Here you will find the YTD passenger car leaders in the United States for May 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.
May saw the Honda Civic overtake the Toyota Camry to be best-selling passenger car in America in the fifth month of 2018.
7.4% year-on-year growth for the Civic carries it to the top of the table and puts it 43 units ahead of last year’s performance for the calendar year to date.
The Camry meanwhile sits in second after its sales fell by almost 8% year-on-year. The Honda Accord also continued to struggle compared with a year ago, despite heaps of critical acclaim for its recent update.
Unlike last month there was significant growth for some nameplates in the top half of the table; the Hyundai Elantra saw sales shoot up 27% year-on-year.
*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.
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.