September 2013 U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings - Top 154 Best-Selling Cars In America - Every Car Ranked

2014 Porsche Cayman yellow
No news here: the Toyota Camry continued as America's best-selling car in September 2013. 

And while Camry sales slowed compared with September 2012, sales of the Camry's two best-selling rivals, the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima, fell at a faster rate. Consequently, the Camry, America's most popular car through the end of August, expanded its lead in September by 6695 units to 36,888 sales.

Enthusiast-oriented cars, however, aren't common at the top of the heap. Which leads us to an important question: setting aside cars like the Camry, Cruze, 200, Charger, and other conventional sedans and hatchbacks, how often do truly fun cars sell? We're not talking about fun-to-drive compacts like the Mazda 3 or style-conscious hatchbacks like the Kia Soul. Consider a handful of recently introduced high-profile sports cars.


The Porsche Cayman is America's 125th-best-selling car. It sells slightly less often than the Hyundai Equus, but slightly more often than the BMW Z4. Arriving at dealers in September, the Mercedes-Benz CLA250 sedan ranks 126th. Mercedes-Benz calls it a coupe. It has four doors and a trunk.
2015 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray
Chevrolet's seventh-generation Corvette is just starting to arrive at dealers. The outgoing model has suffered from old age. It's America's 90th-best-selling car this year, in between the improving BMW 7-Series and the declining Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which is also in a model changeover phase.
2013 Scion FR-S
76 car nameplates sell more often than the Scion FR-S; 77 sell less often than the FR-S. Its numbers are very similar to those of the Audi A5 and Acura ILX, as well as the figures achieved by Scion's own tC.

Meanwhile, Chrysler's SRT Viper is America's 139th-best-selling vehicle. Viper volume is 31% stronger than sales of Mercedes-Benz's SLS AMG, but the Audi R8 sells 41% more often than the Viper. Simply put, the newest Viper simply hasn't sold as well as Chrysler expected. Then again, it doesn't look that new, and that's typically more of a problem for all-new sports cars than it is for sports cars which are simply ageing.
2013 SRT Viper red
These are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by September volume by clicking the September 2013 column header, or you can rank cars by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Car column header. Just remember, the list is horizontally flipped from the norm: YTD on the left, monthly data on the right.

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • September 2014 • October 2013 • August 2013 
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Car
September 2013 YTD

