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.

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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
Aug.
2016 YTD
Aug.
2015 YTD
%
Change
Aug.
2016
Aug.
2015
% Change
#1 Toyota Camry 266,746 291,843 -8.6% 32,864 37,592 -12.6%
#2 Honda Civic 255,599 221,471 15.4% 32,807 32,031 2.4%
#3 Toyota Corolla 244,651 252,106 -3.0% 30,741 31,726 -3.1%
#4 Honda Accord 231,415 231,173 0.1% 30,115 40,931 -26.4%
#5 Nissan Altima 217,290 238,200 -8.8% 19,646 32,327 -39.2%
#6 Ford Fusion 189,892 206,533 -8.1% 19,052 28,270 -32.6%
#7 Nissan Sentra 155,806 140,074 11.2% 14,256 15,662 -9.0%
#8 Chevrolet Malibu 148,868 130,095 14.4% 16,723 17,553 -4.7%
#9 Hyundai Sonata 139,932 141,556 -1.1% 14,888 21,818 -31.8%
#10 Hyundai Elantra 137,668 173,238 -20.5% 20,733 22,405 -7.5%
#11 Ford Focus 128,889 150,427 -14.3% 11,772 16,321 -27.9%
#12 Chevrolet Cruze 122,796 163,938 -25.1% 22,342 14,661 52.4%
#13 Kia Soul 95,938 99,069 -3.2% 12,253 17,108 -28.4%
#14 Nissan Versa 94,902 91,779 3.4% 10,585 14,875 -28.8%
#15 Volkswagen Jetta 81,449 89,692 -9.2% 11,720 11,112 5.5%
#15.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 81,444 87,047 -6.4% 11,720 11,002 6.5%
#15.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 5 2,645 -99.8% 110 -100%
#16 Ford Mustang 80,829 86,769 -6.8% 8,299 9,997 -17.0%
#17 Kia Optima 80,317 106,584 -24.6% 9,470 13,980 -32.3%
#18 Kia Forte 71,352 57,912 23.2% 8,307 6,862 21.1%
#19 Toyota Prius ² 68,630 79,644 -13.8% 10,179 10,794 -5.7%
#19.1 Toyota Prius * 68,582 75,826 -9.6% 10,177 10,450 -2.6%
#19.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 48 3,818 -98.7% 2 344 -99.4%
#20 Chevrolet Impala 67,119 76,107 -11.8% 5,684 9,880 -42.5%
#21 Mazda 3 66,781 74,542 -10.4% 7,297 10,161 -28.2%
#22 Dodge Charger 66,466 67,802 -2.0% 8,614 6,964 23.7%
#23 Subaru Impreza 62,772 67,025 -6.3% 8,513 10,441 -18.5%
#23.1 Subaru Impreza * 40,284 44,907 -10.3% 5,319 7,074 -24.8%
#23.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 22,488 22,118 1.7% 3,194 3,367 -5.1%
#24 Hyundai Accent 54,705 44,985 21.6% 8,329 4,733 76.0%
#25 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 49,734 56,875 -12.6% 6,125 7,154 -14.4%
#26 Chevrolet Camaro 47,958 56,298 -14.8% 5,604 6,236 -10.1%
#27 Volkswagen Passat 46,751 56,508 -17.3% 7,389 7,409 -0.3%
#28 Chrysler 200 45,886 128,673 -64.3% 4,210 12,538 -66.4%
#29 BMW 3-Series 45,660 60,688 -24.8% 5,885 10,163 -42.1%
#30 Dodge Challenger 45,260 47,346 -4.4% 5,262 5,014 4.9%
#31 Nissan Maxima 42,807 22,930 86.7% 6,064 4,250 42.7%
#32 Subaru Legacy 41,369 37,954 9.0% 5,800 4,281 35.5%
#33 Lexus ES 39,230 41,767 -6.1% 5,840 7,286 -19.8%
#34 Chrysler 300 38,429 33,069 16.2% 5,275 4,339 21.6%
