Top 40 Best-Selling Vehicles In America – 2005 Year End


2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS

America’s new vehicle market grew 0.5% in 2005 as passenger car sales improved 2.9% and overall “light truck” sales slid 1.5%. Cars claimed 46.8% of the industry’s 2005 volume, up from 45.8% in 2004.

The Ford F-Series continued its reign as the best-selling vehicle line and the best-selling truck. Combined, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra outsold the F-Series by 34,005 units. Eight of America’s 40 best-selling vehicles were pickup trucks.

Top 40 Best-Selling Vehicles In America – 2004 Year End
All 301 Vehicles Ranked By 2006 U.S. Sales

Cars were led by the perennial favourite, Toyota’s Camry, sales of which improved by a small measure in 2005. America’s SUV leader, the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, took advantage of the Ford Explorer’s 29% drop, a decrease of 99,545 units. Minivans claimed the 13th, 19th, 20th, and 24th positions.

The 40 best-selling vehicles in America in 2005 are listed below.

2007 • 20062004 • 2003

Rank
Best-Selling Vehicle
2005
2004

Change
#1
Ford F-Series
901,463 939,511 -4.0%
#2
Chevrolet Silverado
705,980 680,768 3.7%
#3
Toyota Camry
431,703 426,990 1.1%
#4
Dodge Ram
400,543 426,289 -6.0%
#5
Honda Accord
369,293 386,770 -4.5%
#6
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
341,290 333,161 2.4%
#7
Honda Civic
308,415 309,196 -0.3%
#8
Nissan Altima
255,371 235,889 8.3%
#9
Chevrolet Impala
246,481 290,259 -15.1%
#10
Chevrolet TrailBlazer
244,150 283,484 -13.9%
#11
Ford Explorer
239,788 339,333 -29.3%
#12
GMC Sierra
229,488 213,756 7.4%
#13
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan
226,771 242,307 -6.4%
#14
Jeep Grand Cherokee
213,584 182,313 17.2%
#15
Chevrolet Cobalt *
212,667 4959 4189%
#16
Chevrolet Malibu
203,503 179,806 13.2%
#17
Ford Taurus *
196,919 248,148 -20.6%
#18
Ford Focus
184,825 208,339 -11.3%
#19
Chrysler Town & Country
180,759 144,357 25.2%
#20
Honda Odyssey
174,275 154,238 13.0%
#21
Toyota Tacoma
168,831 152,933 10.4%
#22
Jeep Liberty
166,883 167,376 -0.3%
#23
Ford Escape
165,122 183,430 -10.0%
#24
Toyota Sienna
161,380 159,119 1.4%
#25
Ford Mustang
160,975 129,858 24.0%
#26
Chevrolet Tahoe
152,305 186,161 -18.2%
#27
Honda CR-V
150,219 149,281 0.6%
#28
Chrysler 300
144,068 112,930 27.6%
#29
Honda Pilot
143,353 128,158 11.9%
#30
Toyota Highlander
137,409 133,077 3.3%
#31
Chrysler PT Cruiser
133,740 115,955 15.3%
#32
Chevrolet Equinox
130,542 84,024 55.4%
#33
Hyundai Sonata
130,365 107,189 21.6%
#34
Chevrolet Colorado
128,359 117,475 9.3%
#35
Toyota Tundra
126,529 112,484 12.5%
#36
Pontiac G6 *
124,844 16,185 671%
#37
Pontiac Grand Prix
122,398 131,551 -7.0%
#38
Ford Ranger
120,958 156,322 -22.6%
#39
Nissan Sentra
119,489 106,934 11.7%
#40
Hyundai Elantra
116,336 112,892 3.1%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* Ford also sold 107,932 copies of the Five Hundred in 2005, up from 14,106 in 2004.
* Chevrolet also sold 18,960 Cavaliers in 2005, down from 195,275 in 2004.
* Pontiac sold 31,613 Grand Ams in 2005, down from 133,707 in 2004.

  • Josh

    Why isn't Mazda on this list?

  • It's a best sellers list; just the top 20. Mazda didn't sell any vehicles with enough sales to crack the top 20. The 3 ranked 23rd in April.

  • SolonGT

    And yet in the retail market the Accord outsells the Camry.