2017 Year End U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 171 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked


The Top 179 Best Selling Cars in America – December 2017 Year End

Here you will find the YTD passenger car leaders in the United States for December 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 – November 2017 or Passenger Car Sales in America – December 2016. Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into Passenger Car Sales


Our Take On The Passenger Car Numbers

171 Passenger Cars on sale in America in 2017 account for 6,125,044 of all vehicles sold for the year. That means 57.8% of nameplates in the market made up 35.6% of all total sales.

That’s down from a 39.2% slice of the market at the end of 2016, itself a significant drop from a 43.3% share at the end of 2015.

Just 39 of the nameplates in the passenger car sales countdown are green for the YTD column for 2017’s end, with 140 failing to post sales growth over last year.

There are some good news stories to be found in these figures, however. The Volkswagen Golf was up 11.9% on last year’s year-end total, despite selling just over half as many in December as it did the same month the year before. Volkswagen attributes much of the Golf’s performance to the All-Wheel-Drive Sportwagen Alltrack, itself an SUV-flavoured version of a regular passenger car, if not a fully-fledged SUV in its own right.

The Toyota Camry retains the Passenger Car top spot, despite falling to second place in automaker Toyota’s own sales stakes, having been usurped by the RAV4.

The Honda Civic snatches second place from the Toyota Corolla, though its sales this year did not top the Corolla’s from last year. Corolla sales are down 13% for 2017.


