2013 U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings - Top 158 Best-Selling Cars In America - Every Car Ranked

2013 Toyota Camry red
U.S. car sales ended 2013 poorly, capping off a year in which sales grew only slightly as the appetite for pickup trucks, SUVs, and crossovers expanded. Car sales fell between 3% and 4% in December and, over the course of the last twelve months, improved less than 5% compared with 2012.

The Toyota Camry exemplifies this good news/bad news picture. Camry sales fell 5% in December, but grew slightly in 2013. For the twelfth consecutive year, the Camry was America's best-selling car. But the gap between the Camry and the second-ranked Honda Accord shrunk from 73,014 units in 2012 to 41,806 units in 2013. Honda's smaller Civic was the top compact, 30,498 sales back of the Accord. The Accord, not the Camry, was the top-selling car in December. The three top vehicles in the final month of 2013, however, were all pickup trucks.
2013 Honda Accord sedan red
2013 will be remembered as the year we were first offered the Infiniti Q50, Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, Kia Cadenza, Fiat 500L, Mitsubishi Mirage, Jaguar F-Type, Chevrolet SS, and Cadillac ELR. None of those cars cracked the top 80, although the Q50's predecessor, Infiniti's G, was America's 54th-best-selling car in 2013.

Among nameplates which were available throughout 2012, the Acura RLX (the RL's direct replacement) reported the most significant year-over-year increase in 2013. But its 1233% gain still equates to very few sales: the RLX is America's 114th-best-selling car. Likewise, the Porsche Cayman's 632% jump is only enough to make the hardtop Boxster America's 124th-best-selling car, ahead of the dying Volvo C70 but behind the Hyundai Equus. 
2014 Honda Civic sedan white
Perhaps the most momentous improvement belongs to the Toyota Avalon, now America's 35th-best-selling car. Avalon sales more than doubled to nearly 71,000 in 2013. Nissan Leaf sales more than doubled, as well. 

There were meaningful improvements introduced in October's ranking of car sales. Prior year figures now include the actual numbers from last year, not just the percentage increase from last year. As a result, we've also included vehicles like the Ford Crown Victoria and Lincoln Town Car, nameplates which collected sales in 2012 but not this year. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you're on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.

Reminder: these are 2013 year end rankings, but you can sort cars by December volume by clicking the December 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 • December 2014 • January 2014 • November 2013

Rank
Car
2013
2012
%
Change
December
2013
December
2012
% Change
#1
Toyota Camry
408,484
404,886
0.9%
29,964
31,407
-4.6%
#2
Honda Accord
366,678
331,872
10.5%
32,321
29,428
9.8%
#3
Honda Civic
336,180
317,909
5.7%
29,000
33,118
-12.4%
#4
Nissan Altima
320,723
302,934
5.9%
24,816
23,966
3.5%
#5
