U.S. new vehicle sales improved by 6% in October 2014, a gain of more than 70,000 units compared with October 2013. Big gains were produced by some of America’s most popular vehicles, including the top-selling car – Toyota Camry sales rose 14% – and America’s top-selling SUV – Honda CR-V sales jumped 30%.
For the third consecutive month, GM’s full-size truck twins outsold the Ford F-Series. The F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC, Sierra, and Ram P/U lineups account for 11.5% of the new vehicles sold in the United States in 2014, up from 11.3% during the first ten months of 2013.
The Cherokee was Jeep’s best-selling model for the second consecutive month as the Jeep and Ram brands nudged Dodge into third place among Chrysler Group entities. Jeep is America’s fastest-growing auto brand, Maserati excluded.
Among vehicles which were on sale throughout October of last year, the fastest-growing nameplates in October 2014 were Kia’s Sedona (up 252%), BMW’s 7-Series (up 170%), the Nissan NV200 (up 102%), the Honda Fit (up 83%), and the Hyundai Tucson (up 78%).
On the flip side, among vehicles which are still actively marketed (but not necessarily readily available), the BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz CLS, Audi TT, Acura RLX, Porsche Cayenne, Jaguar XJ, Nissan Quest, Volkswagen CC, and Mercedes-Benz CLA generated some of the worst year-over-year declines in October 2014.
The table below is completely sortable, so when you click the column header to sort by vehicle names to showcase all Mazdas together, for example, you’ll also see the Mazda 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 October volume by clicking the October 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, 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 was down 4.9% to 28,593 in October; up 6.8% to 261,804 YTD. ² Total Prius Family sales: down 13.5% to 13,511 in October; down 11.6% to 179,001 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 0.7% to 4718 in October; up 11.1% to 48,548 YTD. Total G Sedan and Q50 sales: up 4.9% to 4222 in October; up 21.3% to 42,294 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 the first ten months of 2014 were 1020, 1750, 590, 142, and 750, 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 1400 cars in October; 19,530 YTD. HybridCars.com, however, has typically estimated much lower Model S sales, 1300 in October but only 13,200 YTD.