September 2017 YTD U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 179 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked


The Top 179 Best Selling Cars in America – 2017 YTD

Here you will find the YTD passenger car leaders in the United States for September 2017 YTD. Each month we compile passenger car sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.

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If you want more data, check out our last few months of data Passenger Car Sales in America – August 2017 or Minivan Sales in America – September 2016. Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into Passenger Car Sales


Our Take On The Passenger Car Numbers

In a remarkable turnaround, only two out of the top 10 passenger cars failed to post positive growth in September.

Both the Hyundai Elantra (down 25.7%) and the Nissan Altima (down 33.8%) are substantially behind figures their performance from September 2016. The Altima is about to receive an update with advanced safety tech and revamped interiors for 2018, while the Elantra is due to be superseded by a sportier, European-inspired model as the Korean brand looks to attract buyers seeking an engaging drive over crossover practicality and value back into a hatchback.

Outside of the top 10, things are not looking so rosy for the Passenger Car segment. Year-on-year, total sales in September are down over 110,000 when compared with last September, with the deficit in year-to-date sales now over half a million.


Best Selling Passenger Car Rankings

Top Passenger Car Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table of shows the top passenger car sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Honda Civic 35,452 28,184 25.80 284,380 283,783 0.20
Toyota Camry 34,732 30,707 13.10 282,507 297,455 -5.00
Toyota Corolla 32,769 32,274 1.50 265,273 289,004 -8.20
Honda Accord 29,789 27,204 9.50 250,802 258,619 -3.00
Nissan Altima 16,569 25,031 -33.80 199,861 242,321 -17.50
Nissan Sentra 19,128 13,670 39.90 165,711 169,476 -2.20
Ford Fusion 21,253 20,570 3.30 159,742 210,462 -24.10
Chevrolet Cruze 15,268 15,216 0.30 149,234 138,012 8.10
Hyundai Elantra 14,401 19,382 -25.70 143,067 157,050 -8.90
Chevrolet Malibu 23,989 21,521 11.50 141,162 170,389 -17.20
Ford Focus 11,751 11,160 5.30 123,827 140,049 -11.60
Hyundai Sonata 9,889 15,347 -35.60 107,718 155,279 -30.60
Kia Forte 10,631 8,256 28.80 92,092 79,608 15.70
Volkswagen Jetta 12,038 8,299 45.10 90,995 89,748 1.40
Kia Soul 10,499 11,885 -11.70 90,727 107,823 -15.90
Subaru Impreza 8,834 7,469 18.30 88,745 70,241 26.30
Kia Optima 9,982 9,010 10.80 84,704 89,327 -5.20
Toyota Prius 9,286 12,475 -25.60 83,321 105,561 -21.10
Nissan Versa 11,601 11,553 0.40 82,817 106,455 -22.20
Dodge Charger 9,230 10,056 -8.00 67,378 72,270 -7.00
Ford Mustang 5,847 6,429 -9.10 62,196 87,258 -28.70
Mazda 3 6,112 7,350 -16.80 60,107 74,131 -18.90
