July 2016 YTD U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 156 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked


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Passenger cars attracted fewer consumers in the United States in July 2016 than the surging SUV/crossover sector, a twist in the action caused as much by the car market’s decline as the SUV market’s improvement.

U.S. sales of passenger cars tumbled 9% in July 2016, a loss of 58,000 sales caused by popular and unpopular cars alike. The Toyota Camry held on to its position as America’s top-selling car, but Camry volume was down 8%, and the bulk of the midsize Toyota’s chief rivals faced decreased volume, as well.

U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – August 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – June 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – July 2015 YTD

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla stood out with measurable July 2016 year-over-year gains, but the nine leading midsize cars all declined in July. 

Americans nevertheless purchased and leased more new vehicles in July 2016 than July 2015. With an 8% increase in SUV/crossover sales, a 4% pickup truck sector boost, a 14% minivan improvement, and a 17% commercial van increase, U.S. new vehicle sales volume rose 0.6% in July. That’s not the kind of growth industry insiders would like to see in terms of volume.

Pickup Truck Sales In America – July 2016
Minivan Sales In America – July 2016

Beancounters are, however, pleased by the increased attention paid to more profitable vehicles. At Mazda and Honda, for example, where the 2 is dead and the Fit is fading, the CX-3 and HR-V which use the company’s conventional subcompacts as platform donors are sold at much higher price points. Further up the ladder, the story is the same. Big cars such as the Chevrolet Impala and Ford Taurus are fading, but sales of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition – hugely profitable pickup-based SUVs – are on the rise.

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

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – July 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – July 2016 YTD

