Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – February 2016


2015 Toyota Camry red and silver

Toyota Camry sales fell 2% in the United States in February 2016, a modest decrease of 537 units compared with February 2015. But the Camry’s volume was more than strong enough to fend off its closest rivals – and its closest siblings – in order for the Camry to once again end a month as America’s best-selling car.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – February 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – February 2016 YTD

February 2016 marked the Camry’s sixth consecutive month as America’s best-selling car. 2015 was the Camry’s 14th consecutive year of passenger car sales leadership.

Many of the Camry’s rivals did, however, accelerate at a healthy rate in February. The Honda Accord, which was the last car to outsell the Camry, jumped 19%. Ford Fusion sales rose 12%. The Chevrolet Malibu and Hyundai Sonata reported significant gains: 53% and 25%, respectively.

Numerous compacts posted big increases, as well. The Toyota Corolla was up 5%, Honda Civic volume shot up 32%, and the Nissan Sentra, Ford Focus, and Kia Forte all produced gains of at least 30%. 

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling cars can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of America’s best-selling trucks and best-selling SUVs in February 2016, links to which you’ll find at the bottom of this post.

February 2017 • March 2016 • January 2015February 2015

Rank
Best-Selling Car
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Toyota Camry
32,405 32,942 -1.6% 59,253 59,705 -0.8%
#2
Toyota Corolla
29,342 27,839 5.4% 51,704 55,196 -6.3%
#3
Nissan Altima
28,320 28,474 -0.5% 50,476 54,882 -8.0%
#4
Honda Civic
27,707 21,038 31.7% 54,448 39,737 37.0%
#5
Honda Accord
25,785 21,616 19.3% 46,550 42,627 9.2%
#6
Ford Fusion
25,442 22,732 11.9% 45,319 42,426 6.8%
#7
Chevrolet Malibu
21,418 13,971 53.3% 36,164 25,849 39.9%
#8
Nissan Sentra
20,599 15,354 34.2% 36,743 29,749 23.5%
#9
Ford Focus
18,620 14,019 32.8% 31,597 32,497 -2.8%
#10
Hyundai Sonata
17,470 13,987 24.9% 32,679 26,350 24.0%
#11
Chevrolet Cruze
12,998 18,301 -29.0% 27,360 36,994 -26.0%
#12
Nissan Versa
12,249 11,909 2.9% 20,255 22,455 -9.8%
#13
Hyundai Elantra
11,973 15,708 -23.8% 21,858 27,948 -21.8%
#14
Kia Soul
11,842 9965 18.8% 21,033 18,107 16.2%
#15
Ford Mustang
9993 8454 18.2% 17,573 17,148 2.5%
#16
Kia Optima
9630 11,584 -16.9% 18,043 20,978 -14.0%
#17
Volkswagen Jetta
9375 10,811 -13.3% 17,552 19,780 -11.3%
#18
Chevrolet Impala
9147 9065 0.9% 19,089 18,279 4.4%
#19
Dodge Charger
8765 10,365 -15.4% 17,929 17,390 3.1%
#20
Kia Forte
8187 5549 47.5% 13,516 11,971 12.9%

Source: Automakers 
^ Prius breakdown by variant
The Subaru Outback and Subaru XV Crosstrek, formerly listed among cars at GCBC, are now ranked with SUVs/crossovers.

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