August 2014 U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 155 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked


2014 Honda Accord sedan

With 51,075 U.S. sales in August 2014, the Honda Accord closed the year-to-date sales gap between between the top two best-selling cars in America from 42,077 units at the end of July to 35,045 units heading into September.

• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – August 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – September 2014 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – July 2014 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – August 2013 YTD

Added to this list of passenger car rankings in August were new cars from Acura and BMW, the TLX and i8. Naturally, they didn’t alter the order at the top of the heap. Compared with the previous month’s edition of this list, the Camry, Accord, Corolla, Altima, Civic, Fusion, Cruze, Focus, Elantra, Sonata, Malibu, Sentra, and Optima all held on to their positions in the top 13. 

The Volkswagen Jetta and Kia Soul flipped positions and the Chevrolet Impala fell two spots to 18th as the Toyota Prius (Plug-In included) and Nissan Versa moved up. The 20th-ranked BMW 3-Series continues to be America’s best-selling premium brand car – 4-Series sales are still included. The next-best-selling premium brand vehicle is the 33rd-ranked Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

And the Mazda MX-5 Miata? Mazda introduced the fourth-gen MX-5 at a number of global events on Wednesday, the day we first saw August and year-to-date sales results. MX-5 sales are down 22% to 3441 units in 2014; it’s America’s 113th-best-selling car.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata red

Two months ago we decided to adjust the way a number of vehicles are displayed here, and this will have an impact on the way you compare rankings when looking back at previous months. The Infiniti G sedan has been separated from what was the G coupe and convertible but is now the Q60.

Top 13 Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In America – August 2014 YTD
Commercial Van Sales In America – August 2014 YTD
Minivan Sales In America – August 2014 YTD

There were other important improvements introduced in last October’s ranking of vehicle 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 included vehicles like the Lexus HS and Cadillac STS, nameplates which collected sales in the first eight months of 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. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – August 2014 YTD
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – August 2014 YTD
• U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – August 2014 YTD

Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by August volume by clicking the August 2014 column header, or you can rank vehicles 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 • August 2015 • September 2014 • July 2014August 2013

