January 2015 U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 152 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked


2015 Toyota Corolla beige

Passenger car sales in America got off to a stronger start in 2015 than 2014 would have led you to believe, rising more than 8% compared with a rather unpleasant January 2014.

The Toyota Corolla began the year as America’s top-selling car, narrowly outselling its big brother, the Camry, by 594 units. 

The Corolla ended January with an 8658-unit advantage over the next-best-selling small car, Honda’s Civic. The Civic, part of a Honda brand which didn’t sell as often in January as the Nissan brand, has posted year-over-year declines in each of the last seven months.

• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – January 2016
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – February 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – 2014 Calendar Year
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – January 2014

Regardless, the Honda division set a January sales record in 2015 despite the brand’s 1.5% passenger car decline. Thank the brand’s two utility vehicles. Although sales of the Civic, Crosstour, CR-Z, Insight, Odyssey, and Ridgeline dropped, the CR-V added 4979 sales and Pilot volume nearly doubled to 12,315 units. 

Car sales did increase at a number of auto brands in January: Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen. 

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Commercial Van Sales In America – January 2015
Minivan Sales In America – January 2015

Newly added to the list of passenger car sales rankings is the 144th-ranked Volvo V60 Cross Country. The V60 on which it’s based ranked 115th. Together, they would have ranked 111th, just behind the Volvo XC70. 

2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country

Volvo’s best-selling car model was the 75th-ranked S60 sedan, sales of which grew 4% in January 2015. Volvo car sales nevertheless slid 6% as the C70 nearly disappeared’ as S80 volume tumbled 40%, and as the V60 slid 9%. 

U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – January 2015
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015
• U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015

Reminder: these are January 2015, but you can sort cars by January 2014 volume by clicking the January 2014 column header, or you can rank cars 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 • January 2016 • February 2015 • December 2014January 2014

