August 2015 YTD U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 156 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked


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After sliding 1% through the first seven months of 2015, U.S. sales of cars plunged 10% in August 2015. 

The drop was caused by sharp declines from some of the most popular passenger car nameplates in America: Camry, Accord, Corolla, Civic, Cruze, Fusion, Elantra, Focus. 

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

In August 2015, as car volume tumbled by nearly 80,000 units compared with August 2014, the Camry, Accord, Cruze, and Focus attracted 31,000 fewer buyers all on their own.


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Admittedly, August was a month in which auto sales figures are bound to appear smaller. Not only was there one fewer day to sell cars in August 2015 than in August 2014, this year’s August didn’t include Labour Day – last year’s did. 

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Commercial Van Sales In America – August 2015 YTD
Minivan Sales In America – August 2015 YTD

None of this changes the fact that Americans are increasingly less interested in traditional cars. U.S. sales of SUVs and crossovers, meanwhile, grew by 11% in August, claiming 36% of the overall market. Passenger car market share slid from 49% in August 2014 to 44% in August 2015.

One new passenger car was added to the mix in August, as well. The Volvo S60 Cross Country, a high-riding sedan offshoot of the Volvo S60, produced its first 50 U.S. sales in August 2015.

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

Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by August volume by clicking the August 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 • August 2016 • September 2015 • July 2015August 2014

