Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - September 2014

2015 BMW 3-Series sedan
For the second consecutive month, the Honda Accord knocked the Toyota Camry off its perch, ending September 2014 as the best-selling car in America. The gap has been closed to fewer than 31,000 sales on year-to-date terms, but with just three months remaining, 2014 does not appear to be the year that the Camry is unseated. 


• All Makes & Models Ranked By September 2014 YTD U.S. Sales
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - September 2014 YTD


Accord sales jumped 31% last month; Camry sales slid 11%. The next-best-selling Honda Civic was down 3%. The sixth, seventh, ninth, 17th, 19th, and 20th-best-selling cars in America all reported declining year-over-year sales in September, as well, and this in a market which shot up 9.4% to more than 1.25 million units.

In addition to the Accord's big jump, sales of the Chevrolet Cruze, Nissan Sentra, Nissan Versa, Subaru Outback, and Kia Soul all climbed far beyond their September 2013 tallies. Likewise, the BMW 3-Series (sales figures for which include the 4-Series in the U.S.) were half again as strong as they were a year ago. No premium brand car came close to selling as often as the BMW duo, with its wide-spread range encompassing a pair of hatchbacks, a sedan, a coupe, a convertible, and a wagon.

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 will shortly publish the list of America's best-selling SUVs in September 2014.

October 2014 • August 2014September 2013
Rank
Best-Selling Car
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
#1
Honda Accord
32,956 25,176 30.9% 304,382 282,102 7.9%
#2
Toyota Camry
28,507 31,871 -10.6% 334,978 318,990 5.0%
#3
Honda Civic
22,263 22,983 -3.1% 253,430 253,561 -0.1%
#4
Ford Fusion
21,693 19,972 8.6% 240,585 226,293 6.3%
#5
Nissan Altima
21,675 21,221 2.1% 256,935 249,518 3.0%
#6
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
20,530 23,251 -11.7% 258,805 233,547 10.8%
#7
Hyundai Elantra
18,848 19,691 -4.3% 176,403 194,593 -9.3%
#8
Chevrolet Cruze
18,415 12,730 44.7% 208,114 195,775 6.3%
#9
Ford Focus
15,397 16,733 -8.0% 176,156 188,654 -6.6%
#10
Chevrolet Malibu
15,186 14,487 4.8% 148,574 154,950 -4.1%
#11
Hyundai Sonata
14,918 13,872 7.5% 164,934 152,702 8.0%
#12
BMW 3-Series/4-Series *
12,814 8512 50.5% 94,445 77,921 21.2%
#13
Nissan Sentra
12,557 7798 61.0% 141,216 98,281 43.7%
#14
Nissan Versa
12,072 8776 37.6% 110,272 91,535 20.5%
#15
Subaru Outback ^
11,315 8143 39.0% 97,266 90,073 8.0%
#16
Chrysler 200
10,995 9583 14.7% 75,142 102,859 -26.9%
#17
Kia Optima
10,908 11,647 -6.3% 122,646 124,056 -1.1%
#18
Kia Soul
10,802 7416 45.7% 115,579 90,624 27.5%
#19
Volkswagen Jetta
10,245 13,309 -23.0% 115,055 124,273 -7.4%
#20
Chevrolet Impala
9225 11,462 -19.5% 107,162 121,033 -11.5%
Source: Automakers 
* BMW USA, not GoodCarBadCar, chooses to combined sales of the 3-Series and 4-Series. 
^GCBC will be displaying the Outback with cars until at least the end of the year. As an SUV/crossover, it would have ranked 11th in September.

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