August 2016 YTD U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings - Top 164 Best-Selling Cars In America - Every Car Ranked

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U.S. sales of passenger cars plunged 14% in August 2016, dragging the overall auto industry down despite measurable growth from pickup trucks, healthy SUV/crossover sales, and a surging commercial van market.

Among America's 11 best-selling cars through the first two-thirds of 2016, 10 reported fewer sales in August 2016 than in August 2015. The only exception, Honda's new tenth-gen Civic, increased its U.S. August volume by fewer than 800 units.


U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - September 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - July 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - August 2015 YTD


The other 10 combined for a decline of 53,815 units, a loss compounded by August declines of the 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, and 25th-most-popular cars in America.




Year-to-date, the worst passenger car sales declines are inevitably posted by discontinued cars (such as the Volkswagen Eos and Sccion xB) and cars in the midst of a replacement phase (Infiniti Q60 and Volvo S80). 

But there are also continuing nameplates which are simply selling far less often this year than last. Blame the end of the product lifecycle; blame the freshness of competitors. Toyota Yaris sales are down 48% this year. Sales of the core two-door Mini Cooper are down 45%. Volkswagen Beetle sales plunged 44% in the first two-thirds of 2016. Fiat 500 sales and Volkswagen Golf volume is down 44%, as well. 


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


There are always exceptions, many of which can be credited to redesigns. Audi TT sales are up 492% this year as Audi launches a third-gen TT. The new Nissan Maxima is up 87%, Chevrolet Volt volume is up 72%, and BMW 2-Series sales jumped 55% through August.


Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by August volume by clicking the August 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 - August 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - August 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.


