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

2013 Nissan Sentra
Honda Accord sales in the United States accelerated at a rapid rate for the second consecutive month, enabling Honda to knock off the Toyota Camry as America's best-selling car in September 2014.

Through the first nine months of 2014, the Camry leads the Accord by 30,596 units, an insurmountable lead for the Honda to overcome.


• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - September 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - October 2014 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - September 2013 YTD


Overall Honda car sales were only up 11% in September 2014, however, as the Accord's 31% improvement was degraded by the Civic's 3% decline. Fit sales jumped 66% as a third-generation model begins to take over.

At Toyota, the Camry's 11% decline - not unanticipated as Toyota prepares to launch a heavily refreshed 2015 Camry - was only one part of unfortunate passenger car news. Prius sales continue to slide, the Yaris was down 76%, and Corolla sales fell 12%. 

At Toyota's premium Lexus division, car sales were up 16% in September as the CT, ES, GS, and IS posted notable gains. Meanwhile, Honda's upmarket Acura division reported a 41% increase in passenger car sales: the TLX's arrival is more than making up for the loss of sales from the defunct TL and TSX. Acura sold 3884 TLXs in September. Not since April 2012 has Acura sold more than 3000 TSXs in a single month; not since March 2011 has the TL's total been as high as the TLX's was last month. Acura still gleaned more than half (59%) of its sales from the MDX and RDX, but that was way down from 65% in September 2013.


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


Much further upmarket, Porsche USA sold another 13 918 Spyders in September 2014. 911 sales jumped 19%. Overall Porsche car sales were up less than 1%, but the brand jumped 17% as total Cayenne/Macan volume rose 36%, a gain of 502 units.

Porsche may only be an extreme example, but it's nevertheless an easy-to-spot trend. U.S. passenger car sales were up just 1% over the first nine months of 2014 in an industry that helped itself to 5.5% more buyers. SUV and crossover sales, on the other hand, have risen 12% in 2014.
2014 Kia Soul green
There are cars that are expanding their share of a stagnant market, however. Among the 20 top sellers, the Nissan Sentra's 43.7% jump and the Kia Soul's 27.5% stand out as the most improved models. At this point last year, the Sentra was America's 17th-best-selling car; it ranks 12th this year. The Soul is now America's 14th-best-selling car, up five spots from its placement a year ago.


U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - September 2014 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD
• U.S. SUV Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD


Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by September volume by clicking the September 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 Cars column header. 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.

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.

