US sales: August 2017, models

After discussing the US auto brand sales ranking for August, let’s take a closer look at the models ranking.

Top 10

Ford F-series

Ford F-series

The Top 10 this year has been the setting of many fascinating battles. First, there is the battle of the Large Pickups, a battle which Ford F-series remains firmly in control of despite a wobbly start to the year, with sales up 15.0% in August alone. Following the Ford are Chevrolet Silverado and Ram Pickup, with the Ram putting in some good performances earlier this year, outselling its rival for three straight months March through May and coming to within 5,000 cars in the YTD total at the end of that period, but the Chevy regaining initiative since then to widen the YTD sales gap to over 35,000 units by the end of August. August growth stats reflect this clearly: sales for the Chevy are up 3.9%, while for the Ram they are down 6.5%, the largest drop in 12 months.

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Upcoming 2018 Toyota Camry

The second fascinating battle is between the CompactMid-sized and Compact SUV cars for the title of “best of the rest” behind the Large Pickups. While traditional sedans from the first two segments have historically been the largest, the Compact SUVs segment has been growing much more quickly in the last few years, attracting families with children and becoming, in practice, the “new normal” for a family car in the US. This can be clearly seen in the stats: at this time last year, positions 4-6 in the YTD sales stats were occupied by Toyota CamryHonda Civic and Toyota Corolla, whereas this year they have been displaced by Toyota RAV4Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V. Interestingly, two of the three sedans put in a good performance in August, with sales of the Camry up by 12.7% as dealers get ready for the new 2018 model, and those of the Civic up by 11.2%, matching its growth in July and suggesting that the model’s sales may be on a bit of a rebound.

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New Chevrolet Equinox

Which leads us to the final battle, that between the Compact SUVs. The year started off great for Nissan Rogue, which placed 4th in February, March and June, which allowed the model to build a nice YTD advantage over its competitors. However, the arrival of the new Honda CR-V and a push by Toyota RAV4 seem to have taken the wind out of the Nissan’s sails, and the model ranked a lowly 7th and 9th in July and August, with sales down 9.5% this month. This has allowed the resurgent RAV4 to overtake the Rogue in the YTD sales statistics this month, on the back of a great 30.4% growth in August alone, and if the Nissan’s fortunes don’t pick up soon it will be overtaken by the Honda as well, with the CR-V only 8,000 cars behind. Still, this is nothing compared to the 84.9% growth rate registered by the new Chevrolet Equinox, a performance which placed the model in the Top 10 for only the third time in its history, and second time this year. 

Top 10-50

The Top 10-50 saw the usual good performances from Jeep Grand Cherokee (sales up 28% this month, up 17% YTD), Subaru Outback (sales up 17.1% this month, up 13.4% YTD), Toyota Highlander (sales up 25.9% this month, up 23% YTD), Hyundai Tucson (sales up 48% this month, up 28% YTD), Kia Forte (sales up 28.7% this month, up 14.2% YTD), Honda HR-V (sales up 26.7% this month, up 28.4% YTD) and the new GMC Acadia (sales up 55.7% this month, up 45.4% YTD). In addition, there were some surprise good performances from Chevrolet Malibu, which despite being still very new has had a horrid year so far (sales up 35.9% this month, down -21.3% YTD), the geriatric Dodge Grand Caravan (sales up 61.8% this month, up 13.4% YTD), the aging Kia Soul (sales up 15.5% this month, down -16.4% YTD), as well as the new Subaru XV Crosstrek (sales up 45.9% this month, up 6.2% YTD) and Chevrolet Traverse (sales up 34.7% this month, down -1.7% YTD). 

By comparison, bad fortunes continued for Toyota Corolla (sales down -15.4% this month, down -10.8% YTD), Nissan Altima (sales down -25.2% this month, down -15.6% YTD) and Hyundai Sonata (sales down -28.5% this month, down -30.2% YTD). However, it is the performance of the Jeep Cherokee (sales down -50.4% this month, down -26% YTD) that truly stands out, emphasizing just how the fortunes have turned for the once very-popular crossover. In addition, August was a bad month for Ford Escape (sales down -15.8%), Chevrolet Cruze (sales down -26.1%), Hyundai Elantra (sales down -35.9%), Subaru Forester (sales down -21%) and Subaru Impreza (sales down -14.7%), the latter two clearly suffering from the introduction of the new Subaru XV Crosstrek.

Top 50-100

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Nissan Armada

In the top 50-100 the best performance by a long shot came from the new Nissan Armada, whose sales growth was remarkable even given its YTD performance (sales up 766.5% this month, up 231% YTD), with good times continuing also for Buick Encore (sales up 31.5% this month, up 14.9% YTD), VW Golf (sales up 23.2% this month, up 35.9% YTD), Audi A4/A5 (sales up 40.3% this month, up 29.7% YTD) and Ram ProMaster (sales up 41.9% this month, up 25.5% YTD). A few other models registered great one-off performances: Chevrolet Impala (sales up 66.3%), the new GMC Terrain (sales up 53.5%), but in particular the Cadillac XTS (sales up 219.6%).

