December 2018 – The Best-Selling Vehicles In America – Every Vehicle Ranked


December 2018 YTD U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings – The Best-Selling Vehicles In America

Here you will find the YTD Vehicle sales leaders in the United States for December 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 Vehicle sales Numbers

As we enter 2019, it becomes clear from the December and year-on-year sales stats that crossovers and SUVs control automotive sales momentum.

The Toyota Camry and Honda Civic are the two best-selling cars, but their numbers are down 11.17 percent and 13.66 percent respectively YTD.

Meanwhile, the Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, and Honda CR-V all saw sales increases YTD, with the RAV4 leading the way with a 4.8 percent increase and a final tally of 427,168 models sold. Other crossovers showed similar or more impressive increases, with many in double-digit percentage numbers.

While car sales are down, the market for sedans is still large. Toyota sold 343,439 Camrys in 2018 and 303,732 Corollas. The Honda Civic made 325,760 sales and the Accord managed 291.071 sales this year.

It’s safe to assume that car sales will still make up a significant portion of the market in 2019, but it will likely be smaller than years before.


est Selling Vehicle Rankings

All Vehicle Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table shows the top vehicle 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 184 287 -35.89 3,515 4,478 -21.51
BMW 2-Series 718 1,188 -39.56 9,208 11,737 -21.55
Chrysler 200 6 332 -98.19 1,043 18,457 -94.35
Mazda 3 5,277 5,669 -6.91 64,638 75,018 -13.84
BMW 3-Series 3,184 5,556 -42.69 44,578 59,449 -25.01
Chrysler 300 3,483 5,726 -39.17 46,593 51,237 -9.06
Nissan 370Z 202 304 -33.55 3,468 4,614 -24.84
BMW 4-Series 1,916 3,411 -43.83 31,379 39,634 -20.83
Alfa Romeo 4C 10 26 -61.54 238 406 -41.38
Toyota 4Runner 13,309 11,954 11.34 139,694 128,296 8.88
BMW 5-Series 4,756 4,743 0.27 43,937 40,658 8.06
Fiat 500 418 667 -37.33 5,370 12,685 -57.67
Fiat 500L 39 111 -64.86 1,413 1,664 -15.08
Fiat 500X 336 673 -50.07 5,223 7,665 -31.86
Mazda 6 2,357 1,776 32.71 30,938 33,402 -7.38
BMW 6-Series 330 369 -10.57 3,762 3,355 12.13
Volvo 60-Series 302 1,338 -77.43 10,016 16,825 -40.47
BMW 7-Series 983 1,107 -11.20 8,271 9,276 -10.83
Porsche 718 237 301 -21.26 5,276 5,087 3.72
BMW 8-Series 223 0 0.00 223 0 0.00
Toyota 86 / FR-S 295 425 -30.59 4,133 6,846 -39.63
Volvo 90-Series 664 1,148 -42.16 7,952 11,090 -28.30
Porsche 911 789 773 2.07 9,783 8,970 9.06
Audi A3 792 2,024 -60.87 18,305 23,610 -22.47
Audi A4 1,881 3,916 -51.97 34,311 34,434 -0.36
Audi A5 1,746 2,958 -40.97 25,972 21,301 21.93
