2014 Year End U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 157 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked


2015 Toyota Camry

As America’s auto industry enjoyed a significant boost in sales to more than 16.5 million units in 2014, the portion of the market attributed to passenger cars decreased. Year-over-year, car sales grew by less than 2% in 2014. The market expanded by nearly 6%, however.

As a result, cars generated just 48% of all new vehicle sales in the United States in 2014, down from 50% in 2013.

• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – 2015 Year End
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – November 2014 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – December & 2013 Year End

At the top of the heap, however, the best-selling cars produced a greater percentage of buyer interest in 2014. The four best-selling cars in America – Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Altima – generated 18.8% of the passenger car market’s volume, up from the 18.4% earned by the four top sellers last year. 

Yet while new cars struggled to generate momentum through much of the year, December volume was up 7%. 10 of America’s 20 top-selling cars in December reported double-digit year-over-year percentage improvements, from the category-leading Nissan Altima’s 30% jump to the Chrysler 200’s 187% boost.

Top 13 Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In America – 2014 Year End
Commercial Van Sales In America – 2014 Year End
Minivan Sales In America – 2014 Year End

More importantly, as the overall market for cars stagnated in 2014, some brands performed well above average with their car divisions.

2014 Kia Soul

With lots of help from the Mirage, Mitsubishi car sales jumped 34%. Subaru’s five cars combined for an 18% increase. Buoyed by new entry-level product, Audi car sales jumped 15%. Nissan reported a 14% improvement in car sales, as did Lexus. BMW car volume was up 11% in 2014. Car sales at Kia rose 8%. Mazda car volume rose 6%. Buick’s cars were up 4%. 

U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – 2014 Year End
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – December & 2014 Year End
• U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – 2014 Year End

Reminder: these are calendar year 2014 rankings, but you can sort cars by December volume by clicking the December 2014 column header, or you can rank carss by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Car column header.

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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • December 2015 • January 2015 • November 2014December 2013

