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


The Best Selling Cars in America – September 2018

Here you will find the YTD passenger car leaders in the United States for September 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

September saw the Tesla Model 3 move on from beating all its premium competitors to mix it with volume-brand passenger cars.

For the month, the Model 3 placed fourth overall in terms of volume shifted during September, outselling popular rivals from Toyota, Hyundai, Ford and Nissan.

An aggressive production ramp-up that started in July this year has seen around 54,000 Model 3s delivered in the third quarter of 2018, eclipsing the performance of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class – September’s second-top-selling premium car besides Model 3 – for the year so far.


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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 286 343 -16.62 2,915 3,675 -20.68
BMW 2-Series 630 938 -32.84 7,252 8,620 -15.87
Chrysler 200 31 705 -95.60 1,000 17,267 -94.21
Mazda 3 4,635 6,112 -24.17 51,294 60,107 -14.66
BMW 3-Series 3,615 6,045 -40.20 34,731 43,215 -19.63
Chrysler 300 4,022 4,207 -4.40 34,555 39,643 -12.83
Nissan 370Z 278 315 -11.75 2,705 3,580 -24.44
BMW 4-Series 3,174 3,637 -12.73 23,466 30,266 -22.47
Alfa Romeo 4C 19 23 -17.39 183 308 -40.58
BMW 5-Series 3,470 3,718 -6.67 31,181 28,517 9.34
Fiat 500 529 1,016 -47.93 3,717 10,435 -64.38
Fiat 500L 84 209 -59.81 1,231 1,267 -2.84
Mazda 6 2,123 3,036 -30.07 24,741 27,850 -11.16
BMW 6-Series 269 262 2.67 2,928 2,261 29.50
Volvo 60-Series 907 1,322 -31.39 7,760 13,008 -40.34
BMW 7-Series 705 935 -24.60 6,126 6,562 -6.64
Porsche 718 329 434 -24.19 4,300 3,865 11.25
Toyota 86 / FR-S 325 530 -38.68 3,210 5,507 -41.71
Volvo 90-Series 808 1,095 -26.21 6,103 7,235 -15.65
Porsche 911 733 532 37.78 7,149 6,530 9.48
Audi A3 1,759 1,929 -8.81 15,579 18,799 -17.13
Audi A4 3,185 2,585 23.21 26,197 25,252 3.74
Audi A5 2,539 2,360 7.58 21,244 13,957 52.21
Audi A6 95 1,210 -92.15 5,774 11,777 -50.97
Audi A7 106 504 -78.97 1,904 3,439 -44.64
Audi A8 14 276 -94.93 656 2,386 -72.51
Hyundai Accent 2,536 7,379 -65.63 21,820 44,641 -51.12
Honda Accord 25,357 29,789 -14.88 215,299 250,802 -14.16
Nissan Altima 11,867 16,569 -28.38 166,599 199,861 -16.64
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 89 60 48.33 1,207 900 34.11
Cadillac ATS 750 1,249 -39.95 10,028 10,247 -2.14
Toyota Avalon 2,225 2,590 -14.09 26,654 25,055 6.38
Hyundai Azera 1 237 -99.58 627 2,611 -75.99
Volkswagen Beetle Family 999 1,065 -6.20 12,150 12,469 -2.56
Chevrolet Bolt 1,299 2,632 -50.65 11,807 14,302 -17.45
Subaru BRZ 284 301 -5.65 2,930 3,307 -11.40
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4,682 6,194 -24.41 42,253 58,949 -28.32
Ford C-Max 220 1,503 -85.36 6,470 13,851 -53.29
Kia Cadenza 201 774 -74.03 3,951 4,443 -11.07
Chevrolet Camaro 4,753 7,430 -36.03 39,828 53,727 -25.87
Toyota Camry 27,640 34,732 -20.42 262,887 282,507 -6.94
Buick Cascada 362 284 27.46 3,393 4,525 -25.02
Volkswagen CC 21 71 -70.42 409 1,182 -65.40
Dodge Challenger 5,462 4,780 14.27 52,313 52,276 0.07
Dodge Charger 6,879 9,230 -25.47 59,308 67,378 -11.98
Honda Civic 24,806 35,452 -30.03 255,036 284,380 -10.32
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2,377 2,034 16.86 17,148 14,692 16.72
Honda Clarity FCV 2,200 66 3,233.33 13,314 532 2,402.63
Lincoln Continental 657 857 -23.34 6,334 8,877 -28.65
Mini Cooper Family 2,050 2,346 -12.62 20,051 24,204 -17.16
Toyota Corolla Family 20,797 32,769 -36.53 235,168 265,273 -11.35
Chevrolet Corvette 1,526 1,506 1.33 14,880 18,891 -21.23
Chevrolet Cruze 10,517 15,268 -31.12 109,662 149,234 -26.52
Lexus CT 0 91 -100.00 4 4,663 -99.91
Cadillac CT6 782 985 -20.61 7,270 8,128 -10.56
Cadillac CTS 1,215 1,059 14.73 8,777 8,104 8.30
Dodge Dart 11 258 -95.74 379 9,643 -96.07
