July 2015 YTD U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 155 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked


2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan

Three of the five best-selling cars in America – along with four of the top six, nine of the top 15, 13 of the top 20 – posted declining year-over-year volume through the first seven months of 2015.

Is it any wonder that car sales slid more than 1% through the first 58% of the year even as the industry rapidly approaches its first 17-million-sale year since 2001? The popular cars are tumbling, and the gains produced by a handful of market-share-stealing cars simply aren’t enough to make up for their losses.

U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – July 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – August 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – June 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – July 2014 YTD

Most popular cars are maintaining their hold on lead positions. The Toyota Camry was America’s best-selling car at this time last year; it is now, too. The Toyota Corolla led all small cars at this time a year ago; it is this year, as well. The BMW 3-Series was America’s favourite premium brand car a year ago; it still is.

Others, however, aren’t so lucky. The Honda Accord was the second-best-selling car in America through the first seven months of 2015. Its year-to-date decline in 2015 means it ranks fourth now. 

2014 BMW 5-Series

Year-over-year, the Hyundai Sonata has dropped two spots, as has the Kia Soul, and Volkswagen Jetta. The Toyota Prius dropped from 17th to 20th, the Chevrolet Impala fell five spots, and the Volkswagen Passat nine spots.

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

The Chevrolet Sonic was America’s 23rd best-selling car at the end of July last year – it ranks 33rd now. The Ford Taurus dropped eight positions. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class slid from 35th to 46th. Its chief rival, the BMW 5-Series, plunged from 41st to 47th.