Toyota Prius liftback

By comparison, the bad year continued for Nissan Versa (sales down -36.1% this month, down -25% YTD), Toyota Prius liftback (sales down -40.6% this month, down -34.1% YTD), Ford Mustang (sales down -33.3% this month, down -30.3% YTD), Nissan Murano (sales down -34.6% this month, down -13.8% YTD), Subaru Legacy (sales down -27.4% this month, down -18.6% YTD), and the soon-to-be-replaced Buick Enclave (sales down -28% this month, down -25.3% YTD). But beyond that, August was a really tough month for many other models that otherwise have been doing relatively well: Kia Optima (sales down -25.3%), VW Passat, clearly suffering from the introduction of the similarly-priced VW Tiguan L and the larger VW Atlas (sales down -22.7%), the geriatric Dodge Journey (sales down -51.7%) and Nissan Frontier (sales down -51.4%), Nissan Maxima (sales down -27%), Chrysler 300 (sales down -22.8%), and Nissan Pathfinder (sales down -35.7%). 

Other notable developments

August marked two remarkable performances from Chevy cars: Chevrolet SS (sales up 1521.4%) and Chevrolet Caprice (sales up 757.1%). In addition, 2017 continues to be a good year for the new Nissan Titan (sales up 182.1% this month, up 274.3% YTD), the still relatively new Buick Envision (sales up 78.1% this month, up 532.6% YTD), the dinosaur GMC Savana (sales up 169.9% this month, up 60.6% YTD), the new Volvo S90 (sales up 520.1% this month, up 1098.9% YTD), Lincoln Continental (sales up 162.2% this month, up 100.2% YTD), and the new A4 Avant-based Audi Allroad (sales up 125% this month, up 78.4% YTD). In addition, two models saw a useful upturn in fortunes after months of falling sales: BMW 2-series (sales up 42.3% this month, down -33.2% YTD), and Porsche Cayman (sales up 53.7% this month, down -35.7% YTD).

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Cadillac XT5

The bad year continued for Jeep Patriot (sales down -77.5% this month, down -57.6% YTD), Hyundai Accent (sales down -74.6% this month, down -32.8% YTD), Chevrolet Spark (sales down -36.9% this month, down -53.5% YTD), Kia Rio (sales down -50.6% this month, down -55% YTD), Kia Sedona (sales down -68.7% this month, down -46.5% YTD), Cadillac ATS (sales down -59.1% this month, down -37.3% YTD), Chrysler 200 (sales down -77.6% this month, down -67.3% YTD), Buick Regal (sales down -57.7% this month, down -39.8% YTD), Toyota Prius C (sales down -41.5% this month, down -39.2% YTD), Toyota Prius V (sales down -38% this month, down -30.9% YTD), Hyundai Veloster (sales down -58.2% this month, down -42.9% YTD), Lexus GS (sales down -43.9% this month, down -50.6% YTD), Nissan Juke (sales down -50% this month, down -44% YTD), Jaguar XF, clearly suffering from the introduction of the F-Pace (sales down -40.2% this month, down -45.5% YTD), Hyundai Azera (sales down -41.5% this month, down -32.7% YTD), Lexus CT (sales down -75.1% this month, down -26.1% YTD), Maserati GranTurismo (sales down -70.6% this month, down -60.9% YTD) and BMW i8 (sales down -80% this month, down -67.3% YTD). There were also some unusually bad performances for Mercedes-Benz E-class (sales down -22.3% this month, up 3.9% YTD), the soon-to-be-replaced BMW X3 (sales down -37.5% this month, up 10.1% YTD), Ford Expedition (sales down -50.8% this month, down -4.8% YTD), the new Honda Ridgeline, which already seems to be running out of steam (sales down -24.1% this month, up 152.3% YTD), Chevrolet Corvette (sales down -42.9% this month, down -12.6% YTD), Cadillac XT5 (sales down -70.9% this month, down -3.3% YTD), Porsche Macan (sales down -28.8% this month, up 22.1% YTD), Chevrolet Volt (sales down -30.6% this month, down -2.8% YTD), the old-shape VW Tiguan, which continues being sold alongside the new model (sales down -69.6% this month, down -22.2% YTD), Jaguar XE (sales down -26.6% this month, up 137% YTD), as well as a bunch of luxury models clearly suffering from the introduction of the new Porsche PanameraCadillac CT6 (sales down -31.1% this month, up 76.5% YTD), Mercedes-Benz S-class (sales down -66.6% this month, down -19.7% YTD), and  BMW 7-series (sales down -55.3% this month, down -30% YTD)