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
302,180
290,947
3.9%
22,562
24,679
-8.6%
#6
Ford Fusion
295,280
241,263
22.4%
24,408
19,283
26.6%
#7
Chevrolet Cruze
248,224
237,758
4.4%
18,162
21,230
-14.5%
#8
Hyundai Elantra
247,912
202,034
22.7%
21,692
19,024
14.0%
#9
Ford Focus
234,570
245,922
-4.6%
15,569
22,604
-31.1%
#10
Hyundai Sonata
203,648
230,605
-11.7%
14,479
20,826
-30.5%
#11
Chevrolet Malibu
200,594
210,951
-4.9%
15,493
11,630
33.2%
#12
Volkswagen Jetta
163,793
170,424
-3.9%
15,393
15,661
-1.7%
#12.1
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan *
141,259
146,478
-3.6%
13,719
13,102
4.7%
#12.2
Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen *
22,534
23,946
-5.9%
1,674
2,559
-34.6%
#13
Toyota Prius ²
157,260
160,257
-1.9%
10,800
13,897
-22.3%
#13.1
Toyota Prius Sedan *
145,172
147,507
-1.6%
9,881
12,536
-21.2%
#13.2
Toyota Prius Plug-In *
12,088
12,750
-5.2%
919
1,361
-32.5%
#14
Chevrolet Impala
156,797
169,351
-7.4%
10,633
9,641
10.3%
#15
Kia Optima
155,893
152,399
2.3%
9,474
12,008
-21.1%
#16
Nissan Sentra
129,143
106,395
21.4%
10,799
7,755
39.3%
#17
Chrysler 200
122,480
125,476
-2.4%
5,652
9,080
-37.8%
#18
BMW 3-Series & 4-Series ³
119,521
99,602
20.0%
16,737
10,745
55.8%
#19
Kia Soul
118,079
115,778
2.0%
6,345
7,177
-11.6%
#20
Subaru Outback
118,049
117,553
0.4%
11,002
12,072
-8.9%
#21
Nissan Versa
117,352
113,327
3.6%
8,864
10,618
-16.5%
#22
Volkswagen Passat
109,652
117,023
-6.3%
9,254
14,462
-36.0%
#23
Mazda 3
104,713
123,361
-15.1%
7,669
10,297
-25.5%
#24
Dodge Charger
98,336
82,592
19.1%
10,145
7,867
29.0%
#25
Dodge Avenger
93,842
96,889
-3.1%
4,950
7,382
-32.9%
#26
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
88,251
81,697
8.0%
7,229
7,757
-6.8%
#27
Chevrolet Sonic
85,646
81,247
5.4%
4,435
5,990
-26.0%
#28
Dodge Dart
83,388
25,304
230%
5,449
6,105
-10.7%
#29
Chevrolet Camaro
80,567
84,391
-4.5%
5,015
5,837
-14.1%
#30
Ford Taurus
79,960
74,375
7.5%
5,411
6,904
-21.6%
#30.1
Ford Taurus *
69,063
66,066
4.5%
4,696
6,159
-23.8%
#30.2
Ford Taurus Police Interceptor *
10,897
8,309
31.1%
715
745
-4.0%
#31
Ford Mustang
77,186
82,995
-7.0%
5,727
5,537
3.4%
#32
Subaru Impreza
76,825
81,799
-6.1%
6,629
7,505
-11.7%
#32.1
Subaru Impreza *
58,856
68,175
-13.7%
4,949
5,863
-15.6%
#32.2
Subaru Impreza WRX *
17,969
13,624
31.9%
1,680
1,642
2.3%
#33
Lexus ES
72,581
56,158
29.2%
8,213
7,987
2.8%
#34
Ford Fiesta
71,073
56,775
25.2%
4,476
5,612
-20.2%
#35
Toyota Avalon
70,990
29,556
140%
6,212
5,171
20.1%
#36
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
69,803
65,171
7.1%
8,727
6,984
25.0%
#37
Kia Forte
66,146
75,681
-12.6%
4,302
4,276
0.6%
#38
Hyundai Accent
60,458
61,004
-0.9%
7,100
2,933
142%
#39
Chrysler 300
57,724
70,747
-18.4%
4,881
7,175
-32.0%
#40
BMW 5-Series
56,863
56,798
0.1%
8,102
8,385
-3.4%
#41
Nissan Maxima
53,896
59,349
-9.2%
6,509
4,137
57.3%
#42
Subaru XV Crosstrek
53,741
7,396
627%
5,525
3,409
62.1%
#43
Honda Fit
53,513
49,346
8.4%
4,617
3,680
25.5%
#44
Dodge Challenger
51,462
43,119
19.3%
2,872
3,942
-27.1%
