2016 Year End U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings - Top 165 Best-Selling Cars In America - Every Car Ranked

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2016 was not the year of the car.

U.S. auto sales rose to an all-time high of some 17.5M units, but passenger cars accounted for just 39% of the industry's volume, down from 43% in 2015 and 52% as recently as 2012.




U.S. Car Sales By Model - January 2017
U.S. Car Sales By Model - November 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales By Model - December 2015 Year End


Part of that decline can be laid at the feet, or rather the tires, of the Toyota Camry, America's  best-selling car. To what extent the Camry can recover from these doldrums – sales fell 10% to 388,618 units in 2016, the lowest total and first sub-400K yeear since 2011 – once the all-new model is introuced at this month's North American International Auto Show in Detroit remains to be seen. New can't hurt.

But the Camry isn't the only car to falter. In fact, 15 of America's 20 most popular cars sold less often in 2016 than in 2015. 




Double-digit percentage losses were reported by newer models such as the Hyundai Elantra and Chevrolet Cruze as well as older cars such as the Ford Focus and Ford Fusion.

There were nevertheless many all-new nameplates added to America's passenger car fleet in 2016: Cadillac CT6, Buick Cascada, Jaguar XE, Lincoln Continental, Volvo S90, Fiat 124 Spider, Chevrolet Bolt, Acura NSX, Alfa Romeo Giulia, and a two-pronged car lineup at Hyundai's new Genesis brand.




U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - 2016 Year End
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - 2016 Year End 
Pickup Truck Sales In America - 2016 Year End
Minivan Sales In America - 2016 Year End



Reminder: these are 2016 year end rankings, but you can sort cars by December volume by clicking the December 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.

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 • January 2017 • November 2016December 2015

