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


United States Automotive Market: Brand and Corporation Sales Rankings for February 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

U.S. auto sales fared better in February of 2019 than they did in January. It’s important to note that Ford and GM sales numbers are not included in these reports. Both companies report sales in the U.S. quarterly now.

With that said, the leading brands and automakers saw drops in sales. When compared with this time last year. It was the same story for the top-selling brands and companies for the year-to-date numbers.

Toyota led the way in terms of overall sales volume beating its nearest competitor by around 50,000 units in the month of February. Honda and Nissan were neck and neck for second, with Nissan sneaking away with the second place spot for the month by fewer than 1,000 sales.

Notable sales increases over this time last year for brands include Ram, Jaguar, Volvo, and Land Rover and Acura. All of them saw double-digit increases in sales, though some were far more dramatic than others.

On the sale decrease side of things for the month of February, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Infiniti, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and Smart all saw double-digit sales decreases.

As far as companies go, Toyota led the way followed by FCA. Then came Nissan and Honda. All of the top four companies saw sales decreases, though most were small drops.

Nissan saw the second largest drop of any company with a decrease of over 10 percent. Daimler saw the largest drop of any company with a decrease of over 12 percent. Jaguar Land Rover saw an increase of nearly 29 percent.

As far as the year-to-date numbers go, it was more of the same with minor changes in percentages. One notable change was Honda. It managed to squeak out a sales increase.

It is important to mention again than Ford and GM numbers are not included here. Judging by last year’s sales numbers, both companies would have placed somewhere in the top half of both tables.


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 12,213 10,969 11.34 21,977 19,877 10.56 0.76 0.13
Alfa Romeo 1,362 1,568 -13.14 2,512 3,216 -21.89 0.08 0.01
Audi 13,560 15,451 -12.24 27,813 29,707 -6.38 0.84 0.16
BMW 23,558 23,508 0.21 41,660 42,524 -2.03 1.47 0.24
Buick 16,378 16,322 0.34 33,439 29,970 11.57 1.02 0.19
Cadillac 11,367 12,338 -7.87 23,208 21,395 8.47 0.71 0.13
Chevrolet 142,654 149,605 -4.65 291,256 291,552 -0.10 8.88 1.69
Chrysler 10,368 16,150 -35.80 19,422 26,734 -27.35 0.65 0.11
Dodge 37,073 40,187 -7.75 64,150 67,787 -5.37 2.31 0.37
Fiat 616 1,241 -50.36 1,367 2,470 -44.66 0.04 0.01
Ford 177,467 187,362 -5.28 358,233 341,363 4.94 11.05 2.08
Genesis 1,528 1,363 12.11 2,752 2,976 -7.53 0.10 0.02
GMC 39,656 42,640 -7.00 80,965 75,698 6.96 2.47 0.47
Honda 102,926 104,588 -1.59 199,301 200,222 -0.46 6.41 1.16
Hyundai 45,612 44,732 1.97 86,408 84,362 2.43 2.84 0.50
Infiniti 10,607 12,820 -17.26 20,909 23,455 -10.85 0.66 0.12
Jaguar 3,465 2,185 58.58 6,543 4,809 36.06 0.22 0.04
Jeep 67,075 70,020 -4.21 125,476 129,723 -3.27 4.18 0.73
Kia 43,406 40,672 6.72 80,782 76,300 5.87 2.70 0.47
Land Rover 8,151 6,828 19.38 15,536 13,274 17.04 0.51 0.09
Lexus 20,122 19,265 4.45 37,542 37,179 0.98 1.25 0.22
Lincoln 7,886 6,700 17.70 16,002 13,110 22.06 0.49 0.09
Mazda 23,852 25,731 -7.30 43,897 50,693 -13.41 1.49 0.25
Mercedes-Benz 24,389 27,788 -12.23 48,110 55,286 -12.98 1.52 0.28
Mini 2,679 3,065 -12.59 5,136 6,002 -14.43 0.17 0.03
Mitsubishi 13,760 12,973 6.07 22,471 21,453 4.75 0.86 0.13
Nissan 103,735 117,110 -11.42 194,174 230,013 -15.58 6.46 1.13
Porsche 4,826 4,830 -0.08 10,245 10,063 1.81 0.30 0.06
Ram 45,542 36,737 23.97 85,191 68,776 23.87 2.84 0.49
Smart 58 106 -45.28 141 211 -33.18 0.00 0.00
Subaru 49,081 47,249 3.88 95,153 91,606 3.87 3.06 0.55
Tesla 7,650 7,485 2.20 15,975 14,360 11.25 0.48 0.09
Toyota 152,626 166,099 -8.11 291,227 315,241 -7.62 9.50 1.69
Volkswagen 25,706 26,660 -3.58 48,780 51,404 -5.10 1.60 0.28
Volvo 6,635 6,283 5.60 12,489 11,843 5.45 0.41 0.07
∑ = 1,257,589 ∑ = 2,430,242

*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 26,237 26,573 -1.26 46,796 48,526 -3.57 1.63 0.27
Daimler 24,447 27,894 -12.36 48,251 55,497 -13.06 1.52 0.28
FCA 162,036 166,834 -2.88 298,118 300,534 -0.80 10.09 1.73
Ford Motor Company 185,353 194,062 -4.49 374,235 354,473 5.58 11.54 2.17
General Motors 210,055 220,905 -4.91 428,868 418,615 2.45 13.08 2.49
Honda Motor Company 115,139 115,557 -0.36 221,278 220,099 0.54 7.17 1.28
Hyundai Kia Auto Group 90,546 86,767 4.36 169,942 163,638 3.85 5.64 0.99
Jaguar Land Rover 11,616 9,013 28.88 22,079 18,083 22.10 0.72 0.13
Mazda 23,852 25,731 -7.30 43,897 50,693 -13.41 1.49 0.25
Nissan Motor Co 128,102 142,903 -10.36 237,554 274,921 -13.59 7.98 1.38
Subaru Corporation 49,081 47,249 3.88 95,153 91,606 3.87 3.06 0.55
Tesla 7,650 7,485 2.20 15,975 14,360 11.25 0.48 0.09
Toyota Motor Corp 172,748 185,364 -6.81 328,769 352,420 -6.71 10.76 1.91
Volkswagen Group 44,092 46,941 -6.07 86,838 91,249 -4.83 2.75 0.50
Volvo 6,635 6,283 5.60 12,489 11,843 5.45 0.41 0.07
∑ = 1,257,589 ∑ = 2,430,242

*General Motors and Ford are 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.