Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - September 2013

America's 20 favourite cars in September 2013 were, for the most part, the usual suspects. From the top-ranked Toyota Camry and Honda Accord and six of their midsize rivals to the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and five of their compact rivals, America's most popular cars in September weren't surprising.

The Camry expanded its year-to-date lead over the Accord to 36,888. And amidst talk of an effort from Ford to oust the Camry next year, Toyota's Camry outsold the Fusion by nearly 12,000 units in September alone. It comes down to production capacity, transaction prices, incentives... and reputation. Regardless of why consumers choose the Camry at such a furious rate, it is most certainly the most common car in America.


America's sales results in September included two fewer days this year than last and no Labour Day weekend sales. That doesn't change the fact that fewer cars were reported as sold in September than there were in September 2012, and it doesn't change the fact that Chevrolet Cruze sales plunged 51%, Chevrolet Impala volume fell 25%, and Mazda 3 sales slid 38%. Fewer than half of America's 20 best-selling cars in September overcame the abbreviated month to post a year-over-year volume increase. 

Most obvious in that group of eight? The two leading compacts, Toyota's Corolla and Honda's Civic. The Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, and Dodge Charger were Detroit's big-volume cars with big increases.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling cars 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. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of America's best-selling trucks and best-selling SUVs in September.

September 2014October 2013August 2013 - September 2012
Rank
Best-Selling Car
September 2013
%
Change
Year To 
Date
YTD
% Change
#1
Toyota Camry
31,871 - 7.0% 318,990 + 1.3%
#2
Honda Accord
25,176 - 13.7% 282,102 + 13.8%
#3
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
23,251 + 1.0% 233,547 + 4.9%
#4
Honda Civic
22,983 + 6.7% 253,561 + 8.3%
#5
Nissan Altima
22,221 - 13.2% 249,518+ 6.6%
#6
Ford Fusion
19,972 + 62.4% 226,293 + 16.5%
#7
Hyundai Elantra
19,691 + 7.6% 194,593 + 27.5%
#8
Ford Focus
16,733 - 15.2% 188,654 + 1.1%
#9
Chevrolet Malibu
14,487 + 29.5% 154,950 - 13.7%
#10
Hyundai Sonata
13,872 - 20.0% 152,702 - 12.9%
#11
Volkswagen Jetta
13,309 - 9.8% 124,273 - 2.2%
#12
Chevrolet Cruze
12,730 - 50.6% 195,775 + 8.4%
#13
Kia Optima
11,647 - 18.6% 124,056 + 8.1%
#14
Chevrolet Impala
11,462 - 24.9% 121,033 - 13.7%
#15
Toyota Prius
10,185 - 18.2% 125,225 + 1.9%
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Prius Sedan ^
9033 - 16.4% 117,251 - 0.01%
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Prius Plug-In ^
1152 - 30.3% 7974 + 3.1%
#16
Chrysler 200
9583 - 3.0% 102,859 + 2.6%
#17
Nissan Versa
8776 + 9.5% 91,535 + 7.0%
#18
Dodge Charger
8713 + 48.6% 73,342 + 15.5%
#19
Mazda 3
8646 - 38.4% 81,614 - 12.9%
#20
BMW 
3-Series & 4-Series
8512 + 10.1% 77,921 + 14.0%
Source: Manufacturers
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
^ Prius breakdown by variant

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