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


2016 Chevrolet Malibu

U.S. car sales 4% during the month of March 2015, a loss of nearly 28,000 units compared with March 2014 in an auto market which grew by some 8400 sales. Only three of America’s ten best-selling cars in March reported year-over-year increases. 

The other seven members of the top ten – Camry, Altima, Fusion, Civic, Accord, Cruze, and Focus – combined for an 11% loss of 25,000 sales.

U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – April 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – February 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – March 2014 YTD

Although there were no new entries to the fleet of passenger cars in March, a number of refreshed cars displayed at the New York Auto Show this week should prompt greater sales of those nameplates at this time next year. 

The Chevrolet Malibu’s first-quarter volume slid 12% in 2015, but the new car looks to be a huge step forward. Honda Civic sales fell 6% over the last three months, but Honda is greatly modernizing the Civic for MY2016. 

2015 Honda Civic Concept

Nissan Maxima sales are down 50% this year, and while the new car is a wild thing to behold, it should fare better than the current car. Lincoln’s new Continental is set to replace the failure that was (and is) the MKS, sales of which are down 16% in 2015.

Top 13 Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In America – March 2015 YTD
Commercial Van Sales In America – March 2015 YTD
Minivan Sales In America – March 2015 YTD

Indeed, the Toyota Camry’s 7% improvement over the last three months follows a swift refresh of the 2014 car. Similarly, sales of the second-best-selling Toyota Corolla have jumped 17% this year, the second model year for the 11th-gen Corolla.

U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – March 2015 YTD
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – March 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – March 2015 YTD

Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by March volume by clicking the March 2015 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.