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#1
Toyota Camry 318,990 + 1.3% 31,871 - 7.0%
#2
Honda Accord 282,102 + 13.8% 25,176 - 13.7%
#3
Honda Civic 253,561 + 8.3% 22,983 + 6.7%
#4
Nissan Altima 249,518 + 6.6% 21,221 - 13.2%
#5
Toyota Corolla/Matrix 233,547 + 4.9% 23,251 + 1.0%
#6
Ford Fusion 226,293 + 16.5% 19,972 + 62.4%
#7
Chevrolet Cruze 195,775 + 8.4% 12,730 - 50.6%
#8
Hyundai Elantra 194,593 + 27.5% 19,691 + 7.6%
#9
Ford Focus 188,654 + 1.1% 16,733 - 15.2%
#10
Chevrolet Malibu 154,950 - 13.7% 14,487 + 29.5%
#11
Hyundai Sonata 152,702 - 12.9% 13,872 - 20.0%
#12
Toyota Prius *125,225 + 1.9% 10,185 - 18.2%
#12.1
Toyota Prius Sedan 117,251 - 0.01% 9033 - 16.4%
#12.2
Toyota Prius Plug-In 7974 + 3.1% 1152 - 30.3%
#13
Volkswagen Jetta 124,273 - 2.2% 13,309 - 9.8%
#13.1
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan 106,551 - 3.3% 11,454 - 9.0%
#13.2
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 17,722 + 5.0% 1855 - 14.4%
#14
Kia Optima 124,056 + 8.1% 11,647 - 18.6%
#15
Chevrolet Impala 121,033 - 13.7% 11,462 - 24.9%
#16
Chrysler 200 102,859 + 2.6% 9583 - 3.0%
#17
Nissan Sentra 98,281 + 14.5% 7798 - 16.6%
#18
Nissan Versa 91,535 + 7.0% 8776 + 9.5%
#19
Kia Soul 90,624 - 2.9% 7416 - 21.7%
#20
Subaru Outback 90,073 + 5.7% 8143 - 23.1%
#21
Volkswagen Passat 84,264 + 0.7% 7900 - 16.8%
#22
Mazda 3 81,614 - 12.9% 8646 - 38.4%
#23
Dodge Avenger 78,599 + 5.2% 5099 - 41.5%
#24
BMW 3-Series & 4-Series 77,921 + 14.0% 8512 + 10.1%
#25
Dodge Charger 73,342 + 15.5% 8713 + 48.6%
#26
Chevrolet Sonic 69,649 + 7.6% 7335 - 2.5%
#27
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 66,596 + 15.35 6389 - 18.8%
#28
Dodge Dart 65,836 + 611% 7922 + 51.3%
#29
Chevrolet Camaro 64,815 - 6.0% 5659 - 0.2%
#30
Ford Taurus 63,621 + 11.9% 5578 + 0.4%
#30.1
Ford Taurus 54,935 + 8.2% 4279 - 9.5%
#30.2
Ford Taurus Police Interceptor 8686 + 42.9% 1299 + 56.9%
#31
Subaru Impreza 59,999 - 5.7% 5789 - 4.6%
#31.1
Subaru Impreza 46,573 - 13.9% 4622 - 7.4%
#31.2
Subaru Impreza WRX 13,426 + 40.9% 1167 + 8.2%
#32
Ford Mustang 59,165 - 11.5% 4420 - 0.4%
#33
Ford Fiesta 57,618 + 32.5% 5043 + 28.5%
#34
Toyota Avalon 53,795 + 148% 4514 + 187%
#35
Kia Forte 52,715 - 13.9% 4618 - 33.2%
#36
Lexus ES 52,076 + 44.1% 4866 - 25.7%
#37
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 46,006 + 2.7% 5647 + 17.0%
#38
Hyundai Accent 45,112 - 12.3% 4999 + 15.9%
#39
Chrysler 300 44,186 - 17.6% 5036 + 5.8%
#40
Dodge Challenger 42,577 + 26.6% 3932 + 21.7%
#41
Honda Fit 41,021 + 6.3% 3981 - 14.6%
#42
Buick LaCrosse 38,845 - 13.8% 3952 - 13.7%
#43
BMW 5-Series 38,681 + 0.9% 3574 + 12.1%
#44
Subaru XV Crosstrek 38,019 + 19,702% 3536+ 1742%
#45
Buick Verano 36,568 + 25.5% 3688 - 8.8%
#46
Nissan Maxima 36,196 - 21.5% 4717 - 17.5%
#47
Volkswagen Beetle 34,918 + 61.9% 3554 + 35.5%
#47.1
Volkswagen Beetle Hardtop 20,099 - 6.8% 1980 - 24.5%
#47.2
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 14,819 --- 1574 ---
#48
Infiniti G/Q60 * 34,202 - 25.7% 2621 - 28.7%
#48.1
Infiniti G Sedan 26,043 - 27.2% 1777 - 36.7%
#48.2
Infiniti G37 Coupe/Convertible & Q60 8159 - 20.7% 844 - 3.0%
#49
Subaru Legacy 33,351 - 6.3% 2847 - 31.0%
#50
Kia Rio 33,238 + 1.3%2695 - 15.0%
#51
Toyota Prius C * 33,133 + 26.8% 3283 - 3.0%
#52
Mazda 6 32,532 + 9.7% 3168 + 126%
