March 2016 YTD U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings - Top 152 Best-Selling Cars In America - Every Car Ranked

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U.S. passenger car volume slid 6% in March 2016, a year-over-year drop of more than 45,000 units despite the fact that March 2016 hosted two additional selling days compared with March 2015. 

Sharp declines at Toyota, which builds the best-selling Camry and America's second-best-selling small car, were especially harmful. The Camry, Corolla, Avalon, Yaris, and Prius family combined to lose 12,117 sales in March alone and 23,137 in the first-quarter of 2016.


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Premium auto brands did the passenger car market no favours in March, either. BMW car volume plunged 32%, Cadillac car sales slid 4%, car sales at Infiniti fell 11%, Lexus car volume was down 14%, Lincoln's two cars slipped 11%, Mercedes-Benz's cars were down 19%, and Volvo car sales dropped 34%. 



U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - April 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - February 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - March 2015 YTD


In each case, the decline was sharper than the rate of decline in the market overall.

With luxury-branded cars, this was most keenly felt with the most popular models. The 26th-best-selling car in America in 2016's first three months is the top-selling premium brand car, Mercedes-Benz's C-Class, sales of which fell 13% in March. The next-highest-volume premium car, BMW's 3-Series, was down 34% in March 2016.


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As for the Camry, even its noteworthy 9% drop in March sales didn't stop the midsize Toyota from easily claiming victory as America's best-selling car. The Nissan Altima trailed the Camry more than 2000 units in March.

Through the first-quarter of 2016, the second-ranked Honda Civic (up 31%) is 8941 sales back of the Camry, sales of which are down 4%.



U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - March 2016 YTD
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - March 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - March 2016 YTD


Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by March volume by clicking the March 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.