Rank
Car
January 2015
January 2014
%
Change
#1 Toyota Corolla 27,357 22,753 20.2%
#2 Toyota Camry 26,763 23,332 14.7%
#3 Nissan Altima 26,408 22,515 17.3%
#4 Honda Accord 21,011 20,604 2.0%
#5 Ford Fusion 19,694 20,717 -4.9%
#6 Honda Civic 18,699 21,824 -14.3%
#7 Chevrolet Cruze 18,693 16,828 11.1%
#8 Ford Focus 18,478 12,003 53.9%
#9 Nissan Sentra 14,395 9,127 57.7%
#10 Chrysler 200 14,157 10,912 29.7%
#11 Hyundai Sonata 12,363 9,815 26.0%
#12 Hyundai Elantra 12,240 15,326 -20.1%
#13 Chevrolet Malibu 11,878 11,822 0.5%
#14 Subaru Outback 11,351 8,230 37.9%
#15 Nissan Versa 10,546 8,524 23.7%
#16 Kia Optima 9,394 9,979 -5.9%
#17 Chevrolet Impala 9,214 11,898 -22.6%
#18 Volkswagen Jetta 8,969 9,768 -8.2%
#18.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 8,320 8,455 -1.6%
#18.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 649 1,313 -50.6%
#19 Ford Mustang 8,694 3,881 124%
#20 Kia Soul 8,142 8,092 0.6%
#21 Dodge Dart 8,136 5,051 61.1%
#22 Mazda 3 7,896 6,234 26.7%
#23 Toyota Prius 7,717 8,008 -3.6%
#23.1 Toyota Prius Sedan * 7,316 7,205 1.5%
#23.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 401 803 -50.1%
#24 Subaru Impreza 7,527 5,785 30.1%
#24.1 Subaru Impreza * 5,096 4,252 19.9%
#24.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STi * 2,431 1,533 58.6%
#25 BMW 3-Series & 4-Series 7,348 6,494 13.2%
#26 Dodge Charger 7,025 5,200 35.1%
#27 Subaru XV Crosstrek 6,513 4,801 35.7%
#28 Kia Forte 6,422 4,724 35.9%
#29 Volkswagen Passat 6,305 6,236 1.1%
#30 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 6,236 5,748 8.5%
#31 Honda Fit 5,802 3,122 85.8%
#32 Chevrolet Camaro 4,991 4,733 5.5%
#33 Toyota Avalon 4,781 4,281 11.7%
#34 Dodge Challenger 4,592 2,458 86.8%
#35 Hyundai Accent 4,438 4,240 4.7%
#36 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4,336 5,266 -17.7%
#37 Volkswagen Golf 4,199 1,712 145%
#37.1 Volkswagen Golf * 2,040 839 143%
#37.2 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 1,978 865 129%
#37.3 Volkswagen e-Golf * 181
#37.4 Volkswagen Golf R * 8 -100%
#38 Lexus ES 4,080 3,959 3.1%
#39 Subaru Legacy 3,881 2,735 41.9%
#40 Mazda 6 3,766 3,172 18.7%
#41 Chevrolet Sonic 3,521 6,587 -46.5%
#42 Ford Fiesta 3,454 4,162 -17.0%
#43 Lexus IS 3,375 3,048 10.7%
#44 BMW 5-Series 3,359 3,269 2.8%
#45 Chrysler 300 3,192 3,145 1.5%
#46 Chevrolet Spark 3,170 1,848 71.5%
#47 Ford Taurus 3,006 3,713 -19.0%
#47.1 Ford Taurus * 2,328 3,033 -23.2%
#47.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 678 680 -0.3%
#48 Infiniti Q50 2,966 2,949 0.6%
#49 Acura TLX 2,892
#50 Buick Verano 2,776 3,120 -11.0%
#51 Toyota Prius C 2,614 2,467 6.0%
#52 Hyundai Genesis 2,573 1,459 76.4%
#53 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2,491 2,433 2.4%
#54 Mini Cooper 2,401 1,358 76.8%
#54.1 Mini Cooper Hardtop * 2,169 832 161%
#54.2 Mini Cooper Convertible * 144 163 -11.7%
#54.3 Mini Cooper Roadster 65 58 12.1%
#54.4 Mini Cooper Coupe 22 84 -73.8%
#54.5 Mini Cooper Clubman 1 221 -99.5%
#55 Fiat 500 2,386 2,493 -4.3%
#56 Audi A3 2,383
#57 Nissan Maxima 2,144 3,975 -46.1%
#58 Chevrolet Corvette 2,127 2,261 -5.9%
#59 Toyota Venza 2,105 1,993 5.6%
#60 Buick LaCrosse 2,023 2,849 -29.0%
#61 Toyota Prius V 1,913 1,730 10.6%
#62 Cadillac XTS 1,882 1,648 14.2%
#63 Lincoln MKZ 1,830 2,122 -13.8%
#64 Audi A4 1,790 2,498 -28.3%
#64.1 Audi A4 Allroad * 227 304 -25.3%
#64.2 Audi A4 Sedan/Avant * 1,563 2,194 -28.8%
#65 Cadillac ATS 1,757 1,909 -8.0%
#66 Mitsubishi Mirage 1,705 1,170 45.7%
#67 Cadillac CTS 1,698 2,232 -23.9%