#53
Mini Cooper 32,374 - 2.4% 3636 + 25.5%
#53.1
Mini Cooper Hardtop 20,553 - 3.7% 1789 - 0.4%
#53.2
Mini Cooper Convertible 3663 - 3.4% 486 + 58.8%
#53.3
Mini Cooper Clubman 3499 - 17.7% 338 - 18.9%
#53.4
Mini Cooper Roadster 2418 + 51.5% 363 + 87.1%
#53.5
Mini Cooper Coupe 2241 + 1.6% 660 + 259%
#54
Audi A4 31,113 + 10.2% 3813 + 25.6%
#54.1
Audi A4 Sedan/Avant 26,992 + 2.3% 3357 + 28.8%
#54.2
Audi A4 Allroad 4121 125% 456 + 6.5%
#55
Toyota Venza 29,187 - 7.1% 2193 - 48.1%
#56
Fiat 500 28,994 - 11.4% 2126 - 49.1%
#57
Toyota Prius V * 28,398 - 11.9% 2422 - 21.6%
#58
Chevrolet Spark 28,324 + 349% 2355 + 5.9%
#59
Ford C-Max 28,254 + 2816% 2182 + 125%
#60
Cadillac ATS 28,207 + 4517% 2739 + 348%
#61
Hyundai Genesis 25,117 - 7.0% 2926 + 9.6%
#62
Volkswagen Golf 24,587 - 24.1% 2127 - 34.6%
#62.1
Volkswagen Golf 12,844 - 20.2% 977 - 44.4%
#62.2
Volkswagen Golf GTI 10,255 - 22.7% 1084 - 6.7%
#62.3
Volkswagen Golf R 1488 - 51.2% 66 - 80.0%
#63
Cadillac CTS 24,410 - 36.5% 2408 - 22.4%
#64
Lincoln MKZ 23,775 + 1.3% 2874 + 11.6%
#65
Cadillac XTS 23,722 + 231% 2565 + 2.4%
#66
Hyundai Veloster 23,273 - 17.9% 2268 - 24.9%
#67
Lexus IS 22,060 + 4.5% 3201 + 42.4%
#68
Acura TL 19,762 - 26.4% 1102 - 65.9%
#69
Toyota Yaris 19,254 - 19.2% 2465 + 120%
#70
Volvo S60 18,732 + 4.1% 1545 - 2.0%
#71
Chevrolet Volt 16,760 + 2.5% 1766 - 38.1%
#72
Nissan Leaf 16,076 + 208% 1953 + 98.5%
#73
Audi A6 15,792 + 13.5% 1682 - 18.5%
#74
Mitsubishi Lancer 15,420 + 20.8% 1090 - 17.8%
#75
Acura ILX 15,270 + 149% 1363 - 21.5%
#76
Scion tC 15,006 - 17.3% 1659 - 24.1%
#77
Scion FR-S 14,767 + 97.8% 1230 + 8.6%
#78
Audi A5 14,488 + 11.4% 1511 - 5.2%
#79
Lexus GS 14,255 - 11.0% 1231 - 15.3%
#80
Acura TSX 14,183 - 39.3% 1294 - 23.0%
#80.1
Acura TSX Sedan 12,551 - 38.3% 1153 - 16.0%
#80.2
Acura TSX Sport Wagon 1632 - 46.4% 141 - 54.2%
#81
Scion xB 13,992 - 10.3% 1252 - 30.4%
#82
Honda Crosstour 12,907 - 13.9% 1235 - 42.2%
#83
Buick Regal 12,767 - 37.8% 1300 - 29.3%
#84
Volkswagen CC 12,426 - 17.2% 1437 - 26.9%
#85
Lexus CT200h 11,440 - 16.0% 798 - 33.2%
#86
Hyundai Azera 9105 + 51.9% 1487 + 66.9%
#87
Mazda 2 9069 - 28.8% 1916 + 153%
#88
BMW 7-Series 8573 + 5.8% 1723 + 271%
#89
Lincoln MKS 8066 - 14.3% 782 + 10.3%
#90
Chevrolet Corvette 7830 - 25.9% 831 - 38.5%
#91
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 7625 - 7.2% 387- 58.2%
#92
Lexus LS 7569 + 54.0% 761 + 36.4%
#93
Porsche 911 7498 + 12.7% 609 + 19.6%
#94
BMW 6-Series 7034 + 28.3% 643 + 5.6%
#95
Scion xD 6960 - 17.4% 703 - 25.4%
#96
Smart Fortwo 6937 - 5.1% 625 - 39.3%
#97
Subaru BRZ 6346 + 133% 704 + 38.6%
#98
Audi A7 6027 - 3.6% 623 - 13.5%
#99
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 5921 - 3.1% 906 + 27.8%
#100
Jaguar XF 5850 + 33.6% 632 + 47.3%
#101
Kia Cadenza 5758 --- 926 ---
#102
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 5570 + 71.4% 535 - 13.8%
#103
Nissan 370Z 5111 - 16.2% 551 + 26.4%
#104
BMW 1-Series 4894 - 11.6% 468 - 9.1%
#105
Infiniti Q50 * 4801 --- 2367 ---
#106
Mazda MX-5 Miata 4790 - 5.7% 400 - 20.8%
#107
Audi A8 4634 + 16.7% 544 - 1.3%
#108
Nissan Cube 4422 - 23.9% 283 - 45.0%
#109
Infiniti M 4178 - 38.2% 370 - 26.0%
#110
Jaguar XJ 4066 + 3.3% 442 + 4.7%
#111
Porsche Panamera 3948 - 34.0% 475 - 21.6%
#112
Porsche Boxster 3759 + 135% 302 + 28.0%
