January 2014 U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 144 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked

2013 Nissan Altima
Rare Among Top Sellers, Nissan Altima Sales
Rose 5% In The U.S. In January 2014

14 of America’s 20 best-selling passenger car nameplates sold fewer copies in January 2014 than in January 2013. Between those 14 cars alone – excluding dozens of other declining cars – contributed 35,265 fewer sales to the auto industry’s tally in January 2014 than they did a year ago, a 15% loss.

Overall new car sales fell 9%, a loss of more than 45,000 sales in a new vehicle market which attracted 32,000 fewer buyers.

Despite its 27% drop, the Toyota Camry continued to be America’s best-selling car. In fact, January represented a return to the top for the Camry, which had fallen to number two in December. Three of America’s 20 best-selling cars in January 2014 were Toyotas; four in the top 34; five in the top 53.

2014 Chevrolet Cruze black
January 2014 Was The Best January
(Of Four) In The Chevrolet Cruze’s History

Five of America’s 40 best-selling cars last month were Fords. Five of the top 32 were Chevrolets. Dodge and Chrysler combined to land five in the top 44. 

Honda had two in the top six; three in the top 45. Four of the leading 37 were Nissans, including three in the top 17. Hyundai and Kia positioned six cars among the 35 most popular. 

The top premium car in January was the BMW 3-Series (and its 4-Series two-door partner). Joining the BMW were six other premium brand passenger cars in the top 50.

One car that wasn’t on sale in a month ago began its ascent up the charts in January: the Volvo V60. Whether it can climb up the best seller chart in any significant measure remains to be seen. The V60 ranked 116th among cars in January 2014, ahead of the Porsche Boxster but behind the Hyundai Equus.

2014 Mazda 6 red
Mazda 6 Sales Have Increased In The United
States In Each Of The Last Nine Months

There were important improvements introduced in October’s ranking of car sales. Prior year figures now include the actual numbers from last year, not just the percentage increase from last year. As a result, we’ve also included vehicles like the Cadillac DTS and Chevrolet HHR, nameplates which collected sales last January but not this year. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.

You can sort cars by January volume by clicking the January column header, or you can rank cars by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Car column header.

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • January 2015 • February 2014 • December 2013

