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


Kia Soul, one of Kia's top selling vehicles in calendar year 2017

The Best Selling Cars in America – February 2019

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

Before we get into the analysis of the passenger car sales numbers, it’s important to note that Ford and GM brands are not represented in the table below due to the fact that both companies report sales quarterly.

With that said, The Toyota Corolla led the way in terms of overall sales with a significant nearly 16 percent increase for the month of February over this time last year. The Toyota Camry came in second place. It’s surprising that the Corolla sold just about as many models this month as Camry did this month last year.

Moving further down the list are the Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Nissan Sentra, and Nissan Altima. Of the models mentioned, only the Accord saw a sales increase for the month of February.

Other notable sales increases for cars from mainstream brands include the Volkswagen Jetta, Kia Optima, Kia Rio, Mitsubishi Mirage, and Hyundai Veloster. Also, several luxury cars saw significant sales increases well into the double digits.

Notable sales decreases for high selling cars include the Toyota Camry, Honda Civic, Nissan Altima, and Hyundai Elantra, though there were several more models that saw large sales decreases.

Overall, more models saw decreases in sales than saw increases. That reality echoed in the YTD sales numbers.


Best Selling Passenger Car Rankings

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.

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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.