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Rank
Car
March
2016 YTD
March
2015 YTD
%
Change
March
2016
March
2015
% Change
#1Toyota Camry96,244100,505-4.2%36,99140,800-9.3%
#2Honda Civic87,30366,72230.8%32,85526,98521.8%
#3Nissan Altima85,33286,875-1.8%34,85631,9938.9%
#4Toyota Corolla84,26090,728-7.1%32,55635,532-8.4%
#5Honda Accord77,07368,64512.3%30,52326,01817.3%
#6Ford Fusion74,99471,4704.9%29,67529,0442.2%
#7Nissan Sentra62,94451,02623.4%26,20121,27723.1%
#8Hyundai Sonata61,45744,69037.5%28,77818,34056.9%
#9Chevrolet Malibu58,22242,40137.3%22,05816,55233.3%
#10Ford Focus50,21552,994-5.2%18,61820,497-9.2%
#11Hyundai Elantra39,36356,742-30.6%17,50528,794-39.2%
#12Chevrolet Cruze37,24160,592-38.5%9,88123,598-58.1%
#13Nissan Versa36,49936,998-1.3%16,24414,54311.7%
#14Kia Soul33,07630,8387.3%12,04312,731-5.4%
#15Chevrolet Impala30,55427,22112.2%11,4658,94228.2%
#16Ford Mustang30,13629,8111.1%12,56312,663-0.8%
#17Kia Optima29,76836,463-18.4%11,72515,485-24.3%
#18Volkswagen Jetta28,02331,363-10.6%10,47111,583-9.6%
#18.1Volkswagen Jetta Sedan *28,02229,544-5.2%10,47111,005-4.9%
#18.2Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen *11,819-99.9%---578-100%
#19Dodge Charger27,74626,2185.8%9,8178,82811.2%
#20Kia Forte23,92219,50822.6%10,4067,53738.1%
#21Mazda 322,13327,304-18.9%7,30710,534-30.6%
#22Toyota Prius ²21,65525,142-13.9%8,1379,958-18.3%
#22.1Toyota Prius *21,63223,871-9.4%8,1309,485-14.3%
#22.2Toyota Prius Plug-In *231,271-98.2%7473-98.5%
#23Subaru Impreza21,46022,547-4.8%7,9307,8351.2%
#23.1Subaru Impreza *14,00715,286-8.4%5,1935,364-3.2%
#23.2Subaru Impreza WRX/STI *7,4537,2612.6%2,7372,47110.8%
#24Chevrolet Camaro18,58117,3207.3%6,8795,95615.5%
#25Chrysler 20017,97349,152-63.4%6,17619,190-67.8%
#26Mercedes-Benz C-Class17,83920,943-14.8%6,6587,635-12.8%
#27Hyundai Accent17,82616,7996.1%7,8797,4945.1%
#28Dodge Dart16,86825,115-32.8%5,3499,572-44.1%
#29Nissan Maxima16,2257,194126%6,5882,760139%
#30Dodge Challenger16,03915,9570.5%5,3696,110-12.1%
#31Chrysler 30015,91712,90723.3%6,4745,35920.8%
#32Subaru Legacy14,47814,3710.7%5,5516,148-9.7%
#33BMW 3-Series14,10020,220-30.3%6,2189,473-34.4%
#34Volkswagen Passat14,06320,408-31.1%6,0977,794-21.8%
#35Ford Taurus13,45610,56927.3%5,1824,16424.4%
#35.1Ford Taurus *11,1818,23735.7%4,2623,22432.2%
#35.2Ford Taurus Police Interceptor *2,2752,332-2.4%920940-2.1%
#36Lexus ES13,01814,045-7.3%5,7925,7730.3%
#37Chevrolet Sonic12,62711,31511.6%4,7084,894-3.8%
#38Toyota Avalon12,20113,604-10.3%4,6434,721-1.7%
#39Volkswagen Golf12,13312,763-4.9%4,4954,643-3.2%
#39.1Volkswagen Golf GTI *5,0975,754-11.4%1,9681,997-1.5%
#39.2Volkswagen Golf *2,9425,559-47.1%1,0691,869-42.8%
#39.3Volkswagen Golf SportWagen *2,3091042,120%968104831%
#39.4Volkswagen Golf R *1,17384039.6%404478-15.5%
#39.5Volkswagen e-Golf *61250620.9%86195-55.9%
#40Infiniti Q5011,86810,51612.9%5,5903,90143.3%
#41Honda Fit11,51318,094-36.4%4,7716,640-28.1%
#42Ford Fiesta10,86312,110-10.3%4,5494,948-8.1%
#43Mazda 610,28316,398-37.3%4,0947,568-45.9%
#44BMW 5-Series9,71012,065-19.5%3,1575,100-38.1%
#45BMW 4-Series9,22510,711-13.9%4,7105,362-12.2%
#46Acura TLX9,0879,741-6.7%3,7683,4309.9%
#47Buick LaCrosse8,97510,199-12.0%2,2754,425-48.6%
#48Lexus IS8,81811,246-21.6%3,6794,488-18.0%
#49Hyundai Genesis ³8,6458,4302.6%3,7623,06422.8%
#50Mercedes-Benz E-Class8,56011,234-23.8%3,6954,489-17.7%
#51Mini Cooper8,4439,295-9.2%3,4664,175-17.0%
#51.1Mini Cooper Hardtop 4-Door *3,4523,2944.8%1,3001,509-13.9%
#51.2Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door *3,2864,930-33.3%1,1222,126-47.2%
#51.3Mini Cooper Clubman *1,695533,800%1,037251,750%
#51.4Mini Cooper Convertible *8695-98.8%6364-98.4%
#51.5Mini Cooper Roadster *2270-99.3%1124-99.2%
#51.6Mini Cooper Coupe---101-100%---50-100%
#52Buick Verano8,2259,079-9.4%2,3002,866-19.7%
#53Audi A37,5047,743-3.1%3,1733,0813.0%
#54Scion iA7,409------3,264------
#55Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class6,8848,226-16.3%2,2423,129-28.3%
#56Audi A46,8286,21010.0%3,4032,49636.3%
#57Toyota Prius C ²6,6338,879-25.3%2,6073,564-26.9%
#58Lincoln MKZ6,5546,5060.7%2,4802,842-12.7%
#59Hyundai Veloster6,4665,23723.5%2,3422,380-1.6%
#60Chevrolet Corvette6,3708,517-25.2%2,7533,785-27.3%
#61Mitsubishi Mirage6,2326,0562.9%4,1132,48865.3%
#62Cadillac XTS5,8736,209-5.4%2,2472,367-5.1%
#63Buick Regal5,5374,38226.4%1,2761,901-32.9%
#64Mitsubishi Lancer5,4546,039-9.7%1,9342,425-20.2%
#65Kia Rio5,3665,998-10.5%2,4752,483-0.3%
#66Chevrolet Spark5,1559,104-43.4%2,2733,260-30.3%
