2008 Dodge Dakota Red
Dodge Dakota, Ranked 230th In U.S. Sales Volume

America’s ten most popular vehicle lines are responsible for 23% of the 4.65 million new vehicles sold in the United States so far this year. Pickup trucks alone, the leader of which is America’s best-selling vehicle, accounted for 13% of all new vehicle sales in America in the first one-third of 2012. 16 different pickup truck nameplates have been on offer this year.

The least likely pickup truck purchase is, not surprisingly, the defunct Dodge Dakota. The dead Dakota ranked 230th in total volume in the first four months of 2012. Ram’s smaller truck ended 2011 ranked 161st.

Acura’s RL stands out as one of the worst-selling vehicles in America. The vehicles ranked beneath the $48,200 RL are either out of production or, like the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and Lexus LFA, not genuinely for sale in the United States. For every RL sold in the U.S. over the course of the first four months of 2012, 145 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedans, coupes, convertibles, and wagons were sold. Even last year, when the RL wasn’t fast approaching its replacement date, only 708 were sold in the early part of the year. Acura RL sales have fallen every year since 2005 when Honda’s upper-class division sold fewer than 18,000 units, or fewer sales than the number managed by the E-Class in the first four months of 2012.

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Mercedes-Benz’s GL-Class Is Outselling The GMC Yukon

Now for unique finishing orders. The Volkswagen Eos is one spot ahead of the Mazda MX-5 Miata, America’s 194th-best-selling vehicle. From position 47 to position 53, you won’t see anything other than U.S. badges. Cadillac’s two top-selling models are grouped together at 75th and 76th. Chevrolet’s Tahoe and Suburban rank 69th and 92nd, but then, slotted in ahead of the 123rd-ranked GMC Yukon (down 17% this year, incidentally) is the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (up 21% this year, incidentally). It seems quite likely that, at the same time America’s jumbo SUV market very gradually dies off, the appetite for premium jumbo SUVs will grow as the appetite for large sedans shrinks. America’s new vehicle market is up 10% this year: Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Land Rover, Jaguar, Maserati, and Bentley are all ascending at a faster rate.

The Nissan GT-R was able to find one more buyer than the Mercedes-Benz G-Class between January and April. The Jaguar XJ, ranked 202nd, outsold the Honda CR-Z. The Chevrolet Captiva Sport is three spots ahead of the 112th-ranked Volkswagen Tiguan. At this time last year, the Mazda 5 was sold more than twice as often as the Honda Ridgeline. Yet now, the Ridgeline is the 150th-best-selling vehicle in America; the Mazda 5 is one spot behind.

2011 Lexus LFA Blue front end
Lexus Has Sold 19 LFA Supercars
In The U.S. So Far This Year

We could go on, or you could use your Command+F function (Ctrl+F for non-Mac users) to search for vehicles. After the top 30, this list gets rather long and rather challenging to scan with the naked eye. You unfortunately won’t find the Ferrari 458 Italia or Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe on this list – companies of that nature don’t generally release model-specific sales data, or any sales data at all. 

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all models currently on sale in North America can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page. Scroll back through GoodCarBadCar’s April 2012 U.S. auto sales recap for a look at segment-by-segment breakdowns, or use the Best Sellers tab at the top of this page to find the specific list you’re looking for. What you will find below are 255 different vehicle nameplates ranked in order of U.S. sales volume from the first four months of 2012, GoodCarBadCar’s vital All Vehicle Rankings post for April.

