September 2016 YTD U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 162 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked


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U.S. sales of America’s best-selling car, the Toyota Camry, fell 8.8% during the first three-quarters of 2016, a year-over-year drop of nearly 29,000 sales.

U.S. sales of passenger cars overall likewise fell 8.8%, a decline of more than 500,000 sales compared with the first nine months of 2015.

U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – October 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – August 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – September 2015 YTD

But the Camry, America’s best-selling car in each of the last 14 years and in four consecutive months, was not America’s best-selling car in September 2016.

That title belonged to another Toyota. Corolla sales jumped 15% to 32,272 units, including the now-Toyota-badged Scion iM. 

But the Toyota parent brand didn’t need to take ownership of the iM for the Corolla to earn top spot in September. And it wouldn’t be so crazy if it did. Many Corolla competitors, including the Honda Civic as of this month, are available in both sedan and hatchback bodystyles. In fact, the Civic adds a coupe to the mix. 

The Scion Toyota Corolla iM is very much a Corolla hatchback. Exterior styling is different, so is the rear suspension.

But the Corolla family just got a little bit bigger. And the Corolla’s sales figures grew, as well.

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

There were a bundle of new luxury sedans added to America’s passenger car fleet in September 2016. The Lincoln Continental, Genesis G90, and Alfa Romeo Giulia contributed  an additional 892 sales to the mix. We’ve also changed the way we report Volvo S60, S60 Cross Country, V60, and V60 Cross Country sales.

Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by September volume by clicking the September 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 – September 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – September 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 • October 2016 • August 2016September 2015

