January 2016 U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 148 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked


2016 Buick Cascada roof operation

The Toyota Camry ended 2016 right where it left off in 2015: as America’s best-selling car.

There were differences at the top of the passenger car leaderboard in January 2016, however. Rather than the Toyota Corolla, Honda Accord, or Nissan Altima challenging the Camry for top-selling status, the surging Honda Civic (up 43%) came within 107 sales of catching the Camry.

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The U.S. auto industry failed to match January 2015’s volume success because of three key reasons in October. The auto sales season was shorter, December was very strong and may have pulled some sales forward, and there was a massive winter storm on the east coast. 

But while car sales fell by 9%, many top sellers posted improved results. The Civic, Camry, Fusion, Sentra, Malibu, and Sonata were among the 10 most popular cars in the country and they all generated greater U.S. sales activity in the first month of 2016 than in the same period one year ago.

U.S. Car Sales By Model – January 2017
U.S. Car Sales By Model – February 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales By Model – 2015 Year End
U.S. Car Sales By Model – January 2015

Compared with this stage of last year, a number of nameplates are no longer a part of the car sales equation; a handful of new products have been added in the last year. The Buick Cascada was GM’s most recent release. 88 copies of the new convertible were sold last month.

Top 11 Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In America – January 2016
Commercial Van Sales In America – January 2016
Minivan Sales In America – January 2016

GCBC has also made changes to the placement of a few vehicles. No longer are the Subaru Outback, Subaru Crosstrek, and Toyota Venza tallied with cars. They’re now ranked among SUVs and crossovers.

At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.

U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – January 2016
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2016
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – January 2016

Reminder: these are January 2016 rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by January 2016 volume by clicking the January 2016 column header – which, or you can rank SUVs/crossovers by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover 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 2017 • February 2016 • December 2015January 2015