Rank
Car
2014
2013
%
Change
December
2014
December
2013
% Change
#1 Toyota Camry 428,606 408,484 4.9% 31,618 29,964 5.5%
#2 Honda Accord 388,374 366,678 5.9% 31,589 32,321 -2.3%
#3 Toyota Corolla/Matrix 339,498 302,180 12.4% 30,125 22,562 33.5%
#4 Nissan Altima 335,644 320,723 4.7% 32,331 24,816 30.3%
#5 Honda Civic 325,981 336,180 -3.0% 25,337 29,000 -12.6%
#6 Ford Fusion 306,860 295,280 3.9% 23,166 24,408 -5.1%
#7 Chevrolet Cruze 273,060 248,224 10.0% 17,800 18,162 -2.0%
#8 Hyundai Elantra 222,023 247,912 -10.4% 18,860 21,692 -13.1%
#9 Ford Focus 219,634 234,570 -6.4% 14,883 15,569 -4.4%
#10 Hyundai Sonata 216,936 203,648 6.5% 17,924 14,479 23.8%
#11 Chevrolet Malibu 188,519 200,594 -6.0% 16,817 15,493 8.5%
#12 Nissan Sentra 183,268 129,143 41.9% 15,393 10,799 42.5%
#13 Volkswagen Jetta 160,873 163,793 -1.8% 15,578 15,393 1.2%
#13.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 141,354 141,259 0.1% 14,572 13,719 6.2%
#13.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 19,519 22,534 -13.4% 1,006 1,674 -39.9%
#14 Kia Optima 159,020 155,893 2.0% 11,827 9,474 24.8%
#15 Kia Soul 145,316 118,079 23.1% 9,906 6,345 56.1%
#16 BMW 3-Series & 4-Series ³ 142,232 119,521 19.0% 19,464 16,737 16.3%
#17 Chevrolet Impala 140,280 156,797 -10.5% 13,088 10,633 23.1%
#18 Nissan Versa 139,781 117,352 19.1% 9,129 8,864 3.0%
#19 Subaru Outback 138,790 118,049 17.6% 14,772 11,002 34.3%
#20 Toyota Prius ² 136,040 157,260 -13.5% 9,291 10,800 -14.0%
#20.1 Toyota Prius Sedan * 122,776 145,172 -15.4% 8,799 9,881 -11.0%
#20.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 13,264 12,088 9.7% 492 919 -46.5%
#21 Chrysler 200 117,363 122,480 -4.2% 16,229 5,652 187%
#22 Mazda 3 104,985 104,713 0.3% 9,719 7,669 26.7%
#23 Volkswagen Passat 96,649 109,652 -11.9% 8,257 9,254 -10.8%
#24 Dodge Charger 94,099 98,336 -4.3% 8,422 10,145 -17.0%
#25 Chevrolet Sonic 93,518 85,646 9.2% 5,456 4,435 23.0%
#26 Chevrolet Camaro 86,297 80,567 7.1% 6,628 5,015 32.2%
#27 Dodge Dart 83,858 83,388 0.6% 6,881 5,449 26.3%
#28 Subaru Impreza 83,488 76,825 8.7% 8,624 6,629 30.1%
#28.1 Subaru Impreza * 57,996 58,856 -1.5% 5,808 4,949 17.4%
#28.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STi * 25,492 17,969 41.9% 2,816 1,680 67.6%
#29 Ford Mustang 82,635 77,186 7.1% 9,511 5,727 66.1%
#30 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 75,065 88,251 -14.9% 8,224 7,229 13.8%
#31 Lexus ES 72,508 72,581 -0.1% 7,782 8,213 -5.2%
#32 Subaru XV Crosstrek 70,956 53,741 32.0% 5,482 5,525 -0.8%
#33 Kia Forte 69,336 66,146 4.8% 5,306 4,302 23.3%
#34 Toyota Avalon 67,183 70,990 -5.4% 6,501 6,212 4.7%
#35 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 66,400 69,803 -4.9% 5,119 8,727 -41.3%
#36 Hyundai Accent 63,309 60,458 4.7% 8,566 7,100 20.6%
#37 Ford Fiesta 63,192 71,073 -11.1% 3,724 4,476 -16.8%
#38 Ford Taurus 62,629 79,960 -21.7% 3,748 5,411 -30.7%
#38.1 Ford Taurus * 52,395 69,063 -24.1% 3,061 4,696 -34.8%
#38.2 Ford Taurus Poice Interceptor * 10,234 10,897 -6.1% 687 715 -3.9%
#39 Honda Fit 59,340 53,513 10.9% 6,450 4,617 39.7%
#40 Chrysler 300 53,382 57,724 -7.5% 3,992 4,881 -18.2%
#41 Mazda 6 53,224 43,637 22.0% 4,323 4,365 -1.0%
#42 BMW 5-Series 52,704 56,863 -7.3% 5,517 8,102 -31.9%
#43 Subaru Legacy 52,270 42,291 23.6% 5,457 2,939 85.7%
#44 Dodge Avenger 51,705 93,842 -44.9% 455 4,950 -90.8%
#45 Dodge Challenger 51,611 51,462 0.3% 4,938 2,872 71.9%
#46 Buick LaCrosse 51,468 48,798 5.5% 5,034 3,123 61.2%
#47 Lexus IS 51,358 35,017 46.7% 5,939 5,414 9.7%
#48 Nissan Maxima 50,401 53,896 -6.5% 3,180 6,509 -51.1%
#49 Buick Verano 43,743 45,527 -3.9% 3,017 2,929 3.0%
#50 Toyota Prius C ² 40,570 41,979 -3.4% 2,839 2,810 1.0%
#51 Chevrolet Spark 39,159 34,130 14.7% 3,007 1,712 75.6%
