March 2019 – The Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked


The GCBC Analysis

Cars in American weren’t exactly hot sellers in the month of March. When compared to March of last year, more models saw sales decreases than saw increases, and the segment was down about 67,600 units overall.

The Toyota Camry led the way in terms of overall sales volume, though its sales were down compared to this time last year. Of the top 10 cars in terms of volume, four of them saw sales decreases. Those sales decreases were generally more dramatic than the sales increases.

The situation in the top ten cars in the segment is mirrored by the rest of the segment. There are many more models that saw sales decreases than sales increase and the decreases were more significant than the sales increases.

The YTD numbers followed a similar trend. There’s a mixed bag of results with more models seeing decreases than increases in sales. The segment for the year so far is down more than 150,000 units. This information would support the narrative that fewer people are buying cars these days.


Best Selling Car Rankings

All Car Sales Figures – This Month

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Fiat 124 Spider 214 325 -34.15 513 731 -29.82
BMW 2-Series 746 1,179 -36.73 2,062 2,768 -25.51
Chrysler 200 8 189 -95.77 26 659 -96.05
Mazda 3 6,009 7,760 -22.56 15,215 19,655 -22.59
BMW 3-Series 4,620 4,845 -4.64 8,225 13,651 -39.75
Chrysler 300 3,704 6,223 -40.48 8,290 12,992 -36.19
Nissan 370Z 263 447 -41.16 647 983 -34.18
BMW 4-Series 1,875 3,230 -41.95 7,402 6,939 6.67
Alfa Romeo 4C 18 22 -18.18 41 54 -24.07
BMW 5-Series 3,690 4,397 -16.08 10,345 10,038 3.06
Fiat 500 310 439 -29.38 778 1,309 -40.57
Fiat 500L 61 173 -64.74 168 395 -57.47
Mazda 6 3,396 3,734 -9.05 6,921 7,532 -8.11
BMW 6-Series 149 471 -68.37 625 1,030 -39.32
Volvo 60-Series 1,501 1,156 29.84 3,959 3,153 25.56
BMW 7-Series 988 823 20.05 2,293 1,800 27.39
Porsche 718 239 489 -51.12 665 1,352 -50.81
BMW 8-Series 364 0 0.00 601 0 0.00
Toyota 86 / FR-S 320 491 -34.83 807 1,169 -30.97
Volvo 90-Series 346 1,131 -69.41 1,227 2,659 -53.85
Porsche 911 803 883 -9.06 2,894 2,511 15.25
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 890 0 0.00 890 0 0.00
Audi A3 1,182 1,823 -35.16 2,669 4,476 -40.37
Audi A4 2,652 3,296 -19.54 5,779 7,651 -24.47
Audi A5 2,224 2,587 -14.03 5,478 6,074 -9.81
Audi A6 1,963 1,171 67.63 5,358 2,764 93.85
Audi A7 672 367 83.11 1,766 843 109.49
Audi A8 261 135 93.33 787 371 112.13
Hyundai Accent 3,166 2,909 8.83 6,781 7,418 -8.59
Honda Accord 25,371 24,171 4.96 64,411 61,601 4.56
Nissan Altima 23,075 23,518 -1.88 51,480 63,406 -18.81
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 427 114 274.56 644 381 69.03
Cadillac ATS 185 1,419 -86.96 522 3,962 -86.82
Toyota Avalon 2,855 4,068 -29.82 6,619 10,576 -37.41
Volkswagen Beetle 2,027 1,759 15.24 4,455 3,878 14.88
Chevrolet Bolt 1,533 1,774 -13.59 4,316 4,375 -1.35
Subaru BRZ 318 369 -13.82 819 874 -6.29
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 5,514 4,984 10.63 15,002 13,350 12.37
Ford C-Max 6 995 -99.40 28 2,789 -99.00
Kia Cadenza 147 767 -80.83 411 2,179 -81.14
Chevrolet Camaro 4,293 5,245 -18.15 12,084 11,792 2.48
Toyota Camry 33,615 35,264 -4.68 81,684 90,767 -10.01
Buick Cascada 265 417 -36.45 746 918 -18.74
Volkswagen CC 9 57 -84.21 22 152 -85.53
Dodge Challenger 6,562 8,150 -19.48 13,431 17,648 -23.90
Dodge Charger 8,858 8,504 4.16 20,615 21,265 -3.06
Honda Civic 33,653 32,584 3.28 78,185 82,149 -4.83
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 1,366 1,949 -29.91 5,210 5,455 -4.49
Honda Clarity FCV 1,416 1,230 15.12 3,968 3,317 19.63
Lincoln Continental 481 832 -42.19 1,355 2,405 -43.66
Mini Cooper 2,442 2,459 -0.69 5,709 5,619 1.60
Toyota Corolla 24,479 31,392 -22.02 78,608 77,820 1.01
Chevrolet Corvette 1,401 2,101 -33.32 3,943 4,457 -11.53
Chevrolet Cruze 8,282 16,122 -48.63 23,311 39,855 -41.51
Cadillac CT6 777 994 -21.83 2,188 2,467 -11.31
Cadillac CTS 863 894 -3.47 2,429 2,442 -0.53