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Rank
Vehicle
September
2014
YTD
September
2013
YTD
%
Change
September
2014
September
2013
% Change
#1Toyota Camry334,978 318,990 5.0%28,507 31,871 -10.6%
#2Honda Accord304,382 282,102 7.9%32,956 25,176 30.9%
#3Toyota Corolla/Matrix258,805 233,547 10.8%20,530 23,251 -11.7%
#4Nissan Altima256,935 249,518 3.0%21,675 21,221 2.1%
#5Honda Civic253,430 253,561 -0.1%22,263 22,983 -3.1%
#6Ford Fusion240,585 226,293 6.3%21,693 19,972 8.6%
#7Chevrolet Cruze208,114 195,775 6.3%18,415 12,730 44.7%
#8Hyundai Elantra176,403 194,593 -9.3%18,848 19,691 -4.3%
#9Ford Focus176,156 188,654 -6.6%15,397 16,733 -8.0%
#10Hyundai Sonata164,934 152,702 8.0%14,918 13,872 7.5%
#11Chevrolet Malibu148,574 154,950 -4.1%15,186 14,487 4.8%
#12Nissan Sentra141,216 98,281 43.7%12,557 7,798 61.0%
#13Kia Optima122,646 124,056 -1.1%10,908 11,647 -6.3%
#14Kia Soul115,579 90,624 27.5%10,802 7,416 45.7%
#15Volkswagen Jetta115,055 124,273 -7.4%10,245 13,309 -23.0%
15.1Volkswagen Jetta Sedan *99,142106,551-7.0%8,98011,454-21.6%
#15.2Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen *15,91317,722-10.2%1,2651,855-31.8%
#16Toyota Prius ²110,455125,225-11.8%8,33910,185-18.1%
#16.1Toyota Prius Sedan *98,613117,251-15.9%7,9869,033-11.6%
#16.2Toyota Prius Plug-In *11,8427,97448.5%3531,152-69.4%
#17Nissan Versa110,272 91,535 20.5%12,072 8,776 37.6%
#18Chevrolet Impala107,162 121,033 -11.5%9,225 11,462 -19.5%
#19Subaru Outback97,266 90,073 8.0%11,315 8,143 39.0%
#20BMW 3-Series & 4-Series ³94,445 77,921 21.2%12,814 8,512 50.5%
#21Mazda 380,259 81,614 -1.7%7,859 8,646 -9.1%
#22Chevrolet Sonic77,947 69,649 11.9%8,328 7,335 13.5%
#23Chrysler 20075,142 102,859 -26.9%10,995 9,583 14.7%
#24Volkswagen Passat74,913 84,264 -11.1%7,280 7,900 -7.8%
#25Dodge Charger72,141 73,342 -1.6%8,624 8,713 -1.0%
#26Chevrolet Camaro69,878 64,815 7.8%5,111 5,659 -9.7%
#27Subaru Impreza64,329 59,999 7.2%5,210 5,789 -10.0%
#27.1Subaru Impreza *46,44546,573-0.3%4,0404,622-12.6%
#27.2Subaru Impreza WRX/STi *17,88413,42633.2%1,1701,1670.3%
#28Dodge Dart60,763 65,836 -7.7%6,923 7,922 -12.6%
#29Ford Mustang59,831 59,165 1.1%3,158 4,420 -28.6%
#30Subaru XV Crosstrek54,303 38,019 42.8%5,691 3,536 60.9%
#31Kia Forte53,793 52,715 2.0%4,517 4,618 -2.2%
#32Lexus ES52,910 52,076 1.6%5,722 4,866 17.6%
#33Mercedes-Benz E-Class52,608 46,006 14.4%4,883 5,647 -13.5%
#34Ford Fiesta52,403 57,618 -9.1%4,185 5,043 -17.0%
#35Ford Taurus51,694 63,621 -18.7%4,757 5,578 -14.7%
#35.1Ford Taurus *43,58254,935-20.7%3,8934,279-9.0%
#35.2Ford Taurus Police Interceptor *8,1128,686-6.6%8641,299-33.5%
#36Mercedes-Benz C-Class50,170 66,596 -24.7%6,285 6,389 -1.6%
#37Toyota Avalon50,025 53,795 -7.0%4,862 4,514 7.7%
#38Dodge Avenger49,363 78,599 -37.2%1,677 5,099 -67.1%
#39Hyundai Accent46,405 45,112 2.9%3,662 4,999 -26.7%
#40Mazda 641,861 32,532 28.7%4,263 3,168 34.6%
#41Nissan Maxima39,749 36,196 9.8%4,398 4,717 -6.8%
#42Honda Fit39,618 41,021 -3.4%6,628 3,981 66.5%
#43Chrysler 30039,584 44,186 -10.4%4,757 5,036 -5.5%
#44BMW 5-Series39,168 38,681 1.3%1,407 3,574 -60.6%
#45Dodge Challenger38,376 42,577 -9.9%3,619 3,932 -8.0%
#46Buick LaCrosse37,280 38,845 -4.0%3,626 3,952 -8.2%
#47Lexus IS37,038 22,060 67.9%3,611 3,201 12.8%
#48Subaru Legacy34,718 33,351 4.1%6,198 2,847 118%
#49Buick Verano34,327 36,568 -6.1%3,913 3,688 6.1%
#50Toyota Prius C ²31,564 33,133 -4.7%3,192 3,283 -2.8%
#51Chevrolet Spark30,937 28,324 9.2%2,027 2,355 -13.9%
#52Kia Rio29,387 33,238 -11.6%2,240 2,695 -16.9%
#53Audi A429,30431,113-5.8%2,9943,813-21.5%
#53.1Audi A4 Sedan/Avant *25,829 26,992 -4.3%2,480 3,357 -26.1%