Mercedes-Benz E / CLS-Class 4,072 4,166 -2.26 32,015 32,356 -1.05
Hyundai Elantra 19,923 14,401 38.34 148,879 143,067 4.06
Lexus ES 5,206 4,230 23.07 34,344 39,075 -12.11
Jaguar F-Type 189 279 -32.26 1,739 3,066 -43.28
Ford Fiesta 3,293 3,730 -11.72 36,518 36,139 1.05
Honda Fit 1,507 4,073 -63.00 32,664 38,242 -14.59
Ford Focus 7,195 11,751 -38.77 100,967 123,827 -18.46
Kia Forte 6,470 10,631 -39.14 74,888 92,092 -18.68
Smart ForTwo 98 241 -59.34 959 2,635 -63.61
Ford Fusion 15,878 21,253 -25.29 124,964 159,742 -21.77
Genesis G70 1 0 0.00 1 0 0.00
Genesis G80 303 1,367 -77.83 6,924 11,856 -41.60
Genesis G90 115 369 -68.83 1,984 3,246 -38.88
Alfa Romeo Giulia 756 916 -17.47 8,933 6,411 39.34
Volkswagen Golf Family 3,333 5,685 -41.37 34,353 55,476 -38.08
Lexus GS 451 666 -32.28 5,158 5,560 -7.23
Ford GT 14 7 100.00 102 49 108.16
Nissan GT-R 37 32 15.63 470 482 -2.49
BMW i3 461 538 -14.31 4,850 4,635 4.64
BMW i8 55 27 103.70 478 331 44.41
Acura ILX 930 1,222 -23.90 8,242 9,073 -9.16
Chevrolet Impala 5,359 6,947 -22.86 43,953 50,743 -13.38
Subaru Impreza 6,186 6,324 -2.18 59,540 64,589 -7.82
Subaru Impreza WRX 2,383 2,510 -5.06 21,957 24,156 -9.10
Honda Insight 1,844 0 0.00 6,305 3 210,066.67
Hyundai Ioniq 864 1,137 -24.01 11,606 8,429 37.69
Lexus IS 1,798 2,059 -12.68 17,393 19,275 -9.76
Volkswagen Jetta 10,631 12,038 -11.69 61,178 90,995 -32.77
Kia K900 30 31 -3.23 260 352 -26.14
Buick LaCrosse 753 1,100 -31.55 13,409 15,634 -14.23
Lexus LC 156 249 -37.35 1,548 942 64.33
Nissan Leaf 1,563 1,055 48.15 10,686 10,740 -0.50
Subaru Legacy 3,608 3,902 -7.53 31,080 37,461 -17.03
Lexus LS 668 432 54.63 6,671 3,102 115.05
Chevrolet Malibu 10,211 23,989 -57.43 107,458 141,162 -23.88
Nissan Maxima 2,439 8,404 -70.98 31,702 49,677 -36.18
Mitsubishi Mirage 1,709 1,583 7.96 19,316 18,387 5.05
Toyota Mirai 159 184 -13.59 1,144 1,044 9.58
Lincoln MKS 0 0 0.00 0 153 -100.00
Lincoln MKZ 1,886 2,043 -7.68 14,921 20,944 -28.76
Tesla Model 3 22,250 117 18,917.09 78,667 117 67,136.75
Tesla Model S 3,750 2,400 56.25 22,600 19,600 15.31
Ford Mustang 5,770 5,847 -1.32 61,619 62,196 -0.93
Mazda MX-5 Miata 756 846 -10.64 7,460 9,717 -23.23
Acura NSX 11 26 -57.69 122 355 -65.63
Kia Optima 10,976 9,982 9.96 79,845 84,704 -5.74
Porsche Panamera 651 835 -22.04 6,441 4,903 31.37
Volkswagen Passat 3,295 4,636 -28.93 33,527 50,630 -33.78
Toyota Prius Family 7,378 9,286 -20.55 68,925 83,320 -17.28
Infiniti Q50 2,075 3,336 -37.80 26,180 28,076 -6.75
Infiniti Q60 835 0 0.00 6,344 0 0.00
Infiniti Q70 374 550 -32.00 3,476 4,608 -24.57
Audi R8 109 41 165.85 682 642 6.23
Lexus RC 258 737 -64.99 2,593 5,023 -48.38
Buick Regal 919 702 30.91 11,007 8,990 22.44
Kia Rio 2,009 2,037 -1.37 17,291 11,952 44.67
Acura RLX 164 94 74.47 1,417 823 72.17
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 684 1,053 -35.04 10,334 10,673 -3.18
Nissan Sentra 16,795 19,128 -12.20 165,147 165,711 -0.34
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 134 261 -48.66 1,569 2,075 -24.39
Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class 125 195 -35.90 1,506 2,188 -31.17
Hyundai Sonata 7,735 9,889 -21.78 80,975 107,718 -24.83
Chevrolet Sonic 2,396 1,356 76.70 17,847 24,047 -25.78
Kia Soul 10,540 10,499 0.39 77,888 90,727 -14.15
Chevrolet Spark 2,312 2,009 15.08 16,944 13,836 22.46
Kia Stinger 1,375 0 0.00 12,999 0 0.00
Ford Taurus Family 2,199 2,927 -24.87 31,591 32,399 -2.49
Acura TLX 2,064 2,543 -18.84 22,917 26,513 -13.56
Audi TT 66 157 -57.96 1,204 1,706 -29.43
Hyundai Veloster 746 685 8.91 7,936 10,526 -24.61
Nissan Versa 3,782 11,601 -67.40 58,083 82,817 -29.87
Dodge Viper 1 35 -97.14 15 552 -97.28
Chevrolet Volt 1,786 1,453 22.92 13,242 15,348 -13.72
Jaguar XE 245 836 -70.69 3,381 7,407 -54.35
Jaguar XF 148 568 -73.94 1,773 3,344 -46.98
Jaguar XJ 146 257 -43.19 1,287 2,067 -37.74
Cadillac XTS 1,349 1,300 3.77 12,665 10,923 15.95
Toyota Yaris Family 1,692 3,322 -49.07 23,066 36,640 -37.05
Model Month Month LY YTD YTD LY