The Top 179 Best Selling Cars in America – December 2017 Year End
Here you will find the YTD passenger car leaders in the United States for December 2017 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.
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.
The Toyota Camry retains the Passenger Car top spot, despite falling to second place in automaker Toyota’s own sales stakes, having been usurped by the RAV4.
The Honda Civic snatches second place from the Toyota Corolla, though its sales this year did not top the Corolla’s from last year. Corolla sales are down 13% for 2017.
Best Selling Passenger Car Rankings
Top Passenger Car Sales Figures – This Month
This sales table of shows the top passenger car 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 passenger car market, just how the top models stack up against each other. This chart is synched with the above sales table so you can sort and edit that table to see different cuts of the data in this chart.