Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – October 2014


2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS

Model year changeovers had an impact on a large number of vehicles on sale in the United States in October 2014, enhancing the sales figures of some, and dragging down the totals achieved by others. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – October 2014 YTD

Mercedes-Benz, which typically sells more than 680 CLS-Class sedans per month in the United States, sold just 33 in October. 

Porsche Cayenne volume tumbled to just 712 units, a 57% decline, as supply dried up and as some buyers were surely more interested in the Macan, a vehicle reviewed by GCBC last weekend.

In other cases, some of America’s worst-selling vehicles are expired models like the Acura TSX and TL, two sedans replaced by the hot-selling TLX. TLX sales in October 2014 were up 95% compared with the TL and TSX’s total from a year ago.

You can always select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures from both Canada and the United States. Pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post, but you can also find related links at the Best Sellers page.

October 2015November 2014 • September 2014October 2013

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
October
2014
October
2013
#1
Chevrolet Avalanche
-99.8% 1 526
#2
Volvo C70
-99.3% 2 276
#3
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
-99.2% 32 4197
#4
Volvo C30
-97.9% 1 48
#5
BMW X6
-96.3% 19 515
#6
Acura TSX
-96.0% 48 1211
#7
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
-94.9% 33 647
#8
Acura TL
-91.9% 105 1295
#9
Subaru Tribeca
-91.1% 9 101
#10
Audi TT
-84.7% 32 209
#11
Land Rover LR4
-77.0% 130 565
#12
Dodge Avenger
-75.1% 1347 5406
#13
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
-73.8% 11 42
#14
Acura ZDX
-71.4% 4 14
#15
Acura RLX/RL
-68.7% 260 830
#16
Porsche Cayenne
-57.3% 712 1669
#17
Jaguar XJ
-54.8% 205 454
#18
Nissan Quest
-54.4% 370 812
#19
Volkswagen CC
-54.0% 593 1289
#20
Honda Insight
-52.1% 222 463

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
T1
Chevrolet Avalanche
1 526 -99.8%
T1
Volvo C30
1 48 -97.9%
#3
Volvo C70
2 276 -99.3%
#4
Acura ZDX
4 14 -71.4%
#5
Porsche 918 Spyder
5
#6
Subaru Tribeca
9 101 -91.1%
#7
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
11 42 -73.8%
#8
Mitsubishi i MiEV
17 28 -39.3%
#9
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
18 34 -47.1%
#10
BMW X6
19 515 -96.3%
T11
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
32 4197 -99.2%
T11
Audi TT
32 209 -84.7%
#13
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
33 647 -94.9%
#14
Audi R8
40 65 -38.5%
#15
Acura TSX
48 1211 -96.0%
#16
Kia K900
62
#17
Jaguar XK
77 97 -20.6%
#18
Dodge Viper
80 69 15.9%
#19
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
98 2 4800%
#20
Acura TL
105 1295 -91.9%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in October 2013 but not at all in October 2014: Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Mitsubishi Galant, Lexus LFA, Volkswagen Routan
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati do not report model-specific sales data.

^ Infiniti also sold 2964 Q50 sedans in October 2014.

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