April 2015 YTD U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 154 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked


2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Passenger car sales in the United States declined 1% in April 2015 and are flat through the first one-third of 2015. 

These disappointing results stand in stark contrast to the gains being made elsewhere, among SUVs, crossovers, pickup trucks, and commercial vans. But most automakers, while suffering moderate losses in their car divisions, are more than making up for the deficits with utility vehicles.

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

Take Toyota, for example. While sales of the best-selling Camry tumbled 10% in April and the brand’s overall car division stumbled 5.5%, according to Automotive News, the brand’s “light truck” division collectively reported a 10% improvement. 

RAV4 sales, for instance, jumped by 4080 units in April, offsetting the Camry’s 3943-unit deficit.

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

Nevertheless, there were a large number of exceptions to the rule of flat car sales in the first-one third of 2015. Many of those exceptions were tied to recent re-release of existing models: the Volkswagen Golf line is up 156% this year, Chrysler 200 sales have nearly doubled, the Ford Mustang is up 60%, and Honda Fit sales have jumped 62%.

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

Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by April volume by clicking the April 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
April 2015 YTD
April 2014 YTD
%
Change
April
2015
April
2014
% Change
#1 Toyota Camry 134,571 132,292 1.7% 34,066 38,009 -10.4%
#2 Toyota Corolla 122,718 106,798 14.9% 31,990 29,061 10.1%
#3 Nissan Altima 108,983 114,289 -4.6% 22,108 25,004 -11.6%
#4 Ford Fusion 96,424 104,013 -7.3% 24,954 26,435 -5.6%
#5 Honda Accord 95,896 113,312 -15.4% 27,251 34,124 -20.1%
#6 Honda Civic 95,102 98,707 -3.7% 28,380 27,611 2.8%
#7 Chevrolet Cruze 81,539 86,937 -6.2% 20,947 21,752 -3.7%
#8 Hyundai Elantra 78,653 73,462 7.1% 21,911 20,225 8.3%
#9 Ford Focus 71,094 71,007 0.1% 18,100 19,104 -5.3%
#10 Nissan Sentra 68,085 54,869 24.1% 17,059 14,080 21.2%
#11 Chrysler 200 68,002 34,693 96.0% 18,850 4,204 348%
#12 Hyundai Sonata 62,604 60,748 3.1% 17,914 20,495 -12.6%
#13 Chevrolet Malibu 59,831 68,080 -12.1% 17,430 19,944 -12.6%
#14 Kia Optima 50,129 52,104 -3.8% 13,666 14,589 -6.3%
#15 Subaru Outback 48,021 39,589 21.3% 12,534 10,663 17.5%
#16 Nissan Versa 46,644 45,084 3.5% 9,646 10,481 -8.0%
#17 Volkswagen Jetta 43,063 50,302 -14.4% 11,700 12,934 -9.5%
#17.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 40,984 43,597 -6.0% 11,440 10,858 5.4%
#17.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 2,079 6,705 -69.0% 260 2,076 -87.5%
#18 Ford Mustang 42,955 26,839 60.0% 13,144 7,243 81.5%
#19 Kia Soul 42,256 47,071 -10.2% 11,418 14,403 -20.7%
#20 BMW 3-Series & 4-Series ³ 41,305 34,199 20.8% 10,374 9,794 5.9%
#21 Chevrolet Impala 38,159 50,773 -24.8% 10,938 13,915 -21.4%
#22 Mazda 3 35,310 32,642 8.2% 8,006 8,586 -6.8%