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
July
2016 YTD
July
2015 YTD
%
Change
July
2016
July
2015
% Change
#1 Toyota Camry 233,882 254,251 -8.0% 34,122 38,435 -11.2%
#2 Honda Civic 222,792 189,440 17.6% 32,952 31,139 5.8%
#3 Toyota Corolla 213,910 220,380 -2.9% 31,717 30,249 4.9%
#4 Honda Accord 201,300 190,242 5.8% 31,946 34,496 -7.4%
#5 Nissan Altima 197,644 205,873 -4.0% 24,949 33,842 -26.3%
#6 Ford Fusion 170,840 178,263 -4.2% 24,007 25,105 -4.4%
#7 Nissan Sentra 141,550 124,412 13.8% 18,536 18,511 0.1%
#8 Chevrolet Malibu 132,145 112,542 17.4% 11,820 16,022 -26.2%
#9 Hyundai Sonata 125,044 119,738 4.4% 20,635 23,917 -13.7%
#10 Ford Focus 117,117 134,106 -12.7% 13,973 17,027 -17.9%
#11 Hyundai Elantra 116,935 150,833 -22.5% 20,629 22,135 -6.8%
#12 Chevrolet Cruze 100,454 149,277 -32.7% 13,723 21,339 -35.7%
#13 Nissan Versa 84,317 76,904 9.6% 11,856 9,949 19.2%
#14 Kia Soul 83,685 81,961 2.1% 13,157 13,975 -5.9%
#15 Ford Mustang 72,530 76,772 -5.5% 9,565 8,482 12.8%
#16 Kia Optima 70,847 92,604 -23.5% 9,780 12,638 -22.6%
#17 Volkswagen Jetta 69,729 78,580 -11.3% 11,450 11,562 -1.0%
#17.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 69,724 76,045 -8.3% 11,449 11,467 -0.2%
#17.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 5 2,535 -99.8% 1 95 -98.9%
#18 Kia Forte 63,045 51,050 23.5% 10,303 7,868 30.9%
#19 Chevrolet Impala 61,435 66,227 -7.2% 5,045 8,156 -38.1%
#20 Mazda 3 59,484 64,381 -7.6% 8,103 9,504 -14.7%
#21 Toyota Prius ² 58,451 68,850 -15.1% 9,934 11,787 -15.7%
#21.1 Toyota Prius * 58,405 65,376 -10.7% 9,930 11,203 -11.4%
#21.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 46 3,474 -98.7% 4 584 -99.3%
#22 Dodge Charger 57,852 60,838 -4.9% 4,949 5,936 -16.6%
#23 Subaru Impreza 54,259 56,584 -4.1% 8,488 10,243 -17.1%
#23.1 Subaru Impreza * 34,965 37,833 -7.6% 5,200 6,527 -20.3%
#23.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 19,294 18,751 2.9% 3,288 3,716 -11.5%
#24 Hyundai Accent 46,376 40,252 15.2% 7,046 4,276 64.8%
#25 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 43,609 49,721 -12.3% 6,304 6,384 -1.3%
#26 Chevrolet Camaro 42,354 50,062 -15.4% 5,520 7,469 -26.1%
#27 Chrysler 200 41,676 116,135 -64.1% 5,474 9,526 -42.5%
#28 Dodge Challenger 39,998 42,332 -5.5% 5,619 5,241 7.2%
#29 BMW 3-Series 39,775 50,525 -21.3% 6,799 7,729 -12.0%
#30 Volkswagen Passat 39,362 49,099 -19.8% 6,549 6,904 -5.1%
#31 Nissan Maxima 36,743 18,680 96.7% 5,990 4,175 43.5%
#32 Subaru Legacy 35,569 33,673 5.6% 5,212 4,500 15.8%
#33 Lexus ES 33,390 34,481 -3.2% 5,497 5,440 1.0%
#34 Chrysler 300 33,154 28,730 15.4% 2,369 3,820 -38.0%
#35 Chevrolet Sonic 33,136 42,078 -21.3% 4,844 5,102 -5.1%
#36 Honda Fit 32,817 39,966 -17.9% 5,432 4,332 25.4%
#37 Volkswagen Golf 31,673 37,441 -15.4% 5,351 6,717 -20.3%
#37.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 13,269 13,085 1.4% 2,417 1,780 35.8%
#37.2 Volkswagen Golf * 7,326 13,127 -44.2% 1,246 1,890 -34.1%
#37.3 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen * 6,487 7,595 -14.6% 1,122 2,602 -56.9%
#37.4 Volkswagen Golf R * 2,792 1,803 54.9% 222 132 68.2%
#37.5 Volkswagen e-Golf * 1,799 1,831 -1.7% 344 313 9.9%
#38 Dodge Dart 31,602 54,759 -42.3% 3,341 5,797 -42.4%
#39 Ford Fiesta 29,631 40,980 -27.7% 4,092 5,491 -25.5%
#40 Mazda 6 27,804 37,148 -25.2% 4,341 4,841 -10.3%
#41 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ³ 27,683 31,184 -11.2% 5,225 6,131 -14.8%
#42 Ford Taurus 27,455 29,967 -8.4% 3,069 4,795 -36.0%
#42.1 Ford Taurus * 21,925 24,038 -8.8% 2,230 4,002 -44.3%
#42.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 5,530 5,929 -6.7% 839 793 5.8%
