May 2016 YTD U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings - Top 154 Best-Selling Cars In America - Every Car Ranked

2016 Jaguar XE sedan
Yes, May was an abbreviated sales month in 2016, with only 24 selling days, compared with 26 in May 2015. But that only accounts for an 8% drop in new car sales last month.

In reality, May 2016 passenger car sales volume tumbled 16%, a loss of nearly 120,000 car sales.


U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - June 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - April 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - May 2015 YTD


Only five of America's 20 most popular cars posted year-over-year sales gains in May. The Honda Civic, America's best-selling car in April and second-ranked car in May and year-to-date, posted a 3% increase to 35,396 units, 1520 sales behind the sector-leading Toyota Camry.

The new Chevrolet Malibu's 13% uptick helped secure the 'Bu's position as America's seventh-best-selling car, a notable turnaround for a car which ranked 12th at this time a year ago.

The Nissan Versa, America's best-selling subcompact car, posted a 20% year-over-year sales increase. U.S. sales of the Dodge Charger and 20th-ranked Kia Forte also moved northward.


Pickup Truck Sales In America - May 2016
Minivan Sales In America - May 2016


But the passenger car sector is slowing as consumers move away from cars such as the Chrysler 200, Volkswagen Passat, BMW 3-Series, and Honda Fit toward vehicles such as the Jeep Cherokee, Toyota RAV4, BMW X3, and Honda HR-V. 

Through the first five months of 2016, car sales in America have decreased by 250,000 units. That's right, compared with the first five months of 2015, car sales this year are down by a quarter million


Yet industry-wide auto sales are up by more than 80,000 units.

May welcomed one new car nameplate to the fleet. Jaguar USA began selling their new entry-level XE sedan (and their new F-Pace SUV). 598 Jaguar XEs were sold in May, enough to make the car America's 128th-best-selling car through the early part of 2016.


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U.S. Vehicle Sales By Model - May 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - May 2016 YTD


Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by May volume by clicking the May 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 • June 2016 • April 2016May 2015
Rank
Car
May
2016 YTD
May
2015 YTD
%
Change
May
2016
May
2015
% Change
#1Toyota Camry167,199178,408-6.3%36,91643,837-15.8%
#2Honda Civic158,030129,57422.0%35,39634,4722.7%
#3Toyota Corolla151,243159,486-5.2%34,87236,768-5.2%
#4Nissan Altima142,220142,613-0.3%28,40433,630-15.5%
#5Honda Accord140,548128,2699.6%31,94932,373-1.3%
#6Ford Fusion120,313127,749-5.8%24,58931,325-21.5%
#7Chevrolet Malibu104,18781,29228.2%24,20221,46112.8%
#8Nissan Sentra102,29388,70115.3%20,20420,616-2.0%
#9Hyundai Sonata92,54780,62214.8%15,87918,018-11.9%
#10Ford Focus83,65395,028-12.0%17,45523,934-27.1%
#11Hyundai Elantra73,892102,085-27.6%22,16823,432-5.4%
#12Chevrolet Cruze68,065105,291-35.4%16,67123,752-29.8%
#13Kia Soul58,29956,1423.8%13,70613,886-1.3%
#14Nissan Versa57,77856,7651.8%12,11410,12119.7%
#15Ford Mustang53,18956,571-6.0%10,32713,616-24.2%
#16Kia Optima51,88766,478-21.9%10,89516,349-33.4%
#17Volkswagen Jetta49,66255,938-11.2%10,94512,875-15.0%
#17.1Volkswagen Jetta Sedan *49,65953,634-7.4%10,94312,650-13.5%
#17.2Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen *32,304-99.9%2225-99.1%
#18Dodge Charger44,10143,0582.4%8,1427,7774.7%
#19Chevrolet Impala44,05549,665-11.3%5,25211,506-54.4%
#20Kia Forte43,57235,27523.5%9,9108,58415.4%
#21Mazda 342,98245,626-5.8%10,12710,316-1.8%
#22Toyota Prius ²39,97547,040-15.0%9,39312,648-25.7%
#22.1Toyota Prius *39,94444,614-10.5%9,38911,921-21.2%
#22.2Toyota Prius Plug-In *312,426-98.7%4727-99.4%
#23Subaru Impreza37,64739,109-3.7%8,2558,538-3.3%
#23.1Subaru Impreza *24,77126,240-5.6%5,9285,6435.1%
#23.2Subaru Impreza WRX/STI *12,87612,8690.1%2,3272,895-19.6%
#24Hyundai Accent36,19129,43523.0%5,4324,42822.7%
#25Chrysler 20033,16488,009-62.3%7,60020,007-62.0%
#26Chevrolet Camaro31,86533,982-6.2%5,8279,753-40.3%
#27Mercedes-Benz C-Class30,43835,021-13.1%6,9547,413-6.2%
#28Dodge Challenger29,12830,166-3.4%6,6777,438-10.2%
#29Chrysler 30027,08520,75030.5%5,5984,04238.5%
#30Volkswagen Passat26,82135,211-23.8%7,1298,180-12.8%
#31BMW 3-Series26,15735,905-27.1%7,3768,819-16.4%
#32Nissan Maxima25,83010,468147%5,0321,578219%
#33Dodge Dart25,77442,353-39.1%4,5148,667-47.9%
#34Subaru Legacy25,33424,6472.8%5,2655,0005.3%
#35Lexus ES22,83324,299-6.0%5,3735,553-3.2%
#36Honda Fit22,35130,965-27.8%5,7066,342-10.0%
#37Volkswagen Golf21,71624,579-11.6%4,4756,308-29.1%
#37.1Volkswagen Golf GTI *8,8209,485-7.0%1,7351,826-5.0%
#37.2Volkswagen Golf *5,0599,270-45.4%1,0131,972-48.6%
#37.3Volkswagen Golf SportWagen *4,3463,12039.3%1,0251,788-42.7%
#37.4Volkswagen Golf R *2,2841,47954.4%43331238.8%
#37.5Volkswagen e-Golf *1,2071,225-1.5%269410-34.4%
#38Ford Fiesta21,47527,518-22.0%6,1509,426-34.8%
#39Ford Taurus21,04819,9235.6%3,2274,938-34.7%
#39.1Ford Taurus *17,18115,54310.5%2,4613,931-37.4%
#39.2Ford Taurus Police Interceptor *3,8674,380-11.7%7661,007-23.9%
#40Chevrolet Sonic20,70929,082-28.8%2,9809,067-67.1%
#41Toyota Avalon20,01223,680-15.5%3,7795,486-31.1%
#42Mazda 619,23926,973-28.7%5,0275,580-9.9%
#43Infiniti Q5017,90516,9305.8%2,3673,423-30.9%