Click Column Headers To Sort • September 2016 • July 2016August 2015

Rank
Car
August
2016 YTD
August
2015 YTD
%
Change
August
2016
August
2015
% Change
#1Toyota Camry266,746291,843-8.6%32,86437,592-12.6%
#2Honda Civic255,599221,47115.4%32,80732,0312.4%
#3Toyota Corolla244,651252,106-3.0%30,74131,726-3.1%
#4Honda Accord231,415231,1730.1%30,11540,931-26.4%
#5Nissan Altima217,290238,200-8.8%19,64632,327-39.2%
#6Ford Fusion189,892206,533-8.1%19,05228,270-32.6%
#7Nissan Sentra155,806140,07411.2%14,25615,662-9.0%
#8Chevrolet Malibu148,868130,09514.4%16,72317,553-4.7%
#9Hyundai Sonata139,932141,556-1.1%14,88821,818-31.8%
#10Hyundai Elantra137,668173,238-20.5%20,73322,405-7.5%
#11Ford Focus128,889150,427-14.3%11,77216,321-27.9%
#12Chevrolet Cruze122,796163,938-25.1%22,34214,66152.4%
#13Kia Soul95,93899,069-3.2%12,25317,108-28.4%
#14Nissan Versa94,90291,7793.4%10,58514,875-28.8%
#15Volkswagen Jetta81,44989,692-9.2%11,72011,1125.5%
#15.1Volkswagen Jetta Sedan *81,44487,047-6.4%11,72011,0026.5%
#15.2Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen *52,645-99.8%---110-100%
#16Ford Mustang80,82986,769-6.8%8,2999,997-17.0%
#17Kia Optima80,317106,584-24.6%9,47013,980-32.3%
#18Kia Forte71,35257,91223.2%8,3076,86221.1%
#19Toyota Prius ²68,63079,644-13.8%10,17910,794-5.7%
#19.1Toyota Prius *68,58275,826-9.6%10,17710,450-2.6%
#19.2Toyota Prius Plug-In *483,818-98.7%2344-99.4%
#20Chevrolet Impala67,11976,107-11.8%5,6849,880-42.5%
#21Mazda 366,78174,542-10.4%7,29710,161-28.2%
#22Dodge Charger66,46667,802-2.0%8,6146,96423.7%
#23Subaru Impreza62,77267,025-6.3%8,51310,441-18.5%
#23.1Subaru Impreza *40,28444,907-10.3%5,3197,074-24.8%
#23.2Subaru Impreza WRX/STI *22,48822,1181.7%3,1943,367-5.1%
#24Hyundai Accent54,70544,98521.6%8,3294,73376.0%
#25Mercedes-Benz C-Class49,73456,875-12.6%6,1257,154-14.4%
#26Chevrolet Camaro47,95856,298-14.8%5,6046,236-10.1%
#27Volkswagen Passat46,75156,508-17.3%7,3897,409-0.3%
#28Chrysler 20045,886128,673-64.3%4,21012,538-66.4%
#29BMW 3-Series45,66060,688-24.8%5,88510,163-42.1%
#30Dodge Challenger45,26047,346-4.4%5,2625,0144.9%
#31Nissan Maxima42,80722,93086.7%6,0644,25042.7%
#32Subaru Legacy41,36937,9549.0%5,8004,28135.5%
#33Lexus ES39,23041,767-6.1%5,8407,286-19.8%
#34Chrysler 30038,42933,06916.2%5,2754,33921.6%
#35Honda Fit38,18742,867-10.9%5,3702,90185.1%
#36Chevrolet Sonic37,25846,755-20.3%4,1224,677-11.9%
#37Volkswagen Golf36,51344,516-18.0%4,8407,075-31.6%
#37.1Volkswagen Golf GTI *15,35014,9922.4%2,0811,9079.1%
#37.2Volkswagen Golf *8,46715,000-43.6%1,1411,873-39.1%
#37.3Volkswagen Golf SportWagen *7,54410,073-25.1%1,0572,478-57.3%
#37.4Volkswagen Golf R *2,8992,23929.5%107436-75.5%
#37.5Volkswagen e-Golf *2,2532,2121.9%45438119.2%
#38Ford Fiesta34,57746,872-26.2%4,9465,892-16.1%
#39Dodge Dart34,50061,102-43.5%2,8986,343-54.3%
#40Mazda 631,81042,550-25.2%4,0065,402-25.8%
#41Toyota Avalon31,18439,490-21.0%4,1165,491-25.0%
#42Ford Taurus30,86934,017-9.3%3,4144,050-15.7%
#42.1Ford Taurus *24,45627,485-11.0%2,5313,447-26.6%
#42.2Ford Taurus Police Interceptor *6,4136,532-1.8%88360346.4%
#43Mercedes-Benz E-Class29,32631,152-5.9%4,6234,00615.4%
#44Infiniti Q5026,80428,046-4.4%3,7453,839-2.4%
#45BMW 5-Series26,18429,779-12.1%2,6064,012-35.0%
#46Mini Cooper25,81028,466-9.3%3,6513,4296.5%
#46.1Mini Cooper Hardtop 4-Door *8,08310,425-22.5%8401,128-25.5%