New nameplates

Only one new nameplate made its debut in August: Range Rover Velar, which did really well to grab over 400 sales and rank 223rd. August also marked a really good month for the new VW models: Atlas, which achieved its best ranking yet in 119th with just over 2,800 sales, and Tiguan L, which ranked 129th with just over 2,500 sales. In addition, Chevrolet Bolt cracked 2,000 units for the first time as the model is now available to buy in all US states, while sales continue rising rather slowly for Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Tesla Model 3

Things seem to have stabilized for other recent newcomers Kia Niro and Toyota C-HR, with sales just under 3,000 units per month, which is good but not remarkable for both models. The automakers that have more to worry are Hyundai, whose Ioniq is struggling to sell much more than 1,000 units per month, and Alfa Romeo, whose Giulia saw its sales fall below 1,000, clearly suffering cannibalization from its Stelvio sister.

Monthly model ranking

Monthly YTD
# Model Aug’17 Aug’16 Δ # 2017 2016 Δ
a1 Ford F-series 77,007 66,946 15.0% a1 576,334 527,847 9.2%
a2 Chevrolet Silverado 54,448 52,408 3.9% a2 363,354 380,176 -4.4%
a3 (2) Toyota RAV4 43,265 33,171 30.4% a4 (5) 269,835 230,972 16.8%
a4 (1) Ram Pickup 37,608 40,202 -6.5% a3 327,759 311,434 5.2%
a5 (2) Toyota Camry 37,051 32,864 12.7% a8 (4) 247,775 266,746 -7.1%
a6 (2) Honda Civic 36,482 32,807 11.2% a7 (2) 248,928 255,599 -2.6%
a7 (3) Honda CR-V 30,960 36,517 -15.2% a6 (1) 249,977 231,609 7.9%
a8 (2) Honda Accord 30,019 30,115 -0.3% a9 (1) 221,013 231,415 -4.5%
a9 (3) Nissan Rogue 29,844 32,979 -9.5% a5 (6) 257,958 215,160 19.9%
b10 (15) Chevrolet Equinox 28,245 15,273 84.9% b12 (3) 185,223 158,475 16.9%
b11 (2) Toyota Corolla 25,995 30,741 -15.4% b10 (4) 218,191 244,651 -10.8%
b12 (1) Ford Escape 23,631 28,061 -15.8% b11 (1) 208,303 209,699 -0.7%
b13 (6) Jeep Grand Cherokee 23,572 18,409 28.0% b15 (7) 158,975 135,850 17.0%
b14 (8) Chevrolet Malibu 22,725 16,723 35.9% b26 (9) 117,173 148,868 -21.3%
b15 (1) Ford Explorer 20,747 20,980 -1.1% b14 177,827 169,279 5.0%
b16 (5) Subaru Outback 20,327 17,358 17.1% b24 (5) 124,161 109,448 13.4%
b17 (10) Toyota Highlander 18,845 14,966 25.9% b18 (10) 137,837 112,108 23.0%
b18 (5) Toyota Tacoma 17,394 15,373 13.1% b22 (3) 129,362 126,988 1.9%
b19 (1) Ford Fusion 17,378 19,052 -8.8% b17 (4) 138,489 189,892 -27.1%
b20 GMC Sierra 17,254 17,478 -1.3% b19 (1) 136,370 146,372 -6.8%
b21 (19) Dodge Grand Caravan 17,109 10,572 61.8% b29 (5) 104,479 92,150 13.4%
b22 (2) Jeep Wrangler 16,808 15,290 9.9% b20 (3) 134,428 134,386 0.0%
b23 (10) Chevrolet Cruze 16,500 22,342 -26.1% b21 (5) 133,966 122,796 9.1%
b24 (8) Subaru Forester 15,528 19,658 -21.0% b25 (2) 118,768 114,769 3.5%
b25 (4) Nissan Sentra 15,285 14,256 7.2% b16 146,583 155,806 -5.9%
b26 (9) Nissan Altima 14,694 19,646 -25.2% b13 (3) 183,292 217,290 -15.6%
