November 2012 Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America

At GoodCarBadCar, America’s worst-selling vehicles are ranked three different ways.

In the first table, you’ll see every eligible vehicle ranked by year-over-year percentage decline. A 97% drop for the Porsche Cayman equals 109 fewer sales. A 76% drop for the Acura RL, soon to be the Acura RLX, works out to 34 lost sales. And a 61% decline for Toyota’s Yaris is 3410 fewer units than Toyota sold in November 2011.

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Next up, mainstream brand vehicles are ranked by November 2012 volume, or in this case, a lack of November 2012 volume. This doesn’t include high-end vehicles like the Chevrolet Corvette, Nissan GT-R, or Toyota Land Cruiser. 

The third table ranks all vehicles, luxury brand vehicles and the aforementioned high-end vehicle and every other still-produced and actively marketed vehicle, by November 2012 volume. Keep in mind, Ferrari and Lamborghini and Bentley and many other brands don’t report sales figures for specific models, so there are a large number of vehicles that compete with and sell no more often than, say, the SLS AMG, but yet they’re not featured here.

Historic monthly and yearly sales figures for every vehicle currently on sale in North America can be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. Porsche has only sold more than 100 Caymans once since November 2011, that was back in January. The new Porsche Cayman, an attractive proposition indeed, will post huge (and somewhat skewed) year-over-year increases in 2013.

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Percentage Decline
% Change
November 2012
November 2011
#1
Porsche Cayman
– 96.5% 4 113
#2
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
– 83.4% 28 169
#3
Acura RL
– 75.6% 11 45
#4
Mazda 6
– 71.9% 1204 4292
#5
Honda Insight
– 68.2% 238 749
#6
Toyota Yaris
– 60.8% 2194 5604
#7
Land Rover Range Rover
– 50.5% 352 711
#8
Buick Regal
– 48.1% 1101 2120
#9
Audi R8
– 40.5% 50 84
#10
Toyota Avalon
– 40.3% 1307 2188

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume
November 2012
November 2011
% Change
#1
Mitsubishi i MiEV
42 4 + 950%
#2
Subaru Tribeca
164 231 – 29.0%
#3
Honda Insight
238 749 – 68.2%
#4
Honda CR-Z
244 305 – 20.0%
#5
Volkswagen Eos
313 385 – 18.7%
#6
Mazda MX-5 Miata
369 294 + 25.5%
#7
Nissan 370Z
450 356 + 26.4%
#8
Subaru BRZ
527 —– —–
#9
Mitsubishi Outlander
585 695 – 15.8%
#10
Scion iQ
623 —– —–

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume (All Vehicles)
November 2012
November 2011
% Change
#1
Porsche Cayman
4 113 – 96.5%
#2
Acura RL
11 45 – 75.6%
#3
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
28 169 – 83.4%
#4
Mitsubishi i MiEV
42 4 + 950%
#5
Audi R8
50 84 – 40.5%
#6
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
63 79 – 20.3%
#7
Nissan GT-R
85 56 + 51.8%
#8
Jaguar XK
106 141 – 24.8%
#9
Subaru Tribeca
164 231 – 29.0%
#10
Audi TT
216 164 + 31.7%

Source: Manufacturers
Vehicle must have been on sale in November, must not have been officially cancelled by its manufacturer, and must have been showcased on manufacturer’s website in November. No longer deemed eligible: Chevrolet’s Caprice PPV, Lexus LFA, Honda FCX. The Acura RL is, however, on the basis that the RLX will be a name-changed predecessor.

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