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 6,194 6,600 -6.20 58,959 56,334 4.70
Volkswagen Golf 5,685 4,585 24.00 55,476 41,098 35.00
Chevrolet Camaro 7,430 6,577 13.00 53,727 54,535 -1.50
Dodge Challenger 4,780 5,698 -16.00 52,276 51,141 2.00
Chevrolet Impala 6,947 6,919 0.40 50,743 74,038 -31.50
Volkswagen Passat 4,636 6,335 -26.80 50,630 53,086 -4.60
Nissan Maxima 8,404 6,569 27.90 49,677 49,376 0.60
Hyundai Accent 7,379 7,495 -1.60 44,641 62,200 -28.20
BMW 3-Series 6,045 7,432 -18.70 43,215 53,092 -18.60
Honda Fit 4,073 5,068 -19.60 40,049 43,255 -7.40
Chrysler 300 4,207 5,459 -23.00 39,643 44,040 -10.00
Lexus ES 4,230 4,543 -6.90 39,075 43,773 -10.70
Subaru Legacy 3,902 6,027 -35.30 37,461 47,396 -21.00
Toyota Yaris 3,322 1,532 116.80 36,640 31,299 17.10
Mercedes-Benz E / CLS-Class 1,433 4,824 -13.60 36,511 37,576 -2.80
Ford Fiesta 3,730 4,230 -11.80 36,139 38,807 -6.90
Ford Taurus 2,927 3,275 -10.60 32,399 34,144 -5.10
BMW 4-Series 3,637 2,289 58.90 30,266 26,036 16.20
BMW 5-Series 3,718 1,521 144.40 28,517 27,705 2.90
Infiniti Q50 3,336 4,359 -23.50 28,076 31,163 -9.90
Mazda 6 3,036 4,052 -25.10 27,850 35,862 -22.30
Acura TLX 2,543 2,908 -12.60 26,513 28,540 -7.10
Audi A4 2,585 3,175 -18.60 25,252 23,671 6.70
Toyota Avalon 2,590 3,844 -32.60 25,055 35,029 -28.50
Mini Cooper 2,346 2,989 -21.50 24,197 28,799 -16.00
Chevrolet Sonic 1,356 3,851 -64.80 24,047 41,109 -41.50
Tesla Model S † 2,400 2,200 9.10 21,600 19,800 9.10
Lincoln MKZ 2,043 2,447 -16.50 20,944 22,862 -8.40
Kia Niro 2,554 0 0.00 20,670 0 0.00
Lexus IS 2,059 2,678 -23.10 19,275 26,763 -28.00
Chevrolet Corvette 1,506 2,829 -46.80 18,891 22,719 -16.80
Mitsubishi Mirage 1,583 1,756 -9.90 18,387 17,750 3.60
Chrysler 200 705 3,185 -78.00 17,267 48,959 -65.00
Audi A3 1,844 1,897 -2.80 16,247 21,914 -25.90
Buick LaCrosse 1,100 1,909 -42.40 15,634 19,829 -21.20
Chevrolet Volt 1,453 2,031 -28.50 15,348 16,326 -6.00
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2,034 1,845 10.20 14,692 19,551 -24.90
Audi Q3 1,818 1,919 -5.30 14,653 14,444 1.40
Chevrolet Bolt 2,632 0 0.00 14,302 0 0.00
Audi A5 2,360 746 216.00 13,957 6,672 109.20
Ford C-Max 1,503 1,428 5.30 13,851 15,149 -8.60
Chevrolet Spark 2,009 2,223 -9.60 13,836 27,681 -50.00
Volkswagen Beetle 1,065 1,341 -20.60 12,469 11,161 11.70
Mazda CX-3 1,453 1,513 -4.00 11,981 14,007 -14.50
Kia Rio 2,037 2,141 -4.90 11,952 24,165 -50.50
Genesis G80 1,367 1,201 13.80 11,856 2,698 339.40
Audi A6 1,210 1,599 -24.30 11,777 13,709 -14.10
Cadillac XTS 1,300 1,948 -33.30 10,823 14,925 -26.80
Nissan Leaf 1,055 1,316 -19.80 10,740 8,238 16.30
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1,053 1,440 -26.90 10,673 13,414 -20.40
Mitsubishi Lancer 812 923 -12.00 10,633 11,539 -7.90
Hyundai Veloster 685 3,168 -78.40 10,526 20,085 -47.60
Fiat 500 1,016 1,481 -31.00 10,435 11,603 -10.00
Cadillac ATS 1,249 1,770 -29.40 10,247 16,130 -36.50
Mazda MX-5 Miata 846 752 12.50 9,717 7,840 23.90
