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


The GCBC Analysis

It’s important to note that Ford and GM’s sales numbers are not included in this report. FCA will join the companies in quarterly reporting soon. With that said, it’s clear that car sales for the month of April in 2019 didn’t fare too well. The segment was down about 16,000 units overall. 

As you can imagine, there were far more sales declines than increases. Of the top five models, only the Honda Civic manages to sneak out of the month with a sales increase and that was only by 0.13 percent.

Once you get past those top five models in terms of sales volume, though, there’s a run of models that sold well. They include the Nissan Altima, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Soul, Tesla Model 3, Nissan Versa, Kia Optima, and VW Jetta. Many of those models saw significant sales increases, too. After that run, though, it’s mostly bad news. 

The same could be said for the YTD numbers which followed a similar trend. So far this year, the segment was down roughly 94,000 units. This indicates that buyers continue to fade away from the car market and are turning instead to trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. 


Best Selling Car Rankings

All Car Sales Figures – This Month

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Fiat 124 Spider 329 337 -2.37 842 1,068 -21.16
BMW 2-Series 581 879 -33.90 2,643 3,647 -27.53
Chrysler 200 3 95 -96.84 29 754 -96.15
Mazda 3 4,351 4,725 -7.92 19,566 24,380 -19.75
BMW 3-Series 3,642 3,550 2.59 11,867 17,201 -31.01
Chrysler 300 1,998 3,913 -48.94 10,288 16,905 -39.14
Nissan 370Z 177 260 -31.92 824 1,243 -33.71
BMW 4-Series 1,214 2,473 -50.91 8,616 9,412 -8.46
Alfa Romeo 4C 27 22 22.73 68 76 -10.53
BMW 5-Series 2,857 3,056 -6.51 13,202 13,094 0.82
Fiat 500 273 335 -18.51 1,051 1,644 -36.07
Fiat 500L 72 168 -57.14 240 563 -57.37
Mazda 6 2,340 2,909 -19.56 9,261 10,441 -11.30
BMW 6-Series 96 398 -75.88 721 1,428 -49.51
Volvo 60-Series 1,259 1,392 -9.55 5,218 4,545 14.81
BMW 7-Series 567 546 3.85 2,860 2,346 21.91
Porsche 718 612 604 1.32 1,277 1,956 -34.71
BMW 8-Series 275 0 0.00 876 0 0.00
Toyota 86 / FR-S 268 337 -20.47 1,075 1,506 -28.62
Volvo 90-Series 333 763 -56.36 1,560 3,422 -54.41
Porsche 911 655 940 -30.32 3,549 3,451 2.84
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 804 0 0.00 1,694 0 0.00
Audi A3 681 1,593 -57.25 3,350 6,069 -44.80
Audi A4 1,860 3,126 -40.50 7,639 10,777 -29.12
Audi A5 1,685 2,169 -22.31 7,163 8,243 -13.10
Audi A6 1,374 1,172 17.24 6,732 3,936 71.04
Audi A7 441 280 57.50 2,207 1,123 96.53
Audi A8 187 83 125.30 974 454 114.54
Hyundai Accent 2,834 2,816 0.64 9,615 10,234 -6.05
Honda Accord 19,239 21,751 -11.55 83,650 83,352 0.36
Nissan Altima 16,531 10,400 58.95 68,011 73,806 -7.85
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 340 178 91.01 984 559 76.03
Volkswagen Arteon 78 0 0.00 78 0 0.00
Toyota Avalon 2,372 3,254 -27.11 8,991 13,830 -34.99
Mercedes-Benz B-Class 1 7 -85.71 4 129 -96.90
Volkswagen Beetle 1,566 1,469 6.60 6,021 5,347 12.61
Subaru BRZ 287 412 -30.34 1,106 1,286 -14.00
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4,054 5,148 -21.25 19,056 18,498 3.02
Kia Cadenza 117 510 -77.06 528 2,689 -80.36
Toyota Camry 29,227 29,848 -2.08 110,911 120,615 -8.05
Volkswagen CC 5 44 -88.64 27 196 -86.22
Dodge Challenger 4,422 5,892 -24.95 17,853 23,540 -24.16
Dodge Charger 6,101 6,632 -8.01 26,716 27,897 -4.23
Honda Civic 28,436 28,399 0.13 106,621 110,548 -3.55
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 986 1,910 -48.38 6,196 7,365 -15.87
