USA Auto Sales Brand Rankings – 2015 Year End


2016 BMW 3-Series

U.S. auto sales soared to a record-setting 17.5 million units in calendar year 2015, representative of a 5.7% year-over-year increase worth nearly 950,000 additional sales compared with 2014.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model: 2015 Year End
Top 13 Best-Selling Trucks In America – 2015 Year End
Top 25 Best-Selling Cars In America – 2015 Year End
Top 25 Best-Selling SUVs & Crossovers In America – 2015 Year End

USA 2015 auto brand market share sales chart
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Ford was America’s top-selling automotive brand in calendar year 2015, propelled along by strong F-Series sales at the end of the year and rising sales of the iconic Explorer throughout 2015. 

General Motors, with its best year since 2007 and its first year since 2007 with more than 3 million U.S. sales, was the top-selling manufacturer, 480,000 sales ahead of the Ford Motor Company. 

No premium auto brand generated more luxury sales than BMW, which trailed the overarching Mercedes-Benz brand (vans included) by 26,954 units but outsold Mercedes-Benz’s car/SUV division by 2935 units over the course of 2015.


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2015’s fastest-growing auto brand was Land Rover, sales of which jumped 37% to a record-setting 70,582 units in 2015. (Alfa Romeo volume jumped 629%, but Alfa was barely in U.S. existence for the majority of 2014.) Record-setting sales weren’t unique to Land Rover, of course, given the nature of the booming market. Honda was the biggest brand to report record-setting sales, breaking the 2007 record. The CR-V is America’s top-selling SUV/crossover, and a new Pilot, new Civic, and new HR-V all aided, as well. 

If you prefer not to see automakers listed alphabetically, click column headers to sort automakers by 2015 ranking, 2015 sales, year-over-year change, or any other order. Year end best seller lists for cars, trucks, and SUVs were added earlier this afternoon. In the coming days, GCBC will also publish a complete list of year end/December sales for every single vehicle line, a list which includes brand results. To find out what you can expect, you can see November’s version of that post here. You can always find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any brand by clicking the brand name in the table below or by selecting a make (or model) at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.

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Rank
Automaker
2015
2014
%
Change
2015
Market
Share
2014
Market
Share
#21
177,165
167,843 5.6% 1.0% 1.0%
#36
663
91 629% 0.0% 0.0%
#20
202,202
182,011 11.1% 1.2% 1.1%
#35
2686
3003 -10.6% 0.0% 0.0%
#15
346,023
339,738 1.8% 2.0% 2.1%
#19
223,055
228,963 -2.6% 1.5% 1.4%
#22
175,267 170,750 2.6% 1.0% 1.0%
#2
2,125,347
2,033,442 4.5% 12.2% 12.3%
#17
324,846
308,785 5.2% 1.9% 1.9%
#11
517,153
574,155 -9.9% 3.0% 3.5%
#31
42,410
46,121 -8.0% 0.2% 0.3%
#1
Ford
2,501,855
2,376,841 5.3% 14.3% 14.4%
#10
558,697 501,853 11.3% 3.2% 3.0%
#4
1,409,386
1,373,029 2.6% 8.1% 8.3%
#7
761,710
725,718 5.0% 4.4% 4.4%
#23
133,498
117,330 13.8% 0.8% 0.7%
#32
14,466
15,773 -8.3% 0.1% 0.1%
#6
865,028
692,348 24.9% 5.0% 4.2%
#8
625,818
580,234 7.9% 3.6% 3.5%
#26
70,582
51,465 37.1% 0.4% 0.3%
#16
344,601
311,389 10.7% 2.0% 1.9%
#24
101,227
94,474 7.1% 0.6% 0.6%
#33
11,697
12,943 -9.6% 0.1% 0.1%
#18
319,184
305,801 4.4% 1.8% 1.8%
#13
372,977
356,136 4.7% 2.1% 2.2%
#28
58,514
56,112 4.3% 0.3% 0.3%
#25
95,342
77,643 22.8% 0.5% 0.5%
#5
1,351,420
1,269,565 6.4% 7.7% 7.7%
#30
51,756
47,007 10.1% 0.3% 0.3%
#12
493,807
469,139 5.3% 2.8% 2.8%
#29
56,167
58,009 -3.2% 0.3% 0.4%
#34
7484
10,453 -28.4% 0.0% 0.1%
#9
582,675
513,693 13.4% 3.3% 3.1%
#3
2,098,545
2,004,373 4.7% 12.0% 12.1%
#14
349,440
366,970 -4.8% 2.0% 2.2%
#27
70,047
56,366 24.3% 0.4% 0.3%
3,082,366
2,935,008 5.0% 17.6% 17.8%
2,603,082
2,471,315 5.3% 14.9% 14.9%
2,499,313
2,373,771 5.3% 14.3% 14.4%
2,243,907
2,090,639 7.3% 12.8% 12.6%
1,586,551
1,540,872 3.0% 9.1% 9.3%
1,484,918
1,386,895 7.1% 8.5% 8.4%
1,387,528
1,305,952 6.2% 7.9% 7.9%
606,084
598,991 1.2% 3.5% 3.6%
404,537
395,850 2.2% 2.3% 2.3%
380,461 366,589 3.8% 2.2% 2.2%
85,048
67,238 26.5% 0.5% 0.4%
Total
17,470,659
16,522,663 5.7%

Source: Automakers & ANDC 
Red font indicates declining year-over-year volume
* Does not include Lamborghini 
^ Excluding Sprinter/Metris: up 3.8% to 343,088
Ferrari sales in 2015 (via WSJ): up 0.7% to 2124.
Lamborghini sales in 2015 (via WSJ): up 37.1% to 1009
Rolls-Royce sales in 2015 (via WSJ): up 4.3% to 840
Tesla sales in 2015 (via HybridCars.com): up 60.8% to 26,608 

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