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


2016 Honda Civic sedan

Sales of passenger cars dropped 6% in America in April 2016, a year-over-year drop of nearly 39,000 units. 

Through the first four months of 2016, U.S. car sales are down by 130,000 units as car buyers increasingly become car buyers of SUVs and crossovers. 

U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – April 2017 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – May 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – April 2015 YTD

Yet during the first one-third of 2016, car dealers are more likely to sell Honda Civics, Nissan Altimas, Honda Accords Nissan Sentras, Chevrolet Malibus, and Hyundai Sonatas. The nine most popular cars in America have increased their collective volume by 10%.

In other words, the most popular cars in America are even more popular this year than they were last year. 

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They’re stealing more market share, growing their sales more rapidly than the SUV/crossover sector, and making life even more difficult for other cars which were already not that popular.

Honda, for instance, has grown its car volume by 13% this year even as the brand’s most popular utility vehicle – the Honda CR-V, America’s best-selling SUV/CUV in each of the last  four years – has fallen 2%, as Pilot volume slid 17%. 

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At Nissan, car sales are up 11% because of the Altima’s 4% gain, a doubling of Maxima sales, and the Sentra’s 21% increase into the upper-tier of compact cars. 

The Chevrolet Malibu, meanwhile, was America’s 13th-best-selling car during the first four months of 2015. But the new Malibu has shot up the leaderboard, rising to eighth place in early 2016 as a result of a 34% year-over-year increase in volume.

