U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – December 2017 YTD


United States Automotive Market: Brand and Corporation Sales Rankings for December YTD 2017

Here you will find the rankings of all the major automotive brands and corporations selling vehicles in the U.S market. Each month we compile the sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below. Note that the data trickles in throughout the day early in the month and we will update you in real time as we get the data.

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Automotive Data Disclosures


Our Take Brand & Corporation Rankings

Despite gloomy forecasts and failing to surpass the previous year’s total for the first time since the financial crisis, US auto sales still managed to make it three years in a row with sales totalling over 17 million vehicles, the first time this has ever happened.

A record average deal price in December also helped ease the blow of slight negative sales growth.

For the year, sales overall dipped 2.2% (with only Volvo still to report at the time of writing) after December’s sales fell 5.5% overall on those in the 12th month of 2017.

Once again, the top four manufacturers – GM, Ford Motor Company, Toyota Motor Corporation and FCA – all reported a drop in sales for the year when compared with the year before, though Ford Motor Company managed to sneak in a 0.9% year-on-year improvement for December thanks mainly to strong sales at the Ford brand.

Nissan Motor Company overtakes Honda Motor Company to go fifth in the States for 2017. Both manufacturers saw growth in sales compared with last year’s year-end, with Nissan outstripping its Japanese rival thanks to a 2.2% lift overall. Nissan’s luxury brand, Infiniti reported its best ever sales for any year in 2017, with an 11% growth compared with 2016’s results thanks to its SUV and Crossover offering.

Subaru and Mercedes-Benz also broke records in the last month of the year, with Subaru posting its 73rd consecutive month of growth over equivalent previous months, and Mercedes-Benz going 10% higher than last December for its own record-breaking end to 2017.

US Automotive Brand Rankings – YTD

 

In this table we take year to date automotive sales and rank the top brands.We have also included market share numbers for the month and year to date to see relative results more easily.

Brand Month Change YTD YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
Acura 15,062 -12.20 154,602 -4.20 0.94 0.90
Alfa Romeo 2,034 3,812.00 12,031 2,232.00 0.13 0.07
Audi 26,977 16.30 226,511 7.80 1.68 1.31
Bentley 298 -26.80 2,405 -6.80 0.02 0.01
BMW 34,253 4.30 305,685 -2.40 2.13 1.77
Buick 22,285 4.70 219,231 -4.50 1.39 1.27
Cadillac 15,304 -28.60 156,440 -8.00 0.95 0.91
Chevrolet 206,804 -2.90 2,065,883 -1.50 12.89 11.98
Chrysler 17,208 3.00 188,545 -19.00 1.07 1.09
Dodge 27,885 -23.00 446,996 -12.00 1.74 2.59
Fiat 1,738 -33.00 26,492 -19.00 0.11 0.15
Ford 230,291 1.90 2,464,041 -1.10 14.35 14.29
Genesis 1,948 12.41 20,594 196.40 0.12 0.12
GMC 64,146 1.20 560,687 2.60 4.00 3.25
Honda 134,255 -6.30 1,486,827 0.70 8.37 8.62
Hyundai 61,646 1.77 664,961 -13.42 3.84 3.86
Infiniti 16,379 -10.00 153,415 10.90 1.02 0.89
Jaguar 3,414 -20.00 39,594 27.00 0.21 0.23
Jeep 73,205 -12.00 828,522 -11.00 4.56 4.81
Kia 43,039 -20.80 589,668 -9.00 2.68 3.42
Land Rover 7,980 -4.00 74,739 1.00 0.50 0.43
Lexus 35,461 -13.90 305,132 -8.00 2.21 1.77
Lincoln 10,619 -17.00 111,159 -0.50 0.66 0.64
Maserati 1,427 -15.80 13,697 9.30 0.09 0.08
Mazda 26,893 -2.90 289,470 -3.10 1.68 1.68
Mercedes-Benz ^ 39,250 9.42 375,240 0.19 2.45 2.18
Mini 4,611 -1.00 47,105 -9.50 0.29 0.27
Mitsubishi 8,501 15.14 103,686 7.71 0.53 0.60
Nissan 121,847 -9.40 1,440,049 1.00 7.59 8.35
Porsche 3,913 -2.54 55,420 2.10 0.24 0.32
Ram 49,876 -7.00 556,790 2.00 3.11 3.23
Smart 166 -86.00 3,071 -50.60 0.01 0.02
Subaru 63,342 0.30 647,956 5.30 3.95 3.76
Tesla 5,300 55.90 55,120 35.10 0.33 0.32
Toyota/Scion 187,524 -8.30 2,129,383 -0.60 11.68 12.35
Volkswagen 30,281 -18.70 339,676 5.20 1.89 1.97
Volvo 9,679 -4.40 81,507 -1.50 0.60 0.47
Brand Month Change YTD YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
Sum Total 1,604,841 Sum Total 3,551.80 Sum Total 17,242,330 Sum Total 2,360.58 Sum Total 100.01 Sum Total 99.98
Average 43,374.08 Average 95.99 Average 466,008.92 Average 63.80 Average 2.70 Average 2.70