b27 (3) Kia Soul 14,151 12,253 15.5% b36 (5) 80,228 95,938 -16.4%
b28 (13) Hyundai Elantra 13,287 20,733 -35.9% b23 (2) 126,826 137,668 -7.9%
b29 (4) Ford Focus 12,850 11,772 9.2% b27 (3) 112,076 128,889 -13.0%
b30 (22) Subaru XV Crosstrek 12,823 8,787 45.9% b56 (7) 64,323 60,549 6.2%
b31 (5) Hyundai Santa Fe 12,749 15,176 -16.0% b32 (5) 85,510 86,956 -1.7%
b32 (3) VW Jetta 12,409 11,720 5.9% b39 (1) 78,957 81,449 -3.1%
b33 (21) Jeep Cherokee 11,874 23,932 -50.4% b28 (9) 105,060 142,035 -26.0%
b34 (4) Mazda CX-5 11,631 10,612 9.6% b37 (11) 80,110 73,054 9.7%
b35 (20) Chevrolet Traverse 11,337 8,415 34.7% b41 (2) 76,921 78,220 -1.7%
b36 (26) Hyundai Tucson 11,257 7,608 48.0% b46 (19) 74,221 58,000 28.0%
b37 (4) Toyota Sienna 10,853 10,282 5.6% b40 (5) 78,111 90,241 -13.4%
b38 (1) Ford Edge 10,838 11,204 -3.3% b31 (2) 93,251 92,754 0.5%
b39 (18) Kia Forte 10,693 8,307 28.7% b34 (15) 81,461 71,352 14.2%
b40 (12) Hyundai Sonata 10,648 14,888 -28.5% b30 (10) 97,611 139,924 -30.2%
b41 (5) Lexus RX 10,391 9,701 7.1% b54 (2) 66,860 66,583 0.4%
b42 Toyota 4Runner 10,358 10,191 1.6% b33 (14) 83,753 74,240 12.8%
b43 (2) Toyota Tundra 10,320 9,875 4.5% b45 (1) 74,518 75,315 -1.1%
b44 (6) Chevrolet Colorado 10,256 9,242 11.0% b48 (3) 71,763 69,664 3.0%
b45 (14) Ford Transit 10,172 11,993 -15.2% b35 (5) 80,292 101,808 -21.1%
b46 (10) Subaru Impreza 9,990 11,707 -14.7% b38 (6) 79,911 77,592 3.0%
b47 (16) Honda HR-V 9,603 7,580 26.7% b55 (15) 66,010 51,417 28.4%
b48 (5) Dodge Charger 9,569 8,614 11.1% b59 58,148 63,887 -9.0%
b49 Honda Pilot 9,568 9,269 3.2% b47 (8) 73,908 81,793 -9.6%
b50 (22) GMC Acadia 9,497 6,101 55.7% b43 (26) 75,214 51,745 45.4%
b51 (31) Chevrolet Impala 9,452 5,684 66.3% b77 (24) 43,796 67,119 -34.7%
b52 (1) Jeep Compass 9,305 8,867 4.9% b78 (20) 42,579 63,905 -33.4%
b53 (21) GMC Terrain 9,218 6,004 53.5% b60 57,181 62,256 -8.2%
b54 (6) Jeep Renegade 8,974 8,181 9.7% b50 70,859 70,475 0.5%
b55 (1) Kia Sorento 8,934 8,533 4.7% b52 (7) 68,924 77,465 -11.0%
b56 (5) BMW 3/4-series 8,791 8,170 7.6% b57 (2) 63,799 66,724 -4.4%
b57 (13) Honda Odyssey 8,709 9,992 -12.8% b53 (15) 66,999 85,881 -22.0%
b58 (10) Chevrolet Trax 8,171 6,997 16.8% b66 (12) 51,654 45,598 13.3%
b59 Chevrolet Tahoe 7,879 8,297 -5.0% b58 (6) 59,712 59,949 -0.4%
b60 (16) Buick Encore 7,682 5,843 31.5% b61 (13) 56,501 49,187 14.9%
b61 (4) Chrysler Pacifica 7,621 7,459 2.2% b42 (76) 75,507 25,559 195.4%
b62 (77) Cadillac XTS 7,236 2,264 219.6% c142 (13) 15,147 12,977 16.7%
b63 (15) Kia Optima 7,072 9,470 -25.3% b44 (2) 74,722 80,317 -7.0%
b64 (6) Chevrolet Express 6,940 6,659 4.2% b71 (9) 47,314 44,088 7.3%
b65 (26) Nissan Versa 6,759 10,585 -36.1% b49 (17) 71,216 94,902 -25.0%
b66 (1) Mazda Mazda3 6,754 7,297 -7.4% b64 (10) 53,995 66,781 -19.1%
b67 (10) Lexus ES 6,404 5,840 9.7% b89 (5) 34,845 39,230 -11.2%
b68 (20) Dodge Challenger 6,253 5,262 18.8% b70 (9) 47,496 45,488 4.4%
