Sales of the Volvo XC90, for example, increased 223% from 2014's 3952 units to 2015's 12,777, an 8825-unit improvement.
The Volvo's 8825-unit increase is a drop in the bucket compared with the Nissan Rogue's 87,991-unit improvement.
But then again, Volvo isn't supposed to sell hundreds of thousands of XC90s every year in America, which is why the year-over-year percentage improvement yardstick does a fair job of equalizing all candidates.
The XC90 ranks first, the Rogue 15th. We've excluded any vehicle that wasn't on sale for the duration of 2014 – including them would too severely skew their percentages.
For the XC90, 2015 was the best U.S. sales year since 2008. Kia's second-ranked Sedona jumped 152% year-over-year and recorded its best volume since 2007 – the same can be said for the Land Rover LR4, Ford Mustang, and Mitsubishi Outlander.
2015 was the best year ever for the BMW X6, Tesla Model S, Ram ProMaster, Nissan Rogue, Volkswagen Tiguan, Land Rover Range Rover, Buick Encore, Volvo XC60, and Hyundai Tucson. 2015 was the best year since 2011 for the Infiniti QX50 (formerly EX), the best year since 2008 for the Mazda MX-5 Miata, the best year since 2010 for the BMW 2-Series (formerly 1-Series), and the best year since 2012 for the Infiniti Q70.
For the industry, too, 2015 marked the highest-volume year of new vehicle sales in America's history. You can click any model name in the list below to find any vehicle's historical monthly/yearly volume, or visit our Sales Stats page and make a selection.
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U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End
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U.S. Pickup Truck Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End
U.S. Commercial Van Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End