2012 Chevrolet Suburban Front End

Don’t you find it the least bit interesting that, in the first three months of 2012, the Chevrolet Suburban has been about as popular as Mini’s Cooper range? Forgetting history for just a moment, it strikes me that basically the same number of people (and fleet buyers?) walk into Chevrolet dealers looking for Suburbans as Mini dealers looking for either a regular Cooper, Clubman, Convertible, Roadster, or Coupe. 

Making it even stranger is the fact that the Toyota Avalon – about as different from a Mini as it is different from a Suburban – has been equally successful this year. The Suburban also ranks just ahead of three small crossovers: Kia’s Sportage, the Nissan Juke, and Jeep’s Compass.

2012 Mini Coupe White Red Stripes

It’s not that the aligning sales figures for these three vehicles are particularly meaningful in and of themselves. But they most certainly manifest the divergent tastes of American car buyers. The Mini-to-Compass group starts after the jump at the 91st line. Only a little further down the line you’ll spot the Fiat 500 in the 99th spot and the Hyundai Veloster in 100th.

In all, there are 255 vehicles listed in this All Vehicle Rankings post. Scrolling from the Ford F-Series all the way down to the Suzuki Reno (seriously?), you’ll see increasingly popular cars and trucks like the Toyota Camry and Dodge Ram, brand new nameplates like the Buick Verano and Mazda CX-5, and disappearing vehicles like the Chevrolet HHR and Honda Element. 

The first dropdown menu on GoodCarBadCar’s Sales Stats page provides access to a database in which monthly and yearly sales figures for these vehicles are available for perusal. The tremendously lengthy table below ranks vehicles by their U.S. volume through the first quarter of 2012. Specific March 2012 best seller lists for cars, trucks, SUVs, overall vehicles, and luxury vehicles can, not surprisingly, be found under the Best Sellers banner. Don’t forget to use your Command+F (or Cntrl+F for Windows users) function in order to find a specific model in the overwhelming list below.

