2020 US Vehicle Sales Figures By Brand

Comprehensive data tables and charts for automotive sales in the United States

Guide Contents
Last Month & YTD
Last Quarter Report
Every Month Report
Every Quarter Report
See All Top Level Reports

2020 US Auto Sales by Brand Analysis

Report Updated: With December 2020 and 2020 Year End Data on January 5th, 2020

Top Level U.S Reports: By Manufacturer / By Brand / By Model / Best Sellers

At this point, we have decided that monthly numbers no longer paint a proper picture of the overall market. Moving forward GCBC will be reporting overall market figures on a quarterly basis for all U.S. sales.

For those brands that continue to report on monthly basis (Subaru, Volvo, Mazda, Honda, Acura, Hyundai, Kia, Genesis, Mitsubishi, etc), we will still update individual model, brand and manufacturer pages on a monthly basis.

 


US Best Selling Automotive Brands Last Month

This data table looks at last month’s total automotive brand volumes in the United States by model. We compare U.S automotive brand sales for last month with the same month last year. We also include the year to date sales numbers and compare with the same year to date numbers from last year. With both monthly and YTD sales numbers we have a growth rate column so you can better gauge an individual automotive brands  sales success in the U.S market.

Brand Month LY Change YTD YTD Last Year YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
Acura 15,648 16,133 -3.01 136,982 157,385 -12.96 0.97 0.79
Alfa Romeo 2,349 1,629 44.20 18,585 18,294 1.59 0.15 0.11
Audi 24,102 25,850 -6.76 186,625 224,111 -16.73 1.50 1.08
BMW 38,074 35,746 6.51 280,297 324,825 -13.71 2.37 1.63
Buick 17,037 16,158 5.44 162,749 206,926 -21.35 1.06 0.94
Cadillac 16,544 13,380 23.65 129,495 156,250 -17.12 1.03 0.75
Chevrolet 200,864 164,022 22.46 1,730,033 1,942,039 -10.92 12.51 10.03
Chrysler 13,345 10,868 22.79 110,285 126,972 -13.14 0.83 0.64
Dodge 24,281 29,846 -18.65 267,326 422,888 -36.79 1.51 1.55
Fiat 284 573 -50.44 4,304 9,204 -53.24 0.02 0.02
Ford 195,380 186,160 4.95 1,929,195 2,284,425 -15.55 12.17 11.19
Genesis 3,110 2,225 39.78 16,384 21,237 -22.85 0.19 0.10
GMC 62,493 48,362 29.22 515,313 564,950 -8.79 3.89 2.99
Honda 120,819 120,433 0.32 1,199,805 1,450,985 -17.31 7.52 6.96
Hyundai 66,278 64,720 2.41 619,925 688,771 -10.00 4.13 3.60
Infiniti 7,897 11,243 -29.76 79,503 117,708 -32.46 0.49 0.46
Jaguar 2,121 3,265 -35.04 21,786 31,005 -29.73 0.13 0.13
Jeep 82,397 72,945 12.96 795,306 923,292 -13.86 5.13 4.61
Kia 53,764 50,504 6.45 586,005 614,613 -4.65 3.35 3.40
Land Rover 10,680 10,490 1.81 80,033 94,736 -15.52 0.67 0.46
Lexus 38,223 35,325 8.20 275,042 298,112 -7.74 2.38 1.60
Lincoln 12,571 10,984 14.45 105,405 112,107 -5.98 0.78 0.61
Mazda 31,308 26,491 18.18 279,076 278,550 0.19 1.95 1.62
Mercedes-Benz 36,746 35,279 4.16 324,708 352,129 -7.79 2.29 1.88
Mini 3,296 2,310 42.68 28,047 36,165 -22.45 0.21 0.16
Mitsubishi 5,694 9,915 -42.57 87,386 121,049 -27.81 0.35 0.51
Nissan 85,841 93,538 -8.23 837,762 1,227,973 -31.78 5.35 4.86
Porsche 6,771 4,733 43.06 57,286 61,568 -6.95 0.42 0.33
Ram 69,897 62,777 11.34 624,637 703,023 -11.15 4.35 3.62
Subaru 63,558 62,364 1.91 611,938 700,117 -12.59 3.96 3.55
Tesla 24,675 18,612 32.58 292,902 195,125 50.11 1.54 1.70
Toyota 211,378 172,047 22.86 1,837,898 2,085,206 -11.86 13.16 10.66
Volkswagen 36,289 27,877 30.18 323,634 363,322 -10.92 2.26 1.88
Volvo 14,244 12,360 15.24 110,130 108,227 1.76 0.89 0.64
∑ = 1,597,958 ∑ = 1,459,164 ∑ = 14,665,787 ∑ = 17,023,289

YTD Market Share Dynamics

This chart gives you a view of the year to date automotive sales volumes by brand and how they make up the U.S automotive market in terms of market share. You can see in this handy chart that the big brands continue to make up a disproportionate amount of the market for new car sales.

YTD This Year vs YTD Last Year

This chart simply takes each brand and compares their year to date sales with the year to date sales for the same time last year. Brands where the dark green bar is lower than the light green have seen declines in sales year on year whereas brands with a higher dark green bar and lower light green bar are seeing growth in volumes year on year.

YTD Automotive Brand Analysis

This chart might seem a little complicated at first but once you understand it is very helpful. First, the size of the area for each brand refers to their market share (i.e size). The bigger the circle the larger the brand in terms of sales volumes (YTD). The position of the circle in the chart along the left axis looks at the year to date growth of that brand. The higher the brand is on the chart, the more year to date growth it is seeing in sales volumes. Along the bottom axis you can see the total volumes shipped by that brand year to date.


US Quarterly Car Brand Sales Numbers

This data table looks at quarterly sales performance by automotive brand for the United States. It includes all major automotive brands sold in the U.S market. We compare last quarter’s U.S brand sales with the same brand sales for the same quarter last year. We also include a growth rate too so you can see which brands are growing and which ones are declining. The quarterly view of sales at the brand level often gives you a better picture of what is happening than monthly because it takes out some of the month to month noise.


US Automotive Brand Sales by Month

This sales data table looks at monthly sales performance for automotive brands in the United States on a month to month basis for the entire year so far. It includes all major brands sold in the U.S market and you can see that the monthly brand sales trends clearly. Seeing the individual brand sales performance in this way gives you a good sense of the momentum (good or bad).


US Automotive Brand Sales by Quarter

Like the monthly view of brand performance, the quarterly view is a broader, less volatile view. You can see automotive brands who are building momentum over several years and those who are declining over the same period. It is a little easier to see in this view and less volatile too because monthly ups and downs are smoothed out.


Automotive Data Disclosures

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.