9%
33,550
+ 15.9%
#19
Buick
16,150
+ 15.2%
29,613
+ 22.2%
#20
Cadillac
13,845
+ 20.3%
26,961
+ 32.0%
#21
Acura
11,364
+ 0.9%
20,853
+ 6.2%
#22
Audi
10,877
+ 27.5%
20,933
+ 17.0%
#23
Infiniti
9147
- 1.0%
16,273
+ 1.5%
#24
Mitsubishi
6051
+ 27.8%
10,710
+ 13.4%
#25
Scion
5052
+ 2.2%
9945
+ 17.3%
#26
Lincoln
4883
- 29.4%
9074
- 24.6%
#27
Volvo
4867
- 7.5%
9742
- 0.2%
#28
Mini
4302
- 13.6%
7984
- 4.0%
#29
Land Rover
3905
+ 20.0%
8105
+ 25.5%
#30
Fiat
3302
+ 2.3%
5805
+ 13.0%
#31
Porsche
2805
+ 30.5%
6163
+ 31.2%
#32
Suzuki
1250
- 48.5%
2736
- 30.4%
#33
Jaguar
1148
+ 12.3%
2177
+ 8.5%
#34
Smart
783
+ 1.8%
1264
- 0.1%
#35
Bentley
180
+ 42.9%
368
+ 50.8%
#36
Maserati
159
- 16.8%
331
- 4.1%
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General Motors
224,314
+ 7.2%
419,013
+ 11.1%
Ford
Motor Company
195,310
+ 9.3%
361,173
+ 14.7%
Toyota Motor Corporation
166,377
+ 4.3%
324,102
+ 14.1%

Chrysler Group
139,015
+ 4.1%
256,746
+ 9.4%

Honda Motor Company
107,987
- 2.0%
201,613
+ 4.4%
Nissan Motor Company
99,636
- 7.1%
180,555
- 3.0%
Hyundai-Kia
93,816
- 2.5%
173,831
- 0.3%
Volkswagen 
Group *
45,318
+ 9.5%
87,938
+ 9.1%
BMW-Mini
25,613
- 2.2%
45,808
- 0.3%
Daimler AG
24,051
+ 22.2%
48,110
+ 16.2%
Jaguar-Land Rover
5053
+ 18.1%
10,282
+ 21.4%
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Total
1,192,299
+ 3.7%
2,235,537
+ 8.4%
Source: Automakers & ANDC 
Red font indicates declining year-over-year volume
*Does not include Lamborghini

RECOMMENDED READING
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - March 2013 & YTD
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - January 2013
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - 2012 Year End
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - February 2012
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - February 2013

3 comments:

  1. Dodge owned hyundai LOL

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  2. Hi! Love your site. Could I make a suggestion? Could you guys add Brand Market Share to your graphs? That will be cool. :-)

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  3. Brandon, you'd like another column beside the YOY % change showing current market share? That should be doable, we'll take a look and hopefully be able to implement that.

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