Rank
Car
Sept.
2016 YTD
Sept.
2015 YTD
%
Change
Sept.
2016
Sept.
2015
% Change
#1 Toyota Camry 297,453 326,330 -8.8% 30,707 34,487 -11.0%
#2 Toyota Corolla 289,002 280,095 3.2% 32,272 27,978 15.3%
#2.1 Toyota Corolla * 275,818 278,742 -1.0% 31,167 26,636 17.0%
#2.2 Toyota Corolla iM/Scion iM * 13,184 1,353 874% 1,105 1,342 -17.7%
#3 Honda Civic 283,783 249,749 13.6% 28,184 28,278 -0.3%
#4 Honda Accord 258,619 264,814 -2.3% 27,204 33,641 -19.1%
#5 Nissan Altima 242,321 262,424 -7.7% 25,031 24,224 3.3%
#6 Ford Fusion 210,462 231,475 -9.1% 20,570 24,942 -17.5%
#7 Chevrolet Malibu 170,389 147,161 15.8% 21,521 17,066 26.1%
#8 Nissan Sentra 169,476 154,270 9.9% 13,670 14,196 -3.7%
#9 Hyundai Elantra 157,050 193,962 -19.0% 19,382 20,724 -6.5%
#10 Hyundai Sonata 155,279 157,680 -1.5% 15,347 16,124 -4.8%
#11 Ford Focus 140,049 163,864 -14.5% 11,160 13,437 -16.9%
#12 Chevrolet Cruze 138,012 177,970 -22.5% 15,216 14,032 8.4%
#13 Kia Soul 107,823 112,683 -4.3% 11,885 13,614 -12.7%
#14 Nissan Versa 106,455 109,832 -3.1% 11,553 18,053 -36.0%
#15 Volkswagen Jetta 89,748 97,465 -7.9% 8,299 7,773 6.8%
#15.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 89,743 94,793 -5.3% 8,299 7,746 7.1%
#15.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 5 2,672 -99.8% 27 -100%
#16 Kia Optima 89,327 118,303 -24.5% 9,010 11,719 -23.1%
#17 Ford Mustang 87,258 96,225 -9.3% 6,429 9,456 -32.0%
#18 Kia Forte 79,608 63,300 25.8% 8,256 5,388 53.2%
#19 Toyota Prius ² 78,424 89,812 -12.7% 9,794 10,168 -3.7%
#19.1 Toyota Prius * 78,372 85,778 -8.6% 9,790 9,952 -1.6%
#19.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 52 4,034 -98.7% 4 216 -98.2%
#20 Mazda 3 74,131 82,299 -9.9% 7,350 7,757 -5.2%
#21 Chevrolet Impala 74,038 85,466 -13.4% 6,919 9,359 -26.1%
#22 Dodge Charger 72,270 72,583 -0.4% 10,056 7,466 34.7%
#23 Subaru Impreza 70,241 75,613 -7.1% 7,469 8,588 -13.0%
#23.1 Subaru Impreza * 45,070 50,462 -10.7% 4,786 5,555 -13.8%
#23.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 25,171 25,151 0.1% 2,683 3,033 -11.5%
#24 Hyundai Accent 62,200 48,625 27.9% 7,495 3,640 106%
#25 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 56,334 64,535 -12.7% 6,600 7,660 -13.8%
#26 Chevrolet Camaro 54,535 61,544 -11.4% 6,577 5,246 25.4%
#27 BMW 3-Series 53,092 69,833 -24.0% 7,432 9,145 -18.7%
#28 Volkswagen Passat 53,086 63,736 -16.7% 6,335 7,228 -12.4%
#29 Dodge Challenger 51,141 52,228 -2.1% 5,698 4,771 19.4%
#30 Nissan Maxima 49,376 26,801 84.2% 6,569 3,871 69.7%
#31 Chrysler 200 48,959 138,536 -64.7% 3,185 9,944 -68.0%
#32 Subaru Legacy 47,396 44,231 7.2% 6,027 6,277 -4.0%
#33 Chrysler 300 44,040 39,810 10.6% 5,459 6,606 -17.4%
#34 Lexus ES 43,773 46,962 -6.8% 4,543 5,195 -12.6%
#35 Honda Fit 43,255 44,146 -2.0% 5,068 1,279 296%
#36 Chevrolet Sonic 41,109 50,535 -18.7% 3,851 3,780 1.9%
#37 Volkswagen Golf 41,098 49,767 -17.4% 4,585 5,251 -12.7%
