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


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U.S. sales of traditional passenger cars declined by more than 3% in May 2015, the best May ever for the overall U.S. auto industry. Indeed, the majority of new car nameplates played no role in enhancing the growth of the overall industry. Rather, they were detractors.

From the best-selling Toyota Camry’s 12% year-over-year decline to the Chevrolet Cruze’s 27% drop, most of the most popular cars in America weren’t as popular in May 2015 as they were in May 2014.

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

But Volkswagen wagon sales – the departing Jetta SportWagen and the new Golf SportWagen – were up 8%. 

To 2013 units. 

Or just 6% of the Volkswagen brand’s volume in the United States last month.

Wagon loyalists are, in fact, loyal. But there aren’t that many to be loyal. In its first month on sale, Honda sold 6381 copies of the HR-V, a Fit-based crossover that really, truly is an ever-so-slightly elevated hatchback/wagon. It’s about to be shockingly popular, but don’t for a second think that Honda could have sold 6381 copies of a Civic wagon last month if only it a Civic wagon was on sale. 

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

No, when Americans think car, they continue to think of reliable passenger vehicles with trunks: Camry, Corolla, Altima, Civic, Accord, Fusion, and Cruze. Not a single one of those seven top-selling nameplates are available as a hatch or a wagon. And it’s not hurting them at all.

