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


The Best Selling Cars in America – December 2018

Here you will find the YTD passenger car 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 Passenger Car Numbers

Passenger cars took a hit in 2018. Buyers seem to prefer crossovers and SUVs instead of sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, and wagons.

Some notable declines include the two leaders of the pack: Toyota Camry and Honda Civic. Toyota’s Camry was down 32.86 percent for December 2018 compared to this time last year, and for the entire year, sales were down 11.27 percent. Honda Civic’s sales dropped by 15.99 percent in December and 13.66 percent YTD.

There were a few bright spots for passenger cars though. The Kia Rio may have seen a December sales drop of .62 percent, but for the YTD sales percentage, it was up by 37.8 percent. The Acura RLX, while not a huge seller, also saw favorable increases of 16.3 percent for December and 56.10 percent year on year.

Overall, there were a lot of sales decreases, but particular models seem to have to made progress.


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 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
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
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 12,176 16,825 -27.63
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 9,892 11,090 -10.80
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
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
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 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
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
Buick Cascada 251 408 -38.48 4,628 5,595 -17.28
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
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
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
Honda CR-Z 1 0 0.00 30 0 0.00
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
Dodge Dart 2 139 -98.56 389 10,082 -96.14
Mercedes-Benz E / CLS-Class 5,042 5,385 -6.37 46,424 51,312 -9.53
Hyundai Elantra 15,076 21,350 -29.39 200,415 198,210 1.11
Lexus ES 5,385 5,047 6.70 48,482 51,398 -5.67
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 Focus 3,661 11,237 -67.42 114,045 158,385 -28.00
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
Ford Fusion 16,052 17,444 -7.98 173,600 209,623 -17.18
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
Volkswagen Golf 2,425 4,529 -46.46 42,271 68,978 -38.72
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
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
Kia K900 55 35 57.14 354 455 -22.20
Buick LaCrosse 715 1,385 -48.38 15,527 20,161 -22.98
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
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
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 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
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
Acura NSX 17 56 -69.64 170 581 -70.74
Kia Optima 7,809 7,081 10.28 101,603 107,493 -5.48
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
Toyota Prius Family 6,351 9,482 -33.02 87,590 108,661 -19.39
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
Infiniti Q70 329 406 -18.97 4,479 5,772 -22.40
Audi R8 79 56 41.07 927 772 20.08
Lexus RC 341 686 -50.29 3,358 7,363 -54.39
Buick Regal 1,050 1,005 4.48 14,117 11,559 22.13
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
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1,486 2,184 -31.96 14,978 15,888 -5.73
Nissan Sentra 17,567 16,834 4.35 213,046 218,451 -2.47
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 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 Stinger 1,289 826 56.05 16,806 843 1,893.59
Ford Taurus 3,475 3,394 2.39 40,341 41,236 -2.17
Acura TLX 2,831 3,101 -8.71 30,468 34,846 -12.56
Audi TT 16 237 -93.25 1,289 2,294 -43.81
Hyundai Veloster 1,161 755 53.77 10,871 12,658 -14.12
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
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 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
Model Month Month LY YTD YTD LY