Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - March 2014

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America's four best-selling trucks, three of which ended March 2014 as the three best-selling vehicles overall, accounted for 11 out of every 100 new vehicles sold last month. Overall pickup truck sales rose 7% in an overall new vehicle market which grew at a 6% clip. Five of America's 30 best-selling vehicle nameplates in March 2014 were pickup trucks.

USA best selling autos market share chart March 2014
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There was just one minivan, the Dodge Grand Caravan, among the 30 top sellers. That leaves room for 16 passenger cars and eight utility vehicles.

Compared with March 2013, this list is missing the Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 200, and Toyota Prius. In their place you'll find the Kia Soul, aforementioned Grand Caravan, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Compared with February 2014, this list is missing the Ford Edge, Jeep Cherokee, Chrysler 200, and Toyota Highlander, but it includes the Soul, Grand Caravan, Toyota Tacoma, and Jeep Wrangler.


Of particular note in March 2014 was the Ram P/U's ability to outsell the Chevrolet Silverado for the first time since 1999 and the Camry's ability to take back best-selling car status from the Nissan Altima. No vehicle among the 30 most popular posted a year-over-year increase bigger than the Nissan Rogue's; none fell more sharply than the Hyundai Elantra.

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 can access 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 March 2014.

March 2015 • April 2014 • February 2014March 2013
Rank
Vehicle
March
2014
March
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
#1
Ford F-Series
70,940 67,513 5.1% 173,358 168,843 2.7%
#2
Ram P/U
42,532 33,831 25.7% 96,906 77,594 24.9%
#3
Chevrolet Silverado
42,247 39,561 6.8% 107,757 116,649 -7.6%
#4
Toyota Camry
41,953 37,663 11.4% 94,283 100,830 -6.5%
#5
Nissan Altima
35,921 37,763 -4.9% 89,285 86,952 2.7%
#6
Honda Accord
33,962 36,504 -7.0% 79,188 88,427 -10.4%
#7
Ford Fusion
32,963 30,384 8.8% 77,578 80,558 -3.7%
#8
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
29,685 31,423 -5.5% 77,737 80,244 -3.1%
#9
Ford Escape
28,701 28,934 -0.8% 71,305 72,983 -2.3%
#10
Honda CR-V
28,657 26,897 6.5% 67,648 65,374 3.5%
#11
Honda Civic
27,697 27,665 0.1% 71,096 72,259 -1.6%
#12
Chevrolet Cruze
26,521 23,260 14.0% 65,185 55,731 17.0%
#13
Ford Focus
23,974 24,929 -3.8% 51,903 61,898 -16.1%
#14
Hyundai Elantra
21,518 26,153 -17.7% 53,237 54,546 -2.4%
#15
Chevrolet Equinox
19,939 20,997 -5.0% 56,073 58,869 -4.7%
#16
Toyota RAV4
19,733 16,474 19.8% 53,064 41,413 28.1%
#17
Nissan Rogue
19,420 15,381 26.3% 50,448 34,296 47.1%
#18
Ford Explorer
19,334 18,599 4.0% 46,068 51,197 -10.0%
#19
Nissan Sentra
19,323 13,965 38.4% 40,789 33,002 23.6%
#20
Hyundai Sonata
19,248 18,031 6.7% 40,253 47,285 -14.9%
#21
Chevrolet Malibu
18,866 18,539 1.8% 48,136 49,179 -2.1%
#22
GMC Sierra
16,863 13,817 22.0% 42,213 40,796 3.5%
#23
Kia Optima
16,310 14,366 13.5% 37,515 38,813 -3.3%
#24
Jeep Grand Cherokee
15,940 12,629 26.2% 40,838 33,133 23.3%
#25
Nissan Versa
15,799 15,917 -0.7% 34,603 39,287 -11.9%
#26
Volkswagen Jetta
15,692 15,005 4.6% 37,368 37,495 -0.3%
#27
Jeep Wrangler
14,481 12,901 12.2% 34,674 31,846 8.9%
#28
Toyota Tacoma
14,445 15,201 -5.0% 35,229 39,467 -10.7%
#29
Dodge Grand Caravan
14,165 11,110 27.5% 32,025 26,490 20.9%
#30
Kia Soul
13,992 12,080 15.8% 32,668 29,013 12.6%
Source: Automakers
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales

RECOMMENDED READING
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - March 2015
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - April 2014
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - February 2014
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - March 2013
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - March 2014 YTD
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - March 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America - March 2014
Top 13 Best-Selling Trucks In America - March 2014 YTD
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2 comments:

  1. The Altima continues to be a strong contender forcing Toyota to up it's ante on incentives. Toyota has deep pockets, and they're going to fight hard for that number one spot they've held, nearly continuously for 17 years. Many will say fleet sales boost their numbers, but those cars all end up in driveways at some point. The Camrys will end up in LaHore Pakistan as taxis in fifteen to twenty years.

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  2. Surely not - Pakistan drives on the left. officially.

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