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

Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by April volume by clicking the April 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
April
2016 YTD
April
2015 YTD
%
Change
April
2016
April
2015
% Change
#1 Toyota Camry 130,283 134,571 -3.2% 34,039 34,066 -0.1%
#2 Honda Civic 122,634 95,102 29.0% 35,331 28,380 24.5%
#3 Toyota Corolla 116,371 122,718 -5.2% 32,111 31,990 0.4%
#4 Nissan Altima 113,816 108,983 4.4% 28,484 22,108 28.8%
#5 Honda Accord 108,599 95,896 13.2% 31,526 27,251 15.7%
#6 Ford Fusion 95,724 96,424 -0.7% 20,730 24,954 -16.9%
#7 Nissan Sentra 82,089 68,085 20.6% 19,145 17,059 12.2%
#8 Chevrolet Malibu 79,985 59,831 33.7% 21,763 17,430 24.9%
#9 Hyundai Sonata 76,668 62,604 22.5% 15,211 17,914 -15.1%
#10 Ford Focus 66,198 71,094 -6.9% 15,983 18,100 -11.7%
#11 Hyundai Elantra 51,724 78,653 -34.2% 12,361 21,911 -43.6%
#12 Chevrolet Cruze 51,394 81,539 -37.0% 14,153 20,947 -32.4%
#13 Nissan Versa 45,664 46,644 -2.1% 9,165 9,646 -5.0%
#14 Kia Soul 44,593 42,256 5.5% 11,517 11,418 0.9%
#15 Ford Mustang 42,862 42,955 -0.2% 12,726 13,144 -3.2%
#16 Kia Optima 40,992 50,129 -18.2% 11,224 13,666 -17.9%
#17 Chevrolet Impala 38,803 38,159 1.7% 8,249 10,938 -24.6%
#18 Volkswagen Jetta 38,717 43,063 -10.1% 10,694 11,700 -8.6%
#18.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 38,716 40,984 -5.5% 10,694 11,440 -6.5%
#18.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 1 2,079 -100% 260 -100%
#19 Dodge Charger 35,959 35,281 1.9% 8,213 9,063 -9.4%
#20 Kia Forte 33,662 26,691 26.1% 9,740 7,183 35.6%
#21 Mazda 3 32,855 35,310 -7.0% 10,722 8,006 33.9%
#22 Hyundai Accent 30,759 25,007 23.0% 12,933 8,208 57.6%
#23 Toyota Prius ² 30,582 34,392 -11.1% 8,927 9,250 -3.5%
#23.1 Toyota Prius * 30,555 32,693 -6.5% 8,923 8,822 1.1%
#23.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 27 1,699 -98.4% 4 428 -99.1%
#24 Subaru Impreza 29,392 30,571 -3.9% 7,932 8,024 -1.1%
#24.1 Subaru Impreza * 18,843 20,597 -8.5% 4,836 5,311 -8.9%
#24.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 10,549 9,974 5.8% 3,096 2,713 14.1%
#25 Chevrolet Camaro 26,038 24,229 7.5% 7,457 6,909 7.9%
#26 Chrysler 200 25,564 68,002 -62.4% 7,591 18,850 -59.7%
#27 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 23,484 27,608 -14.9% 5,645 6,665 -15.3%
#28 Dodge Challenger 22,451 22,728 -1.2% 6,412 6,771 -5.3%
#29 Chrysler 300 21,487 16,708 28.6% 5,570 3,801 46.5%
#30 Dodge Dart 21,260 33,686 -36.9% 4,392 8,571 -48.8%
#31 Nissan Maxima 20,798 8,890 134% 4,573 1,696 170%
#32 Subaru Legacy 20,069 19,647 2.1% 5,591 5,276 6.0%
#33 Volkswagen Passat 19,692 27,031 -27.2% 5,629 6,623 -15.0%
#34 BMW 3-Series 18,781 27,086 -30.7% 4,681 6,866 -31.8%
#35 Ford Taurus 17,821 14,985 18.9% 4,365 4,416 -1.2%
#35.1 Ford Taurus * 14,720 11,612 26.8% 3,539 3,375 4.9%
#35.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 3,101 3,373 -8.1% 826 1,041 -20.7%
#36 Chevrolet Sonic 17,729 20,015 -11.4% 5,102 8,700 -41.4%
#37 Lexus ES 17,460 18,746 -6.9% 4,442 4,701 -5.5%
#38 Volkswagen Golf 17,241 18,271 -5.6% 5,108 5,508 -7.3%
#38.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 7,085 7,659 -7.5% 1,988 1,905 4.4%
#38.2 Volkswagen Golf * 4,046 7,298 -44.6% 1,104 1,739 -36.5%
#38.3 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen * 3,321 1,332 149% 1,012 1,228 -17.6%
#38.4 Volkswagen Golf R * 1,851 1,167 58.6% 678 327 107%
#38.5 Volkswagen e-Golf * 938 815 15.1% 326 309 5.5%
#39 Honda Fit 16,645 24,623 -32.4% 5,132 6,529 -21.4%
#40 Toyota Avalon 16,233 18,194 -10.8% 4,032 4,590 -12.2%
#41 Infiniti Q50 15,538 13,507 15.0% 3,670 2,991 22.7%