Rank
Car
August
2014
YTD
August
2013
YTD
%
Change
August
2014
August
2013
% Change
#1 Toyota Camry 306,471 287,119 6.7% 44,043 44,713 -1.5%
#2 Honda Accord 271,426 256,926 5.6% 51,075 38,559 32.5%
#3 Toyota Corolla/Matrix 238,275 210,296 13.3% 33,088 26,861 23.2%
#4 Nissan Altima 235,260 228,297 3.0% 32,153 30,976 3.8%
#5 Honda Civic 231,167 230,578 0.3% 34,032 39,458 -13.8%
#6 Ford Fusion 218,892 206,321 6.1% 29,452 24,653 19.5%
#7 Chevrolet Cruze 189,699 183,045 3.6% 23,435 23,909 -2.0%
#8 Ford Focus 160,759 171,921 -6.5% 22,079 20,372 8.4%
#9 Hyundai Elantra 157,555 174,902 -9.9% 22,845 24,700 -7.5%
#10 Hyundai Sonata 150,016 138,830 8.1% 21,092 16,917 24.7%
#11 Chevrolet Malibu 133,388 140,463 -5.0% 16,346 16,890 -3.2%
#12 Nissan Sentra 128,659 90,483 42.2% 17,182 12,605 36.3%
#13 Kia Optima 111,738 112,409 -0.6% 15,337 15,199 0.9%
#14 Volkswagen Jetta 104,810 110,964 -5.5% 15,361 16,280 -5.6%
#14.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 90,162 95,097 -5.2% 13,406 13,508 -0.8%
#14.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 14,648 15,867 -7.7% 1,955 2,772 -29.5%
#15 Kia Soul 104,777 83,208 25.9% 15,069 10,017 50.4%
#16 Toyota Prius ² 102,116 115,040 -11.2% 15,542 17,948 -13.4%
#16.1 Toyota Prius Sedan * 90,627 108,218 -16.3% 14,724 16,157 -8.9%
#16.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 11,489 6,822 68.4% 818 1,791 -54.3%
#17 Nissan Versa 98,200 82,759 18.7% 14,630 9,991 46.4%
#18 Chevrolet Impala 97,937 109,571 -10.6% 9,802 13,274 -26.2%
#19 Subaru Outback 85,951 81,930 4.9% 11,428 10,163 12.4%
#20 BMW 3-Series & 4-Series ³ 81,631 69,409 17.6% 12,477 10,357 20.5%
#21 Mazda 3 72,400 72,968 -0.8% 10,871 11,031 -1.5%
#22 Chevrolet Sonic 69,619 62,314 11.7% 12,799 11,354 12.7%
#23 Volkswagen Passat 67,633 76,364 -11.4% 9,190 10,194 -9.8%
#24 Chevrolet Camaro 64,767 59,156 9.5% 8,134 8,875 -8.3%
#25 Chrysler 200 64,147 93,276 -31.2% 10,810 10,139 6.6%
#26 Dodge Charger 63,517 64,629 -1.7% 8,211 7,448 10.2%
#27 Subaru Impreza 59,119 54,210 9.1% 7,412 8,019 -7.6%
#27.1 Subaru Impreza * 42,405 41,951 1.1% 5,938 6,784 -12.5%
#27.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STi * 16,714 12,259 36.3% 1,474 1,235 19.4%
#28 Ford Mustang 56,673 54,745 3.5% 5,878 5,866 0.2%
#29 Dodge Dart 53,840 57,914 -7.0% 8,390 6,901 21.6%
#30 Kia Forte 49,276 48,097 2.5% 5,759 6,469 -11.0%
#31 Subaru XV Crosstrek 48,612 34,483 41.0% 8,244 4,757 73.3%
#32 Ford Fiesta 48,218 52,575 -8.3% 5,592 6,744 -17.1%
#33 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 47,725 40,359 18.3% 6,481 6,523 -0.6%
#34 Dodge Avenger 47,686 73,500 -35.1% 2,905 6,351 -54.3%
#35 Lexus ES 47,188 47,210 0.0% 7,692 7,628 0.8%
#36 Ford Taurus 46,937 58,043 -19.1% 5,216 8,177 -36.2%
#36.1 Ford Taurus * 39,689 50,656 -21.6% 4,430 6,836 -35.2%
#36.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 7,248 7,387 -1.9% 786 1,341 -41.4%
#37 Toyota Avalon 45,163 49,281 -8.4% 7,040 6,241 12.8%
#38 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 43,885 60,207 -27.1% 5,151 6,701 -23.1%
#39 Hyundai Accent 42,743 40,113 6.6% 4,724 5,117 -7.7%
#40 BMW 5-Series 37,761 35,107 7.6% 4,468 4,359 2.5%
#41 Mazda 6 37,598 29,364 28.0% 5,631 4,249 32.5%
#42 Nissan Maxima 35,351 31,479 12.3% 6,110 3,769 62.1%
#43 Chrysler 300 34,827 39,150 -11.0% 4,887 5,909 -17.3%
#44 Dodge Challenger 34,757 38,645 -10.1% 4,182 4,392 -4.8%
#45 Buick LaCrosse 33,654 34,893 -3.6% 4,454 6,965 -36.1%
#46 Lexus IS 33,427 18,859 77.2% 5,312 4,432 19.9%
#47 Honda Fit 32,990 37,040 -10.9% 6,051 6,452 -6.2%
#48 Buick Verano 30,414 32,880 -7.5% 5,134 5,826 -11.9%
#49 Chevrolet Spark 28,910 25,969 11.3% 2,896 4,534 -36.1%
#50 Subaru Legacy 28,520 30,504 -6.5% 5,987 3,954 51.4%
#51 Toyota Prius C ² 28,372 29,850 -5.0% 4,389 5,478 -19.9%
#52 Kia Rio 27,147 30,543 -11.1% 3,390 3,862 -12.2%
