Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - January 2014

2012 Toyota Camry
No Vehicle In The Top 30 Posted A Worse Year-Over-Year
January Sales Decline Than The Toyota Camry
With its first four-digit U.S. sales month since June 2010, the Volkswagen Jetta ranked just 30th in new vehicle sales in January 2014. The Jetta ranked 22nd in calendar year 2013. 

The Jetta is both indicative of Volkswagen's overall decline and the decline of passenger car sales in America last month. The Volkswagen brand reported a 19% year-over-year drop in sales last month - only Mini, Volvo, and Dodge fell harder - while, according to Automotive News, car sales were down 9% in January. 


Not surprisingly, a decline of that magnitude doesn't simply impact Mexican-made, German-badged cars. America's leading car, the Toyota Camry, fell 27%. The second, fourth, fifth, and sixth-best-selling cars all reported meaningful decreases, as well.

USA best selling autos market share chart January 2014
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As a result, all three of America's best-selling vehicles in January 2014 were pickup trucks. That's not entirely unusual. However, the decline of overall pickup truck sales in January 2014 was unusual. 13 trucks (only nine of which were genuinely available) combined for a 4.5% drop in U.S. volume.

Compared with January 2013, the Toyota Prius, Nissan Sentra, Ford Edge, Dodge Avenger, and Nissan Versa are all missing from this list of the 30 best-selling vehicles in America. In their stead you'll find the Jeep Cherokee, Toyota Highlander, Subaru Forester, Chrysler 200, and Nissan Rogue.

Of course, the Ford F-Series was the best-selling vehicle in America in January 2014, 17,610 sales ahead of its nearest rival; 6492 sales ahead of its nearest rival and its nearest rival's twin.

GCBC has already published rankings for 35 different brands and 13 different trucks and 20 SUVs and crossovers and 20 passenger cars, links for which you'll find at the bottom of this post. Below, you'll find a list where all vehicles of all types are thrown in together: the 30 most popular vehicles in the United States in January 2014.

January 2015 • February 2014 • December 2013January 2013
Rank
Vehicle
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
#1
Ford F-Series
46,536 46,841 -0.7% 46,536 46,841 -0.7%
#2
Chevrolet Silverado
28,926 35,445 -18.4% 28,926 35,445 -18.4%
#3
Dodge Ram
25,071 20,474 22.5% 25,071 20,474 22.5%
#4
Toyota Camry
23,332 31,897 -26.9% 23,332 31,897 -26.9%
#5
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
22,753 23,822 -4.5% 22,753 23,822 -4.5%
#6
Nissan Altima
22,515 21,464 4.9% 22,515 21,464 4.9%
#7
Honda Civic
21,824 21,881 -0.3% 21,824 21,881 -0.3%
#8
Ford Fusion
20,717 22,399 -7.5% 20,717 22,399 -7.5%
#9
Honda Accord
20,604 23,924 -13.9% 20,604 23,924 -13.9%
#10
Ford Escape
19,459 19,939 -2.4% 19,459 19,939 -2.4%
#11
Honda CR-V
18,232 17,809 2.4% 18,232 17,809 2.4%
#12
Toyota RAV4
16,880 11,610 45.4% 16,880 11,610 45.4%
#13
Chevrolet Cruze
16,828 14,524 15.9% 16,828 14,524 15.9%
#14
Hyundai Elantra
15,326 12,174 25.9% 15,326 12,174 25.9%
#15
Chevrolet Equinox
14,547 17,223 -15.5% 14,547 17,223 -15.5%
#16
Nissan Rogue
13,831 8951 54.5% 13,831 8951 54.5%
#17
Ford Explorer
12,810 15,207 -15.8% 12,810 15,207 -15.8%
#18
Jeep Grand Cherokee
12,207 11,065 10.3% 12,207 11,065 10.3%
#19
Ford Focus
12,003 16,161 -25.7% 12,003 16,161 -25.7%
#20
Chevrolet Impala
11,898 14,153 -15.9% 11,898 14,153 -15.9%
#21
Chevrolet Malibu
11,822 15,823 -25.3% 11,822 15,823 -25.3%
#22
GMC Sierra
11,118 12,846 -13.5% 11,118 12,846 -13.5%
#23
Chrysler 200
10,912 8846 23.4% 10,912 8846 23.4%
#24
Subaru Forester
10,771 6565 64.1% 10,771 6565 64.1%
#25
Toyota Highlander
10,676 8831 20.9% 10,676 8831 20.9%
#26
Jeep Cherokee
10,505 --- --- 10,505 --- ---
#27
Kia Optima
9979 11,252 -11.3% 9979 11,252 -11.3%
#28
Toyota Tacoma
9842 11,622 -15.3% 9842 11,622 -15.3%
#29
Hyundai Sonata
9815 13,247 -25.9% 9815 13,247 -25.9%
#30
Volkswagen Jetta
9768 10,522 -7.2% 9768 10,522 -7.2%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales

RECOMMENDED READING
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - January 2015
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - February 2014
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - December 2013
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - January 2013
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - 2013 Year End
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - January 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - January 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America - January 2014
Top 13 Best-Selling Trucks In America - January 2014
Top 15 Best-Selling Luxury Vehicles In America - January 2014

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