US sales: January 2016, models

2016 Honda Civic Sedan Touring

After looking at the January US sales by brand last week, now it’s time to look at sales broken out by model.

The good…

  • Honda Civic – the largest gain from among the models in the top 30, the Civic sold 43.0% more units in January 2016 than it did a year prior, rising to 5th in the monthly standings, just one short of the highest-ranked non-truck (Toyota Camry). Clearly the new model is a big success with the customers!
  • Nissan Rogue – the rise and rise of the Rogue continues, as the model once again finishes just outside the top 10. It even finished ahead of the 2015 segment-leader, Honda CR-V.
  • Chevrolet Malibu – the new model finally hits the market, rising 18 places in the rankings compared to Dec’15 and entering the top 20. The real test will come in the coming months, as we see whether the Malibu can hit the top 15.
  • Most Dodge models, with the exception of the Dart – Dodge must have had quite the sale in January, as all of its top-selling models did pretty great compared to Jan’15… with the exception of the Dart, showing that maybe Marchionne is correct in killing it off?
  • Nissan Maxima – with sales more than double those in Jan’15, it seems the consumers are liking the new model and its fake-looking rear pillars.

The bad

  • Honda Civic competitors – its clear that the Civic’s popularity is coming at the expense of its competitors, not just those that come from other carmakers (Toyota Corolla, down 18.3%), but also in-house alternatives (Honda CR-V, down 17.2%)
  • Nissan Altima – it seems that the Altima’s facelift hasn’t connected with customers, with sales down 16.1% compared to Jan 2015.
  • Honda Pilot – with sales down over 30% compared to where the previous model was last year, the new Pilot is clearly struggling to win people over. It will be interesting to see whether sales pick up in the coming months, or whether the new Pilot already lost the battle with its arch-nemesis, the Toyota Highlander.
  • Minicars: in an era of super-cheap gas, sales of all minicars are way down: Fit, Spark, Yaris, Mirage…

The newsworthy

  • The mix among luxury brands is shifting away from cars towards SUVs. For example, while sales of all Lexus cars were down, those of its SUVs were up (except the GX). It’s a similar story at Mercedes, Volvo, Cadillac and Porsche: almost all cars down, almost all SUVs up. It’s a good time to be an SUV!
  • Sals of all Volkswagens are down except the Tiguan – it seems that the discounts have given the previously-overpriced model the right price in order to succeed.
  • The age-old Nissan Frontier outsold the Chevy Colorado – clearly a setback for the return of the “bowtie” in the market for small trucks