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
Toyota Camry 43,331 33,412 29.70 387,081 388,618 -0.40
Honda Civic 31,406 31,482 -0.20 377,286 366,927 2.80
Toyota Corolla 19,969 31,209 -36.00 329,196 378,210 -13.00
Honda Accord 22,115 33,873 -34.70 322,655 345,225 -6.50
Nissan Altima 18,199 24,763 -26.50 254,996 307,380 -17.00
Nissan Sentra 16,834 17,037 -1.20 218,451 214,709 1.70
Ford Fusion 17,444 19,132 -8.80 209,623 265,840 -21.10
Hyundai Elantra 21,350 19,556 9.20 198,210 208,319 -4.90
Chevrolet Malibu 16,628 22,764 -27.00 185,857 227,881 -18.40
Chevrolet Cruze 13,406 17,324 -22.60 184,751 188,876 -2.20
Ford Focus 11,237 10,242 9.70 158,385 168,789 -6.20
Hyundai Sonata 8,508 13,802 -38.40 131,803 199,408 -33.90
Kia Forte 7,922 7,560 4.80 117,596 103,292 13.80
Subaru Impreza 10,461 8,064 29.70 117,401 88,517 32.60
Volkswagen Jetta 7,233 13,079 -44.70 115,807 121,107 -4.40
Kia Soul 7,610 12,427 -38.80 115,712 145,768 -20.60
Toyota Prius 9,482 12,444 -23.80 108,662 136,632 -20.50
Kia Optima 7,081 12,572 -43.70 107,493 124,203 -13.50
Nissan Versa 7,125 8,918 -20.10 106,772 132,214 -19.20
Dodge Charger 6,830 7,237 -5.60 88,351 95,437 -7.40
Ford Mustang 7,714 7,064 9.20 81,866 105,932 -22.70
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 6,500 7,345 -11.50 77,447 77,167 0.40
Chevrolet Impala 8,201 10,794 -24.00 75,877 97,006 -21.80
Mazda 3 5,669 8,102 -30.00 75,018 95,567 -21.50
Volkswagen Golf 4,529 8,968 -49.50 68,978 61,687 11.80
Chevrolet Camaro 3,802 7,000 -45.70 67,940 72,705 -6.60
Nissan Maxima 5,016 5,293 -5.20 67,627 62,670 7.90
Dodge Challenger 4,508 5,257 -14.20 64,537 64,433 0.20
Volkswagen Passat 3,015 7,241 -58.40 60,722 73,002 -16.80
BMW 3-Series 5,556 6,740 -17.60 59,449 70,458 -15.60
Hyundai Accent 5,205 4,159 25.20 58,955 79,766 -26.10
Lexus ES 5,047 6,239 -19.10 51,398 58,299 -11.80
Mercedes-Benz E / CLS-Class 5,385 4,851 11.00 51,312 50,896 0.80
Chrysler 300 5,726 3,584 59.80 51,237 53,241 -3.80
Subaru Legacy 4,593 5,960 -22.90 49,837 65,306 -23.70
Honda Fit 3,434 4,425 -22.40 49,454 56,630 -12.70
Ford Fiesta 3,657 3,772 -3.00 46,249 48,807 -5.20
Toyota Yaris 2,111 2,757 -23.40 44,380 38,855 14.20
Ford Taurus 3,394 4,101 -17.20 41,236 44,098 -6.50
Infiniti Q50 5,583 5,794 -3.60 40,739 44,007 -7.40
BMW 5-Series 4,743 2,115 124.30 40,658 32,408 25.50
BMW 4-Series 3,411 3,634 -6.10 39,634 35,763 10.80
Audi A4 4,277 4,320 -1.00 37,674 36,987 1.90
Acura TLX 3,101 3,621 -14.40 34,846 37,153 -6.20
Mazda 6 1,776 3,688 -51.80 33,402 45,520 -26.60
Toyota Avalon 2,427 5,051 -52.00 32,583 48,080 -32.20
Mini Cooper 3,070 3,803 -19.30 32,232 39,239 -17.90
Chevrolet Sonic 1,946 6,375 -69.50 30,290 55,255 -45.20
Tesla Model S † 2,400 2,200 9.10 28,800 26,400 9.10
Lincoln MKZ 2,293 2,650 -13.50 27,387 30,534 -10.30
Kia Niro 2,397 0 0.00 27,237 0 0.00
Lexus IS 2,777 4,432 -37.30 26,482 37,289 -29.00
Chevrolet Corvette 2,278 2,709 -15.90 25,079 29,995 -16.40
Chevrolet Bolt 3,227 579 0.00 23,297 579 0.00
Chevrolet Spark 3,079 4,257 -27.70 22,589 35,511 -36.40
Mitsubishi Mirage 1,023 1,555 -34.20 22,386 22,226 0.70
Audi A5 2,958 591 400.50 21,301 8,354 155.00
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2,279 1,876 21.50 20,669 25,792 -19.90
Chevrolet Volt 1,937 3,691 -47.50 20,349 24,739 -17.70
Buick LaCrosse 1,385 2,826 -51.00 20,161 27,582 -26.90
Chrysler 200 332 2,643 -87.40 18,457 57,294 -67.80
Ford C-Max 1,416 2,184 -35.20 18,390 19,834 -7.30
Volvo S60 1,338 2,666 -49.80 16,825 20,921 -19.60
Kia Rio 1,618 1,269 27.50 16,760 28,700 -41.60
Audi A6 1,970 2,016 -2.30 16,304 18,686 -12.70
Cadillac XTS 1,224 3,129 -60.90 16,275 22,171 -26.60
Genesis G80 1,542 1,354 13.90 16,196 6,166 162.70
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2,184 1,494 46.20 15,888 18,803 -15.50
Volkswagen Beetle 835 1,596 -47.70 15,166 15,667 -3.20
Cadillac ATS 1,093 2,292 -52.30 13,100 21,505 -39.10
Mitsubishi Lancer 683 860 -20.60 12,725 14,304 -11.00
Fiat 500 667 1,411 -52.70 12,685 15,437 -17.80
Hyundai Veloster 755 2,699 -72.00 12,658 30,053 -57.90
Lincoln Continental 1,216 1,845 -34.10 12,012 5,261 128.30
Acura ILX 835 1,079 -22.60 11,757 14,597 -19.50
BMW 2-Series 1,188 1,085 9.50 11,737 15,519 -24.40