#68 Lexus GS 1,679 1,300 29.2%
#69 Kia Rio 1,572 3,162 -50.3%
#70 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1,566 1,281 22.2%
#71 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,515 900 68.3%
#72 Toyota Yaris 1,442 1,005 43.5%
#73 Scion xB 1,428 1,225 16.6%
#74 Volkswagen Beetle 1,389 2,034 -31.7%
#74.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 897 1,284 -30.1%
#74.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 492 750 -34.4%
#75 Volvo S60 1,371 1,322 3.7%
#76 Hyundai Veloster 1,302 1,821 -28.5%
#77 Scion tC 1,219 1,107 10.1%
#78 Audi A6 1,202 1,481 -18.8%
#79 Ford C-Max 1,160 1,418 -18.2%
#80 Nissan Leaf 1,070 1,252 -14.5%
#81 Porsche 911 1,052 792 32.8%
#82 Infiniti Q40/G Sedan 1,029 902 14.1%
#83 Lexus CT200h 1,005 1,290 -22.1%
#84 Acura ILX 992 1,157 -14.3%
#85 Fiat 500L 869 729 19.2%
#86 Lexus RC 847
#87 Audi A5 843 925 -8.9%
#88 Buick Regal 792 1,434 -44.8%
#89 Scion FR-S 746 921 -19.0%
#90 BMW i3 670
#91 Lexus LS 666 634 5.0%
#92 Honda Crosstour 661 1,176 -43.8%
#93 Lincoln MKS 645 635 1.6%
#94 Jaguar XF 644 658 -2.1%
#95 BMW 7-Series 637 575 10.8%
#96 Infiniti Q70 627 489 28.2%
#97 Hyundai Azera 584 762 -23.4%
#98 Chevrolet Volt 542 918 -41.0%
#99 Volkswagen CC 531 881 -39.7%
#100 BMW 6-Series 511 507 0.8%
#101 Smart Fortwo 492 521 -5.6%
#102 Infiniti Q60 466 413 12.8%
#103 Nissan 370Z 448 440 1.8%
#104 Porsche Panamera 437 546 -20.0%
#105 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 406 420 -3.3%
#106 Kia Cadenza 383 927 -58.7%
#107 BMW 2-Series (& 1-Series) 375 75 400%
#108 Mazda MX-5 Miata 338 212 59.4%
T109 Subaru BRZ 330 592 -44.3%
T109 Volvo XC70 330 261 26.4%
#111 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 310 339 -8.6%
#112 Audi A8 306 337 -9.2%
#113 Porsche Cayman 304 280 8.6%
#114 Jaguar F-Type 301 177 70.1%
#115 Volvo V60 292 322 -9.3%
#116 Audi A7 285 624 -54.3%
#117 Jaguar XJ 275 394 -30.2%
#118 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 246 258 -4.7%
#119 Dodge Avenger 242 4,795 -95.0%
#120 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 240
#121 Honda Insight 223 317 -29.7%
T122 Hyundai Equus 220 327 -32.7%
T122 Scion xD 220 592 -62.8%
#124 Volvo S80 212 352 -39.8%
#125 Porsche Boxster 198 320 -38.1%
#126 Honda CR-Z 196 267 -26.6%
#127 Acura RLX 176 420 -58.1%
T128 Nissan Cube 156 402 -61.2%
T128 Volkswagen Eos 156 183 -14.8%
#130 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 124 200 -38.0%
#131 Kia K900 119
#132 Chevrolet SS 115 232 -50.4%
#133 Mazda 2 112 907 -87.7%
#134 Nissan GT-R 101 79 27.8%
#135 Alfa Romeo 4C 97
#136 BMW Z4 94 166 -43.4%
#137 Cadillac ELR 92 41 124%
#138 BMW i8 85
#139 Scion iQ 77 166 -53.6%
#140 Dodge Viper 61 47 29.8%
#141 Audi R8 49 81 -39.5%
#142 Jaguar XK 46 118 -61.0%
#143 Porsche 918 Spyder 34
#144 Volvo V60 Cross Country 28
#145 Acura TL 18 1,368 -98.7%
#146 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 11 33 -66.7%
T147 Acura TSX 6 893 -99.3%
T147.1 Acura TSX Sedan * 6 796 -99.2%
T147.2 Acura TSX SportWagon * 97 -100%
T147.3 Volvo C70 6 122 -95.1%
#149 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 5 35 -85.7%
T150 Mitsubishi i MiEV 3 1 200%
T150 Audi TT 3 113 -97.3%
#152 Lexus LFA 2
#153 Mitsubishi Galant 17 -100%
#154 Volvo C30 12 -100%
#155 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 2 -100%
#156 Mazda RX-8 1 -100%
Total
534,629 492,787 8.5%

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. 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.