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


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Doom and gloom?

If you’re looking for poor results from the U.S. automotive industry, this is where you’ll find them. Car sales are down 9.5% this year after falling nearly 16% in October 2016, a loss of 95,000 units. 

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

At the top of the heap, America’s aging best-selling car, the Toyota Camry, is down 9% this year and lost 15% of its October volume. America’s leading luxury car, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, is down 13% this year. America’s top-selling sports car, the Ford Mustang, is down 13%, as well.

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There are bright spots in the car market, but they’re undeniably overshadowed by a massive shift from cars to crossovers. In October, for every car sold in the United States, Americans registered 1.12 utility vehicles. After earning 41% of the auto industry’s volume in October 2015, the passenger car sector’s share of the market tumbled to 37% in October 2016.

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

In each of the last two months, the Toyota Corolla has been America’s best-selling car. While the addition of the Scion iM to the Corolla family has helped, the Corolla sedan posted a 2% uptick on its own last month. 

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

Rank
Car
Oct.
2016 YTD
Oct.
2015 YTD
%
Change
Oct.
2016
Oct.
2015
% Change
#1 Toyota Camry 327,015 361,111 -9.4% 29,562 34,781 -15.0%
#2 Toyota Corolla 318,737 309,454 3.0% 29,735 29,359 1.3%
#2.1 Toyota Corolla * 304,334 306,693 -0.8% 28,516 27,951 2.0%
#2.2 Toyota Corolla iM/Scion iM * 14,403 2,761 422% 1,219 1,408 -13.4%
#3 Honda Civic 310,142 277,538 11.7% 26,359 27,789 -5.1%
#4 Honda Accord 284,170 294,935 -3.7% 25,551 30,121 -15.2%
#5 Nissan Altima 262,578 283,372 -7.3% 20,257 20,948 -3.3%
#6 Ford Fusion 229,148 255,143 -10.2% 18,686 23,668 -21.1%
#7 Chevrolet Malibu 186,540 171,886 8.5% 16,151 24,725 -34.7%
#8 Nissan Sentra 183,644 169,244 8.5% 14,168 14,974 -5.4%
#9 Hyundai Elantra 172,967 209,830 -17.6% 15,917 15,868 0.3%
#10 Hyundai Sonata 170,251 173,751 -2.0% 14,972 16,071 -6.8%
#11 Chevrolet Cruze 155,138 193,680 -19.9% 17,126 15,710 9.0%
#12 Ford Focus 149,417 180,287 -17.1% 9,368 16,423 -43.0%
#13 Kia Soul 120,859 124,929 -3.3% 13,036 12,246 6.5%
#14 Nissan Versa 115,366 123,687 -6.7% 8,911 13,855 -35.7%
#15 Kia Optima 99,301 132,684 -25.2% 9,974 14,381 -30.6%
#16 Volkswagen Jetta 97,816 106,014 -7.7% 8,068 8,549 -5.6%
#16.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 97,811 103,344 -5.4% 8,068 8,551 -5.6%
#16.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 5 2,670 -99.8%
#17 Ford Mustang 92,672 106,321 -12.8% 5,414 10,096 -46.4%
#18 Kia Forte 87,621 68,498 27.9% 8,013 5,198 54.2%
#19 Toyota Prius 83,845 99,514 -15.7% 5,421 9,702 -44.1%
#19.1 Toyota Prius * 83,793 95,389 -12.2% 5,421 9,611 -43.6%
#19.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 52 4,125 -98.7% 91 -100%
#20 Mazda 3 81,077 90,641 -10.6% 6,946 8,342 -16.7%
#21 Chevrolet Impala 80,130 97,271 -17.6% 6,092 11,805 -48.4%
#22 Dodge Charger 79,062 81,519 -3.0% 6,792 8,936 -24.0%