Buick Regal 1,005 1,309 -23.20 11,559 19,833 -41.70
Mazda MX-5 Miata 493 733 -32.70 11,294 9,465 19.30
Nissan Leaf 102 1,899 -94.60 11,230 14,006 -19.80
Hyundai Ioniq 908 0 0.00 11,197 0 0.00
Volvo S90 1,148 1,127 1.90 11,090 2,756 302.40
Infiniti Q60 869 1,018 -14.60 10,751 3,970 170.80
Cadillac CT6 841 1,293 -35.00 10,542 9,169 15.00
Cadillac CTS 805 1,697 -52.60 10,344 15,911 -35.00
Dodge Dart 139 1,525 -90.90 10,082 43,402 -76.80
Jaguar XE 707 1,162 -39.20 9,278 6,656 39.40
BMW 7-Series 1,107 1,313 -15.70 9,276 12,918 -28.20
Porsche 911 773 771 0.30 8,970 8,901 0.80
Alfa Romeo Giulia 1,011 29 0.00 8,903 36 24,630.60
Lexus GS 916 1,325 -30.90 7,773 14,878 -47.80
Lexus RC 686 1,042 -34.20 7,363 11,165 -34.10
Kia Cadenza 896 428 109.30 7,249 4,738 53.00
Toyota 86/Scion FR-S 425 557 -23.70 6,846 7,457 -8.20
Porsche Panamera 455 36 1,163.90 6,431 4,403 46.10
BMW i3 672 791 -15.00 6,276 7,625 -17.70
Infiniti Q70 406 580 -30.00 5,772 5,872 -1.70
Buick Cascada 408 629 -35.10 5,595 7,153 -21.80
Maserati Ghibli 569 746 -23.70 5,531 7,100 -22.10
Audi A7 453 811 -44.10 4,810 6,558 -26.70
Lexus CT 9 968 -99.10 4,690 8,903 -47.30
Nissan 370Z 304 368 -17.40 4,614 5,913 -22.00
Jaguar XF 345 486 -29.00 4,541 6,665 -31.90
Fiat 124 Spider 287 250 14.80 4,478 2,475 80.90
Genesis G90 406 379 7.10 4,398 782 462.40
Buick Verano 53 1,038 -94.90 4,277 30,277 -85.90
Subaru BRZ 297 214 38.80 4,131 4,141 -0.20
Jaguar F-Type 391 388 0.80 4,108 4,069 1.00
Lexus LS 306 609 -49.80 4,094 5,514 -25.80
Chevrolet SS 42 94 -55.30 4,055 3,013 34.60
BMW 6-Series 369 348 6.00 3,355 3,947 -15.00
Audi A8 266 501 -46.90 3,127 4,149 -24.60
Smart Fortwo 166 1,186 -86.00 3,071 6,211 -50.60
Hyundai Azera 141 384 -63.30 3,060 4,942 -38.10
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 277 304 -8.90 2,940 3,722 -21.00
Audi A3 e-tron 270 589 -54.20 2,877 4,280 -32.80
Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class 260 330 -21.20 2,860 3,397 -15.80
Porsche Cayman 185 224 -17.40 2,800 3,590 -22.00
Jaguar XJ 263 436 -39.70 2,721 3,834 -29.00
Lexus LC 290 0 0.00 2,487 0 0.00
Honda Clarity FCV 1,425 8 0.00 2,455 8 0.00
Tesla Model 3 900 0 0.00 2,320 0 0.00
Audi TT 237 252 -6.00 2,294 3,044 -24.60
Porsche Boxster 116 149 -22.10 2,287 2,670 -14.30
Toyota Mirai 296 116 155.20 1,838 1,034 77.80
Maserati Quattroporte 174 193 -9.80 1,700 2,268 -25.00
Fiat 500L 111 102 8.80 1,664 3,118 -46.60
Mercedes-AMG GT 183 99 84.80 1,608 1,227 31.10
Volkswagen CC 54 374 -85.60 1,355 3,237 -58.10
Acura RLX 186 192 -3.10 1,237 1,478 -16.30
Hyundai Genesis 0 426 -100.00 1,152 23,230 -95.00
Maserati GranTurismo 119 148 -19.60 1,018 1,249 -18.50
Bentley Continental GT 101 123 -17.90 898 1,144 -21.50
Kia Stinger 826 0 0.00 843 0 0.00
Audi R8 56 82 -31.70 772 736 4.90
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 111 54 105.60 744 632 17.70
Honda CR-Z 19 160 -88.10 705 2,338 -69.80
Chevrolet Caprice PPV 18 124 -85.50 693 1,021 -32.10
Dodge Viper 9 59 -84.70 585 630 -7.10
Acura NSX 56 68 -17.60 581 269 116.00
Nissan GT-R 36 46 -21.70 578 698 -17.20
BMW Z4 0 75 -100.00 502 1,187 -57.70
BMW i8 80 133 -39.80 488 1,594 -69.40
Kia K900 35 80 -56.30 455 834 -45.40
Alfa Romeo 4C 26 23 13.00 407 480 -15.20
Bentley Flying Spur 39 31 25.80 257 400 -35.80
Lincoln MKS 0 215 -100.00 153 4,951 -96.90
Bentley Mulsanne 9 12 -25.00 98 153 -35.90
Ford GT 9 0 0.00 89 0 0.00
Hyundai Equus 0 8 -100.00 20 1,361 -98.50
Cadillac ELR 0 3 -100.00 17 534 -96.80
Dodge Avenger 2 0 0.00 14 45 -68.90
Mini Paceman 0 1 -100.00 9 84 -89.30
Volvo S80 1 13 -92.30 7 644 -98.90
Mitsubishi i MiEV 0 3 -100.00 6 94 -93.60
Honda Crosstour 0 0 0.00 5 726 -99.30
Honda Insight 0 1 0.00 3 67 -95.50
Lexus LFA 0 0 0.00 3 6 -50.00
Volkswagen Eos 0 0 0.00 1 387 -99.70
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 500,451 Sum Total 599,228 Sum Total 6,125,044 Sum Total 6,849,582
Average 3,167.4 Average 3,792.6 Average -11.82 Average 38,766.1 Average 43,351.8 Average 146.12
Minimum 0 Minimum 0 Minimum 0.00 Minimum 1 Minimum 0 Minimum -0.20
Maximum 43,331 Maximum 33,873 Maximum 0.00 Maximum 387,081 Maximum 388,618 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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