#53 Audi A4 26,310 27,300 -3.6% 3,818 3,260 17.1%
#53.1 Audi A4 Sedan/Avant * 23,349 23,635 -1.2% 3,233 2,804 15.3%
#53.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 2,961 3,665 -19.2% 585 456 28.3%
#54 Lincoln MKZ 24,593 20,901 17.7% 2,841 3,652 -22.2%
#55 Fiat 500 23,879 26,868 -11.1% 3,329 2,976 11.9%
#56 Chevrolet Corvette 23,483 6,999 236% 2,679 655 309%
#57 Infiniti Q50  23,122 2,434 850% 2,655 2,434 9.1%
#58 Toyota Venza 21,587 26,994 -20.0% 2,793 3,496 -20.1%
#59 Volkswagen Beetle 21,485 31,364 -31.5% 2,905 4,921 -41.0%
#59.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 12,265 18,119 -32.3% 1,744 2,694 -35.3%
#59.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 9,220 13,245 -30.4% 1,161 2,227 -47.9%
#60 Toyota Prius V ² 20,725 25,976 -20.2% 3,506 3,932 -10.8%
#61 Cadillac CTS 20,639 22,002 -6.2% 2,592 3,980 -34.9%
#62 Cadillac ATS 20,296 25,468 -20.3% 2,804 3,380 -17.0%
#63 Hyundai Veloster 20,188 21,005 -3.9% 2,981 3,093 -3.6%
#64 Hyundai Genesis ³ 20,065 22,191 -9.6% 3,029 2,947 2.8%
#65 Ford C-Max 19,945 26,072 -23.5% 3,501 3,032 15.5%
#66 Nissan Leaf 18,941 14,123 34.1% 3,186 2,420 31.7%
#67 Mini Cooper 18,449 28,738 -35.8% 2,366 4,146 -42.9%
#67.1 Mini Cooper Hardtop * 11,934 18,764 -36.4% 1,581 2,848 -44.5%
#67.2 Mini Cooper Convertible * 2,459 3,177 -22.6% 359 363 -1.1%
#67.3 Mini Cooper Clubman * 2,369 3,161 -25.1% 209 459 -54.5%
#67.4 Mini Cooper Roadster * 997 2,055 -51.5% 123 201 -38.8%
#67.5 Mini Cooper Coupe * 690 1,581 -56.4% 94 275 -65.8%
#68 Volkswagen Golf 17,714 22,460 -21.1% 3,799 3,010 26.2%
#68.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 10,524 9,171 14.8% 2,026 1,381 46.7%
#68.2 Volkswagen Golf * 7,175 11,867 -39.5% 1,773 1,512 17.3%
#68.3 Volkswagen Golf R * 15 1,422 -98.9% 117 -100%
#69 Cadillac XTS 16,407 21,157 -22.5% 2,978 3,533 -15.7%
#70 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 15,676 2,722
#71 Audi A6 15,657 14,110 11.0% 1,927 2,110 -8.7%
#72 Buick Regal 15,437 11,467 34.6% 1,888 1,460 29.3%
#73 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 15,006 7,238 107% 1,855 450 312%
#74 Volvo S60 14,684 17,187 -14.6% 1,724 1,962 -12.1%
#75 Lexus GS 14,660 13,024 12.6% 2,537 2,234 13.6%
#76 Chevrolet Volt 13,146 14,994 -12.3% 2,511 3,351 -25.1%
#77 Scion tC 13,056 13,347 -2.2% 2,128 2,546 -16.4%
#78 Lexus CT200h 12,507 10,642 17.5% 2,191 1,784 22.8%
#79 Audi A3 12,329 849 1,352% 2,430 23 10,465%
#80 Audi A5 11,961 12,977 -7.8% 1,813 1,757 3.2%
#81 Mitsubishi Mirage 11,526 1,666
#82 Acura ILX 11,390 13,907 -18.1% 1,798 1,701 5.7%
#83 Infiniti G Sedan  11,327 24,266 -53.3% 1,546 3,020 -48.8%
#84 Scion xB 11,254 12,740 -11.7% 1,621 1,693 -4.3%
#85 Mitsubishi Lancer 11,123 14,330 -22.4% 1,097 1,771 -38.1%
#86 Mazda 2 11,112 7,153 55.3% 1,080 759 42.3%
#87 Scion FR-S 10,262 13,537 -24.2% 1,429 1,902 -24.9%
#88 Acura TL 10,215 18,660 -45.3% 463 2,227 -79.2%
#89 Toyota Yaris 9,741 16,789 -42.0% 523 3,104 -83.2%
#90 Honda Crosstour 8,269 11,672 -29.2% 1,037 1,654 -37.3%
#91 Fiat 500L 8,262 2,717 204% 33 1,214 -97.3%
#92 Volkswagen CC 7,530 10,989 -31.5% 787 1,693 -53.5%
#93 Smart Fortwo 7,332 6,312 16.2% 1,334 993 34.3%
#94 Porsche 911 7,032 6,889 2.1% 1,015 769 32.0%
#95 Kia Cadenza 6,524 4,832 35.0% 522 1,677 -68.9%
#96 BMW 6-Series 6,185 6,391 -3.2% 468 760 -38.4%
#97 Acura TSX 6,144 12,889 -52.3% 240 1,755 -86.3%
#97.1 Acura TSX Sedan * 5,520 11,398 -51.6% 215 1,586 -86.4%
#97.2 Acura TSX SportWagon * 624 1,491 -58.1% 25 169 -85.2%
#98 Lincoln MKS 5,803 7,284 -20.3% 585 1,134 -48.4%
#99 Audi A7 5,798 5,404 7.3% 682 719 -5.1%
#100 BMW 7-Series 5,784 6,850 -15.6% 529 924 -42.7%
#101 Scion xD 5,757 6,257 -8.0% 789 1,124 -29.8%
#102 Subaru BRZ 5,739 5,642 1.7% 720 868 -17.1%
#103 Nissan 370Z 5,441 4,560 19.3% 691 853 -19.0%
#104 Lexus LS 5,336 6,808 -21.6% 758 900 -15.8%