#35 Honda Fit 38,187 42,867 -10.9% 5,370 2,901 85.1%
#36 Chevrolet Sonic 37,258 46,755 -20.3% 4,122 4,677 -11.9%
#37 Volkswagen Golf 36,513 44,516 -18.0% 4,840 7,075 -31.6%
#37.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 15,350 14,992 2.4% 2,081 1,907 9.1%
#37.2 Volkswagen Golf * 8,467 15,000 -43.6% 1,141 1,873 -39.1%
#37.3 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen * 7,544 10,073 -25.1% 1,057 2,478 -57.3%
#37.4 Volkswagen Golf R * 2,899 2,239 29.5% 107 436 -75.5%
#37.5 Volkswagen e-Golf * 2,253 2,212 1.9% 454 381 19.2%
#38 Ford Fiesta 34,577 46,872 -26.2% 4,946 5,892 -16.1%
#39 Dodge Dart 34,500 61,102 -43.5% 2,898 6,343 -54.3%
#40 Mazda 6 31,810 42,550 -25.2% 4,006 5,402 -25.8%
#41 Toyota Avalon 31,184 39,490 -21.0% 4,116 5,491 -25.0%
#42 Ford Taurus 30,869 34,017 -9.3% 3,414 4,050 -15.7%
#42.1 Ford Taurus * 24,456 27,485 -11.0% 2,531 3,447 -26.6%
#42.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 6,413 6,532 -1.8% 883 603 46.4%
#43 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 29,326 31,152 -5.9% 4,623 4,006 15.4%
#44 Infiniti Q50 26,804 28,046 -4.4% 3,745 3,839 -2.4%
#45 BMW 5-Series 26,184 29,779 -12.1% 2,606 4,012 -35.0%
#46 Mini Cooper 25,810 28,466 -9.3% 3,651 3,429 6.5%
#46.1 Mini Cooper Hardtop 4-Door * 8,083 10,425 -22.5% 840 1,128 -25.5%
#46.2 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door * 7,822 14,321 -45.4% 769 1,594 -51.8%
#46.3 Mini Cooper Clubman * 7,020 1,533
#46.4 Mini Cooper Convertible * 2,875 2,208 30.2% 509 229 122%
#46.5 Mini Cooper Coupe * 6 438 -98.6% 155 -100%
#46.6 Mini Cooper Roadster 4 1,074 -99.6% 323 -100%
#47 Acura TLX 25,632 30,055 -14.7% 3,595 4,353 -17.4%
#48 Chevrolet Spark 25,458 25,468 0.0% 2,938 2,772 6.0%
#49 Lesus IS 24,085 32,237 -25.3% 3,525 4,537 -22.3%
#50 BMW 4-Series 23,747 31,023 -23.5% 2,285 2,940 -22.3%
#51 Audi A3 22,654 24,260 -6.6% 3,032 3,188 -4.9%
#52 Kia Rio 22,024 18,796 17.2% 3,325 1,734 91.8%
#53 Scion iA 21,949 2,515
#54 Audi A4 21,620 20,048 7.8% 3,121 2,743 13.8%
#54.1 Audi A4 Sedan * 20,496 18,306 12.0% 2,965 2,541 16.7%
#54.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 1,124 1,742 -35.5% 156 202 -22.8%
#55 Buick Verano 21,439 22,625 -5.2% 4,652 2,648 75.7%
#56 Hyundai Genesis ³ 20,818 22,184 -6.2% 1,317 2,440 -46.0%
#57 Lincoln MKZ 20,415 20,473 -0.3% 2,754 2,571 7.1%
#58 Chevrolet Corvette 19,890 23,826 -16.5% 3,063 2,725 12.4%
#59 Buick LaCrosse 17,920 28,669 -37.5% 1,598 4,508 -64.6%
#60 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 17,706 21,164 -16.3% 1,811 2,622 -30.9%
#61 Hyundai Veloster 16,917 15,537 8.9% 1,986 2,276 -12.7%
#62 Mitsubishi Mirage 15,994 16,623 -3.8% 1,541 1,569 -1.8%
#63 Toyota Prius C ² 14,434 26,282 -45.1% 1,459 3,844 -62.0%