Rank
Vehicle
April
2012 YTD
April
2011 YTD
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
191,280 172,062 + 11.2%
#2
Toyota Camry
142,225 107,264 + 32.6%
#3
Chevrolet Silverado
126,387 121,797 + 3.8%
#4
Nissan Altima
112,599 86,783 + 29.7%
#5
Honda Civic
101,592 91,745 + 10.7%
#6
Honda CR-V
98,214 79,116 + 24.1%
#7
Honda Accord
96,517 94,375 + 2.3%
#8
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
93,232 100,890 – 7.6%
#9
Dodge Ram
88,590 70,419 + 25.8%
#10
86,027 55,256 + 55.7%
#11
Ford Fusion
85,559 86,212 – 0.8%
#12
Ford Focus
85,468 54,336 + 57.3%
#13
Chevrolet Malibu
80,456 73,446 + 9.5%
#14
Hyundai Sonata
75,716 73,616 + 2.9%
#15
Ford Escape
75,590 77,193 – 2.1%
#16
Chevrolet Cruze
75,288 75,365 – 0.1%
#17
Chevrolet Equinox
69,859 60,297 + 15.9%
#18
Chevrolet Impala
65,342 70,612 – 7.5%
#19
Hyundai Elantra
61,237 63,303 – 3.3%
#20
Toyota RAV4
55,061 55,246 – 0.7%
#21
Volkswagen Jetta
54,424 57,976 – 6.1%
#22
Jeep Grand Cherokee
49,337 35,917 + 37.4%
#23
Nissan Rogue
48,862 43,456 + 12.4%
#24
Ford Explorer
47,731 42,083 + 13.4%
#25
GMC Sierra
47,270 44,468 + 6.3%
#26
Kia Optima
46,401 22,087 + 110%
#27
Dodge Grand Caravan
45,645 36,721 + 24.3%
#28
Chrysler 200
44,981 20,481 + 120%
#29
Nissan Versa
43,530 36,748 + 18.5%
#30
Ford Edge
43,428 40,805 + 6.4%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
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Rank
Vehicle
April
2012 YTD
April
2011 YTD
% Change
#31
Kia Soul
43,290 32,516 + 33.1%
#32
Toyota Tacoma
43,020 35,673 + 20.6%
#33
Mazda 3
42,218 34,143 + 23.7%
#34
Jeep Wrangler
41,956 31,938 + 31.4%
#35
Nissan Sentra
39,173 49,355 – 20.6%
#36
Chrysler Town & Country
38,507 32,769 + 17.5%
#37
Honda Odyssey
38,133 36,306 + 5.0%
#38
Kia Sorento
35,621 39,829 – 10.6%
#39
Subaru Outback
35,608 34,894 + 2.0%
#40
Toyota Highlander
35,408 34,850 + 1.6%
#41
Volkswagen Passat
34,635 217 + 15,861%
#42
Honda Pilot
34,168 34,023 + 0.4%
#43
BMW 3-Series
33,701 26,590 + 26.7%
#44
Toyota Sienna
33,651 37,060 – 9.2%
#45
Dodge Avenger
32,776 19,325 + 69.6%
#46
Subaru Impreza
32,072 15,737 + 104%
#47
Chevrolet Camaro
31,551 30,824 + 2.4%
#48
Dodge Charger
30,496 22,796 + 33.8%
#49
GMC Terrain
30,035 27,065 + 11.0%
#50
Chevrolet Traverse
29,443 36,034 – 18.3%
#51
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
28,298 12,859 + 120%
#52
Ford Mustang
27,934 23,599 + 18.4%
#53
Chrysler 300
27,729 8642 + 221%
#54
Toyota Tundra
27,653 28,926 – 4.4%
#55
Jeep Liberty
27,588 20,000 + 37.9%
#56
Kia Forte
25,557 26,702 – 4.3%
#57
Lexus RX
24,729 28,850 – 14.3%
#58
Hyundai Accent
24,644 18,877 + 30.6%
#59
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
24,531 20,425 + 20.1%
#60
Dodge Journey
24,066 18,778 + 28.2%
#61
GMC Acadia
23,236 26,600 – 12.6%