Models ranking January 2016

Rank Jan’16 Rank change Model Sales Sales change
Jan’15 Dec’15 Jan 2016 Jan 2015
1 Ford F-series 51,540 54,370 5.2%
2 Chevrolet Silverado 37,863 36,106 4.9%
3 Ram Ram pickup 29,938 28,618 4.6%
4 1 Toyota Camry 26,848 26,763 0.3%
5 8 1 Honda Civic 26,741 18,699 43.0%
6 2 1 Toyota Corolla 22,362 27,357 18.3%
7 1 3 Nissan Altima 22,156 26,408 16.1%
8 2 Toyota RAV4 21,554 19,824 8.7%
9 1 4 Honda Accord 20,765 21,011 1.2%
10 1 4 Ford Fusion 19,877 19,694 0.9%
11 6 2 Nissan Rogue 19,762 15,649 26.3%
12 3 1 Ford Escape 19,219 20,054 4.2%
13 6 4 Honda CR-V 19,208 23,211 17.2%
14 2 3 Chevrolet Equinox 18,574 19,555 5.0%
15 1 3 Ford Explorer 16,614 17,036 2.5%
16 3 4 Nissan Sentra 16,144 14,395 12.2%
17 1 2 Jeep Cherokee 15,347 15,154 1.3%
18 5 2 Hyundai Sonata 15,209 12,363 23.0%
19 8 18 Chevrolet Malibu 14,746 11,878 24.1%
20 2 8 GMC Sierra 14,381 12,621 13.9%
21 7 1 Chevrolet Cavalier/Cobalt/Cruze 14,362 18,693 23.2%
22 1 3 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13,164 12,806 2.8%
23 8 21 Ford Focus 12,977 18,478 29.8%
24 5 3 Toyota Tacoma 12,717 11,409 11.5%
25 6 2 Subaru Forester 11,904 11,210 6.2%
26 6 2 Toyota Highlander 11,258 11,060 1.8%
27 3 2 Subaru Outback 11,197 11,351 1.4%
28 10 7 Toyota Sienna 10,992 8,933 23.0%
29 1 3 Jeep Wrangler 10,797 11,683 7.6%
30 6 25 Chevrolet Impala 9,942 9,214 7.9%
31 5 3 Hyundai Elantra 9,885 12,240 19.2%
32 27 2 Ford Transit 9,631 6,380 51.0%
33 14 14 Ford Edge 9,533 7,581 25.7%
34 9 7 Toyota Prius 9,311 12,244 24.0%
35 7 1 Kia Soul 9,191 8,142 12.9%
36 17 24 Dodge Charger 9,164 7,025 30.4%
37 2 14 GMC Terrain 8,835 8,844 0.1%
38 14 7 Honda Pilot 8,561 12,315 30.5%
39 32 6 Dodge Grand Caravan 8,525 4,665 82.7%
40 12 19 Dodge Journey 8,456 7,041 20.1%
41 6 11 Kia Optima 8,413 9,394 10.4%
42 21 4 Chrysler Town & Country 8,380 6,044 38.6%
43 5 2 Jeep Patriot 8,273 7,563 9.4%
44 7 15 VW Jetta 8,177 8,969  10.0%
45 12 2 Nissan Versa 8,006 10,546 24.1%
46 6 12 Ford Mustang 7,580 8,694 12.8%
47 3 2 Mazda Protege/Mazda3 7,551 7,896 4.4%
48 6 Toyota 4Runner 7,496 6,945 7.9%
49 8 7 Toyota Tundra 7,232 8,197 11.8%
50 5 11 Honda Odyssey 7,221 7,870 8.2%
51 13 11 Mazda CX-5 7,063 5,949 18.7%
52 18 2 Chevrolet Traverse 7,014 10,151 30.9%
53 3 Subaru Impreza 6,718 7,527 10.7%
54 5 22 Kia Sorento 6,695 7,543 11.2%
55 7 7 Nissan Pathfinder 6,451 6,138 5.1%
56 1 8 Subaru XV Crosstrek 6,448 6,513 1.0%
57 10 30 Nissan Frontier 6,363 5,868 8.4%
58 new 2 Jeep Renegade 6,362 0 new
59 4 9 Chevrolet Tahoe 6,199 6,607 6.2%
60 26 7 Dodge Durango 6,079 3,585 69.6%
61 5 23 Lexus RX 5,904 6,569 10.1%
62 7 27 Chevrolet Camaro 5,551 4,991 11.2%
63 20 8 Nissan Murano 5,516 3,773 46.2%
64 1 1 Chevrolet S10/Colorado 5,508 5,942 7.3%