US Automotive Brand Rankings – YTD Charts

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Automaker Rankings – YTD

In this table we take year to date automotive sales and rank the top automakers. This is the corporation level results. We have also included market share numbers for the month and year to date to see relative results more easily.

Automaker Month Change YTD YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
General Motors 308,539 -3.30 3,002,241 -1.30 19.22 17.41
Ford Motor Company 240,910 0.90 2,575,200 -1.10 15.01 14.94
Toyota Motor Corporation 222,985 -8.30 2,434,515 -0.60 13.89 14.12
FCA/Chrysler Group 173,373 -10.70 2,073,073 -8.10 10.80 12.02
Honda Motor Company 149,317 -7.00 1,641,429 0.20 9.30 9.52
Nissan Motor Company 146,727 -8.37 1,697,150 2.20 9.14 9.84
Hyundai-Kia 106,633 -8.59 1,275,223 -10.36 6.64 7.40
Volkswagen Group * 61,557 -5.20 625,068 5.75 3.84 3.63
Daimler 39,416 6.40 375,311 -1.40 2.46 2.18
BMW-Mini 38,974 3.70 354,110 -3.40 2.43 2.05
Jaguar-Land Rover 11,394 -9.00 114,333 9.00 0.71 0.66
Volvo 9,679 -4.40 81,507 -1.50 0.60 0.47
Subaru 63,342 0.30 647,956 5.30 3.95 3.76
Mazda 26,893 -2.90 289,470 -3.10 1.68 1.68
Tesla*** 5,300 55.90 55,120 35.10 0.33 0.32
Automaker Month Change YTD YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
Sum Total 1,605,039 Sum Total -0.56 Sum Total 17,241,706 Sum Total 26.69 Sum Total 100.00 Sum Total 100.00
Average 107,002.60 Average -0.04 Average 1,149,447.07 Average 1.78 Average 6.67 Average 6.67

**ANDR Estimate

Automaker Corporation Ranking – YTD Charts

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Previous YTD Reports

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Automotive Data Disclosures

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* Does not include Lamborghini :88
^ Excluding Sprinter/Metris:
° Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram = FCA
WSJ estimate for Tesla:
ANDC estimate for Rolls Royce: 110
ANDC estimate for Aston Martin:
ANDC estimate for McLaren:233
WSJ estimate for Ferrari:
† Industry total takes into account Automotive News figures/estimates for brands such as Tesla and other low-volume, high-priced manufacturers.

  • Papaléguas

    Toyota 2°

  • Bill Malcolm

    I find this new version of goodcarbadcar quite confusing, frankly. And I don’t use it much anymore because it’s all artsy and not easy to read. Under the month column, you should say which month and year. And average sales per month is a useless metric in a highly seasonal business.

    Nowhere on this page can I find any confirmation that this is Year End 2017 results. It just goes on about YTD. Well folks, the year is over, so yearly totals are what’s required, not YTD and a guess on my, the reader’s that is, part what you’re rabbiting on about.

  • Richard Goetz

    The format of this site KEEPS GETTING WORSE. I just tried to look at Acura sales figures, on the “Acura Sales Page” and was horrified. This site is taking SIMPLE, STRAIGHTFORWARD information and CONVERTING it into a MUDDLED, NEBULOUS SCRAP-HEAP.

    It is ALSO much harder to even DISPLAY the information on my phone screen.

  • Bill Malcolm

    It’s Jan 8. Where are the Canada 2017 totals?