May 2014 U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings - Top 150 Best-Selling Cars In America - Every Car Ranked

2014 Honda Accord PHEV
A difficult start to the year for automakers which major on passenger cars took a turn for the better in May 2014 as car volume jumped 9% across the board. 

To forge a 66,000+ increase in total car sales, America's car market required big growth from big players. Sales of the best-selling Toyota Camry increased by 10,368 units. In fact,  car sales at the Toyota brand jumped 22%, an increase of more than 22,000 units. (Car sales at Toyota's premium Lexus division jumped 22%.)


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The Honda Accord overtook the Nissan Altima to head into June as America's second-best-selling car. Accord volume was up 19% in May 2014; Honda brand car sales were up 15%.

Nissan recorded 36%, 13%, 46%, 75%, and 31% year-over-year improvements with the 370Z, Altima, Leaf, Sentra, and Versa, respectively. The Sentra was America's 17th-best-selling car at the five-month mark in 2013 - it ranks 12th in 2014.


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Commercial Van Sales In America - May 2014 YTD
Minivan Sales In America - May 2014 YTD


Thanks in large part to another significant improvement from the Cruze, GM says their car sales rose 20% in May. Ford and Lincoln produced a more moderate 2% year-over-year improvement. 

Chrysler, not including the Fiat 500L - officially a "light truck" - suffered a 27% drop in car volume as the Avenger expires and the 200 awaits replacement. Including the 500L, car sales at the Chrysler Group fell by 13,000 units in May, a 24% drop. Sales of the conventional 500 have fallen in each of the last twelve months.

One new nameplate has been added to these May 2014 year-to-date rankings. BMW's i3 attracted 336 U.S. buyers last month.
2013 Fiat 500 Abarth white
There were important improvements introduced in last October's ranking of new car  sales. Prior year figures now include the actual numbers from last year, not just the percentage increase from last year. As a result, we've also included vehicles like the Cadillac STS and Mitsubishi Eclipse, nameplates which collected sales in May 2013 but not this year. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you're on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.


• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - May 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - June 2014 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - April 2014 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - May 2013 YTD


Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by May volume by clicking the May 2014 column header, or you can rank cars by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Car column header.

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page.