Audi A6 3,058 1,970 55.23 10,561 16,304 -35.22
Audi A7 1,095 453 141.72 3,852 4,810 -19.92
Audi A8 380 266 42.86 1,599 3,127 -48.86
GMC Acadia 8,485 10,837 -21.70 88,622 111,276 -20.36
Hyundai Accent 3,830 5,205 -26.42 29,090 58,955 -50.66
Honda Accord 28,627 22,115 29.45 291,071 322,655 -9.79
Nissan Altima 17,064 18,199 -6.24 209,146 254,996 -17.98
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 136 183 -25.68 1,525 1,609 -5.22
Nissan Armada 2,874 3,368 -14.67 32,650 35,667 -8.46
Subaru Ascent 7,733 0 0.00 36,211 0 0.00
Volkswagen Atlas 6,717 6,070 10.66 59,677 27,119 120.06
Cadillac ATS 281 1,093 -74.29 10,860 13,100 -17.10
Toyota Avalon 2,538 2,427 4.57 33,580 32,583 3.06
Hyundai Azera 2 141 -98.58 629 3,060 -79.44
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 1 111 -99.10 135 744 -81.85
Volkswagen Beetle 917 835 9.82 14,411 15,166 -4.98
Chevrolet Blazer 27 0 0.00 27 0 0.00
Chevrolet Bolt 2,098 3,227 -34.99 18,020 23,297 -22.65
Subaru BRZ 349 297 17.51 3,834 4,131 -7.19
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 6,799 6,500 4.60 54,829 77,446 -29.20
Toyota C-HR 4,297 3,866 11.15 49,642 25,755 92.75
Ford C-Max 16 1,416 -98.87 6,683 18,390 -63.66
Kia Cadenza 198 896 -77.90 4,507 7,249 -37.83
Chevrolet Camaro 3,760 3,802 -1.10 50,963 67,940 -24.99
Toyota Camry 29,093 43,331 -32.86 343,439 387,081 -11.27
GMC Canyon 2,775 3,467 -19.96 33,493 31,306 6.99
Ram Cargo Van 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00
Buick Cascada 251 408 -38.48 4,628 5,595 -17.28
Porsche Cayenne 1,383 940 47.13 11,106 13,203 -15.88
Volkswagen CC 11 54 -79.63 455 1,355 -66.42
Dodge Challenger 4,156 4,508 -7.81 66,716 64,537 3.38
Dodge Charger 7,293 6,830 6.78 80,226 88,351 -9.20
Jeep Cherokee 20,800 19,358 7.45 239,437 169,882 40.94
Honda Civic 26,384 31,406 -15.99 325,760 377,286 -13.66
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 1,708 2,279 -25.05 26,269 20,669 27.09
Honda Clarity FCV 2,857 1,425 100.49 20,174 2,455 721.75
Chevrolet Colorado 10,131 9,626 5.25 134,842 112,996 19.33
Jeep Compass 12,745 8,743 45.77 171,167 83,253 105.60
Lincoln Continental 1,170 1,216 -3.78 8,758 12,012 -27.09
Mini Cooper 1,619 3,070 -47.26 26,119 32,239 -18.98
Toyota Corolla 25,439 19,969 27.39 303,732 329,196 -7.74
Chevrolet Corvette 1,320 2,278 -42.05 18,789 25,079 -25.08
Mini Countryman 1,178 1,541 -23.56 17,565 14,863 18.18
Honda CR-V 42,079 37,002 13.72 379,021 378,600 0.11
Honda CR-Z 1 0 0.00 30 0 0.00
Subaru CrossTrek 11,295 12,302 -8.19 144,384 110,138 31.09
Chevrolet Cruze 11,128 13,406 -16.99 142,618 184,751 -22.81
Cadillac CT6 810 841 -3.69 9,669 10,542 -8.28
Cadillac CTS 825 805 2.48 11,220 10,344 8.47
Mazda CX-3 1,144 1,582 -27.69 16,899 16,355 3.33