#67Cadillac ATS4,5175,824-22.4%1,8592,039-8.8%
#68Acura ILX4,2873,50522.3%1,5541,5540.0%
#69Scion iM4,226------1,659------
#70Mercedes-Benz S-Class4,1675,096-18.2%1,3322,098-36.5%
#71Ford C-Max4,0594,305-5.7%1,7021,769-3.8%
#72Lexus GS3,9895,904-32.4%1,5242,374-35.8%
#73Chevrolet Volt3,9871,874113%1,865639192%
#74Cadillac CTS3,9734,636-14.3%1,4991,500-0.1%
#75Fiat 5003,7787,995-52.7%1,4903,276-54.5%
#76Toyota Prius V ²3,6486,279-41.9%1,3312,516-47.1%
#77BMW 2-Series3,4012,14758.4%1,6061,24928.6%
#78Audi A63,3584,812-30.2%1,4532,328-37.6%
#79Volkswagen Beetle3,3195,735-42.1%1,4682,444-39.9%
#79.1Volkswagen Beetle Coupe *2,0033,487-42.6%7861,328-40.8%
#79.2Volkswagen Beetle Convertible *1,3162,248-41.5%6821,116-38.9%
#80Nissan Leaf2,9314,085-28.3%1,2461,817-31.4%
#81Lexus RC2,8693,032-5.4%1,1941,201-0.6%
#82Jaguar XF2,7822,17228.1%1,26682553.5%
#83Scion tC2,7614,373-36.9%1,1291,777-36.5%
#84Toyota Yaris2,6835,324-49.6%1,2272,518-51.3%
#85Volvo S602,4884,544-45.2%1,2101,970-38.6%
#86Mazda MX-5 Miata2,4091,38174.4%1,090532105%
#87Lexus CT200h2,3563,399-30.7%9721,416-31.4%
#88BMW 7-Series2,3131,94119.2%85073216.1%
#89Porsche 9112,1592,521-14.4%93883612.2%
#90Scion xB2,1064,472-52.9%5371,575-65.9%
#91Lincoln MKS1,9182,042-6.1%781838-6.8%
#92Audi A51,9012,977-36.1%7841,303-39.8%
#93Scion FR-S1,7302,445-29.2%669893-25.1%
#94Infiniti Q701,5632,417-35.3%5771,083-46.7%
#95Kia Cadenza1,5521,806-14.1%593783-24.3%
#96Audi A71,4661,11531.5%6056010.7%
#97Buick Cascada1,397------814------
#98Hyundai Azera1,3551,957-30.8%508616-17.5%
#99Nissan 370Z1,3441,767-23.9%576759-24.1%
#100Smart Fortwo1,3001,533-15.2%479583-17.8%
#101Fiat 500L1,2673,043-58.4%5331,218-56.2%
#102Lexus LS1,2401,848-32.9%469676-30.6%
#103Subaru BRZ1,2111,1594.5%425495-14.1%
#104Jaguar F-Type1,1241,0586.2%42633527.2%
#105Jaguar XJ1,08995214.4%4414341.6%
#106Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class1,0251,296-20.9%400547-26.9%
#107Volkswagen CC9911,461-32.2%361513-29.6%
#108Audi A89851,067-7.7%422461-8.5%
#109Porsche Panamera9631,312-26.6%334433-22.9%
#110Volvo XC709591,209-20.7%420563-25.4%
#111Mercedes-Benz SL-Class8871,044-15.0%304403-24.6%
#112Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class8508174.0%314343-8.5%
#113BMW 6-Series8394,182-79.9%3892,434-84.0%
#114Porsche Cayman8097803.7%38424457.4%
#115BMW i37622,681-71.6%332922-64.0%
#116Volvo V607271,221-40.5%328590-44.4%
#117Porsche Boxster6856338.2%24922411.2%
#118Audi TT663115,927%308130,700%
#119Hyundai Equus617641-3.7%160214-25.2%
#120Honda Crosstour5662,046-72.3%110742-85.2%
#121Chevrolet SS539594-9.3%2862648.3%
#122Honda CR-Z483626-22.8%163255-36.1%
#123Infiniti Q604091,180-65.3%105368-71.5%
#124Volvo V60 Cross Country40132324.1%171225-24.0%
#125Mercedes-AMG GT360------140------
#126Volkswagen Eos342487-29.8%109213-48.8%
#127Acura RLX331543-39.0%130194-33.0%
#128Cadillac ELR262311-15.8%1049213.0%
#129Kia K900246269-8.6%95888.0%
#130BMW Z4217802-72.9%120422-71.6%
#131Chevrolet Caprice PPV185373-50.4%93151-38.4%
#132BMW i8175341-48.7%89143-37.8%
#133Alfa Romeo 4C169217-22.1%5373-27.4%
#134Nissan GT-R162394-58.9%66175-62.3%
#135Mercedes-Benz B-Class161494-67.4%66145-54.5%
#136Volvo S60 Cross Country147------67------
#137Volvo S80146372-60.8%6290-31.1%
#138Dodge Viper138175-21.1%52504.0%
#139Toyota Mirai97------41------
#140Infiniti Q40484,394-98.9%221,722-98.7%
#141Cadillac CT635------35------
#142Audi R827170-84.1%769-89.9%
#143Honda Insight21643-96.7%2209-99.0%
#144Nissan Cube13454-97.1%3176-98.3%
#145Mitsubishi i MiEV815-46.7%110-90.0%
#146Scion xD7456-98.5%3114-97.4%
#147Lexus LFA5425.0%21100%
#148Scion iQ3232-98.7%---65-100%
T149Acura TSX219-89.5%29-77.8%
T149Jaguar XK2154-98.7%---66-100%
T151Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG116-93.8%---8-100%
T151Porsche 918 Spyder158-98.3%110-90.0%
#153Dodge Avenger---647-100%---186-100%
#154Mazda 2---228-100%---36-100%
#155Acura TL---56-100%---16-100%
#156Mercedes-Benz CL-Class---11-100%---------

Total  °
1,692,9381,784,643-5.1% 666,647 712,293 -6.4%

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Source: Automakers & ANDC
* 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 24.7% to 12,075 in March; down 20.8% to 31,936 YTD.
³ Hyundai USA combines sales of the Genesis and Genesis Coupe.
° 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-quarter were 258 and 42, 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 70% to 3400 in March; up 34.7% to 6600 YTD.

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