For the second consecutive month, the Honda Accord knocked the Toyota Camry off its perch, ending September 2014 as the best-selling car in America. The gap has been closed to fewer than 31,000 sales on year-to-date terms, but with just three months remaining, 2014 does not appear to be the year that the Camry is unseated.
Accord sales jumped 31% last month; Camry sales slid 11%. The next-best-selling Honda Civic was down 3%. The sixth, seventh, ninth, 17th, 19th, and 20th-best-selling cars in America all reported declining year-over-year sales in September, as well, and this in a market which shot up 9.4% to more than 1.25 million units.
In addition to the Accord’s big jump, sales of the Chevrolet Cruze, Nissan Sentra, Nissan Versa, Subaru Outback, and Kia Soul all climbed far beyond their September 2013 tallies. Likewise, the BMW 3-Series (sales figures for which include the 4-Series in the U.S.) were half again as strong as they were a year ago. No premium brand car came close to selling as often as the BMW duo, with its wide-spread range encompassing a pair of hatchbacks, a sedan, a coupe, a convertible, and a wagon.
Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling cars can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of America’s best-selling trucks and will shortly publish the list of America’s best-selling SUVs in September 2014.
Source: Automakers * BMW USA, not GoodCarBadCar, chooses to combined sales of the 3-Series and 4-Series. ^GCBC will be displaying the Outback with cars until at least the end of the year. As an SUV/crossover, it would have ranked 11th in September.