#52 Audi A4 38,679 42,130 -8.2% 3,599 3,979 -9.6%
#52.1 Audi A4 Sedan/Avant * 33,993 36,744 -7.5% 3,197 3,543 -9.8%
#52.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 4,686 5,386 -13.0% 402 436 -7.8%
#53 Infiniti Q50 36,899 17,816 107% 3,855 4,568 -15.6%
#54 Kia Rio 35,933 40,742 -11.8% 1,924 2,156 -10.8%
#55 Chevrolet Corvette 34,839 17,291 101% 3,552 3,005 18.2%
#56 Lincoln MKZ 34,009 32,361 5.1% 2,636 2,823 -6.6%
#57 Fiat 500 33,708 35,834 -5.9% 2,302 2,324 -0.9%
#58 Volkswagen Golf 33,675 30,931 8.9% 4,405 1,852 138%
#58.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 17,362 13,310 30.4% 1,789 976 83.3%
#58.2 Volkswagen Golf * 15,941 16,023 -0.5% 2,379 854 179%
#58.3 Volkswagen e-Golf * 357 237
#58.4 Volkswagen Golf R * 15 1,598 -99.1% 22 -100%
#59 Mini Cooper 31,385 41,915 -25.2% 4,545 3,887 16.9%
#59.1 Mini Cooper Hardtop * 22,843 26,954 -15.3% 4,176 2,995 39.4%
#59.2 Mini Cooper Convertible 3,536 4,460 -20.7% 219 262 -16.4%
#59.3 Mini Cooper Clubman * 2,613 5,155 -49.3% 4 379 -98.9%
#59.4 Mini Cooper Roadster * 1,437 2,806 -48.8% 95 134 -29.1%
#59.5 Mini Cooper Coupe * 956 2,540 -62.4% 51 117 -56.4%
#60 Cadillac CTS 31,115 32,343 -3.8% 2,652 3,217 -17.6%
#61 Toyota Prius V ² 30,762 34,989 -12.1% 2,284 2,110 8.2%
#62 Nissan Leaf 30,200 22,610 33.6% 3,102 2,529 22.7%
#63 Hyundai Genesis ³ 29,992 32,330 -7.2% 2,923 3,280 -10.9%
#64 Toyota Venza 29,991 35,846 -16.3% 2,419 2,148 12.6%
#65 Cadillac ATS 29,890 38,319 -22.0% 2,465 3,887 -36.6%
#66 Volkswagen Beetle 29,182 43,134 -32.3% 2,270 2,819 -19.5%
#66.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 17,414 25,084 -30.6% 1,600 1,856 -13.8%
#66.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 11,768 18,050 -34.8% 670 963 -30.4%
#67 Hyundai Veloster 27,598 30,711 -10.1% 1,685 3,047 -44.7%
#68 Ford C-Max 27,595 35,210 -21.6% 1,962 2,028 -3.3%
#69 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 27,365 14,113 93.9% 2,664 3,285 -18.9%
#70 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 25,276 13,303 90.0% 2,832 1,857 52.5%
#71 Cadillac XTS 24,335 32,559 -25.3% 2,276 2,670 -14.8%
#72 Audi A6 23,941 22,428 6.7% 2,945 2,686 9.6%
#73 Buick Regal 22,560 18,685 20.7% 1,811 1,747 3.7%
#74 Audi A3 22,250 857 2,496% 2,690
#75 Lexus GS 22,198 19,742 12.4% 2,745 2,604 5.4%
#76 Volvo S60 20,457 23,210 -11.9% 1,866 1,776 5.1%
#77 Acura TLX 19,127 3,834
#78 Chevrolet Volt 18,805 23,094 -18.6% 1,490 2,392 -37.7%
#79 Scion tC 17,947 19,094 -6.0% 1,128 1,143 -1.3%
#80 Acura ILX 17,854 20,430 -12.6% 1,730 1,573 10.0%
#81 Lexus CT200h 17,673 15,071 17.3% 1,608 1,787 -10.0%
#82 Mitsubishi Mirage 16,708 2,935 469% 1,135 1,388 -18.2%
#83 Audi A5 16,620 18,664 -11.0% 1,292 1,384 -6.6%
#84 Scion xB 16,583 17,849 -7.1% 1,480 1,288 14.9%
#85 Mitsubishi Lancer 16,495 19,451 -15.2% 1,547 1,362 13.6%
#86 Infiniti Q40/G Sedan 15,590 30,256 -48.5% 1,184 1,460 -18.9%
#87 Scion FR-S 14,062 18,327 -23.3% 834 1,029 -19.0%
#88 Mazda 2 13,615 11,757 15.8% 159 1,228 -87.1%
#89 Toyota Yaris 13,274 21,342 -37.8% 1,605 601 167%
#90 Fiat 500L 12,413 7,402 67.7% 1,482 1,421 4.3%
#91 Honda Crosstour 11,802 16,847 -29.9% 863 1,360 -36.5%
#92 Acura TL 10,616 24,318 -56.3% 76 1,795 -95.8%
#93 Smart Fortwo 10,453 9,264 12.8% 973 855 13.8%
#94 Porsche 911 10,433 10,442 -0.1% 776 828 -6.3%
#95 Volkswagen CC 9,995 15,672 -36.2% 623 909 -31.5%
#96 BMW 7-Series 9,744 10,932 -10.9% 1,096 1,119 -2.1%
#97 Kia Cadenza 9,267 8,626 7.4% 548 844 -35.1%
#98 BMW 6-Series 8,647 9,762 -11.4% 624 1,078 -42.1%
#99 Lexus LS 8,559 10,727 -20.2% 1,020 1,064 -4.1%
#100 Lincoln MKS 8,160 10,793 -24.4% 927 1,074 -13.7%
#101 Audi A7 8,133 8,483 -4.1% 524 944 -44.5%
#102 Infiniti Q60 7,740 9,806 -21.1% 658 462 42.4%