Mazda CX-5 13,741 14,097 -2.53 150,622 127,563 18.08
Mazda CX-9 2,840 3,276 -13.31 28,257 25,828 9.40
Dodge Dart 2 139 -98.56 389 10,082 -96.14
Land Rover Discovery / LR4 1,037 1,038 -0.10 9,842 6,398 53.83
Land Rover Discovery Sport 1,512 1,466 3.14 12,035 14,187 -15.17
Dodge Durango 5,997 5,547 8.11 65,947 68,761 -4.09
Mercedes-Benz E / CLS-Class 5,042 5,385 -6.37 46,424 47,157 -1.55
Jaguar E-Pace 727 0 0.00 5,985 0 0.00
Ford E-Series 3,149 3,911 -19.48 47,936 53,304 -10.07
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1,597 0 0.00 9,485 0 0.00
Ford EcoSport 5,472 0 0.00 54,348 0 0.00
Ford Edge 15,133 13,660 10.78 134,122 142,603 -5.95
Hyundai Elantra 15,076 21,350 -29.39 200,415 198,210 1.11
Buick Enclave 4,869 5,326 -8.58 49,648 48,564 2.23
Buick Encore 7,876 8,052 -2.19 93,071 88,035 5.72
Buick Envision 2,544 6,056 -57.99 30,153 41,040 -26.53
Chevrolet Equinox 33,172 32,784 1.18 332,621 290,458 14.52
Lexus ES 5,385 5,047 6.70 48,482 51,398 -5.67
Cadillac Escalade 3,232 2,881 12.18 36,032 22,994 56.70
Ford Escape 20,147 26,253 -23.26 272,228 308,296 -11.70
Ford Expedition 6,253 5,458 14.57 54,661 51,883 5.35
Ford Explorer 22,293 28,566 -21.96 261,571 271,131 -3.53
Chevrolet Express 7,612 6,296 20.90 66,963 69,164 -3.18
Jaguar F-Pace 1,595 1,708 -6.62 12,997 19,238 -32.44
Ford F-Series 87,772 89,385 -1.80 909,330 896,764 1.40
Jaguar F-Type 197 391 -49.62 2,268 4,108 -44.79
Ford Fiesta 4,309 3,657 17.83 51,730 46,249 11.85
Honda Fit 768 3,434 -77.64 35,030 47,647 -26.48
Ford Flex 1,445 1,834 -21.21 20,308 22,389 -9.29
Ford Focus 3,661 11,237 -67.42 114,045 158,385 -28.00
Subaru Forester 17,642 17,441 1.15 171,613 177,563 -3.35
Kia Forte 7,709 7,922 -2.69 101,890 117,596 -13.36
Smart ForTwo 122 166 -26.51 1,276 3,071 -58.45
Nissan Frontier 7,492 5,880 27.41 79,646 74,360 7.11
Ford Fusion 16,052 17,444 -7.98 173,600 209,623 -17.18
Mercedes-Benz G-Class 445 471 -5.52 3,593 4,188 -14.21
Genesis G70 229 0 0.00 358 0 0.00
Genesis G80 305 1,542 -80.22 7,446 16,214 -54.08
Genesis G90 80 406 -80.30 2,136 4,398 -51.43
Alfa Romeo Giulia 873 1,011 -13.65 11,519 8,904 29.37
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2,397 2,580 -7.09 24,136 24,104 0.13
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 7,294 6,152 18.56 69,729 48,643 43.35
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 3,734 5,823 -35.87 46,010 54,595 -15.72
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 2,664 2,998 -11.14 21,973 32,248 -31.86
Volkswagen Golf 2,425 4,529 -46.46 42,271 68,978 -38.72
Dodge Grand Caravan 9,694 6,623 46.37 151,927 125,196 21.35
Jeep Grand Cherokee 20,429 23,622 -13.52 224,908 240,696 -6.56
Lexus GS 587 916 -35.92 6,604 7,773 -15.04