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

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

Click Column Headers To Sort • July 2016 • August 2015 • June 2015July 2014

Rank
Car
July 2015 YTD
July 2014 YTD
%
Change
July
2015
July
2014
% Change
#1 Toyota Camry 254,251 262,428 -3.1% 38,435 39,888 -3.6%
#2 Toyota Corolla 220,380 205,187 7.4% 30,249 30,833 -1.9%
#3 Nissan Altima 205,873 203,107 1.4% 33,842 26,654 27.0%
#4 Honda Accord 190,242 220,351 -13.7% 34,496 35,073 -1.6%
#5 Honda Civic 189,440 197,135 -3.9% 31,139 30,038 3.7%
#6 Ford Fusion 178,263 189,440 -5.9% 25,105 23,942 4.9%
#7 Hyundai Elantra 150,833 134,710 12.0% 22,135 22,213 -0.4%
#8 Chevrolet Cruze 149,277 166,264 -10.2% 21,339 20,926 2.0%
#9 Ford Focus 134,106 138,680 -3.3% 17,027 17,724 -3.9%
#10 Nissan Sentra 124,412 111,477 11.6% 18,511 17,579 5.3%
#11 Chrysler 200 121,677 53,337 128% 15,108 8,159 85.2%
#12 Hyundai Sonata 119,738 128,924 -7.1% 23,917 22,577 5.9%
#13 Chevrolet Malibu 112,542 117,042 -3.8% 16,022 13,537 18.4%
#14 Kia Optima 92,604 96,401 -3.9% 12,638 13,588 -7.0%
#15 Subaru Outback 82,180 74,523 10.3% 10,863 11,768 -7.7%
#16 Kia Soul 81,961 89,708 -8.6% 13,975 14,709 -5.0%
#17 Volkswagen Jetta 78,580 89,449 -12.2% 11,562 13,142 -12.0%
#17.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 76,045 76,756 0.9% 11,467 11,008 4.2%
#17.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 2,535 12,693 -80.0% 95 2,135 -95.5%
#18 Nissan Versa 76,904 83,570 -8.0% 9,949 15,630 -36.3%
#19 Ford Mustang 76,772 50,795 51.1% 8,482 6,564 29.2%
#20 Toyota Prius ² 68,850 86,574 -20.5% 11,787 14,237 -17.2%
#20.1 Toyota Prius Sedan * 65,376 75,903 -13.9% 11,203 12,866 -12.9%
#20.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 3,474 10,671 -67.4% 584 1,371 -57.4%
#21 Chevrolet Impala 66,227 88,135 -24.9% 8,156 9,636 -15.4%
#22 Mazda 3 64,382 61,529 4.6% 9,504 9,381 1.3%
#23 Subaru Impreza 56,584 51,707 9.4% 10,243 7,373 38.9%
#23.1 Subaru Impreza * 37,833 36,467 3.8% 6,527 5,368 21.6%
#23.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 18,751 15,240 23.0% 3,716 2,005 85.3%
#24 Dodge Charger 56,582 55,306 2.3% 5,821 5,539 5.1%
#25 Dodge Dart 54,921 45,450 20.8% 5,866 7,483 -21.6%
#26 Kia Forte 51,050 43,517 17.3% 7,868 5,566 41.4%
#27 Subaru XV Crosstrek 50,525 40,368 25.2% 8,575 6,603 29.9%
#28 BMW 3-Series ³ 50,512 50,310 0.4% 7,729 8,789 -12.1%
#29 Chevrolet Camaro 50,062 56,633 -11.6% 7,469 9,961 -25.0%
#30 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 49,721 38,734 28.4% 6,384 5,700 12.0%
#31 Volkswagen Passat 49,099 58,443 -16.0% 6,904 8,668 -20.4%
#32 Dodge Challenger 42,162 30,575 37.9% 5,151 4,294 20.0%
#33 Chevrolet Sonic 42,078 56,820 -25.9% 5,102 6,430 -20.7%
#34 Ford Fiesta 40,980 42,626 -3.9% 5,491 7,545 -27.2%
#35 Hyundai Accent 40,252 38,019 5.9% 4,276 3,755 13.9%
#36 Honda Fit 39,966 26,939 48.4% 4,332 5,115 -15.3%
#37 Volkswagen Golf 37,441 13,915 169% 6,717 2,446 175%
#37.1 Volkswagen Golf * 13,127 5,402 143% 1,890 719 163%
#37.2 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 13,085 8,498 54.0% 1,780 1,727 3.1%
#37.3 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen * 7,595 2,602
#37.4 Volkswagen e-Golf * 1,831 313
#37.5 Volkswagen Golf R * 1,803 15 11,920% 132
#38 Mazda 6 37,148 31,964 16.2% 4,841 5,046 -4.1%
#39 Lexus ES 34,481 39,496 -12.7% 5,440 6,326 -14.0%
#40 Toyota Avalon 33,999 38,123 -10.8% 5,281 6,092 -13.3%
#41 Subaru Legacy 33,673 22,533 49.4% 4,500 4,679 -3.8%
#42 Ford Taurus 29,967 41,721 -28.2% 4,795 6,627 -27.6%
#42.1 Ford Taurus * 24,038 35,259 -31.8% 4,002 5,587 -28.4%
#42.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 5,929 6,462 -8.2% 793 1,040 -23.8%
#43 Chrysler 300 28,889 29,940 -3.5% 4,174 3,926 6.3%
#44 BMW 4-Series ³ 28,096 19,110 47.0% 3,190 3,708 -14.0%