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

Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by May volume by clicking the May 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
May 2015 YTD
May 2014 YTD
%
Change
May
2015
May
2014
% Change
#1 Toyota Camry 178,408 181,876 -1.9% 43,837 49,584 -11.6%
#2 Toyota Corolla 159,486 143,409 11.2% 36,768 36,611 0.4%
#3 Nissan Altima 142,613 150,342 -5.1% 33,630 36,053 -6.7%
#4 Honda Civic 129,574 134,796 -3.9% 34,472 36,089 -4.5%
#5 Honda Accord 128,269 152,949 -16.1% 32,373 39,637 -18.3%
#6 Ford Fusion 127,749 137,894 -7.4% 31,325 33,881 -7.5%
#7 Chevrolet Cruze 105,291 119,330 -11.8% 23,752 32,393 -26.7%
#8 Hyundai Elantra 102,085 95,329 7.1% 23,432 21,867 7.2%
#9 Ford Focus 95,028 94,690 0.4% 23,934 23,683 1.1%
#10 Nissan Sentra 88,701 76,801 15.5% 20,616 21,932 -6.0%
#11 Chrysler 200 88,009 37,833 133% 20,007 3,140 537%
#12 Chevrolet Malibu 81,292 87,368 -7.0% 21,461 19,288 11.3%
#13 Hyundai Sonata 80,622 81,152 -0.7% 18,018 20,404 -11.7%
#14 Kia Optima 66,478 68,947 -3.6% 16,349 16,843 -2.9%
#15 Subaru Outback 60,405 51,230 17.9% 12,384 11,641 6.4%
#16 Nissan Versa 56,765 56,327 0.8% 10,121 11,243 -10.0%
#17 Ford Mustang 56,571 36,600 54.6% 13,616 9,761 39.5%
#18 Kia Soul 56,142 62,677 -10.4% 13,886 15,606 -11.0%
#19 Volkswagen Jetta 55,938 64,217 -12.9% 12,875 13,915 -7.5%
#19.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 53,634 55,646 -3.6% 12,650 12,049 5.0%
#19.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 2,304 8,571 -73.1% 225 1,866 -87.9%
#20 BMW 3-Series & 4-Series ³ 54,173 45,114 20.1% 12,868 10,915 17.9%
#21 Chevrolet Impala 49,665 64,121 -22.5% 11,506 13,348 -13.8%
#22 Toyota Prius ² 47,040 59,489 -20.9% 12,648 18,636 -32.1%
#22.1 Toyota Prius Sedan * 44,614 51,760 -13.8% 11,921 15,944 -25.2%
#22.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 2,426 7,729 -68.6% 727 2,692 -73.0%
#23 Mazda 3 45,627 43,324 5.3% 10,317 10,682 -3.4%
#24 Dodge Charger 43,058 41,323 4.2% 7,777 8,277 -6.0%
#25 Dodge Dart 42,353 30,742 37.8% 8,667 8,644 0.3%
#26 Subaru Impreza 39,109 36,992 5.7% 8,538 8,616 -0.9%
#26.1 Subaru Impreza * 26,240 25,822 1.6% 5,643 5,659 -0.3%
#26.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STi * 12,869 11,170 15.2% 2,895 2,957 -2.1%
#27 Kia Forte 35,275 32,105 9.9% 8,584 7,196 19.3%
#28 Volkswagen Passat 35,211 42,553 -17.3% 8,180 8,955 -8.7%
#29 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 35,021 27,427 27.7% 7,413 5,284 40.3%
#30 Subaru XV Crosstrek 34,893 28,331 23.2% 7,876 5,778 36.3%
#31 Chevrolet Camaro 33,982 38,951 -12.8% 9,753 10,340 -5.7%
#32 Honda Fit 30,965 18,126 70.8% 6,342 3,485 82.0%
#33 Dodge Challenger 30,166 21,904 37.7% 7,438 5,748 29.4%
#34 Hyundai Accent 29,435 28,544 3.1% 4,428 6,117 -27.6%
#35 Chevrolet Sonic 29,082 40,672 -28.5% 9,067 8,784 3.2%
#36 Ford Fiesta 27,518 28,631 -3.9% 9,426 7,209 30.8%
#37 Mazda 6 26,975 22,125 21.9% 5,580 5,461 2.2%
#38 Subaru Legacy 24,647 14,723 67.4% 5,000 3,053 63.8%
#39 Volkswagen Golf 24,579 8,941 175% 6,308 1,793 252%
#39.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 9,485 4,844 95.8% 1,826 1,108 64.8%
#39.2 Volkswagen Golf * 9,270 4,083 127% 1,972 685 188%
#39.3 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen * 3,120 1,788
#39.4 Volkswagen Golf R * 1,479 14 10,464% 312
#39.5 Volkswagen e-Golf * 1,225 410
#40 Lexus ES 24,299 27,662 -12.2% 5,553 6,523 -14.9%
#41 Toyota Avalon 23,680 26,426 -10.4% 5,486 7,324 -25.1%
#42 Chrysler 300 20,750 22,448 -7.6% 4,042 4,653 -13.1%
#43 BMW 5-Series 20,616 19,677 4.8% 4,257 4,752 -10.4%
#44 Ford Taurus 19,923 28,379 -29.8% 4,938 6,994 -29.4%
#44.1 Ford Taurus * 15,543 24,054 -35.4% 3,931 6,020 -34.7%