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Rank
Car
March 2015 YTD
March 2014 YTD
%
Change
March
2015
March
2014
% Change
#1 Toyota Camry 100,505 94,283 6.6% 40,800 41,953 -2.7%
#2 Toyota Corolla 90,728 77,737 16.7% 35,532 29,685 19.7%
#3 Nissan Altima 86,875 89,285 -2.7% 31,993 35,921 -10.9%
#4 Ford Fusion 71,470 77,578 -7.9% 29,044 32,963 -11.9%
#5 Honda Accord 68,645 79,188 -13.3% 26,018 33,962 -23.4%
#6 Honda Civic 66,722 71,096 -6.2% 26,985 27,697 -2.6%
#7 Chevrolet Cruze 60,592 65,185 -7.0% 23,598 26,521 -11.0%
#8 Hyundai Elantra 56,742 53,237 6.6% 28,794 21,518 33.8%
#9 Ford Focus 52,994 51,903 2.1% 20,497 23,974 -14.5%
#10 Nissan Sentra 51,026 40,789 25.1% 21,277 19,323 10.1%
#11 Chrysler 200 49,152 30,489 61.2% 19,190 7,531 155%
#12 Hyundai Sonata 44,690 40,253 11.0% 18,340 19,248 -4.7%
#13 Chevrolet Malibu 42,401 48,136 -11.9% 16,552 18,866 -12.3%
#14 Nissan Versa 36,998 34,603 6.9% 14,543 15,799 -8.0%
#15 Kia Optima 36,463 37,515 -2.8% 15,485 16,310 -5.1%
#16 Subaru Outback 35,487 28,926 22.7% 12,504 11,729 6.6%
#17 Volkswagen Jetta 31,363 37,368 -16.1% 11,583 15,692 -26.2%
#17.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 29,544 32,739 -9.8% 11,005 13,687 -19.6%
#17.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 1,819 4,629 -60.7% 578 2,005 -71.2%
#18 BMW 3-Series & 4-Series ³ 30,931 24,405 26.7% 14,835 10,120 46.6%
#19 Kia Soul 30,838 32,668 -5.6% 12,731 13,992 -9.0%
#20 Ford Mustang 29,811 19,596 52.1% 12,663 9,305 36.1%
#21 Mazda 3 27,304 24,056 13.5% 10,534 10,536 -0.1%
#22 Chevrolet Impala 27,221 36,858 -26.1% 8,942 12,952 -31.0%
#23 Dodge Charger 26,218 24,956 5.1% 8,828 10,816 -18.4%
#24 Toyota Prius ² 25,142 28,814 -12.7% 9,958 12,369 -19.5%
#24.1 Toyota Prius Sedan * 23,871 25,518 -6.5% 9,485 10,917 -13.1%
#24.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 1,271 3,296 -61.4% 473 1,452 -67.4%
#25 Dodge Dart 25,115 16,074 56.2% 9,572 6,135 56.0%
#26 Subaru Impreza 22,547 20,234 11.4% 7,835 8,089 -3.1%
#26.1 Subaru Impreza * 15,286 14,719 3.9% 5,364 5,908 -9.2%
#26.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 7,261 5,515 31.7% 2,471 2,181 13.3%
#27 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 20,943 17,029 23.0% 7,635 5,660 34.9%
#28 Volkswagen Passat 20,408 24,283 -16.0% 7,794 11,050 -29.5%
#29 Subaru XV Crosstrek 20,081 16,875 19.0% 7,162 6,585 8.8%
#30 Kia Forte 19,508 17,285 12.9% 7,537 7,048 6.9%
#31 Honda Fit 18,094 10,444 73.2% 6,640 4,201 58.1%
#32 Chevrolet Camaro 17,320 19,568 -11.5% 5,956 8,624 -30.9%
#33 Hyundai Accent 16,799 16,008 4.9% 7,494 5,843 28.3%
#34 Mazda 6 16,400 12,847 27.7% 7,570 5,730 32.1%
#35 Dodge Challenger 15,957 11,034 44.6% 6,110 4,882 25.2%
#36 Subaru Legacy 14,371 8,544 68.2% 6,148 3,234 90.1%
#37 Lexus ES 14,045 15,103 -7.0% 5,773 6,784 -14.9%
#38 Toyota Avalon 13,604 13,295 2.3% 4,721 5,946 -20.6%
#39 Chrysler 300 12,907 13,000 -0.7% 5,359 5,367 -0.1%
#40 Volkswagen Golf 12,763 5,350 139% 4,643 1,989 133%
#40.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 5,754 2,770 108% 1,997 1,012 97.3%
#40.2 Volkswagen Golf * 5,559 2,566 117% 1,869 973 92.1%
#40.3 Volkswagen Golf R * 840 14 5,900% 478 4 11,850%
#40.4 Volkswagen e-Golf * 506 195
#40.5 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen * 104 104
#41 Ford Fiesta 12,110 15,598 -22.4% 4,948 6,592 -24.9%
#42 BMW 5-Series 12,065 10,952 10.2% 5,100 3,865 32.0%
#43 Chevrolet Sonic 11,315 24,233 -53.3% 4,894 10,060 -51.4%
#44 Lexus IS 11,246 11,458 -1.9% 4,488 4,893 -8.3%
#45 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 11,234 15,873 -29.2% 4,489 6,336 -29.2%
