April 2018 YTD U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 144 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked

The Top 144 Best Selling Cars in America – April 2018

Here you will find the YTD passenger car leaders in the United States for April 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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*GM has now switched to quarterly reporting so figures for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC are not up to date. We have opted against using estimated sales figures for these brands as the estimates across publications have been inconsistent.

Going forward, GoodCarBadCar will be releasing quarterly sales reports that include all figures on a quarterly basis.

None of the top-20 selling cars in the USA last month that have reported figures managed to grow sales on last April.

Only two models in the top-30 – the BMW 3-Series and Toyota Avalon – managed growth year-on-year last month. In the top-50 passenger cars, just eight models lit up green for the month of April by growing sales volume on their performance from 2017.

Increases in the price of fuel may be somewhat to blame, though that hasn’t halted growth in SUV sales despite those vehicles using more fuel than their sedan counterparts.

Two fewer selling days in the month will have had an impact but in daily selling rate terms, the Toyota Camry, Ford Focus, Kia Soul and Chrysler 300 were among the select few who saw overall drops but still managed to sell more cars per day for the month.

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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.

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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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