Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - June 2013

2012 Toyota Yaris hatchback
On this day of days in the United States, we Canadians look across the northerly border to see what it is that Americans don't like, and what it is that Americans like a lot less than they did last year.

Oh, volume isn't all about appeal and desirability. The Audi A3 isn't selling well now because there isn't really an Audi A3 to be had. Cars.com lists twelve in their inventory database... in all of America. Seven are diesel-powered. The new A3 sedan will likely sell better than the A3 hatchback ever did.

But Americans don't really seem to appreciate the Toyota Yaris. During a month in which Ford Fiesta sales more than doubled to 9363 units, Chevrolet Sonic sales rose 5% to 7122, Honda Fit sales improved 10% to 5055, Hyundai and Kia combined for 9406 Accent/Rio sales, Nissan sold 8705 Versas, and Toyota itself sold 3442 Prius C hatchbacks, Toyota Yaris sales fell 63% to only 747 units. (Mazda sold 742 2s, a 21% decline.) This isn't a new thing for the Toyota Yaris - sales are down 40% this year. Yaris volume has declined in ten consecutive months.


There's something to be said for the fact that certain cars aren't supposed to sell in large volumes. So when GoodCarBadCar ranks worst sellers, they're assembled in three different ways. One of those ways is to measure how much less often a car sells than it did at this time last year. Vehicles are also ranked by volume, but two different times. One list shows vehicles which have base prices under $45,000. By excluding more costly vehicles, we exclude many of the vehicles which aren't intended to sell frequently. But for transparency and fullness, we also make that list available, too.

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.

June 2014July 2013May 2013 - June 2012
Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Percentage Decline

Change
June 
2013
June 
2012
#1
Audi A3
- 97.9% 13 620
#2
Volvo S80
- 76.6% 116 496
#3
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
- 66.3% 29 86
#4
Toyota Yaris
- 62.8% 747 2007
#5
Porsche Panamera
- 59.9% 248 619
#6
BMW X6
- 55.2% 291 649
#7
Cadillac CTS
- 52.1% 2416 5046
#8
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
- 48.3% 30 58
#9
Nissan Quest
- 46.0% 1078 1997
#10
Hyundai Equus
- 45.1% 195 355

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume 
(Base Prices Under $45,000)
June 2012
June 2012
% Change
#1
Audi A3
13 620 - 97.9%
#2
Mitsubishi i MiEV
39 33 + 18.2%
#3
Volvo S80
116 496 - 76.6%
#4
Subaru Tribeca
144 184 - 21.7%
#5
Infiniti EX
151 262 - 42.4%
#6
Audi TT
173 190 - 8.9%
#7
Land Rover LR2
271 281 - 3.6%
#8
Mercedes-Benz SLK
312 301 + 3.7%
#9
Honda Insight
384 494 - 22.3%
#10
Scion iQ
390 702 - 44.4%

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume 
(All Vehicles)
June 
2013
June 
2012

Change
#1
Audi A3
13 620 - 97.9%
#2
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
29 86 - 66.3%
#3
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
30 58 - 48.3%
#4
Mitsubishi i MiEV
39 33 + 18.2%
#5
Audi R8
75 78 - 3.8%
#6
SRT (Dodge) Viper
97 --- ---
#7
Volvo S80
116 496 - 76.6%
#8
Jaguar XK
126 92 + 37.0%
#9
Nissan GT-R
138 104 + 32.7%
#10
Subaru Tribeca
144 184 - 21.7%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Vehicle must have been on sale in June 2013, must not have been officially cancelled by its manufacturer, and must have been showcased on manufacturer's website through June 2013. Chevrolet's Caprice PPV, Lexus LFA, Honda FCX are not eligible for this list. Sales by brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, and Bentley go unreported, unfortunately.
* In the near-term, for the purposes of the worst sellers list, GCBC will be viewing the Acura RL and RLX as one car. Indeed, Acura's done the same with their sales release, so we're left not knowing how many RLs were left to be sold.

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3 comments:

  1. Are there supply issues on the Viper or is demand that weak?

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  2. Charles Lowe7/05/2013 5:10 pm

    Good to see Audi loosing sales.I hate Audi.I hope the Maserati Gublii and Quatroporte makes it worse for them also.

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  3. I think the Yaris needs a rebrand, it's a decent car but the name isn't doing its marketing any favors. "It's a car!"

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