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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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.

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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
#1 Toyota Camry 181,876 171,756 5.9% 49,584 39,216 26.4%
#2 Honda Accord 152,949 155,183 -1.4% 39,637 33,218 19.3%
#3 Nissan Altima 150,342 140,883 6.7% 36,053 31,940 12.9%
#4 Toyota Corolla/Matrix 143,409 132,514 8.2% 36,611 27,997 30.8%
#5 Ford Fusion 137,894 136,833 0.8% 33,881 29,553 14.6%
#6 Honda Civic 134,796 128,980 4.5% 36,089 30,268 19.2%
#7 Chevrolet Cruze 119,330 100,818 18.4% 32,393 23,055 40.5%
#8 Hyundai Elantra 95,329 104,081 -8.4% 21,867 25,090 -12.8%
#9 Ford Focus 94,690 111,641 -15.2% 23,683 27,186 -12.9%
#10 Chevrolet Malibu 87,368 89,812 -2.7% 19,288 18,899 2.1%
#11 Hyundai Sonata 81,152 83,556 -2.9% 20,404 20,194 1.0%
#12 Nissan Sentra 76,801 56,240 36.6% 21,932 12,504 75.4%
#13 Kia Optima 68,947 68,859 0.1% 16,843 15,368 9.6%
#14 Volkswagen Jetta 64,217 66,483 -3.4% 13,915 15,910 -12.5%
#14.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 55,646 57,551 -3.3% 12,049 14,082 -14.4%
#14.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 8,571 8,932 -4.0% 1,866 1,828 2.1%
#15 Chevrolet Impala 64,121 66,127 -3.0% 13,348 10,841 23.1%
#16 Kia Soul 62,677 51,744 21.1% 15,606 11,420 36.7%
#17 Toyota Prius ² 59,489 66,373 -10.4% 18,636 16,008 16.4%
#17.1 Toyota Prius Sedan * 51,760 62,743 -17.5% 15,944 15,330 4.0%
#17.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 2692 678 297% 7,729 3630 113%
#18 Nissan Versa 56,327 55,056 2.3% 11,243 8,614 30.5%
#19 Subaru Outback 51,230 49,101 4.3% 11,641 12,270 -5.1%
#20 BMW 3-Series & 4-Series ³ 45,114 38,205 18.1% 10,915 9,307 17.3%
#21 Mazda 3 43,324 45,135 -4.0% 10,682 8,935 19.6%
#22 Volkswagen Passat 42,553 45,245 -5.9% 8,955 10,267 -12.8%
#23 Dodge Charger 41,323 42,169 -2.0% 8,277 8,270 0.1%
#24 Chevrolet Sonic 40,672 37,783 7.6% 8,784 9,523 -7.8%
#25 Chevrolet Camaro 38,951 35,076 11.0% 10,340 7,929 30.4%
#26 Chrysler 200 37,833 62,655 -39.6% 3,140 13,278 -76.4%
#27 Subaru Impreza 36,992 32,199 14.9% 8,616 7,048 22.2%
#27.1 Subaru Impreza * 25,822 24,343 6.1% 5,659 5,219 8.4%
#27.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STi * 11,170 7,856 42.2% 2,957 1,829 61.7%
#28 Ford Mustang 36,600 33,868 8.1% 9,761 8,797 11.0%
#29 Dodge Avenger 35,119 53,436 -34.3% 6,055 10,691 -43.4%
#30 Kia Forte 32,105 27,731 15.8% 7,196 7,177 0.3%
#31 Dodge Dart 30,742 38,512 -20.2% 8,644 7,448 16.1%
#32 Ford Fiesta 28,631 28,801 -0.6% 7,209 6,693 7.7%
#33 Hyundai Accent 28,544 24,222 17.8% 6,117 5,578 9.7%
