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2022 US Auto Sales Figures – By Manufacturer (Automaker Rankings)

2022 U.S. Automotive Sales by Automaker – The Best-Selling Automotive Manufacturers By Sales Volume

The best-selling auto manufacturers in the United States in 2022 were General Motors, Toyota, Ford, Honda and Hyundai. These five manufacturers accounted for over 60% of all new car sales in the US in 2022. The overall US auto market in 2022 was still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, but it was still down from pre-pandemic levels. Total new car sales in 2022 were 13.9 million units, up 1% from 2021 but down 16% from 2019.

The best-selling auto manufacturers in the US in 2022 reflect the continued popularity of trucks and SUVs. General Motors, Ford, and Ram all sell popular trucks and SUVs, and Toyota has also become a major player in the SUV market. Honda is known for its reliable and fuel-efficient vehicles, and Hyundai has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its stylish and affordable vehicles.

2022 Best Selling Automakers in the U.S

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

2022 Automaker Market Share Dynamics in the U.S

This chart gives you a view of the year to date automotive sales volumes by manufacturer 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 manufacturer continue to make up a disproportionate amount of the market for new car sales.

2022 vs 2021 U.S Automaker Sales Comparison

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.

2022 Automaker U.S Sales Growth 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 manufacturer refers to their market share (i.e size). The bigger the circle the larger the manufacturer 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 manufacturer. The higher the manufacturer 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 manufacturer year to date.

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.