2017 Best Selling Passenger Cars In the United States (All Models Ranked)
171 Passenger Cars on sale in America in 2017 account for 6,125,044 of all vehicles sold for the year. That means 57.8% of nameplates in the market made up 35.6% of all total sales. That’s down from a 39.2% slice of the market at the end of 2016, itself a significant drop from a 43.3% share at the end of 2015. Just 39 of the nameplates in the passenger car sales countdown are green for the YTD column for 2017’s end, with 140 failing to post sales growth over last year.
There are some good news stories to be found in these figures, however. The Volkswagen Golf was up 11.9% on last year’s year-end total, despite selling just over half as many in December as it did the same month the year before. Volkswagen attributes much of the Golf’s performance to the All-Wheel-Drive Sportwagen Alltrack, itself an SUV-flavoured version of a regular passenger car, if not a fully-fledged SUV in its own right.