#23 Subaru Impreza 75,830 83,966 -9.7% 5,589 8,353 -33.1%
#23.1 Subaru Impreza * 48,080 55,802 -13.8% 3,010 5,340 -43.6%
#23.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 27,750 28,164 -1.5% 2,579 3,013 -14.4%
#24 Hyundai Accent 68,698 53,727 27.9% 6,498 5,102 27.4%
#25 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 62,561 71,818 -12.9% 6,227 7,283 -14.5%
#26 Chevrolet Camaro 60,812 66,833 -9.0% 6,277 5,289 18.7%
#27 Volkswagen Passat 59,320 71,852 -17.4% 6,234 8,116 -23.2%
#28 BMW 3-Series 58,307 80,845 -27.9% 5,215 11,012 -52.6%
#29 Dodge Challenger 55,268 57,516 -3.9% 4,127 5,288 -22.0%
#30 Subaru Legacy 53,532 49,919 7.2% 6,136 5,688 7.9%
#31 Nissan Maxima 53,284 31,704 68.1% 3,908 4,903 -20.3%
#32 Chrysler 200 51,802 147,602 -64.9% 2,843 9,066 -68.6%
#33 Lexus ES 47,963 52,388 -8.4% 4,190 5,426 -22.8%
#34 Honda Fit 47,896 45,509 5.2% 4,641 1,363 240%
#35 Chrysler 300 47,091 44,121 6.7% 3,051 4,311 -29.2%
#36 Volkswagen Golf 46,235 55,483 -16.7% 5,137 5,716 -10.1%
#36.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 18,941 19,337 -2.0% 1,754 2,520 -30.4%
#36.2 Volkswagen Golf * 10,554 17,292 -39.0% 1,005 1,099 -8.6%
#36.3 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen * 9,343 12,484 -25.2% 997 983 1.4%
#36.4Volkswagen Golf R * 3,498 3,219 8.7% 395 518 -23.7%
##36.5 Volkswagen e-Golf * 3,189 3,151 1.2% 407 596 -31.7%
##36.6 Volkswagen Golf AllTrack * 710 579
#37 Chevrolet Sonic 45,798 53,829 -14.9% 4,689 3,294 42.4%
#38 Ford Fiesta 42,188 57,486 -26.6% 3,381 3,618 -6.6%
#39 Dodge Dart 39,674 74,840 -47.0% 2,407 6,520 -63.1%
#40 Mazda 6 38,786 50,641 -23.4% 2,924 3,563 -17.9%
#41 Toyota Avalon 38,703 49,120 -21.2% 3,674 4,800 -23.5%
#42 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 37,599 39,986 -6.0% 3,624 4,661 -22.2%
#43 Ford Taurus 37,223 41,607 -10.5% 3,079 3,648 -15.6%
#4431 Ford Taurus * 29,265 33,316 -12.2% 2,287 2,803 -18.4%
#43.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 7,958 8,291 -4.0% 792 845 -6.3%
#44 Infiniti Q50 34,852 35,414 -1.6% 3,689 3,811 -3.2%
#45 Toyota Yaris 33,382 20,066 66.4% 2,084 2,496 -16.5%
##35.1 Toyota Yaris iA/Scion iA * 24,301 4,012 506% 1,160 1,977 -41.3%
#45.2 Toyota Yaris Hatchback * 9,081 16,054 -43.4% 924 519 78.0%
#46 Mini Cooper 31,800 34,443 -7.7% 3,002 2,868 5.1%
# Mini Cooper 2-Door * 9,288 17,387 -46.6% 772 1,380 -44.1%
#45.2 Mini Cooper 4-Door * 9,601 12,617 -23.9% 676 1,018 -33.6%
#46.3 Mini Cooper Clubman * 9,148 1,124
#46.4 Mini Cooper Convertible * 3,751 2,889 29.8% 430 443 -2.9%
#46.5 Mini Cooper Coupe * 7 454 -98.5% 2 -100%
#46.6 Mini Cooper Roadster * 5 1,096 -99.5% 2 -100%
#47 Acura TLX 31,254 40,585 -23.0% 2,714 5,777 -53.0%
#48 Chevrolet Spark 29,747 29,841 -0.3% 2,066 2,002 3.2%
#49 Lexus IS 29,286 38,339 -23.6% 2,523 2,950 -14.5%
#50 Audi A4 29,253 25,686 13.9% 4,176 3,156 32.3%
#50.1 Audi A4 Sedan * 27,535 23,423 17.6% 3,864 2,896 33.4%
#50.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 1,718 2,263 -24.1% 312 260 20.0%
#51 BMW 5-Series 29,167 36,531 -20.2% 1,462 2,693 -45.7%
#52 BMW 4-Series 28,889 37,044 -22.0% 2,853 3,295 -13.4%
#53 Buick Verano 27,704 27,695 0.0% 2,336 2,693 -13.3%
#54 Audi A3 26,571 29,704 -10.5% 1,708 2,732 -37.5%
#55 Kia Rio 25,991 21,847 19.0% 1,826 1,571 16.2%
