Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – December 2016


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With production ended but inventory still plentiful, the Chrysler 200 languished on dealer lots in December 2016 and became the worst-selling vehicle in America.

Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – 2016 Year End
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2016 Year End

Among volume vehicles, with more than 2500 monthly sales, and measured by year-over-year percentage decline, the 200’s 73% drop was the most harsh. FCA’s Dodge Grand Caravan, which now must compete alongside a new generation of Chrysler’s minivan, the Pacifica, tumbled 43%. FCA products also earned the fourth, seventh, eighth, and 19th positions.

Midsize cars earned the first, third, tenth, and 20th positions. Among the 20 fastest-falling volume vehicles, eight were SUVs/crossovers.

You can always select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures from both Canada and the United States. Mobile users can now thumb across each table for full-width access. Pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post, but you can also find related links at the Best Sellers page.

January 2017 • November 2016December 2015

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline 
(Minimum 2500 Sales)
%
Change
December
2016
December
2015
#1
Chrysler 200
-72.6%
2,643
9,663
#2
Dodge Grand Caravan
-42.9%
6,687
11,720
#3
Hyundai Sonata
-39.5%
13,802
22,820
#4
Jeep Patriot
-36.5%
7,809
12,306
#5
Buick Enclave
-36.0%
3,800
5,936
#6
BMW 4-Series
-35.1%
3,634
5,601
#7
Jeep Cherokee
-33.6%
16,380
24,652
#8
Dodge Durango
-25.9%
5,796
7,826
#9
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
-25.5%
2,500
3,356
#10
Ford Fusion
-25.2%
19,132
25,576
#11
GMC Terrain
-22.9%
7,440
9,649
#12
Volvo XC60
-20.7%
2,783
3,510
#13
Lexus ES
-20.6%
6,239
7,856
#14
Nissan Versa
-19.4%
8,918
11,058
#15
Ford Mustang
-19.2%
7,064
8,742
#16
Mazda 3
-17.6%
8,102
9,838
#17
Lincoln MKZ
-17.4%
2,650
3,207
#18
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class & M-Class
-16.1%
5,574
6,640
#19
Chrysler 300
-16.0%
3,584
4,269
#20
Nissan Altima
-15.9%
24,763
29,462

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
December
2016
December
2015
#1
Toyota Venza
-99.8%
1
401
#2
Mazda 5
-99.3%
2
299
#3
Cadillac SRX
-98.2%
124
7,031
#4
Cadillac ELR
-97.8%
3
135
#5
Chrysler Town & Country
-97.5%
266
10,622
#6
Mini Paceman
-97.4%
1
38
#7
Hyundai Equus
-96.0%
8
201
#8
Honda Insight
-95.5%
1
22
#9
Volvo S80
-92.6%
13
176
#10
Scion tC
-89.5%
102
976
#11
Hyundai Genesis
-86.2%
426
3,094
#12
Bentley Flying Spur
-86.0%
31
222
#13
Porsche Panamera
-86.0%
36
257
#14
BMW i8
-79.7%
133
656
#15
Fiat 500X
-76.4%
843
3,572
#16
BMW 6-Series
-76.2%
348
1,461
#17
Dodge Dart
-74.0%
1,525
5,867
#18
Chrysler 200
-72.6%
2,643
9,663
#19
Land Rover LR4
-71.1%
380
1,315
#20
BMW Z4
-70.4%
75
253

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
December
2016
December
2015
%
Change
T1
Mini Paceman
1
38
-97.4%
T1
Honda Insight
1
22
-95.5%
T1
Toyota Venza
1
401
-99.8%
#4
Mazda 5
2
299
-99.3%
T5
Cadillac ELR
3
135
-97.8%
T5
Mitsubishi i MiEV
3
9
-66.7%
#7
Hyundai Equus
8
201
-96.0%
#8
Bentley Mulsanne
12
15
-20.0%
#9
Volvo S80
13
176
-92.6%
#10
Alfa Romeo 4C
23
56
-58.9%
#11
Alfa Romeo Giulia
29
#12
Bentley Flying Spur
31
222
-86.0%
#13
Porsche Panamera
36
257
-86.0%
#14
Nissan GT-R
46
84
-45.2%
#15
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
54
97
-44.3%
#16
Dodge Viper
59
63
-6.3%
#17
Acura NSX
68
#18
BMW Z4
75
253
-70.4%
#19
Kia K900
80
162
-50.6%
#20
Audi R8
82
15
447%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in December 2015 but not at all in December 2016: Dodge Avenger, Honda Crosstour, Jaguar XK, Land Rover LR2, Mazda 2, Infiniti Q40, Nissan Cube, Nissan Xterra, Lexus LFA, Scion iQ, Scion xB, Scion xD, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Volkswagen Eos,
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data.

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