January 2019 YTD U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Best-Selling Cars In America


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The Best Selling Cars in America – January 2019

Here you will find the YTD passenger car leaders in the United States for January 2019 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

Of the cars that rank in the top 10 in January 2019, only four models saw sales increases when compared to last year.

Toyota’s Corolla led the way in terms of overall sales volume thanks to a significant sales percentage increase over last year’s numbers. The real standout was the Volkswagen Jetta. While its volume wasn’t the highest, it saw a significant percentage increase of 51.73 percent.

The notable sales decreases in the top 10 sellers were the Nissan Sentra and Altima, with a 20.55 percent decrease and a 39.61 percent decrease respectively. Hyundai’s Elantra also saw a significant drop in sales of 29.07 percent.

Overall, there appears to be more sales decreases than increases for car sales in the first month of 2019. This is likely to continue as the year moves forward.


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Top Passenger Car Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table 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 160 183 -12.57 160 183 -12.57
BMW 2-Series 578 640 -9.69 578 640 -9.69
Chrysler 200 12 251 -95.22 12 251 -95.22
Mazda 3 4,596 5,825 -21.10 4,596 5,825 -21.10
BMW 3-Series 1,226 4,551 -73.06 1,226 4,551 -73.06
Chrysler 300 2,078 2,320 -10.43 2,078 2,320 -10.43
Nissan 370Z 173 224 -22.77 173 224 -22.77
BMW 4-Series 2,842 1,585 79.31 2,842 1,585 79.31
Alfa Romeo 4C 7 12 -41.67 7 12 -41.67
BMW 5-Series 3,679 2,456 49.80 3,679 2,456 49.80
Fiat 500 261 454 -42.51 261 454 -42.51
Fiat 500L 56 104 -46.15 56 104 -46.15
Mazda 6 1,619 1,552 4.32 1,619 1,552 4.32
BMW 6-Series 161 223 -27.80 161 223 -27.80
Volvo 60-Series 1,400 993 40.99 1,400 993 40.99
BMW 7-Series 454 362 25.41 454 362 25.41
Porsche 718 263 415 -36.63 263 415 -36.63
BMW 8-Series 99 0 0.00 99 0 0.00
Toyota 86 / FR-S 256 317 -19.24 256 317 -19.24
Volvo 90-Series 514 719 -28.51 514 719 -28.51
Porsche 911 1,101 853 29.07 1,101 853 29.07
Audi A3 664 1,143 -41.91 664 1,143 -41.91
Audi A4 1,691 2,024 -16.45 1,691 2,024 -16.45
Audi A5 1,651 1,599 3.25 1,651 1,599 3.25
Audi A6 1,889 751 151.53 1,889 751 151.53
Audi A7 620 208 198.08 620 208 198.08
Audi A8 284 112 153.57 284 112 153.57
Hyundai Accent 1,825 2,429 -24.87 1,825 2,429 -24.87
Honda Accord 18,786 17,677 6.27 18,786 17,677 6.27
Nissan Altima 12,189 20,185 -39.61 12,189 20,185 -39.61
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 83 129 -35.66 83 129 -35.66
Toyota Avalon 1,858 3,481 -46.62 1,858 3,481 -46.62
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 1 40 -97.50 1 40 -97.50
Volkswagen Beetle 971 1,112 -12.68 971 1,112 -12.68
Subaru BRZ 259 235 10.21 259 235 10.21
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4,676 4,419 5.82 4,676 4,419 5.82
Kia Cadenza 151 760 -80.13 151 760 -80.13
Toyota Camry 23,802 24,638 -3.39 23,802 24,638 -3.39
Volkswagen CC 9 49 -81.63 9 49 -81.63
Dodge Challenger 3,230 3,405 -5.14 3,230 3,405 -5.14
Dodge Charger 5,210 5,193 0.33 5,210 5,193 0.33
Honda Civic 21,553 23,749 -9.25 21,553 23,749 -9.25
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2,278 1,994 14.24 2,278 1,994 14.24