65 1 5 GMC Acadia 5,385 5,898 8.7%
66 8 22 Kia Spectra/Forte 5,329 6,422 17.0%
67 34 4 Hyundai Tucson 5,218 3,036 71.9%
68 48 7 Chrysler Sebring/200 5,200 14,157 63.3%
69 23 17 Hyundai Santa Fe 5,139 7,749 33.7%
70 19 25 BMW 3-series-4-series 5,119 7,348 30.3%
71 6 14 Jeep Compass 5,089 4,317 17.9%
72 29 Dodge Challenger 5,085 4,592 10.7%
73 12 Mercedes-Benz C class/CLK 5,079 6,236 18.6%
74 63 Hyundai Accent 5,050 4,438 13.8%
75 17 2 Buick Encore 4,920 3,465 42.0%
76 24 6 Kia Sportage 4,803 3,054 57.3%
77 14 5 Cadillac SRX 4,778 3,485 37.1%
78 35 3 Dodge Dart 4,748 8,136 41.6%
79 18 20 Chrysler 300 4,634 3,192 45.2%
80 2 5 Subaru Legacy 4,473 3,881 15.3%
81 38 19 Nissan Maxima 4,415 2,144 105.9%
82 new 20 Honda HR-V 4,177 0 new
83 4 3 VW Golf 4,110 4,199 0.0%
84 39 40 Buick Century/LaCrosse 4,057 2,023 100.5%
85 9 47 BMW 5 series 3,795 3,359 13.0%
86 42 4 Chevrolet Trax 3,746 1,839 103.7%
87 3 4 Buick Enclave 3,692 3,497 5.6%
88 19 Chevrolet Aveo/Sonic 3,678 3,521 4.5%
89 10 13 Mercedes-Benz M class/GLE 3,663 3,144 16.5%
90 20 6 Toyota Avalon 3,597 4,781 24.8%
91 31 24 VW Passat 3,586 6,305 43.1%
92 17 13 Acura MDX 3,576 4,381 18.4%
93 9 19 Ford Taurus 3,567 3,006 18.7%
94 9 3 Ford Transit Connect 3,411 3,689 7.5%
95 14 29 Lexus ES 3,400 4,080 16.7%
96 16 18 Chevrolet Suburban 3,270 4,130 20.8%
97 13 62 Mercedes-Benz CLA 3,168 2,491 27.2%
98 7 5 Lexus NX 3,133 2,812 11.4%
99 10 2 Acura RDX 3,104 3,517 11.7%
100 32 8 Honda Fit 3,095 5,802 46.7%
101 28 6.5 Infiniti G/Q40/Q50/Q60 3,056 4,461 31.5%
102 25 45 Mercedes-Benz GLA 3,041 1,878 61.9%
103 8 10 Ford E-series 2,959 3,308 10.6%
104 26 30 Lexus IS 2,933 4,222 30.5%
105 18 37 Chevrolet Express 2,913 3,582 18.7%
106 34 Buick Verano 2,859 2,776 3.0%
107 5 3 Ford Expedition 2,855 2,460 16.1%
108 45 2 Mercedes-Benz GLK/GLC 2,849 1,398 103.8%
109 2 26 Mini Cooper 2,734 2,483 10.1%
110 7 29 Audi Q5 2,691 2,927 8.1%
111 70 27 Buick Regal 2,653 792 235.0%
112 16 32 BMW X5 2,584 3,214 19.6%
113 29 4 Mazda 626/Mazda6 2,572 3,766 31.7%
114 7 22 GMC Yukon 2,567 2,649 3.1%
115 22 1 Ford Fiesta 2,560 3,454 25.9%
116 32 18 VW Tiguan 2,528 1,473 0.0%
117 41 22.5 Mercedes-Benz E class 2,503 4,336 42.3%
118 138 7 Volvo XC90 2,375 38 6150.0%
119 11 23 Infiniti JX/QX60 2,372 2,577 8.0%
120 57 69 Audi Q7 2,336 880 165.5%
121 3 10 GMC Sonoma/Canyon 2,270 2,205 2.9%
122 18 4 Acura TL/TLX 2,239 2,910 23.1%
123 7 2 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2,233 2,267 1.5%
124 9 2 Audi A3 2,148 2,383 9.9%
125 15 18 Ram ProMaster 2,109 1,580 33.5%
126 29 7 Lincoln MKX 2,052 1,358 51.1%
127 30 18.5 Hyundai Veloster 2,023 1,302 55.4%
128.5 27.5 2.5 BMW X3 2,002 1,341 49.3%
128.5 8.5 15.5 Kia Sedona 2,002 1,670 19.9%
130 13 16 TESLA Model S 2,000 2,250 0.0%