#43 Toyota Avalon 27,068 33,999 -20.4% 3,754 5,281 -28.9%
#44 BMW 5-Series 23,578 25,767 -8.5% 3,303 2,186 51.1%
#45 Infiniti Q50 23,059 24,207 -4.7% 2,805 3,807 -26.3%
#46 Chevrolet Spark 22,520 22,696 -0.8% 4,229 3,287 28.7%
#47 Mini Cooper 22,159 25,037 -11.5% 3,350 3,893 -13.9%
#47.1 Mini Cooper Hardtop 4-Door * 7,243 9,297 -22.1% 924 1,036 -10.8%
#47.2 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door * 7,053 12,727 -44.6% 813 2,482 -67.2%
#47.3 Mini Cooper Clubman * 5,487 1,076
#47.4 Mini Cooper Convertible * 2,366 1,979 19.6% 536 272 97.1%
#47.5 Mini Cooper Coupe * 6 283 -97.9% 25 -100%
#47.6 Mini Cooper Roadster * 4 751 -99.5% 1 78 -98.7%
#48 Acura TLX 22,037 25,702 -14.3% 3,124 3,530 -11.5%
#49 BMW 4-Series 21,462 28,083 -23.6% 2,186 3,190 -31.5%
#50 Lexus IS 20,560 27,700 -25.8% 3,461 4,280 -19.1%
#51 Audi A3 19,622 21,072 -6.9% 3,038 3,167 -4.1%
#52 Hyundai Genesis ³ 19,501 19,744 -1.2% 2,117 2,474 -14.4%
#53 Scion iA 19,434 3,007
#54 Kia Rio 18,699 17,062 9.6% 3,331 2,227 49.6%
#55 Audi A4 18,499 17,305 6.9% 2,743 2,433 12.7%
#55.1 Audi A4 Sedan * 17,531 15,765 11.2% 2,612 2,218 17.8%
#55.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 968 1,540 -37.1% 131 215 -39.1%
#56 Lincoln MKZ 17,661 17,902 -1.3% 2,968 2,642 12.3%
#57 Chevrolet Corvette 16,827 21,101 -20.3% 2,159 2,794 -22.7%
#58 Buick Verano 16,787 19,977 -16.0% 2,068 2,379 -13.1%
#59 Buick LaCrosse 16,322 24,161 -32.4% 2,359 3,451 -31.6%
#60 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 15,895 18,542 -14.3% 2,284 2,439 -6.4%
#61 Hyundai Veloster 14,931 13,261 12.6% 2,008 2,060 -2.5%
#62 Mitsubishi Mirage 14,453 15,054 -4.0% 1,280 1,553 -17.6%
#63 Toyota Prius C ² 12,975 22,438 -42.2% 1,402 3,517 -60.1%
#64 Chevrolet Volt 12,214 6,935 76.1% 2,406 1,313 83.2%
#65 Ford C-Max 12,135 13,101 -7.4% 1,867 1,918 -2.7%
#66 Cadillac ATS 11,883 14,095 -15.7% 2,119 1,588 33.4%
#67 Buick Regal 11,560 10,928 5.8% 2,307 1,541 49.7%
#68 BMW 2-Series 10,765 6,370 69.0% 1,708 1,028 66.1%
#69 Cadillac XTS 10,713 12,892 -16.9% 926 1,302 -28.9%
#70 Scion iM 10,682 1,601
#71 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 10,276 11,995 -14.3% 1,783 1,415 26.0%
#72 Audi A6 10,150 13,337 -23.9% 1,822 1,928 -5.5%
#73 Acura ILX 9,659 10,084 -4.2% 1,201 1,613 -25.5%
#74 Mitsubishi Lancer 9,527 11,914 -20.0% 1,093 1,292 -15.4%
#75 Cadillac CTS 9,219 11,204 -17.7% 1,313 1,515 -13.3%
#76 Fiat 500 8,857 15,880 -44.2% 1,097 1,940 -43.5%
#77 Toyota Prius V ² 8,673 16,785 -48.3% 1,358 2,620 -48.2%
#78 Lexus GS 8,670 12,843 -32.5% 1,218 1,701 -28.4%
#79 Volkswagen Beetle 8,301 15,400 -46.1% 1,528 2,309 -33.8%
#79.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 4,734 8,559 -44.7% 1,051 1,274 -17.5%
#79.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 3,567 6,841 -47.9% 477 1,035 -53.9%
#80 Volvo S60 7,649 9,810 -22.0% 1,864 1,052 77.2%
#81 Toyota Yaris 7,378 14,091 -47.6% 794 1,403 -43.4%
#82 Scion tC 6,890 10,783 -36.1% 1,104 1,421 -22.3%
#83 Nissan Leaf 6,856 10,990 -37.6% 1,063 1,174 -9.5%
#84 BMW 7-Series 6,808 6,139 10.9% 1,203 916 31.3%
#85 Lexus RC 6,269 7,962 -21.3% 977 1,232 -20.7%
#86 Mazda MX-5 Miata 6,265 3,784 65.6% 881 1,130 -22.0%
#87 Porsche 911 5,833 5,850 -0.3% 806 778 3.6%
#88 Lexus CT200h 5,364 8,497 -36.9% 849 1,374 -38.2%
#89 Audi A5 5,078 7,824 -35.1% 744 1,105 -32.7%
#90 Buick Cascada 4,704 633
#91 Jaguar XF 4,610 4,060 13.5% 533 470 13.4%
#92 Scion FR-S 4,465 6,806 -34.4% 682 1,058 -35.5%
#93 BMW i3 4,359 5,391 -19.1% 1,479 935 58.2%
#94 Lincoln MKS 3,758 4,373 -14.1% 313 544 -42.5%
#95 Nissan 370Z 3,702 4,674 -20.8% 722 673 7.3%
#96 Infiniti Q70 3,654 5,056 -27.7% 507 572 -11.4%
#97 Audi A7 3,473 4,125 -15.8% 417 749 -44.3%