#23 Dodge Charger 35,281 33,046 6.8% 9,063 8,090 12.0%
#24 Toyota Prius ² 34,392 40,853 -15.8% 9,250 12,039 -23.2%
#24.1 Toyota Prius * 32,693 35,816 -8.7% 8,822 10,298 -14.3%
#24.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 1,699 5,037 -66.3% 428 1,741 -75.4%
#25 Dodge Dart 33,686 22,098 52.4% 8,571 6,024 42.3%
#26 Subaru Impreza 30,571 28,376 7.7% 8,024 8,142 -1.4%
#26.1 Subaru Impreza * 20,597 20,163 2.2% 5,311 5,444 -2.4%
#26.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STi * 9,974 8,213 21.4% 2,713 2,698 0.6%
#27 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 27,608 22,143 24.7% 6,665 5,114 30.3%
#28 Volkswagen Passat 27,031 33,598 -19.5% 6,623 9,315 -28.9%
#29 Subaru XV Crosstrek 27,017 22,553 19.8% 6,936 5,678 22.2%
#30 Kia Forte 26,691 24,909 7.2% 7,183 7,624 -5.8%
#31 Hyundai Accent 25,007 22,427 11.5% 8,208 6,419 27.9%
#32 Honda Fit 24,623 14,641 68.2% 6,529 4,197 55.6%
#33 Chevrolet Camaro 24,229 28,611 -15.3% 6,909 9,043 -23.6%
#34 Dodge Challenger 22,728 16,156 40.7% 6,771 5,122 32.2%
#35 Mazda 6 21,395 16,664 28.4% 4,995 3,817 30.9%
#36 Chevrolet Sonic 20,015 31,888 -37.2% 8,700 7,655 13.7%
#37 Subaru Legacy 19,647 11,670 68.4% 5,276 3,126 68.8%
#38 Lexus ES 18,746 21,139 -11.3% 4,701 6,036 -22.1%
#39 Volkswagen Golf 18,271 7,148 156% 5,508 1,798 206%
#39.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 7,659 3,736 105% 1,905 966 97.2%
#39.2 Volkswagen Golf * 7,298 3,398 115% 1,739 832 109%
#39.3 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen * 1,332 1,228
#39.4 Volkswagen Golf R * 1,167 14 8,236% 327
#39.5 Volkswagen e-Golf * 815 309
#40 Toyota Avalon 18,194 19,102 -4.8% 4,590 5,807 -21.0%
#41 Ford Fiesta 18,092 21,422 -15.5% 5,982 5,824 2.7%
#42 Chrysler 300 16,708 17,795 -6.1% 3,801 4,795 -20.7%
#43 BMW 5-Series 16,359 14,925 9.6% 4,294 3,973 8.1%
#44 Lexus IS 15,254 15,238 0.1% 4,008 3,780 6.0%
#45 Ford Taurus 14,985 21,385 -29.9% 4,416 6,791 -35.0%
#45.1 Ford Taurus * 11,612 18,034 -35.6% 3,375 5,725 -41.0%
#45.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 3,373 3,351 0.7% 1,041 1,066 -2.3%
#46 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 14,700 21,929 -33.0% 3,466 6,056 -42.8%
#47 Acura TLX 13,834 4,093
#48 Buick LaCrosse 13,784 15,267 -9.7% 3,585 4,745 -24.4%
#49 Infiniti Q50 13,507 12,645 6.8% 2,991 2,626 13.9%
#50 Mini Cooper 13,445 6,122 120% 4,150 2,176 90.7%
#50.1 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door * 7,071 3,169 123% 2,141 1,205 77.7%
#50.2 Mini Cooper Hardtop 4-Door * 4,797 1,503
#50.3 Mini Cooper Convertible * 996 1,018 -2.2% 301 374 -19.5%
#50.4 Mini Cooper Roadster * 414 422 -1.9% 144 126 14.3%
#50.5 Mini Cooper Coupe * 159 342 -53.5% 58 80 -27.5%
#50.6 Mini Cooper Clubman * 8 1,171 -99.3% 3 391 -99.2%
#51 Chevrolet Spark 12,847 13,414 -4.2% 3,743 3,873 -3.4%
#52 Toyota Prius C ² 12,402 12,402 0.0% 3,523 3,569 -1.3%
#53 Buick Verano 12,033 14,290 -15.8% 2,954 3,409 -13.3%
#54 Chevrolet Corvette 11,986 11,693 2.5% 3,469 3,514 -1.3%
#55 Hyundai Genesis ³ 11,589 7,500 54.5% 3,159 2,264 39.5%
#56 Audi A3 10,930 3,022 262% 3,187 2,159 47.6%
