Ask GCBC: What Are The Best-Selling Import Cars In America?

2015 Subaru Forester
In this latest addition to the ever-growing list of content made available by GCBC, we're allowing you to ask us to sort the sales data the way you want it. In fact, you can ask anything, and we might just choose to answer your question even if you ask, "Where's the best Chinese food in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island?" If you want to ask a question, email

This week, Tom from America wanted to know the following: "What are the best-selling import cars in America? Not just the Toyota Camry, which is built in America, but the vehicles of any kind that are built outside of the U.S., Canada, or Mexico?"

That's simple enough. We'll exclude import brand vehicles such as the Toyota Camry, America's best-selling car in each of the last 14 years, a Japanese-branded machine that's assembled in Indiana. We'll include for contention vehicles like the Buick Encore, which wears an American badge but is built in South Korea. 

Vehicles which are assembled outside of the U.S, Canada, and Mexico – the NAFTA zone – are eligible for this list of America's 15 most popular import vehicles in the first two months of 2016.

Best-Selling Import Autos
2016 YTD
2015 YTD

Subaru Forester
Kia Soul
Nissan Rogue °
Toyota 4Runner
Mazda 3
Mazda CX-5
Subaru Impreza/WRX
Toyota Prius/Prius Plug-In
Kia Forte
Jeep Renegade
Subaru Crosstrek
Hyundai Tucson
Buick Encore
Kia Sportage
BMW 3-Series
° Total Rogue sales are up 0.7% to 21,561, with 11,589 (down 9.7%) of the Rogues sold so far this year built in Smyrna, Tennessee. 

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

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