#45
Buick LaCrosse
48,798
57,076
-14.5%
3,123
4,074
-23.3%
#46
Buick Verano
45,527
41,042
10.9%
2,929
4,820
-39.2%
#47
Mazda 6
43,638
33,756
29.3%
4,365
1,384
215%
#48
Volkswagen Beetle
43,134
29,174
47.9%
2,819
3,182
-11.4%
#48.1
Volkswagen Beetle Coupe *
25,084
28,654
-12.5%
1,856
2,666
-30.4%
#48.2
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible *
18,050
520
3371%
963
516
86.6%
#49
Subaru Legacy
42,291
47,127
-10.3%
2,939
4,217
-30.3%
#50
Audi A4
42,130
38,530
9.3%
3,979
3,806
4.5%
#50.1
Audi A4 Sedan/Avant *
36,744
34,163
7.6%
3,543
3,369
5.2%
#50.2
Audi A4 Allroad *
5,386
4,367
23.3%
436
437
-0.2%
#51
Toyota Prius C ²
41,979
35,733
17.5%
2,810
3,151
-10.8%
#52
Mini Cooper
41,915
45,111
-7.1%
3,887
4,232
-8.2%
#52.1
Mini Hardtop *
26,954
29,278
-7.9%
2,995
3,011
-0.5%
#52.2
Mini Clubman *
5,155
5,769
-10.6%
379
445
-14.8%
#52.3
Mini Convertible *
4,460
4,813
-7.3%
262
325
-19.4%
#52.4
Mini Roadster *
2,806
2,371
18.3%
134
273
-50.9%
#52.5
Mini Coupe *
2,540
2,880
-11.8%
117
178
-34.3%
#53
Kia Rio
40,742
40,275
1.2%
2,156
2,343
-8.0%
#54
Infiniti G37/Q60 
40,062
59,844
-33.1%
1,922
5,516
-65.2%
#54.1
Infiniti G Sedan *
30,256
46,828
-35.4%
1,460
4,482
-67.4%
#54.2
Infiniti G Coupe/Convertible & Q60 *
9,806
13,016
-24.7%
462
1,034
-55.3%
#55
Cadillac ATS
38,319
7,008
447%
3,887
2,979
30.5%
#56
Toyota Venza
35,846
43,095
-16.8%
2,148
4,423
-51.4%
#57
Fiat 500
35,834
43,772
-18.1%
2,324
3,707
-37.3%
#58
Ford C-Max
35,210
13,309
165%
2,028
4,310
-52.9%
#59
Lexus IS
35,017
27,708
26.4%
5,414
2,497
117%
#60
Toyota Prius V ²
34,989
40,669
-14.0%
2,110
2,992
-29.5%
#61
Chevrolet Spark
34,130
12,385
176%
1,712
2,229
-23.2%
#62
Cadillac XTS
32,559
15,049
116%
2,670
2,939
-9.2%
#63
Lincoln MKZ
32,361
28,053
15.4%
2,823
1,630
73.2%
#64
Cadillac CTS
32,343
46,979
-31.2%
3,217
3,372
-4.6%
#65
Hyundai Genesis
32,330
33,973
-4.8%
3,280
2,397
36.8%
#66
Volkswagen Golf
30,931
40,885
-24.3%
1,852
2,854
-35.1%
#66.1
Volkswagen Golf *
16,023
20,677
-22.5%
854
1,477
-42.2%
#66.2
Volkswagen GTI *
13,310
16,314
-18.4%
976
1,085
-10.0%
#66.3
Volkswagen Golf R *
1,598
3,894
-59.0%
22
292
-92.5%
#67
Hyundai Veloster
30,711
34,862
-11.9%
3,047
1,976
54.2%
#68
Acura TL
24,318
33,572
-27.6%
1,795
2,246
-20.1%
#69
Volvo S60
23,210
23,356
-0.6%
1,776
2,344
-24.2%
#70
Chevrolet Volt
23,094
23,461
-1.6%
2,392
2,633
-9.2%
#71
Nissan Leaf
22,610
9,819
130%
2,529
1,489
69.8%
#72
Audi A6
22,428
18,998
18.1%
2,686
1,875
43.3%
#73
Toyota Yaris
21,342
30,590
-30.2%
601
1,999
-69.9%
#74
Acura ILX
20,430
12,251
66.8%
1,573
2,485
-36.7%
#75
Lexus GS
19,742
22,160
-10.9%
2,604
2,796
-6.9%
#76
Mitsubishi Lancer
19,451
16,426
18.4%
1,362
1,301
4.7%
#77
Scion tC
19,094
22,666
-15.8%
1,143
1,383
-17.4%
#78
Buick Regal
18,685
24,616
-24.1%
1,747
1,526
14.5%
#79
Audi A5
18,664
17,270
8.1%
1,384
1,572
-12.0%
#80
Scion FR-S
18,327
11,417
60.5%
1,029
1,495
-31.2%
#81
Scion xB
17,849
19,787
-9.8%
1,288
1,391
-7.4%
#82
Infiniti Q50 
17,816
---
---
4,568
---
---
#83
Acura TSX
17,484
28,865
-39.4%
1,019
