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2021 U.S Large Car Sales Figures (With Rankings)

Sales Figures & Rankings for Large Cars Sold in the United States

2021 Best Selling Large Cars In the United States (All Models Ranked)

In 2021, the large passenger car market in the U.S. was smaller in comparison to other segments like SUVs, crossovers, and trucks, which had been seeing a surge in popularity for several years. However, large sedans still held appeal for those seeking spacious interiors, smooth rides, and a range of amenities. Similar to other sedan segments, large passenger cars faced competition from the growing SUV and crossover markets.

Many consumers were drawn to SUVs and crossovers due to their perceived advantages in terms of space, driving position, and versatility. Many of the remaining contenders in the large car segment positioned themselves as near-luxury or luxury offerings, with an emphasis on premium features, advanced tech, and comfort. As the 2020s progressed, several automakers opted to discontinue their large sedans or shifted focus towards more popular and profitable segments. This led to fewer choices in the large passenger car market.

One of the few remaining rear-wheel-drive large sedans in the non-luxury segment, the Dodge Charger was known for its performance-oriented trims, especially the V8-powered variants like the Scat Pack and Hellcat. Positioned above the Camry in Toyota’s lineup, the Toyota Avalon was known for its comfort, refined ride, and reliability. It also offered a hybrid variant.

Nissan’s flagship sedan, the Maxima blended sportiness with luxury features. It had a distinctive design and was positioned as a “four-door sports car.” Sharing its platform with the Dodge Charger, the Chrysler 300 leaned more toward luxury, with a bold design, rear-wheel drive, and available V8 engine.

Here Are The Most Popular Large Cars in the U.S for 2021

This data table looks at full year SUV sales volumes in the United States by model. We compare U.S market SUV model sales for the full year versus the full year last year.

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Chrysler 300 677 1,966 -65.56 16,662 16,473 1.15
Toyota Avalon 1,122 1,913 -41.35 18,280 18,421 -0.77
Dodge Charger 5,630 9,174 -38.63 78,388 77,426 1.24
Chevrolet Impala 3 396 -99.24 750 9,943 -92.46
Nissan Maxima 1,264 1,545 -18.19 16,386 18,141 -9.67
∑ = 8,696 ∑ = 14,994 ∑ = 130,466 ∑ = 140,404

2021 New Large Car Sales Data by Month in the U.S

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