#64 Cadillac ATS 14,360 16,544 -13.2% 2,477 2,449 1.1%
#65 Chevrolet Volt 14,295 8,315 71.9% 2,081 1,380 50.8%
#66 Buick Regal 13,765 12,378 11.2% 2,205 1,450 52.1%
#67 Ford C-Max 13,721 15,325 -10.5% 1,586 2,224 -28.7%
#68 Cadillac XTS 12,977 14,423 -10.0% 2,264 1,531 47.9%
#69 Audi A6 12,110 15,359 -21.2% 1,960 2,022 -3.1%
#70 Scion iM 12,079 1,397
#71 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 11,974 14,040 -14.7% 1,698 2,045 -17.0%
#72 BMW 2-Series 11,493 7,394 55.4% 728 1,024 -28.9%
#73 Acura ILX 10,831 11,744 -7.8% 1,172 1,660 -29.4%
#74 Cadillac CTS 10,645 12,934 -17.7% 1,426 1,730 -17.6%
#75 Mitsubishi Lancer 10,616 13,154 -19.3% 1,089 1,240 -12.2%
#76 Fiat 500 10,100 17,982 -43.8% 1,243 2,102 -40.9%
#77 Toyota Prius V ² 10,019 19,904 -49.7% 1,346 3,119 -56.8%
#78 Lexus GS 9,898 14,638 -32.4% 1,228 1,795 -31.6%
#79 Volkswagen Beetle 9,820 17,527 -44.0% 1,519 2,127 -28.6%
#79.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 5,851 9,846 -40.6% 1,117 1,287 -13.2%
#79.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 3,969 7,681 -48.3% 402 840 -52.1%
#80 Volvo S60 8,755 11,283 -22.4% 1,109 1,473 -24.7%
#81 BMW 7-Series 8,038 6,229 29.0% 1,230 90 1,267%
#82 Scion tC 7,952 12,317 -35.4% 1,062 1,534 -30.8%
#83 Nissan Leaf 7,922 12,383 -36.0% 1,066 1,393 -23.5%
#84 Toyota Yaris 7,818 14,949 -47.7% 440 858 -48.7%
#85 Lexus RC 7,334 9,299 -21.1% 1,065 1,337 -20.3%
#86 Mazda MX-5 Miata 7,088 5,128 38.2% 823 1,344 -38.8%
#87 Porsche 911 6,582 6,789 -3.0% 749 939 -20.2%
#88 Lexus CT200h 6,183 10,001 -38.2% 819 1,504 -45.5%
#89 Audi A5 5,926 8,867 -33.2% 848 1,043 -18.7%
#90 BMW i3 5,372 6,183 -13.1% 1,013 792 27.9%
#91 Buick Cascada 5,326 622
#92 Scion FR-S 5,103 7,766 -34.3% 638 960 -33.5%
#93 Jaguar XF 5,093 4,381 16.3% 483 321 50.5%
#94 Maserati Ghibli 4,473 5,086 -12.1% 516 1,044 -50.6%
#95 Nissan 370Z 4,292 5,309 -19.2% 590 635 -7.1%
#96 Infiniti Q70 4,093 5,682 -28.0% 439 626 -29.9%
#97 Lincoln MKS 4,083 4,925 -17.1% 325 552 -41.1%
#98 Cadillac CT6 4,048 1,242
#99 Audi A7 4,047 4,882 -17.1% 574 757 -24.2%
#100 Volvo XC70 3,919 3,497 12.1% 778 445 74.8%
#101 Lexus LS 3,768 4,864 -22.5% 457 532 -14.1%
#102 Smart Fortwo 3,439 4,682 -26.5% 353 617 -42.8%
#103 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 3,426 4,317 -20.6% 446 278 60.4%
#104 Kia Cadenza 3,363 4,021 -16.4% 272 322 -15.5%
#105 Hyundai Azera 3,356 4,358 -23.0% 398 291 36.8%
#106 Subaru BRZ 3,062 3,832 -20.1% 302 498 -39.4%
#107 Porsche Panamera 2,985 3,328 -10.3% 445 466 -4.5%
#108 Jaguar XE 2,773 901
#109 Jaguar F-Type 2,746 3,013 -8.9% 386 436 -11.5%
#110 BMW 6-Series 2,695 5,653 -52.3% 297 258 15.1%
#111 Scion xB 2,672 11,384 -76.5% 14 1,376 -99.0%
#112 Fiat 500L 2,658 6,334 -58.0% 131 314 -58.3%
#113 Audi A8 2,616 3,376 -22.5% 348 441 -21.1%
