USA Auto Sales Brand Rankings - 2013 Year End

2013 Ford Fusion red
Americans car buyers registered 15.6 million new vehicles in 2013, a significant 7.5% year-over-year increase compared with 2012's twelve months. More new vehicles were purchased and leased in 2013 than in any year since 2007.

No manufacturer sold more vehicles than General Motors. No specific brand sold more vehicles than Ford, which generates three out of every ten of its sales with the F-Series pickup truck. 

No premium brand outsold Mercedes-Benz, even if you exclude the Sprinter commercial van, a product which isn't exactly a 7-Series alternative. 


The biggest year-over-year improvement, percentage-wise, belonged to Maserati, which is beginning to put up measurable numbers. Jaguar's 41% increase was also noteworthy, but among volume brands, Subaru's 26% jump was best.

USA auto brand market share chart calendar year 2013
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Suzuki disappeared, leaving Volvo's 10% year-over-year decline to stand out as the worst. Smart, Scion, Volkswagen, Kia, Infiniti, Chrysler, Fiat, and Lincoln were the only other brands to sell fewer vehicles in 2013 than in 2012.

The December edition of this post has this info, but there is greater detail in this 2013 year end ranking of auto brands competing for America's attention. Moreoever, the rankings are for 2013, and not for December.

Don't like to see automakers arranged alphabetically? Click column headers to sort automakers by 2013 ranking, 2013 sales, year-over-year change, or any other order. Year end best seller lists for cars, trucks, and SUVs will be added later this afternoon. In the coming days, GCBC will also publish a complete list of YTD/December sales for every single vehicle line, a list which includes brand results. To find out what you can expect, you can see November's version of that post here. You can always find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any brand by clicking the brand name in the table below or by selecting a make (or model) at GCBC's Sales Stats page. The + icon has been removed from year-over-year improvements. Look instead for red font to designate year-over-year declines.

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2012 Year End - 2011 Year End
Rank
Automaker
2013
2012
%
Change
2013
Market
Share
2012
Market
Share
#21
165,436
156,216
5.9%
1.1%
1.1%
#22
158,061
139,310
13.5%
1.0%
1.0%
#36
2872
2315
24.1%
0.1%
0.1%
#15
309,280
281,460
9.9%
2.0%
1.9%
#19
205,509
180,408
13.9%
1.3%
1.2%
#20
182,543
149,782
21.9%
1.2%
1.0%
#2
1,947,125
1,851,646
5.2%
12.5%
12.8%
#16
302,492
307,967
-1.8%
1.9%
2.1%
#7
596,343
524,989
13.6%
3.8%
3.6%
#30
43,236
43,772
-1.2%
0.3%
0.3%
#1
Ford
2,403,542
2,160,859
11.2%
15.4%
14.9%
#10
450,901
413,881
8.9%
2.9%
2.9%
#4
1,359,876
1,266,569
7.4%
8.7%
8.7%
#6
720,783
703,007
2.5%
4.6%
4.9%
#23
116,455
119,877
-2.9%
0.7%
0.8%
#32
16,952
12,011
41.1%
0.1%
0.1%
#9
490,454
474,131
3.4%
3.1%
3.3%
#8
535,179
557,599
-4.0%
3.4%
3.8%
#29
50,010
43,664
14.5%
0.3%
0.3%
#18
273,847
244,166
12.2%
1.8%
1.7%
#24
81,694
82,150
-0.6%
0.5%
0.6%
#35
4768
2730
74.7%
0.1%
0.1%
#17
283,947
277,044
2.5%
1.8%
1.9%
#14
334,350
295,063
13.3%
2.1%
2.0%
#26
66,502
66,123
0.6%
0.4%
0.5%
#27
62,227
57,790
7.7%
0.4%
0.4%
#5
1,131,965
1,021,779
10.8%
7.3%
7.3%
#31
42,323
35,043
20.8%
0.3%
0.2%
#13
367,843
300,928
22.2%
2.4%
2.1%
#25
68,321
73,505
-7.1%
0.4%
0.5%
#33
9264
10,009
-7.4%
0.1%
0.1%
#11
424,683
336,441
26.2%
2.8%
2.3%
#34
5946
25,357
-76.6%
0.1%
0.2%
#3
1,923,874
1,764,833
9.0%
12.2%
12.2%
#12
407,704
438,133
-6.9%
2.6%
3.0%
#28
61,233
68,117
-10.1%
0.4%
0.5%
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2,786,078
2,595,717
7.3%
17.9%
17.9%

2,485,236
2,243,009
10.8%
15.9%
15.5%

2,236,042
2,082,504
7.4%
14.4%
14.4%

1,800,368
1,651,787
9.0%
11.6%
11.4%

1,525,312
1,422,785
7.2%
9.8%
9.8%

1,255,962
1,260,606
-0.4%
8.1%
8.7%

1,248,420
1,141,656
9.4%
8.0%
7.9%

610,960
614,801
-0.6%
3.9%
4.2%
375,782
347,583
8.1%
2.4%
2.4%

343,614
305,072
12.6%
2.2%
2.1%

66,962
55,675
20.3%
0.4%
0.4%
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Total
15,582,136
14,493,092
7.5%
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Source: Automakers & ANDC 
Red font indicates declining year-over-year volume
*Does not include Lamborghini 
^ Excluding Sprinter: up 14% to 312,534.

RECOMMENDED READING
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - 2012 Year End
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - 2013 Year End
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - 2011 Year End
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - December 2013 YTD

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