#46 Ford Taurus 10,569 14,594 -27.6% 4,164 6,576 -36.7%
#46.1 Ford Taurus * 8,237 12,309 -33.1% 3,224 5,689 -43.3%
#46.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 2,332 2,285 2.1% 940 887 6.0%
#47 Infiniti Q50 10,516 10,019 5.0% 3,901 3,795 2.8%
#48 Buick LaCrosse 10,199 10,522 -3.1% 4,425 3,550 24.6%
#49 Acura TLX 9,741 3,430
#50 Mini Cooper 9,295 3,946 136% 4,175 1,625 157%
#50.1 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door * 4,930 1,964 151% 2,126 687 209%
#50.2 Mini Cooper Hardtop 4-Door * 3,294 1,509
#50.3 Mini Cooper Convertible * 695 644 7.9% 364 352 3.4%
#50.4 Mini Cooper Roadster * 270 296 -8.8% 124 143 -13.3%
#50.5 Mini Cooper Coupe * 101 262 -61.5% 50 99 -49.5%
#50.6 Mini Cooper Clubman * 5 780 -99.4% 2 344 -99.4%
#51 Chevrolet Spark 9,104 9,541 -4.6% 3,260 5,117 -36.3%
#52 Buick Verano 9,079 10,881 -16.6% 2,866 3,289 -12.9%
#53 Toyota Prius C ² 8,879 8,833 0.5% 3,564 3,685 -3.3%
#54 Chevrolet Corvette 8,517 8,179 4.1% 3,785 3,480 8.8%
#55 Hyundai Genesis ³ 8,430 5,236 61.0% 3,064 2,170 41.2%
#56 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 8,226 6,129 34.2% 3,129 1,725 81.4%
#57 Fiat 500 7,995 8,473 -5.6% 3,276 3,316 -1.2%
#58 Audi A3 7,743 863 797% 3,081 300 927%
#59 Nissan Maxima 7,194 14,461 -50.3% 2,760 6,008 -54.1%
#60 Toyota Venza 6,781 7,555 -10.2% 2,404 3,090 -22.2%
#61 Lincoln MKZ 6,506 9,218 -29.4% 2,842 4,052 -29.9%
#62 Toyota Prius V ² 6,279 6,001 4.6% 2,516 2,528 -0.5%
#63 Audi A4 6,210 8,687 -28.5% 2,496 3,692 -32.4%
#63.1 Audi A4 Sedan * 5,572 7,744 -28.0% 2,266 3,334 -32.0%
#63.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 638 943 -32.3% 230 358 -35.8%
#64 Cadillac XTS 6,209 5,880 5.6% 2,367 2,126 11.3%
#65 Mitsubishi Mirage 6,056 3,785 60.0% 2,488 1,499 66.0%
#66 Mitsubishi Lancer 6,039 4,842 24.7% 2,425 2,663 -8.9%
#67 Kia Rio 5,998 9,566 -37.3% 2,483 3,571 -30.5%
#68 Lexus GS 5,904 5,358 10.2% 2,374 2,484 -4.4%
#69 Cadillac ATS 5,824 7,318 -20.4% 2,039 2,982 -31.6%
#70 Volkswagen Beetle 5,735 8,167 -29.8% 2,444 3,432 -28.8%
#70.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 3,487 5,205 -33.0% 1,328 2,131 -37.7%
#70.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 2,248 2,962 -24.1% 1,116 1,301 -14.2%
#71 Toyota Yaris 5,324 4,144 28.5% 2,518 1,805 39.5%
#72 Hyundai Veloster 5,237 6,686 -21.7% 2,380 2,782 -14.5%
#73 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 5,044 5,369 -6.1% 2,065 2,299 -10.2%
#74 Audi A6 4,812 5,436 -11.5% 2,328 2,212 5.2%
#75 Cadillac CTS 4,636 7,659 -39.5% 1,500 2,918 -48.6%
#76 Volvo S60 4,544 5,284 -14.0% 1,970 2,384 -17.4%
#77 Scion xB 4,472 4,057 10.2% 1,575 1,534 2.7%
#78 Infiniti Q40 4,394 3,830 14.7% 1,722 2,001 -13.9%
#79 Buick Regal 4,382 6,058 -27.7% 1,901 2,424 -21.6%
#80 Scion tC 4,373 4,330 1.0% 1,777 1,860 -4.5%
#81 Ford C-Max 4,305 5,566 -22.7% 1,769 2,295 -22.9%
#82 BMW 6-Series 4,182 4,127 1.3% 2,434 3,063 -20.5%
#83 Nissan Leaf 4,085 5,184 -21.2% 1,817 2,507 -27.5%
#84 Acura ILX 3,505 4,141 -15.4% 1,554 1,683 -7.7%
#85 Lexus CT200h 3,399 4,000 -15.0% 1,416 1,480 -4.3%
#86 Fiat 500L 3,043 2,952 3.1% 1,218 1,422 -14.3%
#87 Lexus RC 3,032 1,201
#88 Audi A5 2,977 3,491 -14.7% 1,303 1,536 -15.2%
#89 BMW i3 2,681 922
#90 Porsche 911 2,521 2,535 -0.6% 836 887 -5.8%
#91 Scion FR-S 2,445 3,425 -28.6% 893 1,464 -39.0%
#92 Infiniti Q70 2,417 1,593 51.7% 1,083 646 67.6%
#93 Jaguar XF 2,172 2,296 -5.4% 825 742 11.2%
#94 BMW 2-Series (& 1-Series) ³ 2,147 904 138% 1,249 557 124%
#95 Honda Crosstour 2,046 3,318 -38.3% 742 1,017 -27.0%
#96 Lincoln MKS 2,042 2,440 -16.3% 838 1,034 -19.0%
#97 Hyundai Azera 1,957 2,118 -7.6% 616 760 -18.9%
#98 BMW 7-Series 1,941 1,882 3.1% 732 707 3.5%
