Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – June 2013


2014 Chevrolet Cruze diesel

Although Ford managed to claim the top spot on the pickup truck and SUV leaderboard in June 2013, its best-selling car, the Ford Fusion, sold less often this June than last and consequently fell to seventh spot on this list of America’s 20 best-selling cars. The Fusion ranked fifth a month ago and sixth a year ago.

Top spot once again belonged to the Toyota Camry, which grew its year-to-date lead over the Honda Accord by 4193 units. With half of 2013 complete, the Camry is now nearly 21,000 units ahead of the Accord. It’s a surmountable lead, but one that’s unlikely to be surmounted.

Tops among small cars and Detroit passenger car nameplates – and second overall in June – was the surging Chevrolet Cruze. The Cruze pipped its nearest rival, the Honda Civic, by 3147 units. Through six months, the Toyota Corolla (with Matrix in tow) leads the Civic by just 268 sales. The Corolla, the second of three Toyotas on the list, held steady in sixth spot. 

The other Toyota? That’d be the Prius, which landed in 14th spot. Factor in the Prius C and Prius V, and the Prius Family would fall in just ahead of the Hyundai Sonata with 21,079 sales.

Three German nameplates, including the 19th and 20th-ranked Volkswagen Passat and BMW 3-Series, landed in the top 20 this month. Jetta sedan sales were up 12% to 12,960 in June; SportWagen sales slid 8% to 1853.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these models can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. GCBC has already published rankings for dozens of different brands and 14 different trucks and 20 SUVs and crossovers. This list is responsible for displaying the 20 best-selling cars in America from June 2013. In a few short days, we will also publish complete June and year-to-date rankings for all passenger car nameplates, as was done in May.

June 2014 – July 2013 – May 2013June 2012

Rank
Best-Selling Car
June 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
#1
Toyota Camry
35,870 + 11.7% 207,626 – 2.9%
#2
Chevrolet Cruze
32,871 + 73.2% 133,689 + 17.4%
#3
Honda Accord
31,677 + 9.5% 186,860 + 20.4%
#4
Honda Civic
29,724 + 8.1% 158,704 – 2.4%
#5
Nissan Altima
26,904 + 23.3% 167,787 + 6.8%
#6
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
26,458 – 0.7% 158,972 + 4.8%
#7
Ford Fusion
24,313 – 0.5% 161,146 + 17.8%
#8
Ford Focus
23,144 + 9.2% 134,785 + 2.6%
#9
Hyundai Elantra
22,163 + 25.5% 126,244 + 29.1%
#10
Chevrolet Malibu
21,288 – 32.2% 111,100 – 21.4%
#11
Hyundai Sonata
19,454 – 7.1% 103,010 – 12.3%
#12
Chevrolet Impala
17,255 – 0.1% 83,382 – 15.3%
#13
Volkswagen Jetta
14,813 + 8.9% 81,296 – 2.3%
#14
Toyota Prius
14,650 + 20.0% 81,023 – 7.5%

Prius Sedan *
14,066 + 22.2% 76,809 – 7.7%

Prius Plug-In *
584 – 16.0% 4214 – 3.1%
#15
Kia Optima
14,599 + 9.0% 83,458 + 14.1%
#16
Chrysler 200
12,360 + 13.7% 75,015 + 8.6%
#17
Subaru Outback
12,210 + 31.9% 61,311 + 13.4%
#18
Kia Soul
11,287 + 10.7% 63,031 – 0.9%
#19
BMW 3-Series
10,957 + 62.6% 49,162 + 5.1%
#20
Volkswagen Passat
10,874 + 6.1% 56,119 + 1.9%

Source: Manufacturers
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
* Prius breakdown by variant; Sedan previously known as Liftback

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