#114 Porsche Cayman 2,602 2,415 7.7% 231 497 -53.5%
#115 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2,520 2,873 -12.3% 443 342 29.5%
#116 Volvo V60 2,459 3,157 -22.1% 342 289 18.3%
#117 Jaguar XJ 2,452 2,563 -4.3% 306 371 -17.5%
#118 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class & SLK-Class 2,321 2,798 -17.0% 346 394 -12.2%
#119 Chevrolet SS 2,148 2,199 -2.3% 14 344 -95.9%
#120 Volkswagen CC 2,121 4,106 -48.3% 247 546 -54.8%
#121 Audi TT 1,970 333 492% 281 309 -9.1%
#122 Porsche Boxster 1,966 2,082 -5.6% 243 274 -11.3%
#123 Volvo V60 CC 1,878 1,766 6.3% 414 273 51.6%
#124 Honda CR-Z 1,699 1,895 -10.3% 222 333 -33.3%
#125 Maserati Quattroporte 1,508 1,448 4.1% 252 122 107%
#126 Genesis G80 1,497 1,497
#127 Hyundai Equus 1,237 1,518 -18.5% 83 185 -55.1%
#128 Acura RLX 951 1,600 -40.6% 118 187 -36.9%
#129 Fiat 124 Spider 941 460
#130 BMW i8 931 1,160 -19.7% 145 210 -31.0%
#131 Infiniti Q60 916 2,922 -68.7% 169 311 -45.7%
#132 Maserati GranTurismo 899 972 -7.5% 99 79 25.3%
#133 Mercedes-AMG GT 847 783 8.2% 112 87 28.7%
#134 BMW Z4 776 1,313 -40.9% 101 123 -17.9%
#135 Honda Crosstour 720 6,450 -88.8% 7 930 -99.2%
#136 Toyota Mirai 641 371
#137 Bentley Continental GT 641 1,064 -39.8% 106 115 -7.8%
#138 Kia K900 553 1,576 -64.9% 53 386 -86.3%
#139 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 552 1,119 -50.7% 7 176 -96.0%
#140 Cadillac ELR 517 704 -26.6% 6 45 -86.7%
#141 Volvo S80 500 1,018 -50.9% 99 60 65.0%
#142 Nissan GT-R 455 891 -48.9% 88 65 35.4%
#143 Volvo S90 451 194
#144 Audi R8 446 439 1.6% 96 35 174%
#145 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 417 1,540 -72.9% 57 172 -66.9%
#146 Dodge Viper 408 456 -10.5% 58 37 56.8%
#147 Volvo S60 CC 400 50 700% 40 50 -20.0%
#148 Volkswagen Eos 387 1,800 -78.5% 208 -100%
#149 Alfa Romeo 4C 375 451 -16.9% 37 97 -61.9%
#150 Bentley Flying Spur 240 504 -52.4% 51 102 -50.0%
#151 Bentley Mulsanne 88 117 -24.8% 19 11 72.7%
#152 Mitsubishi i MiEV 65 90 -27.8% 25 6 317%
#153 Honda Insight 62 1,289 -95.2% 9 85 -89.4%
#154 Infiniti Q40 59 8,348 -99.3% 264 -100%
#155 Acura NSX 45 22
#156 Nissan Cube 15 888 -98.3% 46 -100%
#157 Scion xD 9 766 -98.8% 1 16 -93.8%
T158 Lexus LFA 6 7 -14.3% 1 -100%
T158 Scion iQ 6 458 -98.7% 9 -100%
#160 Acura TSX 4 31 -87.1% 1 1 0.0%
T161 Jaguar XK 3 264 -98.9% 15 -100%
T161 Mazda 2 3 288 -99.0% 5 -100%
T163 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 1 27 -96.3%
T163 Porsche 918 Spyder 1 197 -99.5% 22 -100%
#165 Dodge Avenger 1,197 -100% 45 -100%
#166 Acura TL 85 -100% 1 -100%
#167 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 52 -100%

Total  °
4,704,038 5,165,402 -8.9% 579,569 676,116 -13.6%

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.