#34 Ford Taurus 28,379 33,772 -16.0% 6,994 7,277 -3.9%
#34.1 Ford Taurus * 24,054 29,386 -18.1% 6,020 6,515 -7.6%
#34.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 4,325 4,386 -1.4% 974 762 27.8%
#35 Subaru XV Crosstrek 28,331 20,438 38.6% 5,778 5,295 9.1%
#36 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 28,096 23,050 21.9% 6,168 4,930 25.1%
#37 Lexus ES 27,662 27,813 -0.5% 6,523 5,890 10.7%
#38 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 27,427 38,263 -28.3% 5,284 8,013 -34.1%
#39 Toyota Avalon 26,426 30,945 -14.6% 7,324 7,099 3.2%
#40 Chrysler 300 22,448 25,165 -10.8% 4,653 5,011 -7.1%
#41 Mazda 6 22,125 17,828 24.1% 5,461 3,944 38.5%
#42 Dodge Challenger 21,904 24,881 -12.0% 5,748 5,537 3.8%
#43 Buick LaCrosse 19,948 20,483 -2.6% 4,681 4,804 -2.6%
#44 Nissan Maxima 19,923 20,104 -0.9% 3,256 3,419 -4.8%
#45 BMW 5-Series 19,677 21,407 -8.1% 4,752 4,034 17.8%
#46 Lexus IS 19,641 8,867 122% 4,403 1,897 132%
#47 Chevrolet Spark 18,591 14,484 28.4% 5,177 2,581 101%
#48 Honda Fit 18,126 20,486 -11.5% 3,485 4,667 -25.3%
#49 Buick Verano 18,106 18,944 -4.4% 3,816 4,158 -8.2%
#50 Toyota Prius C ² 16,992 17,133 -0.8% 4,590 3,782 21.4%
#51 Kia Rio 16,709 19,491 -14.3% 3,929 5,142 -23.6%
#52 Lincoln MKZ 15,986 11,260 42.0% 3,714 3,490 6.4%
#53 Audi A4 15,653 16,765 -6.6% 3,450 3,359 2.7%
#53.1 Audi A4 Sedan/Avant * 14,034 14,594 -3.8% 3,123 2,946 6.0%
#53.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 1,619 2,171 -25.4% 327 413 -20.8%
#54 Infiniti Q50 †  15,583 2,938
#55 Chevrolet Corvette 15,021 4,820 212% 3,328 905 268%
#56 Fiat 500 14,851 17,562 -15.4% 3,337 4,051 -17.6%
#57 Subaru Legacy 14,723 19,045 -22.7% 3,053 4,430 -31.1%
#58 Toyota Venza 13,932 17,737 -21.5% 3,324 3,359 -1.0%
#59 Cadillac CTS 13,834 12,717 8.8% 2,905 2,457 18.2%
#60 Volkswagen Beetle 13,543 17,407 -22.2% 2,729 3,718 -26.6%
#60.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 7,948 10,939 -27.3% 1,461 1,639 -10.9%
#60.2 Volkswagen Beetle Hardtop * 5,595 6,468 -13.5% 1,268 2,079 -39.0%
#61 Cadillac ATS 12,552 15,724 -20.2% 2,497 3,249 -23.1%
#62 Hyundai Veloster 12,416 12,303 0.9% 2,971 2,826 5.1%
#63 Toyota Prius V ² 11,971 15,629 -23.4% 3,567 3,732 -4.4%
#64 Hyundai Genesis 10,937 13,464 -18.8% 3,437 2,767 24.2%
#65 Buick Regal 10,560 7,437 42.0% 2,396 1,607 49.1%
#66 Ford C-Max 10,510 16,996 -38.2% 2,833 3,711 -23.7%
#67 Nissan Leaf 10,389 7,614 36.4% 3,117 2,138 45.8%
#68 Infiniti G/Q60 †  10,317 19,367 -46.7% 2,698 2,961 -8.9%
#68.1 Infiniti Q60 & G37 Coupe/Convertible* 3,268 4,360 -25.0% 1,004 1,034 -2.9%
#68.2 Infiniti G Sedan * 1,694 1,927 -12.1% 7,049 15,007 -53.0%
