U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – January 2019 YTD


United States Automotive Market: Brand and Corporation Sales Rankings for January 2019

Here you will find the rankings of all the major automotive brands and corporations selling vehicles in the U.S market. Each month we compile the sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below. Note that the data trickles in throughout the day early in the month and we will update you in real time as we get the data.


Our Take Brand & Corporation Rankings

2019 got started with more of a fizzle than a bang for most automotive brands.

With that said, there were a few brands who had a strong January. Those include Ram, Tesla, Land Rover, and Jaguar. All four of them saw double-digit percentage increases for January over last year’s numbers.

On the other hand, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Chrysler, Mini, Genesis, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and Smart all saw double-digit pecentage decreases for the month when compared with last year.

Ford and General Motors brands report sales quarterly, so their numbers are not included here. It will be interesting to see how their brands fared.


US Automotive Brand Rankings – YTD

In this table we take year to date automotive sales and rank the top brands.We have also included market share numbers for the month and year to date to see relative results more easily.

Brand Month sold2 Change YTD sold4 YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
Acura 9,764 8,908 9.61 9,764 8,908 9.61 0.61 0.06
Alfa Romeo 1,150 1,648 -30.22 1,150 1,648 -30.22 0.07 0.01
Audi 14,253 14,256 -0.02 14,253 14,256 -0.02 0.89 0.08
BMW 18,102 19,016 -4.81 18,102 19,016 -4.81 1.13 0.10
Chrysler 9,054 10,584 -14.46 9,054 10,584 -14.46 0.56 0.05
Dodge 27,077 27,600 -1.89 27,077 27,600 -1.89 1.69 0.16
Fiat 751 1,229 -38.89 751 1,229 -38.89 0.05 0.00
Genesis 1,224 1,613 -24.12 1,224 1,613 -24.12 0.08 0.01
Honda 96,375 95,634 0.77 96,375 95,634 0.77 6.00 0.56
Hyundai 40,796 39,630 2.94 40,796 39,630 2.94 2.54 0.24
Infiniti 10,302 10,635 -3.13 10,302 10,635 -3.13 0.64 0.06
Jaguar 3,078 2,624 17.30 3,078 2,624 17.30 0.19 0.02
Jeep 58,401 59,703 -2.18 58,401 59,703 -2.18 3.64 0.34
Kia 37,376 35,628 4.91 37,376 35,628 4.91 2.33 0.22
Land Rover 7,385 6,446 14.57 7,385 6,446 14.57 0.46 0.04
Lexus 17,420 17,914 -2.76 17,420 17,914 -2.76 1.08 0.10
Mazda 20,045 24,962 -19.70 20,045 24,962 -19.70 1.25 0.12
Mercedes-Benz 23,721 31,597 -24.93 23,721 31,597 -24.93 1.48 0.14
Mini 2,457 2,937 -16.34 2,457 2,937 -16.34 0.15 0.01
Mitsubishi 8,711 8,480 2.72 8,711 8,480 2.72 0.54 0.05
Nissan 90,439 112,903 -19.90 90,439 112,903 -19.90 5.63 0.52
Porsche 5,419 5,233 3.55 5,419 5,233 3.55 0.34 0.03
Ram 39,649 32,039 23.75 39,649 32,039 23.75 2.47 0.23
Smart 83 105 -20.95 83 105 -20.95 0.01 0.00
Subaru 46,072 44,357 3.87 46,072 44,357 3.87 2.87 0.27
Tesla 8,325 6,875 21.09 8,325 6,875 21.09 0.52 0.05
Toyota 138,601 149,142 -7.07 138,601 149,142 -7.07 8.63 0.80
Volkswagen 23,074 24,744 -6.75 23,074 24,744 -6.75 1.44 0.13
Volvo 5,854 5,560 5.29 5,854 5,560 5.29 0.36 0.03
∑ = 764,958 ∑ = 764,958

*General Motors is now reporting quarterly. Figures displayed are the monthly average over the last 3 months.

** Estimates

Automaker Rankings – YTD

In this table we take year to date automotive sales and rank the top automakers. This is the corporation level results. We have also included market share numbers for the month and year to date to see relative results more easily.

Manufacturer Month sold2 Change YTD sold4 YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
BMW Group 20,559 21,953 -6.35 20,559 21,953 -6.35 1.28 0.12
Daimler 23,804 31,702 -24.91 23,804 31,702 -24.91 1.48 0.14
FCA 136,082 133,700 1.78 136,082 133,700 1.78 8.47 0.79
Honda Motor Company 106,139 104,542 1.53 106,139 104,542 1.53 6.61 0.62
Hyundai Kia Auto Group 79,396 76,871 3.28 79,396 76,871 3.28 4.94 0.46
Jaguar Land Rover 10,463 9,070 15.36 10,463 9,070 15.36 0.65 0.06
Mazda 20,045 24,962 -19.70 20,045 24,962 -19.70 1.25 0.12
Nissan Motor Co 109,452 132,018 -17.09 109,452 132,018 -17.09 6.82 0.63
Subaru Corporation 46,072 44,357 3.87 46,072 44,357 3.87 2.87 0.27
Tesla 8,325 6,875 21.09 8,325 6,875 21.09 0.52 0.05
Toyota Motor Corp 156,021 167,056 -6.61 156,021 167,056 -6.61 9.72 0.90
Volkswagen Group 42,746 44,308 -3.53 42,746 44,308 -3.53 2.66 0.25
Volvo 5,854 5,560 5.29 5,854 5,560 5.29 0.36 0.03
∑ = 764,958 ∑ = 764,958

*General Motors is now reporting quarterly.



Automotive Data Disclosures

Source: Automakers

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.


° Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram = FCA
† Industry total takes into account Automotive News figures/estimates for brands such as Tesla and other low-volume, high-priced manufacturers.