August 2018 YTD U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Best-Selling Cars In America


The Best Selling Cars in America – August 2018

Here you will find the YTD passenger car leaders in the United States for August 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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Our Take On The Passenger Car Numbers

Passenger cars were hit the hardest in what was a flat month across the US auto market.

The best-selling car in America – the Toyota Camry – saw sales fall by 18.65% year-on-year in August, slightly ahead of a wider shift across the passenger car models detailed below.

For the models below, the gap to August 2017’s total sales was 16.2%.

While on GCBC we don’t report estimates for GM’s sales figures in between their official quarterly reports, a rolling back of incentive spending across their brands is thought to have resulted in a drop in retail sales.

Bucking the backslide trend in sales in August were a few compacts – the Subaru Impreza family and Hyndat Elantra among them – the Kia Optima and Nissan Altima in the mid size segment, and the Ford Mustang, sales of which shot up 35.27% year-on-year to put it within less than 1% of its year-to-date total to August 2017.


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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.

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Fiat 124 Spider 343 382 -10.21 2,629 3,332 -21.10
BMW 2-Series 589 1,036 -43.15 6,622 7,682 -13.80
Chrysler 200 39 941 -95.86 969 16,562 -94.15
Mazda 3 5,597 6,754 -17.13 46,659 53,995 -13.59
BMW 3-Series 3,751 5,379 -30.27 31,116 37,170 -16.29
Chrysler 300 3,013 4,073 -26.03 30,533 35,436 -13.84
Nissan 370Z 254 335 -24.18 2,427 3,265 -25.67
BMW 4-Series 1,955 3,412 -42.70 20,292 26,629 -23.80
Alfa Romeo 4C 12 21 -42.86 164 285 -42.46
BMW 5-Series 3,439 3,587 -4.13 27,711 24,799 11.74
Fiat 500 563 937 -39.91 3,188 9,419 -66.15
Fiat 500L 136 141 -3.55 1,147 1,058 8.41
Mazda 6 2,323 3,323 -30.09 22,618 24,814 -8.85
BMW 6-Series 214 206 3.88 2,659 1,999 33.02
Volvo 60-Series 1,199 1,400 -14.36 6,853 11,686 -41.36
BMW 7-Series 597 550 8.55 5,421 5,627 -3.66
Porsche 718 388 626 -38.02 3,971 3,431 15.74
Toyota 86 / FR-S 310 586 -47.10 2,885 4,977 -42.03
Volvo 90-Series 809 1,203 -32.75 5,295 6,140 -13.76
Porsche 911 885 1,016 -12.89 6,416 5,998 6.97
Audi A3 2,078 2,033 2.21 13,820 16,870 -18.08
Audi A4 3,768 2,746 37.22 23,012 22,667 1.52
Audi A5 2,732 2,603 4.96 18,705 11,597 61.29
Audi A6 146 1,380 -89.42 5,679 10,567 -46.26
Audi A7 111 379 -70.71 1,798 2,935 -38.74
Audi A8 32 239 -86.61 642 2,110 -69.57
Hyundai Accent 2,586 2,632 -1.75 19,284 37,262 -48.25
Honda Accord 26,725 30,019 -10.97 189,942 221,013 -14.06
Nissan Altima 14,925 14,694 1.57 154,732 183,292 -15.58
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 100 120 -16.67 1,118 840 33.10
Toyota Avalon 2,361 2,871 -17.76 24,429 22,465 8.74
Dodge Avenger 1 1 0.00 4 11 -63.64
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 1 58 -98.28 133 456 -70.83
Volkswagen Beetle Family 1,399 1,224 14.30 11,151 11,404 -2.22
Subaru BRZ 383 337 13.65 2,646 3,006 -11.98
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4,071 5,304 -23.25 37,571 52,755 -28.78
Ford C-Max 377 1,714 -78.00 6,250 12,348 -49.38
Kia Cadenza 249 491 -49.29 3,750 3,669 2.21
Toyota Camry 30,141 37,051 -18.65 235,247 247,775 -5.06
Volkswagen CC 62 97 -36.08 388 1,111 -65.08
Dodge Challenger 4,647 6,253 -25.68 46,851 47,496 -1.36
Dodge Charger 5,280 9,569 -44.82 52,429 58,148 -9.84
Honda Civic 27,677 36,482 -24.14 230,230 248,928 -7.51
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 1,631 1,972 -17.29 14,771 12,658 16.69
Honda Clarity FCV 1,689 56 2,916.07 11,114 466 2,284.98
