Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – December 2015


2015 Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry ended 2015 as America’s best-selling car, its 14th consecutive year of passenger car leadership in America, by topping all rivals in the month of December thanks to an 18% year-over-year increase.

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With that big increase in December – equal to 5681 additional sales, year-over-year – Camry volume in 2015 was 0.2% stronger in American than in 2014. Its next-best-selling rival, the Honda Accord, slid back with an 8% decrease, though Accord volume in December was similarly strong.

Indeed, all four of America’s top-selling cars in 2015 posted December increases, including a sterling 29% jump for the new Honda Civic. No other top seller produced so great a year-over-year improvement, not the Nissan Sentra (+28.4%), Hyundai Sonata (+27.3%), or Kia Soul (+22.7%). 

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling cars 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. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of America’s best-selling trucks and best-selling SUVs in December and will also publish 2015 year end lists.

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Rank
Best-Selling Car
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015 2014 %
Change
#1
Toyota Camry
37,299 31,618 18.0% 429,355 428,606 0.2%
#2
Honda Accord
35,056 31,589 11.0% 355,557 388,374 -8.4%
#3
Honda Civic
32,796 25,337 29.4% 335,384 325,981 2.9%
#4
Toyota Corolla
32,445 30,125 7.7% 363,332 339,498 7.0%
#5
Nissan Altima
29,462 32,331 -8.9% 333,398 335,644 -0.7%
#6
Ford Fusion
25,576 23,166 10.4% 300,170 306,860 -2.2%
#7
Hyundai Sonata
22,820 17,924 27.3% 213,303 216,936 -1.7%
#8
Nissan Sentra
19,760 15,393 28.4% 203,509 183,268 11.0%
#9
Chevrolet Cruze
16,849 17,700 -5.3% 226,602 273,060 -17.0%
#10
Subaru Outback
16,067 14,772 8.8% 152,294 138,790 9.7%
#11
Hyundai Elantra
14,242 18,860 -24.5% 241,706 222,023 8.9%
#12
Volkswagen Jetta
14,073 15,578 -9.7% 131,109 160,873 -18.5%
#13
Kia Optima
13,682 11,827 15.7% 159,414 159,020 0.2%
#14
Kia Soul
12,159 9906 22.7% 147,133 145,316 1.3%
#15
Chevrolet Malibu
12,155 16,817 -27.7% 194,854 188,519 3.4%
#16
Nissan Versa
11,058 9129 21.1% 144,528 139,781 3.4%
#17
Ford Focus
11,005 14,883 -26.1% 202,478 219,634 -7.8%
#18
Toyota Prius
10,175 9291 9.5% 118,020 136,040 -13.2%
Toyota Prius Sedan ^
10,153 8799 15.4% 113,829 122,776 -7.3%

Toyota Prius Plug-In ^
22 492 -95.5% 4191 13,264 -68.4%
#19
Mazda 3
9838 9719 1.2% 107,885 104,985 2.8%
#20
Subaru Impreza
9148 8624 6.1% 100,519 83,488 20.4%

Source: Automakers 
^ Prius breakdown by variant
Updated at 3:43 PM on 01.05.2016 to include the two Subarus.

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