Dodge Dart 258 2,597 -90.00 9,643 37,267 -74.00
Volvo S60 1,118 927 20.60 9,272 10,088 -8.10
Acura ILX 1,222 916 33.40 9,073 11,747 -22.80
Buick Regal 702 1,696 -58.60 8,990 15,461 -41.90
Lincoln Continental 857 775 0.00 8,877 775 0.00
BMW 2-Series 938 977 -4.00 8,620 12,470 -30.90
Hyundai Ioniq 1,137 0 0.00 8,429 0 0.00
Infiniti Q60 763 497 53.50 8,156 1,413 477.20
Cadillac CT6 985 1,343 -26.70 8,128 5,391 50.80
Cadillac CTS 1,059 1,503 -29.50 8,104 12,148 -33.30
Toyota Prius V 728 1,222 -40.40 7,647 11,241 -32.00
Jaguar XE 836 829 1.00 7,407 3,602 106.00
BMW 7-Series 935 1,201 -22.10 6,562 9,239 -29.00
Porsche 911 532 465 14.40 6,530 7,047 -7.30
Alfa Romeo Giulia 916 7 0.00 6,410 7 0.00
Fiat 500X 638 839 -24.00 5,875 9,264 -37.00
Volvo S90 865 147 488.40 5,592 608 819.70
Lexus GS 666 1,066 -37.50 5,560 10,964 -49.30
Toyota 86/Scion FR-S 530 651 -18.60 5,507 5,754 -4.30
Lexus RC 737 827 -10.90 5,023 8,161 -38.50
Porsche Panamera 835 356 134.60 4,903 3,341 46.80
Lexus CT 91 638 -85.70 4,663 6,821 -31.60
BMW i3 538 391 37.60 4,635 5,763 -19.60
Infiniti Q70 550 402 36.80 4,608 4,495 2.50
Buick Cascada 284 470 -39.60 4,525 5,796 -21.90
Kia Cadenza 774 390 98.50 4,443 3,753 18.40
Maserati Ghibli 420 511 -17.80 4,084 4,984 -18.10
Buick Verano 98 3,929 -97.50 4,049 25,368 -84.00
Volvo V60 204 376 -45.70 3,736 4,713 -20.70
Fiat 124 Spider 343 490 0.00 3,675 1,431 0.00
Nissan 370Z 315 513 -38.60 3,580 4,805 -25.50
Audi A7 504 541 -6.80 3,439 4,588 -25.00
Jaguar XF 568 415 37.00 3,344 5,508 -39.00
Subaru BRZ 301 300 0.30 3,307 3,362 -1.60
Genesis G90 369 10 3,590.00 3,246 10 32,360.00
Lexus LS 432 345 25.20 3,102 4,113 -24.60
Jaguar F-Type 279 273 2.00 3,066 3,019 2.00
Chevrolet SS 171 5 3,320.00 2,981 2,153 38.50
Smart Fortwo 241 605 -60.20 2,635 4,044 -34.80
Hyundai Azera 237 419 -43.40 2,611 3,775 -30.80
Audi A3 e-tron 85 312 -72.80 2,552 2,949 -13.50
Audi A8 276 335 -17.60 2,386 2,951 -19.10
BMW 6-Series 262 276 -5.10 2,261 2,971 -23.90
Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class 195 238 -18.10 2,188 2,559 -14.50
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 261 326 -19.90 2,075 2,846 -27.10
Jaguar XJ 257 336 -24.00 2,067 2,788 -26.00
Porsche Cayman 200 224 -10.70 1,956 2,826 -30.80
Porsche Boxster 234 197 18.80 1,909 2,163 -11.70
Audi TT 157 295 -46.80 1,706 2,265 -24.70
Lexus LC 249 0 0.00 1,698 0 0.00
Volvo V90 230 0 0.00 1,643 0
Maserati Quattroporte 139 216 -35.60 1,271 1,724 -26.30
Fiat 500L 209 103 103.00 1,267 2,801 -55.00
Volkswagen CC 71 234 -69.70 1,182 2,355 -49.80
Hyundai Genesis 4 845 -99.50 1,132 21,663 -94.80
Toyota Mirai 184 69 166.70 1,044 710 47.00
Mercedes-AMG GT 60 111 -45.90 896 959 -6.60
Acura RLX 94 102 -7.80 823 1,053 -21.80
Maserati GranTurismo 85 71 19.70 726 970 -25.20
Bentley Continental GT 46 94 -51.10 661 735 -10.10
Honda CR-Z 27 165 -83.60 651 1,864 -65.10
Audi R8 41 84 -51.20 642 530 21.10
Chevrolet Caprice PPV 183 8 2,187.50 576 560 2.90
