Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - April 2013

The Elantra Is Now Available
In Three Different Body Shapes
Consider two main stories stemming from April 2013's list of America's 20 best-selling cars. First, the Honda Accord was the best-selling car in America in April 2013. 

Second, the Hyundai Elantra outsold the Toyota Corolla, sales figures for which include the Toyota Matrix.

This marks the second consecutive month in which the Toyota Camry wasn't America's most popular car. It continues to lead in year-to-date terms, however, as the car which beat it in March dropped all the way to ninth spot. It's not uncommon for Nissan to post some of the biggest March-to-April drops as the market shrinks.


Year-over-year sales across the industry shot up about 9%, but much of the increase was paid for by hugely popular trucks and big crossover gains. America's two top-selling cars both reported losses, as did nine other cars in the top 20. 


One car was present here last month but disappeared from the top 20 in April: the Nissan Versa. It was replaced by the Volkswagen Passat. 


Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all these vehicles, and every other vehicle, can be accessed by selecting a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. GCBC has already posted the list of America's best-selling trucks. It's actually a list of every truck that's still on sale. The top-ranked SUVs and crossovers will be posted shortly.

April 2014May 2013 - March 2013 - April 2012
Rank
Best-Selling Car
April 2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
#1
Honda Accord
33,538 - 5.2% 121,965 + 26.4%
#2
Toyota Camry
31,710 - 13.9% 132,540 - 6.8%
#3
Ford Fusion
26,722 + 23.7% 107,280 + 25.4%
#4
Honda Civic
26,453 + 8.3% 98,712 - 2.8%
#5
Hyundai Elantra
24,445 + 45.2% 78,991 + 29.0%
#6
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
24,273 - 2.1% 104,517 + 12.1%
#7
Ford Focus
22,557 + 16.1% 84,455 - 1.2%
#8
Chevrolet Cruze
22,032 + 21.0% 77,763 + 3.3%
#9
Nissan Altima
21,991 + 35.4% 108,943 - 3.2%
#10
Chevrolet Malibu
21,734 - 0.8% 70,913 - 11.9%
#11
Hyundai Sonata
16,077 - 21.7% 63,362 - 16.3%
#12
Kia Optima
14,678 + 33.2% 53,491 + 15.3%
#13
Volkswagen Jetta
13,078 - 16.5% 50,573 - 7.1%
#14
Toyota Prius
13,031 - 24.7% 50,365 - 17.7%

Prius Liftback ^
12,432 - 20.6% 47,413 - 19.1%

Prius Plug-In ^
599 - 63.8% 2952 + 15.0%
#15
Chrysler 200
12,492 - 6.4% 49,377 + 9.8%
#16
Kia Soul
11,311 + 5.6% 40,324 - 6.9%
#17
Chevrolet Impala
10,943 - 26.9% 55,286 - 15.4%
#18
Nissan Sentra
10,734 + 44.9% 43,736 + 11.6%
#19
Dodge Avenger
10,698 - 4.0% 42,745 + 30.4%
#20
Volkswagen Passat
9069 - 10.2% 34,978 + 1.0%
Source: Manufacturers
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
^ Prius breakdown by variant

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5 comments:

  1. #10 Malibu and #9 Altima need to switch places, they are are out of order on the spreadsheet.

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  2. Thanks. If you only knew how many times I fixed that - the Jetta kept trying to hop ahead of them, too!

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  3. nissan erratic monthly sales are due to fleet sales.

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  4. Man the Elantra is truly creeping up there..

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  5. The Sonata is flopping.

    The Sentra will rise further!

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