#37.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 17,187 16,817 2.2% 1,837 1,825 0.7%
#37.2 Volkswagen Golf * 9,549 16,193 -41.0% 1,082 1,193 -9.3%
#37.3 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen * 8,346 11,501 -27.4% 802 1,428 -43.8%
#37.4 Volkswagen Golf R * 3,103 2,701 14.9% 204 462 -55.8%
#37.5 Volkswagen e-Golf * 2,782 2,555 8.9% 529 343 54.2%
#37.6 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack * 131 131
#38 Ford Fiesta 38,807 53,868 -28.0% 4,230 6,996 -39.5%
#39 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & CLS-Class ³ 37,576 39,941 -5.9% 4,824 4,472 7.9%
#40 Dodge Dart 37,267 68,320 -45.5% 2,597 7,096 -63.4%
#41 Mazda 6 35,862 47,078 -23.8% 4,052 4,528 -10.5%
#42 Toyota Avalon 35,029 44,320 -21.0% 3,844 4,828 -20.4%
#43 Ford Taurus 34,144 37,959 -10.1% 3,275 3,942 -16.9%
#43.1 Ford Taurus * 26,978 30,513 -11.6% 2,522 3,028 -16.7%
#43.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 7,166 7,446 -3.8% 753 914 -17.6%
#44 Toyota Yaris 31,298 17,570 78.1% 1,531 2,621 -41.6%
#44.1 Toyota Yaris iA/Scion iA * 23,141 2,035 1,037% 1,192 2,035 -41.4%
#44.2 Toyota Yaris Hatchback * 8,157 15,535 -47.5% 339 586 -42.2%
#45 Infiniti Q50 31,163 31,603 -1.4% 4,359 3,557 22.5%
#46 Mini Cooper 28,798 31,598 -8.9% 2,988 3,132 -4.6%
#46.1 Mini Cooper 4-Door * 8,925 11,599 -23.0% 842 1,174 -28.3%
#46.2 Mini Cooper 2-Door * 8,516 16,007 -46.8% 694 1,686 -58.8%
#46.3 Mini Cooper Clubman * 8,024 1,004
#46.4 Mini Cooper Convertible * 3,321 2,446 35.8% 446 238 87.4%
#46.5 Mini Cooper Roadster * 68 1,317 -94.8% 1 20 -95.0%
#46.6 Mini Cooper Coupe * 7 452 -98.5% 1 14 92.9%
#47 Acura TLX 28,540 34,808 -18.0% 2,908 4,753 -38.8%
#48 BMW 5-Series 27,705 33,838 -18.1% 1,521 4,059 -62.5%
#49 Chevrolet Spark 27,681 27,839 -0.6% 2,223 2,371 -6.2%
#50 Lexus IS 26,763 35,389 -24.4% 2,678 3,152 -15.0%
#51 BMW 4-Series 26,036 33,749 -22.9% 2,289 2,726 -16.0%
#52 Buick Verano 25,368 25,002 1.5% 3,929 2,377 65.3%
#53 Audi A4 25,077 22,530 11.3% 3,457 2,482 39.3%
#53.1 Audi A4 Sedan * 23,671 20,527 15.3% 3,175 2,221 43.0%
#53.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 1,406 2,003 -29.8% 282 261 8.0%
#54 Audi A3 24,863 26,972 -7.8% 2,209 2,712 -18.5%
#55 Kia Rio 24,165 20,276 19.2% 2,141 1,480 44.7%
#56 Lincoln MKZ 22,862 22,963 -0.4% 2,447 2,490 -1.7%
#57 Chevrolet Corvette 22,719 26,398 -13.9% 2,829 2,572 10.0%
#58 Hyundai Genesis ³ 21,663 24,423 -11.3% 845 2,239 -62.3%
#59 Hyundai Veloster 20,085 17,655 13.8% 3,168 2,118 49.6%
#60 Buick LaCrosse 19,829 32,549 -39.1% 1,909 3,880 -50.8%
#61 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 19,551 23,253 -15.9% 1,845 2,089 -11.7%
#62 Mitsubishi Mirage 17,750 17,971 -1.2% 1,756 1,348 30.3%
#63 Chevrolet Volt 16,326 9,264 76.2% 2,031 949 114%
#64 Cadillac ATS 16,130 18,839 -14.4% 1,770 2,295 -22.9%
#65 Toyota Prius C ² 15,893 29,649 -46.4% 1,459 3,367 -56.7%
#66 Buick Regal 15,461 14,106 9.6% 1,696 1,728 -1.9%
#67 Ford C-Max 15,149 17,291 -12.4% 1,428 1,966 -27.4%
