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GCBC’s Most Popular Auto Sales Figures In 2016

2016 Ford F150 XLT Sport SuperCrew red

GCBC readers flocked to the Ford F-Series’ sales tracking page more often than any other in 2016, while GCBC’s most popular review in 2016 also featured a member of the F-Series range.

The 2016 Ford F-150 EcoBoost 2.7L, in SuperCrew 4×4 XLT Sport trim, was the most read review on the site over the last twelve months. Two other pickup trucks ranked among the top ten.

U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – December 2016 & 2016 Year End

Month after month, however, GCBC continued to exhibit its status as a sales-oriented site, with brand results from the prior month (such as these November rankings) persistently ranking as the most popular page on the site. 

Traffic to GoodCarBadCar increased for a ninth consecutive year. 63% of GCBC readers come from the United States, another 17% from Canada. Google says 25% of readers are in the 25-34 demo; 60% between 18 and 44.

Automobile manufacturers will begin reporting their December 2016 and 2016 year end U.S. and Canadian auto sales figures on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. GoodCarBadCar will be updated throughout the day with brand results from every automaker. Later on Wednesday afternoon, December and year end U.S. best seller lists for cars and trucks and SUVs will be published, as well, followed by Canadian best seller lists that same night or the next evening.

As always, sales figures for all manufacturers, makes, and models will be updated in GCBC’s free searchable database of historical monthly and yearly sales data. For non-mobile users (or mobile users who have opted to view the full site by selecting that option at the bottom of the page), you can also select a vehicle, a brand, a manufacturer, or total industry figures in a dropdown menu near the top right of this page. The in-depth breakdown of December and 2016 new vehicle sales begins in earnest at the beginning of January.

As a point of reference, here’s the 2017 U.S. auto sales calendar.

This month, rather than highlighting one month’s results, we largely look at the whole year. For the sake of reviews and sales tracking pages, these are 2016’s ten most popular at GCBC. But we still have another list that showcases November’s most popular sales articles in December.

#10: Lexus RX
#9: Chevrolet Camaro
#8: Honda CR-V
#7: Mazda MX-5 Miata
#6: BMW 3-Series
#5: Ford Mustang
#4: Toyota Camry
#3: Honda Accord
#2: Honda Civic
#1: Ford F-Series

#10: 2015 Dodge Charger SXT Rallye AWD V6
#9: 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman 4×4 Quad Cab
#8: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Overland 4×4
#7: 2016 Honda Civic Touring Turbo
#6: 2015 Kia Forte SX-L Turbo
#5: 2016 Ford Edge Titanium V6 AWD
#4: 2016 Subaru WRX
#3: 2015 Ford Mustang V6
#2: 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 4×4 Crew Cab SLT 6.2L
#1: 2016 Ford F-150 XLT Sport EcoBoost 2.7L SuperCrew 4×4

#10: U.S. Minivan Sales By Model – November 2016 YTD
#9: U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – November 2016 YTD
#7: U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – November 2016 YTD
#7: Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America – November 2016
#6: U.S. Pickup Truck Sales Rankings By Model – November 2016
#5: Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – November 2016 YTD
#4: Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs/Crossovers In America – November 2016
#2: Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – November 2016
#2: U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – November 2016 YTD
#1: U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – November 2016 YTD

GCBC’s Most Popular Auto Sales Figures – October 2016
GCBC’s Most Popular Auto Sales Figures – September 2016
Complete Canadian Auto Sales Recap – November 2016
Complete U.S. Auto Sales Recap – November 2016