Sporty Car Sales In America – December 2017


Best Selling Sporty Cars in America for December 2017

Here you will find the Sporty car sales leaders in the United States for December 2017. Each month we compile the Sporty car model 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 Sporty Cars Sales in America – November 2017 or Sporty Cars Sales in America – November 2016. Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into Sporty Car Sales


Our Take On The Sporty Cars Sales Numbers

The Ford Mustang is still America’s top-selling sports car, despite a 22.7% drop in sales compared with 2016.

Its drop accounts for much of the fall in demand in the muscle car segment, where the only nameplate to grow its fortunes on 2016 was the Dodge Challenger – and then by just 2%.

The muscle car segment is down 11.8% year-to-date for 2017; Euro sports cars fell 17.2% on 2016’s totals. Misc sports cars and premium sports cars both grew their totals on the previous year for the totals shown below.

The Audi A5 should be applauded as the saviour of the misc sports cars segment. Its sales grew 155% year-to-date for 2017 against 2016, following nine months of explosive growth for Audi’s coupe.

Its contribution of over 12,000 extra sales to the segment in 2017 outweighs considerable losses from other namebadges.

The Porsche 911 tops the premium sports cars sales chart. While 2017 was a record year for Porsche, the 911 posted a more modest 0.8% uptick in sales for the year, and weathered the storm of a difficult December by selling two units above its performance in the twelfth month of 2016.


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Top Sporty Cars Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table of shows the top Sporty 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.

American Muscle Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Ford Mustang 7,714 7,064 9.20 81,866 105,932 -22.70
Chevrolet Camaro 3,802 7,000 -45.70 67,940 72,705 -6.60
Dodge Challenger 4,508 5,257 -14.20 64,537 64,433 0.20
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 16,024 Total 19,321 Total 214,343 Total 243,070

Euro Sports Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Jaguar F-Type 391 388 0.80 4,108 4,069 1.00
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
Audi TT 237 252 -6.00 2,294 3,044 -24.60
Porsche Boxster 116 149 -22.10 2,287 2,670 -14.30
BMW Z4 0 75 -100.00 502 1,187 -57.70
Alfa Romeo 4C 26 23 13.00 407 480 -15.20
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 1,215 Total 1,441 Total 15,258 Total 18,437

Misc Sports Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Audi A5 2,958 591 400.50 21,301 8,354 155.00
BMW 2-Series 1,188 1,085 9.50 11,737 15,519 -24.40
Buick Cascada 408 629 -35.10 5,595 7,153 -21.80
Chevrolet Corvette 2,278 2,709 -15.90 25,079 29,995 -16.40
Fiat 124 Spider 287 250 14.80 4,478 2,475 80.90
Honda CR-Z 19 160 -88.10 705 2,338 -69.80
Infiniti Q60 869 1,018 -14.60 10,751 3,970 170.80
Lexus RC 686 1,042 -34.20 7,363 11,165 -34.10
Mazda MX-5 Miata 493 733 -32.70 11,294 9,465 19.30
Nissan 370Z 304 368 -17.40 4,614 5,913 -22.00
Subaru BRZ 297 214 38.80 4,131 4,141 -0.20
Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 2,424 2,938 -17.50 31,358 33,279 -5.80
Toyota 86/Scion FR-S 425 557 -23.70 6,846 7,457 -8.20
Volkswagen Eos 0 0 0.00 1 387 -99.70
Volkswagen Golf GTI * 1,912 2,777 -31.10 22,486 23,934 -6.00
Volkswagen Golf R * 6 546 -98.90 2,706 4,493 -39.80
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 14,554 Total 15,617 Total 170,445 Total 170,038

Premium Sports Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Porsche 911 773 771 0.30 8,970 8,901 0.80
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 277 304 -8.90 2,940 3,722 -21.00
Lexus LC 290 0 0.00 2,487 0 0.00
Mercedes-AMG GT 183 99 84.80 1,608 1,227 31.10
Maserati GranTurismo 119 148 -19.60 1,018 1,249 -18.50
Bentley Continental GT 101 123 -17.90 898 1,144 -21.50
Audi R8 56 82 -31.70 772 736 4.90
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 i8 80 133 -39.80 488 1,594 -69.40
Ford GT 9 0 0.00 89 0 0.00
Cadillac ELR 0 3 -100.00 17 534 -96.80
Lexus LFA 0 0 0.00 3 6 -50.00
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 0 0 0.00 0 1 0.00
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 1,989 Total 1,836 Total 21,034 Total 20,711