Ask GCBC: What Were America’s 10 Best-Selling American Cars In 2015?


2015 Ford Fusion white front

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This week, Nick From Detroit wanted to know which 10 American cars were the most popular in America last year. We’ll apply the “car” portion of the question strictly and limiting the answer to passenger cars only – no SUVs, crossovers, vans, or pickup trucks. We will define “American” by badge, not by build location.

That means cars sold under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, and Lincoln banners plus the HybridCars.com estimate for the Tesla Model S. And because this is GoodCarBadCar, we’re extending the length of this custom report.

These were the 25 best-selling American cars in America in 2015.

Rank
Best-Selling American 
Cars In America
2015
2014

Change
#1
Ford Fusion
300,170 306,860 -2.2%
#2
Chevrolet Cruze
226,602 273,060 -17.0%
#3
Ford Focus
202,478 219,634 -7.8%
#4
Chevrlet Malibu
194,854 188,519 3.4%
#5
Chrysler 200
177,889 117,363 51.6%
#6
Ford Mustang
122,349 82,635 48.1%
#7
Chevrolet Impala
116,825 140,280 -16.7%
#8
Dodge Charger
94,725 94,099 0.7%
#9
Dodge Dart
87,392 83,858 4.2%
#10
Chevrolet Camaro
77,502 86,297 -10.2%
#11
Dodge Challenger
66,365 51,611 28.6%
#12
Chevrolet Sonic
64,775 93,518 -30.7%
#13
Ford Fiesta
64,458 63,192 2.0%
#14
Chrysler 300
53,109 53,382 -0.5%
#15
Ford Taurus
48,816 62,629 -22.1%
#16
Buick LaCrosse
42,035 51,468 -18.3%
#17
Chevrolet Corvette
33,329 34,839 -4.3%
#18
Chevrolet Spark
32,853 39,159 -16.1%
#19
Buick Verano
31,886 43,743 -27.1%
#20
Lincoln MKZ
30,901 34,009 -9.1%
#21
Cadillac ATS
26,873 29,890 -10.1%
#22
Tesla Model S *
26,400 16,550 59.5%
#23
Cadillac XTS
23,112 24,335 -5.0%
#24
Ford C-Max
21,768 27,595 -21.1%
#25
Buick Regal
19,504 22,560 -13.5%

Source: Automakers
* estimate supplied by HybridCars.com 
The Fiat 500’s 25,084 sales would place the Fiat in 23rd if we decided to place the little Mexican-built Italian under a Chrysler Group heading, but we didn’t.

Timothy Cain is the founder of GoodCarBadCar.net, which obsesses over the free and frequent publication of U.S. and Canadian auto sales figures. Follow on Twitter @goodcarbadcar and on Facebook.