May 2016 YTD U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings – Top 154 Best-Selling Cars In America – Every Car Ranked

2016 Jaguar XE sedan

Yes, May was an abbreviated sales month in 2016, with only 24 selling days, compared with 26 in May 2015. But that only accounts for an 8% drop in new car sales last month.

In reality, May 2016 passenger car sales volume tumbled 16%, a loss of nearly 120,000 car sales.

U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – June 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – April 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – May 2015 YTD

Only five of America’s 20 most popular cars posted year-over-year sales gains in May. The Honda Civic, America’s best-selling car in April and second-ranked car in May and year-to-date, posted a 3% increase to 35,396 units, 1520 sales behind the sector-leading Toyota Camry.

The new Chevrolet Malibu’s 13% uptick helped secure the ‘Bu’s position as America’s seventh-best-selling car, a notable turnaround for a car which ranked 12th at this time a year ago.

The Nissan Versa, America’s best-selling subcompact car, posted a 20% year-over-year sales increase. U.S. sales of the Dodge Charger and 20th-ranked Kia Forte also moved northward.

Pickup Truck Sales In America – May 2016
Minivan Sales In America – May 2016

But the passenger car sector is slowing as consumers move away from cars such as the Chrysler 200, Volkswagen Passat, BMW 3-Series, and Honda Fit toward vehicles such as the Jeep Cherokee, Toyota RAV4, BMW X3, and Honda HR-V. 

Through the first five months of 2016, car sales in America have decreased by 250,000 units. That’s right, compared with the first five months of 2015, car sales this year are down by a quarter million
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May welcomed one new car nameplate to the fleet. Jaguar USA began selling their new entry-level XE sedan (and their new F-Pace SUV). 598 Jaguar XEs were sold in May, enough to make the car America’s 128th-best-selling car through the early part of 2016.

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U.S. Vehicle Sales By Model – May 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – May 2016 YTD

Reminder: these are 2016 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort cars by May volume by clicking the May 2016 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.

