January 2018 – Top 147 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked


The Top 179 Best Selling Cars in America – January 2018 Year End

Here you will find the YTD passenger car leaders in the United States for January 2018 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 – December 2017 or Passenger Car Sales in America – January 2017. Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into Passenger Car Sales


Our Take On The Passenger Car Numbers

The passenger car segment shrinks by 10% on last year’s sales, with significantly fewer passenger cars sold in America in January than the total number of RAV4s sold over the course of 2017.

The redesigned Camry tops the cart, with sales growing by a fifth on last January’s start to put it on top. This time last year, the Camry was third behind the Corolla and Honda Civic, so Toyota are hitting some right notes with this new model.

Subaru’s Impreza rises from fifteenth place at the start of 2017 to eleventh now, as Subaru continues its run of growth into the new year. It misses out on a spot in the top ten, with the Chevrolet Malibu well in its sights .


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 24,638 20,313 21.30 24,638 20,313 21.30
Honda Civic 23,749 23,095 2.80 23,749 23,095 2.80
Toyota Corolla 21,407 21,567 -0.70 21,407 21,567 -0.70
Nissan Altima 20,185 18,931 6.60 20,185 18,931 6.60
Nissan Sentra 17,731 13,444 31.90 17,731 13,444 31.90
Honda Accord 17,677 19,536 -9.50 17,677 19,536 -9.50
Hyundai Elantra 14,017 13,185 6.30 14,017 13,185 6.30
Chevrolet Cruze 10,858 19,949 -45.60 10,858 19,949 -45.60
Ford Fusion 10,352 15,515 -33.30 10,352 15,515 -33.30
Chevrolet Malibu 7,553 8,377 -9.80 7,553 8,377 -9.80
Subaru Impreza 7,270 7,247 0.30 7,270 7,247 0.30
Nissan Versa 7,248 8,870 -18.30 7,248 8,870 -18.30
Toyota Prius 6,943 7,829 -11.30 6,943 7,829 -11.30
Kia Forte 6,688 6,267 6.70 6,688 6,267 6.70
Ford Focus 6,610 9,577 -31.00 6,610 9,577 -31.00
Hyundai Sonata 6,027 7,894 -23.70 6,027 7,894 -23.70
Kia Soul 5,938 7,792 -23.80 5,938 7,792 -23.80
Mazda 3 5,825 6,623 -12.00 5,825 6,623 -12.00
Kia Optima 5,198 7,849 -33.80 5,198 7,849 -33.80
Dodge Charger 5,193 7,153 -27.40 5,193 7,153 -27.40
Ford Mustang 4,732 5,046 -6.20 4,732 5,046 -6.20
BMW 3-Series 4,551 4,032 12.90 4,551 4,032 12.90
Volkswagen Jetta 4,522 6,846 -33.90 4,522 6,846 -33.90
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4,419 6,453 -31.50 4,419 6,453 -31.50
Nissan Maxima 4,333 3,738 15.90 4,333 3,738 15.90
Mercedes-Benz E / CLS-Class 4,099 4,155 -1.30 4,099 4,155 -1.30
Ford Fiesta 3,775 3,575 5.60 3,775 3,575 5.60
Volkswagen Golf 3,541 5,766 -38.60 3,541 5,766 -38.60
Toyota Avalon 3,481 2,503 39.10 3,481 2,503 39.10
Dodge Challenger 3,405 3,393 0.40 3,405 3,393 0.40
Subaru Legacy 3,288 3,882 -15.30 3,288 3,882 -15.30
Ford Taurus 3,248 3,365 -3.50 3,248 3,365 -3.50