#56 Chevrolet Corvette 25,345 28,924 -12.4% 2,626 2,526 4.0%
#57 Lincoln MKZ 25,343 25,369 -0.1% 2,481 2,406 3.1%
#58 Hyundai Veloster 23,633 19,795 19.4% 3,548 2,140 65.8%
#59 Buick LaCrosse 22,329 35,526 -37.1% 2,500 2,977 -16.0%
#60 Hyundai Genesis 22,244 26,443 -15.9% 581 2,020 -71.2%
#61 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 21,846 25,120 -13.0% 2,295 1,867 22.9%
#62 Mitsubishi Mirage 19,239 19,168 0.4% 1,489 1,197 24.4%
#63 Chevrolet Volt 18,517 11,299 63.9% 2,191 2,035 7.7%
#64 Cadillac ATS 17,723 21,367 -17.1% 1,593 2,528 -37.0%
#65 Toyota Prius C 17,436 33,022 -47.2% 1,543 3,373 -54.3%
#66 Buick Regal 16,778 15,761 6.5% 1,317 1,655 -20.4%
#67 Cadillac XTS 16,389 18,066 -9.3% 1,464 2,043 -28.3%
#68 Ford C-Max 16,118 18,898 -14.7% 969 1,607 -39.7%
#69 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 15,834 17,917 -11.6% 2,420 1,921 26.0%
#70 Audi A6 15,138 18,812 -19.5% 1,429 1,740 -17.9%
#71 BMW 2-Series 13,479 9,730 38.5% 1,009 1,258 -19.8%
#72 Cadillac CTS 13,172 15,820 -16.7% 1,024 1,567 -34.7%
#73 Fiat 500 12,879 21,269 -39.4% 1,276 1,180 8.1%
#74 Acura ILX 12,746 15,218 -16.2% 999 1,860 -46.3%
#75 Volkswagen Beetle 12,668 20,345 -37.7% 1,507 1,279 17.8%
#75.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 7,823 11,496 -32.0% 984 760 29.5%
#75.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 4,845 8,849 -45.2% 523 519 0.8%
#76 Mitsubishi Lancer 12,560 15,356 -18.2% 1,021 1,086 -6.0%
#77 Toyota Prius V 12,409 24,607 -49.6% 1,168 2,128 -45.1%
#78 Lexus GS 12,352 17,520 -29.5% 1,388 1,287 7.8%
#79 Volvo S60 11,325 14,075 -19.5% 1,237 1,448 -14.6%
#79.1 Volvo S60 * 10,846 13,939 -22.2% 1,198 1,391 -13.9%
#79.2 Volvo S60 Cross Country * 479 136 252% 39 57 -31.6%
#80 Nissan Leaf 10,650 14,868 -28.4% 1,412 1,238 14.1%
#81 BMW 7-Series 10,372 6,981 48.6% 1,133 618 83.3%
#82 Lexus RC 9,242 11,791 -21.6% 1,081 1,333 -18.9%
#83 Scion tC 9,065 14,605 -37.9% 375 1,080 -65.3%
#84 Mazda MX-5 Miata 8,345 7,153 16.7% 505 1,085 -53.5%
#85 Porsche 911 7,491 8,360 -10.4% 444 803 -44.7%
#86 Lexus CT200h 7,385 12,209 -39.5% 564 1,077 -47.6%
#87 Audi A5 7,281 10,657 -31.7% 609 845 -27.9%
#88 Cadillac CT6 6,707 1,316
#89 Toyota 86/Scion FR-S 6,387 9,314 -31.4% 633 770 -17.8%
#90 BMW i3 6,205 8,879 -30.1% 442 986 -55.2%
#91 Buick Cascada 6,157 361
#92 Jaguar XF 5,818 4,920 18.3% 310 273 13.6%
#93 Maserati Ghibli 5,621 6,596 -14.8% 637 867 -26.5%
#94 Nissan 370Z 5,205 6,529 -20.3% 400 647 -38.2%
#95 Audi A7 5,171 6,244 -17.2% 583 736 -20.8%
#96 Volvo V60 5,052 6,083 -16.9% 339 854 -60.3%
#96.1 Volvo V60 * 2,782 3,738 -25.6% 179 409 -56.2%
#96.2 Volvo V60 Cross Country * 2,270 2,345 -3.2% 160 445 -64.0%
#97 Infiniti Q70 4,946 6,986 -29.2% 451 682 -33.9%
#98 Volvo XC70 4,803 4,424 8.6% 399 464 -14.0%
#99 Lincoln MKS 4,647 5,886 -21.1% 325 458 -29.0%
#100 Jaguar XE 4,543 941
#101 Lexus LS 4,465 5,777 -22.7% 352 507 -30.6%
#102 Smart Fortwo 4,462 6,153 -27.5% 418 721 -42.0%
#103 Hyundai Azera 4,134 4,882 -15.3% 359 243 47.7%
#104 Kia Cadenza 4,042 5,898 -31.5% 289 1,018 -71.6%
#105 Genesis G80 3,807 1,109
#106 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 3,804 5,117 -25.7% 203 501 -59.5%
#107 Subaru BRZ 3,692 4,507 -18.1% 330 374 -11.8%
#108 Porsche Panamera 3,636 4,238 -14.2% 295 353 -16.4%
