2015 Year End U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings - Top 160 Best-Selling Cars In America - Every Car Ranked

2015 Toyota Corolla S red
As overall U.S. new vehicle volume reached record highs of more than 17.4 million sales in calendar year 2015, year-over-year volume of the Toyota Camry-led passenger car sector slipped 2%.

Camry volume was flat. Sales of the second-ranked Toyota Corolla – the Camry's little brother – were up 7%. But six of the 11 top-selling vehicles in America reported fewer U.S. sales in 2015 than in 2014, and the declines generated by some relatively popular cars were particularly harsh.


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The Chevrolet Cruze, Detroit's top-selling compact, fell 17%. The Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Passat both slid 19%. Chevrolet Impala volume plunged 17%. Toyota Prius sales fell 13%.


Numerous luxury cars were partly to blame for the passenger car market's decline, as legions of consumers veered away from conventional premium sedans into small premium brand crossovers. The BMW 3-Series, Lexus ES, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Lexus IS, BMW 5-Series – five of the eight best-selling premium brand cars in America – all recorded noteworthy decreases.


U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - January 2016
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - November 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End


On the flip side, besides the Toyota Corolla's climb from third spot last year to second spot in 2015, many cars were more popular in 0215 than they were in 2014. The Chrysler 200, Ford Mustang, and Subaru Impreza were the three highest-volume cars with double-digit percentage improvements. 



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But automakers are beginning to catch on, and more and more new vehicle releases aren't of the traditional car variety. Rather than replace the Mazda 2, Mazda USA discontinued the 2 and introduced the CX-3 crossover. The CX-3 was joined by a handful of other new subcompact CUV entries in 2015, too. But all-new cars, not just replacements but completely new-to-the-table dishes? They were rare last year. The Scion iA and Scion iM stand out. But the others are all niche market premium players: two Cross Country Volvos, a Mercedes-AMG GT supercar, and the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai. 


U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - 2015 Year End
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End