Dodge Dart 2 87 -97.70 8 252 -96.83
Mercedes-Benz E / CLS-Class 3,712 4,024 -7.75 10,394 12,435 -16.41
Hyundai Elantra 15,866 17,323 -8.41 36,112 47,064 -23.27
Lexus ES 4,922 3,938 24.99 11,390 9,263 22.96
Jaguar F-Type 176 207 -14.98 738 741 -0.40
Ford Fiesta 5,664 4,964 14.10 15,943 12,298 29.64
Honda Fit 3,238 4,250 -23.81 6,388 11,021 -42.04
Ford Focus 3,677 16,137 -77.21 10,349 35,746 -71.05
Kia Forte 8,466 9,381 -9.75 21,374 23,731 -9.93
Smart ForTwo 90 110 -18.18 231 321 -28.04
Ford Fusion 14,808 16,103 -8.04 41,683 43,176 -3.46
Genesis G70 817 0 0.00 2,232 0 0.00
Genesis G80 475 1,049 -54.72 1,481 3,378 -56.16
Genesis G90 159 337 -52.82 490 984 -50.20
Alfa Romeo Giulia 858 1,284 -33.18 2,035 3,085 -34.04
Volkswagen Golf 3,942 4,870 -19.06 7,786 12,012 -35.18
Lexus GS 394 754 -47.75 955 1,763 -45.83
Ford GT 30 15 100.00 85 40 112.50
Nissan GT-R 49 66 -25.76 93 135 -31.11
BMW i3 359 992 -63.81 964 1,997 -51.73
BMW i8 91 47 93.62 161 118 36.44
Acura ILX 1,289 912 41.34 3,141 2,472 27.06
Chevrolet Impala 4,710 7,581 -37.87 13,259 14,067 -5.74
Subaru Impreza 5,305 5,973 -11.18 13,779 16,454 -16.26
Subaru Impreza WRX 2,465 3,028 -18.59 6,203 7,191 -13.74
Honda Insight 2,151 0 0.00 5,500 0 0.00
Hyundai Ioniq 1,323 1,669 -20.73 3,310 3,798 -12.85
Lexus IS 1,694 2,312 -26.73 3,884 5,283 -26.48
Volkswagen Jetta 9,105 5,527 64.74 23,089 14,650 57.60
Kia K900 40 37 8.11 102 91 12.09
Buick LaCrosse 1,031 2,071 -50.22 2,902 7,066 -58.93
Mitsubishi Lancer 3 773 -99.61 3 2,062 -99.85
Lexus LC 141 218 -35.32 320 522 -38.70
Nissan Leaf 1,314 1,500 -12.40 2,685 2,545 5.50
Subaru Legacy 3,133 3,889 -19.44 8,219 10,496 -21.69
Lexus LS 457 1,008 -54.66 1,404 1,672 -16.03
Chevrolet Malibu 12,149 14,707 -17.39 34,197 34,150 0.14
Nissan Maxima 3,593 5,034 -28.63 10,554 13,754 -23.27
Mitsubishi Mirage 2,880 3,106 -7.28 6,242 5,532 12.83
Toyota Mirai 176 83 112.05 347 451 -23.06
Lincoln MKZ 1,523 1,803 -15.53 4,287 4,359 -1.65
Tesla Model 3 10,175 3,820 166.36 22,425 8,180 174.14
Tesla Model S 2,275 2,800 -18.75 3,950 8,400 -52.98
Ford Mustang 6,010 8,632 -30.38 16,917 19,164 -11.73
Mazda MX-5 Miata 727 876 -17.01 1,530 1,966 -22.18
Acura NSX 26 16 62.50 79 67 17.91
Kia Optima 9,603 8,010 19.89 22,668 19,610 15.59
Porsche Panamera 703 704 -0.14 1,698 1,916 -11.38
Volkswagen Passat 2,762 4,292 -35.65 7,758 9,762 -20.53
Toyota Prius Family 5,410 8,222 -34.20 12,058 22,235 -45.77
Infiniti Q50 3,785 5,085 -25.57 8,264 11,701 -29.37
Infiniti Q60 571 1,136 -49.74 1,304 1,991 -34.51
Infiniti Q70 458 655 -30.08 962 1,491 -35.48
Audi R8 52 53 -1.89 149 88 69.32
Lexus RC 422 271 55.72 963 618 55.83
Buick Regal 1,211 822 47.32 3,408 3,708 -8.09
Kia Rio 2,414 2,147 12.44 5,844 5,025 16.30
Acura RLX 135 178 -24.16 381 463 -17.71
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1,204 1,627 -26.00 3,151 4,565 -30.97
Nissan Sentra 25,633 25,123 2.03 56,793 60,002 -5.35
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 184 227 -18.94 436 640 -31.88
Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class 234 224 4.46 509 586 -13.14
Hyundai Sonata 8,827 11,098 -20.46 21,520 23,825 -9.67
Chevrolet Sonic 1,584 3,934 -59.74 4,459 5,983 -25.47
Kia Soul 9,860 8,849 11.43 25,553 21,418 19.31
Chevrolet Spark 2,282 3,387 -32.62 6,423 6,945 -7.52
Kia Stinger 1,254 1,555 -19.36 3,227 3,920 -17.68
Ford Taurus 2,711 3,154 -14.05 7,630 9,517 -19.83
Acura TLX 3,141 4,014 -21.75 7,029 8,963 -21.58
Audi TT 122 186 -34.41 210 367 -42.78
Hyundai Veloster 2,055 1,445 42.21 3,891 3,040 27.99
Nissan Versa 10,933 10,921 0.11 24,992 25,365 -1.47
Chevrolet Volt 895 1,782 -49.78 2,520 3,478 -27.54
Jaguar XE 658 609 8.05 1,841 1,635 12.60
Jaguar XF 212 215 -1.40 586 580 1.03
Jaguar XJ 128 191 -32.98 409 613 -33.28
Cadillac XTS 1,327 1,735 -23.52 3,734 4,898 -23.76
Toyota Yaris 3,999 3,062 30.60 7,894 7,960 -0.83
BMW Z4 201 0 0.00 201 2 9,950.00
Model Month Month LY YTD YTD LY
∑ = 479,314 ∑ = 541,053 ∑ = 1,193,092 ∑ = 1,333,738

All Car Sales by Quarter

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 the end of each quarter.