Honda Clarity FCV 1,271 853 49.00 1,271 853 49.00
Mini Cooper 1,586 1,452 9.23 1,586 1,452 9.23
Toyota Corolla 25,113 21,407 17.31 25,113 21,407 17.31
Dodge Dart 3 83 -96.39 3 83 -96.39
Mercedes-Benz E / CLS-Class 3,258 4,099 -20.52 3,258 4,099 -20.52
Hyundai Elantra 9,942 14,017 -29.07 9,942 14,017 -29.07
Lexus ES 3,144 2,640 19.09 3,144 2,640 19.09
Jaguar F-Type 282 310 -9.03 282 310 -9.03
Honda Fit 1,405 2,937 -52.16 1,405 2,937 -52.16
Kia Forte 5,955 6,688 -10.96 5,955 6,688 -10.96
Smart ForTwo 83 105 -20.95 83 105 -20.95
Genesis G70 596 0 0.00 596 0 0.00
Genesis G80 473 1,243 -61.95 473 1,243 -61.95
Genesis G90 155 370 -58.11 155 370 -58.11
Alfa Romeo Giulia 531 948 -43.99 531 948 -43.99
Volkswagen Golf 1,774 3,541 -49.90 1,774 3,541 -49.90
Lexus GS 298 475 -37.26 298 475 -37.26
Nissan GT-R 19 34 -44.12 19 34 -44.12
BMW i3 255 382 -33.25 255 382 -33.25
BMW i8 23 32 -28.13 23 32 -28.13
Acura ILX 805 656 22.71 805 656 22.71
Subaru Impreza 4,183 5,351 -21.83 4,183 5,351 -21.83
Subaru Impreza WRX 1,751 1,919 -8.75 1,751 1,919 -8.75
Honda Insight 1,762 0 0.00 1,762 0 0.00
Hyundai Ioniq 955 973 -1.85 955 973 -1.85
Lexus IS 1,075 1,447 -25.71 1,075 1,447 -25.71
Volkswagen Jetta 6,875 4,531 51.73 6,875 4,531 51.73
Kia K900 26 22 18.18 26 22 18.18
Lexus LC 90 176 -48.86 90 176 -48.86
Nissan Leaf 717 150 378.00 717 150 378.00
Subaru Legacy 2,403 3,288 -26.92 2,403 3,288 -26.92
Lexus LFA 3 0 0.00 3 0 0.00
Lexus LS 508 116 337.93 508 116 337.93
Nissan Maxima 3,457 4,333 -20.22 3,457 4,333 -20.22
Mitsubishi Mirage 1,570 1,103 42.34 1,570 1,103 42.34
Toyota Mirai 77 213 -63.85 77 213 -63.85
Tesla Model 3 6,500 1,875 246.67 6,500 1,875 246.67
Tesla Model S 875 2,800 -68.75 875 2,800 -68.75
Mazda MX-5 Miata 347 436 -20.41 347 436 -20.41
Acura NSX 31 34 -8.82 31 34 -8.82
Kia Optima 5,853 5,198 12.60 5,853 5,198 12.60
Porsche Panamera 487 610 -20.16 487 610 -20.16
Volkswagen Passat 2,899 2,434 19.10 2,899 2,434 19.10
Toyota Prius Family 2,987 6,943 -56.98 2,987 6,943 -56.98
Infiniti Q50 2,249 2,712 -17.07 2,249 2,712 -17.07
Infiniti Q60 406 0 0.00 406 0 0.00
Infiniti Q70 235 386 -39.12 235 386 -39.12
Audi R8 42 24 75.00 42 24 75.00
Lexus RC 262 161 62.73 262 161 62.73
Kia Rio 1,608 1,339 20.09 1,608 1,339 20.09
Acura RLX 119 134 -11.19 119 134 -11.19
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 886 1,569 -43.53 886 1,569 -43.53
Nissan Sentra 14,088 17,731 -20.55 14,088 17,731 -20.55
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 116 168 -30.95 116 168 -30.95
Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class 122 167 -26.95 122 167 -26.95
Hyundai Sonata 6,212 6,027 3.07 6,212 6,027 3.07
Kia Soul 7,101 5,938 19.59 7,101 5,938 19.59
Kia Stinger 939 1,021 -8.03 939 1,021 -8.03
Acura TLX 1,669 2,155 -22.55 1,669 2,155 -22.55
Audi TT 11 105 -89.52 11 105 -89.52
Hyundai Veloster 855 744 14.92 855 744 14.92
Nissan Versa 6,649 7,248 -8.26 6,649 7,248 -8.26
Dodge Viper 1 2 -50.00 1 2 -50.00
Jaguar XE 406 592 -31.42 406 592 -31.42
Jaguar XF 96 203 -52.71 96 203 -52.71
Jaguar XJ 172 231 -25.54 172 231 -25.54
Toyota Yaris 1,323 2,306 -42.63 1,323 2,306 -42.63
Model Month Month LY YTD YTD LY

Important note: Both Ford and GM have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge crossover sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford or Lincoln until April 2019.