Lincoln Continental 626 816 -23.28 5,677 8,020 -29.21
Mini Cooper Family 2,252 3,083 -26.95 18,001 21,858 -17.65
Toyota Corolla Family 26,155 27,644 -5.39 214,371 232,504 -7.80
Honda CR-Z 1 0 0.00 27 0 0.00
Honda Crosstour 0 0 0.00 0 5 -100.00
Dodge Dart 11 430 -97.44 368 9,385 -96.08
Mercedes-Benz E / CLS-Class 2,251 3,710 -39.33 27,943 28,190 -0.88
Hyundai Elantra 15,475 15,127 2.30 128,956 128,666 0.23
Lexus ES 4,686 6,404 -26.83 29,138 34,845 -16.38
Jaguar F-Type 202 247 -18.22 1,550 2,787 -44.38
Ford Fiesta 3,938 4,247 -7.28 33,225 32,409 2.52
Honda Fit 2,545 3,043 -16.37 31,157 34,169 -8.82
Ford Focus 8,978 12,850 -30.13 93,772 112,076 -16.33
Kia Forte 6,472 10,693 -39.47 68,418 81,461 -16.01
Smart ForTwo 108 229 -52.84 861 2,394 -64.04
Ford Fusion 11,286 17,378 -35.06 109,086 138,489 -21.23
Genesis G80 477 1,484 -67.86 6,621 10,489 -36.88
Genesis G90 136 319 -57.37 1,869 2,877 -35.04
Alfa Romeo Giulia 957 916 4.48 8,177 5,495 48.81
Volkswagen Golf Family 3,593 5,961 -39.72 31,020 49,791 -37.70
Lexus GS 549 689 -20.32 4,707 4,894 -3.82
Ford GT 14 13 7.69 88 42 109.52
Nissan GT-R 90 47 91.49 433 450 -3.78
BMW i3 418 504 -17.06 4,389 4,097 7.13
BMW i8 67 29 131.03 423 304 39.14
Acura ILX 912 1,380 -33.91 7,312 7,851 -6.87
Subaru Impreza Family 10,677 9,990 6.88 72,928 79,911 -8.74
Honda Insight 2,215 0 0.00 4,461 3 148,600.00
Hyundai Ioniq 945 1,159 -18.46 10,742 7,292 47.31
Lexus IS 2,231 2,445 -8.75 15,595 17,216 -9.42
Volkswagen Jetta 10,597 12,409 -14.60 50,547 78,957 -35.98
Kia K900 27 35 -22.86 230 321 -28.35
Lexus LC 210 291 -27.84 1,392 693 100.87
Nissan Leaf 1,315 1,154 13.95 9,123 9,685 -5.80
Subaru Legacy 3,452 4,210 -18.00 27,472 33,559 -18.14
Lexus LFA 0 0 0.00 2 1 100.00
Lexus LS 923 413 123.49 6,003 2,670 124.83
Nissan Maxima 2,724 4,424 -38.43 29,263 41,273 -29.10
Mitsubishi Mirage 2,048 1,557 31.54 17,607 16,804 4.78
Toyota Mirai 116 70 65.71 985 860 14.53
Lincoln MKZ 1,780 2,160 -17.59 13,035 18,901 -31.04
Tesla Model 3 17,800 0 0.00 56,417 0 0.00
Tesla Model S 2,500 2,400 4.17 18,850 17,200 9.59
Ford Mustang 7,487 5,535 35.27 55,849 56,349 -0.89
Mazda MX-5 Miata 1,169 901 29.74 6,704 8,871 -24.43
Acura NSX 15 21 -28.57 111 329 -66.26
Kia Optima 11,074 7,072 56.59 68,869 74,722 -7.83
Mini Paceman 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00
Porsche Panamera 560 557 0.54 5,790 4,068 42.33
Volkswagen Passat 3,873 5,714 -32.22 30,232 45,994 -34.27
Toyota Prius Family 8,111 9,551 -15.08 61,547 74,034 -16.87
Infiniti Q50 2,551 2,541 0.39 24,105 24,740 -2.57
Infiniti Q60 674 0 0.00 5,509 0 0.00
Infiniti Q70 306 400 -23.50 3,102 4,058 -23.56
Audi R8 106 47 125.53 573 601 -4.66
Lexus RC 327 665 -50.83 2,335 4,286 -45.52
Kia Rio 2,367 1,643 44.07 15,282 9,915 54.13
Acura RLX 183 110 66.36 1,253 729 71.88
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 595 567 4.94 9,650 9,620 0.31
Nissan Sentra 13,314 15,285 -12.89 148,352 146,583 1.21
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 84 210 -60.00 1,435 1,814 -20.89
Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class 73 178 -58.99 1,381 1,993 -30.71
Hyundai Sonata 9,457 10,866 -12.97 73,240 97,829 -25.13
Kia Soul 9,113 14,151 -35.60 67,348 80,228 -16.05
Kia Stinger 1,480 0 0.00 11,624 0 0.00
Ford Taurus Family 3,036 2,903 4.58 29,392 29,472 -0.27
Acura TLX 1,917 2,410 -20.46 20,853 23,970 -13.00
Audi TT 83 231 -64.07 1,138 1,549 -26.53
Hyundai Veloster 788 1,018 -22.59 7,190 9,841 -26.94
Nissan Versa 3,145 6,759 -53.47 54,301 71,216 -23.75
Dodge Viper 0 59 -100.00 14 517 -97.29
Jaguar XE 220 661 -66.72 3,136 6,571 -52.28
Jaguar XF 198 289 -31.49 1,625 2,776 -41.46
Jaguar XJ 78 223 -65.02 1,141 1,810 -36.96
Toyota Yaris Family 2,290 4,020 -43.03 21,374 33,318 -35.85
BMW Z4 0 3 -100.00 2 498 -99.60
Model Month Month LY YTD YTD LY