Rank
Car
2016
2015
%
Change
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
% Change
#1Toyota Camry388,618429,355-9.5%33,41237,299-10.4%
#2Toyota Corolla378,210368,4312.7%31,20933,692-7.4%
#2.2Toyota Corolla Sedan *360,483363,332-0.8%29,40232,447-9.4%
#2.3Toyota Corolla iM *17,7275,099248%1,8071,24545.1%
#3Honda Civic366,927335,3849.4%31,48232,796-4.0%
#4Honda Accord345,225355,557-2.9%33,87335,056-3.4%
#5Nissan Altima307,380333,398-7.8%24,76329,462-15.9%
#6Ford Fusion265,840300,170-11.4%19,13225,576-25.2%
#7Chevrolet Malibu227,881194,85417.0%22,76412,15587.3%
#8Nissan Sentra214,709203,5095.5%17,03719,760-13.8%
#9Hyundai Elantra208,319241,706-13.8%19,55614,24237.3%
#10Hyundai Sonata199,416213,303-6.5%13,80222,820-39.5%
#11Chevrolet Cruze188,876226,602-16.6%17,32416,8492.8%
#12Ford Focus168,789202,478-16.6%10,24211,005-6.9%
#13Kia Soul145,768147,133-0.9%12,42712,1592.2%
#14Nissan Versa132,214144,528-8.5%8,91811,058-19.4%
#15Kia Optima124,203159,414-22.1%12,57213,682-8.1%
#16Volkswagen Jetta121,107131,109-7.6%13,07914,073-7.1%
#16.1Volkswagen Jetta Sedan *121,102128,438-5.7%13,07914,073-7.1%
#16.2Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen *52,671-99.8%---------
#17Ford Mustang105,932122,349-13.4%7,0648,742-19.2%
#18Kia Forte103,29278,91930.9%7,5605,41139.7%
#19Toyota Prius101,340118,020-14.1%9,42710,175-7.4%
#19.1Toyota Prius *98,866113,829-13.1%7,78610,153-23.3%
#19.2Toyota Prius Prime *2,4744,191-41.0%1,641227,359%
#20Chevrolet Impala97,006116,825-17.0%10,7949,06019.1%
#21Mazda 395,567107,884-11.4%8,1029,838-17.6%
#22Dodge Charger95,43796,633-1.2%7,2378,309-12.9%
#23Subaru Impreza88,517100,519-11.9%8,0649,148-11.8%
#23.1Subaru Impreza *55,23866,785-17.3%5,1266,059-15.4%
#23.2Subaru Impreza WRX/STI *33,27933,734-1.3%2,9383,089-4.9%
#24Hyundai Accent79,76661,48629.7%4,1592,71853.0%
#25Mercedes-Benz C-Class77,16786,080-10.4%7,3457,0234.6%
#26Volkswagen Passat73,00278,207-6.7%7,2413,596101%
#27Chevrolet Camaro72,70577,502-6.2%7,0005,36630.5%
#28BMW 3-Series70,45894,540-25.5%6,7405,26228.1%
#29Subaru Legacy65,30660,4478.0%5,9605,7593.5%
#30Dodge Challenger64,43366,377-2.9%5,2574,56415.2%
#31Nissan Maxima62,67040,35955.3%5,2934,77110.9%
#32Volkswagen Golf61,68765,308-5.5%8,9685,71556.9%
#32.1Volkswagen Golf GTI *23,93423,6691.1%2,7772,36917.2%
#32.2Volkswagen Golf *13,76419,257-28.5%1,8701,19157.0%
#32.3Volkswagen Golf SportWagen/Alltrack *15,55914,00911.1%3,332897271%
#32.4Volkswagen Golf R *4,4934,1418.5%546649-15.9%
#32.5Volkswagen e-Golf *3,9374,232-7.0%443609-27.3%
#33Lexus ES58,29964,969-10.3%6,2397,856-20.6%
#34Chrysler 20057,294167,368-65.8%2,6439,663-72.6%
#35Honda Fit56,63052,7247.4%4,4254,1975.4%
#36Chevrolet Sonic55,25564,775-14.7%6,3757,293-12.6%
#37Chrysler 30053,24153,0250.4%3,5844,269-16.0%
#38Mercedes-Benz E-Class/CLS-Class50,89655,888-8.9%4,8515,580-13.1%
#39Ford Fiesta48,80764,458-24.3%3,7723,5506.3%
#40Toyota Avalon48,08060,065-20.0%5,0515,816-13.2%
#41Mazda 645,52057,898-21.4%3,6884,168-11.5%
#42Ford Taurus44,09848,816-9.7%4,1014,0222.0%
#42.1Ford Taurus *34,62639,051-11.3%3,4353,2505.7%
#42.2Ford Taurus Police Interceptor *9,4729,765-3.0%666772-13.7%
#43Infiniti Q5044,00743,8740.3%5,7944,67823.9%
#44Dodge Dart43,40287,908-50.6%1,5255,867-74.0%
#45Mini Cooper39,23940,120-2.2%3,8042,82334.8%
#45.1Mini Cooper Clubman *12,2044622,542%1,520460230%
#45.2Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door *11,26419,808-43.1%1,0299607.2%