Click Column Headers To Sort • May 2015 • June 2014 • April 2014 May 2013

Rank
Car
May
2014
YTD
May
2013
YTD
%
Change
May
2014
May
2013
% Change
#1Toyota Camry181,876 171,756 5.9%49,584 39,216 26.4%
#2Honda Accord152,949 155,183 -1.4%39,637 33,218 19.3%
#3Nissan Altima150,342 140,883 6.7%36,053 31,940 12.9%
#4Toyota Corolla/Matrix143,409 132,514 8.2%36,611 27,997 30.8%
#5Ford Fusion137,894 136,833 0.8%33,881 29,553 14.6%
#6Honda Civic134,796 128,980 4.5%36,089 30,268 19.2%
#7Chevrolet Cruze119,330 100,818 18.4%32,393 23,055 40.5%
#8Hyundai Elantra95,329 104,081 -8.4%21,867 25,090 -12.8%
#9Ford Focus94,690 111,641 -15.2%23,683 27,186 -12.9%
#10Chevrolet Malibu87,368 89,812 -2.7%19,288 18,899 2.1%
#11Hyundai Sonata81,152 83,556 -2.9%20,404 20,194 1.0%
#12Nissan Sentra76,801 56,240 36.6%21,932 12,504 75.4%
#13Kia Optima68,947 68,859 0.1%16,843 15,368 9.6%
#14Volkswagen Jetta64,217 66,483 -3.4%13,915 15,910 -12.5%
#14.1Volkswagen Jetta Sedan *55,646 57,551 -3.3%12,049 14,082 -14.4%
#14.2Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen *8,571 8,932 -4.0%1,866 1,828 2.1%
#15Chevrolet Impala64,121 66,127 -3.0%13,348 10,841 23.1%
#16Kia Soul62,677 51,744 21.1%15,606 11,420 36.7%
#17Toyota Prius ²59,489 66,373 -10.4%18,636 16,008 16.4%
#17.1Toyota Prius Sedan *51,760 62,743 -17.5%15,944 15,330 4.0%
#17.2Toyota Prius Plug-In *2692 678 297%7,729 3630 113%
#18Nissan Versa56,327 55,056 2.3%11,243 8,614 30.5%
#19Subaru Outback51,230 49,101 4.3%11,641 12,270 -5.1%
#20BMW 3-Series & 4-Series ³45,114 38,205 18.1%10,915 9,307 17.3%
#21Mazda 343,324 45,135 -4.0%10,682 8,935 19.6%
#22Volkswagen Passat42,553 45,245 -5.9%8,955 10,267 -12.8%
#23Dodge Charger41,323 42,169 -2.0%8,277 8,270 0.1%
#24Chevrolet Sonic40,672 37,783 7.6%8,784 9,523 -7.8%
#25Chevrolet Camaro38,951 35,076 11.0%10,340 7,929 30.4%
#26Chrysler 20037,833 62,655 -39.6%3,140 13,278 -76.4%
#27Subaru Impreza36,992 32,199 14.9%8,616 7,048 22.2%
#27.1Subaru Impreza *25,822 24,343 6.1%5,659 5,219 8.4%
#27.2Subaru Impreza WRX/STi *11,170 7,856 42.2%2,957 1,829 61.7%
#28Ford Mustang36,600 33,868 8.1%9,761 8,797 11.0%
#29Dodge Avenger35,119 53,436 -34.3%6,055 10,691 -43.4%
#30Kia Forte32,105 27,731 15.8%7,196 7,177 0.3%
#31Dodge Dart30,742 38,512 -20.2%8,644 7,448 16.1%
#32Ford Fiesta28,631 28,801 -0.6%7,209 6,693 7.7%
#33Hyundai Accent28,544 24,222 17.8%6,117 5,578 9.7%
#34Ford Taurus28,379 33,772 -16.0%6,994 7,277 -3.9%
#34.1Ford Taurus *24,054 29,386 -18.1%6,020 6,515 -7.6%
#34.2Ford Taurus Police Interceptor *4,325 4,386 -1.4%974 762 27.8%
#35Subaru XV Crosstrek28,331 20,438 38.6%5,778 5,295 9.1%
#36Mercedes-Benz E-Class28,096 23,050 21.9%6,168 4,930 25.1%
#37Lexus ES27,662 27,813 -0.5%6,523 5,890 10.7%
#38Mercedes-Benz C-Class27,427 38,263 -28.3%5,284 8,013 -34.1%
#39Toyota Avalon26,426 30,945 -14.6%7,324 7,099 3.2%
#40Chrysler 30022,448 25,165 -10.8%4,653 5,011 -7.1%
#41Mazda 622,125 17,828 24.1%5,461 3,944 38.5%
#42Dodge Challenger21,904 24,881 -12.0%5,748 5,537 3.8%
#43Buick LaCrosse19,948 20,483 -2.6%4,681 4,804 -2.6%
#44Nissan Maxima19,923 20,104 -0.9%3,256 3,419 -4.8%
#45BMW 5-Series19,677 21,407 -8.1%4,752 4,034 17.8%
#46Lexus IS19,641 8,867 122%4,403 1,897 132%
#47Chevrolet Spark18,591 14,484 28.4%5,177 2,581 101%
#48Honda Fit18,126 20,486 -11.5%3,485 4,667 -25.3%
#49Buick Verano18,106 18,944 -4.4%3,816 4,158 -8.2%
#50Toyota Prius C ²16,992 17,133 -0.8%4,590 3,782 21.4%
#51Kia Rio16,709 19,491 -14.3%3,929 5,142 -23.6%
#52Lincoln MKZ15,986 11,260 42.0%3,714 3,490 6.4%
#53Audi A415,653 16,765 -6.6%3,450 3,359 2.7%
#53.1Audi A4 Sedan/Avant *14,034 14,594 -3.8%3,123 2,946 6.0%
#53.2Audi A4 Allroad *1,619 2,171 -25.4%327 413 -20.8%
#54Infiniti Q50 † 15,583 ------2,938 ------