#45 Lexus IS 27,700 28,115 -1.5% 4,280 4,542 -5.8%
#46 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 27,145 41,244 -34.2% 4,893 6,648 -26.4%
#47 BMW 5-Series 25,767 33,293 -22.6% 2,186 5,676 -61.5%
#48 Acura TLX 25,702 3,530
#49 Mini Cooper 25,037 16,083 55.7% 3,893 3,479 11.9%
#49.1 Mini Cooper 2-Door * 12,706 10,353 22.7% 2,479 2,632 -5.8%
#49.2 Mini Cooper 4-Door * 9,297 1,036
#49.3 Mini Cooper Convertible * 1,979 2,100 -5.8% 272 363 -25.1%
#49.4 Mini Cooper Roadster * 751 874 -14.1% 78 150 -48.0%
#49.5 Mini Cooper Coupe * 283 596 -52.5% 25 84 -70.2%
#49.6 Mini Cooper Clubman * 21 2,160 -99.0% 3 250 -98.8%
#50 Infiniti Q50 24,207 20,467 18.3% 3,807 2,461 54.7%
#51 Buick LaCrosse 24,161 29,200 -17.3% 3,451 3,920 -12.0%
#52 Chevrolet Spark 22,696 26,014 -12.8% 3,287 3,715 -11.5%
#53 Toyota Prius C ² 22,438 23,983 -6.4% 3,517 3,700 -4.9%
#54 Chevrolet Corvette 21,101 20,804 1.4% 2,794 3,060 -8.7%
#55 Audi A3 21,072 9,899 113% 3,167 2,164 46.3%
#56 Buick Verano 19,977 25,280 -21.0% 2,379 3,190 -25.4%
#57 Hyundai Genesis ³ 19,744 17,036 15.9% 2,474 2,990 -17.3%
#58 Nissan Maxima 18,680 29,241 -36.1% 4,175 5,790 -27.9%
#59 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 18,542 12,954 43.1% 2,439 2,378 2.6%
#60 Lincoln MKZ 17,902 21,752 -17.7% 2,642 2,776 -4.8%
#61 Fiat 500 17,349 20,550 -15.6% 1,959 2,371 -17.4%
#62 Audi A4 17,305 22,492 -23.1% 2,433 3,083 -21.1%
#62.1 Audi A4 Sedan * 15,765 20,116 -21.6% 2,218 2,717 -18.4%
#62.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 1,540 2,376 -35.2% 215 366 -41.3%
#63 Kia Rio 17,062 23,757 -28.2% 2,227 3,791 -41.3%
#64 Toyota Prius V ² 16,785 17,219 -2.5% 2,620 2,738 -4.3%
#65 Toyota Venza 15,426 18,794 -17.9% 2,229 2,540 -12.2%
#66 Volkswagen Beetle 15,400 18,580 -17.1% 2,309 2,452 -5.8%
#66.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 8,559 10,521 -18.6% 1,274 1,281 -0.5%
#66.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 6,841 8,059 -15.1% 1,035 1,171 -11.6%
#67 Mitsubishi Mirage 15,054 9,860 52.7% 1,553 1,593 -2.5%
#68 Cadillac ATS 14,095 17,492 -19.4% 1,588 2,582 -38.5%
#69 Toyota Yaris 14,091 9,218 52.9% 1,403 686 105%
#70 Audi A6 13,337 13,730 -2.9% 1,928 1,820 5.9%
#71 Hyundai Veloster 13,261 17,207 -22.9% 2,060 2,237 -7.9%
#72 Ford C-Max 13,101 16,444 -20.3% 1,918 2,994 -35.9%
#73 Cadillac XTS 12,892 13,429 -4.0% 1,302 1,939 -32.9%
#74 Lexus GS 12,843 12,123 5.9% 1,701 2,001 -15.0%
#75 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 11,994 13,151 -8.8% 1,414 1,920 -26.4%
#76 Mitsubishi Lancer 11,914 10,026 18.8% 1,292 1,178 9.7%
#77 Cadillac CTS 11,204 18,047 -37.9% 1,515 2,039 -25.7%
#78 Nissan Leaf 10,990 15,755 -30.2% 1,174 3,019 -61.1%
#79 Buick Regal 10,928 13,549 -19.3% 1,541 1,246 23.7%
#80 Scion tC 10,783 10,928 -1.3% 1,421 1,685 -15.7%
#81 Acura ILX 10,084 9,592 5.1% 1,613 1,235 30.6%
#82 Scion xB 10,008 9,633 3.9% 1,316 1,415 -7.0%
#83 Volvo S60 9,810 12,960 -24.3% 1,052 1,739 -39.5%
#84 Lexus CT200h 8,497 10,316 -17.6% 1,374 1,979 -30.6%
#85 Infiniti Q40/G Sedan 8,084 9,781 -17.3% 407 1,340 -69.6%
#86 Lexus RC 7,962 1,232
#87 Audi A5 7,824 10,148 -22.9% 1,105 1,610 -31.4%
#88 Chevrolet Volt 6,935 10,635 -34.8% 1,313 2,020 -35.0%
#89 Scion FR-S 6,806 8,833 -22.9% 1,058 1,171 -9.7%
#90 Fiat 500L 6,390 8,229 -22.3% 314 1,436 -78.1%
#91 BMW 2-Series (& 1-Series) ³ 6,370 3,906 63.1% 1,028 638 61.1%
#92 BMW 7-Series 6,139 5,255 16.8% 916 544 68.4%
#93 Porsche 911 5,850 6,017 -2.8% 778 849 -8.4%
#94 Honda Crosstour 5,520 7,232 -23.7% 924 854 8.2%
#95 BMW 6-Series 5,395 5,717 -5.6% 311 384 -19.0%
#96 BMW i3 5,391 1,057 410% 935 363 158%
#97 Infiniti Q70 5,056 2,997 68.7% 572 272 110%
#98 Nissan 370Z 4,674 4,750 -1.6% 673 636 5.8%
#99 Lincoln MKS 4,373 5,218 -16.2% 544 530 2.6%
#100 Lexus LS 4,332 4,578 -5.4% 631 624 1.1%