#44BMW 5-Series17,42820,616-15.5%3,2644,257-23.3%
#45Mercedes-Benz E-Class16,15518,641-13.3%3,1543,942-20.0%
#46Acura TLX16,10118,186-11.5%3,2354,352-25.7%
#47BMW 4-Series16,09218,268-11.9%3,6414,049-10.1%
#48Mini Cooper15,33117,259-11.2%3,3503,814-12.2%
#48.1Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door *5,3908,802-38.8%9681,731-44.1%
#48.2Mini Cooper Hardtop 4-Door *5,3366,375-16.3%9081,578-42.5%
#48.3Mini Cooper Clubman *3,4041130,846%825327,400%
#48.4Mini Cooper Convertible *1,1951,314-9.1%646318103%
#48.5Mini Cooper Coupe *3207-98.6%348-93.8%
#48.6Mini Cooper Roadster *3550-99.5%---136-100%
#49Hyundai Genesis ³14,98914,7571.6%2,9703,168-6.3%
#50Lexus IS14,35119,599-26.8%2,8794,345-33.7%
#51Scion iA13,488------3,056------
#52Audi A313,41314,423-7.0%3,0403,493-13.0%
#53Audi A412,82011,7609.0%2,8623,008-4.9%
#53.1Audi A4 Sedan *12,11710,68413.4%2,7562,785-1.0%
#53.2Audi A4 Allroad *7031,076-34.7%106223-52.5%
#54Buick Verano12,69415,279-16.9%2,0703,246-36.2%
#55Buick LaCrosse12,47517,738-29.7%1,6873,954-57.3%
#56Chevrolet Corvette12,18515,500-21.4%2,6733,514-23.9%
#57Lincoln MKZ11,93312,717-6.2%3,2503,296-1.4%
#58Chevrolet Spark11,73215,552-24.6%3,4952,70529.2%
#59Mitsubishi Mirage11,63211,832-1.7%2,0983,369-37.7%
#60Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class11,31513,712-17.5%2,3102,816-18.0%
#61Hyundai Veloster11,2239,13622.8%1,9652,249-12.6%
#62Toyota Prius C ²10,21816,165-36.8%1,9093,763-49.3%
#63Kia Rio10,13012,415-18.4%2,2413,615-38.0%
#64Cadillac XTS8,60310,143-15.2%1,2091,709-29.3%
#65Ford C-Max8,1528,702-6.3%1,8652,607-28.5%
#66Buick Regal8,0717,8592.7%1,2281,830-32.9%
#67Cadillac ATS7,88410,296-23.4%1,6302,353-30.7%
#68Chevrolet Volt7,8714,39779.0%1,9011,61817.5%
#69Scion iM7,511------1,743------
#70Mitsubishi Lancer7,4069,367-20.9%9291,463-36.5%
#71Acura ILX7,3446,8097.9%1,4241,673-14.9%
#72Mercedes-Benz S-Class7,0068,987-22.0%1,5101,922-21.4%
#73Fiat 5006,81913,107-48.0%1,5532,614-40.6%
#74Audi A66,6388,978-26.1%1,6612,027-18.1%
#75BMW 2-Series6,5034,27552.1%1,3221,11918.1%
#76Cadillac CTS6,3908,154-21.6%1,0821,792-39.6%
#77Toyota Prius V ²6,18511,893-48.0%1,2153,152-58.2%
#78Lexus GS6,1019,499-35.8%1,1111,884-41.0%
#79Volkswagen Beetle5,66810,809-47.6%1,1782,685-56.1%
#79.1Volkswagen Beetle Coupe *3,0706,054-49.3%5871,330-55.9%
#79.2Volkswagen Beetle Convertible *2,5984,755-45.4%5911,355-56.4%
#80Toyota Yaris5,2849,878-46.5%1,2362,401-48.5%
#81Scion tC4,8817,944-38.6%1,0431,878-44.5%
#82Nissan Leaf4,6977,742-39.3%9792,104-53.5%
#83Lexus RC4,5055,601-19.6%8231,343-38.7%
#84Mazda MX-5 Miata4,4952,214103%1,000449123%
#85Volvo S604,2207,352-42.6%8731,507-42.1%
#86BMW 7-Series4,1974,391-4.4%1,0129437.3%
#87Porsche 9114,1744,259-2.0%99384118.1%
#88Lexus CT200h3,7306,005-37.9%7971,436-44.5%
#89Jaguar XF3,6803,14417.0%392488-19.7%
#90Audi A53,5325,618-37.1%8181,341-39.0%
#91Buick Cascada3,316------829------
#92Scion FR-S3,0954,745-34.8%6811,274-46.5%
#93Lincoln MKS3,0323,304-8.2%452613-26.3%
#94Infiniti Q702,6253,871-32.2%515691-25.5%
#95Audi A72,5692,707-5.1%560838-33.2%
T96Kia Cadenza2,5532,930-12.9%468526-11.0%
T96Scion xB2,5537,376-65.4%1351,498-91.0%