Rank
Car
August 2015 YTD
August 2014 YTD
%
Change
August
2015
August
2014
% Change
#1 Toyota Camry 291,843 306,471 -4.8% 37,592 44,043 -14.6%
#2 Toyota Corolla 252,106 238,275 5.8% 31,726 33,088 -4.1%
#3 Nissan Altima 238,200 235,260 1.3% 32,327 32,153 0.5%
#4 Honda Accord 231,173 271,426 -14.8% 40,931 51,075 -19.9%
#5 Honda Civic 221,471 231,167 -4.2% 32,031 34,032 -5.9%
#6 Ford Fusion 206,533 218,892 -5.6% 28,270 29,452 -4.0%
#7 Hyundai Elantra 173,238 157,555 10.0% 22,405 22,845 -1.9%
#8 Chevrolet Cruze 163,938 189,699 -13.6% 14,661 23,435 -37.4%
#9 Ford Focus 150,427 160,759 -6.4% 16,321 22,079 -26.1%
#10 Hyundai Sonata 141,556 150,016 -5.6% 21,818 21,092 3.4%
#11 Nissan Sentra 140,074 128,659 8.9% 15,662 17,182 -8.8%
#12 Chrysler 200 135,709 64,147 112% 14,032 10,810 29.8%
#13 Chevrolet Malibu 130,095 133,388 -2.5% 17,553 16,346 7.4%
#14 Kia Optima 106,584 111,738 -4.6% 13,980 15,337 -8.8%
#15 Kia Soul 99,069 104,777 -5.4% 17,108 15,069 13.5%
#16 Subaru Outback 93,293 85,951 8.5% 11,113 11,428 -2.8%
#17 Nissan Versa 91,779 98,200 -6.5% 14,875 14,630 1.7%
#18 Volkswagen Jetta 89,692 104,810 -14.4% 11,112 15,361 -27.7%
#18.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 87,047 90,162 -3.5% 11,002 13,406 -17.9%
#18.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 2,645 14,648 -81.9% 110 1,955 -94.4%
#19 Ford Mustang 86,769 56,673 53.1% 9,997 5,878 70.1%
#20 Toyota Prius ² 79,644 102,116 -22.0% 10,794 15,542 -30.5%
#20.1 Toyota Prius Sedan * 75,826 90,627 -16.3% 10,450 14,724 -29.0%
#20.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 3,818 11,489 -66.8% 344 818 -57.9%
#21 Chevrolet Impala 76,107 97,937 -22.3% 9,880 9,802 0.8%
#22 Mazda 3 74,543 72,400 3.0% 10,161 10,871 -6.5%
#23 Subaru Impreza 67,025 59,119 13.4% 10,441 7,412 40.9%
#23.1 Subaru Impreza * 44,907 42,405 5.9% 7,074 5,938 19.1%
#23.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 22,118 16,714 32.3% 3,367 1,474 128%
#24 Dodge Charger 63,316 63,517 -0.3% 6,734 8,211 -18.0%
#25 Dodge Dart 61,075 53,840 13.4% 6,154 8,390 -26.7%
#26 BMW 3-Series ³ 60,675 58,507 3.7% 10,163 8,197 24.0%
#27 Subaru XV Crosstrek 59,324 48,612 22.0% 8,799 8,244 6.7%
#28 Kia Forte 57,912 49,276 17.5% 6,862 5,759 19.2%
#29 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 56,875 43,885 29.6% 7,154 5,151 38.9%
#30 Volkswagen Passat 56,508 67,633 -16.4% 7,409 9,190 -19.4%
#31 Chevrolet Camaro 56,298 64,767 -13.1% 6,236 8,134 -23.3%
#32 Dodge Challenger 47,397 34,757 36.4% 5,235 4,182 25.2%
#33 Ford Fiesta 46,872 48,218 -2.8% 5,892 5,592 5.4%
#34 Chevrolet Sonic 46,755 69,619 -32.8% 4,677 12,799 -63.5%
#35 Hyundai Accent 44,985 42,743 5.2% 4,733 4,724 0.2%
#36 Volkswagen Golf 44,516 17,714 151% 7,075 3,799 86.2%
#36.1 Volkswagen Golf * 15,000 7,175 109% 1,873 1,773 5.6%
#36.2 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 14,992 10,524 42.5% 1,907 2,026 -5.9%
#36.3 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen * 10,073 2,478
#36.4 Volkswagen Golf R * 2,239 15 14,827% 436
#36.5 Volkswagen e-Golf * 2,212 381
#37 Honda Fit 42,867 32,990 29.9% 2,901 6,051 -52.1%
#38 Mazda 6 42,550 37,598 13.2% 5,402 5,631 -4.1%
#39 Lexus ES 41,767 47,188 -11.5% 7,286 7,692 -5.3%
#40 Toyota Avalon 39,490 45,163 -12.6% 5,491 7,040 -22.0%
#41 Subaru Legacy 37,954 28,520 33.1% 4,281 5,987 -28.5%
#42 Ford Taurus 34,017 46,937 -27.5% 4,050 5,216 -22.4%
#43 Chrysler 300 33,034 34,827 -5.1% 4,145 4,887 -15.2%
#44 Lexus IS 32,237 33,427 -3.6% 4,537 5,312 -14.6%
#45 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 31,152 47,725 -34.7% 4,006 6,481 -38.2%
#46 BMW 4-Series ³ 31,036 23,390 32.7% 2,940 4,280 -31.3%