131 6 27 GMC Yukon XL 1,995 1,965 1.5%
132 17 32 Ford Flex 1,991 1,458 36.6%
133 4 10 Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ 1,946 1,830 6.3%
134 66 29 BMW X1 1,937 518 273.9%
135 26 7 Hyundai Genesis 1,907 2,573 25.9%
136 9 25 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1,899 1,505 26.2%
137.5 24.5 32.5 Audi A4 1,840 2,406 23.5%
137.5 new 23.5 Scion iA 1,840 0 new
139 13 10 Cadillac XTS 1,813 1,882 3.7%
140 19 6 Mercedes-Benz GL 1,796 2,121 15.3%
141 11 14 Lexus GX 1,608 1,803 10.8%
142 29 15 Mitsubishi Outlander 1,543 1,003 53.8%
143 1 37 Mitsubishi Lancer 1,523 1,515 0.5%
144 20 12 Nissan Juke 1,510 2,001 24.5%
145 25 3 Chevrolet Corvette 1,501 2,127 29.4%
146 10 GMC Savana 1,500 1,489 0.7%
147 13 Land Rover Range Rover 1,475 1,481 0.4%
148 32 29 Porsche Macan 1,469 796 84.5%
149 10 10 Lincoln MKC 1,436 1,602 10.4%
150 9 44 Kia Rio 1,430 1,572 9.0%
151 34 14 Nissan Quest 1,421 708 100.7%
152 12 35 Porsche Cayenne 1,395 1,116 25.0%
153 new 14 Mazda CX-3 1,375 0 new
154 22 8.5 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 1,361 1,752 22.3%
155 19 35 Lexus GS 1,298 1,679 22.7%
156 11 2 Nissan NV 1,292 1,059 22.0%
157 15 7 Mercedes-Benz S class 1,277 1,566 18.5%
158 4 4 Nissan NV200 1,273 1,184 7.5%
159 new 27 Scion iM 1,250 0 new
160 13 5 Acura ILX 1,233 992 24.3%
161 23 58 Cadillac Escalade 1,227 1,664 26.3%
162 48 7.5 Fiat 500 1,207 2,386 49.4%
163 4 14 Infiniti QX56/QX80 1,164 1,248 6.7%
164 66 12 Chevrolet Spark 1,121 3,170 64.6%
165 34 46 Cadillac ATS 1,067 1,757 39.3%
166 91 Land Rover Freelander/LR2/Discovery Sport 1,040 36 2788.9%
167 new 13 Fiat 500X 1,018 0 new
168 34 25 Cadillac CTS 1,013 1,698 40.3%
169 29 17 Chevrolet Volt 996 542 83.8%
170 63 3 Infiniti EX/QX50 994 188 428.7%
171 8 4 Ford C-Max 987 1,160 14.9%
172 75 42 Ram ProMaster City 974 93 947.3%
173 40 11 Mitsubishi Mirage 963 1,705 43.5%
174 20 8 VW Beetle 939 1,389 0.0%
175 7 17 Nissan Titan 937 774 21.1%
176 24 2 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 933 1,403 33.5%
177 1 7.5 Audi Q3 902 873 3.3%
178 35 61 Volvo XC60 860 1,517 43.3%
179 3 14 Toyota Sequoia 852 904 5.8%
180 11 3 BMW 7 series 847 637 33.0%
181 12 Land Rover Discovery/LR3/LR4 846 609 38.9%
182 21 41 Audi A6 841 1,202 30.0%
183 32 14 Scion xB 782 1,428 45.2%
184 19 new Cadillac Escalade ESV 775 1,100 29.5%
185 16 5 Nissan Armada 774 1,029 24.8%
186 20 7 Nissan Leaf 755 1,070 29.4%
187 3 25 Jaguar S-type/XF 726 644 12.7%
188 20 new Porsche 911 723 1,052 31.3%
189 54 36 Volvo S60-V60 716 1,691 57.7%
190 30 5 Scion tC 715 1,219 41.3%
191.5 19.5 40.5 BMW 2-series 710 375 89.3%
191.5 2.5 0.5 Chevrolet City Express 710 585 21.4%
193 18 8 Lincoln Navigator 700 916 23.6%
194 24 23 Lexus CT 622 1,005 38.1%
