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


2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan

The U.S. auto industry exploded with 7% year-over-year growth in February 2016, producing enough volume to make this February the best February since 2001.

Passenger car sales, however, continued to decline, falling by less than 1% to form little more than four-tenths of the overall market.

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From the very top of the leaderboard through to prominent premium players and low-volume  sports cars further down the line, red font was the order of the day. Seven of February’s top 19 best-selling cars sold less often in February 2016 than in February 2015, including the top-selling Toyota Camry, third-ranked Nissan Altima, and the Chevrolet Cruze. 

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3-Series, Lexus ES, Infiniti Q50, Acura TLX, Lexus IS, BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 4-Series, and Audi A3 – America’s ten top-selling premium brand cars in February – all posted year-over-year declines in February 2016.

U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – February 2017 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – January 2016
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – February 2015 YTD

Buyers are most assuredly moving to small SUVs and crossovers in numbers not previously seen. While sales of the BMW 3-Series slid 24%, BMW X3 sales jumped 20% in February. 

Though the Mercedes-Benz C-Class tumbled 14%, the Mercedes-Benz GLC was up 84%. 

While Lexus lost 9% of its February volume, Lexus NX sales jumped 39%. 

Infiniti Q50 volume fell by 285 units; the Infiniti QX50 added 1219 sales.

Top 11 Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In America – February 2016
Minivan Sales In America – February 2016

As a result, overall sales are up despite the losses posted by many cars. Of course, not all cars are falling. 

Through the first one-sixth of 2016, Americans are buying and leasing more Honda Civics than they were last year, more Honda Accords, more Ford Fusions and Nissan Sentras and Chevrolet Malibus and Hyundai Sonatas. More Chevrolet Camaros, Ford Mustangs, and Dodge Challengers, too.

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

Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by February volume by clicking the February 2016 column header, or you can rank cars by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Car 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 • February 2017 • March 2016 • January 2016February 2015