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Rank
Car
May
2016 YTD
May
2015 YTD
%
Change
May
2016
May
2015
% Change
#1 Toyota Camry 167,199 178,408 -6.3% 36,916 43,837 -15.8%
#2 Honda Civic 158,030 129,574 22.0% 35,396 34,472 2.7%
#3 Toyota Corolla 151,243 159,486 -5.2% 34,872 36,768 -5.2%
#4 Nissan Altima 142,220 142,613 -0.3% 28,404 33,630 -15.5%
#5 Honda Accord 140,548 128,269 9.6% 31,949 32,373 -1.3%
#6 Ford Fusion 120,313 127,749 -5.8% 24,589 31,325 -21.5%
#7 Chevrolet Malibu 104,187 81,292 28.2% 24,202 21,461 12.8%
#8 Nissan Sentra 102,293 88,701 15.3% 20,204 20,616 -2.0%
#9 Hyundai Sonata 92,547 80,622 14.8% 15,879 18,018 -11.9%
#10 Ford Focus 83,653 95,028 -12.0% 17,455 23,934 -27.1%
#11 Hyundai Elantra 73,892 102,085 -27.6% 22,168 23,432 -5.4%
#12 Chevrolet Cruze 68,065 105,291 -35.4% 16,671 23,752 -29.8%
#13 Kia Soul 58,299 56,142 3.8% 13,706 13,886 -1.3%
#14 Nissan Versa 57,778 56,765 1.8% 12,114 10,121 19.7%
#15 Ford Mustang 53,189 56,571 -6.0% 10,327 13,616 -24.2%
#16 Kia Optima 51,887 66,478 -21.9% 10,895 16,349 -33.4%
#17 Volkswagen Jetta 49,662 55,938 -11.2% 10,945 12,875 -15.0%
#17.1 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan * 49,659 53,634 -7.4% 10,943 12,650 -13.5%
#17.2 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen * 3 2,304 -99.9% 2 225 -99.1%
#18 Dodge Charger 44,101 43,058 2.4% 8,142 7,777 4.7%
#19 Chevrolet Impala 44,055 49,665 -11.3% 5,252 11,506 -54.4%
#20 Kia Forte 43,572 35,275 23.5% 9,910 8,584 15.4%
#21 Mazda 3 42,982 45,626 -5.8% 10,127 10,316 -1.8%
#22 Toyota Prius ² 39,975 47,040 -15.0% 9,393 12,648 -25.7%
#22.1 Toyota Prius * 39,944 44,614 -10.5% 9,389 11,921 -21.2%
#22.2 Toyota Prius Plug-In * 31 2,426 -98.7% 4 727 -99.4%
#23 Subaru Impreza 37,647 39,109 -3.7% 8,255 8,538 -3.3%
#23.1 Subaru Impreza * 24,771 26,240 -5.6% 5,928 5,643 5.1%
#23.2 Subaru Impreza WRX/STI * 12,876 12,869 0.1% 2,327 2,895 -19.6%
#24 Hyundai Accent 36,191 29,435 23.0% 5,432 4,428 22.7%
#25 Chrysler 200 33,164 88,009 -62.3% 7,600 20,007 -62.0%
#26 Chevrolet Camaro 31,865 33,982 -6.2% 5,827 9,753 -40.3%
#27 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 30,438 35,021 -13.1% 6,954 7,413 -6.2%
#28 Dodge Challenger 29,128 30,166 -3.4% 6,677 7,438 -10.2%
#29 Chrysler 300 27,085 20,750 30.5% 5,598 4,042 38.5%
#30 Volkswagen Passat 26,821 35,211 -23.8% 7,129 8,180 -12.8%
#31 BMW 3-Series 26,157 35,905 -27.1% 7,376 8,819 -16.4%
#32 Nissan Maxima 25,830 10,468 147% 5,032 1,578 219%
#33 Dodge Dart 25,774 42,353 -39.1% 4,514 8,667 -47.9%
#34 Subaru Legacy 25,334 24,647 2.8% 5,265 5,000 5.3%
#35 Lexus ES 22,833 24,299 -6.0% 5,373 5,553 -3.2%
#36 Honda Fit 22,351 30,965 -27.8% 5,706 6,342 -10.0%
#37 Volkswagen Golf 21,716 24,579 -11.6% 4,475 6,308 -29.1%
#37.1 Volkswagen Golf GTI * 8,820 9,485 -7.0% 1,735 1,826 -5.0%
#37.2 Volkswagen Golf * 5,059 9,270 -45.4% 1,013 1,972 -48.6%
#37.3 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen * 4,346 3,120 39.3% 1,025 1,788 -42.7%
#37.4 Volkswagen Golf R * 2,284 1,479 54.4% 433 312 38.8%
#37.5 Volkswagen e-Golf * 1,207 1,225 -1.5% 269 410 -34.4%
#38 Ford Fiesta 21,475 27,518 -22.0% 6,150 9,426 -34.8%
#39 Ford Taurus 21,048 19,923 5.6% 3,227 4,938 -34.7%
#39.1 Ford Taurus * 17,181 15,543 10.5% 2,461 3,931 -37.4%
#39.2 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor * 3,867 4,380 -11.7% 766 1,007 -23.9%
#40 Chevrolet Sonic 20,709 29,082 -28.8% 2,980 9,067 -67.1%
#41 Toyota Avalon 20,012 23,680 -15.5% 3,779 5,486 -31.1%
#42 Mazda 6 19,239 26,973 -28.7% 5,027 5,580 -9.9%
#43 Infiniti Q50 17,905 16,930 5.8% 2,367 3,423 -30.9%
#44 BMW 5-Series 17,428 20,616 -15.5% 3,264 4,257 -23.3%