Chevrolet Impala 3,150 5,972 -47.30 3,150 5,972 -47.30
Buick LaCrosse 3,006 1,307 130.00 3,006 1,307 130.00
Honda Fit 2,937 3,078 -4.60 2,937 3,078 -4.60
Chevrolet Camaro 2,867 3,588 -20.10 2,867 3,588 -20.10
Tesla Model S † 2,800 2,400 16.70 2,800 2,400 16.70
Infiniti Q50 2,712 3,206 -15.40 2,712 3,206 -15.40
Lexus ES 2,640 2,171 21.60 2,640 2,171 21.60
BMW 5-Series 2,456 749 227.90 2,456 749 227.90
Volkswagen Passat 2,434 5,887 -58.70 2,434 5,887 -58.70
Hyundai Accent 2,429 7,062 -65.60 2,429 7,062 -65.60
Chrysler 300 2,320 4,708 -50.70 2,320 4,708 -50.70
Toyota Yaris 2,306 3,281 -29.70 2,306 3,281 -29.70
Audi A4 2,279 1,959 16.30 2,279 1,959 16.30
Acura TLX 2,155 1,903 13.20 2,155 1,903 13.20
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 1,994 1,405 41.90 1,994 1,405 41.90
Kia Niro 1,785 42 0.00 1,785 42 0.00
Audi A5 1,599 304 426.00 1,599 304 426.00
BMW 4-Series 1,585 1,944 -18.50 1,585 1,944 -18.50
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1,569 1,212 29.50 1,569 1,212 29.50
Chevrolet Spark 1,558 1,695 -8.10 1,558 1,695 -8.10
Mazda 6 1,552 3,300 -53.00 1,552 3,300 -53.00
Mini Cooper 1,452 1,987 -26.90 1,452 1,987 -26.90
Lexus IS 1,447 1,423 1.70 1,447 1,423 1.70
Kia Rio 1,339 986 35.80 1,339 986 35.80
Genesis G80 1,243 1,350 -7.90 1,243 1,350 -7.90
Cadillac XTS 1,220 1,849 -34.00 1,220 1,849 -34.00
Chevrolet Bolt 1,177 1,162 0.00 1,177 1,162 0.00
Lincoln MKZ 1,176 2,090 -43.70 1,176 2,090 -43.70
Cadillac ATS 1,155 974 18.60 1,155 974 18.60
Volkswagen Beetle 1,112 1,081 2.90 1,112 1,081 2.90
Mitsubishi Mirage 1,103 1,311 -15.90 1,103 1,311 -15.90
Kia Stinger 1,021 0 0.00 1,021 0 0.00
Chevrolet Corvette 1,005 1,263 -20.40 1,005 1,263 -20.40
Tesla Model 3 1,000 0 0.00 1,000 0 0.00
Hyundai Ioniq 973 4 0.00 973 4 0.00
Chevrolet Sonic 968 2,095 -53.80 968 2,095 -53.80
Alfa Romeo Giulia 948 70 1,254.30 948 70 1,254.30
Ford C-Max 943 946 -0.30 943 946 -0.30
Honda Clarity FCV 853 42 0.00 853 42 0.00
Porsche 911 853 814 4.80 853 814 4.80
Lincoln Continental 815 1,167 -30.20 815 1,167 -30.20
Kia Cadenza 760 316 140.50 760 316 140.50
Audi A6 751 1,008 -25.50 751 1,008 -25.50
Hyundai Veloster 744 2,438 -69.50 744 2,438 -69.50
Chevrolet Volt 713 1,611 -55.70 713 1,611 -55.70
Volvo S60 712 609 16.90 712 609 16.90
Mitsubishi Lancer 678 1,468 -53.80 678 1,468 -53.80
Cadillac CTS 662 691 -4.20 662 691 -4.20
Acura ILX 656 693 -5.30 656 693 -5.30
BMW 2-Series 640 658 -2.70 640 658 -2.70
Cadillac CT6 628 634 -0.90 628 634 -0.90
Infiniti Q60 612 732 -16.40 612 732 -16.40
Porsche Panamera 610 35 1,642.90 610 35 1,642.90
Jaguar XE 592 693 -14.60 592 693 -14.60
Buick Regal 568 951 -40.30 568 951 -40.30
Volvo S90 547 223 145.30 547 223 145.30
Lexus GS 475 422 12.60 475 422 12.60
Fiat 500 454 1,218 -62.70 454 1,218 -62.70
Mazda MX-5 Miata 436 929 -53.10 436 929 -53.10
Infiniti Q70 386 476 -18.90 386 476 -18.90
