The Top 287 Best Selling Vehicles in America – April 2018 YTD
Here you will find the YTD Vehicle sales leaders in the United States for April 2018 YTD. Each month we compile passenger car sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.
*GM has now switched to quarterly reporting so figures for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC are not up to date. We have opted against using estimated sales figures for these brands as the estimates across publications have been inconsistent.
Going forward, GoodCarBadCar will be releasing quarterly sales reports that include all figures on a quarterly basis.
The rest of the manufacturers will continue to report monthly as normal however, so for April we have the latest figures below.
Leading the way in the vehicle standings is the Ford F-Series, with April the pickup’s best ever. Almost every other Ford model on sale in the USA (with the exception of the Transit van, GT supercar and the recently-introduced EcoSport) saw sales fall year-on-year in April, with sales of Fords overall declining 4.7%.
Nissan of course was the big shock of the month, with the brand’s 28% year-on-year decline evidenced across its range. The Japanese automaker reportedly pulled back on incentive spending and decreased sales to rental companies last month, leading to almost across-the-board drops in its nameplates volume.
The SUV-focused lineups of Jeep, Subaru and Volkswagen benefited those brands, with the Wrangler continuing its hot streak last month for the FCA brand.
Other brands that didn’t manage overall growth last month still saw their lofty, large vehicles increasing in sales; the Kia Sportage CUV had its best-ever month for example, though Kia sales overall fell year-on-year after drops in its passenger car lineup’s sales.
With fuel prices hitting a high water mark in April, it will be interesting to see what impact will be had on US consumers’ attitudes towards thirsty SUVs in the coming months.
Best Selling Vehicle Rankings
All Vehicle Sales Figures – This Month
This sales table of shows the top vehicle sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.
For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.
Below is a chart showing how the best selling passenger car stack up against each other in terms share of the top spots. Please note that this isn’t total market share for the total vehicle car market, just how the top models stack up against each other. This chart is synced with the above sales table so you can sort and edit that table to see different cuts of the data in this chart.