Rank
Car
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
#1 Toyota Camry 23,332 31,897 -26.9%
#2 Toyota Corolla/Matrix 22,753 23,822 -4.5%
#3 Nissan Altima 22,515 21,464 4.9%
#4 Honda Civic 21,824 21,881 -0.3%
#5 Ford Fusion 20,717 22,399 -7.5%
#6 Honda Accord 20,604 23,924 -13.9%
#7 Chevrolet Cruze 16,828 14,524 15.9%
#8 Hyundai Elantra 15,326 12,174 25.9%
#9 Ford Focus 12,003 16,161 -25.7%
#10 Chevrolet Impala 11,898 14,153 -15.9%
#11 Chevrolet Malibu 11,822 15,823 -25.3%
#12 Chrysler 200 10,912 8,846 23.4%
#13 Kia Optima 9,979 11,252 -11.3%
#14 Hyundai Sonata 9,815 13,247 -25.9%
#15 Volkswagen Jetta 9,768 10,522 -7.2%
#15.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 8,455 9,089 -7.0%
#15.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 1,313 1,433 -8.4%
#16 Nissan Sentra 9,127 8,979 1.6%
#17 Nissan Versa 8,524 10,270 -17.0%
#18 Subaru Outback 8,230 8,632 -4.7%
#19 Kia Soul 8,092 7,382 9.6%
#20 Toyota Prius ² 8,008 10,559 -24.2%
#20.1 Toyota Prius Sedan * 7,205 9,685 -25.6%
#20.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 803 874 -8.1%
#21 Chevrolet Sonic 6,587 7,177 -8.2%
#22 BMW 3-Series & 4-Series ³ 6,494 4,831 34.4%
#23 Volkswagen Passat 6,236 8,856 -29.6%
#24 Mazda 3 6,234 8,074 -22.8%
#25 Subaru Impreza 5,785 5,896 -1.9%
#25.1 Subaru Impreza * 4,252 4,590 -7.4%
#25.2 Subaru Impreza WRX * 1,533 1,306 17.4%
#26 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 5,748 7,214 -20.3%
#27 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 5,266 5,469 -3.7%
#28 Dodge Charger 5,200 6,411 -18.9%
#29 Dodge Dart 5,051 7,154 -29.4%
#30 Subaru XV Crosstrek 4,801 2,764 73.7%
#31 Dodge Avenger 4,795 9,628 -50.2%
#32 Chevrolet Camaro 4,733 4,925 -3.9%
#33 Kia Forte 4,724 4,408 7.2%
#34 Toyota Avalon 4,281 4,840 -11.5%
#35 Hyundai Accent 4,240 3,495 21.3%
#36 Ford Fiesta 4,162 4,285 -2.9%
#37 Nissan Maxima 3,975 2,992 32.9%
#38 Lexus ES 3,959 5,186 -23.7%
#39 Ford Mustang 3,881 3,608 7.6%
#40 Ford Taurus 3,713 5,638 -34.1%
#40.1 Ford Taurus * 3,033 4,934 -38.5%
#40.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 680 704 -3.4%
#41 BMW 5-Series 3,269 2,585 26.5%
#42 Mazda 6 3,172 2,147 47.7%
#43 Kia Rio 3,162 2,470 28.0%
#44 Chrysler 300 3,145 5,325 -40.9%
#45 Honda Fit 3,122 3,156 -1.1%
#46 Buick Verano 3,120 3,660 -14.8%
#47 Lexus IS 3,048 1,386 120%
T48 Infiniti Q50 †  2,949
T48 Buick LaCrosse 2,849 3,548 -19.7%
#50 Subaru Legacy 2,735 3,184 -14.1%
#51 Audi A4 2,498 2,755 -9.3%
#51.1 Audi A4 Sedan/Avant * 2,194 2,456 -10.7%
#51.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 304 299 1.7%
#52 Fiat 500 2,493 2,503 -0.4%
#53 Toyota Prius C ² 2,467 2,691 -8.3%
#54 Dodge Challenger 2,458 3,497 -29.7%
#55 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2,433
#56 Chevrolet Corvette 2,261 908 149%
#57 Cadillac CTS 2,232 2,505 -10.9%
#58 Lincoln MKZ 2,122 453 368%
#59 Volkswagen Beetle 2,034 2,232 -8.9%
#59.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 1,284 1,730 -25.8%
#59.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 750 502 49.4%
#60 Toyota Venza 1,993 3,371 -40.9%
#61 Cadillac ATS 1,909 2,781 -31.4%
#62 Chevrolet Spark 1,848 2,408 -23.3%
#63 Hyundai Veloster 1,821 1,759 3.5%
#64 Toyota Prius V ² 1,730 2,522 -31.4%
#65 Volkswagen Golf 1,712 2,649 -35.4%
#65.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 865 915 -5.5%
#65.2 Volkswagen Golf * 839 1,532 -45.2%
#65.3 Volkswagen Golf R * 8 202 -96.0%
#66 Cadillac XTS 1,648 1,900 -13.3%
#67 Audi A6 1,481 1,259 17.6%
#68 Hyundai Genesis 1,459 2,472 -41.0%
#69 Buick Regal 1,434 1,005 42.7%
#70 Ford C-Max 1,418 2,725 -48.0%
#71 Acura TL 1,368 1,497 -8.6%
#72 Mini Cooper 1,358 2,266 -40.1%
#72.1 Mini Cooper Hardtop * 832 1,654 -49.7%
#72.2 Mini Cooper Clubman * 221 209 5.7%
#72.3 Mini Cooper Convertible * 163 141 15.6%
#72.4 Mini Cooper Coupe * 84 97 -13.4%
#72.5 Mini Cooper Roadster * 58 165 -64.8%
#73 Volvo S60 1,322 1,954 -32.3%
#74 Infiniti G/Q60 †  1,315 2,815 -53.3%