#55Chevrolet Corvette15,021 4,820 212%3,328 905 268%
#56Fiat 50014,851 17,562 -15.4%3,337 4,051 -17.6%
#57Subaru Legacy14,723 19,045 -22.7%3,053 4,430 -31.1%
#58Toyota Venza13,932 17,737 -21.5%3,324 3,359 -1.0%
#59Cadillac CTS13,834 12,717 8.8%2,905 2,457 18.2%
#60Volkswagen Beetle13,543 17,407 -22.2%2,729 3,718 -26.6%
#60.1Volkswagen Beetle Coupe *7,948 10,939 -27.3%1,461 1,639 -10.9%
#60.2Volkswagen Beetle Hardtop *5,595 6,468 -13.5%1,268 2,079 -39.0%
#61Cadillac ATS12,552 15,724 -20.2%2,497 3,249 -23.1%
#62Hyundai Veloster12,416 12,303 0.9%2,971 2,826 5.1%
#63Toyota Prius V ²11,971 15,629 -23.4%3,567 3,732 -4.4%
#64Hyundai Genesis10,937 13,464 -18.8%3,437 2,767 24.2%
#65Buick Regal10,560 7,437 42.0%2,396 1,607 49.1%
#66Ford C-Max10,510 16,996 -38.2%2,833 3,711 -23.7%
#67Nissan Leaf10,389 7,614 36.4%3,117 2,138 45.8%
#68Infiniti G/Q60 † 10,317 19,367 -46.7%2,698 2,961 -8.9%
#68.1Infiniti Q60 & G37 Coupe/Convertible*3,268 4,360 -25.0%1,004 1,034 -2.9%
#68.2Infiniti G Sedan *1,694 1,927 -12.1%7,049 15,007 -53.0%
#69Cadillac XTS9,797 12,450 -21.3%1,959 2,429 -19.3%
#70Audi A69,719 8,047 20.8%2,151 1,767 21.7%
#71Mercedes-Benz S-Class9,451 5,370 76.0%2,173 1,190 82.6%
#72Mini Cooper9,366 16,907 -44.6%3,244 4,033 -19.6%
#72.1Mini Cooper Hardtop *5,417 11,380 -52.4%2,248 2,521 -10.8%
#72.2Mini Cooper Clubman *1,549 1,653 -6.3%378 415 -8.9%
#72.3Mini Cooper Convertible *1,369 1,820 -24.8%351 594 -40.9%
#72.4Mini Cooper Roadster *597 1,239 -51.8%175 301 -41.9%
#72.5Mini Roadster Coupe *434 815 -46.7%92 202 -54.5%
#73Volkswagen Golf8,941 14,182 -37.0%1,793 3,052 -41.3%
#73.1Volkswagen Golf GTI *4,844 5,382 -10.0%1,108 1,284 -13.7%
#73.2Volkswagen Golf *4,083 7,785 -47.6%685 1,593 -57.0%
#73.3Volkswagen Golf R *14 1,015 -98.6%--- 175 -100%
#74Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class8,918 ------1,214 ------
#75Volvo S608,884 10,233 -13.2%1,814 2,739 -33.8%
#76Lexus GS8,611 7,340 17.3%1,753 2,015 -13.0%
#77Acura TL8,026 12,434 -35.5%1,480 2,682 -44.8%
#78Scion tC7,854 7,116 10.4%1,921 1,576 21.9%
#79Mitsubishi Lancer7,696 9,418 -18.3%1,422 1,626 -12.5%
#80Acura ILX7,429 9,217 -19.4%1,629 1,709 -4.7%
#81Toyota Yaris7,210 11,179 -35.5%1,616 1,778 -9.1%
#82Scion xB7,000 7,875 -11.1%1,532 1,740 -12.0%
#83Audi A56,984 7,682 -9.1%1,914 1,872 2.2%
#84Chevrolet Volt6,838 7,157 -4.5%1,684 1,607 4.8%
#85Mitsubishi Mirage6,816 ------1,700 ------
#86Lexus CT200h6,816 6,039 12.9%1,762 1,623 8.6%
#87Scion FR-S6,534 8,206 -20.4%1,664 1,937 -14.1%
#88Mazda 25,854 4,851 20.7%1,294 791 63.6%
#89Honda Crosstour5,703 7,089 -19.6%1,011 1,556 -35.0%
#90Fiat 500L5,643 ------1,434 ------
#91Audi A35,283 813 550%2,261 15 14,973%
#92BMW 6-Series5,011 3,745 33.8%401 914 -56.1%
#93Volkswagen CC4,950 7,034 -29.6%1,030 1,294 -20.4%
#94Acura TSX4,744 7,746 -38.8%941 1,948 -51.7%
#94.1Acura TSX Sedan *4,269
6,736
-36.6%859
1,757
-51.1%
#94.2Acura TSX SportWagon *475
1,010
-53.0%82
191
-57.1%
#95Kia Cadenza4,380 527 731%990 466 112%
#96Porsche 9114,359 4,508 -3.3%864 895 -3.5%
#97Lincoln MKS4,086 4,206 -2.9%851 721 18.0%
#98Smart Fortwo3,974 3,678 8.0%689 818 -15.8%
#99Audi A73,783 3,429 10.3%861 701 22.8%
#100Subaru BRZ3,738 3,279 14.0%852 679 25.5%
#101Scion xD3,608 3,544 1.8%823 807 2.0%
#102Hyundai Azera3,486 4,979 -30.0%667 861 -22.5%
#103Nissan 370Z3,452 2,627 31.4%927 681 36.1%
#104Lexus LS3,372 4,556 -26.0%693 996 -30.4%
#105BMW 7-Series3,163 4,220 -25.0%607 1,011 -40.0%
#106Jaguar XF3,130 3,238 -3.3%416 630 -34.0%
#107Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class2,668 3,041 -12.3%623 706 -11.8%
#108BMW 1-Series & 2-Series ³2,588 2,555 1.3%957 638 50.0%
#109Porsche Panamera2,448 2,284 7.2%465 399 16.5%
#110Infiniti Q70/M2,346 2,427 -3.3%398 471 -15.5%