#46.2Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door *7,82214,321-45.4%7691,594-51.8%
#46.3Mini Cooper Clubman *7,020------1,533------
#46.4Mini Cooper Convertible *2,8752,20830.2%509229122%
#46.5Mini Cooper Coupe *6438-98.6%---155-100%
#46.6Mini Cooper Roadster41,074-99.6%---323-100%
#47Acura TLX25,63230,055-14.7%3,5954,353-17.4%
#48Chevrolet Spark25,45825,4680.0%2,9382,7726.0%
#49Lesus IS24,08532,237-25.3%3,5254,537-22.3%
#50BMW 4-Series23,74731,023-23.5%2,2852,940-22.3%
#51Audi A322,65424,260-6.6%3,0323,188-4.9%
#52Kia Rio22,02418,79617.2%3,3251,73491.8%
#53Scion iA21,949------2,515------
#54Audi A421,62020,0487.8%3,1212,74313.8%
#54.1Audi A4 Sedan *20,49618,30612.0%2,9652,54116.7%
#54.2Audi A4 Allroad *1,1241,742-35.5%156202-22.8%
#55Buick Verano21,43922,625-5.2%4,6522,64875.7%
#56Hyundai Genesis ³20,81822,184-6.2%1,3172,440-46.0%
#57Lincoln MKZ20,41520,473-0.3%2,7542,5717.1%
#58Chevrolet Corvette19,89023,826-16.5%3,0632,72512.4%
#59Buick LaCrosse17,92028,669-37.5%1,5984,508-64.6%
#60Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class17,70621,164-16.3%1,8112,622-30.9%
#61Hyundai Veloster16,91715,5378.9%1,9862,276-12.7%
#62Mitsubishi Mirage15,99416,623-3.8%1,5411,569-1.8%
#63Toyota Prius C ²14,43426,282-45.1%1,4593,844-62.0%
#64Cadillac ATS14,36016,544-13.2%2,4772,4491.1%
#65Chevrolet Volt14,2958,31571.9%2,0811,38050.8%
#66Buick Regal13,76512,37811.2%2,2051,45052.1%
#67Ford C-Max13,72115,325-10.5%1,5862,224-28.7%
#68Cadillac XTS12,97714,423-10.0%2,2641,53147.9%
#69Audi A612,11015,359-21.2%1,9602,022-3.1%
#70Scion iM12,079------1,397------
#71Mercedes-Benz S-Class11,97414,040-14.7%1,6982,045-17.0%
#72BMW 2-Series11,4937,39455.4%7281,024-28.9%
#73Acura ILX10,83111,744-7.8%1,1721,660-29.4%
#74Cadillac CTS10,64512,934-17.7%1,4261,730-17.6%
#75Mitsubishi Lancer10,61613,154-19.3%1,0891,240-12.2%
#76Fiat 50010,10017,982-43.8%1,2432,102-40.9%
#77Toyota Prius V ²10,01919,904-49.7%1,3463,119-56.8%
#78Lexus GS9,89814,638-32.4%1,2281,795-31.6%
#79Volkswagen Beetle9,82017,527-44.0%1,5192,127-28.6%
#79.1Volkswagen Beetle Coupe *5,8519,846-40.6%1,1171,287-13.2%
#79.2Volkswagen Beetle Convertible *3,9697,681-48.3%402840-52.1%
#80Volvo S608,75511,283-22.4%1,1091,473-24.7%
#81BMW 7-Series8,0386,22929.0%1,230901,267%
#82Scion tC7,95212,317-35.4%1,0621,534-30.8%
#83Nissan Leaf7,92212,383-36.0%1,0661,393-23.5%
#84Toyota Yaris7,81814,949-47.7%440858-48.7%
#85Lexus RC7,3349,299-21.1%1,0651,337-20.3%
#86Mazda MX-5 Miata7,0885,12838.2%8231,344-38.8%
#87Porsche 9116,5826,789-3.0%749939-20.2%
#88Lexus CT200h6,18310,001-38.2%8191,504-45.5%
#89Audi A55,9268,867-33.2%8481,043-18.7%
#90BMW i35,3726,183-13.1%1,01379227.9%
#91Buick Cascada5,326------622------
#92Scion FR-S5,1037,766-34.3%638960-33.5%
#93Jaguar XF5,0934,38116.3%48332150.5%
#94Maserati Ghibli4,4735,086-12.1%5161,044-50.6%
#95Nissan 370Z4,2925,309-19.2%590635-7.1%
#96Infiniti Q704,0935,682-28.0%439626-29.9%
#97Lincoln MKS4,0834,925-17.1%325552-41.1%
#98Cadillac CT64,048------1,242------
#99Audi A74,0474,882-17.1%574757-24.2%
#100Volvo XC703,9193,49712.1%77844574.8%
#101Lexus LS3,7684,864-22.5%457532-14.1%
#102Smart Fortwo3,4394,682-26.5%353617-42.8%
#103Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class3,4264,317-20.6%44627860.4%
#104Kia Cadenza3,3634,021-16.4%272322-15.5%
#105Hyundai Azera3,3564,358-23.0%39829136.8%
#106Subaru BRZ3,0623,832-20.1%302498-39.4%