Reminder: these are 2015 calendar year rankings, but you can sort cars by December volume by clicking the December 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 • January 2016 • November 2015December 2014
Rank
Car
2015
2014
%
Change
December
2015
December
2014
% Change
#1Toyota Camry429,355428,6060.2%37,29931,61818.0%
#2Toyota Corolla363,332339,4987.0%32,44530,1257.7%
#3Honda Accord355,557388,374-8.5%35,05631,58911.0%
#4Honda Civic335,384325,9812.9%32,79625,33729.4%
#5Nissan Altima333,398335,644-0.7%29,46232,331-8.9%
#6Ford Fusion300,170306,860-2.2%25,57623,16610.4%
#7Hyundai Elantra241,706222,0238.9%14,24218,860-24.5%
#8Chevrolet Cruze226,602273,060-17.0%16,84917,800-5.3%
#9Hyundai Sonata213,303216,936-1.7%22,82017,92427.3%
#10Nissan Sentra203,509183,26811.0%19,76015,39328.4%
#11Ford Focus202,478219,634-7.8%11,00514,883-26.1%
#12Chevrolet Malibu194,854188,5193.4%12,15516,817-27.7%
#13Chrysler 200177,889117,36351.6%8,57916,229-47.1%
#14Kia Optima159,414159,0200.2%13,68211,82715.7%
#15Subaru Outback152,294138,7909.7%16,06714,7728.8%
#16Kia Soul147,133145,3161.3%12,1599,90622.7%
#17Nissan Versa144,528139,7813.4%11,0589,12921.1%
#18Volkswagen Jetta131,109160,873-18.5%14,07315,578-9.7%
#18.1Volkswagen Jetta Sedan *128,438141,354-9.1%14,07314,572-3.4%
#18.2Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen *2,67119,519-86.3%---1,006-100%
#19Ford Mustang122,34982,63548.1%8,7429,511-8.1%
#20Toyota Prius118,020136,040-13.2%10,1759,2919.5%
#20.1Toyota Prius *113,829122,776-7.3%10,1538,79915.4%
#20.2Toyota Prius Plug-In *4,19113,264-68.4%22492-95.5%
#21Chevrolet Impala116,825140,280-16.7%9,06013,088-30.8%
#22Mazda 3107,885104,9852.8%9,8389,7191.2%
#23Subaru Impreza100,51983,48820.4%9,1488,6246.1%
#23.1Subaru Impreza *66,78557,99615.2%6,0595,8084.3%
#23.2Subaru Impreza WRX/STI33,73425,49232.3%3,0892,8169.7%
#24Dodge Charger94,72594,0990.7%8,6678,4222.9%
#25BMW 3-Series94,527100,970-6.2%5,26213,339-60.6%
#26Subaru XV Crosstrek88,92770,95625.3%8,0905,48247.6%
#27Dodge Dart87,39283,8584.2%6,7316,881-2.2%
#28Mercedes-Benz C-Class86,08075,06514.7%7,0238,224-14.6%
#29Kia Forte78,91969,33613.8%5,4115,3062.0%
#30Volkswagen Passat78,20796,649-19.1%3,5968,257-56.4%
#31Chevrolet Camaro77,50286,297-10.2%5,3666,628-19.0%
#32Dodge Challenger66,36551,61128.6%4,7444,938-3.9%
#33Volkswagen Golf65,30833,67593.9%5,7154,40529.7%
#33.1Volkswagen Golf GTI *23,66917,36236.3%2,3691,78932.4%
#33.2Volkswagen Golf *19,25715,94120.8%1,1912,379-49.9%
#33.3Volkswagen Golf SportWagen *14,009------897------
#33.4Volkswagen e-Golf *4,2323571,085%609237157%
#33.5Volkswagen Golf R *4,1411527,507%649------
#34Lexus ES64,96972,508-10.4%7,8567,7821.0%
#35Chevrolet Sonic64,77593,518-30.7%7,2935,45633.7%
#36Ford Fiesta64,45863,1922.0%3,5503,724-4.7%
#37Hyundai Accent61,48663,309-2.9%2,7188,566-68.3%
#38Subaru Legacy60,44752,27015.6%5,7595,4575.5%
#39Toyota Avalon60,06367,183-10.6%5,8166,501-10.5%
#40Mazda 657,89753,2248.8%4,1684,323-3.6%
#41Chrysler 30053,10953,382-0.5%4,8563,99221.6%
#42Honda Fit52,72459,340-11.1%4,1976,450-34.9%
#43Mercedes-Benz E-Class49,73666,401-25.1%4,9995,119-2.3%
#44Ford Taurus48,81662,629-22.1%4,0223,7487.3%
#44.1Ford Taurus *39,05152,395-25.5%3,2503,0616.2%
#44.2Ford Taurus Police Interceptor *9,76510,234-4.6%77268712.4%
#45Acura TLX47,08019,127146%3,5083,834-8.5%