b69 (26) Toyota Prius liftback 6,043 10,177 -40.6% b76 (24) 45,188 68,582 -34.1%
b70 (1) Kia Sportage 6,014 6,888 -12.7% b69 (3) 49,755 57,228 -13.1%
b71 (23) VW Golf 5,961 4,840 23.2% b68 (22) 49,791 36,630 35.9%
b72 (6) VW Passat 5,714 7,389 -22.7% b74 (3) 45,994 46,751 -1.6%
b73 (39) Dodge Journey 5,665 11,732 -51.7% b51 (6) 69,342 65,316 6.2%
b74 (16) Ford Mustang 5,535 8,299 -33.3% b62 (21) 56,349 80,829 -30.3%
b75 (9) Lexus NX 5,517 5,407 2.0% b82 (16) 36,946 33,386 10.7%
b76 (33) Audi A4/A5 5,349 3,813 40.3% b92 (21) 34,264 26,422 29.7%
b77 (6) Mercedes-Benz C-class 5,304 6,125 -13.4% b65 (8) 52,755 49,734 6.1%
b78 (5) Chevrolet Camaro 5,017 5,604 -10.5% b73 (3) 46,297 47,958 -3.5%
b79 (15) Nissan Murano 4,895 7,482 -34.6% b75 (7) 45,905 53,246 -13.8%
b80 (15) Ford E-series 4,894 4,716 3.8% b86 (5) 35,824 36,122 -0.8%
b81 (4) Honda Fit 4,850 5,370 -9.7% b85 (2) 35,976 38,187 -5.8%
b82 (2) Chevrolet Suburban 4,777 5,737 -16.7% b94 (3) 33,072 33,707 -1.9%
b83 (18) Audi Q5 4,767 4,419 7.9% b90 (13) 34,630 31,238 10.9%
b84 (19) Acura RDX 4,679 4,207 11.2% b87 (9) 35,487 33,803 5.0%
b85 (38) Nissan Frontier 4,637 9,537 -51.4% b67 (6) 50,097 61,792 -18.9%
b86 (35) Ram ProMaster 4,589 3,234 41.9% c104 (19) 28,332 22,577 25.5%
b87 (5) Acura MDX 4,532 5,131 -11.7% b95 (2) 32,814 34,648 -5.3%
b88 (2) Dodge Durango 4,522 5,204 -13.1% b72 (3) 46,474 49,036 -5.2%
b89 (7) Mercedes-Benz GLC-class 4,498 4,715 -4.6% c106 (5) 28,227 31,517 -10.4%
b90 (118) Nissan Armada 4,454 514 766.5% c120 (76) 21,086 6,371 231.0%
b91 (5) GMC Yukon 4,439 5,324 -16.6% c103 (5) 28,336 30,029 -5.6%
b92 (19) Nissan Maxima 4,424 6,064 -27.0% b79 (2) 41,273 42,807 -3.6%
b93 Ford Fiesta 4,247 4,946 -14.1% b96 (2) 32,409 34,577 -6.3%
b94 (16) Subaru Legacy 4,210 5,800 -27.4% b93 (11) 33,668 41,369 -18.6%
b95 (8) Chrysler 300 4,073 5,275 -22.8% b88 (2) 35,436 38,398 -7.7%
b96 (7) Buick Enclave 3,766 5,227 -28.0% c107 (18) 27,420 36,730 -25.3%
b97 (13) Mercedes-Benz GLE-class 3,750 3,756 -0.2% b91 (8) 34,292 33,354 2.8%
b98 (19) Nissan Pathfinder 3,726 5,794 -35.7% b63 (8) 54,259 51,083 6.2%
b99 (21) Infiniti QX60 3,697 3,268 13.1% c108 (2) 25,481 27,941 -8.8%
c100 (12) Ford Transit Connect 3,678 3,646 0.9% c116 (11) 23,237 31,039 -25.1%
c101 (2) Mercedes-Benz E-class 3,592 4,623 -22.3% b99 (8) 31,276 30,104 3.9%
c102 (29) BMW 5-series 3,587 2,606 37.6% c111 (4) 24,799 26,184 -5.3%
c103 (68) Nissan Titan 3,521 1,248 182.1% b98 (85) 31,776 8,490 274.3%
c104 (new) Toyota iA 3,391 0 new c109 (new) 25,472 0 new
c105 (29) Lexus GX 3,336 2,493 33.8% c139 (3) 16,308 15,561 4.8%
c106 (1) Mazda Mazda6 3,323 4,006 -17.0% c110 (10) 24,814 31,810 -22.0%
c107 (1) Infiniti Q50 3,231 3,914 -17.5% b97 (14) 32,133 27,779 15.7%
c108 (29) Audi Q7 3,174 2,347 35.2% c115 (16) 23,240 19,410 19.7%
c109 (9) Lexus IS/RC 3,110 4,590 -32.2% c119 (17) 21,502 31,419 -31.6%
c110 (5) BMW X5 3,079 4,121 -25.3% c100 (9) 30,224 29,069 4.0%