2,142
-52.4%
#83.1
Acura TSX Sedan *
15,508
24,631
-37.0%
911
1,728
-47.3%
#83.2
Acura TSX SportWagon *
1,976
4,234
-53.3%
108
414
-73.9%
#84
Chevrolet Corvette
17,291
14,132
22.4%
3,005
1,291
133%
#85
Honda Crosstour
16,847
20,848
-19.2%
1,360
2,183
-37.7%
#86
Volkswagen CC
15,672
21,646
-27.6%
909
2,196
-58.6%
#87
Lexus CT200h
15,071
17,673
-14.7%
1,787
1,598
11.8%
#88
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
14,113
---
---
3,285
---
---
#89
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
13,303
11,794
12.8%
1,857
1,110
67.3%
#90
Mazda 2
11,757
19,315
-39.1%
1,228
2,967
-58.6%
#91
Hyundai Azera
11,221
8,431
33.1%
1,092
847
28.9%
#92
BMW 7-Series
10,932
11,098
-1.5%
1,119
1,422
-21.3%
#93
Lincoln MKS
10,793
12,524
-13.8%
1,074
1,350
-20.4%
#94
Lexus LS
10,727
8,345
28.5%
1,064
1,286
-17.3%
#95
Porsche 911
10,442
8,528
22.4%
828
519
59.5%
#96
BMW 6-Series
9,762
8,208
18.9%
1,078
1,037
4.0%
#97
Smart Fortwo
9,264
10,009
-7.4%
855
996
-14.2%
#98
Scion xD
9,005
10,756
-16.3%
662
677
-2.2%
#99
Kia Cadenza
8,626
---
---
844
---
---
#100
Subaru BRZ
8,587
4,144
107%
705
497
41.9%
#101
Audi A7
8,483
8,598
-1.3%
944
926
1.9%
#102
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
8,032
8,065
-0.4%
710
703
1.0%
#103
Jaguar XF
7,922
5,526
43.4%
805
527
52.8%
#104
Fiat 500L
7,402
---
---
1,421
---
---
#105
BMW 1-Series
7,220
7,689
-6.1%
1,039
757
37.3%
#106
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
7,007
4,899
43.0%
565
503
12.3%
#107
Nissan 370Z
6,561
7,338
-10.6%
469
406
15.5%
#108
Audi A8
6,300
6,002
5.0%
718
900
-20.2%
#109
Mazda MX-5 Miata
5,780
6,305
-8.3%
276
394
-29.9%
#110
Nissan Cube
5,461
7,667
-28.8%
432
589
-26.7%
#111
Jaguar XJ
5,434
4,852
12.0%
449
389
15.4%
#112
Porsche Panamera
5,421
7,614
-28.8%
500
483
3.5%
#113
Infiniti M
5,283
9,130
-42.1%
367
849
-56.8%
#114
Acura RLX/RL 
5,053
379
1233%
597
18
3217%
#115
Volvo XC70
4,882
5,513
-11.4%
445
518
-14.1%
#116
Honda Insight
4,802
5,846
-17.9%
418
310
34.8%
#117
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
4,757
4,595
3.5%
393
445
-11.7%
#118
Porsche Boxster
4,570
2,894
57.9%
262
375
-30.1%
#119
Honda CR-Z
4,550
4,192
8.5%
384
243
58.0%
#120
Volkswagen Eos
4,178
6,214
-32.8%
222
372
-40.3%
#121
Scion iQ
4,046
8,879
-54.4%
201
576
-65.1%
#122
Chevrolet Caprice PPV
3,899
3,734
4.4%
412
245
68.2%
#123
Hyundai Equus
3,578
3,972
-9.9%
352
350
0.6%
#124
Porsche Cayman
3,383
462
632%
277
10
2670%
#125
Volvo C70
3,234
4,441
-27.2%
195
208
-6.3%
#126
Mitsubishi Mirage
2,935
---
---
1,388
---
---
#127
Suzuki SX4
2,859
12,860
-77.8%
---
1,051
-100%
#128
BMW Z4
2,480
2,751
-9.9%
191
324
-41.0%
#129
Jaguar F-Type
2,250
---
---
185
---
---
#130
Audi TT
2,053
2,226
-7.8%
159
195
-18.5%
#131
Volvo S80
1,935
3,277
-41.0%
186
207
-10.1%
#132
Suzuki Kizashi
1,602
5,566
-71.2%
---
362
-100%
#133
Mitsubishi Galant
1,441
13,261
-89.1%
15
299
-95.0%
#134
Volvo C30
1,361
2,827
-51.9%
17
240
-92.9%
#135
Jaguar XK
1,346
1,633
-17.6%
105
133
-21.1%
#136
Nissan GT-R
1,236
1,188
4.0%
78
49
59.2%
