Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - May 2014

2014 Jeep Cherokee trailhawk red
Passenger car sales increased 9% in the United States in May 2014 and light truck sales jumped 14% as the overall new vehicle market recorded an 11% improvement compared with May 2013.


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


USA best selling autos market share chart May 2014
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More than 1.6 million new vehicles were sold in America last month. The 30 top-selling vehicles generated 51.4% of those sales. 

Led by the declining Ford F-Series and the surging Toyota Camry, the Chevrolet Silverado and the Honda Accord, America's favourite vehicle lines are mostly the same as they've been for a number of years. 

Of course, there are a number of vehicles in the top 30 that weren't top sellers even in the recent past. The Kia Soul was America's 28th-best-selling vehicle in May 2014 - it didn't exist in 2008 and didn't top 100,000 annual sales until 2011. 

The Nissan Rogue ranked 22nd overall in May - 42nd overall in calendar year 2009


• Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - May 2014
• Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America - May 2014
• Top 13 Best-Selling Trucks In America - May 2014 YTD


After years of staying away in favour of the Liberty nameplate, the Jeep Cherokee is back, and it was America's 27th-best-selling vehicle in May 2014.

We've already published May lists for the 20 best-selling cars, 20 best-selling SUVs and crossovers, and complete figures for every pickup truck and all minivans, links to which you'll find above. Throwing all those vehicles into one group results in this list of the 30 best-selling vehicles overall. We end up with four pickup trucks, two minivans, nine utility vehicles, and 15 passenger cars.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these top-selling vehicles 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.

May 2015 • June 2014 • April 2014May 2013
Rank
Vehicle
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
#1
Ford F-Series
68,520 71,604 -4.3% 305,265 299,477 1.9%
#2
Toyota Camry
49,584 39,216 26.4% 181,876 171,756 5.9%
#3
Chevrolet Silverado
46,648 43,283 7.8% 197,160 199,327 -1.1%
#4
Honda Accord
39,637 33,218 19.3% 152,949 155,183 -1.4%
#5
Ram P/U
37,131 31,672 17.2% 170,711 140,675 21.4%
#6
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
36,611 27,997 30.8% 143,409 132,514 8.2%
#7
Honda Civic
36,089 30,268 19.2% 134,796 128,980 4.5%
#8
Nissan Altima
36,053 31,940 12.9% 150,342 140,883 6.7%
#9
Ford Fusion
33,881 29,553 14.6% 137,894 136,833 0.8%
#10
Honda CR-V
32,430 27,298 18.8% 128,563 119,191 7.9%
#11
Chevrolet Cruze
32,393 23,055 40.5% 119,330 100,818 18.4%
#12
Ford Escape
31,896 29,123 9.5% 127,780 127,932 -0.1%
#13
Ford Focus
23,683 27,186 -12.9% 94,690 111,641 -15.2%
#14
Toyota RAV4
23,465 20,780 12.9% 95,363 80,734 18.1%
#15
Chevrolet Equinox
22,695 22,918 -1.0% 99,083 102,752 -3.6%
#16
Ford Explorer
22,623 18,009 25.6% 87,170 84,646 3.0%
#17
Nissan Sentra
21,932 12,504 75.4% 76,801 56,240 36.6%
#18
Hyundai Elantra
21,867 25,090 -12.8% 95,329 104,081 -8.4%
#19
Hyundai Sonata
20,404 20,194 1.0% 81,152 83,556 -2.9%
#20
Chevrolet Malibu
19,288 18,899 2.1% 87,368 89,812 -2.7%
#21
Jeep Wrangler
19,235 16,272 18.2% 69,298 61,563 12.6%
#22
Nissan Rogue
18,722 17,333 8.0% 84,236 63,533 32.6%
#23
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%
#24
GMC Sierra
18,326 16,061 14.1% 77,785 71,065 9.5%
#25
Jeep Grand Cherokee
18,068 16,034 12.7% 74,558 64,170 16.2%
#26
Kia Optima
16,843 15,368 9.6% 68,947 68,859 0.1%
#27
Jeep Cherokee
15,992 --- --- 67,095 --- ---
#28
Kia Soul
15,606 11,420 36.7% 62,677 51,744 21.1%
#29
Chrysler Town & Country
14,799 10,781 37.3% 56,761 48,770 16.4%
#30
Dodge Grand Caravan
14,232 12,974 9.7% 59,609 49,247 21.0%
Source: Automakers
^ Prius breakdown by variant

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5 comments:

  1. Michael Zalucki6/04/2014 2:53 pm

    Jeep had a 58% increase in sales for May '14, not 5.8% as shown on the chart. Making the Jeep increase the second largest percentage increase for any brand other than Maserati for May '14.

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  2. Apologies for the incorrect decimal point placement. It's been fixed. Jeep also ranked at the top with a 53.2% YOY increase in Canada, where the decimal point was placed correctly. http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2014/06/canada-may-2014-auto-brand-sales-results-rankings.html

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  3. According to Toyota...They sold 26,793 Prius.

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  4. Note the breakdown notation. Toyota sold 26,793 Prii, but that includes the Prius V and Prius C, two distinct model lines. GCBC still has a sales tracking page for the whole Prius family. (http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2013/03/total-toyota-prius-sales-figures.html)

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  5. Jean-Fran├žois6/04/2014 7:21 pm

    Do you have the Canadien number for the i3?



    And more generally, it would be nice if, one, you track the numbers for the EV version of the smart, Fusion, Focus, etc, and two, if you could do a top hybrid and/or electric/plugin vehicles?


    Thanks.

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