Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – October 2017


Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America for October 2017

Here you will find the Top 20 best selling car sales leaders in the United States for October 2017. Each month we compile the Top 20 best selling 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 Top 20 Best Selling Cars in America – September 2017 or Top 20 Best Selling Cars in America – October 2016. Also check out our other Segment reports


Our Take On The Top 20 Best Selling Car Sales Numbers

The Honda Accord appears to have gotten in to its stride in October, as the Toyota Camry and Corolla both fell below it and the number-one-selling Civic. The Civic’s growth is most impressive this month, as its sales were up 15% year-on-year in October, outselling the CR-V SUV.

The Accord failed to achieve the same, though its sales in October were just over 1,000 behind Honda’s big-selling SUV.

Beneath the Corolla, though almost 6,000 sales behind it, are the Nissan Sentra and Altima. The Sentra’s year-on-year growth remains impressive, though not at the same level as the near-enough 40% from September. YTD it is now 0.2% ahead of its performance to this point in 2016.

The Ford Fusion is the first entry from a US automaker in the cars top-20, as it struggles to keep pace with the Japanese entries above it. The Fusion has only dropped one place in the top-20 from last year, though in real terms its October sales have fallen over 6,000 since its best October on record back in 2015. It has seen year-on-year falling sales in 18 out of the past 24 months. Recent reports suggest that further woe could be on the way for the Fusion in the form of a recall after claims steering wheels could come loose while the vehicle is in use.


Top 20 Best Selling Cars Rankings

This sales table of shows the top 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 30,319 26,359 15.00 314,699 310,142 1.50
Honda Accord 26,740 25,551 4.70 277,542 284,170 -2.30
Toyota Camry 26,252 29,562 -11.20 308,759 327,017 -5.60
Toyota Corolla 24,667 29,735 -17.00 289,940 318,739 -9.00
Nissan Sentra 18,341 14,168 29.50 184,052 183,644 0.20
Nissan Altima 17,863 20,257 -11.80 217,724 262,578 -17.10
Ford Fusion 17,536 18,686 -6.20 177,278 229,148 -22.60
Hyundai Elantra 14,733 15,917 -7.40 157,800 172,967 -8.80
Chevrolet Malibu 14,647 16,151 -9.30 155,809 186,540 -16.50
Chevrolet Cruze 11,129 17,126 -35.00 160,363 155,138 3.40
Ford Focus 10,095 9,368 7.80 133,922 149,417 -10.40
Nissan Versa 9,556 8,911 7.20 92,373 115,366 -19.90
Kia Soul 9,254 13,036 -29.00 99,981 120,859 -17.30
Kia Forte 9,219 8,013 15.10 101,311 87,621 15.60
Volkswagen Jetta 9,217 8,068 14.20 100,213 97,816 2.50
Subaru Impreza 9,149 5,589 63.70 97,894 75,830 29.10
Dodge Charger 8,096 6,792 19.20 75,474 79,062 -4.50
Toyota Prius 7,710 8,132 -5.20 91,031 113,693 -19.90
Hyundai Sonata 7,595 14,972 -49.30 115,313 170,251 -32.30
Chevrolet Impala 7,563 6,092 24.10 58,306 80,130 -27.20
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 289,681 Sum Total 302,485 Sum Total 3,209,784 Sum Total 3,520,128