#98 Lexus LS 3,311 4,332 -23.6% 433 631 -31.4%
#99 Volvo XC70 3,141 3,052 2.9% 632 405 56.0%
#100 Kia Cadenza 3,091 3,699 -16.4% 335 410 -18.3%
#101 Smart Fortwo 3,086 4,065 -24.1% 493 441 11.8%
#102 Hyundai Azera 2,958 4,067 -27.3% 385 414 -7.0%
#103 Cadillac CT6 2,806 827
#104 Subaru BRZ 2,760 3,334 -17.2% 353 525 -32.8%
#105 Scion xB 2,658 10,008 -73.4% 29 1,316 -97.8%
#106 Porsche Panamera 2,540 2,862 -11.3% 342 370 -7.6%
#107 Fiat 500L 2,527 6,020 -58.0% 227 314 -27.7%
#108 BMW 6-Series 2,398 5,395 -55.6% 523 311 68.2%
#109 Porsche Cayman 2,371 1,918 23.6% 388 285 36.1%
#110 Jaguar F-Type 2,360 2,577 -8.4% 354 425 -16.7%
#111 Audi A8 2,268 2,935 -22.7% 327 418 -21.8%
#112 Jaguar XJ 2,146 2,192 -2.1% 261 336 -22.3%
#113 Chevrolet SS 2,134 1,855 15.0% 521 321 62.3%
#114 Volvo V60 2,119 2,868 -26.1% 384 573 -33.0%
#115 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2,077 2,531 -17.9% 279 330 -15.5%
#116 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class & SLK-Class 1,975 2,404 -17.8% 238 324 -26.5%
#117 Volkswagen CC 1,874 3,560 -47.4% 193 479 -59.7%
#118 Jaguar XE 1,872 641
#119 Porsche Boxster 1,723 1,808 -4.7% 344 253 36.0%
#120 Audi TT 1,689 24 6,938% 211 8 2,538%
#121 Honda CR-Z 1,477 1,562 -5.4% 272 270 0.7%
#122 Volvo V60 Cross Country 1,464 1,493 -1.9% 339 232 46.1%
#123 Hyundai Equus 1,154 1,333 -13.4% 119 174 -31.6%
#124 Acura RLX 833 1,413 -41.0% 106 213 -50.2%
#125 BMW i8 786 950 -17.3% 166 217 -23.5%
#126 Infiniti Q60 747 2,611 -71.4% 62 319 -80.6%
#127 Mercedes-AMG GT 735 696 5.6% 57 89 -36.0%
#128 Honda Crosstour 713 5,520 -87.1% 11 924 -98.8%
#129 BMW Z4 675 1,190 -43.3% 124 118 5.1%
#130 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 545 943 -42.2% 58 140 -58.6%
#131 Cadillac ELR 511 659 -22.5% 15 66 -77.3%
#132 Kia K900 500 1,190 -58.0% 61 480 -87.3%
#133 Fiat 124 Spider 481 480
#134 Volvo S80 403 958 -57.9% 79 35 126%
#135 Volkswagen Eos 387 1,592 -75.7% 246 -100%
#136 Nissan GT-R 367 826 -55.6% 52 66 -21.2%
#137 Volvo S60 Cross Country 362 42
#138 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 360 1,368 -73.7% 50 196 -74.5%
T139 Dodge Viper 350 419 -16.5% 49 57 -14.0%
T139 Audi R8 350 404 -13.4% 88 41 115%
#141 Alfa Romeo 4C 338 354 -4.5% 43 49 -12.2%
#142 Toyota Mirai 270 52
#143 Volvo S90 267 259
#144 Infiniti Q40 59 8,084 -99.3% 1 407 -99.8%
#145 Honda Insight 53 1,204 -95.6% 5 113 -95.6%
#146 Mitsubishi i MiEV 40 84 -52.4% 20 12 66.7%
#147 Acura NSX 23 21
#148 Nissan Cube 15 842 -98.2% 52 -100%
#149 Scion xD 8 750 -98.9% 43 -100%
T150 Lexus LFA 6 6 0.0% 1 -100%
T150 Scion iQ 6 449 -98.7% 27 -100%
T152 Acura TSX 3 30 -90.0% 2 -100%
T152 Jaguar XK 3 249 -98.8% 11 -100%
T152 Mazda 2 3 283 -98.9% 10 -100%
T155 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 1 27 -96.3%
T155 Porsche 918 Spyder 1 175 -99.4% 40 -100%
#157 Dodge Avenger 1,152 -100% 90 -100%
#158 Acura TL 84 -100% 3 -100%
#159 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 52 -100%
#160 Volvo C70 7 -100%

Total  °
4,117,682 4,486,574 -8.2% 588,958 646,818 -8.9%

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 29.2% to 12,694 in July; down 25.9% to 80,099 YTD.
³ Hyundai USA combines sales of the Genesis and Genesis Coupe. Mercedes-Benz USA, not GCBC, is also combining E-Class and CLS-Class sales figures. 
Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model.
Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but we source estimates from HybridCars.com and The Wall Street Journal.
HybridCars.com Model S sales estimate: up 33.3% to 2400 in July; up 2.9% to 14,100 YTD.
° Overall market figure is a combination of all reported sales figures.