#74.1 Infiniti G Sedan * 902 2,184 -58.7%
#74.2 Infiniti Q60 & G37 Coupe/Convertible * 413 631 -34.5%
#75 Lexus GS 1,300 1,099 18.3%
#76 Lexus CT200h 1,290 1,001 28.9%
#77 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1,281 938 36.6%
#78 Nissan Leaf 1,252 650 92.6%
#79 Scion xB 1,225 1,267 -3.3%
#80 Honda Crosstour 1,176 1,273 -7.6%
#81 Mitsubishi Mirage 1,170
#82 Acura ILX 1,157 1,558 -25.7%
#83 Scion tC 1,107 1,264 -12.4%
#84 Toyota Yaris 1,005 2,897 -65.3%
#85 Kia Cadenza 927
#86 Audi A5 925 1,200 -22.9%
#87 Scion FR-S 921 1,443 -36.2%
#88 Chevrolet Volt 918 1,140 -19.5%
#89 Mazda 2 907 1,543 -41.2%
#90 Mitsubishi Lancer 900 2,196 -59.0%
#91 Acura TSX 893 1,326 -32.7%
#91.1 Acura TSX Sedan * 796 1,130 -29.6%
#91.2 Acura TSX Sport Wagon * 97 196 -50.5%
#92 Volkswagen CC 881 1,192 -26.1%
#93 Porsche 911 792 877 -9.7%
#94 Hyundai Azera 762 797 -4.4%
#95 Fiat 500L 729
#96 Jaguar XF 658 511 28.8%
#97 Lincoln MKS 635 909 -30.1%
#98 Lexus LS 634 1,077 -41.1%
#99 Audi A7 624 698 -10.6%
T100 Subaru BRZ 592 463 27.9%
T100 Scion xD 592 624 -5.1%
#102 BMW 7-Series 575 583 -1.4%
#103 Porsche Panamera 546 588 -7.1%
#104 Smart ForTwo 521 481 8.3%
#105 BMW 6-Series 507 424 19.6%
#106 Infiniti Q70/M 489 413 18.4%
#107 Nissan 370Z 440 331 32.9%
T108 Acura RLX/RL ‡  420 13 3,131%
T108 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 420 553 -24.1%
#110 Nissan Cube 402 536 -25.0%
#111 Jaguar XJ 394 401 -1.7%
#112 Volvo S80 352 176 100%
#113 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 339 390 -13.1%
#114 Audi A8 337 504 -33.1%
#115 Hyundai Equus 327 253 29.2%
#116 Volvo V60 322
#117 Porsche Boxster 320 392 -18.4%
#118 Honda Insight 317 319 -0.6%
#119 Porsche Cayman 280 1 27,900%
#120 Honda CR-Z 267 358 -25.4%
#121 Volvo XC70 261 334 -21.9%
#122 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 258 325 -20.6%
#123 Chevrolet SS 232
#124 Mazda MX-5 Miata 212 315 -32.7%
#125 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 200 237 -15.6%
#126 Volkswagen Eos 183 250 -26.8%
#127 Jaguar F-Type 177
T128 BMW Z4 166 152 9.2%
T128 Scion iQ 166 295 -43.7%
#130 Volvo C70 122 173 -29.5%
#131 Jaguar XK 118 117 0.9%
#132 Audi TT 113 127 -11.0%
#133 Audi R8 81 49 65.3%
#134 Nissan GT-R 79 48 64.6%
#135 BMW 1-Series & 2-Series ³ 75 304 -75.3%
#136 Dodge (SRT) Viper ¹ 47
#137 Cadillac ELR 41
#138 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 35 36 -2.8%
#139 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 33 54 -38.9%
#140 Mitsubishi Galant 17 224 -92.4%
#141 Volvo C30 12 166 -92.8%
#142 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 2 7 -71.4%
T143 Mazda RX-8 1 1 0.0%
T143 Mitsubishi i MiEV 1 257 -99.6%
#144 Suzuki SX4 826 -100%
#145 Suzuki Kizashi 286 -100%
#146 Audi A3 231 -100%
#255 Mitsubishi Eclipse 14 -100%
#256 Dodge Caliber 13 -100%
#258 Cadillac DTS 3 -100%
#259 Lexus LFA 3 -100%
#260 Buick Lucerne 2 -100%
#261 Chevrolet HHR 1 -100%
Total
492,787 538,659 -8.5%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total.
¹ Chrysler markets the Viper not as a Dodge but as an SRT, but we show it here as a Dodge so you can see the vehicles with like-minded products when you sort vehicles alphabetically using the Car column header.
² Total Prius Family sales: down 22.6% to 12,205.
³ BMW has chosen to include sales of the 4-Series within figures for the 3-Series, presumably for year-over-year consistency’s sake, while also combining the 1-Series and 2-Series.
† Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: up 51.5% to 4264. G sedan and Q50 sales up 76.3% to 3851.
‡ Acura has chosen to combine sales figures for the RLX and its predecessor, the RL.
Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands in January were 70, 164,47, 23, and 86, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data. With hard and fast sales data, we would likely discover that the Tesla Model S is one of America’s 150 best-selling vehicles.

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