#107Porsche Panamera2,9853,328-10.3%445466-4.5%
#108Jaguar XE2,773------901------
#109Jaguar F-Type2,7463,013-8.9%386436-11.5%
#110BMW 6-Series2,6955,653-52.3%29725815.1%
#111Scion xB2,67211,384-76.5%141,376-99.0%
#112Fiat 500L2,6586,334-58.0%131314-58.3%
#113Audi A82,6163,376-22.5%348441-21.1%
#114Porsche Cayman2,6022,4157.7%231497-53.5%
#115Mercedes-Benz SL-Class2,5202,873-12.3%44334229.5%
#116Volvo V602,4593,157-22.1%34228918.3%
#117Jaguar XJ2,4522,563-4.3%306371-17.5%
#118Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class & SLK-Class2,3212,798-17.0%346394-12.2%
#119Chevrolet SS2,1482,199-2.3%14344-95.9%
#120Volkswagen CC2,1214,106-48.3%247546-54.8%
#121Audi TT1,970333492%281309-9.1%
#122Porsche Boxster1,9662,082-5.6%243274-11.3%
#123Volvo V60 CC1,8781,7666.3%41427351.6%
#124Honda CR-Z1,6991,895-10.3%222333-33.3%
#125Maserati Quattroporte1,5081,4484.1%252122107%
#126Genesis G801,497------1,497------
#127Hyundai Equus1,2371,518-18.5%83185-55.1%
#128Acura RLX9511,600-40.6%118187-36.9%
#129Fiat 124 Spider941------460------
#130BMW i89311,160-19.7%145210-31.0%
#131Infiniti Q609162,922-68.7%169311-45.7%
#132Maserati GranTurismo899972-7.5%997925.3%
#133Mercedes-AMG GT8477838.2%1128728.7%
#134BMW Z47761,313-40.9%101123-17.9%
#135Honda Crosstour7206,450-88.8%7930-99.2%
#136Toyota Mirai641------371------
#137Bentley Continental GT6411,064-39.8%106115-7.8%
#138Kia K9005531,576-64.9%53386-86.3%
#139Chevrolet Caprice PPV5521,119-50.7%7176-96.0%
#140Cadillac ELR517704-26.6%645-86.7%
#141Volvo S805001,018-50.9%996065.0%
#142Nissan GT-R455891-48.9%886535.4%
#143Volvo S90451------194------
#144Audi R84464391.6%9635174%
#145Mercedes-Benz B-Class4171,540-72.9%57172-66.9%
#146Dodge Viper408456-10.5%583756.8%
#147Volvo S60 CC40050700%4050-20.0%
#148Volkswagen Eos3871,800-78.5%---208-100%
#149Alfa Romeo 4C375451-16.9%3797-61.9%
#150Bentley Flying Spur240504-52.4%51102-50.0%
#151Bentley Mulsanne88117-24.8%191172.7%
#152Mitsubishi i MiEV6590-27.8%256317%
#153Honda Insight621,289-95.2%985-89.4%
#154Infiniti Q40598,348-99.3%---264-100%
#155Acura NSX45------22------
#156Nissan Cube15888-98.3%---46-100%
#157Scion xD9766-98.8%116-93.8%
T158Lexus LFA67-14.3%---1-100%
T158Scion iQ6458-98.7%---9-100%
#160Acura TSX431-87.1%110.0%
T161Jaguar XK3264-98.9%---15-100%
T161Mazda 23288-99.0%---5-100%
T163Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG127-96.3%---------
T163Porsche 918 Spyder1197-99.5%---22-100%
#165Dodge Avenger---1,197-100%---45-100%
#166Acura TL---85-100%---1-100%
#167Mercedes-Benz CL-Class---52-100%---------

Total  °
4,704,0385,165,402-8.9% 579,569 676,116 -13.6%

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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 26.9% to 12,984 in July; down 26% to 93,083 YTD.
³ Hyundai USA combines sales of the Genesis and Genesis Coupe. Mercedes-Benz USA, not GCBC, is also intermittently combining E-Class and CLS-Class sales figures.
 

† Tesla figures are estimates from HybridCars.com estimates.
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 eight months were 688 and 112 units, respectively. 
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 100% to 3200 in July; up 13.1% to 17,300 YTD. 
WSJ Model S estimate: up 20% to 2400 in July; up 32.4% to 17,150 YTD.

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