October 2015 YTD U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 159 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked


2015 Ford Mustang Convertible GT 5.0

U.S. car buyers purchased and leased nearly 624,000 new cars in October 2015, a 4% year-over-year increase in conjunction with an industry-wide improvement of 14%.

Though U.S. car sales remain slightly south of flat through the first ten months of 2015, there has been a rebound coinciding with a late-in-the-year surge for the market as a whole. The Toyota Camry, America’s most popular car, posted a 12% uptick over the course of September and October, a momentous leap forward equal to 7597 extra sales for the Toyota brand.

U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – October 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – November 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – September 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – October 2014 YTD

In October, the Camry was joined by the Honda Accord, Toyota’s own Corolla, the Honda Civic, Chevrolet Malibu, and Ford Fusion – America’s six best-selling cars last month – in posting improved October sales. Only two of the 20 top-selling cars in America posted fewer sales in October 2015 than they did one year earlier.

Cars remain a significantly smaller force in the auto industry of 2015 than they were one year ago. Only 44% of the new vehicles sold in America so far this year have been cars, down from 47% one year ago.

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

The cause of the change isn’t difficult to locate. SUVs and crossovers, led by the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and Toyota RAV4, have seen their share of the market rise from 32% in the first ten months of 2014 to 35% in 2015, a three-percentage-point flip over the course of just one year. 

2015 BMW 2-Series convertible

This doesn’t mean all cars have suffered significant losses in 2015. Indeed, the losses registered by many popular cars, from the Camry and Civic to the Fusion and Kia Soul, have been very slight. Moreover, many nameplates have taken advantage of their newness to report big increases: Golf, 200, A3, MX-5, Mustang, 2-Series, have all climbed by more than 60%.

