Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - April 2016

2016 Honda Civic coupe silver
The Honda Civic, thanks to a 25% year-over-year U.S. sales increase, was America's best-selling car in April 2016.

America's perennial favourite, the Toyota Camry, was nearly 1300 sales abaft. Another Toyota, the Civic's prime competitor, stepped into the third position ahead of another surging Honda, the Camry's prime competitor.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - April 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - April 2016 YTD


The list of America's 20 best-selling cars in April 2016 is very much a mixed bag. Sterling improvements from the Civic, Accord, Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu, Hyundai Accent, Mazda 3, and Kia Forte impressed. But on the other side, the Ford Fusion, Ford Focus, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Elantra, and Kia Optima all posted double-digit percentage losses. 

The Civic's victory, however, was not entirely unexpected. Though challenging the Camry is not a poor man's business, the Civic was making headway throughout the first-quarter of 2016 thanks to the arrival of a new, tenth-generation sedan. Now with a new coupe in showrooms, as well, the Civic enters May "only" 7649 sales behind the Camry on year-to-date terms.

Not since 2001 has any car other than the Camry been America's top-selling car over the course of a calendar year. That car? Honda's Accord, the Civic's big brother.

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 April 2016.

May 2016 • March 2016April 2015
Rank
Best-Selling Car
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
#1
Honda Civic
35,33128,38024.5%122,634 95,102 28.9%
#2
Toyota Camry
34,03934,066-0.1%130,283 134,571 -3.2%
#3
Toyota Corolla
32,11131,9900.4%116,371 122,718 -5.2%
#4
Honda Accord
31,52627,25115.7%108,599 95,896 13.2%
#5
Nissan Altima
28,48422,10828.8%113,816 108,983 4.4%
#6
Chevrolet Malibu
21,76317,43024.9%79,985 59,831 33.7%
#7
Ford Fusion
20,73024,954-16.9%95,724 96,424 -0.7%
#8
Nissan Sentra
19,14517,05912.2%82,089 68,085 20.6%
#9
Ford Focus
15,98318,100-11.7%66,198 71,094 -6.9%
#10
Hyundai Sonata
15,211 17,914 -15.1% 76,668 62,604 22.5%
#11
Chevrolet Cruze
14,15320,947-32.4%51394 81,539 -37.0%
#12
Hyundai Accent
12,933 8208 57.6% 30,759 25,007 23.0%
#13
Hyundai Elantra
12,361 21,911 -43.6% 51,724 78,653 -34.2%
#14
Ford Mustang
12,72613,144-3.2%42,862 42,955 -0.2%
#15
Kia Soul
11,517 11,418 0.9% 44,593 42,256 5.5%
#16
Kia Optima
11,224 13,666 -17.9% 40,992 50,129 -18.2%
#17
Mazda 3
10,722800633.9%32,855 35,310 -7.0%
#18
Volkswagen Jetta
10,69411,700-8.6%38,717 43,063 -10.1%
#19
Kia Forte
9740 7183 35.6% 33,662 26,691 26.1%
#20
Nissan Versa
91659646-5.0%45,664 46,644 -2.1%
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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