#42 Ford Fiesta 15,325 18,092 -15.3% 4,462 5,982 -25.4%
#43 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ^ 14,467 16,534 -12.5% 4,882 4,004 21.9%
#44 Mazda 6 14,212 21,393 -33.6% 3,929 4,995 -21.3%
#45 BMW 5-Series 14,164 16,359 -13.4% 4,454 4,294 3.7%
#46 Acura TLX 12,866 13,834 -7.0% 3,779 4,093 -7.7%
#47 BMW 4-Series 12,451 14,219 -12.4% 3,226 3,508 -8.0%
#48 Hyundai Genesis ³ 12,019 11,589 3.7% 3,374 3,159 6.8%
#49 Mini Cooper 11,981 13,445 -10.9% 3,538 4,150 -14.7%
#49.1 Mini Cooper Hardtop 4-Door * 4,428 4,797 -7.7% 976 1,503 -35.1%
#49.2 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door * 4,422 7,071 -37.5% 1,136 2,141 -46.9%
#49.3 Mini Cooper Clubman * 2,579 8 32,138% 884 3 29,367%
#49.4 Mini Cooper Convertible * 549 996 -44.9% 541 301 79.7%
#49.5 Mini Cooper Roadster * 3 414 -99.3% 1 144 -99.3%
#49.6 Mini Cooper Coupe * 159 -100% 58 -100%
#50 Lexus IS 11,472 15,254 -24.8% 2,654 4,008 -33.8%
#51 Buick LaCrosse 10,788 13,784 -21.7% 1,813 3,585 -49.4%
#52 Buick Verano 10,624 12,033 -11.7% 2,399 2,954 -18.8%
#53 Scion iA 10,432 3,023
#54 Audi A3 10,373 10,930 -5.1% 2,869 3,187 -10.0%
#55 Audi A4 9,958 8,752 13.8% 3,130 2,542 23.1%
#55.1 Audi A4 Sedan * 9,361 7,899 18.5% 2,983 2,327 28.2%
#55.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 597 853 -30.0% 147 215 -31.6%
#56 Mitsubishi Mirage 9,534 8,463 12.7% 3,302 2,407 37.2%
#57 Chevrolet Corvette 9,512 11,986 -20.6% 3,142 3,469 -9.4%
#58 Hyundai Veloster 9,258 6,887 34.4% 2,792 1,650 69.2%
#59 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 9,005 10,896 -17.4% 2,121 2,670 -20.6%
#60 Lincoln MKZ 8,683 9,421 -7.8% 2,129 2,915 -27.0%
#61 Toyota Prius C ² 8,309 12,402 -33.0% 1,676 3,523 -52.4%
#62 Chevrolet Spark 8,237 12,847 -35.9% 3,082 3,743 -17.7%
#63 Kia Rio 7,889 8,800 -10.4% 2,523 2,802 -10.0%
#64 Cadillac XTS 7,394 8,434 -12.3% 1,521 2,225 -31.6%
#65 Buick Regal 6,843 6,029 13.5% 1,306 1,647 -20.7%
#66 Mitsubishi Lancer 6,477 7,904 -18.1% 1,023 1,865 -45.1%
#67 Ford C-Max 6,287 6,095 3.2% 2,228 1,790 24.5%
#68 Cadillac ATS 6,254 7,943 -21.3% 1,737 2,119 -18.0%
#69 Chevrolet Volt 5,970 2,779 115% 1,983 905 119%
#70 Acura ILX 5,920 5,136 15.3% 1,633 1,631 0.1%
#71 Scion iM 5,768 1,542
#72 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 5,496 7,065 -22.2% 1,329 2,021 -34.2%
#73 Cadillac CTS 5,308 6,362 -16.6% 1,335 1,726 -22.7%
#74 Fiat 500 5,266 10,493 -49.8% 1,488 2,498 -40.4%
#75 BMW 2-Series 5,181 3,156 64.2% 1,780 1,009 76.4%
#76 Lexus GS 4,990 7,615 -34.5% 1,001 1,711 -41.5%
#77 Audi A6 4,977 6,951 -28.4% 1,619 2,139 -24.3%
#78 Toyota Prius V ² 4,970 8,741 -43.1% 1,322 2,462 -46.3%
#79 Volkswagen Beetle 4,490 8,124 -44.7% 1,171 2,389 -51.0%
#79.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 2,483 4,724 -47.4% 480 1,237 -61.2%
#79.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 2,007 3,400 -41.0% 691 1,152 -40.0%
#80 Toyota Yaris 4,048 7,477 -45.9% 1,365 2,153 -36.6%
#81 Scion tC 3,838 6,066 -36.7% 1,077 1,693 -36.4%
#82 Nissan Leaf 3,718 5,638 -34.1% 787 1,553 -49.3%
#83 Lexus RC 3,682 4,258 -13.5% 813 1,226 -33.7%
#84 Mazda MX-5 Miata 3,495 1,765 98.0% 1,086 384 183%
#85 Volvo S60 3,347 5,845 -42.7% 859 1,301 -34.0%
#86 Jaguar XF 3,288 2,656 23.8% 506 484 4.5%
#87 BMW 7-Series 3,185 3,448 -7.6% 872 1,507 -42.1%
#88 Porsche 911 3,182 3,418 -6.9% 1,023 897 14.0%
#89 Lexus CT200h 2,933 4,569 -35.8% 577 1,170 -50.7%
#90 Audi A5 2,714 4,277 -36.5% 813 1,300 -37.5%
#91 Lincoln MKS 2,580 2,691 -4.1% 662 649 2.0%
#92 Buick Cascada 2,487 1,090
#93 Scion xB 2,418 5,878 -58.9% 312 1,406 -77.8%
#94 Scion FR-S 2,414 3,471 -30.5% 684 1,026 -33.3%
#95 Infiniti Q70 2,110 3,180 -33.6% 547 763 -28.3%