#99 Chevrolet Volt 1,874 3,606 -48.0% 639 1,478 -56.8%
#100 Lexus LS 1,848 1,967 -6.1% 676 744 -9.1%
#101 Kia Cadenza 1,806 2,495 -27.6% 783 868 -9.8%
#102 Nissan 370Z 1,767 1,734 1.9% 759 793 -4.3%
#103 Smart Fortwo 1,533 2,237 -31.5% 583 775 -24.8%
#104 Volkswagen CC 1,461 2,974 -50.9% 513 1,129 -54.6%
#105 Mazda MX-5 Miata 1,381 1,256 10.0% 532 751 -29.2%
#106 Porsche Panamera 1,312 1,466 -10.5% 433 442 -2.0%
#107 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 1,296 1,483 -12.6% 547 604 -9.4%
#108 Volvo V60 1,221 1,259 -3.0% 590 602 -2.0%
#109 Volvo XC70 1,209 910 32.9% 563 382 47.4%
#110 Infiniti Q60 1,180 1,418 -16.8% 368 594 -38.0%
#111 Subaru BRZ 1,159 2,066 -43.9% 495 857 -42.2%
#112 Audi A7 1,115 2,106 -47.1% 601 854 -29.6%
#113 Audi A8 1,067 1,174 -9.1% 461 477 -3.4%
#114 Jaguar F-Type 1,058 786 34.6% 335 287 16.7%
#115 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1,044 1,145 -8.8% 403 453 -11.0%
#116 Jaguar XJ 952 1,209 -21.3% 434 556 -21.9%
#117 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 817 995 -17.9% 343 445 -22.9%
#118 BMW Z4 802 849 -5.5% 422 592 -28.7%
#119 Porsche Cayman 780 922 -15.4% 244 288 -15.3%
#120 Dodge Avenger 647 21,740 -97.0% 186 8,756 -97.9%
#121 Honda Insight 643 1,066 -39.7% 209 410 -49.0%
#122 Hyundai Equus 641 918 -30.2% 214 331 -35.3%
#123 Porsche Boxster 633 933 -32.2% 224 329 -31.9%
#124 Honda CR-Z 626 939 -33.3% 255 354 -28.0%
#125 Chevrolet SS 594 865 -31.3% 264 350 -24.6%
#126 Acura RLX 543 1,178 -53.9% 194 387 -49.9%
#127 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 494 145
#128 Volkswagen Eos 487 708 -31.2% 213 328 -35.1%
#129 Scion xD 456 2,054 -77.8% 114 800 -85.8%
#130 Nissan Cube 454 1,248 -63.6% 176 418 -57.9%
#131 Nissan GT-R 394 264 49.2% 175 119 47.1%
#132 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 373 769 -51.5% 151 247 -38.9%
#133 Volvo S80 372 612 -39.2% 90 175 -48.6%
#134 BMW i8 341 143
#135 Volvo V60 Cross Country 323 225
#136 Cadillac ELR 311 180 72.8% 92 81 13.6%
#137 Kia K900 269 105 156% 88 105 -16.2%
#138 Scion iQ 232 591 -60.7% 65 259 -74.9%
#139 Mazda 2 228 3,808 -94.0% 36 2,202 -98.4%
#140 Alfa Romeo 4C 217 73
#141 Dodge Viper 175 158 10.8% 50 67 -25.4%
#142 Audi R8 170 225 -24.4% 69 74 -6.8%
#143 Jaguar XK 154 424 -63.7% 66 231 -71.4%
#144 Porsche 918 Spyder 58 10
#145 Acura TL 56 4,852 -98.8% 16 2,004 -99.2%
#146 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 52 76 -31.6% 33 28 17.9%
#147 Acura TSX 19 2,923 -99.4% 9 1,119 -99.2%
#147.1 Acura TSX Sedan * 18 2,619 -99.3% 9 1,015 -99.1%
#147.2 Acura TSX SportWagon * 1 304 -99.7% 104 -100%
#148 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 16 79 -79.7% 8 22 -63.6%
#149 Mitsubishi i MiEV 15 28 -46.4% 10 24 -58.3%
#150 Audi TT 11 383 -97.1% 1 152 -99.3%
#151 Volvo C70 7 416 -98.3% 1 148 -99.3%
#152 Lexus LFA 4 4 0.0% 1 2 -50.0%
#153 Mitsubishi Galant 122 -100% 80 -100%
#154 Volvo C30 62 -100% 36 -100%
#155 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 4 -100%
#156 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 1 -100%
#157 Mazda RX-8 1 -100%
Total
1,846,990 1,836,683 0.6% 734,366 762,078 -3.6%

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 13.7% to 16,038 in March; down 7.7% to 40,300 in Q1.
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.
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 the first-quarter of 2015 were 309, 531, 189, 45, and 285, 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 1200 cars in March; 3600 YTD. HybridCars.comwhich typically estimated much lower Model S sales, estimates 2000 March sales; 4900 YTD.