Rank
Car
Feb.
2016 YTD
Feb.
2015 YTD
%
Change
Feb.
2016
Feb.
2015
% Change
#1 Toyota Camry 59,253 59,705 -0.8% 32,405 32,942 -1.6%
#2 Honda Civic 54,448 39,737 37.0% 27,707 21,038 31.7%
#3 Toyota Corolla 51,704 55,196 -6.3% 29,342 27,839 5.4%
#4 Nissan Altima 50,476 54,882 -8.0% 28,320 28,474 -0.5%
#5 Honda Accord 46,550 42,627 9.2% 25,785 21,616 19.3%
#6 Ford Fusion 45,319 42,426 6.8% 25,442 22,732 11.9%
#7 Nissan Sentra 36,743 29,749 23.5% 20,599 15,354 34.2%
#8 Chevrolet Malibu 36,164 25,849 39.9% 21,418 13,971 53.3%
#9 Hyundai Sonata 32,679 26,350 24.0% 17,470 13,987 24.9%
#10 Ford Focus 31,597 32,497 -2.8% 18,620 14,019 32.8%
#11 Chevrolet Cruze 27,360 36,994 -26.0% 12,998 18,301 -29.0%
#12 Hyundai Elantra 21,858 27,948 -21.8% 11,973 15,708 -23.8%
#13 Kia Soul 21,033 18,107 16.2% 11,842 9,965 18.8%
#14 Nissan Versa 20,255 22,455 -9.8% 12,249 11,909 2.9%
#15 Chevrolet Impala 19,089 18,279 4.4% 9,147 9,065 0.9%
#16 Kia Optima 18,043 20,978 -14.0% 9,630 11,584 -16.9%
#17 Dodge Charger 17,929 17,390 3.1% 8,765 10,365 -15.4%
#18 Ford Mustang 17,573 17,148 2.5% 9,993 8,454 18.2%
#19 Volkswagen Jetta 17,552 19,780 -11.3% 9,375 10,811 -13.3%
#19.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 17,550 18,539 -5.3% 9,375 10,219 -8.3%
#19.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 2 1,241 -99.8% 592 -100%
#20 Mazda 3 14,826 16,770 -11.6% 7,275 8,874 -18.0%
#21 Subaru Impreza 13,530 14,712 -8.0% 6,812 7,185 -5.2%
#21.1 Subaru Impreza * 8,814 9,922 -11.2% 4,432 4,826 -8.2%
#21.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 4,716 4,790 -1.5% 2,380 2,359 0.9%
#22 Toyota Prius ² 13,518 15,184 -11.0% 7,175 7,467 -3.9%
#22.1 Toyota Prius * 13,502 14,386 -6.1% 7,169 7,070 1.4%
#22.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 16 798 -98.0% 6 397 -98.5%
#23 Kia Forte 13,516 11,971 12.9% 8,187 5,549 47.5%
#24 Chrysler 200 11,797 29,962 -60.6% 6,597 15,805 -58.3%
#25 Chevrolet Camaro 11,702 11,364 3.0% 6,151 6,373 -3.5%
#26 Dodge Dart 11,519 15,543 -25.9% 6,771 7,407 -8.6%
#27 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 11,181 13,308 -16.0% 6,102 7,072 -13.7%
#28 Dodge Challenger 10,670 9,847 8.4% 5,585 5,255 6.3%
#29 Hyundai Accent 9,947 9,305 6.9% 4,897 4,867 0.6%
#30 Nissan Maxima 9,637 4,434 117% 5,222 2,290 128%
#31 Chrysler 300 9,443 7,548 25.1% 4,809 4,356 10.4%
#32 Subaru Legacy 8,927 8,223 8.6% 4,454 4,342 2.6%
#33 Ford Taurus 8,274 6,405 29.2% 4,707 3,399 38.5%
#33.1 Ford Taurus * 6,919 5,013 38.0% 3,807 2,685 41.8%
#33.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 1,355 1,392 -2.7% 900 714 26.1%
#34 Volkswagen Passat 7,966 12,614 -36.8% 4,380 6,309 -30.6%
#35 Chevrolet Sonic 7,919 6,421 23.3% 4,241 2,900 46.2%
#36 BMW 3-Series 7,882 10,747 -26.7% 4,595 6,004 -23.5%
#37 Volkswagen Golf 7,638 8,120 -5.9% 3,645 3,921 -7.0%
#37.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 3,129 3,757 -16.7% 1,633 1,779 -8.2%
#37.2 Volkswagen Golf * 1,873 3,690 -49.2% 887 1,650 -46.2%
#37.3 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen * 1,341 635
#37.4 Volkswagen Golf R * 769 362 112% 292 362 -19.3%
#37.5 Volkswagen e-Golf * 526 311 69.1% 198 130 52.3%
#38 Toyota Avalon 7,558 8,883 -14.9% 3,961 4,102 -3.4%
#39 Lexus ES 7,226 8,272 -12.6% 3,826 4,192 -8.7%
#40 Honda Fit 6,742 11,454 -41.1% 3,647 5,652 -35.5%
#41 Buick LaCrosse 6,700 5,774 16.0% 2,643 3,751 -29.5%
#42 BMW 5-Series 6,553 6,965 -5.9% 2,758 3,606 -23.5%
#43 Ford Fiesta 6,314 7,162 -11.8% 3,754 3,708 1.2%