#69 Cadillac XTS 9,797 12,450 -21.3% 1,959 2,429 -19.3%
#70 Audi A6 9,719 8,047 20.8% 2,151 1,767 21.7%
#71 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 9,451 5,370 76.0% 2,173 1,190 82.6%
#72 Mini Cooper 9,366 16,907 -44.6% 3,244 4,033 -19.6%
#72.1 Mini Cooper Hardtop * 5,417 11,380 -52.4% 2,248 2,521 -10.8%
#72.2 Mini Cooper Clubman * 1,549 1,653 -6.3% 378 415 -8.9%
#72.3 Mini Cooper Convertible * 1,369 1,820 -24.8% 351 594 -40.9%
#72.4 Mini Cooper Roadster * 597 1,239 -51.8% 175 301 -41.9%
#72.5 Mini Roadster Coupe * 434 815 -46.7% 92 202 -54.5%
#73 Volkswagen Golf 8,941 14,182 -37.0% 1,793 3,052 -41.3%
#73.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 4,844 5,382 -10.0% 1,108 1,284 -13.7%
#73.2 Volkswagen Golf * 4,083 7,785 -47.6% 685 1,593 -57.0%
#73.3 Volkswagen Golf R * 14 1,015 -98.6% 175 -100%
#74 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 8,918 1,214
#75 Volvo S60 8,884 10,233 -13.2% 1,814 2,739 -33.8%
#76 Lexus GS 8,611 7,340 17.3% 1,753 2,015 -13.0%
#77 Acura TL 8,026 12,434 -35.5% 1,480 2,682 -44.8%
#78 Scion tC 7,854 7,116 10.4% 1,921 1,576 21.9%
#79 Mitsubishi Lancer 7,696 9,418 -18.3% 1,422 1,626 -12.5%
#80 Acura ILX 7,429 9,217 -19.4% 1,629 1,709 -4.7%
#81 Toyota Yaris 7,210 11,179 -35.5% 1,616 1,778 -9.1%
#82 Scion xB 7,000 7,875 -11.1% 1,532 1,740 -12.0%
#83 Audi A5 6,984 7,682 -9.1% 1,914 1,872 2.2%
#84 Chevrolet Volt 6,838 7,157 -4.5% 1,684 1,607 4.8%
#85 Mitsubishi Mirage 6,816 1,700
#86 Lexus CT200h 6,816 6,039 12.9% 1,762 1,623 8.6%
#87 Scion FR-S 6,534 8,206 -20.4% 1,664 1,937 -14.1%
#88 Mazda 2 5,854 4,851 20.7% 1,294 791 63.6%
#89 Honda Crosstour 5,703 7,089 -19.6% 1,011 1,556 -35.0%
#90 Fiat 500L 5,643 1,434
#91 Audi A3 5,283 813 550% 2,261 15 14,973%
#92 BMW 6-Series 5,011 3,745 33.8% 401 914 -56.1%
#93 Volkswagen CC 4,950 7,034 -29.6% 1,030 1,294 -20.4%
#94 Acura TSX 4,744 7,746 -38.8% 941 1,948 -51.7%
#94.1 Acura TSX Sedan * 4,269
6,736
-36.6% 859
1,757
-51.1%
#94.2 Acura TSX SportWagon * 475
1,010
-53.0% 82
191
-57.1%
#95 Kia Cadenza 4,380 527 731% 990 466 112%
#96 Porsche 911 4,359 4,508 -3.3% 864 895 -3.5%
#97 Lincoln MKS 4,086 4,206 -2.9% 851 721 18.0%
#98 Smart Fortwo 3,974 3,678 8.0% 689 818 -15.8%
#99 Audi A7 3,783 3,429 10.3% 861 701 22.8%
#100 Subaru BRZ 3,738 3,279 14.0% 852 679 25.5%
#101 Scion xD 3,608 3,544 1.8% 823 807 2.0%
#102 Hyundai Azera 3,486 4,979 -30.0% 667 861 -22.5%
#103 Nissan 370Z 3,452 2,627 31.4% 927 681 36.1%
#104 Lexus LS 3,372 4,556 -26.0% 693 996 -30.4%
#105 BMW 7-Series 3,163 4,220 -25.0% 607 1,011 -40.0%
#106 Jaguar XF 3,130 3,238 -3.3% 416 630 -34.0%
#107 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2,668 3,041 -12.3% 623 706 -11.8%