#62
Subaru Forester
22,540 26,483 – 14.9%
#63
Ford Taurus
22,110 20,732 + 6.6%
#64
Mazda 6
21,665 11,965 + 81.15
#65
Jeep Patriot
21,226 17,843 + 19.0%
#66
Nissan Maxima
20,934 17,682 + 18.4%
#67
Hyundai Santa Fe
20,853 20,163 + 3.4%
#68
Ford Fiesta
20,657 29,474 – 29.9%
#69
Chevrolet Tahoe
19,678 22,651 – 13.1%
#70
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
19,201 20,411 – 5.9%
#71
Infiniti G
18,278 20,680 – 11.6%
#72
Nissan Frontier
18,254 14,336 + 27.3%
#73
Nissan Murano
18,152 17,843 + 1.7%
#74
Buick LaCrosse
18,023 18,588 – 3.0%
#75
Cadillac SRX
17,290 18,339 – 5.7%
#76
Cadillac CTS
16,276 18,519 – 12.1%
#77
BMW 5-Series
16,275 16,721 – 2.7%
#78
Buick Enclave
15,950 19,675 – 18.9%
#79
Ford Ranger
15,919 17,831 – 10.7%
#80
Subaru Legacy
15,916 14,195 + 12.1%
#81
Honda Fit
15,827 23,585 – 32.9%
#82
Hyundai Tucson
14,958 14,768 + 1.3%
#83
Kia Rio
14,709 7460 + 97.2%
#84
Dodge Challenger
14,626 13,359 + 9.5%
#85
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
14,537 9190 + 58.2%
#86
Toyota Yaris
14,443 8597 + 68.0%
#87
Dodge Durango
14,303 13,386 + 6.9%
#88
Mini Cooper
14,246 13,777 + 3.4%
#89
Acura MDX
14,151 14,997 – 5.6%
#90
Toyota 4Runner
13,837 15,986 – 13.4%
#91
Chevrolet Colorado
13,555 10,160 + 33.4%
#92
Chevrolet Suburban
13,355 11,298 + 18.2%
#93
Kia Sportage
13,165 16,442 – 19.9%
#94
Toyota Avalon
12,924 9157 + 41.1%
#95
Volkswagen Golf
12,912 10,964 + 17.8%
#96
Jeep Compass
12,723 11,443 + 11.2%
#97
Fiat 500
12,699 1382 + 819%
#98
Nissan Juke
12,329 13,449 – 8.3%
#99
BMW X5
12,236 10,054 + 21.7%
#100
Acura TSX
12,132 10,650 + 13.9%
#101
Hyundai Veloster
11,973 —– —–
#102
Audi A4
11,794 12,009 – 1.8%
#103
Hyundai Genesis
11,780 9536 + 23.5%
#104
Ford Expedition
11,757 12,296 – 4.4%
#105
Toyota Venza
11,685 11,359 + 2.9%
#106
Lexus ES350
11,548 12,038 – 4.1%
#107
Acura TL
11,414 10,921 + 4.5%
#108
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
10,713 —– —–
#109
Nissan Pathfinder
10,267 8338 + 23.1%
#110
Buick Regal
9952 14,208 – 30.0%
#111
Volkswagen Tiguan
9580 8472 + 13.1%
#112
Ford Flex
9531 8750 + 8.9%
#113
BMW X3
9132 7987 + 14.3%
#114
Lexus IS
8966 9669 – 7.3%
#115
Lincoln MKZ
8944 9033 – 1.0%
#116
Mazda CX-7
8667 10,994 – 21.2%
#117
Audi Q5
8432 7183 + 17.4%
#118
Mazda 2
8312 5217 + 59.3%
#119
Lincoln MKX
8309 7308 + 13.7%
#120
Mercedes-Benz GLK
8095 7368 + 9.9%
#121
Buick Verano
7969 —– —–
#122
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
7922 6566 + 20.7%
#123
GMC Yukon
7879 9501 – 17.1%
#124
Volvo S60
7675 6213 + 23.5%
#125
Mazda CX-9
7553 11,315 – 33.2%
#126
Mazda CX-5
7507 —– —–
#127
Scion tC
7241 8168 – 11.3%
#128
Mitsubishi Galant
7197 8155 – 11.7%
#129
Chevrolet Avalanche
7170 5805 + 23.5%
#130
Lexus GS
7054 1488 + 374%
#131
Nissan Quest
6944 3335 + 108%