#45 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 16,155 18,641 -13.3% 3,154 3,942 -20.0%
#46 Acura TLX 16,101 18,186 -11.5% 3,235 4,352 -25.7%
#47 BMW 4-Series 16,092 18,268 -11.9% 3,641 4,049 -10.1%
#48 Mini Cooper 15,331 17,259 -11.2% 3,350 3,814 -12.2%
#48.1 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door * 5,390 8,802 -38.8% 968 1,731 -44.1%
#48.2 Mini Cooper Hardtop 4-Door * 5,336 6,375 -16.3% 908 1,578 -42.5%
#48.3 Mini Cooper Clubman * 3,404 11 30,846% 825 3 27,400%
#48.4 Mini Cooper Convertible * 1,195 1,314 -9.1% 646 318 103%
#48.5 Mini Cooper Coupe * 3 207 -98.6% 3 48 -93.8%
#48.6 Mini Cooper Roadster * 3 550 -99.5% 136 -100%
#49 Hyundai Genesis ³ 14,989 14,757 1.6% 2,970 3,168 -6.3%
#50 Lexus IS 14,351 19,599 -26.8% 2,879 4,345 -33.7%
#51 Scion iA 13,488 3,056
#52 Audi A3 13,413 14,423 -7.0% 3,040 3,493 -13.0%
#53 Audi A4 12,820 11,760 9.0% 2,862 3,008 -4.9%
#53.1 Audi A4 Sedan * 12,117 10,684 13.4% 2,756 2,785 -1.0%
#53.2 Audi A4 Allroad * 703 1,076 -34.7% 106 223 -52.5%
#54 Buick Verano 12,694 15,279 -16.9% 2,070 3,246 -36.2%
#55 Buick LaCrosse 12,475 17,738 -29.7% 1,687 3,954 -57.3%
#56 Chevrolet Corvette 12,185 15,500 -21.4% 2,673 3,514 -23.9%
#57 Lincoln MKZ 11,933 12,717 -6.2% 3,250 3,296 -1.4%
#58 Chevrolet Spark 11,732 15,552 -24.6% 3,495 2,705 29.2%
#59 Mitsubishi Mirage 11,632 11,832 -1.7% 2,098 3,369 -37.7%
#60 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 11,315 13,712 -17.5% 2,310 2,816 -18.0%
#61 Hyundai Veloster 11,223 9,136 22.8% 1,965 2,249 -12.6%
#62 Toyota Prius C ² 10,218 16,165 -36.8% 1,909 3,763 -49.3%
#63 Kia Rio 10,130 12,415 -18.4% 2,241 3,615 -38.0%
#64 Cadillac XTS 8,603 10,143 -15.2% 1,209 1,709 -29.3%
#65 Ford C-Max 8,152 8,702 -6.3% 1,865 2,607 -28.5%
#66 Buick Regal 8,071 7,859 2.7% 1,228 1,830 -32.9%
#67 Cadillac ATS 7,884 10,296 -23.4% 1,630 2,353 -30.7%
#68 Chevrolet Volt 7,871 4,397 79.0% 1,901 1,618 17.5%
#69 Scion iM 7,511 1,743
#70 Mitsubishi Lancer 7,406 9,367 -20.9% 929 1,463 -36.5%
#71 Acura ILX 7,344 6,809 7.9% 1,424 1,673 -14.9%
#72 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 7,006 8,987 -22.0% 1,510 1,922 -21.4%
#73 Fiat 500 6,819 13,107 -48.0% 1,553 2,614 -40.6%
#74 Audi A6 6,638 8,978 -26.1% 1,661 2,027 -18.1%
#75 BMW 2-Series 6,503 4,275 52.1% 1,322 1,119 18.1%
#76 Cadillac CTS 6,390 8,154 -21.6% 1,082 1,792 -39.6%
#77 Toyota Prius V ² 6,185 11,893 -48.0% 1,215 3,152 -58.2%
#78 Lexus GS 6,101 9,499 -35.8% 1,111 1,884 -41.0%
#79 Volkswagen Beetle 5,668 10,809 -47.6% 1,178 2,685 -56.1%
#79.1 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe * 3,070 6,054 -49.3% 587 1,330 -55.9%
#79.2 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible * 2,598 4,755 -45.4% 591 1,355 -56.4%
#80 Toyota Yaris 5,284 9,878 -46.5% 1,236 2,401 -48.5%
#81 Scion tC 4,881 7,944 -38.6% 1,043 1,878 -44.5%
#82 Nissan Leaf 4,697 7,742 -39.3% 979 2,104 -53.5%
#83 Lexus RC 4,505 5,601 -19.6% 823 1,343 -38.7%
#84 Mazda MX-5 Miata 4,495 2,214 103% 1,000 449 123%
#85 Volvo S60 4,220 7,352 -42.6% 873 1,507 -42.1%
#86 BMW 7-Series 4,197 4,391 -4.4% 1,012 943 7.3%
#87 Porsche 911 4,174 4,259 -2.0% 993 841 18.1%
#88 Lexus CT200h 3,730 6,005 -37.9% 797 1,436 -44.5%
#89 Jaguar XF 3,680 3,144 17.0% 392 488 -19.7%
#90 Audi A5 3,532 5,618 -37.1% 818 1,341 -39.0%
#91 Buick Cascada 3,316 829
#92 Scion FR-S 3,095 4,745 -34.8% 681 1,274 -46.5%
#93 Lincoln MKS 3,032 3,304 -8.2% 452 613 -26.3%
#94 Infiniti Q70 2,625 3,871 -32.2% 515 691 -25.5%
#95 Audi A7 2,569 2,707 -5.1% 560 838 -33.2%
T96 Kia Cadenza 2,553 2,930 -12.9% 468 526 -11.0%
T96 Scion xB 2,553 7,376 -65.4% 135 1,498 -91.0%
#98 Nissan 370Z 2,387 3,335 -28.4% 554 800 -30.8%