#113
Fiat 500L 3748 --- 1031 ---
#114
Volvo XC70 3639 - 9.4% 361 - 17.6%
#115
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 3569 + 8.5% 404 - 2.9%
#116
Honda CR-Z 3546 + 2.5% 264 - 21.2%
#117
Honda Insight 3519 - 30.3% 299 + 21.5%
#118
Volkswagen Eos 3457 - 33.5% 297 - 25.6%
#119
Scion iQ 3365 - 51.0% 287 - 58.0%
#120
Chevrolet Caprice PPV 2966 + 3.5% 514 + 13.2%
#121
Acura RLX/RX 2950 + 797% 311 + 815%
#122
Suzuki SX4 2859 - 70.1% --- - 100%
#123
Volvo C70 2550 - 31.8% 240 + 13.7%
#124
Hyundai Equus 2506 - 15.4% 371 + 15.9%
#125
Porsche Cayman 2431 + 448% 311 + 1973%
#126
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2310 --- 2310 ---
#127
BMW Z4 1953 + 0.1% 163 - 12.8%
#128
Suzuki Kizashi 1602 - 63.5% --- - 100%
#129
Audi TT 1530 - 9.3% 178 + 2.3%
#130
Jaguar F-Type 1490 --- 172 ---
#131
Volvo S80 1401 - 47.0% 152 - 24.0%
#132
Mitsubishi Galant 1329 - 89.2% 51 - 90.2%
#133
Volvo C30 1269 - 41.6% 79 - 61.7%
#134
Jaguar XK 1041 - 15.6% 67 - 56.2%
#135
Mitsubishi i MiEV 978 + 123% 20 - 44.4%
#136
Nissan GT-R 952 - 1.7% 76 - 36.1%
#137
Audi A3 856 - 85.1% 7 - 99.1%
#138
Audi R8 600 - 8.3% 53 + 6.0%
#139
Dodge (SRT) Viper * 426 + 2030% 45 ---
#140
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 361 - 32.5% 42 - 6.7%
#141
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 324 - 54.1% 23 - 37.8%
#142
Mitsubishi Eclipse 109 - 90.1% --- - 100%
#142.1
Mitsubishi Eclipse 40 - 94.0% --- - 100%
#142.2
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 69 - 84.2% --- - 100%
#143
Dodge Caliber 45 - 99.6% --- - 100%
#144
Mercedes-Benz R-Class 29 - 98.0% 1 - 94.1%
#145
Mitsubishi Mirage 20 --- 20 ---
#146
Cadillac DTS 19 - 95.9% --- ---
#147
Lexus LFA 18 - 45.5% 1 - 75.0%
#148
Buick Lucerne 9 - 99.1% --- - 100%
#149
Cadillac STS 7 - 95.5% --- - 100%
#150
Honda FCX 6 + 100%--- ---
#151
Lexus HS250h 5 - 99.2% --- - 100%
#152
Chevrolet HHR 3 - 85.7% --- - 100%
T153
Honda S2000 2 --- --- - 100%
T153
Chevrolet Aveo 2 - 96.7% --- - 100%
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Total
5,990,088+ 5.7%567,432 - 5.9%
Source: Automakers & ANDC 
Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model's total, not in addition to the model's total.
Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maybach, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands in the first eight months of 2013 were 621, 1458, 414, 198, zero, and 756, respectively. HybridCars.com estimates that Tesla Model S sales totalled 14,250 units through nine months, which would be good enough to place it in the top 150 overall. Total Maserati and Bentley volume is reported, but not by specific models.
* Total Toyota Prius family sales up 1.9% to 186,756 in 2013, down 16.1% to 15,890 in September.

* Combined, the new Q50 and the outgoing G sedan are down 13.8% to 30,844 this year but rose 47.6% to 4144 in September. The Q50, Q60, and all G cars are down 15.3% to 39,003 this year - good enough to crack the top 80 - but rose 35.7% to 4988 in September.
* Chrysler markets the Viper as an SRT but we show it here as a Dodge so you can see the vehicles with like-minded products when you sort vehicles alphabetically using the Car column header.


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