#46Lexus IS46,43051,358-9.6%5,0285,939-15.3%
#47BMW 4-Series46,08241,44211.2%5,6015,859-4.4%
#48BMW 5-Series44,16252,704-16.2%2,9855,517-45.9%
#49Infiniti Q5043,87436,89918.9%4,6783,85521.3%
#50Buick LaCrosse42,03551,468-18.3%3,1585,034-37.3%
#51Nissan Maxima40,35950,401-19.9%4,7713,18050.0%
#52Mini Cooper40,12031,38527.8%2,8234,545-37.9%
#52.1Mini Cooper 2-Door *19,77821,495-8.0%9563,063-68.8%
#52.2Mini Cooper 4-Door *15,1891,3481,027%1,2471,11312.0%
#52.3Mini Cooper Convertible *3,0983,536-12.4%147219-32.9%
#52.4Mini Cooper Roadster *1,1031,437-23.2%495-95.8%
#52.5Mini Cooper Clubman *4922,613-81.2%464411,500%
#52.6Mini Cooper Coupe *460956-51.9%551-90.2%
#53Toyota Prius C38,46940,570-5.2%2,8462,8390.2%
#54Audi A335,98422,25061.7%3,2522,69020.9%
#55Chevrolet Corvette33,32934,839-4.3%2,4533,552-30.9%
#56Chevrolet Spark32,85339,159-16.1%1,3843,007-54.0%
#57Buick Verano31,88643,743-27.1%2,5453,017-15.6%
#58Audi A431,83138,679-17.7%3,4263,599-4.8%
#58.1Audi A4 Sedan *29,01333,993-14.7%3,1723,197-0.8%
#58.2Audi A4 Allroad *2,8184,686-39.9%254402-36.8%
#59Hyundai Genesis31,37429,9924.6%3,0942,9235.9%
#60Lincoln MKZ30,90134,009-9.1%3,2072,63621.7%
#61Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class29,64327,3658.3%1,9122,664-28.2%
#62Toyota Prius V28,29030,762-8.0%2,0402,284-10.7%
#63Cadillac ATS26,87329,890-10.1%3,4512,46540.0%
#64Fiat 50025,08433,708-25.6%1,5012,302-34.8%
#65Hyundai Veloster24,24527,598-12.1%2,2461,68533.3%
#66Kia Rio23,74235,933-33.9%9971,924-48.2%
#67Lexus GS23,11722,1984.1%3,4232,74524.7%
#68Cadillac XTS23,11224,335-5.0%3,0702,27634.9%
#69Audi A622,85023,941-4.6%2,4562,945-16.6%
#70Volkswagen Beetle22,66729,182-22.3%1,3112,270-42.2%
#70.1Volkswagen Beetle Coupe *13,02517,414-25.2%9581,600-40.1%
#70.2Volkswagen Beetle Convertible *9,64211,768-18.1%353670-47.3%
#71Mercedes-Benz S-Class21,93425,276-13.2%2,1632,832-23.6%
#72Ford C-Max21,76827,595-21.1%1,4161,962-27.8%
#73Mitsubishi Mirage21,51516,70828.8%1,2621,13511.2%
#74Toyota Venza21,35129,991-28.8%4012,419-83.4%
#75Buick Regal19,50422,560-13.5%2,5711,81142.0%
#76Cadillac CTS19,48531,115-37.4%2,4412,652-8.0%
#77Acura ILX18,53117,8543.8%1,9601,73013.3%
#78Mitsubishi Lancer17,69116,4957.3%1,3241,547-14.4%
#79Nissan Leaf17,26930,200-42.8%1,3473,102-56.6%
#80Toyota Yaris16,77913,27426.4%3771,605-76.5%
#81Volvo S6016,70620,457-18.3%1,4861,866-20.4%
#82Scion tC16,45917,947-8.3%9761,128-13.5%
#83Chevrolet Volt15,39318,805-18.1%2,1141,49041.9%
#84Scion xB15,22316,583-8.2%8861,480-40.1%
#85Lexus RC14,7841,922669%1,7111,04264.2%
#86Lexus CT200h14,65717,673-17.1%1,4641,608-9.0%
#87BMW 2-Series13,0207,34577.3%2,143724196%
#88Audi A512,93416,620-22.2%1,0001,292-22.6%
#89BMW i311,0246,09281.0%1,4221,01340.4%
#90Scion FR-S10,50714,062-25.3%588834-29.5%
#91Porsche 9119,89810,433-5.1%654776-15.7%
#92BMW 7-Series9,2929,744-4.6%1,2661,09615.5%
#93Honda Crosstour9,10411,802-22.9%613863-29.0%
#94Infiniti Q408,60515,590-44.8%311,184-97.4%
#95Mazda MX-5 Miata8,5914,74581.1%70637886.8%
#96Infiniti Q708,4495,03467.8%78665619.8%
#97BMW 6-Series8,1468,647-5.8%1,46189064.2%
#98Fiat 500L7,86312,413-36.7%3081,482-79.2%
#99Audi A77,7218,133-5.1%84152460.5%
#100Scion iA7,605------1,808------
#101Smart Fortwo7,48410,453-28.4%669973-31.2%
#102Nissan 370Z7,3917,1992.7%4814467.8%
#103Kia Cadenza7,3439,267-20.8%5985489.1%