#132
Cadillac Escalade
6869 8176 – 16.0%
#133
Kia Sedona
6867 6467 + 6.2%
#134
Volkswagen Beetle
6738 1035 + 551%
#135
Dodge Caliber
6646 13,574 – 51.0%
#136
Lexus CT200h
6510 3074 + 112%
#137
Scion xB
6482 6574 – 1.4%
#138
Nissan Titan
6181 6071 + 1.8%
#139
Nissan Armada
6155 6111 + 0.7%
#140
Nissan Xterra
5705 5137 + 11.1%
#141
Mini Countryman
5665 5010 + 13.1%
#142
Mitsubishi Lancer
5561 6329 – 12.1%
#143
Chevrolet Volt
5377 1703 + 216%
#144
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
5323 5158 + 3.2%
#145
Volkswagen CC
5291 9206 – 42.5%
#146
Audi A6
5146 2573 + 100%
#147
Volvo XC60
5134 4739 + 8.3%
#148
Audi A5
5131 5021 + 2.2%
#149
Honda Crosstour
5122 7479 – 31.5%
#150
Honda Ridgeline
4885 3926 + 24.4%
#151
Mazda 5
4883 8494 – 42.5%
#152
Acura RDX
4882 4977 – 1.9%
#153
GMC Yukon XL
4836 6040 – 19.9%
#154
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
4775 4523 + 5.6%
#155
Lincoln MKS
4585 3057 + 50.0%
#156
Infiniti QX56
4431 4015 + 10.4%
#157
Chevrolet Corvette
4328 4293 + 0.8%
#158
Porsche Cayenne
4281 4610 – 7.1%
#159
Suzuki SX4
4195 3836 + 9.4%
#160
Toyota Sequoia
4113 4057 + 1.4%
#161
Toyota FJ Cruiser
4073 4867 – 16.3%
#162
BMW 7-Series
3896 3522 + 10.6%
#163
GMC Canyon
3851 2843 + 35.5%
#164
Infiniti FX
3525 3770 – 6.5%
#165
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
3507 3521 – 0.4%
#166
Scion iQ
3485 —– —–
#167
Scion xD
3466 3727 – 7.0%
#168
Lexus GX460
3272 4443 – 26.4%
#169
Infiniti M
3260 4101 – 20.5%
#170
Volvo XC90
3260 3164 + 3.0%
#171
Volkswagen Routan
3115 3677 – 15.3%
#172
Porsche 911
3094 2095 + 47.7%
#173
Honda Insight
3035 8702 – 65.1%
#174
smart fortwo
3028 1734 + 74.6%
#175
Volkswagen Touareg
3020 2059 + 46.7%
#176
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
2986 —– —–
#177
Dodge Nitro
2892 8264 – 65.0%
#178
Nissan 370Z
2850 3054 – 6.7%
#179
Audi Q7
2842 3027 – 6.1%
#180
BMW 1-Series
2835 3580 – 20.8%
#181
Audi A7
2805 408 + 588%
#182
Porsche Panamera
2735 2297 + 19.1%
#183
Land Rover Range Rover
2711 3310 – 18.1%
#184
Mitsubishi Outlander
2672 3081 – 13.3%
#185
Lincoln Navigator
2654 2539 + 4.5%
#186
Nissan Cube
2650 8677 – 69.5%
#187
Infiniti JX35
2619 —– —–
#188
Land Rover LR4
2473 2630 – 6.0%
#189
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
2404 552 + 336%
#190
Audi A3
2329 2277 + 2.3%
#191
Hyundai Veracruz
2285 2448 – 6.7%
#192
BMW 6-Series
2210 521 + 324%
#193
Volkswagen Eos
2183 1975 + 10.5%
#194
Mazda MX-5 Miata
2146 1975 + 8.7%
#195
Lincoln MKT
2139 1713 + 24.9%
#196
Nissan LEAF
2103 1025 + 105%
#197
Lexus LS
2101 3157 – 33.4%
#198
Ford Crown Victoria
2044 21,206 – 90.4%
#199
Jaguar XF
2009 1409 + 42.6%
#200
Suzuki Kizashi
1895 2571 – 26.3%
#201
Lexus LX570
1855 1199 + 54.7%
#202
Jaguar XJ
1725 1833 – 5.9%
#203