#44.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 4,380 4,325 1.3% 1,007 974 3.4%
#45 Lexus IS 19,599 19,641 -0.2% 4,345 4,403 -1.3%
#46 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 18,641 28,097 -33.7% 3,942 6,168 -36.1%
#47 Acura TLX 18,186 4,352
#48 Buick LaCrosse 17,738 19,948 -11.1% 3,954 4,681 -15.5%
#49 Mini Cooper 17,259 9,366 84.3% 3,814 3,244 17.6%
#49.1 Mini Cooper 2-Door * 8,802 5,417 62.5% 1,731 2,248 -23.0%
#49.2 Mini Cooper 4-Door * 6,375 1,578
#49.3 Mini Cooper Convertible * 1,314 1,369 -4.0% 318 351 -9.4%
#49.4 Mini Cooper Roadster * 550 597 -7.9% 136 175 -22.3%
#49.5 Mini Cooper Coupe * 207 434 -52.3% 48 92 -47.8%
#49.6 Mini Cooper Clubman * 11 1,549 -99.3% 3 378 -99.2%
#50 Infiniti Q50 16,930 15,583 8.6% 3,423 2,938 16.5%
#51 Toyota Prius C 16,165 16,992 -4.9% 3,763 4,590 -18.0%
#52 Chevrolet Spark 15,552 18,591 -16.3% 2,705 5,177 -47.8%
#53 Chevrolet Corvette 15,500 15,021 3.2% 3,514 3,328 5.6%
#54 Buick Verano 15,279 18,106 -15.6% 3,246 3,816 -14.9%
#55 Hyundai Genesis 14,757 10,937 34.9% 3,168 3,437 -7.8%
#56 Audi A3 14,423 5,283 173% 3,493 2,261 54.5%
#57 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 13,712 8,918 53.8% 2,816 1,214 132%
#58 Fiat 500 13,107 14,851 -11.7% 2,614 3,337 -21.7%
#59 Lincoln MKZ 12,717 15,986 -20.4% 3,296 3,714 -11.3%
#60 Kia Rio 12,415 16,709 -25.7% 3,615 3,929 -8.0%
#61 Toyota Prius V 11,893 11,971 -0.7% 3,152 3,567 -11.6%
#62 Mitsubishi Mirage 11,832 6,816 73.6% 3,369 1,700 98.2%
#63 Audi A4 11,760 15,653 -24.9% 3,008 3,450 -12.8%
#63.1 Audi A4 Sedan * 10,684 14,034 -23.9% 2,785 3,123 -10.8%
#63.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 1,076 1,619 -33.5% 223 327 -31.8%
#64 Toyota Venza 11,180 13,932 -19.8% 2,298 3,324 -30.9%
#65 Volkswagen Beetle 10,809 13,543 -20.2% 2,685 2,729 -1.6%
#65.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 6,054 7,948 -23.8% 1,330 1,461 -9.0%
#65.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 4,755 5,595 -15.0% 1,355 1,268 6.9%
#66 Nissan Maxima 10,468 19,923 -47.5% 1,578 3,256 -51.5%
#67 Cadillac ATS 10,296 12,552 -18.0% 2,353 2,497 -5.8%
#68 Cadillac XTS 10,143 9,797 3.5% 1,709 1,959 -12.8%
#69 Toyota Yaris 9,878 7,210 37.0% 2,401 1,616 48.6%
#70 Lexus GS 9,499 8,611 10.3% 1,884 1,753 7.5%
#71 Mitsubishi Lancer 9,367 7,696 21.7% 1,463 1,422 2.9%
#72 Hyundai Veloster 9,136 12,416 -26.4% 2,249 2,971 -24.3%
#73 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 8,987 9,451 -4.9% 1,922 2,173 -11.6%
#74 Audi A6 8,978 9,719 -7.6% 2,027 2,151 -5.8%
#75 Ford C-Max 8,702 10,510 -17.2% 2,607 2,833 -8.0%
#76 Cadillac CTS 8,154 13,834 -41.1% 1,792 2,905 -38.3%
#77 Scion tC 7,944 7,854 1.1% 1,878 1,921 -2.2%
#78 Buick Regal 7,859 10,560 -25.6% 1,830 2,396 -23.6%
#79 Nissan Leaf 7,742 10,389 -25.5% 2,104 3,117 -32.5%
#80 Scion xB 7,376 7,000 5.4% 1,498 1,532 -2.2%
#81 Volvo S60 7,352 8,884 -17.2% 1,507 1,814 -16.9%
#82 Infiniti Q40 6,929 7,049 -1.7% 1,164 1,694 -31.3%
#83 Acura ILX 6,809 7,429 -8.3% 1,673 1,629 2.7%
#84 Lexus CT200h 6,005 6,816 -11.9% 1,436 1,762 -18.5%
#85 Audi A5 5,618 6,984 -19.6% 1,341 1,914 -29.9%
#86 Lexus RC 5,601 1,343
#87 Fiat 500L 5,546 5,643 -1.7% 1,245 1,434 -13.2%
#88 BMW 6-Series 4,846 5,011 -3.3% 351 401 -12.5%
#89 Scion FR-S 4,745 6,534 -27.4% 1,274 1,664 -23.4%
#90 Chevrolet Volt 4,397 6,838 -35.7% 1,618 1,684 -3.9%
#91 BMW 7-Series 4,391 3,163 38.8% 943 607 55.4%
#92 BMW 2-Series (& 1-Series) ³ 4,275 2,588 65.2% 1,119 957 16.9%
#93 Porsche 911 4,259 4,359 -2.3% 841 864 -2.7%
#94 BMW i3 3,905 336 1,062% 818 336 143%
#95 Infiniti Q70 3,871 2,346 65.0% 691 398 73.6%
#96 Honda Crosstour 3,759 5,703 -34.1% 887 1,011 -12.3%