#53.2Audi A4 Allroad *3,475 4,121 -15.7%514 456 12.7%
#54Lincoln MKZ26,769 23,775 12.6%2,176 2,874 -24.3%
#55Fiat 50026,616 28,994 -8.2%2,737 2,126 28.7%
#56Chevrolet Corvette25,950 7,830 231%2,467 831 197%
#57Infiniti Q50 † 25,864 4,801 439%2,742 2,367 15.8%
#58Toyota Prius V ²23,471 28,398 -17.3%2,746 2,422 13.4%
#59Toyota Venza23,445 29,187 -19.7%1,858 2,193 -15.3%
#60Volkswagen Beetle23,306 34,918 -33.3%1,821 3,554 -48.8%
#60.1Volkswagen Beetle Coupe *13,33520,099-33.7%1,0701,980-46.0%
#60.2Volkswagen Beetle Convertible *9,97114,819-32.7%7511,574-52.3%
#61Hyundai Veloster22,965 23,273 -1.3%2,777 2,268 22.4%
#62Cadillac CTS22,921 24,410 -6.1%2,282 2,408 -5.2%
#63Cadillac ATS22,535 28,207 -20.1%2,239 2,739 -18.3%
#64Hyundai Genesis22,313 25,117 -11.2%2,248 2,926 -23.2%
#65Nissan Leaf21,822 16,076 35.7%2,881 1,953 47.5%
#66Ford C-Max21,731 28,254 -23.1%1,786 2,182 -18.1%
#67Volkswagen Golf21,201 24,587 -13.8%3,487 2,127 63.9%
#67.1Volkswagen Golf GTI *12,12410,25518.2%1,6001,08447.6%
#67.2Volkswagen Golf *9,06212,844-29.4%1,88797793.1%
#67.3Volkswagen Golf R *151,488-99.0%---66-100%
#68Mini Cooper20,565 32,374 -36.5%2,116 3,636 -41.8%
#68.1Mini Cooper Hardtop *13,052 20,553 -36.5%1,118 1,789 -37.5%
#68.2Mini Cooper Convertible *28753663-21.5%416486-14.4%
#68.3Mini Cooper Clubman *25893499-26.0%220338-34.9%
#68.4Mini Cooper Roadster *12022418-50.3%205363-43.5%
#68.5Mini Cooper Coupe *8472241-62.2%157660-76.2%
#69Cadillac XTS18,386 23,722 -22.5%1,979 2,565 -22.8%
#70Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class18,207 2,310 688%2,531 2,310 9.6%
#71Audi A617,167 15,792 8.7%1,510 1,682 -10.2%
#72Mercedes-Benz S-Class16,915 7,625 122%1,909 387 393%
#73Buick Regal16,803 12,767 31.6%1,366 1,300 5.1%
#74Volvo S6016,447 18,732 -12.2%1,763 1,545 14.1%
#75Lexus GS16,252 14,255 14.0%1,592 1,231 29.3%
#76Audi A314,669 856 1,614%2,340 7 33,329%
#77Chevrolet Volt14,540 16,760 -13.2%1,394 1,766 -21.1%
#78Scion tC14,460 15,006 -3.6%1,404 1,659 -15.4%
#79Lexus CT200h13,585 11,440 18.8%1,078 798 35.1%
#80Audi A513,165 14,488 -9.1%1,204 1,511 -20.3%
#81Mitsubishi Mirage12,866 20 64,230%1,340 20 6,600%
#82Acura ILX12,854 15,270 -15.8%1,464 1,363 7.4%
#83Mazda 212,697 9,069 40.0%1,585 1,916 -17.3%
#84Scion xB12,444 13,992 -11.1%1,190 1,252 -5.0%
#85Infiniti G37 † 12,208 26,043 -53.1%881 1,777 -50.4%
#86Mitsubishi Lancer12,094 15,420 -21.6%971 1,090 -10.9%
#87Scion FR-S11,182 14,767 -24.3%920 1,230 -25.2%
#88Acura TL10,357 19,762 -47.6%142 1,102 -87.1%
#89Toyota Yaris10,339 19,254 -46.3%598 2,465 -75.7%
#90Honda Crosstour9,032 12,907 -30.0%763 1,235 -38.2%
#91Fiat 500L8,885 3,748 137%623 1,031 -39.6%
#92Volkswagen CC8,157 12,426 -34.4%627 1,437 -56.4%
#93Smart Fortwo8,080 6,937 16.5%748 625 19.7%
#94Porsche 9117,758 7,498 3.5%726 609 19.2%
#95Kia Cadenza7,629 5,758 32.5%1,105 926 19.3%
#96BMW 6-Series6,635 7,034 -5.7%450 643 -30.0%
#97Audi A76,386 6,027 6.0%588 623 -5.6%
#98Scion xD6,265 6,960 -10.0%508 703 -27.7%
#99BMW 7-Series6,264 8,573 -26.9%480 1,723 -72.1%
#100Lincoln MKS6,260 8,066 -22.4%457 782 -41.6%
#101Subaru BRZ6,245 6,346 -1.6%506 704 -28.1%
#102Acura TSX6,202 14,183 -56.3%58 1,294 -95.5%
#102.1Acura TSX Sedan *5,57212,551-55.6%521,153-95.5%
#102.2Acura TSX SportWagon *6301,632-61.4%6141-95.7%
#103Acura TLX6,170 ------3,884 ------
#104Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class6,149 5,921 3.9%1,100 906 21.4%
#105Hyundai Azera5,976 9,105 -34.4%762 1,487 -48.8%
#106Nissan 370Z5,938 5,111 16.2%497 551 -9.8%
#107Lexus LS5,904 7,569 -22.0%568 761 -25.4%
#108Infiniti Q60 † 5,758 8,159 -29.4%454 844 -46.2%