Rank
Vehicle
March
2012 YTD
March
2011 YTD
% Change
#1
Ford F-Series
143,827 126,627 + 13.6%
#2
Toyota Camry
105,405 76,821 + 37.2%
#3
Nissan Altima
96,360 69,551 + 38.5%
#4
Chevrolet Silverado
95,368 92,455 + 3.4%
#5
Honda Civic
77,169 64,968 + 18.8%
#6
Honda CR-V
74,587 57,433 + 29.9%
#7
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
68,428 76,675 – 10.8%
#8
Dodge Ram
67,464 52,739 + 27.9%
#9
Ford Focus
66,043 37,071 + 78.2%
#10
Ford Fusion
63,949 65,023 – 1.7%
#11
Honda Accord
61,132 66,195 – 7.6%
#12
Toyota Prius Family
60,859 42,779 + 42.3%
#13
Ford Escape
58,604 55,953 + 4.7%
#14
Chevrolet Malibu
58,550 48,745 + 20.1%
#15
Chevrolet Cruze
57,083 50,205 + 13.7%
#16
Hyundai Sonata
55,195 51,878 + 6.4%
#17
Chevrolet Equinox
51,577 43,230 + 19.3%
#18
Chevrolet Impala
50,377 49,541 + 1.7%
#19
Hyundai Elantra
44,401 41,203 + 7.8%
#20
Nissan Rogue
40,299 35,024 + 15.1%
#21
Toyota RAV4
39,865 39,840 + 0.1%
#22
Volkswagen Jetta
38,766 41,021 – 5.5%
#23
Jeep Grand Cherokee
37,503 26,115 + 43.6%
#24
Kia Optima
35,380 15,554 + 128%
#25
Nissan Versa
35,195 30,335 + 16.0%
#26
GMC Sierra
34,672 33,945 + 2.1%
#27
Dodge Grand Caravan
34,462 27,928 + 23.4%
#28
Mazda 3
33,710 25,559 + 31.9%
#29
Ford Explorer
33,645 29,490 + 14.1%
#30
Ford Edge
32,908 31,444 + 4.7%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
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Rank
Vehicle
March
2012 YTD
March
2011 YTD
% Change
#31
Kia Soul
32,574 22,057 + 47.7%
#32
Toyota Tacoma
32,119 25,163 + 27.6%
#33
Nissan Sentra
31,763 39,988 – 20.6%
#34
Chrysler 200
31,638 12,207 + 159%
#35
Jeep Wrangler
29,772 22,887 + 30.1%
#36
Chrysler Town & Country
27,734 23,927 + 15.9%
#37
Honda Odyssey
27,657 26,352 + 5.0%
#38
Subaru Outback
27,060 25,429 + 6.4%
#39
Toyota Highlander
26,056 25,957 + 0.4%
#40
Kia Sorento
26,011 27,828 – 6.5%
#41
Honda Pilot
25,341 24,535 + 3.3%
#42
BMW 3-Series
24,698 19,138 + 29.1%
#43
Volkswagen Passat
24,539 217 + 11,208%
#44
Toyota Sienna
24,200 25,598 – 5.5%
#45
Subaru Impreza
23,929 11,370 + 111%
#46
Dodge Charger
22,505 14,311 + 57.3%
#47
GMC Terrain
22,196 19,860 + 11.8%
#48
Chevrolet Camaro
21,924 19,972 + 9.8%
#49
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
21,905 8214 + 167%
#50
Jeep Liberty
21,799 15,155 + 43.8%
#51
Chevrolet Traverse
21,691 26,368 – 17.7%
#52
Dodge Avenger
21,629 11,748 + 84.1%
#53
Toyota Tundra
20,434 20,614 – 0.9%
#54
Ford Mustang
20,133 15,419 + 30.6%
#55
Chrysler 300
19,966 5379 + 271%
#56
Kia Forte
18,504 18,167 + 1.9%
#57
Hyundai Accent
18,484 14,487 + 27.6%
#58
Dodge Journey
18,133 14,180 + 27.9%
#59
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
18,107 15,193 + 19.2%
#60
Lexus RX
17,887 21,048 – 15.0%
#61
Mazda 6
17,885 9231 + 93.7%
#62
Nissan Maxima
17,490 14,285 + 22.4%
#63
GMC Acadia
17,149 19,688 – 12.9%
#64
Subaru Forester
16,874 19,769 – 14.6%
#65
Jeep Patriot
15,965 13,207 + 20.9%
#66
Ford Fiesta
15,522 20,327 – 23.6%
#67
Infiniti G
15,316 16,825 – 9.0%
#68
Nissan Murano
15,143 14,514 + 4.3%
#69
Ford Taurus
14,899 14,470 + 3.0%
#70
Hyundai Santa Fe
14,535 14,392 + 1.0%
#71
Nissan Frontier
14,106 10,932 + 29.0%
#72
Ford Ranger
13,929 12,461 + 11.8%
#73
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
13,873 15,074 – 8.0%
#74
Chevrolet Tahoe
13,833 17,193 – 19.5%
#75
Buick LaCrosse
13,478 12,939 + 4.2%
#76
Cadillac SRX
13,292 13,959 – 4.8%
#77
BMW 5-Series
12,709 13,053 – 2.6%
#78
Honda Fit
12,625 15,469 – 18.4%
#79
Subaru Legacy
12,117 10,220 + 18.6%
#80
Cadillac CTS
12,074 14,299 – 15.6%
#81
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
