Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – January 2014


2013 Ford C-Max

Although the January 2014 edition of America’s 20 worst-selling vehicles has plenty of expired or soon-to-expire vehicles to display, there are a fair number of continuing nameplates which simply sold far less often last month than in the equivalent period one year ago.

The GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado are on hiatus. The Hyundai Veracruz is dead. The Mitsubishi Galant is gone, at least for a while. Acura is slowly getting rid of surplus ZDXs. 

But the Toyota Yaris, Mitsubishi Lancer, and Ford C-Max have not been killed off by their parent companies. Yet they sold far, far, far less often in January 2014 than in January 2013.

Granted, from a strictly low-volume basis, the Yaris, Lancer, and C-Max weren’t among the rarest of new vehicle purchases in January 2014. There were only 41 Cadillac ELRs sold, for example; only 113 Audi TTs, only 86 copies of the Subaru Tribeca. 

GCBC made changes to America’s worst-selling vehicles list late in 2013 in order to avoid arbitrary price distinctions, intended sales volumes, and production delays and departures. Every vehicle is eligible, save for limited market cars like the Honda FCX and cars which sold not at all in January, all of which are mentioned at the bottom of this post.

You can always select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures from both Canada and the United States. Pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post, but you can also find related links at the Best Sellers page.

January 2015 • December 2013January 2013

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
% Change
January
2014
Janaury
2013
#1
GMC Canyon
-99.7% 1 302
#2
Mitsubishi i MiEV
-99.6% 1 257
#3
Chevrolet Avalanche
-98.4% 31 1939
#4
Chevrolet Colorado
-98.3% 14 822
#5
Hyundai Veracruz
-96.9% 1 32
#6
Volvo C30
-92.8% 12 166
#7
Mitsubishi Galant
-92.4% 17 224
#8
BMW 1-Series & 2-Series *
-75.3% 75 304
#9
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
-71.4% 2 7
#10
Toyota Yaris
-65.3% 1005 2897
#11
Mitsubishi Lancer
-59.0% 900 2196
#12
Acura ZDX
-54.8% 14 31
#13
Infiniti G/Q60 ^
-53.3% 1315 2815
#14
Dodge Avenger
-50.2% 4795 9628
#15
Ford C-Max
-48.0% 1418 2725
#16
Subaru Tribeca
-45.9% 86 159
#17
Scion iQ
-43.7% 166 295
#18
Volkswagen Touareg
-43.5% 544 962
#19
Mazda 2
-41.2% 907 1543
#20
Lexus LS
-41.1% 634 1077

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
January 2014
January
2014
% Change
T1
GMC Canyon
1 302 -99.7%
T1
Mitsubishi i MiEV
1 257 -99.6%
T1
Hyundai Veracruz
1 32 -96.9%
#4
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
2 7 -71.4%
#5
Volvo C30
12 166 -92.8%
T6
Chevrolet Colorado
14 822 -98.3%
T6
Acura ZDX
14 31 -54.8%
#8
Mitsubishi Galant
17 224 -92.4%
#9
Chevrolet Avalanche
31 1939 -98.4%
#10
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
33 54 -38.9%
#11
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
35 36 -2.8%
#12
Cadillac ELR
41
#13
Dodge (SRT) Viper
47
#14
BMW 1-Series & 2-Series *
75 304 -75.3%
#15
Nissan GT-R
79 48 64.6%
#16
Audi R8
81 49 65.3%
#17
Subaru Tribeca
86 159 -45.9%
#18
Audi TT
113 127 -11.0%
#19
Jaguar XK
118 117 0.9%
T20
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
122 176 -30.7%
T20
Volvo C70
122 173 -29.5%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in January 2013 but didn’t sell at all in January 2014: Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Endeavor, Mazda RX-8, Chevrolet HHR, Cadillac DTS, Buick Lucerne, Jeep Liberty, Dodge Caliber, Audi A3, Lexus LFA, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Equator, Suzuki SX4, Suzuki Kizashi
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati do not report model-specific sales data.

* BMW USA, not GoodCarBadCar, has chosen to display 1-Series and 2-Series sales together.
^ Infiniti also sold 2949 Q50 sedans in December 2013. G sedan sales slid 58.7% to 902, Q60 sales were down 34.5% to 413.

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Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – 2013 Year End
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – January 2014