Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America – September 2015


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With its biggest year-over-year improvement since January, the Ford F-Series was easily America’s best-selling new vehicle line in September 2015.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – August 2015 YTD

The F-Series’ 16% improvement translates to 9788 more Ford truck sales in September 2015 than there were in September 2014. That’s more extra F-Series sales than there were total Ford Mustang sales in what was a particularly strong September for the Mustang, America’s 19th-best-selling car last month.

While car volume has been flat for much of 2015, September was an exception.

Both because the month was longer than September 2014 from a daily sales rate perspective and because September 2015 included the high-volume Labour Day weekend – which September 2014 did not – car sales were up last month.

More importantly, the rate of growth didn’t occur simply because of an added day in which to sell cars. U.S. passenger car volume, growing between 6% and 7% in September, exceeded the 4% extra time added to the month. 

USA best selling autos market share chart September 2015
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As a result, the 12 top-selling cars in America all posted more sales in September 2015 than during the same period one year ago. From the top-selling Toyota Camry’s 21% improvement to the Nissan Versa’s 50% jump, car volume wasn’t unhealthy in September 2015.

That said, SUVs and crossovers grew at a far faster pace. An additional 130,000 SUVs and crossovers were sold in September 2015 compared with September 2014, a massive 31% year-over-year improvement. The 19 top sellers in the category, including the 11 shown here, all posted gains.

Compared with September 2014, this list no longer features the Toyota Tacoma, BMW 3-Series, or Chrysler Town & Country. Instead, the Toyota Highlander, Kia Soul, and Subaru Outback have stepped in.

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We’ve already published September lists for the 20 best-selling cars, 20 best-selling SUVs and crossovers, and complete figures for every pickup truck, links to which you’ll find below. Throwing all those vehicles into one group results in this list of the 30 best-selling vehicles overall. We end up with four pickup trucks, no minivans, 15 cars, and 11 utility vehicles.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these top-selling vehicles can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well.

September 2016 • October 2015 • August 2015September 2014

Rank
Vehicle
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
#1
Ford F-Series
69,651 59,863 16.4% 564,451 557,037 1.3%
#2
Chevrolet Silverado
53,725 50,176 7.1% 440,904 382,153 15.4%
#3
Ram P/U
36,598 36,612 -0.04% 330,643 319,868 3.4%
#4
Toyota Camry
34,487 28,507 21.0% 326,330 334,978 -2.6%
#5
Honda Accord
33,641 32,956 2.1% 264,814 304,382 -13.0%
#6
Honda CR-V
29,925 23,722 26.1% 259,499 241,015 7.7%
#7
Ford Escape
28,473 21,718 31.1% 233,012 230,162 1.2%
#8
Honda Civic
28,278 22,263 27.0% 249,749 253,430 -1.5%
#9
Toyota RAV4
27,104 22,724 19.3% 227,922 202,069 12.8%
#10
Toyota Corolla
26,636 20,530 29.7% 278,742 258,805 7.7%
#11
Nissan Rogue
25,064 17,229 45.5% 213,207 154,568 37.9%
#12
Ford Fusion
24,942 21,693 15.0% 231,475 240,585 -3.8%
#13
Nissan Altima
24,224 21,675 11.8% 262,424 256,935 2.1%
#14
Chevrolet Equinox
21,537 17,266 24.7% 214,042 184,805 15.8%
#15
Hyundai Elantra
20,724 18,848 10.0% 193,962 176,403 10.0%
#16
Ford Explorer
20,715 15,795 31.1% 190,171 158,652 19.9%
#17
Jeep Cherokee
20,224 14,639 38.2% 161,112 128,133 25.7%
#18
GMC Sierra
19,754 16,763 17.8% 161,653 147,289 9.8%
#19
Nissan Versa
18,053 12,072 49.5% 109,832 110,272 -0.4%
#20
Jeep Wrangler
17,583 13,955 26.0% 157,513 134,068 17.5%
#21
Chevrolet Malibu
17,066 15,186 12.4% 147,161 148,574 -1.0%
#22
Hyundai Sonata
16,124 14,918 8.1% 157,680 164,934 -4.4%
#23
Jeep Grand Cherokee
15,758 12,854 22.6% 141,849 136,310 4.1%
#24
Subaru Forester
15,364 12,584 22.1% 129,568 117,940 9.9%
#25
Subaru Outback
15,126 11,315 33.7% 108,419 97,266 11.5%
#26
Nissan Sentra
14,196 12,557 13.1% 154,270 141,216 9.2%
#27
Chevrolet Cruze 
14,032 18,415 -23.8% 177,970 208,114 -14.5%
#28
Kia Soul
13,614 10,802 26.0% 112,683 115,579 -2.5%
#29
Ford Focus
13,437 15,397 -12.7% 163,864 176,156 -7.0%
#30
Toyota Highlander
12,310 10,542 16.8% 116,758 105,526 10.6%

Source: Automakers
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