#96 Kia Cadenza 2,085 2,404 -13.3% 533 598 -10.9%
#97 Audi A7 2,009 1,869 7.5% 543 754 -28.0%
#98 Hyundai Azera 1,865 2,872 -35.1% 510 915 -44.3%
#99 Nissan 370Z 1,833 2,535 -27.7% 489 768 -36.3%
#100 Smart Fortwo 1,766 2,013 -12.3% 466 480 -2.9%
#101 Fiat 500L 1,730 4,301 -59.8% 463 1,258 -63.2%
#102 Subaru BRZ 1,677 1,653 1.5% 466 494 -5.7%
#103 Lexus LS 1,637 2,457 -33.4% 397 609 -34.8%
#104 BMW i3 1,576 3,087 -48.9% 814 406 100%
#105 Jaguar F-Type 1,419 1,332 6.5% 295 274 7.7%
#106 Jaguar XJ 1,374 1,230 11.7% 285 278 2.5%
#107 Volvo XC70 1,336 1,635 -18.3% 377 426 -11.5%
#108 Porsche Panamera 1,334 1,697 -21.4% 371 385 -3.6%
#109 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 1,315 1,248 5.4% 465 431 7.9%
#110 Audi A8 1,315 1,454 -9.6% 330 387 -14.7%
#111 Porsche Cayman 1,258 1,072 17.4% 449 292 53.8%
#112 Volkswagen CC 1,221 1,977 -38.2% 230 516 -55.4%
#113 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1,199 1,478 -18.9% 312 434 -28.1%
#114 Chevrolet SS 1,131 893 26.7% 592 299 98.0%
#115 BMW 6-Series 1,117 4,495 -75.2% 278 313 -11.2%
#116 Audi TT 966 13 7,331% 303 2 15,050%
#117 Volvo V60 940 1,621 -42.0% 213 400 -46.8%
#118 Porsche Boxster 909 938 -3.1% 224 305 -26.6%
#119 Hyundai Equus 781 819 -4.6% 164 178 -7.9%
#120 Honda CR-Z 736 842 -12.6% 253 216 17.1%
#121 Honda Crosstour 638 2,872 -77.8% 72 826 -91.3%
#122 Volvo V60 Cross Country 547 636 -14.0% 146 313 -53.4%
#123 Infiniti Q60 503 1,559 -67.7% 94 379 -75.2%
#124 Mercedes-AMG GT 500 205 144% 140 205 -31.7%
#125 Acura RLX 487 737 -33.9% 156 194 -19.6%
#126 Volkswagen Eos 381 739 -48.4% 39 252 -84.5%
#127 Cadillac ELR 357 415 -14.0% 95 104 -8.7%
#128 Kia K900 323 409 -21.0% 77 140 -45.0%
#129 BMW Z4 321 889 -63.9% 104 87 19.5%
#130 Cadillac CT6 320 285
#131 BMW i8 305 479 -36.3% 130 138 -5.8%
#132 Alfa Romeo 4C 229 255 -10.2% 60 38 57.9%
#133 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 217 652 -66.7% 56 158 -64.6%
#134 Volvo S60 Cross Country 209 62
#135 Nissan GT-R 208 556 -62.6% 46 162 -71.6%
#136 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 203 520 -61.0% 18 147 -87.8%
#137 Dodge Viper 194 231 -16.0% 56 56 0.0%
#138 Volvo S80 193 493 -60.9% 47 121 -61.2%
#139 Toyota Mirai 138 41
#140 Audi R8 123 239 -48.5% 96 69 39.1%
#141 Infiniti Q40 52 5,765 -99.1% 4 1,371 -99.7%
#142 Honda Insight 30 826 -96.4% 9 183 -95.1%
T143 Mitsubishi i MiEV 14 31 -54.8% 6 16 -62.5%
T143 Nissan Cube 14 567 -97.5% 1 113 -99.1%
#145 Scion xD 8 567 -98.6% 1 111 -99.1%
#146 Lexus LFA 5 4 25.0%
#147 Scion iQ 4 305 -98.7% 1 73 -98.6%
T148 Jaguar XK 3 197 -98.5% 1 43 -97.7%
T148 Mazda 2 3 249 -98.8% 3 21 -85.7%
#150 Acura TSX 2 23 -91.3% 4 -100%
T151 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 1 20 -95.0% 4 -100%
T151 Porsche 918 Spyder 1 86 -98.8% 28 -100%
#153 Dodge Avenger 787 -100% 140 -100%
#154 Acura TL 66 -100% 10 -100%
#155 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 52 -100%
#156 Volvo C70 7 -100%

Total  °
2,302,267 2,432,671 -5.4% 609,329 648,032 -6.0%

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 21.7% to 11,925 in April; down 21.0% to 43,861 YTD.
³ Hyundai USA combines sales of the Genesis and Genesis Coupe.
^ Mercedes-Benz USA, not GCBC, is choosing to now combine E-Class and CLS-Class figures. 
° Overall market figure is a combination of all reported sales figures.
Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for Aston Martin and Lotus in 2016’s first four months were 344 and 56, respectively. 
Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but we source estimates from HybridCars.com
Model S sales estimate: down 10.5% to 1700 in April; up 34.7% to 7900 YTD.