Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - May 2014

2015 Toyota Camry
With very nearly 50,000 sales, the Toyota Camry easily claimed the title of America's best-selling car in May 2014. Its nearest rival, the Honda Accord, was 9947 sales abaft.

The top five were a tightly knit group. More particularly, there was only a 558-sale spread between the third-ranked Toyota Corolla and fifth-ranked Nissan Altima. All seven of America's favourite cars posted significant year-over-year improvements in May, from the Chevrolet Cruze's 40.5% jump to the Altima's 12.9% increase.


• Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - May 2015
• Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - June 2014
• Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - April 2014
• Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - May 2013
• U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - May 2014 YTD
• Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America - May 2014
• Top 13 Best-Selling Trucks In America - May 2014 YTD
• Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - May 2014


The Altima was just one of three Nissans in the top 19. The Camry led three Toyotas in the top 13. Honda landed the Accord in second; the Civic in fourth. There were three Chevrolets in the top 17, four Hyundais and Kias in the top 15, and two Fords in the top eight. The Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang were the 22nd and 23rd-best-selling cars in America, respectively.

Toyota has updated the Camry for the 2015 model year and will need to move outgoing 2014s to make room. The 2015, pictured above, is meant to fend off increasingly potent challengers from Honda, Nissan, and Ford.


All 258 Autos Ranked By May 2014 & YTD U.S. Sales
All 150 Cars Ranked By May 2014 & YTD U.S. Sales


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 and best-selling SUVs in May.

May 2015 • June 2014 • April 2014 • May 2013
Rank
Best-Selling Car
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
#1
Toyota Camry
49,58439,21626.4%181,876 171,756 5.9%
#2
Honda Accord
39,637 33,218 19.3% 152,949 155,183 -1.4%
#3
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
36,611 27,997 30.8% 143,409 132,514 8.2%
#4
Honda Civic
36,089 30,268 19.2% 134,796 128,980 4.5%
#5
Nissan Altima
36,053 31,940 12.9% 150,342 140,883 6.7%
#6
Ford Fusion
33,881 29,553 14.6% 137,894 136,833 0.8%
#7
Chevrolet Cruze
32,393 23,055 40.5% 119,330 100,818 18.4%
#8
Ford Focus
23,683 27,186 -12.9% 94,690 111,641 -15.2%
#9
Nissan Sentra
21,932 12,504 75.4% 76,801 56,240 36.6%
#10
Hyundai Elantra
21,867 25,090 -12.8% 95,329 104,081 -8.4%
#11
Hyundai Sonata
20,404 20,194 1.0% 81,152 83,556 -2.9%
#12
Chevrolet Malibu
19,288 18,899 2.1% 87,368 89,812 -2.7%
#13
Toyota Prius
18,636 16,008 16.4% 59,489 66,373 -10.4%

Toyota Prius Sedan ^
15,944 15,330 4.0% 51,760 62,743 -17.5%

Toyota Prius Plug-In ^
2692 678 297% 7729 3630 113%
#14
Kia Optima
16,843 15,368 9.6% 68,947 68,859 0.1%
#15
Kia Soul
15,606 11,420 36.7% 62,677 51,744 21.1%
#16
Volkswagen Jetta
13,915 15,910 -12.5% 64,217 66,483 -3.4%
#17
Chevrolet Impala
13,348 10,841 23.1% 64,121 66,127 -3.0%
#18
Subaru Outback
11,641 12,270 -5.1% 51,230 49,101 4.3%
#19
Nissan Versa
11,243 8614 30.5% 56,327 55,056 2.3%
#20
BMW 3-Series & 4-Series *
10,915 9307 17.3% 45,114 38,205 18.1%
Source: Automakers
* BMW USA, not GoodCarBadCar, has chosen to combine sales figures for the 3-Series and 4-Series.
^ Prius breakdown by variant

5 comments:

  1. Who's buying that awful tin can Altima?

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  2. Jeep Cherokee should be #9.

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  3. People who want an excellent and reliable car! The real question here should be who is buying the awful tin can called a camry.

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  4. No, the *previous* Altima was an excellent and reliable car. The current one has sloppy handling and terrible build quality. You nred to read some current comparisons. And the Sentra is even worse!

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  5. Camry is such an overated piece of junk. Lots of incentives for the Camry, the only they can keep the stiff competition at bay is throwing money on the hood. The Altima is superior.

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