Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - December 2014

2015 Nissan Altima red
The Toyota Camry ended 2014 atop the list of America's best-selling cars for the 13th consecutive year, but December belonged to another car. In a record-setting year for the Nissan Altima, December marked a fitting finale: the Altima was America's most popular car last month.


America's 25 Best-Selling Cars In Calendar Year 2014


The Camry was not roughed up, however, as year-over-year volume climbed 5.5% to 31,618 units, just 713 fewer than the Altima managed. Toyota's key small car, the Corolla, ranked fourth overall and first among compacts, 4788 sales ahead of the Honda Civic.


• U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - December 2014 Year End
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - December & 2014 Year End


Premium cars were represented by the BMW 3-Series and its 4-Series offshoot (formerly all part of the 3-Series family). 3-Series volume rose 16% to 19,464 units, enough to send the Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Sonata, and Chevrolet Cruze (among others) down a peg.

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 best-selling SUVs in December.

December 2015 • January 2015 • November 2014 December 2013
Rank
Best-Selling Car
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014 2013 %
Change
#1
Nissan Altima
32,331 24,816 30.3% 335,644 320,723 4.7%
#2
Toyota Camry
31,618 29,964 5.5% 428,608 408,484 4.9%
#3
Honda Accord
31,589 32,321 -2.3% 388,374 366,678 5.9%
#4
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
30,125 22,562 33.5% 339,498 302,180 12.3%
#5
Honda Civic
25,337 29,000 -12.6% 325,981 336,180 -3.0%
#6
Ford Fusion
23,166 24,408 -5.1% 306,860 295,280 3.9%
#7
BMW 3-Series & 4-Series *
19,464 16,737 16.3% 142,232 119,521 19.0%
#8
Hyundai Elantra
18,860 21,692 -13.1% 222,023 247,912 -10.4%
#9
Hyundai Sonata
17,924 14,479 23.8% 216,936 203,648 6.5%
#10
Chevrolet Cruze
17,800 18,162 -2.0% 273,060 248,224 10.0%
#11
Chevrolet Malibu
16,817 15,493 8.5% 188,519 200,594 -6.0%
#12
Chrysler 200
16,229 5652 187% 117,363 122,480 -4.2%
#13
Volkswagen Jetta
15,578 15,393 1.2% 160,873 163,793 -1.8%
#14
Nissan Sentra
15,393 10,799 42.5% 183,268 129,143 41.9%
#16
Ford Focus
14,883 15,569 -4.4% 219,634 234,570 -6.4%
#16
Subaru Outback °
14,772 11,002 34.3% 138,790 118,049 17.6%
#17
Chevrolet Impala
13,088 10,633 23.1% 140,280 156,797 -10.5%
#18
Kia Optima
11,827 9474 24.8% 159,020 155,893 2.0%
#19
Kia Soul
9906 6345 56.1% 145,316 118,079 23.1%
#20
Mazda 3
9719 7669 26.7% 104,985 104,713 0.3%
Source: Automakers 
* BMW USA, not GoodCarBadCar, chooses to combined sales of the 3-Series and 4-Series. 
° If counted as an SUV, the Outback would have ranked 11th in December.
 
RECOMMENDED READING
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - December 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - January 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - November 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - December 2013 
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - December 2014 & Year End
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America - December 2014  
Top 13 Best-Selling Trucks In America - December 2014 & Year End
Top 25 Best-Selling Cars In America - 2014 Year End

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