Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – February 2017


2016 Toyota Camry red

The Toyota Camry reclaimed its position as America’s best-selling car in February 2017 after losing out to the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla one month earlier.

U.S. Vehicle Sales By Model – February 2017 YTD
U.S. Car Sales By Model – February 2017 YTD

Camry sales nevertheless dropped 15%, not a tremendous surprise given market trends and the fact that January hosted the debut of the next Camry at the North American International Auto Show. 

But the Camry’s rate of decline wasn’t exceptional among America’s most popular cars. 16 of the 20 best-selling cars in America in February 2017 sold less often this February than last. 

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In fact, each of the seven most popular cars declined. The Chevrolet Malibu plunged 42%. The Ford Fusion and Focus and Kia’s Soul all reported drops of worse than 30%. 

Standing out as exceptions were the Hyundai Elantra, Chevrolet Cruze, Kia Forte, and new Subaru Impreza.

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 February 2017.

March 2017 • January 2017 • February 2016

Rank
Best-Selling Car
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
#1
Toyota Camry
27,498 32,405 -15.1% 47,811 59,253 -19.3%
#2
Toyota Corolla °
27,161 30,659 -11.4% 48,728 54,271 -10.2%
#3
Honda Civic
27,039 27,707 -2.4% 50,134 54,448 -7.9%
#4
Nissan Altima
26,543 28,320 -6.3% 45,474 50,476 -9.9%
#5
Honda Accord
23,455 25,785 -9.0% 42,991 46,550 -7.6%
#6
Ford Fusion
16,512 25,442 -35.1% 32,027 45,319 -29.3%
#7
Nissan Sentra
16,010 20,599 -22.3% 29,454 36,743 -19.8%
#8
Hyundai Elantra
15,954 11,973 33.2% 29,139 21,858 33.3%
#9
Chevrolet Cruze
15,367 12,998 18.2% 35,316 27,360 29.1%
#10
Hyundai Sonata
14,618 17,470 -16.3% 22,512 32,679 -31.1%
#11
Ford Focus
12,691 18,620 -31.8% 22,268 31,597 -29.5%
#12
Chevrolet Malibu
12,406 21,418 -42.1% 20,783 36,164 -42.5%
#13
Nissan Versa
9869 12,249 -19.4% 18,739 20,255 -7.5%
#14
Kia Optima
8892 9630 -7.7% 16,741 18,043 -7.2%
#15
Kia Forte
8506 8187 3.9% 14,773 13,516 9.3%
#16
Subaru Impreza °
8324 6812 22.2% 15,571 13,530 15.1%
#17
Ford Mustang
8298 9993 -17.0% 13,344 17,573 -24.1%
#18
Volkswagen Jetta
8017 9375 -14.5% 14,863 17,552 -15.3%
#19
Kia Soul
7702 11,842 -35.0% 15,494 21,033 -26.3%
#20
Chevrolet Impala
7165 9147 -21.7% 13,137 19,089 -31.2%

Source: Automakers 
^ Prius breakdown by variant 
° Corolla includes Corolla iM, Impreza includes WRX/STI

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