195 23 1 Lexus LX 585 293 99.7%
196 16 6 Mazda MX-5 Miata 560 338 65.7%
197 47 26 Toyota Yaris 548 1,442 62.0%
198 9 18 Lincoln MKS 538 645 16.6%
199 5 new MASERATI 0 525 452 0.0%
200 42 12 Mazda CX-9 512 1,269 59.7%
201 18 9 Scion FR-S 507 746 32.0%
202 19 18 Lincoln MKT 505 268 88.4%
203 19 55 Mini Countryman 504 745 32.3%
204 12 3 Infiniti M/Q70 492 627 21.5%
205 9 2 Infiniti FX/QX70 436 557 21.7%
206 13 6 Audi A7 432 285 51.6%
207 12 17 Hyundai XG350/Azera 409 584 30.0%
208 6 4 Smart ForTwo 399 492 18.9%
209 22 10 Lexus LS 397 666 40.4%
210 3 42 BMW X6 385 433 11.1%
211 12 5 VW CC 379 531 0.0%
212 2 3 Kia Amanti/Cadenza 374 383 2.3%
213 34 14 Fiat 500L 369 869 57.5%
214 1 5 Subaru BRZ 361 330 9.4%
215 10 Nissan 350/370Z 358 448 20.1%
216 13 2 VW Touareg 354 482 0.0%
217 2 1 Audi A8 345 306 12.7%
218 7 5 Mercedes-Benz G class 338 231 46.3%
219 13 11 Porsche Panamera 336 437 23.1%
220 3 3 Jaguar F-Type 333 301 10.6%
221 24 13 Volvo S80 293 548 0.0%
222 2 14 Jaguar XJ 292 275 6.2%
223 15 12 Mercedes-Benz CLS 287 406 29.3%
224 2 1 Toyota Land Cruiser 273 251 8.8%
225.5 37.5 18.5 Honda Crosstour 266 661 59.8%
225.5 2.5 3.5 Mercedes-Benz SLK 266 246 8.1%
227 18 29 BMW X4 262 396 33.8%
228 3 7 Porsche Boxster 243 198 22.7%
229 15 7 Mercedes-Benz SL 214 310 31.0%
230 2 4 Honda CR-Z 192 196 2.0%
231 15 7 Porsche Cayman 188 304 38.2%
232 31 60 BMW 6 series 185 511 63.8%
233 111 12 Toyota Venza 184 2,105 91.3%
234 48 60 BMW i3 182 670 72.8%
235 1 new FERRARI 0 180 177 0.0%
236 7.5 1 Hyundai Equus 171 220 22.3%
237 22.5 4 Audi TT 155 3 5066.7%
238 12 new Audi Allroad 149 227 34.4%
239 new 1.5 Mercedes-Benz GT 125 0 new
240 2.5 8 VW Eos 123 156 0.0%
241 6 1 Acura RL/RLX 98 176 44.3%
242 8.5 new Rolls-Royce 0 97 77 0.0%
243 2 1 Chevrolet SS 88 115 23.5%
244 2 new ASTON MARTIN 0 86 103 0.0%
245 new Bentley 0 81 96 0.0%
246 new 7 TESLA Model X 75 0 0.0%
247 73 19 Mazda Mazda5 70 941 92.6%
248 8 7.5 Kia K900 68 119 42.9%
249.5 5.5 0.5 Alfa Romeo 4C 67 97 30.9%
249.5 1.5 6.5 Cadillac ELR 67 92 27.2%
251 8 5 Nissan GT-R 66 101 34.7%
252 new LAMBORGHINI 0 65 63 0.0%
253 29 8 Mercedes-Benz B class 58 240 75.8%
254 1 6 Dodge Viper 52 61 14.8%
255 9 24 BMW Z4 42 94 55.3%
256 7 51 BMW i8 32 85 62.4%
257 new 5.5 Toyota Mirai 26 0 new
258 19 24 Chevrolet Caprice 21 124 83.1%
259 32 9 Honda Insight 19 223 91.5%
260 88 13 Nissan Xterra 18 998 98.2%
261 7 9.5 Audi R8 11 49 77.6%
262 4 new LOTUS 0 4 15 0.0%
263.5 26 10.5 Nissan Cube 3 156 98.1%
263.5 35 8.5 Scion xD 3 220 98.6%
266 36 8.5 Honda Ridgeline 2 214 99.1%
266 6.5 12 Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2 3 33.3%
266 15.5 8.5 Scion iQ 2 77 97.4%
269 14 9.5 Jaguar XK 1 46 97.8%
269 8 9.5 Lexus LFA 1 2 50.0%
269 33 13 Toyota FJ Cruiser 1 158 99.4%