#98Nissan 370Z2,3873,335-28.4%554800-30.8%
#99Lexus LS2,3493,072-23.5%71261515.8%
#100BMW i32,2723,905-41.8%696818-14.9%
#101Hyundai Azera2,2333,304-32.4%368432-14.8%
#102Smart Fortwo2,1862,850-23.3%420837-49.8%
#103Fiat 500L2,0645,546-62.8%3341,245-73.2%
#104Subaru BRZ2,0602,259-8.8%383606-36.8%
#105Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class2,0112,357-14.7%5455224.4%
#106Volvo XC701,7512,022-13.4%4153877.2%
#107Jaguar F-Type1,7001,701-0.1%281369-23.8%
#108Porsche Panamera1,6922,055-17.7%3583580.0%
#109Porsche Cayman1,6391,37619.1%38130425.3%
#110Audi A81,6381,870-12.4%323416-22.4%
#111Mercedes-Benz SL-Class1,6071,898-15.3%408420-2.9%
#112Jaguar XJ1,6011,5473.5%227317-28.4%
#113BMW 6-Series1,5914,846-67.2%47435135.0%
#114Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class1,5691,659-5.4%254411-38.2%
#115Volkswagen CC1,5132,559-40.9%292582-49.8%
#116Chevrolet SS1,3591,18015.2%228287-20.6%
#117Audi TT1,245148,793%279127,800%
#118Volvo V601,1391,862-38.8%199241-17.4%
#119Porsche Boxster1,0361,245-16.8%127307-58.6%
#120Cadillac CT61,017------697------
#121Honda CR-Z9701,088-10.8%234246-4.9%
#122Hyundai Equus904989-8.6%123170-27.6%
#123Volvo V60 Cross Country691929-25.6%144293-50.9%
#124Honda Crosstour6803,759-81.9%42887-95.3%
#125Acura RLX614976-37.1%127239-46.9%
#126Infiniti Q606061926-68.5%103367-71.9%
#127Mercedes-AMG GT59950119.6%99296-66.6%
#128Jaguar XE598------598------
#129BMW i8451596-24.3%14611724.8%
#130BMW Z4447967-53.8%1267861.5%
#131Cadillac ELR402531-24.3%45116-61.2%
#132Volkswagen Eos3871,088-64.4%6349-98.3%
#133Kia K900377542-30.4%54133-59.4%
#134Chevrolet Caprice PPV300644-53.4%97124-21.8%
#135Alfa Romeo 4C273295-7.5%444010.0%
#136Nissan GT-R271667-59.4%63111-43.2%
#137Mercedes-Benz B-Class266930-71.4%49278-82.4%
#138Volvo S60 Cross Country251------42------
#139Volvo S80244640-61.9%51147-65.3%
#140Dodge Viper241289-16.6%4758-19.0%
#141Audi R8190312-39.1%6773-8.2%
#142Toyota Mirai178------40------
#143Infiniti Q40546,929-99.2%21,164-99.8%
#144Honda Insight39965-96.0%9139-93.5%
#145Mitsubishi i MiEV1649-67.3%218-88.9%
#146Nissan Cube15675-97.8%1108-99.1%
#147Scion xD8659-98.8%---92-100%
#148Lexus LFA5425.0%---------
#149Scion iQ5369-98.6%164-98.4%
T150Acura TSX327-88.9%14-75.0%
T150Jaguar XK3227-98.7%---30-100%
T150Mazda 23259-98.8%---10-100%
T153Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG123-95.7%---3-100%
T153Porsche 918 Spyder1106-99.1%---20-100%
#155Dodge Avenger---898-100%---111-100%
#156Acura TL---76-100%---10-100%
#157Mercedes-Benz CL-Class---52-100%---------
#158Volvo C70---7-100%---------

Total  °
2,929,1593,178,048-7.8% 626,893 745,377 -15.9%

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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 36% to 12,517 in May; down 25% to 56,378 YTD.
³ Hyundai USA combines sales of the Genesis and Genesis Coupe.
 
° 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. ANDC estimates say sales for Aston Martin and Lotus in 2016's first five months were 430 and 70, 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 35% to 1500 in May; up 3% to 9400 YTD.

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