Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – May 2016


2013 Mazda CX-9

Two family crossovers in the midst of replacement phases managed to squeeze themselves onto the list of America’s 20 worst-selling new vehicles in May 2016. 

The list is dominated by discontinued and defunct models like the Nissan Xterra, Honda Crosstour, and Toyota FJ Cruiser. But the Cadillac SRX and Mazda CX-9 were contenders for worst-selling honours in May, as well.

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The SRX’s 69% drop to 1774 units doesn’t tell the whole story. Its successor, the Cadillac XT5, is already on sale. Together, their sales were down 22% to 4493 units in May. Expect those declines to be dulled in the near future.

As for the Mazda CX-9, which is just beginning to trickle into U.S. showrooms in second-generation form, sales plunged 68% to 616 units. Already, the new CX-9 is making a difference north of the border. Canadian sales last month rose to the highest May level in the nameplate’s history.

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You can always select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures from both Canada and the United States. Pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post, but you can also find related links at the Best Sellers page.

April 2016May 2015

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
May
2016
May
2015
#1
Infiniti Q40
-99.8% 2 1164
#2
Nissan Xterra
-99.7% 4 1198
#3
Nissan Cube
-99.1% 1 108
#4
Toyota Venza
-98.7% 31 2298
#5
Scion iQ
-98.4% 1 64
#6
Volkswagen Eos
-98.3% 6 349
#7
Mini Paceman
-96.4% 9 251
#8
Honda Crosstour
-95.3% 42 887
#9
Mazda 5
-93.9% 37 609
#10
Honda Insight
-93.5% 9 139
#11
Scion xB
-91.0% 135 1498
#12
Mitsubishi i MiEV
-88.9% 2 18
#13
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
-82.4% 49 278
T14
Acura TSX
-75.0% 1 4
T14
Toyota FJ Cruiser
-75.0% 2 8
#16
Fiat 500L
-73.2% 334 1245
#17
Infiniti Q60
-71.9% 103 367
#18
Cadillac SRX
-69.3% 1774 5777
#19
Mazda CX-9
-68.0% 616 1924
#20
Chevrolet Sonic
-67.1% 2980 9067
Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
T1
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
1 2 -50.0%
T1
Acura TSX
1 4 -75.0%
T1
Nissan Cube
1 108 -99.1%
T1
Scion iQ
1 64 -98.4%
T5
Mitsubishi i MiEV
2 18 -88.9%
T5
Infiniti Q40
2 1164 -99.8%
T5
Toyota FJ Cruiser
2 8 -75.0%
#8
Nissan Xterra
4 1198 -99.7%
#9
Volkswagen Eos
6 349 -98.3%
T10
Mini Paceman
9 251 -96.4%
T10
Honda Insight
9 139 -93.5%
#12
Toyota Venza
31 2298 -98.7%
#13
Mazda 5
37 609 -93.9%
#14
Toyota Mirai
40
T15
Honda Crosstour
42 887 -95.3%
T15
Volvo S60 Cross Country
42
#17
Alfa Romeo 4C
44 40 10.0%
#18
Cadillac ELR
45 116 -61.2%
#19
Dodge Viper
47 58 -19.0%
#20
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
49 278 -82.4%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in May 2015 but not at all in May 2016: Dodge Avenger, Acura TL, Honda Ridgeline, Jaguar XK, Land Rover LR2, Mazda 2, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Scion xD, Porsche 918 Spyder
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati do not report model-specific sales data.

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