#45.3Mini Cooper Hardtop 4-Door *11,17415,189-26.4%8131,247-34.8%
#45.4Mini Cooper Convertible *4,5843,09848.0%441147200%
#45.5Mini Cooper Coupe *8460-98.3%15-80.0%
#45.6Mini Cooper Roadster *51,103-99.5%---4-100%
#46Toyota Yaris38,85524,38459.3%2,7572,18526.2%
#46.1Toyota Yaris iA *27,9837,605268%1,9971,80810.5%
#46.2Toyota Yaris Hatchback *10,87216,779-35.2%760377102%
#47Lexus IS37,28946,430-19.7%4,4325,028-11.9%
#48Acura TLX37,15647,080-21.1%3,6213,5083.2%
#49Audi A436,98731,83116.2%4,3203,42626.1%
#49.1Audi A4 Sedan *34,68729,01319.6%4,0093,17226.4%
#49.2Audi A4 Allroad *2,3002,818-18.4%31125422.4%
#50BMW 4-Series35,76346,069-22.4%3,6345,601-35.1%
#51Chevrolet Spark35,51132,8538.1%4,2571,384208%
#52BMW 5-Series32,40844,162-26.6%2,1152,985-29.1%
#53Audi A331,53835,984-12.4%2,9043,252-10.7%
#54Lincoln MKZ30,53430,901-1.2%2,6503,207-17.4%
#55Buick Verano30,27731,886-5.0%1,0382,545-59.2%
#56Hyundai Veloster30,05324,24524.0%2,6992,24620.2%
#57Chevrolet Corvette29,99533,329-10.0%2,7092,45310.4%
#58Kia Rio28,70023,74220.9%1,26999727.3%
#59Buick LaCrosse27,58242,035-34.4%2,8263,158-10.5%
#60Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class25,79229,643-13.0%1,8761,912-1.9%
#61Chevrolet Volt24,73915,39360.7%3,6912,11474.6%
#62Hyundai Genesis23,23031,374-26.0%4263,094-86.2%
#63Mitsubishi Mirage22,22621,5153.3%1,5551,26223.2%
#64Cadillac XTS22,17123,112-4.1%3,1293,0701.9%
#65Cadillac ATS21,50526,873-20.0%2,2923,451-33.6%
#66Toyota Prius C20,45238,484-46.9%1,6442,861-42.5%
#67Ford C-Max19,83421,768-8.9%2,1841,41654.2%
#68Buick Regal19,83319,5041.7%1,3092,571-49.1%
#69Mercedes-Benz S-Class18,80321,936-14.3%1,4942,163-30.9%
#70Audi A618,68622,850-18.2%2,0162,456-17.9%
#71Cadillac CTS15,91119,485-18.3%1,6972,441-30.5%
#72Volkswagen Beetle15,66722,667-30.9%1,5961,31121.7%
#72.1Volkswagen Beetle Coupe *9,83013,025-24.5%1,09295814.0%
#72.2Volkswagen Beetle Convertible *5,8379,642-39.5%50435342.8%
#73BMW 2-Series15,51913,02019.2%1,0852,143-49.4%
#74Fiat 50015,43723,980-35.6%1,4111,737-18.8%
#75Lexus GS14,87823,117-35.6%1,3253,423-61.3%
#76Toyota Prius V14,84028,290-47.5%1,3732,040-32.7%
#77Volvo S6014,78916,993-13.0%2,0931,59031.6%
#77.1Volvo S60 *14,21816,706-14.9%2,0511,48638.0%
#77.2Volvo S60 CC *57128799.0%42104-59.6%
#78Acura ILX14,59718,531-21.2%1,0791,960-44.9%
#79Mitsubishi Lancer14,30417,691-19.1%8601,324-35.0%
#80Nissan Leaf14,00617,269-18.9%1,8991,34741.0%
#81BMW 7-Series12,9189,29239.0%1,3131,2663.7%
#82Lexus RC11,16514,784-24.5%1,0421,711-39.1%
#83Mazda MX-5 Miata9,4658,59110.2%7337063.8%
#84Scion tC9,33616,459-43.3%102976-89.5%
#85Cadillac CT69,169------1,293------
#86Lexus CT8,90314,657-39.3%9681,464-33.9%
#87Porsche 9118,9019,898-10.1%7116548.7%
#88Audi A58,35412,934-35.4%5911,000-40.9%
#89BMW i37,62511,024-30.8%7911,422-44.4%
#90Toyota 86/Scion FR-S7,45710,507-29.0%557588-5.3%
#91Buick Cascada7,153------629------
#92Maserati Ghibli7,1007,922-10.4%74666512.2%
#93Jaguar XF6,6655,93312.3%486559-13.1%
#94Jaguar XE6,656------1,162------
#95Audi A76,5587,721-15.1%811841-3.6%
#96Smart Fortwo6,2117,484-17.0%1,18666977.3%
#97Genesis G806,166------1,354------
#98Volvo V606,1327,131-14.0%57349815.1%
#98.1Volvo V60 *3,4074,362-21.9%33329612.5%
#98.2Volvo V60 CC *2,7252,769-1.6%24020218.8%
#99Nissan 370Z5,9137,391-20.0%368481-23.5%
#100Infiniti Q705,8728,449-30.5%580786-26.2%
#101Lexus LS5,5147,165-23.0%609854-28.7%
#102Volvo XC705,4255,1186.0%232432-46.3%