#47 Acura TLX 30,055 2,286 1,215% 4,353 2,286 90.4%
#48 BMW 5-Series 29,779 37,761 -21.1% 4,012 4,468 -10.2%
#49 Buick LaCrosse 28,669 33,654 -14.8% 4,508 4,454 1.2%
#50 Mini Cooper 28,466 18,449 54.3% 3,429 2,366 44.9%
#50.1 Mini Cooper 2-Door * 14,299 11,934 19.8% 1,593 1,581 0.8%
#50.2 Mini Cooper 4-Door * 10,425 1,128
#50.3 Mini Cooper Convertible * 2,208 2,459 -10.2% 229 359 -36.2%
#50.4 Mini Cooper Roadster * 1,074 997 7.7% 323 123 163%
#50.5 Mini Cooper Coupe * 438 690 -36.5% 155 94 64.9%
#50.6 Mini Cooper Clubman * 22 2,369 -99.1% 1 209 -99.5%
#51 Infiniti Q50 28,046 23,122 21.3% 3,839 2,655 44.6%
#52 Toyota Prius C ² 26,282 28,372 -7.4% 3,844 4,389 -12.4%
#53 Chevrolet Spark 25,468 28,910 -11.9% 2,772 2,896 -4.3%
#54 Audi A3 24,260 12,329 96.8% 3,188 2,430 31.2%
#55 Chevrolet Corvette 23,826 23,483 1.5% 2,725 2,679 1.7%
#56 Nissan Maxima 22,930 35,351 -35.1% 4,250 6,110 -30.4%
#57 Buick Verano 22,625 30,414 -25.6% 2,648 5,134 -48.4%
#58 Hyundai Genesis ³ 22,184 20,065 10.6% 2,440 3,029 -19.4%
#59 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 21,164 15,676 35.0% 2,622 2,722 -3.7%
#60 Lincoln MKZ 20,473 24,593 -16.8% 2,571 2,841 -9.5%
#61 Audi A4 20,048 26,310 -23.8% 2,743 3,818 -28.2%
#61.1 Audi A4 Sedan * 18,306 23,349 -21.6% 2,541 3,233 -21.4%
#61.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 1,742 2,961 -41.2% 202 585 -65.5%
#62 Toyota Prius V ² 19,904 20,725 -4.0% 3,119 3,506 -11.0%
#63 Fiat 500 19,403 23,879 -18.7% 2,054 3,329 -38.3%
#64 Kia Rio 18,796 27,147 -30.8% 1,734 3,390 -48.9%
#65 Toyota Venza 17,573 21,587 -18.6% 2,147 2,793 -23.1%
#66 Volkswagen Beetle 17,527 21,485 -18.4% 2,127 2,905 -26.8%
#66.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 9846 12265 -19.7% 1287 1,744 -26.2%
#66.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 7681 9220 -16.7% 840 1,161 -27.6%
#67 Mitsubishi Mirage 16,623 11,526 44.2% 1,569 1,666 -5.8%
#68 Cadillac ATS 16,544 20,296 -18.5% 2,449 2,804 -12.7%
#69 Hyundai Veloster 15,537 20,188 -23.0% 2,276 2,981 -23.7%
#70 Audi A6 15,359 15,657 -1.9% 2,022 1,927 4.9%
#71 Ford C-Max 15,325 19,945 -23.2% 2,224 3,501 -36.5%
#72 Toyota Yaris 14,949 9,741 53.5% 858 523 64.1%
#73 Lexus GS 14,638 14,660 -0.2% 1,795 2,537 -29.2%
#74 Cadillac XTS 14,423 16,407 -12.1% 1,531 2,978 -48.6%
#75 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 14,038 15,006 -6.5% 2,044 1,855 10.2%
#76 Mitsubishi Lancer 13,154 11,123 18.3% 1,240 1,097 13.0%
#77 Cadillac CTS 12,934 20,639 -37.3% 1,730 2,592 -33.3%
#78 Nissan Leaf 12,383 18,941 -34.6% 1,393 3,186 -56.3%
#79 Buick Regal 12,378 15,437 -19.8% 1,450 1,888 -23.2%
#80 Scion tC 12,317 13,056 -5.7% 1,534 2,128 -27.9%
#81 Acura ILX 11,744 11,390 3.1% 1,660 1,798 -7.7%
#82 Scion xB 11,384 11,254 1.2% 1,376 1,621 -15.1%
#83 Volvo S60 11,283 14,684 -23.2% 1,473 1,724 -14.6%
#84 Lexus CT 10,001 12,507 -20.0% 1,504 2,191 -31.4%
#85 Lexus RC 9,299 1,337
#86 Audi A5 8,867 11,961 -25.9% 1,043 1,813 -42.5%
#87 Infiniti Q40 8,348 11,327 -26.3% 264 1,546 -82.9%
#88 Chevrolet Volt 8,315 13,146 -36.7% 1,380 2,511 -45.0%
#89 Scion FR-S 7,766 10,262 -24.3% 960 1,429 -32.8%
#90 BMW 2-Series & 1-Series ³ 7,394 4,563 62.0% 1,024 657 55.9%
#91 Porsche 911 6,789 7,032 -3.5% 939 1,015 -7.5%
#92 Fiat 500L 6,695 8,262 -19.0% 305 33 824%
#93 Honda Crosstour 6,450 8,269 -22.0% 930 1,037 -10.3%
#94 BMW 7-Series 6,229 5,784 7.7% 90 529 -83.0%
#95 BMW i3 6,183 2,082 197% 792 1,025 -22.7%
#96 Infiniti Q70 5,682 3,171 79.2% 626 174 260%
#97 BMW 6-Series 5,653 5,919 -4.5% 258 468 -44.9%
#98 Nissan 370Z 5,309 5,441 -2.4% 635 691 -8.1%
#99 Mazda MX-5 Miata 5,128 3,441 49.0% 1,344 379 255%