#104Lexus LS7,1658,559-16.3%8541,020-16.3%
#105Lincoln MKS6,8778,160-15.7%471927-49.2%
#106Volkswagen CC6,2769,995-37.2%6336231.6%
#107Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class6,1526,981-11.9%5815751.0%
#108Jaguar XF5,9335,8800.9%559772-27.6%
#109Hyundai Azera5,5397,232-23.4%358697-48.6%
#110Subaru BRZ5,2967,504-29.4%413416-0.7%
#111Volvo XC705,1185,0930.5%432470-8.1%
#112Scion iM5,097------1,245------
#113Audi A84,9905,904-15.5%424732-42.1%
#114Porsche Panamera4,9855,740-13.2%256320-20.0%
#115Jaguar F-Type4,6294,11212.6%430448-4.0%
#116Volvo V604,3624,990-12.6%296357-17.1%
#117Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class4,1824,737-11.7%290384-24.5%
#118Mercedes-Benz SL-Class4,0605,030-19.3%380539-29.5%
#119Infiniti Q603,9497,740-49.0%290658-55.9%
#120Jaguar XJ3,6114,329-16.6%207375-44.8%
#121Porsche Cayman3,5613,4174.2%2001981.0%
#122Porsche Boxster3,1023,875-19.9%21414448.6%
#123Honda CR-Z3,0733,562-13.7%31622441.1%
#124Volkswagen Eos2,9933,411-12.3%24220418.6%
#125Chevrolet SS2,8952,47916.8%1349344.1%
#126Volvo V60 Cross Country2,769------202------
#127Kia K9002,5241,33089.8%1629374.2%
#128Hyundai Equus2,3323,415-31.7%201343-41.4%
#129BMW i82,265555308%656158315%
#130Acura RLX2,1953,413-35.7%159233-31.8%
#131Mercedes-Benz B-Class1,906776146%97326-70.2%
#132Volvo S801,8871,7537.6%17679123%
#133Chevrolet Caprice PPV1,8453,727-50.5%220288-23.6%
#134BMW Z41,8292,151-15.0%25316850.6%
#135Honda Insight1,4583,965-63.2%22311-92.9%
#136Mercedes-AMG GT1,277------162------
#137Dodge Avenger1,26851,705-97.5%75455-83.5%
#138Audi TT1,1671,1580.8%238121,883%
#139Nissan GT-R1,1051,436-23.1%84156-46.2%
#140Cadillac ELR1,0241,310-21.8%13511814.4%
#141Nissan Cube9433,785-75.1%13186-93.0%
#142Scion xD7947,377-89.2%8288-97.2%
#143Dodge Viper676760-11.1%6389-29.2%
#144Alfa Romeo 4C66391629%5767-14.9%
#145Audi R8495735-32.7%1564-76.6%
#146Scion iQ4822,040-76.4%287-97.7%
#147Mazda 229713,615-97.8%1159-99.4%
#148Jaguar XK2931,452-79.8%188-98.9%
#149Volvo S60 Cross Country287------104------
#150Porsche 918 Spyder20396111%---39-100%
#151Mitsubishi i MiEV115196-41.3%912-25.0%
#152Acura TL8810,616-99.2%---76-100%
#153Toyota Mirai72------15------
#154Mercedes-Benz CL-Class54221-75.6%---14-100%
#155Acura TSX356,287-99.4%---17-100%
#156Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG29232-87.5%---6-100%
#157Lexus LFA917-47.1%110.0%
#158Volvo C707779-99.1%---1-100%
#159Mercedes-Benz R-Class48-50.0%---1-100%
#160Honda FCX220.0%21100%
#161Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class---2-100%---------
#162Mitsubishi Galant---122-100%---------
#163Volvo C30---66-100%---------

Total
7,780,7077,935,340-1.9% 656,6830 679,303 -3.3%

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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: down 10.9% to 184,794 in 2015; up 4.6% to 15,076.
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: down 1.1% to 140,609 in 2015; down 43.4% to 10,863 in December.
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 2015 were 1020 and 80, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn't release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but we source estimates from HybridCars.com. Model S sales estimate: up 59.5% to 26,400, up 84% to 3500 in December.

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