#105 Infiniti Q60  5,304 7,315 -27.5% 602 1,054 -42.9%
#106 Hyundai Azera 5,214 7,618 -31.6% 511 898 -43.1%
#107 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 5,049 5,015 0.7% 1,150 778 47.8%
#108 BMW 1-Series & 2-Series 4,563 4,426 3.1% 657 628 4.6%
#109 Jaguar XF 3,967 5,218 -24.0% 285 757 -62.4%
#110 Porsche Panamera 3,945 3,473 13.6% 429 454 -5.5%
#111 Volvo V60 3,610 429
#112 Audi A8 3,573 4,090 -12.6% 436 539 -19.1%
#113 Mazda MX-5 Miata 3,441 4,390 -21.6% 379 578 -34.4%
#114 Volvo XC70 3,189 3,278 -2.7% 552 411 34.3%
#115 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 3,174 5,035 -37.0% 314 716 -56.1%
#116 Infiniti Q70/M 3,171 3,808 -16.7% 174 491 -64.6%
#117 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 3,106 3,165 -1.9% 341 385 -11.4%
#118 Jaguar XJ 3,012 3,624 -16.9% 385 499 -22.8%
#119 Nissan Cube 2,965 4,139 -28.4% 347 419 -17.2%
#120 Honda Insight 2,914 3,220 -9.5% 290 438 -33.8%
#121 Porsche Boxster 2,749 3,457 -20.5% 347 348 -0.3%
#122 Honda CR-Z 2,697 3,282 -17.8% 342 483 -29.2%
#123 Jaguar F-Type 2,616 1,318 98.5% 378 401 -5.7%
#124 Volkswagen Eos 2,603 3,160 -17.6% 302 382 -20.9%
#125 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 2,516 2,452 2.6% 427 718 -40.5%
#126 Acura RLX/RL  2,508 2,639 -5.0% 216 459 -52.9%
#127 Hyundai Equus 2,335 2,135 9.4% 253 435 -41.8%
#128 Porsche Cayman 2,323 2,120 9.6% 280 321 -12.8%
#129 Acura TLX 2,286 2,286
#130 BMW i3 2,082 1,025
#131 Chevrolet SS 2,055 152
#132 Scion iQ 1,620 3,078 -47.4% 219 433 -49.4%
#133 BMW Z4 1,447 1,790 -19.2% 114 177 -35.6%
#134 Volvo S80 1,211 1,249 -3.0% 132 197 -33.0%
#135 Jaguar XK 1,093 974 12.2% 136 66 106%
#136 Audi TT 1,056 1,352 -21.9% 86 198 -56.6%
#137 Kia K900 1,050 102
#138 Nissan GT-R 859 876 -1.9% 208 123 69.1%
#139 Cadillac ELR 774 196
#140 Volvo C70 769 2,310 -66.7% 13 541 -97.6%
#141 Audi R8 525 547 -4.0% 50 76 -34.2%
#142 Dodge Viper 438 381 15.0% 38 61 -37.7%
#143 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 204 301 -32.2% 26 32 -18.8%
#144 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 171 319 -46.4% 17 27 -37.0%
#145 Mitsubishi i MiEV 134 958 -86.0% 20 30 -33.3%
#146 Mitsubishi Galant 122 1,278 -90.5% 76 -100%
#147 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 92 10 820% 51
#148 Volvo C30 64 1,190 -94.6% 92 -100%
#149 Porsche 918 Spyder 19 15
#150 Lexus LFA 15 17 -11.8% 3
#151 BMW i8 9 9
#152 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 7 28 -75.0% 1 1 0.0%
#153 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2
T154 Honda FCX 1 6 -83.3% 4 -100%
T154 Mazda RX-8 1 1 0.0%
#277 Suzuki SX4 2,859 -100%
#278 Suzuki Kizashi 1,602 -100%
#281 Mitsubishi Eclipse 109 -100%
#282 Dodge Caliber 45 -100%
#284 Cadillac DTS 19 -100%
#285 Buick Lucerne 9 -100%
#286 Cadillac STS 7 -100%
#287 Lexus HS 5 -100%
#288 Chevrolet HHR 3 -100%
#289 Chevrolet Aveo 2 -100%
#290 Honda S2000 2 -100%
Total
5,477,086 5,422,667 1.0% 771,484 753,042 2.4%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* Italicized, asterisked, unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total.
² Total Prius Family sales: down 11.5% to 151,213 YTD, down 14.3% to 23,437 in August.
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. Hyundai does the same with the Genesis and Genesis Coupe.
† Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: down 26.2% to 4803 in August, up 16.9% to 39,753 YTD. Total G Sedan and Q50 sales: down 23.0% to 4201 in August, up 29.0% to 34,449 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 August 2014 were 102, 175, 59, 14, and 75, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but Automotive News now issues estimates for the brand, and those estimates say Tesla sold 1800 cars in July, 16,830 YTD.  HybridCars.com, however, typically estimates much lower Model S sales, 1200 in August and 10,600 YTD.