Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – August 2017


 



The Jeep Patriot tops our worst-selling vehicle by percentage decline over 2,500 sales chart this month, contributing to the US SUV maker’s 15% decline on last August’s figures across its range with a drop of almost 10,000 sales year-on-year. A replacement for the Patriot and its platform-sharing stable-mate the Compass is due shortly, alongside an updated Cherokee for 2018 Model Year. It may be that this dip was anticipated by Jeep.

This amidst all the rumours of Chinese interest in the brand, currently under the ownership of Fiat Chrysler Automotive. Great Wall, who specialise in rugged SUVs, were reportedly considering a purchase of Fiat Chrysler Automotive, with Jeep being the jewel in the crown for them.

The Ford Mustang also had a tough month, posting its lowest sales since January. The 2018 model, complete with neighbourly exhaust-quietening measures, is due shortly – after which we’d expect its numbers to return to around the 8k-and-up per month mark.

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.


Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline 
(Minimum 2500 Sales)
Aug
2017
Aug
2016
%
Change
1 Jeep Patriot -77.0% 2,658 11,808
2 Hyundai Accent -68.4% 2,632 8,329
3 Nissan Versa -63.1% 6,759 10,585
4 Dodge Journey -52.0% 5,665 11,739
5 Nissan Frontier -51.4% 4,637 9,537
6 Ford Expedition -50.8% 2,819 5,725
7 Jeep Cherokee -50.0% 11,874 23,938
8 BMW X3 -37.5% 2,918 4,668
9 Nissan Pathfinder -35.7% 3,726 5,794
10 Nissan Murano -34.6% 4,895 7,482
11 Ford Mustang -33.3% 5,535 8,299
12 Infiniti Q50 -32.1% 2,541 3,745
13 Toyota Avalon -30.2% 2,871 4,116
14 Hyundai Tucson -28.3% 9,757 7,608
15 Buick Enclave -28.0% 2,766 5,227
16 Subaru Legacy -27.4% 4,210 5,800
17 Hyundai Sonata -27.0% 10,866 14,888
18 Hyundai Elantra -27.0% 15,127 20,733
19 Nissan Maxima -27.0% 4,424 6,064
20 Mercedes-Benz
E / CLS-Class
-26.8% 3,710 5069
 
Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
Aug
2017
Aug
2016
1 Cadillac SRX -99.5% 5 965
2 Chrysler Town & Country -99.0% 17 1,811
3 Volvo S80 -99.0% 1 99
4 Scion tC -99.2% 8 1,062
5 Cadillac ELR -83.3% 1 6
6 Lincoln MKS -88.9% 36 325
7 Hyundai Genesis -90.5% 125 1,317
8 Buick Verano -96.9% 143 4,652
9 Dodge Avenger 0.0% 1 1
10 Dodge Dart -85.0% 430 2,906
11 BMW i8 -80.0% 29 145
12 Chrysler 200 -78.0% 941 4,213
13 Honda CR-Z -88.3% 26 222
14 Land Rover LR4 -15.0% 813 960
15 Fiat 500L 8.0% 141 131
16 Jeep Patriot -77.0% 2,658 11,808
17 Kia Rio -50.6% 1,643 3,325
18 Chevrolet Spark -36.9% 1855 2,938
19 Lexus GS -43.9% 689 1,228
20 Nissan Quest -99.4% 2 327
 
Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
Aug
2017
Aug
2016
%
Change
1 Volvo S80 1 99 -99.0%
2 Cadillac ELR 1 6 -83.3%
3 Dodge Avenger 1 1 0.0%
4 Nissan Quest 2 327 -99.4%
5 BMW Z4 3 101 -97.0%
6 Cadillac SRX 5 965 -99.5%
7 Scion tC 8 1,062 -99.2%
8 Bentley Mulsanne 9 19 -52.6%
9 Ford GT 13 0 N/A
10 Chrysler Town & Country 17 1,811 -99.0%
11 Alfa Romeo 4C 21 37 -43.0%
12 Acura NSX 21 22 -4.5%
13 Bentley Flying Spur 25 51 -51.0%
14 Honda CR-Z 26 222 -88.3%
15 BMW i8 29 145 -80.0%
16 Kia K900 35 53 -34.0%
17 Lincoln MKS 36 325 -88.9%
18 Nissan GT-R 47 88 46.6%
19 Audi R8 47 96 -51.0%
20 Honda Clarity
FCV
56 0 0.0%
Source: Automakers & ANDC


Vehicles which sold at least once in April 2016 but not at all in April 2017: Dodge Avenger, Honda Crosstour, Hyundai Equus, Jaguar XK, Land Rover LR2, Mazda 2, Infiniti Q40, Nissan Cube, Nissan Xterra, Scion iQ, Scion xB, Scion xD, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Porsche 918 Spyder, Volkswagen Eos.


Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data.