Honda CR-Z
1699 5489 – 69.0%
#204
Volvo XC70
1693 1605 + 5.5%
#205
Suzuki Grand Vitara
1669 1763 – 5.3%
#206
Mercedes-Benz SLK
1558 689 + 126%
#207
Volvo C70
1540 1794 – 14.2%
#208
BMW X6
1438 1559 – 7.8%
#209
Audi A8
1423 1873 – 24.0%
#210
Hyundai Equus
1279 950 + 34.6%
#211
Infiniti EX35
1236 2031 – 39.1%
#212
Hyundai Azera
1112 713 + 56.0%
#213
Volvo S80
1056 1356 – 22.1%
#214
Land Rover LR2
1006 786 + 28.0%
T215
BMW Z4
888 883 + 0.6%
T215
Buick Lucerne
888 10,681 – 91.7%
#217
Volvo C30
858 983 – 12.7%
#218
Audi TT
754 637 + 18.4%
#219
Subaru Tribeca
742 910 – 18.5%
#220
Jaguar XK
667 508 + 31.3%
#221
Toyota Land Cruiser
655 695 – 5.8%
#222
Mitsubishi Eclipse
604 2125 – 71.6%
#223
Lexus HS250h
591 978 – 39.6%
#224
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
568 870 – 34.7%
#225
Suzuki Equator
567 636 – 10.8%
#226
Chevrolet Caprice PPV
542 —– —–
#227
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
520 714 – 27.2%
#228
Lincoln Town Car
513 3593 – 85.7%
#229
Mazda Tribute
499 803 – 37.9%
#230
Dodge Dakota
415 5665 – 92.7%
#231
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
390 309 + 26.2%
#232
Porsche Cayman
349 479 – 27.1%
#233
Nissan GT-R
344 596 – 42.3%
#234
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
343 378 – 9.3%
#235
Audi R8
335 393 – 14.8%
#236
Mitsubishi Endeavor
315 3400 – 90.7%
#237
Cadillac DTS
275 6363 – 95.7%
#238
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
273 387 – 29.5%
#239
Acura ZDX
269 719 – 62.6%
#240
Mitsubishi i MiEV
215 —– —–
#241
Porsche Boxster
137 698 – 80.4%
#242
Acura RL
132 708 – 81.4%
#243
Cadillac STS
107 2240 – 95.2%
#244
Mazda RX-8
79 291 – 72.9%
#245
Volvo S40
49 1663 – 97.1%
#246
Dodge Viper
20 94 – 78.7%
#247
Lexus LFA
19 22 – 13.6%
T248
Chevrolet HHR
9 27,435 – 99.97%
T248
Suzuki XL7
9 28 – 67.9%
#250
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
7 2 + 250%
#251
Chevrolet Cobalt
4 679 – 99.4%
#252
Honda Element
3 5058 – 99.9%
T253
Honda FCX
2 —— —–
T253
Lexus SC430
2 14 – 85.7%
#255
Suzuki Forenza/Reno
1 1 0.0%
—–
Total
4,560,583 4,136,760 + 10.2%
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——- —– —–
—–
Commercial Vans
91,373 81,282 + 12.4%
—–
———————————
——- —– —–
—–
Overall Market
4,651,956 4,218,042 + 10.3%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year sales decline
Italicized unranked lines are available breakdowns, included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. Sales data for brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maybach, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands through April were 580, 116, 80, 16, and 128, respectively. Total Maserati and Bentley volume is reported, but not by specific models.

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