#108 BMW 1-Series & 2-Series ³ 2,588 2,555 1.3% 957 638 50.0%
#109 Porsche Panamera 2,448 2,284 7.2% 465 399 16.5%
#110 Infiniti Q70/M 2,346 2,427 -3.3% 398 471 -15.5%
#111 Volvo V60 2,269 553
#112 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2,251 2,519 -10.6% 530 672 -21.1%
#113 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2,173 3,176 -31.6% 458 754 -39.3%
#114 Audi A8 2,049 2,522 -18.8% 432 593 -27.2%
#115 Honda Insight 2,000 1,978 1.1% 493 426 15.7%
#116 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 1,978 1,993 -0.8% 453 408 11.0%
#117 Nissan Cube 1,958 2,878 -32.0% 354 459 -22.9%
#118 Jaguar XJ 1,914 2,095 -8.6% 336 527 -36.2%
#119 Acura RLX/RL  1,855 1,064 74.3% 324 273 18.7%
#120 Volvo XC70 1,777 1,994 -10.9% 431 435 -0.9%
#121 Porsche Boxster 1,772 2,304 -23.1% 411 509 -19.3%
#122 Honda CR-Z 1,697 2,022 -16.1% 389 427 -8.9%
#123 Porsche Cayman 1,562 817 91.2% 312 360 -13.3%
#124 Volkswagen Eos 1,540 2,011 -23.4% 467 547 -14.6%
#125 Hyundai Equus 1,527 1,332 14.6% 324 257 26.1%
#126 Chevrolet SS 1,445 297
#127 Jaguar F-Type 1,309 159 723% 431 159 171%
#128 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 1,298 1,041 24.7% 241 129 86.8%
#129 BMW Z4 1,099 1,192 -7.8% 108 338 -68.0%
#130 Scion iQ 1,028 1,919 -46.4% 241 526 -54.2%
#131 Volvo S80 834 790 5.6% 110 152 -27.6%
#132 Audi TT 745 821 -9.3% 189 188 0.5%
#133 Jaguar XK 701 669 4.8% 121 119 1.7%
#134 Volvo C70 675 1,155 -41.6% 91 331 -72.5%
#135 Kia K900 592 227
#136 Nissan GT-R 481 486 -1.0% 94 115 -18.3%
#137 Audi R8 357 322 10.9% 52 84 -38.1%
#138 BMW i3 336 336
#139 Dodge Viper ¹ 318 129 147% 63 65 -3.1%
#140 Cadillac ELR 293 52
#141 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 142 212 -33.0% 35 47 -25.5%
#142 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 133 238 -44.1% 18 46 -60.9%
#143 Mitsubishi Galant 122 963 -87.3% 138 -100%
#144 Mitsubishi i MiEV 75 843 -91.1% 35 91 -61.5%
#145 Volvo C30 64 858 -92.5% 1 152 -99.3%
#146 Lexus LFA 10 16 -37.5% 1 1 0.0%
#147 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 6 22 -72.7% 2 -100%
#148 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2
T149 Honda FCX 1 2 -50.0%
T149 Mazda RX-8 1 1 0.0%
#260 Suzuki SX4 2,859 -100%
#261 Suzuki Kizashi 1,602 -100%
#264 Mitsubishi Eclipse 109 -100% 55 -100%
#265 Dodge Caliber 45 -100%
#267 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 6 -100% 2 -100%
#268 Buick Lucerne 4 -100%
#269 Cadillac DTS 3 -100%
#270 Cadillac STS 3 -100% 1 -100%
#271 Chevrolet Aveo 2 -100% 1 -100%
#272 Chevrolet HHR —- 2 -100%
#273 Lexus HS250h —- 2 -100%
Total
3,309,784 3,300,886 0.3% 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.