c111 (14) BMW X3 2,918 4,668 -37.5% c101 (11) 29,925 27,174 10.1%
c112 (4) Ford Taurus 2,903 3,414 -15.0% c102 (4) 29,472 30,869 -4.5%
c113 (new) Toyota C-HR 2,901 0 new c162 (new) 11,843 0 new
c114 (19) Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2,898 2,572 12.7% c121 20,874 22,948 -9.0%
c115 (9) Toyota Avalon 2,871 4,116 -30.2% c118 (14) 22,465 31,184 -28.0%
c116 (12) Volvo XC90 2,869 2,859 0.3% c134 (9) 17,421 21,666 -19.6%
c117 (15) Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2,851 2,601 9.6% c130 (2) 18,508 18,831 -1.7%
c118 (37) Ford Expedition 2,819 5,725 -50.8% b80 (3) 37,553 39,446 -4.8%
c119 (new) VW Atlas 2,807 0 new c192 (new) 8,136 0 new
c120 (6) GMC Yukon XL 2,744 3,478 -21.1% c127 20,154 20,613 -2.2%
c121 (21) Mitsubishi Outlander 2,730 2,109 29.4% c114 (20) 23,260 18,085 28.6%
c122 (37) Buick Envision 2,726 1,531 78.1% c105 (99) 28,326 4,478 532.6%
c123 (6) GMC Canyon 2,698 3,363 -19.8% c125 (5) 20,347 24,257 -16.1%
c124 (new) Kia Niro 2,677 0 new c132 (new) 18,116 0 new
c125 (93) Jeep Patriot 2,658 11,789 -77.5% b83 (47) 36,932 87,194 -57.6%
c126 (11) Honda Ridgeline 2,610 3,437 -24.1% c113 (65) 23,792 9,430 152.3%
c126 Mercedes-Benz GLS-class 2,610 2,912 -10.4% c123 (10) 20,539 18,462 11.3%
c128 (22) Volvo XC60 2,521 1,847 36.5% c150 (7) 13,740 12,753 7.7%
c129 (new) VW Tiguan L 2,516 0 new c227 (new) 3,109 0 new
c130 (17) Acura TLX 2,410 3,595 -33.0% c112 (5) 23,970 25,632 -6.5%
c131 (1) Lincoln MKX 2,371 2,643 -10.3% c126 (3) 20,295 20,388 -0.5%
c132 (4) Lincoln MKC 2,343 2,451 -4.4% c133 (6) 17,937 16,700 7.4%
c133 (29) Chevrolet Sonic 2,181 4,122 -47.1% c117 (29) 22,691 37,258 -39.1%
c134 (5) Lincoln MKZ 2,160 2,754 -21.6% c128 18,901 20,415 -7.4%
c135 (13) TESLA Model S 2,150 3,125 -31.2% c152 (14) 13,645 16,725 -18.4%
c136 (80) Hyundai Accent 2,115 8,329 -74.6% b84 (17) 36,745 54,705 -32.8%
c137 (new) Chevrolet Bolt EV 2,107 0 new c165 (new) 11,670 0 new
c138 (14) Audi A3 2,033 3,032 -32.9% c136 (14) 16,870 22,654 -25.5%
c139 (26) BMW X1 2,002 1,440 39.0% c129 (12) 18,705 15,709 19.1%
c140 (47) Mercedes-Benz GLA 1,994 1,058 88.5% c144 14,577 15,375 -5.2%
c141 (30) Mini Cooper 1,980 3,657 -45.9% c141 (25) 15,897 25,873 -38.6%
c142 (10) Mercedes-Benz CLA 1,972 1,811 8.9% c157 (21) 12,658 17,706 -28.5%
c143 (8) Ford Flex 1,895 1,828 3.7% c143 15,018 15,440 -2.7%
c144 (57) GMC Savana 1,868 692 169.9% c122 (34) 20,703 12,892 60.6%
c145 (5) Audi Q3 1,861 2,238 -16.8% c156 (2) 12,835 12,525 2.5%
c146 (21) Chevrolet Spark 1,855 2,938 -36.9% c163 (44) 11,827 25,458 -53.5%
c147 (121) Toyota Prius Plug-In 1,820 2 90900.0% c153 (114) 13,157 48 27310.4%
c148 (1) Cadillac Escalade 1,803 1,867 -3.4% c151 (1) 13,708 14,034 -2.3%
c149 (1) Mazda CX-9 1,801 1,863 -3.3% c140 (50) 16,232 7,787 108.4%
c150 (27) Chevrolet Corvette 1,748 3,063 -42.9% c135 (5) 17,385 19,890 -12.6%
c151 (76) Cadillac XT5 1,717 5,894 -70.9% b81 (4) 37,166 38,434 -3.3%