#101 Audi A7 4,125 5,116 -19.4% 749 647 15.8%
#102 Hyundai Azera 4,067 4,703 -13.5% 414 512 -19.1%
#103 Smart Fortwo 4,065 5,998 -32.2% 441 1,351 -67.4%
#104 Jaguar XF 4,060 3,682 10.3% 470 240 95.8%
#105 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 4,039 3,899 3.6% 1,238 705 75.6%
#106 Mazda MX-5 Miata 3,784 3,062 23.6% 1,130 399 183%
#107 Kia Cadenza 3,699 6,002 -38.4% 410 587 -30.2%
#108 Volkswagen CC 3,560 6,743 -47.2% 479 790 -39.4%
#109 Subaru BRZ 3,334 5,019 -33.6% 525 724 -27.5%
#110 Volvo XC70 3,052 2,637 15.7% 405 456 -11.2%
#111 Audi A8 2,935 3,137 -6.4% 418 503 -16.9%
#112 Volvo V60 2,868 3,181 -9.8% 573 442 29.6%
#113 Porsche Panamera 2,862 3,516 -18.6% 370 391 -5.4%
#114 Infiniti Q60 2,611 4,702 -44.5% 319 682 -53.2%
#115 Jaguar F-Type 2,577 2,238 15.1% 425 501 -15.2%
#116 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2,531 2,860 -11.5% 330 318 3.8%
#117 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2,404 2,765 -13.1% 324 416 -22.1%
#118 Jaguar XJ 2,192 2,627 -16.6% 336 305 10.2%
#119 Porsche Cayman 1,918 2,043 -6.1% 285 267 6.7%
#120 Chevrolet SS 1,855 1,903 -2.5% 321 241 33.2%
#121 Porsche Boxster 1,808 2,402 -24.7% 253 292 -13.4%
#122 Volkswagen Eos 1,592 2,301 -30.8% 246 352 -30.1%
#123 Honda CR-Z 1,562 2,355 -33.7% 270 356 -24.2%
#124 Volvo V60 Cross Country 1,493 232
#125 Acura RLX 1,413 2,292 -38.4% 213 208 2.4%
#126 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 1,368 41 3,237% 196 41 378%
#127 Hyundai Equus 1,333 2,082 -36.0% 174 305 -43.0%
#128 Honda Insight 1,204 2,624 -54.1% 113 291 -61.2%
#129 BMW Z4 1,190 1,333 -10.7% 118 120 -1.7%
#130 Kia K900 1,190 948 25.5% 480 132 264%
#131 Dodge Avenger 1,089 44,781 -97.6% 78 4,318 -98.2%
#132 Volvo S80 958 1,079 -11.2% 35 118 -70.3%
#133 BMW i8 950 217
#134 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 943 2,089 -54.9% 140 357 -60.8%
#135 Nissan Cube 842 2,618 -67.8% 52 324 -84.0%
#136 Nissan GT-R 826 651 26.9% 66 91 -27.5%
#137 Scion xD 750 4,968 -84.9% 43 682 -93.7%
#138 Mercedes-AMG GT 696 89
#139 Cadillac ELR 659 578 14.0% 66 188 -64.9%
#140 Scion iQ 449 1,401 -68.0% 27 174 -84.5%
#141 Dodge Viper 414 400 3.5% 63 46 37.0%
#142 Audi R8 404 475 -14.9% 41 53 -22.6%
#143 Alfa Romeo 4C 368 48
#144 Mazda 2 283 10,032 -97.2% 10 2,075 -99.5%
#145 Jaguar XK 249 957 -74.0% 11 141 -92.2%
#146 Porsche 918 Spyder 175 4 4,275% 40 3 1,233%
#147 Acura TL 84 9,752 -99.1% 3 736 -99.6%
#148 Mitsubishi i MiEV 84 114 -26.3% 12 17 -29.4%
#149 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 53 154 -65.6% 1 10 -90.0%
#150 Acura TSX 30 5,904 -99.5% 2 479 -99.6%
#150.1 Acura TSX Sedan * 28 5,305 -99.5% 2 422 -99.5%
#150.2 Acura TSX SportWagon * 2 599 -99.7% 57 -100%
#151 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 27 178 -84.8% 18 -100%
#152 Audi TT 24 970 -97.5% 8 101 -92.1%
#153 Volvo C70 7 756 -99.1% 27 -100%
#154 Lexus LFA 6 12 -50.0% 1
#155 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 4 6 -33.3%
#158 Mitsubishi Galant 122 -100%
#159 Volvo C30 64 -100%
#156 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2 -100%
#157 Honda FCX 1 -100%
Total
4,637,932 4,705,602 -1.4% 674,297 692,046 -2.6%

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% to 17,924 in July; down 15% to 108,073 YTD.
³ BMW has traditionally 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. Now, for July, we have a 3-Series/4-Series breakdown. (Hyundai does the same with the Genesis and Genesis Coupe.)
Total 3-Series/4-Series sales: down 13% to 10,919 in July; up 14% to 78,608 YTD.
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 seven months of 2015 were 595, 1239, 441, 87, and 665, 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 July; 11,900 YTD. HybridCars.com estimates 1800 July Model S sales; 13,700 YTD.