Top 25 Best-Selling Cars In America – 2016 Year End


2016 Toyota Camry silver front

For a 15th consecutive year, the Toyota Camry was America’s best-selling car in calendar year 2016, a stunning achievement for the Camry in the final full year of the outgoing model’s tenure. A new Camry is set to bow at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month.

U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – 2016 Year End
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2016 Year End

Camry sales plunged 10% in 2016, sliding to the lowest level since 2011. But the second-ranked car, a Toyota team including the Corolla and former Scion iM (now known as the Toyota Corolla iM) was still more than 10,000 sales abaft.

Following the top two Toyotas, Hondas earned the third and fourth positions. The Toyota Prius earned the 19th position, making three Toyotas inside the top 25. There were three Fords on the list, as well as three Chevrolets, three Nissans, three Hyundais, three Kias, plus solitary members from Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Dodge, Mazda, and Volkswagen.

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Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling cars can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of America’s best-selling trucks, will soon issue the list of America’s best-selling SUVs in 2016, and has also posted December-specific editions.

2015 Year End2014 Year End • 2013 Year End

Rank
Best-Selling Car
2016
2015

Change
#1
Toyota Camry
388,618 429,355 -9.5%
#2
Toyota Corolla *
378,210 368,431 2.7%
#3
Honda Civic
366,927 335,384 9.4%
#4
Honda Accord
345,225 355,557 -2.9%
#5
Nissan Altima
307,380 333,398 -7.8%
#6
Ford Fusion
265,840 300,170 -11.4%
#7
Chevrolet Malibu
227,881 194,854 16.9%
#8
Nissan Sentra
214,709 203,509 5.5%
#9
Hyundai Elantra
208,319 241,706 -13.8%
#10
Hyundai Sonata
199,416 213,303 -6.5%
#11
Chevrolet Cruze
188,876 226,602 -16.6%
#12
Ford Focus
168,789 202,478 -16.6%
#13
Kia Soul
145,768 147,133 -0.9%
#14
Nissan Versa
132,214 144,528 -8.5%
#15
Kia Optima
124,203 159,414 -22.1%
#16
Volkswagen Jetta
121,107 131,109 -7.6%
#17
Ford Mustang
105,932 122,349 -13.4%
#18
Kia Forte
103,292 78,919 30.9%
#19
Toyota Prius
101,340 118,020 -14.1%

Toyota Prius ^
98,866 113,829 -13.1%

Toyota Prius Prime ^
2474 4191 -41.0%
#20
Chevrolet Impala
97,006 116,825 -17.0%
#21
Mazda 3
95,567 107,884 -11.4%
#22
Dodge Charger
95,437 96,633 -1.2%
#23
Subaru Impreza
88,517 100,519 -11.9%
#24
Hyundai Accent
79,766 61,486 24.9%
#25
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
77,167 86,080 -10.4%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* Includes 17,727 Corolla iMs, formerly known as the Scion iM 
^ Prius breakdown by variant

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