11,480 7200 + 59.4%
#82
Hyundai Tucson
11,049 10,713 + 3.1%
#83
Dodge Durango
11,046 8322 + 32.7%
#84
Buick Enclave
10,950 14,445 – 24.2%
#85
Kia Rio
10,703 4885 + 119%
#86
Dodge Challenger
10,524 9742 + 8.0%
#87
Acura MDX
10,199 11,085 – 8.0%
#88
Toyota Yaris
10,169 6610 + 53.8%
#89
Chevrolet Colorado
10,056 7371 + 36.4%
#90
Toyota 4Runner
10,054 11,958 – 15.9%
#91
Mini Cooper
10,048 9040 + 11.2%
#92
Toyota Avalon
10,043 6477 + 55.1%
#93
Chevrolet Suburban
9892 7685 +28.7%
#94
Kia Sportage
9888 11,704 – 15.5%
#95
Nissan Juke
9442 10,169 – 7.1%
#96
Jeep Compass
9107 7393 + 23.2%
#97
Volkswagen Golf
9036 7582 + 19.2%
#98
Acura TSX
8994 7545 + 19.2%
#99
Fiat 500
8850 500 + 1670%
#100
Hyundai Veloster
8781 —– —–
#101
Audi A4
8686 8681 + 0.1%
#102
BMW X5
8675 7694 + 12.8%
#103
Toyota Venza
8634 8115 + 6.4%
#104
Lexus ES350
8548 8545 + 0.04%
#105
Ford Expedition
8422 9082 – 7.3%
#106
Acura TL
8417 8034 + 4.8%
#107
Hyundai Genesis
8232 6888 + 19.5%
#108
Nissan Pathfinder
8210 6712 + 22.3%
#109
Mazda CX-7
7279 8121 – 10.4%
#110
Mazda 2
7264 3849 + 88.7%
#111
Volkswagen Tiguan
7247 5681 + 27.6%
#112
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
7220 —– —–
#113
Buick Regal
7100 9683 – 26.7%
#114
Lincoln MKZ
7081 6487 + 9.2%
#115
Ford Flex
6807 6823 – 0.2%
#116
BMW X3
6653 5710 + 16.5%
#117
Lexus IS
6622 7029 – 5.8%
#118
Lincoln MKX
6427 5449 + 17.9%
#119
GMC Yukon
6117 7564 – 19.1%
#120
Mazda CX-9
6030 8565 – 29.6%
#121
Mercedes-Benz GLK
6028 5441 + 10.8%
#122
Audi Q5
5970 5206 + 14.7%
#123
Volvo S60
5943 4241 + 40.1%
#124
Chevrolet Avalanche
5494 4466 + 23.0%
#125
Mitsubishi Galant
5385 7509 – 28.3%
#126
Cadillac Escalade
5277 6443 – 18.1%
#127
Dodge Caliber
5238 9607 – 45.5%
#128
Scion tC
5233 5494 – 4.8%
#129
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
5154 4943 + 4.3%
#130
Lexus GS
5048 1103 + 358%
#131
Nissan Armada
5037 4942 + 1.9%
#132
Kia Sedona
5000 4266 + 17.2%
#133
Nissan Quest
4986 2336 + 113%
#134
Buick Verano
4980 —– —–
#135
Lexus CT200h
4890 2199 + 122%
#136
Scion xB
4865 4743 + 2.6%
#137
Volkswagen Beetle
4673 1027 + 355%
#138
Nissan Titan
4613 4818 – 4.3%
#139
Nissan Xterra
4601 4039 + 13.9%
#140
Mitsubishi Lancer
4165 4322 – 3.6%
#141
Volkswagen CC
4155 6043 – 31.2%
#142
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
4136 3756 + 10.1%
#143
Mini Countryman
4132 3301 + 25.2%
#144
Mazda CX-5
3986 —– —–
#145
Mazda 5
3941 7124 – 44.7%
#146
Chevrolet Volt
3915 1210 + 224%
#147
Volvo XC60
3873 3519 + 10.1%
#148
Honda Ridgeline
3830 2974 + 28.8%
#149
Audi A5
3711 3584 + 3.5%
#150
GMC Yukon XL
3648 4816 – 24.3%
#151
Audi A6
3581 1912 + 87.3%
#152
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
3576 3196 + 11.9%
#153
Infiniti QX56
3516 3039 + 15.7%
#154
BMW 7-Series
3380 2762 + 22.4%
#155
Honda Crosstour
3353 5439 – 37.3%
#156
Suzuki SX4
3341 2836 + 17.8%
#157
Lincoln MKS
3287 2229 + 47.5%
#158
Toyota Sequoia
3231 3060 + 5.6%
#159
Toyota FJ Cruiser
3079 3621 – 15.0%
#160
GMC Canyon
3064 2224 + 37.8%
#161
Infiniti FX
3039 3122 – 2.7%
#162
Chevrolet Corvette
2932 2839 + 3.3%
#163
Porsche Cayenne
2905 3032 – 4.2%
#164
Acura RDX
2898 3634 – 20.3%
#165
Infiniti M
2799 3258 – 14.1%
#166
Dodge Nitro
2665 6055 – 56.0%
#167
Volvo XC90
2582 2304 + 12.1%
#168
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2559 2440 + 4.9%
#169
Scion xD
2550 2522 + 1.1%
#170
Scion iQ
2523 —– —–
#171
Lexus GX460
2521 3424 – 26.4%
#172
Volkswagen Touareg
2302 1419 + 62.2%
#173
Honda Insight
2297 6058 – 62.1%
#174
smart fortwo
2264 1267 + 78.7%
#175
Volkswagen Routan
2207 2742 – 19.5%
