Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – December 2013


2012 VW Passat
No Car Among December 2013’s Top 20 Best Sellers Reported
A Worse YOY Decline Than The Volkswagen Passat

The Toyota Camry, America’s best-selling car in 2013, was not America’s best-selling car in December 2013. 

The Honda Accord took top honours as sales of the Camry dropped 5% and Accord sales jumped 10%. 

Honda also took third spot with the Civic. Toyota’s filled in as America’s sixth and 15th-best-selling cars. 

Ford’s Fusion resided in fifth spot; the Focus fell 31% and was America’s tenth-best-selling vehicle, behind the BMW 3-Series and its 4-Series two-door derivative. No other premium brand landed a car in December’s top 20.

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, will soon publish the list of America’s best-selling SUVs in December, and in short order will also be publishing a 2013-specific edition of this post.

December 2014 • January 2014 • November 2013 • December 2012

Rank
Best-Selling Car
December 2013
December
2012
% Change
2013  2012  % Change
#1
Honda Accord
32,321 29,428 9.8% 366,678 331,872 10.5%
#2
Toyota Camry
29,964 31,407 -4.6% 408,484 404,886 0.9%
#3
Honda Civic
29,000 33,118 -12.4% 336,180 317,909 5.7%
#4
Nissan Altima
24,816 23,966 3.5% 320,723 302,934 5.9%
#5
Ford Fusion
24,408 19,283 26.6% 295,280 241,263 22.4%
#6
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
22,562 24,679 -8.6% 302,180 290,947 3.9%
#7
Hyundai Elantra
21,692 19,024 14.0% 247,912 202,034 22.7%
#8
Chevrolet Cruze
18,162 21,230 -14.5% 248,224 237,758 4.4%
#9
BMW 3-Series & 4-Series *
16,737 10,745 55.8% 119,521 99,602 20.0%
#10
Ford Focus
15,569 22,604 -31.1% 234,570 245,922 -4.6%
#11
Chevrolet Malibu
15,493 11,630 33.2% 200,594 210,951 -4.9%
#12
Volkswagen Jetta
15,393 15,661 -1.7% 163,793 170,424 -3.9%
#13
Hyundai Sonata
14,479 20,826 -30.5% 203,648 230,605 -11.7%
#14
Subaru Outback
11,002 12,072 -8.9% 118,049 117,553 0.4%
#15
Toyota Prius
10,800 13,897 -22.3% 157,260 160,257 -1.9%
Toyota Prius Sedan ^
9881 12,536 -21.2% 145,172 147,507 -1.6%
Toyota Prius Plug-In ^
919 1361 -32.5% 12,088 12,750 -5.2%
#16
Nissan Sentra
10,799 7755 39.3% 129,143 106,395 21.4%
#17
Chevrolet Impala
10,633 9641 10.3% 156,797 169,351 -7.4%
#18
Dodge Charger
10,145 7867 29.0% 98,336 82,592 19.1%
#19
Kia Optima
9474 12,008 -21.1% 155,893 152,399 2.3%
#20
Volkswagen Passat
9254 14,462 -36.0% 109,652 117,023 -6.3%

Source: Automakers
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
^ Prius breakdown by variant
* BMW, not GoodCarBadCar, has chosen to combine the 3-Series and 4-Series in their monthly U.S. sales reports.

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