Rank
Car
Jan.
2016 YTD
Jan.
2015 YTD
%
Change
#1 Toyota Camry 26,848 26,763 0.3%
#2 Honda Civic 26,741 18,699 43.0%
#3 Toyota Corolla 22,362 27,357 -18.3%
#4 Nissan Altima 22,156 26,408 -16.1%
#5 Honda Accord 20,765 21,011 -1.2%
#6 Ford Fusion 19,877 19,694 0.9%
#7 Nissan Sentra 16,144 14,395 12.2%
#8 Hyundai Sonata 15,209 12,363 23.0%
#9 Chevrolet Malibu 14,746 11,878 24.1%
#10 Chevrolet Cruze 14,362 18,693 -23.2%
#11 Ford Focus 12,977 18,478 -29.8%
#12 Chevrolet Impala 9,942 9,214 7.9%
#13 Hyundai Elantra 9,885 12,240 -19.2%
#14 Kia Soul 9,191 8,142 12.9%
#15 Dodge Charger 9,164 7,025 30.4%
#16 Kia Optima 8,413 9,394 -10.4%
#17 Volkswagen Jetta 8,177 8,969 -8.8%
#17.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 8,175 8,320 -1.7%
#17.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 2 649 -99.7%
#18 Nissan Versa 8,006 10,546 -24.1%
#19 Ford Mustang 7,580 8,694 -12.8%
#20 Mazda 3 7,551 7,896 -4.4%
#21 Subaru Impreza 6,718 7,527 -10.7%
#21.1 Subaru Impreza * 4,382 5,096 -14.0%
#21.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 2,336 2,431 -3.9%
#22 Toyota Prius ² 6,112 7,717 -20.8%
#22.1 Toyota Prius * 6,102 7,316 -16.6%
#22.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 10 401 -97.5%
#23 Chevrolet Camaro 5,551 4,991 11.2%
#24 Kia Forte 5,329 6,422 -17.0%
#25 Chrysler 200 5,200 14,157 -63.3%
#26 Dodge Challenger 5,085 4,592 10.7%
#27 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 5,079 6,236 -18.6%
#28 Hyundai Accent 5,050 4,438 13.8%
#29 Dodge Dart 4,748 8,136 -41.6%
#30 Chrysler 300 4,634 3,192 45.2%
#31 Subaru Legacy 4,473 3,881 15.3%
#32 Nissan Maxima 4,415 2,144 106%
#33 Buick LaCrosse 4,057 2,023 101%
#34 Volkswagen Golf 3,993 4,199 -4.9%
#34.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 1,496 1,978 -24.4%
#34.2 Volkswagen Golf * 986 2,040 -51.7%
#34.3 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen * 706
#34.4 Volkswagen Golf R * 477
#34.5 Volkswagen e-Golf * 328 181 81.2%
#35 BMW 5-Series 3,795 3,359 13.0%
#36 Chevrolet Sonic 3,678 3,521 4.5%
#37 Toyota Avalon 3,597 4,781 -24.8%
#38 Volkswagen Passat 3,586 6,305 -43.1%
#39 Ford Taurus 3,567 3,006 18.7%
#39.1 Ford Taurus * 3,112 2,328 33.7%
#39.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 455 678 -32.9%
#40 Lexus ES 3,400 4,080 -16.7%
#41 BMW 3-Series ³ 3,287 4,733 -30.6%
#42 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 3,168 2,491 27.2%
#43 Honda Fit 3,095 5,802 -46.7%
#44 Infiniti Q50 2,914 2,966 -1.8%
#45 Buick Verano 2,859 2,776 3.0%
#46 Mini Cooper 2,726 2,401 13.5%
#46.1 Mini Cooper 4-Door * 1,232 675 82.5%
#46.2 Mini Cooper 2-Door * 1,216 1,494 -18.6%
#46.3 Mini Cooper Clubman * 277 1 27,600%
#46.4 Mini Cooper Convertible * 1 144 -99.3%
#46.5 Mini Cooper Roadster * 65 -100%
#46.6 Mini Cooper Coupe * 22 -100%
#47 Buick Regal 2,653 792 235%
#48 Mazda 6 2,572 3,766 -31.7%
#49 Ford Fiesta 2,560 3,454 -25.9%
#50 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2,503 4,336 -42.3%
#51 Acura TLX 2,239 2,892 -22.6%
#52 Lexus IS 2,178 3,375 -35.5%
#53 Audi A3 2,148 2,383 -9.9%
#54 Hyundai Veloster 2,023 1,302 55.4%
#55 Lincoln MKZ 1,946 1,830 6.3%
#56 Hyundai Genesis ³ 1,907 2,573 -25.9%
#57 Scion iA 1,840
#58 BMW 4-Series ³ 1,832 2,615 -29.9%
#59 Cadillac XTS 1,813 1,882 -3.7%
#60 Toyota Prius C ² 1,763 2,614 -32.6%
#61 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,523 1,515 0.5%
#62 Chevrolet Corvette 1,501 2,127 -29.4%
#63 Audi A4 1,474 1,790 -17.7%
#64 Kia Rio 1,430 1,572 -9.0%
#65 Lexus GS 1,298 1,679 -22.7%
#66 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1,277 1,566 -18.5%
#67 Scion iM 1,250