#103 Subaru BRZ 7,504 8,587 -12.6% 416 705 -41.0%
#104 Scion xD 7,377 9,005 -18.1% 288 662 -56.5%
#105 BMW 1-Series & 2-Series ³ 7,345 7,220 1.7% 724 1,039 -30.3%
#106 Hyundai Azera 7,232 11,221 -35.5% 697 1,092 -36.2%
#107 Nissan 370Z 7,199 6,561 9.7% 446 469 -4.9%
#108 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 6,981 8,032 -13.1% 575 710 -19.0%
#109 Acura TSX 6,287 17,484 -64.0% 17 1,019 -98.3%
#109.1 Acura TSX Sedan * 5,647 15,508 -63.6% 14 911 -98.5%
#109.2 Acura TSX SportWagon * 640 1,976 -67.6% 3 108 -97.2%
#110 BMW i3 6,092 1,013
#111 Audi A8 5,904 6,300 -6.3% 732 718 2.0%
#112 Jaguar XF 5,880 7,922 -25.8% 772 805 -4.1%
#113 Porsche Panamera 5,740 5,421 5.9% 320 500 -36.0%
#114 Volvo XC70 5,093 4,882 4.3% 470 445 5.6%
#115 Infiniti Q70/M 5,034 5,283 -4.7% 656 367 78.7%
#116 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 5,030 7,007 -28.2% 539 565 -4.6%
#117 Volvo V60 4,990 0.0% 357 0.0%
#118 Mazda MX-5 Miata 4,745 5,780 -17.9% 378 276 37.0%
#119 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 4,737 4,757 -0.4% 384 393 -2.3%
#120 Jaguar XJ 4,329 5,434 -20.3% 375 449 -16.5%
#121 Jaguar F-Type 4,112 2,250 82.8% 448 185 142%
#122 Honda Insight 3,965 4,802 -17.4% 311 418 -25.6%
#123 Porsche Boxster 3,875 4,570 -15.2% 144 262 -45.0%
#124 Nissan Cube 3,785 5,461 -30.7% 186 432 -56.9%
#125 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 3,727 3,899 -4.4% 288 412 -30.1%
#126 Honda CR-Z 3,562 4,550 -21.7% 224 384 -41.7%
#127 Porsche Cayman 3,417 3,383 1.0% 198 277 -28.5%
#128 Hyundai Equus 3,415 3,578 -4.6% 343 352 -2.6%
#129 Acura RLX/RL ³ 3,413 5,053 -32.5% 233 597 -61.0%
#130 Volkswagen Eos 3,411 4,178 -18.4% 204 222 -8.1%
#131 Chevrolet SS 2,479 418 493% 93 239 -61.1%
#132 BMW Z4 2,151 2,480 -13.3% 168 191 -12.0%
#133 Scion iQ 2,040 4,046 -49.6% 87 201 -56.7%
#134 Lexus RC 1,922 1,042
#135 Volvo S80 1,753 1,935 -9.4% 79 186 -57.5%
#136 Jaguar XK 1,452 1,346 7.9% 88 105 -16.2%
#137 Nissan GT-R 1,436 1,236 16.2% 156 78 100%
#138 Kia K900 1,330 93
#139 Cadillac ELR 1,310 6 21,733% 118 6 1,867%
#140 Audi TT 1,158 2,053 -43.6% 12 159 -92.5%
#141 Volvo C70 779 3,234 -75.9% 1 195 -99.5%
#142 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 776 20 3,780% 326 2 16,200%
#143 Dodge Viper 760 591 28.6% 89 55 61.8%
#144 Audi R8 735 813 -9.6% 64 70 -8.6%
#145 BMW i8 555 158
#146 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 232 451 -48.6% 6 44 -86.4%
#147 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 221 476 -53.6% 14 45 -68.9%
#148 Mitsubishi i-MiEV 196 1,029 -81.0% 12 11 9.1%
#149 Mitsubishi Galant 122 1,441 -91.5% 15 -100%
#150 Porsche 918 Spyder 96 39
#151 Alfa Romeo 4C 91 67
#152 Volvo C30 66 1,361 -95.2% 17 -100%
#153 Lexus LFA 17 23 -26.1% 1 1 0.0%
#154 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 8 30 -73.3% 1
#155 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 3
#156 Honda FCX 2 10 -80.0% 1 4 -75.0%
#157 Mazda RX-8 1 1 0.0%
#159 Suzuki Kizashi 1,602 -100%
#160 Mitsubishi Eclipse 109 -100%
#161 Dodge Caliber 45 -100%
#162 Cadillac DTS 19 -100%
#163 Buick Lucerne 9 -100%
#164 Cadillac STS 7 -100%
#165 Lexus HS 5 -100%
#166 Chevrolet HHR 3 -100%
#167 Chevrolet Aveo 2 -100%
#168 Honda S2000 2 -100%
Total
7,935,161 7,801,870 1.7% 679,303 632,957 7.3%

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 11.5% to 207,372 in 2014; down 8.3% to 14,414 in December.
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. Likewise, 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 2014 were 1224, 2100, 708, 172, and 900, 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 2200 cars in December; 26,400 in 2014.  HybridCars.com, however, has typically estimated much lower Model S sales, 1900 in December; 16,550 in 2014.