Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - August 2014

2013 Honda Accord red
With a massive 51,075-unit August, the Honda Accord became America's best-selling car last month, outselling the Toyota Camry by 7032 units.

The Camry leads the Accord by 35,045 units heading into the final one-third of 2014.


• U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD


Honda's small car, the Civic, also outsold its Toyota counterpart, the Corolla, in August 2014. The Corolla leads the Civic on year-to-date terms, however. 

The Accord's 51,075 sales marks an all-time best month for the venerable nameplate. Jointly, the Accord, Civic, and CR-V - America's second-best-selling utility vehicle last month - accounted for 79% of the brand's sales.

America's top-selling Detroit brand car last month was the Ford Fusion, sales of which jumped 19.5% compared with August 2013. In total, Detroit nameplates accounted for five of America's 20 best-selling cars, with no participation from the Chrysler Group.

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 the list of America's best-selling SUVs in August 2014.

August 2015 • September 2014 • July 2014August 2013
Rank
Best-Selling Car
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
#1
Honda Accord
51,07538,55932.5%271,426 256,926 5.6%
#2
Toyota Camry
44,043 44,713 -1.5% 306,471 287,119 6.7%
#3
Honda Civic
34,032 39,458 -13.8% 231,167 230,578 0.3%
#4
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
33,088 26,861 23.2% 238,275 210,296 13.3%
#5
Nissan Altima
32,153 30,976 3.8% 235,260 228,297 3.0%
#6
Ford Fusion
29,452 24,653 19.5% 218,892 206,321 6.1%
#7
Chevrolet Cruze
23,435 23,909 -2.0% 189,699 183,045 3.6%
#8
Hyundai Elantra
22,845 24,700 -7.5% 157,555 174,902 -9.9%
#9
Ford Focus
22,079 20,372 8.4% 160,759 171,921 -6.5%
#10
Hyundai Sonata
21,092 16,917 24.7% 150,016 138,830 8.1%
#11
Nissan Sentra
17,182 12,605 36.3% 128,659 90,483 42.2%
#12
Chevrolet Malibu
16,346 16,890 -3.2% 133,388 140,463 -5.0%
#13
Toyota Prius
15,542 17,948 -13.4% 102,116 115,040 -11.2%

Toyota Prius Sedan ^
14,724 16,157 -8.9% 90,627 108,218 -16.3%

Toyota Prius Plug-In ^
818 1791 -54.3% 11,489 6822 68.4%
#14
Volkswagen Jetta
15,361 16,280 -5.6% 104,810 110,964 -5.5%
#15
Kia Optima
15,337 15,199 0.9% 111,738 112,409 -0.6%
#16
Kia Soul
15,069 10,017 50.4% 104,777 83,208 25.9%
#17
Nissan Versa
14,630 9991 46.4% 98,200 82,759 18.7%
#18
Chevrolet Sonic
12,799 11,354 12.7% 69,619 62,314 11.7%
#19
BMW 3-Series & 4-Series *
12,477 10,357 20.5% 81,631 69,409 17.6%
#20
Subaru Outback 
11,428 10,163 12.5% 85,951 81,930 4.9%
Source: Automakers 
* BMW USA, not GoodCarBadCar, chooses to combined sales of the 3-Series and 4-Series.
^ Prius breakdown by variant 

‡ Prefer to think of the Subaru Outback as an SUV/crossover than a tall wagon? That's sensible. The Outback would have ranked 13th among SUVs and crossovers in August, and the Mazda 3 would move up to the 20th spot among cars.

RECOMMENDED READING
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - August 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - September 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - July 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - August 2013
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - August 2014 YTD
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - August 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America - August 2014
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