America’s ten best-selling vehicles generated one quarter of the U.S. auto industry’s new vehicle sales volume in 2013. From the Ford F-Series to the Ford Escape – with two trucks, one SUV, and five cars in between – the ten top sellers were the same ten nameplates that presided over the top of the charts in 2012.
The Chevrolet Volt: America’s 135th-Best-Selling Vehicle In 2013
The order has changed, however. The F-Series, Silverado, Camry, and Accord are still the top four, the Ford Escape remained steady in tenth, but the Ram Pickup has risen from seventh to fifth with an 11% improvement. The Nissan Altima fell from sixth to seventh, the Honda Civic fell from fifth to sixth, the Toyota Corolla slid into ninth spot from eighth. The Honda CR-V moved up a spot into eighth.
The Nissan Leaf: America’s 136th-Best-Selling Vehicle In 2013
Based on a percentage improvement scale, America’s fastest-growing nameplates have naturally ascended these rankings in an impressive fashion. The SRT Viper shot up 14 spots. The Acura RLX is 44 spots up on the Acura RL’s placement a year ago. The Porsche Cayman is America’s 220th-best-selling vehicle, up from the 251st spot a year ago.
New entries include the 118th-ranked Buick Encore, 129th-ranked Jeep Cherokee, 151st-ranked Infiniti Q50, 164th-ranked Mercedes-Benz CLA250, 184th-ranked Kia Cadenza, 191st-ranked Fiat 500L, 225th-ranked Mitsubishi Mirage, 229th-ranked Jaguar F-Type, 249th-ranked Chevrolet SS, and the 262nd Cadillac ELR.
There were exciting improvements introduced in 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 Volvo S40 and Lexus SC430, nameplates which collected sales in 2012 but not this year. More importantly, there are now visible brand results, so when you sort the table by vehicle names to showcase all Hondas together, for example, you’ll also see the Honda 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 2013 year end rankings, but you can sort vehicles by December volume by clicking the December 2013 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. Just remember, the list is horizontally flipped from the norm: YTD on the left, monthly data on the right.
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.