#109BMW 1-Series & 2-Series ³5,303 4,894 8.4%740 468 58.1%
#110Porsche Panamera4,395 3,948 11.3%450 475 -5.3%
#111Jaguar XF4,225 5,850 -27.8%258 632 -59.2%
#112Audi A84,060 4,634 -12.4%487 544 -10.5%
#113Volvo V603,993 ------383 ------
#114Mazda MX-5 Miata3,855 4,790 -19.5%414 400 3.5%
#115Mercedes-Benz SL-Class3,758 5,570 -32.5%584 535 9.2%
#116Volvo XC703,748 3,639 3.0%559 361 54.8%
#117Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class3,595 3,569 0.7%489 404 21.0%
#118Jaguar XJ3,468 4,066 -14.7%456 442 3.2%
#119Infiniti Q70/M3,377 4,178 -19.2%206 370 -44.3%
#120Nissan Cube3,203 4,422 -27.6%238 283 -15.9%
#121Honda Insight3,154 3,519 -10.4%240 299 -19.7%
#122BMW i33,104 ------1,022 ------
#123Porsche Boxster3,024 3,759 -19.6%275 302 -8.9%
#124Honda CR-Z2,945 3,546 -16.9%248 264 -6.1%
#125Jaguar F-Type2,945 1,490 97.7%329 172 91.3%
#126Chevrolet Caprice PPV2,850 2,966 -3.9%334 514 -35.0%
#127Volkswagen Eos2,819 3,457 -18.5%216 297 -27.3%
#128Acura RLX/RL 2,695 2,950 -8.6%187 311 -39.9%
#129Hyundai Equus2,596 2,506 3.6%261 371 -29.6%
#130Porsche Cayman2,568 2,431 5.6%245 311 -21.2%
#131Chevrolet SS2,166 ------111 ------
#132Scion iQ1,752 3,365 -47.9%132 287 -54.0%
#133BMW Z41,617 1,953 -17.2%170 163 4.3%
#134Volvo S801,393 1,401 -0.6%182 152 19.7%
#135Jaguar XK1,192 1,041 14.5%99 67 47.8%
#136Kia K9001,106 ------56 ------
#137Audi TT1,098 1,530 -28.2%42 178 -76.4%
#138Nissan GT-R1,018 952 6.9%159 76 109%
#139Cadillac ELR885 ------111 ------
#140Volvo C70774 2,550 -69.6%5 240 -97.9%
#141Audi R8580 600 -3.3%55 53 3.8%
#142Dodge Viper546 426 28.2%108 45 140%
#143Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG212 324 -34.6%8 23 -65.2%
#144Mercedes-Benz CL-Class178 361 -50.7%7 42 -83.3%
#145Mercedes-Benz B-Class159 14 1,036%65 2 3,150%
#146Mitsubishi i MiEV149 978 -84.8%15 20 -25.0%
#147Mitsubishi Galant122 1,329 -90.8%---51 -100%
#148BMW i867 ------58 --- ---
#149Volvo C3065 1,269 -94.9%1 79 -98.7%
#150Porsche 918 Spyder32------13------
#151Lexus LFA15 18 -16.7%---1 -100%
#152Mercedes-Benz R-Class7 29 -75.9%---1 -100%
#153Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class3 ------1 ------
T154Honda FCX1 6 -83.3%---------
T154Mazda RX-81 1 0.0%---------
#277Suzuki SX4---2,859 -100%---------
#278Suzuki Kizashi---1,602 -100%---------
#281Mitsubishi Eclipse---109 -100%--- ------
#282Dodge Caliber---45 -100%---------
#284Cadillac DTS---19 -100%---------
#285Buick Lucerne---9 -100%---------
#286Cadillac STS---7 -100%---------
#287Lexus HS---5 -100%---------
#288Chevrolet HHR---3 -100%---------
#290Chevrolet Aveo---2 -100%---------
#291Honda S2000---2 -100%---------
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Total
6,058,8025,990,1031.1% 581,714 567,434 2.5%
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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 10.2% to 14,277 in September; down 11.4% to 165,490 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. Hyundai does the same with the Genesis and Genesis Coupe.
† Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: down 18.3% to 4077 in September; up 12.4% to 43,830 YTD. Total G Sedan and Q50 sales: down 12.6% to 3623 in September; up 23.4% to 38,072 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 the first three-quarters of 2014 were 918, 1575, 531, 127, and 675, 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 1300 cars in September; 18,130 YTD.  HybridCars.com, however, has typically estimated much lower Model S sales, 1300 in September but only 11,900 YTD.

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