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

Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by October volume by clicking the October 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
October 2015 YTD
October 2014 YTD
%
Change
October
2015
October
2014
% Change
#1 Toyota Camry 361,111 368,142 -1.9% 34,781 33,164 4.9%
#2 Toyota Corolla 306,693 283,764 8.1% 27,951 24,959 12.0%
#3 Honda Accord 294,935 331,510 -11.0% 30,121 27,128 11.0%
#4 Nissan Altima 283,372 280,479 1.0% 20,948 23,544 -11.0%
#5 Honda Civic 277,538 277,584 -0.1% 27,789 24,154 15.0%
#6 Ford Fusion 255,143 263,431 -3.1% 23,668 22,846 3.6%
#7 Hyundai Elantra 209,830 189,161 10.9% 15,868 12,758 24.4%
#8 Chevrolet Cruze 193,680 232,403 -16.7% 15,710 24,289 -35.3%
#9 Ford Focus 180,287 189,889 -5.1% 16,423 13,733 19.6%
#10 Hyundai Sonata 173,751 180,497 -3.7% 16,071 15,563 3.3%
#11 Chevrolet Malibu 171,886 159,705 7.6% 24,725 11,131 122%
#12 Nissan Sentra 169,244 154,345 9.7% 14,974 13,129 14.1%
#13 Chrysler 200 158,978 86,817 83.1% 11,905 11,675 2.0%
#14 Kia Optima 132,684 134,486 -1.3% 14,381 11,840 21.5%
#15 Kia Soul 124,929 126,264 -1.1% 12,246 10,685 14.6%
#16 Nissan Versa 123,687 121,369 1.9% 13,855 11,097 24.9%
#17 Subaru Outback 123,148 109,890 12.1% 14,729 12,624 16.7%
#18 Ford Mustang 106,321 64,396 65.1% 10,096 4,565 121%
#19 Volkswagen Jetta 106,014 129,662 -18.2% 8,549 14,607 -41.5%
#19.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 103,344 112,514 -8.2% 8,549 13,372 -36.1%
#19.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 2,670 17,148 -84.4% 1,235 -100%
#20 Toyota Prius ² 99,514 118,260 -15.9% 9,702 7,805 24.3%
#20.1 Toyota Prius * 95,389 105,939 -10.0% 9,611 7,326 31.2%
#20.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 4,125 12,321 -66.5% 91 479 -81.0%
#21 Chevrolet Impala 97,271 117,769 -17.4% 11,805 10,607 11.3%
#22 Mazda 3 90,642 87,505 3.6% 8,342 7,246 15.1%
#23 Subaru Impreza 83,966 69,568 20.7% 8,353 5,239 59.4%
#23.1 Subaru Impreza * 55,802 49,599 12.5% 5,340 3,154 69.3%
#23.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 28,164 19,969 41.0% 3,013 2,085 44.5%
#24 BMW 3-Series ³ 80,832 76,976 5.0% 11,012 10,199 8.0%
#25 Dodge Charger 79,373 79,108 0.3% 8,673 6,967 24.5%
#26 Dodge Dart 74,471 67,965 9.6% 6,152 7,202 -14.6%
#27 Subaru XV Crosstrek 74,051 59,675 24.1% 7,313 5,372 36.1%
#28 Volkswagen Passat 71,852 81,426 -11.8% 8,116 6,513 24.6%
#29 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 71,818 57,582 24.7% 7,283 7,412 -1.7%
#30 Kia Forte 68,498 58,983 16.1% 5,198 5,190 0.2%
#31 Chevrolet Camaro 66,833 75,284 -11.2% 5,289 5,406 -2.2%
#32 Ford Fiesta 57,486 56,032 2.6% 3,618 3,629 -0.3%
#33 Dodge Challenger 57,358 42,516 34.9% 5,409 4,140 30.7%
#34 Volkswagen Golf 55,483 25,277 120% 5,716 4,076 40.2%
#34.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 19,337 13,848 39.6% 2,520 1,724 46.2%
#34.2 Volkswagen Golf * 17,292 11,413 51.5% 1,099 2,351 -53.3%
#34.3 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen * 12,484 983
#34.4 Volkswagen Golf R * 3,219 15 21,360% 518
#34.5 Volkswagen e-Golf * 3,151 1 315,000% 596 1 59,500%
#35 Chevrolet Sonic 53,829 83,210 -35.3% 3,294 5,263 -37.4%
#36 Hyundai Accent 53,727 51,244 4.8% 5,102 4,839 5.4%
#37 Lexus ES 52,388 58,842 -11.0% 5,426 5,932 -8.5%
#38 Mazda 6 50,640 45,010 12.5% 3,563 3,149 13.1%
#39 Subaru Legacy 49,919 41,080 21.5% 5,688 6,362 -10.6%
#40 Toyota Avalon 49,118 55,304 -11.2% 4,800 5,279 -9.1%
#41 Honda Fit 45,509 46,469 -2.1% 1,363 6,851 -80.1%
#42 Chrysler 300 44,321 44,519 -0.4% 4,564 4,935 -7.5%
#43 Ford Taurus 41,607 55,469 -25.0% 3,648 3,775 -3.4%
#43.1 Ford Taurus * 33,316 46,601 -28.5% 2,803 3,019 -7.2%
#43.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 8,291 8,868 -6.5% 845 756 11.8%
#44 Acura TLX 40,585 11,060 267% 5,777 4,890 18.1%
#45 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 39,986 56,545 -29.3% 4,661 3,936 18.4%
