Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - September 2013

2014 Infiniti QX70
Seven vehicles which weren't on the list of America's 10 worst-selling vehicles in August 2013 were ranked among September's worst sellers when measured by year-over-year percentage decline. 

The Acura TL's 66% drop, the Scion iQ's 58% slide, the Chevrolet Cruze's 51% decline, and the disappearing sales reported by the Kia Sedona, Fiat 500, Toyota Venza, and BMW X3 landed those seven nameplates on this month's worst sellers list.


As for the four returning cars, the QX70, S-Class, and XK arrive here from very different places. The S-Class is typically the best-selling car in its class, but is undergoing a replacement phase. The QX70 is a renamed Infiniti FX, a vehicle which sells less than half as often as it did six years ago, less than one-third as often as it did in 2004. And the XK has been crushed by the introduction of the less expensive Jaguar sports car, the F-Type.

Measured by volume, the Mitsubishi Mirage's placement here comes as a result of its newness; the Mitsubishi i MiEV is here because nobody wants an ugly electric car with limited range. 

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of August 2013's worst-selling vehicles 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.

September 2014October 2013August 2013 - September 2012
Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
% Change
September 2013
September
2012
#1
Infiniti FX/QX70
- 80.2% 328 1659
#2
Acura TL
- 65.9% 1102 3236
#3
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
- 58.2% 387 925
#4
Scion iQ
- 58.0% 287 683
#5
Jaguar XK
- 56.2% 67 153
#6
Chevrolet Cruze
- 50.6% 12,730 25,787
#7
Kia Sedona
- 49.5% 657 1301
#8
Fiat 500
- 49.1% 2126 4176
#9
Toyota Venza
- 48.1% 2193 4229
#10
BMW X3
- 47.9% 1580 3034

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Volume
(Base Prices Under $45K)
September 2013
September 2012
% Change
T1
Mitsubishi i MiEV
20 36 - 44.4%
T1
Mitsubishi Mirage
20 --- ---
#3
Subaru Tribeca
116 139 - 16.5%
#4
Volvo S80
152 200 - 24.0%
#5
Infiniti EX/QX50
177 253 - 30.0%
#6
Audi TT
178 174 + 2.3%
#7
Land Rover LR2
244 379 - 35.6%
#8
Honda CR-Z
264 335 - 21.2%
#9
Nissan Cube
287 683 - 58.0%
#10
Volkswagen Eos
297 246 + 21.5%

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Volume 
(All Vehicles)
September 2013
September 2012
% Change
T1
Mitsubishi i MiEV
20 36 - 44.4%
T1
Mitsubishi Mirage
20 --- ---
#3
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
23 37 - 37.8%
#4
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
42 45 - 6.7%
#5
Dodge (SRT) Viper
45 --- ---
#6
Audi R8
53 50 + 6.0%
#7
Jaguar XK
67 153 - 56.2%
#8
Nissan GT-R
76 119 - 36.1%
#9
Subaru Tribeca
116 139 - 16.5%
#10
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
137 83 + 65.1%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Vehicle must have been on sale in September 2013, must not have been officially cancelled by its manufacturer, and must have been showcased on manufacturer's website through September 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. The Audi A3 is on hiatus, but sold 7 copies in September.

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