#99 Lexus LS 2,349 3,072 -23.5% 712 615 15.8%
#100 BMW i3 2,272 3,905 -41.8% 696 818 -14.9%
#101 Hyundai Azera 2,233 3,304 -32.4% 368 432 -14.8%
#102 Smart Fortwo 2,186 2,850 -23.3% 420 837 -49.8%
#103 Fiat 500L 2,064 5,546 -62.8% 334 1,245 -73.2%
#104 Subaru BRZ 2,060 2,259 -8.8% 383 606 -36.8%
#105 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2,011 2,357 -14.7% 545 522 4.4%
#106 Volvo XC70 1,751 2,022 -13.4% 415 387 7.2%
#107 Jaguar F-Type 1,700 1,701 -0.1% 281 369 -23.8%
#108 Porsche Panamera 1,692 2,055 -17.7% 358 358 0.0%
#109 Porsche Cayman 1,639 1,376 19.1% 381 304 25.3%
#110 Audi A8 1,638 1,870 -12.4% 323 416 -22.4%
#111 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1,607 1,898 -15.3% 408 420 -2.9%
#112 Jaguar XJ 1,601 1,547 3.5% 227 317 -28.4%
#113 BMW 6-Series 1,591 4,846 -67.2% 474 351 35.0%
#114 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 1,569 1,659 -5.4% 254 411 -38.2%
#115 Volkswagen CC 1,513 2,559 -40.9% 292 582 -49.8%
#116 Chevrolet SS 1,359 1,180 15.2% 228 287 -20.6%
#117 Audi TT 1,245 14 8,793% 279 1 27,800%
#118 Volvo V60 1,139 1,862 -38.8% 199 241 -17.4%
#119 Porsche Boxster 1,036 1,245 -16.8% 127 307 -58.6%
#120 Cadillac CT6 1,017 697
#121 Honda CR-Z 970 1,088 -10.8% 234 246 -4.9%
#122 Hyundai Equus 904 989 -8.6% 123 170 -27.6%
#123 Volvo V60 Cross Country 691 929 -25.6% 144 293 -50.9%
#124 Honda Crosstour 680 3,759 -81.9% 42 887 -95.3%
#125 Acura RLX 614 976 -37.1% 127 239 -46.9%
#126 Infiniti Q60 606 1926 -68.5% 103 367 -71.9%
#127 Mercedes-AMG GT 599 501 19.6% 99 296 -66.6%
#128 Jaguar XE 598 598
#129 BMW i8 451 596 -24.3% 146 117 24.8%
#130 BMW Z4 447 967 -53.8% 126 78 61.5%
#131 Cadillac ELR 402 531 -24.3% 45 116 -61.2%
#132 Volkswagen Eos 387 1,088 -64.4% 6 349 -98.3%
#133 Kia K900 377 542 -30.4% 54 133 -59.4%
#134 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 300 644 -53.4% 97 124 -21.8%
#135 Alfa Romeo 4C 273 295 -7.5% 44 40 10.0%
#136 Nissan GT-R 271 667 -59.4% 63 111 -43.2%
#137 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 266 930 -71.4% 49 278 -82.4%
#138 Volvo S60 Cross Country 251 42
#139 Volvo S80 244 640 -61.9% 51 147 -65.3%
#140 Dodge Viper 241 289 -16.6% 47 58 -19.0%
#141 Audi R8 190 312 -39.1% 67 73 -8.2%
#142 Toyota Mirai 178 40
#143 Infiniti Q40 54 6,929 -99.2% 2 1,164 -99.8%
#144 Honda Insight 39 965 -96.0% 9 139 -93.5%
#145 Mitsubishi i MiEV 16 49 -67.3% 2 18 -88.9%
#146 Nissan Cube 15 675 -97.8% 1 108 -99.1%
#147 Scion xD 8 659 -98.8% 92 -100%
#148 Lexus LFA 5 4 25.0%
#149 Scion iQ 5 369 -98.6% 1 64 -98.4%
T150 Acura TSX 3 27 -88.9% 1 4 -75.0%
T150 Jaguar XK 3 227 -98.7% 30 -100%
T150 Mazda 2 3 259 -98.8% 10 -100%
T153 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 1 23 -95.7% 3 -100%
T153 Porsche 918 Spyder 1 106 -99.1% 20 -100%
#155 Dodge Avenger 898 -100% 111 -100%
#156 Acura TL 76 -100% 10 -100%
#157 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class 52 -100%
#158 Volvo C70 7 -100%

Total  °
2,929,159 3,178,048 -7.8% 626,893 745,377 -15.9%

Source: Automakers & ANDC & WSJ
* Italicized, asterisked, unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total.
² Total Prius Family sales: down 36% to 12,517 in May; down 25% to 56,378 YTD.
³ Hyundai USA combines sales of the Genesis and Genesis Coupe. 
° Overall market figure is a combination of all reported sales figures.
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 Aston Martin and Lotus in 2016’s first five months were 430 and 70, respectively. 
Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but we source estimates from HybridCars.com
Model S sales estimate: down 35% to 1500 in May; up 3% to 9400 YTD.