#46 Lexus IS 38,339 40,809 -6.1% 2,950 3,771 -21.8%
#47 BMW 4-Series ³ 37,057 31,356 18.2% 3,295 3,422 -3.7%
#48 BMW 5-Series 36,531 44,082 -17.1% 2,693 4,914 -45.2%
#49 Buick LaCrosse 35,526 41,351 -14.1% 2,977 4,071 -26.9%
#50 Infiniti Q50 35,414 28,828 22.8% 3,811 2,964 28.6%
#51 Mini Cooper 34,445 23,647 45.7% 2,845 3,082 -7.7%
#51.1 Mini Cooper 2-Door * 17,362 15,799 9.9% 1,378 2,747 -49.8%
#51.2 Mini Cooper 4-Door * 12,617 1,018
#51.3 Mini Cooper Convertible * 2,889 3,102 -6.9% 443 227 95.2%
#51.4 Mini Cooper Roadster * 1,096 1,271 -13.8% 2 69 -97.1%
#51.5 Mini Cooper Coupe * 454 871 -47.9% 2 24 -91.7%
#51.6 Mini Cooper Clubman * 25 2,604 -99.0% 2 15 -86.7%
#52 Toyota Prius C ² 33,022 34,756 -5.0% 3,373 3,192 5.7%
#53 Nissan Maxima 31,704 43,937 -27.8% 4,903 4,188 17.1%
#54 Chevrolet Spark 29,841 33,291 -10.4% 2,002 2,354 -15.0%
#55 Audi A3 29,704 17,049 74.2% 2,732 2,380 14.8%
#56 Chevrolet Corvette 28,924 28,909 0.1% 2,526 2,959 -14.6%
#57 Buick Verano 27,695 37,391 -25.9% 2,693 3,064 -12.1%
#58 Hyundai Genesis ³ 26,443 24,638 7.3% 2,020 2,325 -13.1%
#59 Audi A4 25,686 31,976 -19.7% 3,156 2,672 18.1%
#59.1 Audi A4 Sedan * 23,423 28,097 -16.6% 2,896 2,268 27.7%
#59.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 2,263 3,879 -41.7% 260 404 -35.6%
#60 Lincoln MKZ 25,369 29,277 -13.3% 2,406 2,508 -4.1%
#61 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 25,120 20,803 20.8% 1,867 2,596 -28.1%
#62 Toyota Prius V ² 24,607 25,985 -5.3% 2,128 2,514 -15.4%
#63 Fiat 500 22,615 29,422 -23.1% 1,286 2,806 -54.2%
#64 Kia Rio 21,847 31,921 -31.6% 1,571 2,534 -38.0%
#65 Cadillac ATS 21,367 25,143 -15.0% 2,528 2,608 -3.1%
#66 Toyota Venza 20,348 25,341 -19.7% 1,191 1,896 -37.2%
#67 Volkswagen Beetle 20,345 25,247 -19.4% 1,279 1,941 -34.1%
#67.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 11,496 14,680 -21.7% 760 1,345 -43.5%
#67.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 8,849 10,567 -16.3% 519 596 -12.9%
#68 Hyundai Veloster 19,795 24,617 -19.6% 2,140 1,652 29.5%
#69 Mitsubishi Mirage 19,168 14,240 34.6% 1,197 1,374 -12.9%
#70 Ford C-Max 18,898 23,693 -20.2% 1,607 1,962 -18.1%
#71 Audi A6 18,812 18,935 -0.7% 1,740 1,768 -1.6%
#72 Cadillac XTS 18,066 20,362 -11.3% 2,043 1,976 3.4%
#73 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 17,915 19,581 -8.5% 1,921 2,666 -27.9%
#74 Lexus GS 17,520 17,617 -0.6% 1,287 1,365 -5.7%
#75 Toyota Yaris 16,054 11,035 45.5% 519 696 -25.4%
#76 Cadillac CTS 15,820 26,017 -39.2% 1,567 3,096 -49.4%
#77 Buick Regal 15,761 18,860 -16.4% 1,655 2,057 -19.5%
#78 Mitsubishi Lancer 15,356 13,458 14.1% 1,086 1,364 -20.4%
#79 Acura ILX 15,218 14,472 5.2% 1,860 1,618 15.0%
#80 Nissan Leaf 14,868 24,411 -39.1% 1,238 2,589 -52.2%
#81 Scion tC 14,605 15,695 -6.9% 1,080 1,235 -12.6%
#82 Volvo S60 13,939 17,574 -20.7% 1,391 1,127 23.4%
#83 Scion xB 13,522 13,689 -1.2% 1,021 1,245 -18.0%
#84 Lexus CT200h 12,209 14,743 -17.2% 1,077 1,158 -7.0%
#85 Lexus RC 11,791 1,333
#86 Chevrolet Volt 11,299 15,979 -29.3% 2,035 1,439 41.4%
#87 Audi A5 10,657 14,266 -25.3% 845 1,101 -23.3%
#88 BMW 2-Series (& 1-Series) ³ 9,730 5,975 62.8% 1,258 672 87.2%
#89 Scion FR-S 9,314 12,293 -24.2% 770 1,111 -30.7%
#90 BMW i3 8,879 4,263 108% 986 1,159 -14.9%
#91 Infiniti Q40 8,536 13,466 -36.6% 33 1,258 -97.4%
#92 Porsche 911 8,360 8,732 -4.3% 803 974 -17.6%
#93 Honda Crosstour 7,964 9,984 -20.2% 737 952 -22.6%
#94 Fiat 500L 7,327 9,804 -25.3% 293 919 -68.1%
#95 Mazda MX-5 Miata 7,153 4,143 72.7% 1,085 288 277%
#96 Infiniti Q70 6,986 3,819 82.9% 682 442 54.3%
#97 BMW 7-Series 6,981 7,944 -12.1% 618 1,680 -63.2%
#98 Nissan 370Z 6,529 6,402 2.0% 647 464 39.4%
#99 BMW 6-Series 6,287 7,109 -11.6% 369 740 -50.1%
#100 Audi A7 6,244 7,021 -11.1% 736 635 15.9%
#101 Smart Fortwo 6,153 8,665 -29.0% 721 585 23.2%
#102 Kia Cadenza 5,898 8,237 -28.4% 1,018 608 67.4%
#103 Lincoln MKS 5,886 6,784 -13.2% 458 524 -12.6%
#104 Lexus LS 5,777 6,682 -13.5% 507 778 -34.8%
#105 Volkswagen CC 5,168 8,750 -40.9% 678 593 14.3%