c152 (5) Ford C-Max 1,714 1,586 8.1% c159 (7) 12,348 13,721 -10.0%
c153 (24) Jaguar F-Pace 1,681 1,222 37.6% c154 (48) 12,988 4,620 181.1%
c154 (new) Toyota iM 1,649 0 new c146 (new) 14,313 0 new
c155 (37) Kia Rio 1,643 3,325 -50.6% c174 (50) 9,915 22,024 -55.0%
c156 (18) Porsche Macan 1,641 2,304 -28.8% c149 (16) 13,879 11,364 22.1%
c157 (7) Nissan NV200 1,615 1,447 11.6% c155 (1) 12,842 13,095 -1.9%
c158 (67) Kia Sedona 1,613 5,147 -68.7% c131 (36) 18,351 34,304 -46.5%
c159 (10) TESLA Model X 1,575 1,850 -14.9% c166 (25) 11,455 7,725 48.3%
c160 (2) Mitsubishi Mirage 1,557 1,541 1.0% c137 (3) 16,804 15,994 5.1%
c161 (6) Range Rover Sport 1,473 1,667 -11.6% c147 (1) 14,105 14,857 -5.1%
c162 (19) Chevrolet Volt 1,445 2,081 -30.6% c148 (1) 13,895 14,295 -2.8%
c163 (1) Mazda CX-3 1,436 1,492 0.0% c171 (12) 10,528 12,493 0.0%
c164 (10) Range Rover 1,409 1,236 14.0% c158 (13) 12,426 10,519 18.1%
c165 (19) Volvo 60 series 1,400 1,905 -26.5% c164 (11) 11,686 13,490 -13.4%
c166 (14) Acura ILX 1,380 1,172 17.7% c194 (27) 7,851 10,831 -27.5%
c166 (21) Audi A6/S6 1,380 1,960 -29.6% c170 (10) 10,567 12,110 -12.7%
c168 (2) Nissan NV 1,377 1,431 -3.8% c160 (1) 12,162 11,988 1.5%
c169 (10) Infiniti QX50 1,370 1,200 14.2% c172 (6) 10,515 11,184 -6.0%
c170 (1) Mini Countryman 1,365 1,312 4.0% c182 (1) 9,199 9,014 2.1%
c171 (10) Genesis G80 1,339 1,497 -10.6% c173 (70) 10,341 1,497 590.8%
c172 (new) Hyundai Ioniq 1,252 0 new c197 (new) 7,381 0 new
c173 (13) VW Beetle 1,224 1,519 -19.4% c167 (10) 11,404 9,820 16.1%
c174 (14) Land Rover Discovery Sport 1,211 1,038 16.7% c179 (1) 9,557 9,148 4.5%
c175 (70) Volvo S90 1,203 194 520.1% c207 (49) 5,527 461 1098.9%
c176 (9) Cadillac CTS 1,200 1,426 -15.8% c199 (31) 7,045 10,645 -33.8%
c177 (21) Buick LaCrosse 1,198 1,598 -25.0% c145 (10) 14,534 17,920 -18.9%
c178 (3) Cadillac Escalade ESV 1,191 1,170 1.8% c183 (1) 9,092 8,903 2.1%
c179 (6) Nissan Leaf 1,154 1,066 8.3% c176 (12) 9,685 7,922 22.3%
c180 (10) Ram ProMaster City 1,125 990 0.0% c169 (5) 10,916 11,438 0.0%
c181 (new) Mini Clubman 1,103 0 new c204 (new) 5,952 0 new
c182 (18) BMW 2-series 1,036 728 42.3% c196 (33) 7,682 11,493 -33.2%
c183 (13) Infiniti QX80 1,028 1,261 -18.5% c161 (9) 12,008 10,592 13.4%
c184 (15) Porsche 911 1,016 749 35.6% c203 (8) 5,998 6,582 -8.9%
c185 (50) Cadillac ATS 1,012 2,477 -59.1% c184 (36) 8,998 14,360 -37.3%
c186 (67) VW Tiguan 1,005 3,302 -69.6% c124 (10) 20,403 26,237 -22.2%
c187 (4) Range Rover Evoque 1,001 1,130 -11.4% c189 (5) 8,512 7,074 20.3%
c188 (4) Mitsubishi Lancer 979 1,089 -10.1% c175 (6) 9,821 10,616 -7.5%
c189 (87) Chrysler 200 941 4,210 -77.6% c138 (66) 16,562 50,665 -67.3%
c190 (18) Fiat 500 937 1,243 -24.6% c180 (8) 9,419 10,272 -8.3%
c191 (50) Buick Regal 932 2,205 -57.7% c190 (39) 8,288 13,765 -39.8%
c192 (new) Alfa Romeo Giulia 916 0 new c208 (new) 5,495 0 new
c193 (3) Mazda MX-5 Miata 901 823 9.5% c185 (8) 8,871 7,088 25.2%