BMW i3 382 382 0.00 382 382 0.00
Genesis G90 370 468 -20.90 370 468 -20.90
BMW 7-Series 362 545 -33.60 362 545 -33.60
Maserati Ghibli 351 356 -1.40 351 356 -1.40
Toyota 86/Scion FR-S 317 474 -33.10 317 474 -33.10
Jaguar F-Type 310 330 -6.10 310 330 -6.10
Volvo V60 281 248 13.30 281 248 13.30
Chrysler 200 251 1,861 -86.50 251 1,861 -86.50
Subaru BRZ 235 204 15.20 235 204 15.20
Porsche Cayman 232 277 -16.20 232 277 -16.20
Jaguar XJ 231 168 37.50 231 168 37.50
Nissan 370Z 224 324 -30.90 224 324 -30.90
BMW 6-Series 223 258 -13.60 223 258 -13.60
Toyota Mirai 213 83 156.60 213 83 156.60
Audi A7 208 414 -49.80 208 414 -49.80
Buick Cascada 202 312 -35.30 202 312 -35.30
Fiat 124 Spider 183 240 -23.80 183 240 -23.80
Jaguar XF 183 290 -36.90 183 290 -36.90
Porsche Boxster 183 166 10.20 183 166 10.20
Lexus LC 176 0 0.00 176 0 0.00
Volvo V90 172 4 0.00 172 4 0.00
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 168 232 -27.60 168 232 -27.60
Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class 167 236 -29.20 167 236 -29.20
Lexus RC 161 447 -64.00 161 447 -64.00
Nissan Leaf 150 772 -80.60 150 772 -80.60
Audi A3 e-tron 145 387 -62.50 145 387 -62.50
Maserati Quattroporte 145 122 18.90 145 122 18.90
Acura RLX 134 80 67.50 134 80 67.50
Mercedes-AMG GT 129 81 59.30 129 81 59.30
Hyundai Azera 125 278 -55.00 125 278 -55.00
Maserati GranTurismo 122 32 281.30 122 32 281.30
Lexus LS 116 280 -58.60 116 280 -58.60
Audi A8 112 254 -55.90 112 254 -55.90
Audi TT 105 163 -35.60 105 163 -35.60
Smart Fortwo 105 324 -67.60 105 324 -67.60
Fiat 500L 104 106 -1.90 104 106 -1.90
Dodge Dart 83 1,397 -94.10 83 1,397 -94.10
Volkswagen CC 49 167 -70.70 49 167 -70.70
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 40 53 -24.50 40 53 -24.50
Acura NSX 34 50 -32.00 34 50 -32.00
Nissan GT-R 34 65 -47.70 34 65 -47.70
BMW i8 32 50 -36.00 32 50 -36.00
Buick Verano 25 410 -93.90 25 410 -93.90
Audi R8 24 65 -63.10 24 65 -63.10
Chevrolet SS 23 64 -64.10 23 64 -64.10
Chevrolet Caprice PPV 22 60 -63.30 22 60 -63.30
Kia K900 22 34 -35.30 22 34 -35.30
Jaguar XF Sportbrake 20 0 0.00 20 0 0.00
Alfa Romeo 4C 12 38 -68.40 12 38 -68.40
Ford GT 10 0 0.00 10 0 0.00
Honda CR-Z 8 89 -91.00 8 89 -91.00
Lexus CT 3 393 -99.20 3 393 -99.20
BMW Z4 2 70 -97.10 2 70 -97.10
Dodge Viper 2 53 -96.20 2 53 -96.20
Dodge Avenger 1 0 0.00 1 0 0.00
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 367,784 Total 411,615 Total 367,784 Total 411,615
Average 2,501.9 Average 2,800.1 Average 10.66 Average 2,501.9 Average 2,800.1 Average 10.66
Minimum 1 Minimum 0 Minimum -0.30 Minimum 1 Minimum 0 Minimum 0.00
Maximum 24,638 Maximum 23,095 Maximum 0.00 Maximum 24,638 Maximum 23,095 Maximum 0.00

Bentley sales figures by model are not included at this time.

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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