#109 Jaguar F-Type 3,412 3,767 -9.4% 393 400 -1.8%
#110 BMW 6-Series 3,323 6,287 -47.1% 352 369 -4.6%
#111 Audi A8 3,305 4,202 -21.3% 354 385 -8.1%
#112 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 3,145 3,384 -7.1% 299 252 18.7%
#113 Jaguar XJ 3,123 3,225 -3.2% 335 305 9.8%
#114 Porsche Cayman 3,105 3,064 1.3% 279 334 -16.5%
#115 Fiat 500L 2,920 7,044 -58.5% 119 290 -59.0%
#116 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class/SLC-Class 2,797 3,653 -23.4% 238 516 -53.9%
#117 Chevrolet SS 2,707 2,613 3.6% 554 192 189%
#118 Scion xB 2,675 13,522 -80.2% 1 1,021 -99.9%
#119 Volkswagen CC 2,595 5,168 -49.8% 240 678 -64.6%
#120 Audi TT 2,552 753 239% 287 233 23.2%
#121 Porsche Boxster 2,325 2,597 -10.5% 162 218 -25.7%
#122 Infiniti Q60 2,138 3,453 -38.1% 725 273 166%
#123 Honda CR-Z 2,032 2,521 -19.4% 168 316 -46.8%
#124 Lincoln Continental 1,997 1,222
#125 Fiat 124 Spider 1,875 444
#126 Maserati Quattroporte 1,826 1,804 1.2% 102 214 -52.3%
#127 Hyundai Equus 1,327 1,933 -31.4% 30 203 -85.2%
#128 BMW i8 1,288 1,491 -13.6% 199 149 33.6%
#129 Acura RLX 1,146 1,916 -40.2% 93 142 -34.5%
#130 Mercedes-AMG GT 1,039 997 4.2% 81 105 -22.9%
#131 Maserati GranTurismo 1,034 1,141 -9.4% 64 84 -23.8%
#132 Volvo S90 959 351
#133 BMW Z4 953 1,495 -36.3% 78 86 -9.3%
#134 Bentley Continental GT 820 1,238 -33.8% 85 96 -11.5%
#135 Toyota Mirai 813 34 2,291% 103 34 203%
#136 Honda Crosstour 726 7,964 -90.9% 1 737 -99.9%
#137 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 709 1,429 -50.4% 149 155 -3.9%
#138 Kia K900 702 2,134 -67.1% 81 229 -64.6%
#139 Nissan GT-R 594 987 -39.8% 57 58 -1.7%
#140 Audi R8 591 470 25.7% 61 17 259%
#141 Volvo S80 579 1,262 -54.1% 20 179 -88.8%
#142 Cadillac ELR 526 822 -36.0% 3 82 -96.3%
#143 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 526 1,768 -70.2% 58 81 -28.4%
#144 Dodge Viper 509 582 -12.5% 62 61 1.6%
#145 Alfa Romeo 4C 434 569 -23.7% 23 58 -60.3%
#146 Volkswagen Eos 387 2,550 -84.8% 394 -100%
#147 Bentley Flying Spur 331 540 -38.7% 56 11 409%
#148 Acura NSX 150 67
#149 Bentley Mulsanne 131 139 -5.8% 29 14 107%
#150 Genesis G90 102 92
#151 Mitsubishi i MiEV 86 102 -15.7% 4 9 -55.6%
#152 Honda Insight 63 1,406 -95.5% 53 -100%
#153 Infiniti Q40 59 8,536 -99.3% 33 -100%
#154 Dodge Avenger 44 1,279 -96.6% 22 -100%
#155 Nissan Cube 15 926 -98.4% 14 -100%
#156 Scion xD 9 784 -98.9% 6 -100%
#157 Alfa Romeo Giulia 7
T158 Lexus LFA 6 8 -25.0%
T158 Scion iQ 6 473 -98.7% 8 -100%
#160 Acura TSX 4 35 -88.6% 3 -100%
T161 Jaguar XK 3 292 -99.0% 10 -100%
T161 Mazda 2 3 293 -99.0% 1 -100%
T163 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 1 28 -96.4% 1 -100%
T163 Porsche 918 Spyder 1 201 -99.5%
#166 Acura TL 87 -100% 1 -100%
#167 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 52 -100%

Total  °
5,759,134 6,360,800 -9.5% 504,620 599,404 -15.8%

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 46.5% to 8132 in October; down 27.7% to 113,690 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. 
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 ten months were 860 and 140 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: down 42.9% to 1200 in October; up 42.7% to 22,056 YTD.
WSJ Model S estimate: up 4.5% to 2300 in October; up 25.4% to 21,750 YTD.