#111Volvo V602,269 ------553 ------
#112Mazda MX-5 Miata2,251 2,519 -10.6%530 672 -21.1%
#113Mercedes-Benz SL-Class2,173 3,176 -31.6%458 754 -39.3%
#114Audi A82,049 2,522 -18.8%432 593 -27.2%
#115Honda Insight2,000 1,978 1.1%493 426 15.7%
#116Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class1,978 1,993 -0.8%453 408 11.0%
#117Nissan Cube1,958 2,878 -32.0%354 459 -22.9%
#118Jaguar XJ1,914 2,095 -8.6%336 527 -36.2%
#119Acura RLX/RL 1,855 1,064 74.3%324 273 18.7%
#120Volvo XC701,777 1,994 -10.9%431 435 -0.9%
#121Porsche Boxster1,772 2,304 -23.1%411 509 -19.3%
#122Honda CR-Z1,697 2,022 -16.1%389 427 -8.9%
#123Porsche Cayman1,562 817 91.2%312 360 -13.3%
#124Volkswagen Eos1,540 2,011 -23.4%467 547 -14.6%
#125Hyundai Equus1,527 1,332 14.6%324 257 26.1%
#126Chevrolet SS1,445 ------297 ------
#127Jaguar F-Type1,309 159 723%431 159 171%
#128Chevrolet Caprice PPV1,298 1,041 24.7%241 129 86.8%
#129BMW Z41,099 1,192 -7.8%108 338 -68.0%
#130Scion iQ1,028 1,919 -46.4%241 526 -54.2%
#131Volvo S80834 790 5.6%110 152 -27.6%
#132Audi TT745 821 -9.3%189 188 0.5%
#133Jaguar XK701 669 4.8%121 119 1.7%
#134Volvo C70675 1,155 -41.6%91 331 -72.5%
#135Kia K900592 ------227 ------
#136Nissan GT-R481 486 -1.0%94 115 -18.3%
#137Audi R8357 322 10.9%52 84 -38.1%
#138BMW i3336 ------336 ------
#139Dodge Viper ¹318 129 147%63 65 -3.1%
#140Cadillac ELR293 ------52 ------
#141Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG142 212 -33.0%35 47 -25.5%
#142Mercedes-Benz CL-Class133 238 -44.1%18 46 -60.9%
#143Mitsubishi Galant122 963 -87.3%---138 -100%
#144Mitsubishi i MiEV75 843 -91.1%35 91 -61.5%
#145Volvo C3064 858 -92.5%1 152 -99.3%
#146Lexus LFA10 16 -37.5%1 1 0.0%
#147Mercedes-Benz R-Class6 22 -72.7%---2 -100%
#148Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class2 --------- ------
T149Honda FCX1 2 -50.0%---------
T149Mazda RX-81 1 0.0%---------
#260Suzuki SX4---2,859 -100%---------
#261Suzuki Kizashi---1,602 -100%---------
#264Mitsubishi Eclipse---109 -100%---55 -100%
#265Dodge Caliber---45 -100%------ ---
#267Mercedes-Benz B-Class---6 -100%---2 -100%
#268Buick Lucerne---4 -100%---------
#269Cadillac DTS---3 -100%---------
#270Cadillac STS---3 -100%---1 -100%
#271Chevrolet Aveo---2 -100%---1 -100%
#272Chevrolet HHR----2 -100%---------
#273Lexus HS250h----2 -100%---------
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Total
3,309,7843,300,8860.3% 795,151 729,494 9.0%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model's total, not in addition to the model's total.
¹ Chrysler markets the Viper not as a Dodge but as an SRT Viper; we show it here as a Dodge so you can see the Viper with like-minded products when you sort vehicles alphabetically using the Vehicle column header. 
² Total Prius Family sales: up 13.9% to 26,793 in May; down 10.8% to 88,452 YTD.
³ BMW has chosen to include sales of the 4-Series within figures for the 3-Series, presumably for year-over-year consistency's sake, while also combining the 1-Series and 2-Series.
† Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: up 90.3% to 5636 in May; up 33.7% to 25,900 YTD. Total G Sedan and Q50 sales: up 140% to 4632 in May; up 50.8% to 22,632 YTD.
‡ Acura has chosen to combine sales figures for the RLX and its predecessor, the RL.
Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands in May 2014 were 102, 175, 59, 14, and 75, respectively.
° Tesla, unfortunately, doesn't release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but Automotive News has begun supplying estimates for the brand, and those estimates are visible in the complete vehicle rankings. HybridCars.com estimated 1400 May Tesla Model S sales, 6800 YTD.

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