Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - March 2013

2012 Toyota Prius white roof
A major adjustment to the way GoodCarBadCar lists America's best-selling vehicles should please all readers. This year, Toyota USA has adopted the Canadian approach of breaking down Prius sales by model, rather than just grouping the Prius, Prius V, Prius C, and Prius Plug-In as one family. 

Now that it's become clear that Toyota USA will be sticking with the practice, U.S. sales figures on GCBC can now properly list the original Toyota Prius as a single vehicle line.

To be clear, we throw the Prius Plug-In in with the Prius since they're basically two powertrain options on the same car, not unlike the four-cylinder and V6 and hybrid versions of the Honda Accord or the regular Ford Focus and Focus ST. If, like last month, the whole Prius Family was listed as one model, it would have ranked as America's 15th-best-selling vehicle in March, just ahead of the Chevrolet Equinox.

Click Market Share Chart For Larger View

Speaking of the Equinox; together with the Silverado and Cruze, Chevrolet's three best-selling models accounted for 48.2% of all Bowtie sales in March. Ford's three best sellers - Escape, Fusion, and top-ranked F-Series - were responsible for 55.4% of overall Ford brand volume. Chrysler's Ram Pickup, 200 sedan, and Jeep Wrangler brought in 36.9% of the Chrysler Group's customers. 

Present in February 2013's top 30 but missing in March were the Dodge Charger, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Mazda 3. Stepping in to fill the void were the Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Rogue, and Nisssan's Sentra.



Lest ye forget, you can always access historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any vehicle (including the Prius Family) by selecting a make and/or model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. You can access many more best seller lists at the Best Sellers page. And, rather obviously, you can find America's 30 best-selling vehicles from March 2013 below. Click the accompanying market share chart for a larger view.

March 2014April 2013 - February 2013 - March 2012

Rank
Vehicle
March
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
#1
Ford F-Series
67,513 + 16.3% 168,843 + 17.4%
#2
Chevrolet Silverado
39,561 + 8.4% 116,649 + 22.0%
#3
Nissan Altima
37,763 - 8.0% 86,952 - 9.8%
#4
Toyota Camry
37,663 - 11.5% 100,830 - 4.3%
#5
Honda Accord
36,504 + 36.4% 88,427 + 44.6%
#6
Dodge Ram
33,831 + 25.5% 77,594 + 15.0%
#7
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
31,423 + 11.1% 80,244 + 17.3%
#8
Ford Fusion
30,284 + 6.0% 80,558 + 26.0%
#9
Ford Escape
28,934 + 27.6% 72,983 + 24.5%
#10
Honda Civic
27,665 - 1.9% 72,259 - 6.4%
#11
Honda CR-V
26,897 - 12.9% 65,374 - 12.4%
#12
Hyundai Elantra
26,153 + 32.9% 54,546 + 22.8%
#13
Ford Focus
24,929 - 11.9% 61,898 - 6.3%
#14
Chevrolet Cruze
23,260 + 7.7% 55,731 - 2.4%
#15
Chevrolet Equinox
20,997 + 4.7% 58,869 + 14.1%
#16
Ford Explorer
18,599 + 40.5% 51,197 + 52.2%
#17
Chevrolet Malibu
18,539 - 22.4% 49,179 - 16.0%
#18
Hyundai Sonata
18,031 - 22.6% 47,285 - 14.3%
#19
Chrysler 200
16,593 + 11.3% 36,885 + 16.6%
#20
Toyota RAV4
16,474 - 5.1% 41,413 + 3.9%
#21
Nissan Versa
15,917 + 2.1% 39,287 + 11.6%
#22
Nissan Rogue
15,381 - 9.4% 34,296 - 14.9%
#23
Toyota Tacoma
15,201 + 21.2% 39,467 + 22.9%
#24
Volkswagen Jetta
15,005 + 0.3% 37,495 - 3.3%
#25
Chevrolet Impala
14,766 - 22.4% 44,343 - 12.0%
#26
Toyota Prius *
14,654- 22.5% 37,334- 14.9%

Prius Liftback ^
13,868- 23.0% 34,981- 18.6%

Prius Plug-In ^
786- 11.8% 2353+ 158%
#27
Kia Optima
14,366 - 4.3% 38,813 + 9.7%
#28
Nissan Sentra
13,965 - 0.9% 33,002 + 3.9%
#29
GMC Sierra
13,817 - 0.2% 40,796 + 17.7%
#30
Jeep Wrangler
12,901 + 2.7% 31,846 + 7.0%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
* Note: Prius is no longer shown as a family but as individual models. Prius Family sales in March totalled 22,140; 55,724 YTD
^ Prius breakdown by variant

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