Ford GT 1 9 -88.89 126 89 41.57
Nissan GT-R 25 36 -30.56 538 578 -6.92
Lexus GX 3,322 3,325 -0.09 26,724 27,190 -1.71
Toyota Highlander 23,125 21,041 9.90 244,511 215,775 13.32
Honda HR-V 6,313 7,543 -16.31 85,494 93,764 -8.82
Jaguar I-Pace 223 0 0.00 393 0 0.00
BMW i3 356 672 -47.02 6,120 6,276 -2.49
BMW i8 97 80 21.25 772 488 58.20
Acura ILX 924 835 10.66 11,273 11,757 -4.12
Chevrolet Impala 4,256 8,201 -48.10 56,557 75,877 -25.46
Subaru Impreza 5,880 8,037 -26.84 76,400 86,043 -11.21
Subaru Impreza WRX 2,417 2,424 -0.29 28,730 31,358 -8.38
Honda Insight 2,235 0 0.00 12,513 3 417,000.00
Hyundai Ioniq 1,275 908 40.42 15,076 11,197 34.64
Lexus IS 2,193 2,777 -21.03 22,927 26,482 -13.42
Volkswagen Jetta 10,261 7,233 41.86 90,794 115,807 -21.60
Dodge Journey 5,383 4,227 27.35 94,096 89,470 5.17
Nissan Juke 5 245 -97.96 731 10,157 -92.80
Kia K900 55 35 57.14 354 455 -22.20
Nissan Kicks 5,704 0 0.00 23,312 0 0.00
Hyundai Kona 8,319 0 0.00 47,090 0 0.00
Buick LaCrosse 715 1,385 -48.38 15,527 20,161 -22.98
Toyota Land Cruiser 179 390 -54.10 3,235 3,100 4.35
Lexus LC 152 290 -47.59 1,979 1,731 14.33
Nissan Leaf 1,667 102 1,534.31 14,715 11,230 31.03
Subaru Legacy 3,374 4,593 -26.54 40,109 49,837 -19.52
Lexus LS 893 306 191.83 9,301 4,094 127.19
Lexus LX 212 744 -71.51 4,753 6,004 -20.84
Porsche Macan 1,345 1,444 -6.86 22,954 21,429 7.12
Chevrolet Malibu 12,522 16,628 -24.69 144,542 185,857 -22.23
Nissan Maxima 5,600 5,016 11.64 42,337 67,627 -37.40
Acura MDX 5,948 6,076 -2.11 51,512 54,886 -6.15
Mercedes-Benz Metris 978 984 -0.61 7,800 7,579 2.92
Mitsubishi Mirage 1,748 1,023 70.87 24,316 22,386 8.62
Toyota Mirai 232 296 -21.62 1,689 1,838 -8.11
Lincoln MKC 2,774 2,504 10.78 26,241 27,048 -2.98
Lincoln MKT 271 186 45.70 2,324 3,005 -22.66
Lincoln MKX/Nautilus 3,364 2,976 13.04 28,573 31,031 -7.92
Lincoln MKZ 1,874 2,293 -18.27 19,852 27,387 -27.51
Tesla Model 3 25,250 1,060 2,282.08 140,317 1,667 8,317.34
Tesla Model S 3,250 2,400 35.42 29,950 26,800 11.75
Tesla Model X 4,100 2,000 105.00 27,250 21,600 26.16
Nissan Murano 8,033 9,718 -17.34 83,547 76,732 8.88
Ford Mustang 4,392 7,714 -43.06 75,842 81,866 -7.36
Mazda MX-5 Miata 511 493 3.65 8,971 11,294 -20.57
Lincoln Navigator 2,073 1,444 43.56 17,839 10,523 69.52
Hyundai Nexo 8 0 0.00 8 0 0.00
Kia Niro 2,006 2,397 -16.31 28,232 27,237 3.65
Acura NSX 17 56 -69.64 170 581 -70.74
Nissan NV 2,013 1,638 22.89 16,902 17,858 -5.35
Nissan NV200 1,691 1,574 7.43 18,628 18,602 0.14
Lexus NX 8,764 7,410 18.27 62,079 59,341 4.61
Honda Odyssey 10,512 9,874 6.46 106,327 100,307 6.00
Kia Optima 7,809 7,081 10.28 101,603 107,493 -5.48
Subaru Outback 15,851 18,248 -13.14 178,854 188,886 -5.31
Mitsubishi Outlander 2,647 3,117 -15.08 37,952 35,409 7.18