#57 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 10,896 7,704 41.4% 2,670 1,575 69.5%
#58 Fiat 500 10,493 11,514 -8.9% 2,498 3,041 -17.9%
#59 Lincoln MKZ 9,421 12,272 -23.2% 2,915 3,054 -4.6%
#60 Nissan Maxima 8,890 16,667 -46.7% 1,696 2,206 -23.1%
#61 Toyota Venza 8,882 10,608 -16.3% 2,101 3,053 -31.2%
#62 Kia Rio 8,800 12,780 -31.1% 2,802 3,214 -12.8%
#63 Audi A4 8,752 12,203 -28.3% 2,542 3,516 -27.7%
#63.1 Audi A4 Allroad * 853 1,292 -34.0% 215 349 -38.4%
#63.2 Audi A4 Sedan * 7,899 10,911 -27.6% 2,327 3,167 -26.5%
#64 Toyota Prius V ² 8,741 8,404 4.0% 2,462 2,403 2.5%
#65 Mitsubishi Mirage 8,463 5,116 65.4% 2,407 1,331 80.8%
#66 Cadillac XTS 8,434 7,838 7.6% 2,225 1,958 13.6%
#67 Volkswagen Beetle 8,124 10,814 -24.9% 2,389 2,647 -9.7%
#67.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 4,724 6,487 -27.2% 1,237 1,282 -3.5%
#67.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 3,400 4,327 -21.4% 1,152 1,365 -15.6%
#68 Cadillac ATS 7,943 10,055 -21.0% 2,119 2,737 -22.6%
#69 Mitsubishi Lancer 7,904 6,274 26.0% 1,865 1,432 30.2%
#70 Lexus GS 7,615 6,858 11.0% 1,711 1,500 14.1%
#71 Toyota Yaris 7,477 5,594 33.7% 2,153 1,450 48.5%
#72 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 7,065 7,278 -2.9% 2,021 1,909 5.9%
#73 Audi A6 6,951 7,568 -8.2% 2,139 2,132 0.3%
#74 Hyundai Veloster 6,887 9,445 -27.1% 1,650 2,759 -40.2%
#75 Cadillac CTS 6,362 10,929 -41.8% 1,726 3,270 -47.2%
#76 Ford C-Max 6,095 7,677 -20.6% 1,790 2,111 -15.2%
#77 Scion tC 6,066 5,933 2.2% 1,693 1,603 5.6%
#78 Buick Regal 6,029 8,164 -26.2% 1,647 2,106 -21.8%
#79 Scion xB 5,878 5,468 7.5% 1,406 1,411 -0.4%
#80 Volvo S60 5,845 7,070 -17.3% 1,301 1,786 -27.2%
#81 Infiniti Q40/G Sedan 5,765 5,355 7.7% 1,371 1,525 -10.1%
#82 Nissan Leaf 5,638 7,272 -22.5% 1,553 2,088 -25.6%
#83 Acura ILX 5,136 5,800 -11.4% 1,631 1,659 -1.7%
#84 Lexus CT200h 4,569 5,054 -9.6% 1,170 1,054 11.0%
#85 BMW 6-Series 4,495 4,610 -2.5% 313 483 -35.2%
#86 Fiat 500L 4,301 4,209 2.2% 1,258 1,257 0.1%
#87 Audi A5 4,277 5,070 -15.6% 1,300 1,579 -17.7%
#88 Lexus RC 4,258 1,226
#89 Scion FR-S 3,471 4,870 -28.7% 1,026 1,445 -29.0%
#90 BMW 7-Series 3,448 2,556 34.9% 1,507 674 124%
#91 Porsche 911 3,418 3,495 -2.2% 897 960 -6.6%
#92 Infiniti Q70 3,180 1,948 63.2% 763 355 115%
#93 BMW 2-Series (& 1-Series) ³ 3,156 1,631 93.5% 1,009 727 38.8%
#94 BMW i3 3,087 406
#95 Honda Crosstour 2,872 4,692 -38.8% 826 1,374 -39.9%
#96 Hyundai Azera 2,872 2,819 1.9% 915 701 30.5%
#97 Chevrolet Volt 2,779 5,154 -46.1% 905 1,548 -41.5%
#98 Lincoln MKS 2,691 3,235 -16.8% 649 795 -18.4%
#99 Jaguar XF 2,656 2,714 -2.1% 484 418 15.8%
#100 Nissan 370Z 2,535 2,525 0.4% 768 791 -2.9%
#101 Lexus LS 2,457 2,679 -8.3% 609 712 -14.5%
#102 Kia Cadenza 2,404 3,390 -29.1% 598 895 -33.2%
#103 Smart Fortwo 2,013 3,285 -38.7% 480 1,048 -54.2%
#104 Volkswagen CC 1,977 3,920 -49.6% 516 946 -45.5%
#105 Audi A7 1,869 2,922 -36.0% 754 816 -7.6%
#106 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 1,835 2,045 -10.3% 539 562 -4.1%
#107 Mazda MX-5 Miata 1,765 1,721 2.6% 384 465 -17.4%
#108 Porsche Panamera 1,697 1,983 -14.4% 385 517 -25.5%