#44 Infiniti Q50 6,278 6,615 -5.1% 3,364 3,649 -7.8%
#45 Mazda 6 6,189 8,830 -29.9% 3,617 5,064 -28.6%
#46 Buick Verano 5,925 6,213 -4.6% 3,066 3,437 -10.8%
#47 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class  5,490 7,494 -26.7% 2,700 2,752 -1.9%
#48 Acura TLX 5,319 6,311 -15.7% 3,080 3,419 -9.9%
#49 Lexus IS 5,139 6,758 -24.0% 2,961 3,383 -12.5%
#50 Mini Cooper 4,977 5,120 -2.8% 2,251 2,719 -18.8%
#50.1 Mini Cooper 2-Door * 2,164 2,804 -22.8% 948 1,310 -27.6%
#50.2 Mini Cooper 4-Door * 2,152 1,785 20.6% 920 1,110 -17.1%
#50.3 Mini Cooper Clubman * 658 3 21,833% 381 2 18,950%
#50.4 Mini Cooper Convertible * 2 331 -99.4% 1 187 -99.5%
#50.5 Mini Cooper Roadster * 1 146 -99.3% 1 81 -98.8%
#50.6 Mini Cooper Coupe * 51 -100% 29 -100%
#51 Hyundai Genesis ³ 4,883 5,366 -9.0% 2,976 2,793 6.6%
#52 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 4,642 5,097 -8.9% 1,474 2,606 -43.4%
#53 BMW 4-Series 4,515 5,349 -15.6% 2,683 2,744 -2.2%
#54 Audi A3 4,331 4,662 -7.1% 2,183 2,279 -4.2%
#55 Buick Regal 4,261 2,481 71.7% 1,608 1,689 -4.8%
#56 Scion iA 4,145 2,305
#57 Hyundai Veloster 4,124 2,857 44.3% 2,101 1,555 35.1%
#58 Lincoln MKZ 4,074 3,664 11.2% 2,128 1,834 16.0%
#59 Toyota Prius C ² 4,026 5,315 -24.3% 2,263 2,701 -16.2%
#60 Cadillac XTS 3,626 3,842 -5.6% 1,813 1,960 -7.5%
#61 Chevrolet Corvette 3,617 4,732 -23.6% 2,116 2,605 -18.8%
#62 Mitsubishi Lancer 3,520 3,614 -2.6% 1,997 2,099 -4.9%
#63 Audi A4 3,425 3,714 -7.8% 1,951 1,924 1.4%
#63.1 Audi A4 Sedan * 3,152 3,306 -4.7% 1,827 1,743 4.8%
#63.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 273 408 -33.1% 124 181 -31.5%
#64 Kia Rio 2,891 3,515 -17.8% 1,461 1,943 -24.8%
#65 Chevrolet Spark 2,882 5,844 -50.7% 1,761 2,674 -34.1%
#66 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2,835 2,987 -5.1% 1,558 1,421 9.6%
#67 Acura ILX 2,733 1,951 40.1% 1,500 959 56.4%
#68 Cadillac ATS 2,658 3,785 -29.8% 1,591 2,028 -21.5%
#69 Scion iM 2,567 1,317
#70 Cadillac CTS 2,474 3,136 -21.1% 1,461 1,438 1.6%
#71 Lexus GS 2,465 3,530 -30.2% 1,167 1,851 -37.0%
#72 Ford C-Max 2,357 2,536 -7.1% 1,370 1,376 -0.4%
#73 Toyota Prius V ² 2,317 3,763 -38.4% 1,112 1,850 -39.9%
#74 Fiat 500 2,288 4,719 -51.5% 1,081 2,333 -53.7%
#75 Chevrolet Volt 2,122 1,235 71.8% 1,126 693 62.5%
#76 Mitsubishi Mirage 2,119 3,568 -40.6% 1,156 1,863 -38.0%
#77 Audi A6 1,905 2,484 -23.3% 1,064 1,282 -17.0%
#78 Volkswagen Beetle 1,851 3,291 -43.8% 912 1,902 -52.1%
#78.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 1,217 2,159 -43.6% 551 1,262 -56.3%
#78.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 634 1,132 -44.0% 361 640 -43.6%
#79 BMW 2-Series 1,795 898 99.9% 1,085 523 107%
#80 Nissan Leaf 1,685 2,268 -25.7% 930 1,198 -22.4%
#81 Lexus RC 1,675 1,831 -8.5% 920 984 -6.5%
#82 Scion tC 1,632 2,596 -37.1% 917 1,377 -33.4%
#83 Scion xB 1,569 2,897 -45.8% 787 1,469 -46.4%
#84 Jaguar XF 1,516 1,347 12.5% 790 703 12.4%
#85 BMW 7-Series 1,463 1,209 21.0% 616 572 7.7%
#86 Toyota Yaris 1,456 2,806 -48.1% 908 1,364 -33.4%
#87 Lexus CT200h 1,384 1,983 -30.2% 762 978 -22.1%
#88 Mazda MX-5 Miata 1,319 849 55.4% 759 511 48.5%
#89 Volvo S60 1,278 2,574 -50.3% 823 1,203 -31.6%
#90 Porsche 911 1,221 1,685 -27.5% 498 633 -21.3%
#91 Lincoln MKS 1,137 1,204 -5.6% 599 559 7.2%
#92 Audi A5 1,117 1,674 -33.3% 602 831 -27.6%
#93 Scion FR-S 1,061 1,552 -31.6% 554 806 -31.3%
#94 Infiniti Q70 986 1,334 -26.1% 494 707 -30.1%
#95 Kia Cadenza 959 1,023 -6.3% 585 640 -8.6%
#96 Audi A7 861 514 67.5% 429 229 87.3%