#176
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
2180 —– —–
#177
Land Rover Range Rover
2149 2547 – 15.6%
#178
Lincoln Navigator
2117 1935 + 9.4%
#179
BMW 1-Series
2094 2383 – 12.1%
#180
Nissan Cube
2077 6944 – 70.1%
#181
Nissan 370Z
2065 2112 – 2.2%
#182
Mitsubishi Outlander
2053 2204 – 6.9%
#183
Audi A7
2025 —– —–
#184
Porsche 911
2004 1450 + 38.2%
#185
Land Rover LR4
1981 1964 + 0.9%
#186
Audi Q7
1955 2237 – 12.6%
#187
Porsche Panamera
1867 1700 + 9.8%
#188
Hyundai Veracruz
1809 1809 0.0%
#189
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
1757 448 + 292%
#190
Nissan LEAF
1733 452 + 283%
#191
BMW 6-Series
1697 255 + 566%
#192
Audi A3
1687 1677 + 0.6%
#193
Ford Crown Victoria
1672 14,620 – 88.6%
#194
Lexus LS
1663 2381 – 30.2%
#195
Jaguar XF
1550 887 + 74.7%
#196
Lincoln MKT
1485 1257 + 18.1%
#197
Mazda MX-5 Miata
1454 1316 + 10.5%
#198
Volkswagen Eos
1448 1307 + 10.8%
#199
Suzuki Kizashi
1431 1994 – 28.2%
T200
Honda CR-Z
1365 3670 – 62.8%
T200
Suzuki Grand Vitara
1365 1380 – 1.1%
#202
Volvo XC70
1346 1206 + 11.6%
#203
Lexus LX570
1338 897 + 49.2%
#204
Jaguar XJ
1224 1255 – 2.5%
#205
Volvo C70
1134 1099 + 3.2%
#206
Mercedes-Benz SLK
1091 541 + 102%
#207
Audi A8
1065 1371 – 22.3%
#208
BMW X6
1033 1037 – 0.4%
#209
Infiniti EX35
1010 1592 – 36.6%
#210
Hyundai Equus
928 728 + 27.5%
#211
Buick Lucerne
828 7672 – 89.2%
#212
Volvo S80
798 921 – 13.4%
#213
Land Rover LR2
773 560 + 38.0%
#214
Volvo C30
692 684 + 1.2%
#215
BMW Z4
610 584 + 4.5%
#216
Subaru Tribeca
588 669 – 12.1%
#217
Lexus HS250h
563 699 – 19.5%
#218
Jaguar XK
554 359 + 54.3%
#219
Audi TT
547 436 + 25.5%
#220
Infiniti JX35
540 —– —–
#221
Mitsubishi Eclipse
462 772 – 40.2%
#222
Toyota Land Cruiser
441 521 – 15.4%
#223
Lincoln Town Car
439 2650 – 83.4%
#224
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
437 675 – 35.3%
#225
Suzuki Equator
416 468 – 11.1%
#226
Mazda Tribute
412 595 – 30.8%
#227
Dodge Dakota
376 4085 – 90.8%
#228
Chevrolet Caprive PPV
368 —– —–
#229
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
286 255 + 12.2%
#230
Porsche Cayman
282 326 – 13.5%
T231
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
270 545 – 50.5%
T231
Mitsubishi Endeavor
270 1604 – 83.2%
#233
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
261 290 – 10.0%
#234
Audi R8
243 279 – 12.9%
#235
Cadillac DTS
236 4457 – 94.7%
#236
Nissan GT-R
226 338 – 33.1%
#237
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
210 299 – 29.8%
#238
Acura ZDX
198 543 – 63.5%
#239
Hyundai Azera
159 522 – 69.5%
#240
Mitsubishi i MiEV
136 —– —–
#241
Porsche Boxsster
101 499 – 79.8%
#242
Acura RL
99 527 – 81.2%
#243
Cadillac STS
87 1353 – 93.6%
#244
Mazda RX-8
62 199 – 68.8%
#245
Volvo S40
50 1233 – 95.9%
#246
Dodge Viper
20 84 – 76.2%
#247
Lexus LFA
14 17 – 17.6%
#248
Chevrolet HHR
9 21,213 – 99.96%
#249
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
7 2 + 250%
#250
Suzuki XL7
7 23 – 69.6%
#251
Chevrolet Cobalt
3 642 – 99.5%
#252
Honda Element
3 3606 – 99.9%
#253
Lexus SC430
2 14 – 85.7%
T254
Honda FCX
1 —– —–
T254
Suzuki Forenza/Reno
1 1 0.0%
—–
Total
3,402,479 3,003,165 + 13.3%
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Commercial Vans
64,910 56,959 + 14.0%
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—–
Overall Market
3,467,389 3,060,124 + 13.3%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
Red font indicates year-over-year sales decline
Sales data for brands such as Maserati, Ferrari, Lotus, Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model

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