#103Lincoln Continental5,261------1,845------
#104Lincoln MKS4,9516,877-28.0%215471-54.4%
#105Hyundai Azera4,9425,539-10.8%3843587.3%
#106Kia Cadenza4,7387,343-35.5%428598-28.4%
#107Porsche Panamera4,4034,986-11.7%36257-86.0%
#108Audi A84,1494,990-16.9%50142418.2%
#109Subaru BRZ4,1415,296-21.8%214413-48.2%
#110Jaguar F-Type4,0694,629-12.1%388430-9.8%
#111Infiniti Q603,9703,9490.5%1,018290251%
#112BMW 6-Series3,9478,146-51.5%3481,461-76.2%
#113Jaguar XJ3,8343,6116.2%436207111%
#114Mercedes-Benz SL-Class3,7224,060-8.3%304380-20.0%
#115Porsche Cayman3,5903,5610.8%22420012.0%
#116Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class/SLC-Class3,3974,182-18.8%33029013.8%
#117Volkswagen CC3,2376,276-48.4%374633-40.9%
#118Fiat 500L3,1187,585-58.9%102310-67.1%
#119Audi TT3,0441,167161%2522385.9%
#120Chevrolet SS3,0132,8954.1%94134-29.9%
#121Volvo S902,756------1,127------
#122Scion xB2,67715,223-82.4%---886-100%
#123Porsche Boxster2,6703,102-13.9%149214-30.4%
#124Fiat 124 Spider2,475------250------
#125Honda CR-Z2,3383,073-23.9%160316-49.4%
#126Maserati Quattroporte2,2682,398-5.4%193275-29.8%
#127BMW i81,5942,265-29.6%133656-79.7%
#128Acura RLX1,4782,195-32.7%19215920.8%
#129Hyundai Equus1,3612,332-41.6%8201-96.0%
#130Maserati GranTurismo1,2491,373-9.0%14812914.7%
#131Mercedes-AMG GT1,2271,277-3.9%99162-38.9%
#132BMW Z41,1871,829-35.1%75253-70.4%
#133Bentley Continental GT1,1441,701-32.7%123344-64.2%
#134Toyota Mirai1,034721,336%11615673%
#135Chevrolet Caprice PPV1,0211,845-44.7%124220-43.6%
#136Kia K9008342,524-67.0%80162-50.6%
#137Genesis G90782------379------
#138Audi R873649548.7%8215447%
#139Honda Crosstour7269,104-92.0%---613-100%
#140Nissan GT-R6981,105-36.8%4684-45.2%
#141Volvo S806441,887-65.9%13176-92.6%
#142Mercedes-Benz B-Class6321,906-66.8%5497-44.3%
#143Dodge Viper630690-8.7%5963-6.3%
#144Chevrolet Bolt579------579------
#145Cadillac ELR5341,024-47.9%3135-97.8%
#146Alfa Romeo 4C480659-27.2%2356-58.9%
#147Bentley Flying Spur400791-49.4%31222-86.0%
#148Volkswagen Eos3872,993-87.1%---242-100%
#149Acura NSX269------68------
#150Bentley Mulsanne153194-21.1%1215-20.0%
#151Mitsubishi i MiEV94115-18.3%39-66.7%
#152Honda Insight671,458-95.4%122-95.5%
#153Infiniti Q40598,605-99.3%---31-100%
#154Dodge Avenger451,326-96.6%---32-100%
#155Alfa Romeo Giulia36------29------
#156Nissan Cube15943-98.4%---13-100%
#157Scion xD9794-98.9%---8-100%
#158Honda FCX82300%82300%
T159Lexus LFA69-33.3%---1-100%
T159Scion iQ6482-98.8%---2-100%
#161Acura TSX435-88.6%---------
T162Jaguar XK3293-99.0%---1-100%
T162Mazda 23297-99.0%---1-100%
T164Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG129-96.6%---------
T164Porsche 918 Spyder1203-99.5%---------
#166Acura TL---88-100%---------
#167Mercedes-Benz CL-Class---52-100%---------
#168Volvo C70---7-100%---------

Total  °
6,893,0787,566,668-8.9% 601,699 635,540 -5.3%

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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 18% to 12,444 in December, down 26% to 136,632 in 2016.
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.
 

° Total is a combination of all reported 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 were 1032 and 168 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 51% to 5300 in December, up 16% to 29,156 in 2016.
WSJ Model S estimate: down 23% to 2400 in December, up 13% to 26,525 in 2016.

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