#68 Acura ILX 1,233 992 24.3%
#69 Fiat 500 1,207 2,386 -49.4%
#70 Toyota Prius V ² 1,205 1,913 -37.0%
#71 Chevrolet Spark 1,121 3,170 -64.6%
#72 Cadillac ATS 1,067 1,757 -39.3%
#73 Cadillac CTS 1,013 1,698 -40.3%
#74 Chevrolet Volt 996 542 83.8%
#75 Ford C-Max 987 1,160 -14.9%
#76 Mitsubishi Mirage 963 1,705 -43.5%
#77 Volkswagen Beetle 939 1,389 -32.4%
#77.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 666 897 -25.8%
#77.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 273 492 -44.5%
#78 BMW 7-Series 847 637 33.0%
#79 Audi A6 841 1,202 -30.0%
#80 Scion xB 782 1,428 -45.2%
T81 Nissan Leaf 755 1,070 -29.4%
T81 Lexus RC 755 847 -10.9%
#83 Jaguar XF 726 644 12.7%
#84 Porsche 911 723 1,052 -31.3%
#85 Scion tC 715 1,219 -41.3%
#86 BMW 2-Series 710 375 89.3%
#87 Lexus CT200h 622 1,005 -38.1%
#88 Mazda MX-5 Miata 560 338 65.7%
#89 Toyota Yaris 548 1,442 -62.0%
#90 Lincoln MKS 538 645 -16.6%
#91 Audi A5 515 843 -38.9%
#92 Scion FR-S 507 746 -32.0%
#93 Infiniti Q70 492 627 -21.5%
#94 Volvo S60 455 1,371 -66.8%
#95 Audi A7 432 285 51.6%
#96 Hyundai Azera 409 584 -30.0%
#97 Smart Fortwo 399 492 -18.9%
#98 Lexus LS 397 666 -40.4%
#99 Volkswagen CC 379 531 -28.6%
#100 Kia Cadenza 374 383 -2.4%
#101 Fiat 500L 369 869 -57.5%
#102 Subaru BRZ 361 330 9.4%
#103 Nissan 370Z 358 448 -20.1%
#104 Audi A8 345 306 12.7%
#105 Porsche Panamera 336 437 -23.1%
#106 Jaguar F-Type 333 301 10.6%
#107 Jaguar XJ 292 275 6.2%
#108 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 287 406 -29.3%
T109 Honda Crosstour 266 661 -59.8%
T109 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 266 246 8.1%
#111 Volvo XC70 252 330 -23.6%
#112 Porsche Boxster 243 198 22.7%
#113 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 214 310 -31.0%
#114 Honda CR-Z 192 196 -2.0%
#115 Porsche Cayman 188 304 -38.2%
#116 BMW 6-Series 185 511 -63.8%
#117 BMW i3 182 670 -72.8%
#118 Hyundai Equus 171 220 -22.3%
#119 Audi TT 155 3 5,067%
#120 Volvo V60 147 292 -49.7%
#121 Infiniti Q60 132 466 -71.7%
#122 Mercedes-AMG GT 125
#123 Volkswagen Eos 123 156 -21.2%
#124 Acura RLX 98 176 -44.3%
T125 Buick Cascada 88
T125 Chevrolet SS 88 115 -23.5%
#127 Volvo V60 CC 76 28 171%
#128 Kia K900 68 119 -42.9%
T129 Alfa Romeo 4C 67 97 -30.9%
T129 Cadillac ELR 67 92 -27.2%
#131 Nissan GT-R 66 101 -34.7%
#132 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 58 240 -75.8%
#133 Dodge Viper 52 61 -14.8%
#134 BMW Z4 42 94 -55.3%
#135 Volvo S80 41 212 -80.7%
#136 Volvo S60 Cross Country 38
#137 BMW i8 32 85 -62.4%
#138 Toyota Mirai 26
#139 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 21 124 -83.1%
#140 Honda Insight 19 223 -91.5%
#141 Audi R8 11 49 -77.6%
#142 Infiniti Q40 10 1,029 -99.0%
T143 Nissan Cube 3 156 -98.1%
T143 Scion xD 3 220 -98.6%
T145 Mitsubishi i MiEV 2 3 -33.3%
T145 Scion iQ 2 77 -97.4%
T147 Jaguar XK 1 46 -97.8%
T147 Lexus LFA 1 2 -50.0%
#149 Dodge Avenger 242 -100%
#150 Mazda 2 112 -100%
#151 Porsche 918 Spyder 34 -100%
#152 Acura TL 18 -100%
#153 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 11 -100%
#154 Acura TSX 6 -100%
#155 Volvo C70 6 -100%
#156 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 5 -100%
Total
470,656 514,660 -8.6%

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 24.0% to 9311.
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 30.3% to 5119.
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 January 2016 were 86 and 4, respectively. Totals for some brands which don’t list model breakdowns can be seen here.
Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but we source estimates from HybridCars.com. Model S sales estimate: down 13.3% to 1300.