#97 Hyundai Azera 847 1,341 -36.8% 438 757 -42.1%
#98 Smart Fortwo 821 950 -13.6% 422 458 -7.9%
#99 Subaru BRZ 786 664 18.4% 425 334 27.2%
#100 Lexus LS 771 1,172 -34.2% 374 506 -26.1%
#101 Nissan 370Z 768 1,008 -23.8% 410 560 -26.8%
#102 Fiat 500L 734 1,825 -59.8% 365 956 -61.8%
#103 Jaguar F-Type 698 723 -3.5% 365 422 -13.5%
#104 Jaguar XJ 648 518 25.1% 356 243 46.5%
#105 Volkswagen CC 630 948 -33.5% 251 417 -39.8%
#106 Porsche Panamera 629 879 -28.4% 293 442 -33.7%
T107 Buick Cascada 583 495
T107 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 583 641 -9.0% 369 331 11.5%
#109 Audi A8 563 606 -7.1% 218 300 -27.3%
#110 Volvo XC70 539 646 -16.6% 287 316 -9.2%
#111 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 536 474 13.1% 270 228 18.4%
#112 Hyundai Equus 457 427 7.0% 286 207 38.2%
#113 Honda Crosstour 456 1,304 -65.0% 190 643 -70.5%
#114 BMW 6-Series 450 1,748 -74.3% 265 1,237 -78.6%
#115 Porsche Boxster 436 409 6.6% 193 211 -8.5%
#116 BMW i3 430 1,759 -75.6% 248 1,089 -77.2%
#117 Porsche Cayman 425 536 -20.7% 237 232 2.2%
#118 Volvo V60 399 631 -36.8% 252 339 -25.7%
#119 Audi TT 355 10 3,450% 200 7 2,757%
#120 Honda CR-Z 320 371 -13.7% 128 175 -26.9%
#121 Infiniti Q60 304 812 -62.6% 172 346 -50.3%
#122 Chevrolet SS 253 330 -23.3% 165 215 -23.3%
#123 Volkswagen Eos 233 274 -15.0% 110 118 -6.8%
#124 Volvo V60 Cross Country 230 98 135% 154 70 120%
#125 Mercedes-AMG GT 220 95
#126 Acura RLX 201 349 -42.4% 103 173 -40.5%
#127 Cadillac ELR 158 219 -27.9% 91 127 -28.3%
#128 Kia K900 151 181 -16.6% 83 62 33.9%
#129 Alfa Romeo 4C 116 144 -19.4% 49 47 4.3%
#130 BMW Z4 97 380 -74.5% 55 286 -80.8%
#131 Nissan GT-R 96 219 -56.2% 30 118 -74.6%
#132 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 95 349 -72.8% 37 109 -66.1%
#133 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 92 222 -58.6% 71 98 -27.6%
T134 BMW i8 86 198 -56.6% 54 113 -52.2%
T134 Dodge Viper 86 125 -31.2% 34 64 -46.9%
#136 Volvo S80 84 282 -70.2% 43 70 -38.6%
#137 Volvo S60 Cross Country 80 42
#138 Toyota Mirai 56 30
#139 Infiniti Q40 26 2,672 -99.0% 16 1,643 -99.0%
#140 Audi R8 20 101 -80.2% 9 52 -82.7%
#141 Honda Insight 19 434 -95.6% 211 -100%
#142 Nissan Cube 10 278 -96.4% 7 122 -94.3%
#143 Mitsubishi i MiEV 7 5 40.0% 5 2 150%
#144 Scion xD 4 342 -98.8% 1 122 -99.2%
T145 Lexus LFA 3 3 0.0% 2 1 100%
T145 Scion iQ 3 167 -98.2% 1 90 -98.9%
#147 Jaguar XK 2 88 -97.7% 1 42 -97.6%
#148 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 1 8 -87.5% 1 3 -66.7%
#149 Dodge Avenger 461 -100% 219 -100%
#150 Mazda 2 192 -100% 80 -100%
#151 Porsche 918 Spyder 48 -100% 14 -100%
#152 Acura TL 40 -100% 22 -100%
#153 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 11 -100%
#154 Acura TSX 10 -100% 4 -100%

Total  °
1,026,291 1,072,339 -4.3% 555,404 557,685 -0.4%

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 12.2% to 10,550 in February; down 18.1% to 19,861 YTD.
³ Hyundai USA combines sales of the Genesis and Genesis Coupe.
‡ With their February release, Mercedes-Benz USA began combining the E-Class and CLS.
° Overall figure is the total of passenger car sales from all brands which report model-specific sales figures.
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 2016’s first two months were 172 and 8, respectively. 
Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but we source estimates from HybridCars.com. Model S sales estimate: up 10.3% to 3200 in 2016; up 35.7% to 1900 in February Model X estimate: 900 YTD; 500 in February.