#109 Subaru BRZ 1,653 2,886 -42.7% 494 820 -39.8%
#110 Volvo XC70 1,635 1,346 21.5% 426 436 -2.3%
#111 Volvo V60 1,621 1,716 -5.5% 400 457 -12.5%
#112 Infiniti Q60 1,559 2,264 -31.1% 379 846 -55.2%
#113 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1,478 1,715 -13.8% 434 570 -23.9%
#114 Audi A8 1,454 1,617 -10.1% 387 443 -12.6%
#115 Jaguar F-Type 1,332 878 51.7% 274 92 198%
#116 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 1,248 1,525 -18.2% 431 530 -18.7%
#117 Jaguar XJ 1,230 1,578 -22.1% 278 369 -24.7%
#118 Porsche Cayman 1,072 1,250 -14.2% 292 328 -11.0%
#119 Porsche Boxster 938 1,361 -31.1% 305 428 -28.7%
#120 Chevrolet SS 893 1,148 -22.2% 299 283 5.7%
#121 BMW Z4 889 991 -10.3% 87 142 -38.7%
#122 Honda CR-Z 842 1,308 -35.6% 216 369 -41.5%
#123 Honda Insight 826 1,507 -45.2% 183 441 -58.5%
#124 Hyundai Equus 819 1,203 -31.9% 178 285 -37.5%
#125 Dodge Avenger 787 29,064 -97.3% 140 7,324 -98.1%
#126 Volkswagen Eos 739 1,073 -31.1% 252 365 -31.0%
#127 Acura RLX 737 1,531 -51.9% 194 353 -45.0%
#128 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 652 158
#129 Volvo V60 Cross Country 636 313
#130 Nissan Cube 567 1,604 -64.7% 113 356 -68.3%
#131 Scion xD 567 2,785 -79.6% 111 731 -84.8%
#132 Nissan GT-R 556 387 43.7% 162 123 31.7%
#133 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 520 1,057 -50.8% 147 288 -49.0%
#134 Volvo S80 493 724 -31.9% 121 112 8.0%
#135 BMW i8 479 138
#136 Cadillac ELR 415 241 72.2% 104 61 70.5%
#137 Kia K900 409 365 12.1% 140 260 -46.2%
#138 Scion iQ 305 787 -61.2% 73 196 -62.8%
#139 Alfa Romeo 4C 255 38
#140 Mazda 2 249 4,560 -94.5% 21 752 -97.2%
#141 Audi R8 239 305 -21.6% 69 80 -13.8%
#142 Dodge Viper 231 255 -9.4% 56 97 -42.3%
#143 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 205 205
#144 Jaguar XK 197 580 -66.0% 43 156 -72.4%
#145 Porsche 918 Spyder 86 28
#146 Acura TL 66 6,546 -99.0% 10 1,694 -99.4%
#147 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 52 115 -54.8% 0 39 -100%
#148 Mitsubishi i MiEV 31 40 -22.5% 16 12 33.3%
#149 Acura TSX 23 3,803 -99.4% 4 880 -99.5%
#149.1 Acura TSX Sedan * 21 3,410 -99.4% 3 791 -99.6%
#149.2 Acura TSX Sport Wagon * 2 393 -99.5% 1 89 -98.9%
#150 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 20 107 -81.3% 4 28 -85.7%
#151 Audi TT 13 556 -97.7% 2 173 -98.8%
#152 Volvo C70 7 584 -98.8% 168 -100%
#153 Lexus LFA 4 9 -55.6% 5 -100%
#154 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 3 6 -50.0% 3 2 50.0%
#155 Mitsubishi Galant 122 -100%
#156 Volvo C30 63 -100% 1 -100%
#157 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 1 -100%
#158 Honda FCX 1 -100% 1 -100%
#159 Mazda RX-8 1 -100%
Total
2,516,597 2,514,633 0.1% 669,607 677,950 -1.2%

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 15.4% to 15,235 in April; down 9.9% to 55,535 YTD.
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 one-third of 2015 were 412, 708, 252, 48, and 380, 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 1700 cars in April; 6800 YTD. HybridCars.com, which typically estimated much lower Model S sales, estimates 1900 April sales; 6800 YTD.