Just one spot behind the 128th-ranked GMC Yukon XL sits the five-pronged Mini Cooper lineup. American sales of the overall lineup decreased 1% in July 2014, but compared with July 2013, the brand’s core Mini Cooper Hardtop model produced a 21% increase to 3479 units. Sales of the Cooper Hardtop were down 44% at the halfway mark of this year.
This is the sort of information you’ll glean from closely examining these complete U.S. vehicle sales rankings, where all makes and models are ranked by year-to-date volume with complete figures for the previous month and the year-ago periods, as well. Near the top of the leaderboard, you’ll still find the Ford F-Series ranked atop all the others, the Toyota Camry is dominant in its role as America’s best-selling car, and the Honda CR-V is expanding its slight lead over the Ford Escape as America’s favourite utility vehicle.
But the more obscure data points are the fun data points. Sales of the Toyota FJ Cruiser, a soon-to-expire vehicle that’s currently America’s 164th-best-selling vehicle, are up 23% in 2014. Americans buy more FJ Cruisers than they do Honda Ridgelines. The Chevrolet Corvette outsells the Fiat 500.
Sales of the Kia Soul jumped 45% in July; sales of the Subaru Forester were up 48%; sales of the Nissan Sentra jumped 54% – no other vehicles in the top 30 out-performed their July 2013 results with such growth.
Among America’s 65 best-selling vehicles, the Chevrolet Impala’s 25% July decline was the worst drop. Year-to-date, sales of the Toyota Prius (“sedan” and Plug-In) have fallen harder than any other vehicle in the top 40.
Last month we decided to adjust the way a number of vehicles are displayed here, and this will have an impact on the way you compare rankings when looking back at previous months. Ten commercial-oriented van nameplates are now in the mix, and the Infiniti G sedan has been separated from what was the G coupe and convertible but is now the Q60. In other words, there are an eleven extra lines in the full rankings, and GCBC has also added space at the bottom to display the complete size of the pickup, minivan, and commercial van with yet another line allotted to all other vehicles: cars, SUVs, and crossovers. More than those changes, this month the Mercedes-Benz B-Class EV, Porsche 918 Spyder, and BMW X4 were added as new vehicles. (Porsche retroactively reported a 918 Spyder sale for June, as well.)
There were other 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 included vehicles like the Cadillac DTS and Lexus HS250h, nameplates which collected sales in the first half of 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 Nissan together, for example, you’ll also see the Nissan 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 July volume by clicking the July 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 This post was updated at 8:40 AM AT on 08.26.2014 with correct market totals in the bottom five lines of the table. * 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. ^ Brand total includes sales of commercial vans, without which Mercedes-Benz falls to 27,192 July sales (up 15%), 178,816 YTD (up 8%.) ² Total Prius Family sales: down 11.2% to 20,675 in July; down 11% to 127,776 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. Hyundai does the same with the Genesis and Genesis Coupe. † Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales: up 31.2% to 4483 in July; up 27.1% to 34,950 in July. Total G Sedan and Q50 sales: up 47.3% to 3801 in July; up 42.4% to 30,248 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 July 2014 were 102, 175, 59, 14, and 75 respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but Automotive News now issues estimates for the brand, and those estimates say Tesla sold 1800 cars in July, 15,030 YTD. HybridCars.com, however, typically estimates much lower Model S sales. Mercedes-Benz’s sales report for July 2014 shows no B-Class sales in July 2013, but ANDC shows a pair were sold. BMW, BMW-Mini, and total figures are subject to change as a BMW USA glitch has created some confusion between the X4 and X6 numbers, and thus the totals.