#68 Cadillac XTS 14,925 16,023 -6.9% 1,948 1,600 21.8%
#69 Audi A6 13,709 17,072 -19.7% 1,599 1,713 -6.7%
#70 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 13,414 15,996 -16.1% 1,440 1,956 -26.4%
#71 BMW 2-Series 12,470 8,472 47.2% 977 1,078 -9.4%
#72 Cadillac CTS 12,148 14,253 -14.8% 1,503 1,319 14.0%
#73 Acura ILX 11,747 13,358 -12.1% 916 1,614 -43.2%
#74 Fiat 500 11,603 20,089 -42.2% 1,481 1,981 -25.2%
#75 Mitsubishi Lancer 11,539 14,270 -19.1% 923 1,116 -17.3%
#76 Toyota Prius V ² 11,241 22,479 -50.0% 1,222 2,575 -52.5%
#77 Volkswagen Beetle 11,161 19,066 -41.5% 1,341 1,539 -12.9%
#77.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 6,839 10,736 -36.3% 988 890 11.0%
#77.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 4,322 8,330 -48.1% 353 649 -45.6%
#78 Lexus GS 10,964 16,233 -32.5% 1,066 1,595 -33.2%
#79 Volvo S60 10,088 12,627 -20.1% 927 1,294 -28.4%
#79.1 Volvo S60 Sedan * 9,648 12,548 -23.1% 889 1,265 -29.7%
#79.2 Volvo S60 Cross Country * 440 79 457% 38 29 31.0%
#80 BMW 7-Series 9,239 6,363 45.2% 1,201 134 796%
#81 Nissan Leaf 9,238 13,630 -32.2% 1,316 1,247 5.5%
#82 Scion tC 8,690 13,525 -35.7% 738 1,208 -38.9%
#83 Lexus RC 8,161 10,458 -22.0% 827 1,159 -28.6%
#84 Mazda MX-5 Miata 7,840 6,068 29.2% 752 940 -20.0%
#85 Porsche 911 7,047 7,557 -6.7% 465 768 -39.5%
#86 Lexus CT200h 6,821 11,132 -38.7% 638 1,131 -43.6%
#87 Audi A5 6,672 9,812 -32.0% 746 945 -21.1%
#88 Buick Cascada 5,796 470
#89 BMW i3 5,763 7,893 -27.0% 391 1,710 -77.1%
#90 Toyota 86/Scion FR-S 5,754 8,544 -32.7% 651 778 -16.3%
#91 Jaguar XF 5,508 4,647 18.5% 415 266 56.0%
#92 Cadillac CT6 5,391 1,343
#93 Maserati Ghibli 4,984 5,730 -13.0% 511 643 -20.5%
#94 Nissan 370Z 4,805 5,882 -18.3% 513 573 -10.5%
#95 Volvo V60 4713 5229 -9.9% 376 306 22.9%
#95.1 Volvo V60 * 2603 3329 -21.8% 142 172 -17.4%
#95.2 Volvo V60 Cross Country * 2110 1900 11.1% 234 134 74.6%
#96 Audi A7 4,588 5,508 -16.7% 541 626 -13.6%
#97 Infiniti Q70 4,495 6,304 -28.7% 402 622 -35.4%
#98 Volvo XC70 4,404 3,967 11.0% 485 463 4.8%
#99 Lincoln MKS 4,322 5,428 -20.4% 239 503 -52.5%
#100 Lexus LS 4,113 5,270 -22.0% 345 406 -15.0%
#101 Smart Fortwo 4,044 5,432 -25.6% 605 750 -19.3%
#102 Hyundai Azera 3,775 4,639 -18.6% 419 281 49.1%
#103 Kia Cadenza 3,753 4,880 -23.1% 390 859 -54.6%
#104 Jaguar XE 3,602 829
#105 Subaru BRZ 3,362 4,133 -18.7% 300 301 -0.3%
#106 Porsche Panamera 3,341 3,885 -14.0% 356 557 -36.1%
#107 Jaguar F-Type 3,019 3,367 -10.3% 273 354 -22.9%
#108 BMW 6-Series 2,971 5,918 -49.8% 276 265 4.2%
#109 Audi A8 2,951 3,817 -22.7% 335 441 -24.0%
#110 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2,846 3,132 -9.1% 326 259 25.9%
#111 Porsche Cayman 2,826 2,730 3.5% 224 315 -28.9%
#112 Fiat 500L 2,801 6,754 -58.5% 103 332 -69.0%
#113 Jaguar XJ 2,788 2,920 -4.5% 336 357 -5.9%
#114 Genesis G80 2,698 1,201
#115 Scion xB 2,674 12,501 -78.6% 2 1,117 -99.8%