#106 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 5,117 6,182 -17.2% 501 33 1,418%
#107 Jaguar XF 4,920 4,608 6.8% 273 383 -28.7%
#108 Hyundai Azera 4,882 6,263 -22.1% 243 287 -15.3%
#109 Subaru BRZ 4,507 6,680 -32.5% 374 435 -14.0%
#110 Volvo XC70 4,424 4,218 4.9% 464 470 -1.3%
#111 Porsche Panamera 4,238 4,927 -14.0% 353 533 -33.8%
#112 Audi A8 4,202 4,590 -8.5% 385 530 -27.4%
#113 Scion iA 4,012 1,977
#114 Jaguar F-Type 3,767 3,287 14.6% 400 342 17.0%
#115 Volvo V60 3,738 4,319 -13.5% 409 326 25.5%
#116 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 3,653 4,036 -9.5% 516 441 17.0%
#117 Infiniti Q60 3,453 6,254 -44.8% 273 496 -45.0%
#118 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 3,384 4,105 -17.6% 252 347 -27.4%
#119 Jaguar XJ 3,225 3,673 -12.2% 305 205 48.8%
#120 Porsche Cayman 3,064 2,900 5.7% 334 332 0.6%
#121 Scion iM 2,761 1,408
#122 Chevrolet SS 2,613 2,281 14.6% 192 115 67.0%
#123 Porsche Boxster 2,597 3,394 -23.5% 218 370 -41.1%
#124 Volkswagen Eos 2,550 3,021 -15.6% 394 202 95.1%
#125 Honda CR-Z 2,521 3,150 -20.0% 316 205 54.1%
#126 Volvo V60 Cross Country 2,345 445
#127 Kia K900 2,134 1,168 82.7% 229 62 269%
#128 Hyundai Equus 1,933 2,844 -32.0% 203 248 -18.1%
#129 Acura RLX 1,916 2,955 -35.2% 142 260 -45.4%
#130 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 1,768 257 588% 81 98 -17.3%
#131 BMW Z4 1,495 1,815 -17.6% 86 198 -56.6%
#132 BMW i8 1,491 271 450% 149 204 -27.0%
#133 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 1,429 3,151 -54.6% 155 301 -48.5%
#134 Honda Insight 1,406 3,376 -58.4% 53 222 -76.1%
#135 Volvo S80 1,262 1,519 -16.9% 179 126 42.1%
#136 Dodge Avenger 1,179 50,710 -97.7% 23 1,347 -98.3%
#137 Mercedes-AMG GT 997 105
#138 Nissan GT-R 987 1,158 -14.8% 58 140 -58.6%
#139 Nissan Cube 926 3,416 -72.9% 14 213 -93.4%
#140 Cadillac ELR 822 1,037 -20.7% 82 152 -46.1%
#141 Scion xD 784 6,737 -88.4% 6 472 -98.7%
#142 Audi TT 753 1,130 -33.4% 233 32 628%
#143 Dodge Viper 563 626 -10.1% 60 80 -25.0%
#144 Alfa Romeo 4C 562 65
#145 Scion iQ 473 1,871 -74.7% 8 119 -93.3%
#146 Audi R8 470 620 -24.2% 17 40 -57.5%
#147 Mazda 2 293 13,154 -97.8% 1 457 -99.8%
#148 Jaguar XK 292 1,269 -77.0% 10 77 -87.0%
#149 Porsche 918 Spyder 201 37 443% 5 -100%
#150 Volvo S60 Cross Country 136 57
#151 Mitsubishi i MiEV 102 166 -38.6% 9 17 -47.1%
#152 Acura TL 87 10,462 -99.2% 1 105 -99.0%
#153 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 54 196 -72.4% 18 -100%
#154 Acura TSX 35 6,250 -99.4% 3 48 -93.8%
#155 Toyota Mirai 34 34
#156 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 28 223 -87.4% 1 11 -90.9%
#157 Lexus LFA 8 15 -46.7%
#158 Volvo C70 7 776 -99.1% 2 -100%
#159 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 4 7 -42.9%
#160 Mitsubishi Galant 122 -100%
#161 Volvo C30 66 -100% 1 -100%
#162 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2 -100%
#163 Honda FCX 1 -100%

Total
6,576,744 6,656,243 -1.2% 623,961 597,443 4.4%

Source: Automakers & ANDC & WSJ
* 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: up 12.5% to 15,203 in October; down 12.2% to 157,143 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, since 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 14,307 in October; up 8.8% to 117,889 YTD. 
° Total is a combination of all reported sales figures shown in the table only.
Bentley sold 1917 cars in the first ten months of 2015, 121 in October.
Ferrari sold 1903 cars in the first ten months of 2015, 194 in October.
Maserati sold 9543 cars in the first ten months of 2015; 1166 in October.
Lamborghini sold 866 cars in the first ten months of 2015; 65 in October.
Rolls-Royce sold 701 cars in the first ten months of 2015; 65 in October. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for Aston Martin and Lotus in the first ten months of 2015 were 850 and 126, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but we source estimates from HybridCars.com.