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 431 0 0.00 3,866 0 0.00
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2,563 3,678 -30.32 36,867 33,160 11.18
Chrysler Pacifica 8,936 11,144 -19.81 118,322 118,274 0.04
Porsche Panamera 332 455 -27.03 8,114 6,731 20.55
Volkswagen Passat 3,116 3,015 3.35 41,401 60,722 -31.82
Nissan Pathfinder 6,799 6,053 12.32 67,550 81,065 -16.67
Jeep Patriot 9 240 -96.25 621 40,735 -98.48
Ram Pickup 60,155 44,907 33.95 536,980 500,723 7.24
Honda Pilot 15,698 18,602 -15.61 159,615 127,279 25.41
Toyota Prius Family 6,351 9,482 -33.02 87,590 108,661 -19.39
Ram ProMaster 5,857 3,352 74.73 46,600 40,483 15.11
Ram ProMaster City 2,183 1,617 35.00 13,788 15,584 -11.52
Audi Q3 620 2,367 -73.81 16,828 20,633 -18.44
Audi Q5 8,143 7,531 8.13 69,978 57,640 21.41
Infiniti Q50 3,690 5,583 -33.91 34,763 40,739 -14.67
Infiniti Q60 662 0 0.00 8,405 0 0.00
Audi Q7 4,030 4,838 -16.70 37,417 38,346 -2.42
Infiniti Q70 329 406 -18.97 4,479 5,772 -22.40
Audi Q8 925 0 0.00 2,029 0 0.00
Infiniti QX30 647 830 -22.05 8,101 14,093 -42.52
Infiniti QX50 3,329 1,785 86.50 25,389 16,857 50.61
Infiniti QX60 7,032 4,098 71.60 47,370 40,444 17.12
Infiniti QX70 4 292 -98.63 954 6,878 -86.13
Infiniti QX80 2,372 2,516 -5.72 19,207 17,881 7.42
Audi R8 79 56 41.07 927 772 20.08
Land Rover Range Rover 2,231 1,075 107.53 19,030 16,869 12.81
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 1,594 1,255 27.01 9,917 11,979 -17.21
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2,688 1,452 85.12 24,282 19,153 26.78
Land Rover Range Rover Velar 1,555 1,694 -8.21 17,037 5,740 196.81
Toyota RAV4 38,669 32,542 18.83 427,168 407,594 4.80
Lexus RC 341 686 -50.29 3,358 7,363 -54.39
Acura RDX 6,838 4,808 42.22 63,580 51,295 23.95
Buick Regal 1,050 1,005 4.48 14,117 11,559 22.13
Jeep Renegade 6,666 7,542 -11.61 97,062 103,434 -6.16
Honda Ridgeline 2,867 2,854 0.46 30,592 34,749 -11.96
Kia Rio 1,608 1,618 -0.62 22,975 16,760 37.08
Acura RLX 216 186 16.13 1,931 1,237 56.10
Nissan Rogue 42,523 40,172 5.85 412,110 403,465 2.14
Lexus RX 13,222 13,951 -5.23 111,636 108,307 3.07
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1,486 2,184 -31.96 14,978 15,888 -5.73
Hyundai Santa Fe 11,347 13,146 -13.68 117,038 133,171 -12.11
GMC Savana 981 1,954 -49.80 19,685 29,679 -33.67
Kia Sedona 1,126 1,329 -15.27 17,928 23,815 -24.72
Nissan Sentra 17,567 16,834 4.35 213,046 218,451 -2.47
Toyota Sequoia 1,131 1,152 -1.82 11,121 12,156 -8.51
Toyota Sienna 6,719 8,941 -24.85 87,672 111,489 -21.36
GMC Sierra 22,729 26,436 -14.02 224,554 217,943 3.03
Chevrolet Silverado 54,424 67,676 -19.58 585,582 585,864 -0.05
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 158 277 -42.96 2,126 2,940 -27.69
Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class 152 260 -41.54 1,993 2,860 -30.31
Hyundai Sonata 8,705 8,508 2.32 105,118 131,803 -20.25
Chevrolet Sonic 934 1,946 -52.00 20,613 30,290 -31.95
Kia Sorento 8,502 7,740 9.84 107,846 99,684 8.19
Kia Soul 10,128 7,610 33.09 104,709 115,712 -9.51
Chevrolet Spark 1,747 3,079 -43.26 23,603 22,589 4.49
Kia Sportage 6,998 5,585 25.30 82,823 72,824 13.73
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3,138 3,063 2.45 27,564 27,415 0.54
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 1,063 997 6.62 12,043 2,721 342.59
Kia Stinger 1,289 826 56.05 16,806 843 1,893.59
Chevrolet Suburban 5,132 5,788 -11.33 60,633 56,516 7.28
Toyota Tacoma 21,531 18,705 15.11 245,659 198,124 23.99
Chevrolet Tahoe 8,333 10,271 -18.87 104,152 98,961 5.25
Ford Taurus 3,475 3,394 2.39 40,341 41,236 -2.17
GMC Terrain 10,668 6,500 64.12 114,311 85,441 33.79
Volkswagen Tiguan 8,542 8,061 5.97 103,022 46,983 119.28
Nissan Titan 4,661 5,582 -16.50 50,459 52,924 -4.66
Acura TLX 2,831 3,101 -8.71 30,468 34,846 -12.56
Volkswagen Touareg 58 484 -88.02 2,022 3,545 -42.96
Ford Transit 11,348 12,380 -8.34 137,794 127,360 8.19
Ford Transit Connect 3,188 3,973 -19.76 31,923 34,473 -7.40
Chevrolet Traverse 13,350 12,313 8.42 146,264 123,506 18.43
Chevrolet Trax 7,556 6,563 15.13 89,917 79,289 13.40
Audi TT 16 237 -93.25 1,289 2,294 -43.81
Toyota Tundra 11,216 10,886 3.03 118,258 116,285 1.70
Hyundai Tuscon 15,384 11,633 32.24 153,792 114,735 34.04
Lexus UX 453 0 0.00 453 0 0.00
Hyundai Veloster 1,161 755 53.77 10,871 12,658 -14.12
Toyota Venza 8 0 0.00 9 12 -25.00
Nissan Versa 6,735 7,125 -5.47 75,809 106,772 -29.00
Dodge Viper 3 9 -66.67 19 585 -96.75
Chevrolet Volt 1,710 1,937 -11.72 18,306 20,349 -10.04
Jeep Wrangler 19,800 13,700 44.53 240,032 190,522 25.99
BMW X1 3,411 4,454 -23.42 29,057 30,826 -5.74
BMW X2 1,454 0 0.00 16,154 0 0.00
BMW X3 8,511 4,283 98.72 61,351 40,691 50.77
BMW X4 612 538 13.75 4,323 5,198 -16.83
BMW X5 7,323 6,847 6.95 45,013 50,815 -11.42
BMW X6 483 1,005 -51.94 6,862 6,780 1.21
Volvo XC40 1,316 0 0.00 12,349 0 0.00
Volvo XC60 3,387 2,421 39.90 32,689 22,516 45.18
Volvo XC90 3,157 4,771 -33.83 31,609 30,996 1.98
Jaguar XE 443 707 -37.34 4,704 9,278 -49.30
Jaguar XF 153 345 -55.65 2,208 4,541 -51.38
Jaguar XJ 124 263 -52.85 1,579 2,721 -41.97
Cadillac XT4 2,557 0 0.00 7,785 0 0.00
Cadillac XT5 4,586 6,888 -33.42 60,566 68,312 -11.34
Cadillac XTS 1,710 1,224 39.71 17,729 16,275 8.93
Toyota Yaris 1,252 2,111 -40.69 27,209 44,380 -38.69
GMC Yukon 8,565 8,531 0.40 74,678 49,183 51.84
Model Month Month LY YTD YTD LY

*GM sales figures are estimates as only quarterly totals are available.