#116 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class & SLC-Class 2,559 3,137 -18.4% 238 339 -29.8%
#117 Volkswagen CC 2,355 4,490 -47.6% 234 384 -39.1%
#118 Audi TT 2,265 520 336% 295 187 57.8%
#119 Porsche Boxster 2,163 2,379 -9.1% 197 297 -33.7%
#120 Chevrolet SS 2,153 2,421 -11.1% 5 222 -97.7%
#121 Honda CR-Z 1,864 2,205 -15.5% 165 310 -46.8%
#122 Maserati Quattroporte 1,724 1,590 8.4% 216 142 52.1%
#123 Fiat 124 Spider 1,431 490
#124 Infiniti Q60 1,413 3,180 -55.6% 497 258 92.6%
#125 Hyundai Equus 1,297 1,730 -25.0% 60 212 -71.7%
#126 BMW i8 1,089 1,342 -18.9% 158 182 -13.2%
#127 Acura RLX 1,053 1,774 -40.6% 102 174 -41.4%
#128 Maserati GranTurismo 970 1,057 -8.2% 71 86 -17.4%
#129 Mercedes-AMG GT 959 892 7.5% 111 109 1.8%
#130 BMW Z4 875 1,409 -37.9% 99 96 3.1%
#131 Lincoln Continental 775 775
#132 Bentley Continental GT 735 1,142 -35.6% 94 78 20.5%
#133 Honda Crosstour 725 7,227 -90.0% 5 777 -99.4%
#134 Toyota Mirai 710 69
#135 Kia K900 621 1,905 -67.4% 68 329 -79.3%
#136 Volvo S90 608 147
#137 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 560 1,274 -56.0% 8 155 -94.8%
#138 Volvo S80 559 1,083 -48.4% 58 65 -10.8%
#139 Nissan GT-R 537 929 -42.2% 82 38 116%
#140 Audi R8 530 453 17.0% 84 14 500%
#141 Cadillac ELR 523 740 -29.3% 6 36 -83.3%
#142 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 468 1,687 -72.3% 51 147 -65.3%
#143 Dodge Viper 447 521 -14.2% 38 50 -24.0%
#144 Alfa Romeo 4C 411 511 -19.6% 34 56 -39.3%
#145 Volkswagen Eos 387 2,156 -82.1% 356 -100%
#146 Bentley Flying Spur 275 529 -48.0% 35 25 40.0%
#147 Bentley Mulsanne 102 125 -18.4% 14 8 75.0%
#148 Acura NSX 83 38
#149 Mitsubishi i MiEV 82 93 -11.8% 17 3 467%
#150 Honda Insight 63 1,353 -95.3% 1 64 -98.4%
#151 Infiniti Q40 59 8,503 -99.3% 155 -100%
#152 Dodge Avenger 44 1,257 -96.5% 2 38 -94.7%
#153 Nissan Cube 15 912 -98.4% 24 -100%
#154 Genesis G90 10 10
#155 Scion xD 9 778 -98.8% 12 -100%
#156 Alfa Romeo Giulia 7 7
T157 Lexus LFA 6 8 -25.0% 1 -100%
T157 Scion iQ 6 465 -98.7% 7 -100%
#159 Acura TSX 4 32 -87.5% 1 -100%
T160 Jaguar XK 3 282 -98.9% 18 -100%
T160 Mazda 2 3 292 -99.0% 4 -100%
#162 Porsche 918 Spyder 1 201 -99.5% 4 -100%
#163 Acura TL 86 -100% 1 -100%
#164 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 52 -100%
#165 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 27 -100%
#166 Volvo C70 7 -100%

Total  °
5,254,514 5,761,434 -8.8% 554,210 598,148 -7.3%

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: -22.6% to 12,475 in September; -25.6% to 105,558 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. 
° Overall market figure is a combination of all reported sales figures and HybridCars.com  estimate for Tesla.
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 nine months were 774 and 126 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: +95.2% to 4100 in September; +20.9% to 21,400 YTD.
WSJ Model S estimate: +4.5% to 2300 in September; +28.4% to 19,450 YTD.