#137
Mitsubishi i MiEV
1,029
588
75.0%
11
77
-85.7%
#138
Audi A3
857
7,205
-88.1%
---
397
-100%
#139
Audi R8
813
802
1.4%
70
51
37.3%
#140
Dodge (SRT) Viper ¹
591
20
2855%
55
---
---
#141
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
476
723
-34.2%
45
71
-36.6%
#142
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
451
800
-43.6%
44
38
15.8%
#143
Chevrolet SS
418
---
---
239
---
---
#144
Mitsubishi Eclipse
109
1,173
-90.7%
---
20
-100%
#144.1
Mitsubishi Eclipse *
40
712
-94.4%
---
8
-100%
#144.2
Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder *
69
461
-85.0%
---
12
-100%
#145
Dodge Caliber
45
10,176
-99.6%
---
31
-100%
#146
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
30
1,473
-98.0%
---
9
-100%
#147
Lexus LFA
23
46
-50.0%
1
6
-83.3%
#148
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
20
29
-31.0%
---
3
-100%
#149
Cadillac DTS
19
465
-95.9%
---
---
---
#150
Honda FCX
10
5
100%
4
---
---
#151
Buick Lucerne
9
971
-99.1%
---
1
-100%
#152
Cadillac STS
7
164
-95.7%
---
4
-100%
#153
Cadillac ELR
6
---
---
6
---
---
#154
Lexus HS250h
5
649
-99.2%
---
2
-100%
#155
Chevrolet HHR
3
21
-85.7%
---
---
---
T156
Honda S2000
2
---
---
---
---
---
T156
Chevrolet Aveo
2
67
-97.0%
---
3
-100%
#158
Mazda RX-8
1
79
-98.7%
---
---
---
#271
Ford Crown Victoria
---
4,429
-100%
---
546
-100%
#273
Lincoln Town Car
---
1,001
-100%
---
52
-100%
#275
Volvo S40
---
51
-100%
---
---
---
#276
Chevrolet Cobalt
---
11
-100%
---
---
---
#278
Lexus SC430
---
2
-100%
---
---
---
#279
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
---
1
-100%
---
---
---
#280
Suzuki Forenza/Reno
---
1
-100%
---
---
---
---
---
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Total
7,801,8717,439,8834.9% 632,955 654,133 -3.2%
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
¹ Chrysler markets the Viper not as a Dodge but as an SRT, but we show it here as a Dodge so you can see the Viper with like-minded products when you sort vehicles alphabetically using the Car column header.
² Total Prius Family sales: down 1% to 234,228 in 2013; down 21.6% to 15,720 in December.
³ BMW has chosen to include sales of the 4-Series within figures for the 3-Series, presumably for year-over-year consistency's sake.
† Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: down 3.3% to 57,878 in 2013; up 17.7% to 6490 in December.
‡ Acura has chosen to combine sales figures for the RLX and its predecessor, the RL.
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 eleven months of 2013 were 828, 1944, 552, 264, six, and 1008, respectively. Bentley sales rose 24% to 2872 in 2013, Maserati sales are up 75% to 4768. Reportedly, Tesla Model S sales had risen to 16,950 through eleven months. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn't release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data. With hard and fast sales data, we would likely discover that the Tesla Model S is one of America's 150 best-selling vehicles.

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