The Porsche Macan enters these year-to-date rankings as the 224th-best-selling vehicle in America. In the month of May specifically, the Macan ranked 165th, just behind the Mitsubishi Outlander, but ahead of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class sedan.
The BMW i3 entered the hybrid/electric fray as the 240th-best-selling vehicle in America. Again, in the month of May, the i3 ranked 219th, behind the Lexus LX570 and Jaguar XJ but ahead of the BMW X6 and Acura RLX.
Positively reviewed over the last few days, Ford Motor Company’s new Escape-based Lincoln MKC generated 677 sales, good enough for to grab the 234th spot in year-to-date terms; the 191st spot in May.
As (nearly) always, the best-selling vehicle in America in May and year-to-date is Ford’s F-Series truck lineup. The Toyota Camry’s big May pushed the Chevrolet Silverado down to the third spot, although the Silverado remains in second place through the first five months of 2014. The Camry did power past the Ram P/U, however, while the Honda Accord passed the Nissan Altima, the Toyota RAV4 stole the 14th position from the Hyundai Elantra, and the Ford Explorer and Nissan Rogue flipped places. No other ranking changes took place among cars in the top 20.
There were important improvements introduced in last October’s ranking of vehicle 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 Jeep Liberty and Mitsubishi Eclipse, nameplates which collected sales in May 2013 but not this year.
More useful, there are now visible brand results, so when you sort the table by vehicle names to showcase all BMWs together, for example, you’ll also see the BMW brand’s total. Manufacturers are shown in bold for differentiation between makes and models. 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.
Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by May volume by clicking the May 2014 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Vehicle 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.
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. ^ Brand total includes sales of commercial vans. ¹ Chrysler markets the Viper not as a Dodge but as an SRT Viper; we show it here as a Dodge so you can see the Viper with like-minded products when you sort vehicles alphabetically using the Vehicle column header. We have also decided that it’s time we all recognized the Ram Pickup range as a Ram and not as a Dodge, in keeping with Chrysler nomenclature. ² Total Prius Family sales: up 13.9% to 26,793 in May; down 10.8% to 88,452 YTD. 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 90.3% to 5636 in May; up 33.7% to 25,900 YTD. Total G Sedan and Q50 sales: up 140% to 4632 in May; up 50.8% to 22,632 YTD. ‡ 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 May 2014 were 102, 175, 59, 14, and 75, respectively. ° Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but Automotive News has begun supplying estimates for the brand, and those estimates are visible in the list above. HybridCars.com estimates 1400 May sales, 6800 YTD.