Sporty Car Sales In America - February 2017

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club white
Dodge Challenger sales jumped 19% to 6107 units in February 2017, easily topping the continually plunging Chevrolet Camaro by more than 1400 sales.


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


Like the Camaro, Ford Mustang sales continue to slide, as well, albeit at a slower rate and from a higher point. Mustang sales dropped 17% in February, but with 8298 units, the Mustang was still selling at a rate of nearly two-to-one compared with the Camaro. 

In just the second year-over-year Buick Cascada comparison, sales jumped 28% to 632 units. 


USA sports car sales chart February 2017
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Mazda MX-5 Miata sales climbed to an 18-month high in February 2017 even as Fiat added 302 sales of the 124 Spider, essentially a Miata at its core. 

Volkswagen last month saw performance Golf sales skyrocket, as well, with the Golf R jumping 70% and the GTI up 14% to 1864 units. 

Combined, the Subaru WRX/STI nevertheless outsold the Golf GTI/R by 137 units.

A number of high-end machines also sold distinctly more often in February 2017 than in February 2016. U.S. sales of the Audi R8, Bentley Continental GT, BMW i8, Dodge Viper, Maserati GranTurismo, Nissan GT-R, and Porsche 911 jumped 622%, 56%, 7%, 23%, 40%, 83%, and 11%, respectively.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank sports cars, coupes, and GTs any which way you like. Mobile users can thumb across tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • January 2017February 2016
American Muscle
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
4658
6151-24.3%8246 11,702-29.5%
6107
514218.8%9500 10,803-12.1%
8298
9993-17.0%13,34417,573-24.1%
---
---
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Total
19,063
21,286-10.4%31,090 40,078 -22.4%

Euro Sports Cars
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
31
47-34.0%69115-40.0%
191
200-4.5%354355-0.3%
88
5560.0%1589762.9%
344
365-5.8%674 698-3.4%
268
270-0.7%504 536-6.0%
123
193-36.3%289 436-33.7%
203
237-14.3%480 42512.9%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
1248
1367-8.7%2528 2662 -5.0%

Misc. Sporty Cars
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
333
602-44.7%6371117-43.0%
598
1085-44.9%12561795-30.0%
632
49527.7%94458361.9%
2081
2116-1.7%33443617 -7.5%
302
------542--- ---
118
128-7.8%207 320 -35.3%
810
172371%1542304407%
495
920-46.2%942 1675-43.8%
1108
75946.0%2037 131954.4%
424
4103.4%748 768-2.6%
603
5548.8%1077 1061 1.5%
344
425-19.1%548 786-30.3%
2498
23805.0%4640 4716-1.6%
---
110-100%---233-100%
1864
163314.1%3595 312914.9%
497
29270.2%940 76922.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
12,707
12,0815.2%22,999 22,192 3.6%

Premium Sporty Cars
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
46
------96------
65
9622%13020550%
70
4555.6%1267763.6%
58
547.4%1088625.6%
---
91-100%3158-98.1%
54
4422.7%1077248.6%
---
1-100%---2-100%
---
2-100%---3-100%
144
10339.8%1761741.1%
93
95-2.1%174220-20.9%
230
369-37.7%462583-20.8%
---
1-100%---1-100%
55
3083.3%1209625.0%
552
49810.8%1366122111.9%
---
---
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Total
1367
13421.9%286827135.7%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ BMW USA, not GoodCarBadCar, has chosen to combine sales figures of the 1-Series and 2-Series.
Clearly GoodCarBadCar is not suggesting that the cars in the tables above are all direct competitors. Establishing categories among cars as unique as even the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster has never pleased a single reader, so cars have been lumped together so you can simply see how buyers looking for sports cars, roadsters, hot hatches, convertibles, GTs, and wanna-be sports cars spend their money. Greater categorization of cars would only lead to problems that automakers create by not isolating model-specific sales figures: we don't know how many M3s BMW has sold or how many Civics are Si models, for example. The numbers we do have are listed above. The BMW 6-Series has been removed from the premium list because we don't use this space as a showcase for sedans (unless automakers release data for high-end sporting models like the Lexus ISF, as Toyota Canada does) and the 6-Series lineup now relies heavily on a sedan variant. GoodCarBadCar is always open to hearing about the ways you would break down segments, so feel free to get in touch. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts. 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 the first two months of 2017 were 174 and 30, respectively. Figures through the first two months of 2017 for Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce: 470, 123, and 245, respectively.

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