Dodge Viper 35 38 -8.00 552 447 23.00
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 87 51 70.60 543 468 16.00
Honda Clarity FCV 66 0 0.00 532 0 0.00
BMW Z4 3 99 -97.00 501 875 -42.70
Nissan GT-R 32 82 -61.00 482 537 -10.20
Acura NSX 26 38 -31.60 355 83 327.70
Kia K900 31 68 -54.50 352 621 -43.30
BMW i8 27 158 -83.00 331 1,089 -69.60
Alfa Romeo 4C 23 34 -32.00 309 411 -25.00
Tesla Model 3 220 0 0.00 220 0 0.00
Scion tC 6 739 -99.20 195 8,691 -97.80
Bentley Flying Spur 19 35 -45.70 166 275 -39.60
Lincoln MKS 0 239 -100.00 153 4,322 -96.50
Volvo XC70 0 485 0.00 73 4,404 -98.30
Bentley Mulsanne 9 14 -35.70 71 102 -30.40
Ford GT 7 0 0.00 49 0 0.00
Hyundai Equus 1 60 -98.30 20 1,297 -98.50
Cadillac ELR 0 6 0.00 17 523 -96.70
Dodge Avenger 1 2 -50.00 12 44 -73.00
Mini Paceman 0 4 -100.00 9 67 -86.60
Mitsubishi i MiEV 0 17 -100.00 6 82 -92.70
Volvo S80 0 58 0.00 6 559 -98.90
Honda Crosstour 0 5 -100.00 5 725 -99.30
Honda Insight 0 0 -100.00 3 63 -95.20
Lexus LFA 1 0 0.00 2 6 -66.70
Scion xB 0 2 -100.00 2 9 -77.80
Scion xD 2 0 0.00 2 9 -77.80
Volkswagen Eos 0 0 0.00 1 387 -99.70
Acura TSX 0 0 0.00 0 4 -100.00
Infiniti Q40 0 0 0.00 0 59 -100.00
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 0 0 0.00 0 1 0.00
Nissan Cube 0 0 0.00 0 15 -100.00
Scion iQ 0 0 0.00 0 6 -100.00
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 542,393 Sum Total 561,629 Sum Total 4,749,101 Sum Total 5,318,270
Average 3,135.22 Average 3,246.41 Average 43.18 Average 27,451.45 Average 30,741.45 Average 177.22
Minimum 0 Minimum 0 Minimum -1.60 Minimum 0 Minimum 0 Minimum
Maximum 0 Maximum 0 Maximum 0.00 Maximum 284,380 Maximum 0 Maximum 0.00

Top Passenger Car Sales Figures – Chart

Below is a chart showing how the best selling passenger car stack up against each other in terms share of the top spots. Please note that this isn’t total market share for the total passenger car market, just how the top models stack up against each other. This chart is synched with the above sales table so you can sort and edit that table to see different cuts of the data in this chart.

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  • Donald Zenga

    These 5 models are crossovers and they are already placed in the list of crossovers. Can you please removes these models from this cars list and adjust the totals accordingly.
    Subaru Crosstrek
    Toyota C-HR
    Nissan Juke
    Mini Countryman
    Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

    Market share of SUVs has risen to 42.8% in September. Just the crossovers alone (excluding SUVs built on truck chassis) comes to 38.4% and this is higher than all type of cars (large, medium, compact, luxury) put together.

    • Chris Tulumba

      @donaldzenga:disqus Agree with you on this, just updated it.

      • Donald Zenga

        Thanks Chris Tulumba.

        Now the # are precise. Appreciated.

  • Serg

    also, fix numbers for lincoln continental