#100 Lincoln MKS 4,925 5,803 -15.1% 552 585 -5.6%
#101 Audi A7 4,882 5,798 -15.8% 757 682 11.0%
#102 Lexus LS 4,864 5,336 -8.8% 532 758 -29.8%
#103 Smart Fortwo 4,682 7,332 -36.1% 617 1,334 -53.7%
#104 Jaguar XF 4,381 3,967 10.4% 321 285 12.6%
#105 Hyundai Azera 4,358 5,214 -16.4% 291 511 -43.1%
#106 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 4,317 5,049 -14.5% 278 1,150 -75.8%
#107 Volkswagen CC 4,106 7,530 -45.5% 546 787 -30.6%
#108 Kia Cadenza 4,021 6,524 -38.4% 322 522 -38.3%
#109 Subaru BRZ 3,832 5,739 -33.2% 498 720 -30.8%
#110 Volvo XC70 3,497 3,189 9.7% 445 552 -19.4%
#111 Audi A8 3,376 3,573 -5.5% 441 436 1.1%
#112 Porsche Panamera 3,328 3,945 -15.6% 466 429 8.6%
#113 Volvo V60 3,157 3,610 -12.5% 289 429 -32.6%
#114 Jaguar F-Type 3,013 2,616 15.2% 436 378 15.3%
#115 Infiniti Q60 2,922 5,304 -44.9% 311 602 -48.3%
#116 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2,873 3,174 -9.5% 342 314 8.9%
#117 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2,798 3,106 -9.9% 394 341 15.5%
#118 Jaguar XJ 2,563 3,012 -14.9% 371 385 -3.6%
#119 Porsche Cayman 2,415 2,323 4.0% 497 280 77.5%
#120 Chevrolet SS 2,199 2,055 7.0% 344 152 126%
#121 Porsche Boxster 2,082 2,749 -24.3% 274 347 -21.0%
#122 Honda CR-Z 1,895 2,697 -29.7% 333 342 -2.6%
#123 Volkswagen Eos 1,800 2,603 -30.8% 208 302 -31.1%
#124 Volvo V60 Cross Country 1,766 273
#125 Acura RLX 1,600 2,508 -36.2% 187 216 -13.4%
#126 Kia K900 1,576 1,050 50.1% 386 102 278%
#127 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 1,540 94 1,538% 172 53 225%
#128 Hyundai Equus 1,518 2,335 -35.0% 185 253 -26.9%
#129 BMW Z4 1,313 1,447 -9.3% 123 114 7.9%
#130 Honda Insight 1,289 2,914 -55.8% 85 290 -70.7%
#131 BMW i8 1,160 9 12,789% 210 9 2,233%
#132 Dodge Avenger 1,124 47,686 -97.6% 35 2,905 -98.8%
#133 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 1,119 2,516 -55.5% 176 427 -58.8%
#134 Volvo S80 1,018 1,211 -15.9% 60 132 -54.5%
#135 Nissan GT-R 891 859 3.7% 65 208 -68.8%
#136 Nissan Cube 888 2,965 -70.1% 46 347 -86.7%
#137 Mercedes-AMG GT 783 87
#138 Scion xD 766 5,757 -86.7% 16 789 -98.0%
#139 Cadillac ELR 704 774 -9.0% 45 196 -77.0%
#140 Scion iQ 458 1,620 -71.7% 9 219 -95.9%
#141 Dodge Viper 454 438 3.7% 40 38 5.3%
#142 Alfa Romeo 4C 443 75
#143 Audi R8 439 525 -16.4% 35 50 -30.0%
#144 Audi TT 333 1,056 -68.5% 309 86 259%
#145 Mazda 2 288 11,112 -97.4% 5 1,080 -99.5%
#146 Jaguar XK 264 1,093 -75.8% 15 136 -89.0%
#147 Porsche 918 Spyder 197 19 937% 22 15 46.7%
#148 Mitsubishi i MiEV 90 134 -32.8% 6 20 -70.0%
#149 Acura TL 85 10,215 -99.2% 1 463 -99.8%
#150 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 54 171 -68.4% 1 17 -94.1%
#151 Volvo S60 Cross Country 50 50
#152 Acura TSX 31 6,144 -99.5% 1 240 -99.6%
#153 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 27 204 -86.8% 26 -100%
T154 Lexus LFA 7 15 -53.3% 1 3 -66.7%
T154 Volvo C70 7 769 -99.1% 13 -100%
#156 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 4 7 -42.9% 1 -100%
#157 Mitsubishi Galant 122 -100%
#158 Volvo C30 64 -100%
#159 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2 -100%
#160 Honda FCX 1 -100%

Total
5,330,651 5,477,087 -2.7% 692,718 771,486 -10.2%

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 24.2% to 17,757 in August; down 16.8% to 125,830 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: up 5.0% to 13,103 in August; up 12% to 91,711 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 eight months of 2015 were 680, 1416, 504, 100, and 760, 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 August; 13,600 YTD. HybridCars.com estimates 1600 August Model S sales; 15,300 YTD.