#97 Nissan 370Z 3,335 3,452 -3.4% 800 927 -13.7%
T98 Lincoln MKS 3,304 4,086 -19.1% 613 851 -28.0%
T98 Hyundai Azera 3,304 3,486 -5.2% 432 667 -35.2%
#100 Jaguar XF 3,144 3,130 0.4% 488 416 17.3%
#101 Lexus LS 3,072 3,372 -8.9% 615 693 -11.3%
#102 Kia Cadenza 2,930 4,380 -33.1% 526 990 -46.9%
#103 Smart Fortwo 2,850 3,974 -28.3% 837 689 21.5%
#104 Audi A7 2,707 3,783 -28.4% 838 861 -2.7%
#105 Volkswagen CC 2,559 4,950 -48.3% 582 1,030 -43.5%
#106 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2,357 2,668 -11.7% 522 623 -16.2%
#107 Subaru BRZ 2,259 3,738 -39.6% 606 852 -28.9%
#108 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2,214 2,251 -1.6% 449 530 -15.3%
#109 Porsche Panamera 2,055 2,448 -16.1% 358 465 -23.0%
#110 Volvo XC70 2,022 1,777 13.8% 387 431 -10.2%
#111 Infiniti Q60 1,926 3,268 -41.1% 367 1,004 -63.4%
#112 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1,898 2,173 -12.7% 420 458 -8.3%
#113 Audi A8 1,870 2,049 -8.7% 416 432 -3.7%
#114 Volvo V60 1,862 2,269 -17.9% 241 553 -56.4%
#115 Jaguar F-Type 1,701 1,309 29.9% 369 431 -14.4%
#116 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 1,659 1,978 -16.1% 411 453 -9.3%
#117 Jaguar XJ 1,547 1,914 -19.2% 317 336 -5.7%
#118 Porsche Cayman 1,376 1,562 -11.9% 304 312 -2.6%
#119 Porsche Boxster 1,245 1,772 -29.7% 307 411 -25.3%
#120 Chevrolet SS 1,180 1,445 -18.3% 287 297 -3.4%
T121 Honda CR-Z 1,088 1,697 -35.9% 246 389 -36.8%
T121 Volkswagen Eos 1,088 1,540 -29.4% 349 467 -25.3%
#123 Hyundai Equus 989 1,527 -35.2% 170 324 -47.5%
#124 Acura RLX 976 1,855 -47.4% 239 324 -26.2%
#125 BMW Z4 967 1,099 -12.0% 78 108 -27.8%
#126 Honda Insight 965 2,000 -51.8% 139 493 -71.8%
#127 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 930 278
#128 Volvo V60 CC 929 293
#129 Dodge Avenger 898 35,119 -97.4% 111 6,055 -98.2%
#130 Nissan Cube 675 1,958 -65.5% 108 354 -69.5%
#131 Nissan GT-R 667 481 38.7% 111 94 18.1%
#132 Scion xD 659 3,608 -81.7% 92 823 -88.8%
#133 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 644 1,298 -50.4% 124 241 -48.5%
#134 Volvo S80 640 834 -23.3% 147 110 33.6%
#135 BMW i8 596 117
#136 Kia K900 542 592 -8.4% 133 227 -41.4%
#137 Cadillac ELR 531 293 81.2% 116 52 123%
#138 Mercedes-AMG GT 501 296
#139 Scion iQ 369 1,028 -64.1% 64 241 -73.4%
#140 Audi R8 312 357 -12.6% 73 52 40.4%
#141 Alfa Romeo 4C 295 40
#142 Dodge Viper 289 318 -9.1% 58 63 -7.9%
#143 Mazda 2 259 5,854 -95.6% 10 1,294 -99.2%
#144 Jaguar XK 227 701 -67.6% 30 121 -75.2%
#145 Porsche 918 Spyder 106 20
#146 Acura TL 76 8,026 -99.1% 10 1,480 -99.3%
#147 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 52 133 -60.9% 18 -100%
#148 Mitsubishi i MiEV 49 75 -34.7% 18 35 -48.6%
#149 Acura TSX 27 4,744 -99.4% 4 941 -99.6%
#149.1 Acura TSX Sedan * 25 4,269 -99.4% 4 859 -99.5%
#149.2 Acura TSX SportWagon * 2 475 -99.6% 82 -100%
#150 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 23 142 -83.8% 3 35 -91.4%
#151 Audi TT 14 745 -98.1% 1 189 -99.5%
#152 Volvo C70 7 675 -99.0% 91 -100%
T153 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 4 6 -33.3% 1
T153 Lexus LFA 4 10 -60.0% 1 -100%
#155 Mitsubishi Galant 122 -100%
#156 Volvo C30 64 -100% 1 -100%
#157 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 1 -100%
#158 Honda FCX 1 -100%
Total
3,284,533 3,309,783 -0.8% 767,937 795,151 -3.4%

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% to 75,098 YTD; down 27% to 19,563 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 five months of 2015 were 425, 885, 315, 61, and 475, 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 May; 8500 YTD. HybridCars.com, which typically estimated much lower Model S sales, estimates 2300 May sales; 9100 YTD.