Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – January 2017


2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport

The Honda Civic, despite falling 14% to only 23,095 sales last month, was the best-selling car in America in January 2017.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2017
U.S. Car Sales By Model – January 2017

Midsize cars, such as the plunging Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, and Hyundai Sonata, saw their rankings slide compared with January 2016. The Camry, the number one car one year ago, fell to third as Toyota readies the replacement for the current car. The Fusion fell from sixth to seventh; the Malibu from ninth to twelfth, and the Sonata from eighth to thirteenth.

Only five of America’s top 20 best-selling cars sold more often in January 2017 than in January 2016: the Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Versa, Subaru Impreza, and Hyundai Accent. That’s three of America’s newer compacts, including the brand new Impreza, and two subcompacts.

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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. Mobile users can now thumb across the table for full-width access. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of America’s best-selling trucks and best-selling SUVs in January 2017.

February 2017 • December 2016January 2016

Rank
Best-Selling Car
January
2017
January
2016
%
Change
#1
Honda Civic
23,095 26,741 -13.6%
#2
Toyota Corolla *
21,567 23,612 -8.7%
#3
Toyota Camry
20,313 26,848 -24.3%
#4
Chevrolet Cruze
19,949 14,362 38.9%
#5
Honda Accord
19,536 20,765 -5.9%
#6
Nissan Altima
18,931 22,156 -14.6%
#7
Ford Fusion
15,515 19,877 -21.9%
#8
Nissan Sentra
13,444 16,144 -16.7%
#9
Hyundai Elantra
13,185 9885 33.4%
#10
Ford Focus
9577 12,977 -26.2%
#11
Nissan Versa
8870 8006 10.8%
#12
Chevrolet Malibu
8377 14,746 -43.2%
#13
Hyundai Sonata
7894 15,209 -48.1%
#14
Kia Optima
7849 8413 -6.7%
#15
Kia Soul
7792 9191 -15.2%
#16
Subaru Impreza °
7247 6718 7.9%
#17
Dodge Charger
7153 8782 -18.5%
#18
Hyundai Accent
7062 5050 39.8%
#19
Volkswagen Jetta
6846 8177 -16.3%
#20
Mazda 3
6623 7551 -12.3%

Source: Automakers 
* Corolla sedan and Corolla iM hatchback.
° Impreza includes WRX/STI

RECOMMENDED READING
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Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – January 2017
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