Honda Clarity FCV 1,079 1,212 -10.97 5,047 4,529 11.44
Mini Cooper 1,741 2,350 -25.91 7,450 7,969 -6.51
Toyota Corolla 19,679 25,896 -24.01 98,287 103,716 -5.23
Honda CR-Z 1 5 -80.00 2 22 -90.91
Dodge Dart 2 26 -92.31 10 278 -96.40
Mercedes-Benz E / CLS-Class 3,372 3,945 -14.52 13,766 16,380 -15.96
Hyundai Elantra 16,586 14,044 18.10 52,698 61,108 -13.76
Lexus ES 3,499 3,218 8.73 14,889 12,481 19.29
Jaguar F-Type 177 148 19.59 915 889 2.92
Honda Fit 3,247 3,987 -18.56 9,635 15,008 -35.80
Kia Forte 7,336 9,199 -20.25 28,710 32,930 -12.82
Smart ForTwo 85 93 -8.60 316 414 -23.67
Genesis G70 844 0 0.00 3,076 0 0.00
Genesis G80 632 786 -19.59 2,113 4,164 -49.26
Genesis G90 129 242 -46.69 619 1,226 -49.51
Alfa Romeo Giulia 746 1,123 -33.57 2,781 4,208 -33.91
Volkswagen Golf 3,682 4,666 -21.09 11,468 16,678 -31.24
Lexus GS 301 651 -53.76 1,256 2,414 -47.97
Nissan GT-R 33 35 -5.71 126 170 -25.88
BMW i3 331 506 -34.58 1,295 2,503 -48.26
BMW i8 87 57 52.63 248 175 41.71
Acura ILX 1,152 1,012 13.83 4,293 3,484 23.22
Subaru Impreza 4,819 5,833 -17.38 18,598 22,287 -16.55
Subaru Impreza WRX 2,197 2,663 -17.50 8,400 9,854 -14.76
Honda Insight 2,028 0 0.00 7,528 0 0.00
Hyundai Ioniq 1,211 1,789 -32.31 4,521 5,587 -19.08
Lexus IS 1,385 1,816 -23.73 5,269 7,099 -25.78
Volkswagen Jetta 7,745 4,302 80.03 30,834 18,952 62.70
Kia K900 43 40 7.50 145 131 10.69
Lexus LC 122 179 -31.84 442 701 -36.95
Nissan Leaf 951 1,171 -18.79 3,636 3,716 -2.15
Subaru Legacy 2,991 4,234 -29.36 11,210 14,730 -23.90
Lexus LS 474 999 -52.55 1,878 2,671 -29.69
Nissan Maxima 2,009 2,100 -4.33 12,563 15,854 -20.76
Mitsubishi Mirage 2,004 2,069 -3.14 8,246 7,601 8.49
Toyota Mirai 202 76 165.79 549 527 4.17
Tesla Model 3 10,050 3,875 159.35 32,475 12,055 169.39
Tesla Model S 825 1,250 -34.00 4,775 9,650 -50.52
Mazda MX-5 Miata 782 837 -6.57 2,312 2,803 -17.52
Acura NSX 23 5 360.00 102 72 41.67
Kia Optima 8,411 8,276 1.63 31,079 27,886 11.45
Porsche Panamera 992 1,098 -9.65 2,690 3,014 -10.75
Volkswagen Passat 1,607 4,044 -60.26 9,365 13,806 -32.17
Toyota Prius Family 4,799 7,420 -35.32 16,857 29,655 -43.16
Infiniti Q50 2,174 1,880 15.64 10,438 13,581 -23.14
Infiniti Q60 425 650 -34.62 1,729 2,641 -34.53
Infiniti Q70 345 272 26.84 1,307 1,763 -25.87
Audi R8 30 138 -78.26 179 226 -20.80
Lexus RC 353 369 -4.34 1,316 987 33.33
Kia Rio 2,082 1,964 6.01 7,926 6,989 13.41
Acura RLX 151 171 -11.70 532 634 -16.09
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 958 1,535 -37.59 4,109 6,100 -32.64
Nissan Sentra 13,051 16,999 -23.22 69,844 77,001 -9.29
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 193 202 -4.46 629 842 -25.30
Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class 303 197 53.81 812 783 3.70
Hyundai Sonata 8,634 9,616 -10.21 30,154 33,441 -9.83
Kia Soul 10,431 8,825 18.20 35,984 30,243 18.98
Kia Stinger 939 1,378 -31.86 4,166 5,298 -21.37
Acura TLX 2,096 2,914 -28.07 9,125 11,877 -23.17
Audi TT 114 167 -31.74 324 534 -39.33
Hyundai Veloster 1,554 924 68.18 5,445 3,964 37.36
Nissan Versa 6,710 5,998 11.87 31,702 31,363 1.08
Dodge Viper 1 2 -50.00 2 11 -81.82
Jaguar XE 217 299 -27.42 2,058 1,934 6.41
Jaguar XF 71 142 -50.00 657 722 -9.00
Jaguar XJ 93 100 -7.00 502 713 -29.59
Toyota Yaris 3,885 3,194 21.63 11,779 11,154 5.60
BMW Z4 271 0 0.00 472 2 23,500.00
Model Month Month LY YTD YTD LY
∑ = 321,049 ∑ = 340,008 ∑ = 1,295,425 ∑ = 1,391,775

All Car Sales by Quarter

Important note: Both Ford, GM and FCA have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Lincoln, Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Dodge and Ram until the end of each quarter.