Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – 2014 Year End


Few continuing nameplates make appearances on these lists of the 20 worst-selling vehicles in America in 2014. (Those that do are especially noteworthy.) For the most part, the vehicles which recorded the sharpest year-over-year declines over the last twelve months are expired nameplates: Avalanche, Veracruz, Routan, Avenger. 

• U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2014 Year End

Others, however, are waiting for replacements. The Volvo XC90 is ancient, and the second-gen version won’t be here until spring 2015. In 2014, XC90 sales plunged 42%. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is being phased out in favour of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT: SLS sales dropped 49% to 232 units in 2014. 

Meanwhile, among America’s lowest-volume vehicles in 2014 are a number of vehicles which didn’t have the whole year to generate activity. 

The Chevrolet Trax, for instance, only went on sale in 2014’s final month; the Alfa Romeo 4C arrived in November. But mixed in with those cars and a number of defunct automobiles are other uncommon cars. 

Indeed, many are meant to be rare. Audi’s R8 total in 2014 was only 14% off the average U.S. R8 sales pace from the previous six years.

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.

2015 Year End • 2013 Year End • 2012 Year End2011 Year End2010 Year End

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
2014
2013
#1
Chevrolet Avalanche
-99.4% 92 16,526
#2
Hyundai Veracruz
-99.4% 1 175
#3
Volvo C30
-95.2% 66 1361
#4
Mitsubishi Galant
-91.5% 122 1441
#5
Mitsubishi i MiEV
-81.0% 196 1029
#6
Acura ZDX
-78.4% 78 361
#7
Volvo C70
-75.9% 779 3234
#8
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
-73.3% 8 30
#9
Acura TSX
-64.0% 6287 17,484
#10
Acura TL
-56.3% 10,616 24,318
#11
Subaru Tribeca
-54.2% 732 1598
#12
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
-53.6% 221 476
#13
Scion iQ
-49.6% 2040 4046
#14
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
-48.6% 232 451
#15
Infiniti G Sedan/Q40
-48.5% 15,590 30,256
#16
Volkswagen Routan
-47.7% 1103 2109
#17
Dodge Avenger
-44.9% 51,705 93,842
#18
Audi TT
-43.6% 1158 2053
#19
Volvo XC90
-42.3% 3952 6845
#20
Toyota Yaris
-37.8% 13,274 21,342

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
2014
2013
%
Change
T1
Hyundai Veracruz
1 175 -99.4%
T1
Mazda RX-8
1 1 0.0%
#3
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
3
#4
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
8 30 -73.3%
#5
Lexus LFA
17 23 -26.1%
#6
Volvo C30
66 1361 -95.2%
#7
Acura ZDX
78 361 -78.4%
#8
Alfa Romeo 4C
91
#9
Chevrolet Avalanche
92 16,526 -99.4%
#10
Porsche 918 Spyder
96
#11
Mitsubishi Galant
122 1441 -91.5%
#12
Mitsubishi i MiEV
196 1029 -81.0%
#13
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
221 476 -53.6%
#14
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
232 451 -48.6%
#15
Chevrolet City Express
530
#16
BMW i8
555
#17
Subaru Tribeca
732 1598 -54.2%
#18
Audi R8
735 813 -9.6%
#19
Chevrolet Trax
739
#20
Dodge Viper
760 591 28.6%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in 2013 but didn’t sell at all in 2014: Dodge Caliber, Jeep Liberty, Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS, Cadillac STS, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet HHR, Honda S2000, Honda Element, Mazda Tribute, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Endeavor, Suzuki Kizashi, Suzuki SX4, Suzuki Equator, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Lexus HS250h.
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati do not report model-specific sales data. For the purposes of this worst sellers list, GCBC does not include the Chevrolet Caprice PPV, Honda FCX, or commercial vans.

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