c194 (16) Porsche Cayenne 869 1,209 -28.1% c186 (13) 8,802 10,267 -14.3%
c195 (3) Toyota Sequoia 864 905 -4.5% c193 (9) 8,038 8,227 -2.3%
c196 (23) Cadillac CT6 856 1,242 -31.1% c198 (12) 7,143 4,048 76.5%
c197 (34) Toyota Prius C 853 1,459 -41.5% c187 (40) 8,770 14,434 -39.2%
c198 (31) Lincoln Continental 852 325 162.2% c191 (18) 8,173 4,083 100.2%
c199 (31) Toyota Prius V 835 1,346 -38.0% c200 (26) 6,919 10,019 -30.9%
c200 (56) Hyundai Veloster 831 1,986 -58.2% c177 (40) 9,654 16,917 -42.9%
c201 (10) Land Rover LR4 813 960 -15.3% c228 (43) 3,061 8,200 -62.7%
c202 (55) Infiniti QX30 806 74 989.2% c168 (98) 10,928 74 14667.6%
c203 (5) Lincoln Navigator 755 797 -5.3% c202 (10) 6,484 7,362 -11.9%
c204 (2) Mercedes-Benz Metris 730 551 32.5% c222 (2) 3,631 3,355 8.2%
c205 (29) Lexus GS 689 1,228 -43.9% c212 (37) 4,894 9,898 -50.6%
c206 (13) Jaguar XE 661 901 -26.6% c201 (24) 6,571 2,773 137.0%
c207 (13) Fiat 500X 660 898 -26.5% c210 (31) 5,237 9,312 -43.8%
c208 (16) Chevrolet City Express 637 359 77.4% c209 (11) 5,471 5,454 0.3%
c209 (6) Toyota Yaris 629 440 43.0% c195 (6) 7,846 7,818 0.4%
c210 (new) Toyota 86 586 0 new c253 (new) 1,241 0 new
c211 (29) Nissan Juke 571 1,143 -50.0% c188 (43) 8,555 15,267 -44.0%
c212 (58) Mercedes-Benz S-class 567 1,698 -66.6% c178 (16) 9,620 11,974 -19.7%
c213 Porsche Panamera 557 445 25.2% c216 (7) 4,068 2,985 36.3%
c214 (39) BMW 7-series 550 1,230 -55.3% c206 (20) 5,627 8,038 -30.0%
c215 (26) BMW i3 504 1,013 -50.2% c215 (16) 4,097 5,372 -23.7%
c216 (1) BMW X4 503 432 16.4% c230 (13) 2,985 3,376 -11.6%
c217 (20) Kia Cadenza 491 272 80.5% c221 (3) 3,669 3,363 9.1%
c218 (16) Infiniti QX70 454 283 60.4% c205 (9) 5,846 3,699 58.0%
c219 Lexus LX 446 403 10.7% c223 (2) 3,516 3,306 6.4%
c219 (36) Maserati Levante 446 91 0.0% c224 (40) 3,467 91 0.0%
c221 (94) Dodge Dart 430 2,898 -85.2% c181 (89) 9,385 35,318 -73.4%
c222 (15) Maserati Ghibli 418 516 -19.0% c220 (15) 3,759 4,473 -16.0%
c223 (new) Land Rover Range Rover Velar 413 0 new c273 (new) 413 0 new
c223 (12) Lexus LS 413 457 -9.6% c237 (25) 2,670 3,768 -29.1%
c225 (6) Mercedes-Benz G-class 402 302 33.1% c231 (4) 2,960 2,724 8.7%
c226 (10) Infiniti Q70 400 439 -8.9% c217 (9) 4,058 4,093 -0.9%
c227 (17) Fiat 124 Spider 382 460 -17.0% c225 (21) 3,332 941 254.1%
c228 (23) Audi A7/S7 379 574 -34.0% c232 (21) 2,935 4,047 -27.5%
c229 (27) Buick Cascada 364 622 -41.5% c214 (14) 4,241 5,238 -19.0%
c230 (12) Porsche Cayman 355 231 53.7% c250 (18) 1,672 2,602 -35.7%
c231 (15) Audi Allroad 351 156 125.0% c243 (1) 2,005 1,124 78.4%
c232 (28) BMW X6 345 580 -40.5% c218 (15) 3,960 4,520 -12.4%
c233 (2) Subaru BRZ 337 302 11.6% c229 (7) 3,006 3,062 -1.8%
c234 (31) Nissan 370Z 335 590 -43.2% c226 (19) 3,265 4,292 -23.9%
c235 (new) Genesis G90 305 0 new c233 (new) 2,863 0 new
c236 (new) Lexus LC 291 0 new c252 (new) 1,446 0 new
c237 (28) Jaguar XF 289 483 -40.2% c236 (35) 2,776 5,093 -45.5%
c238 (15) VW Touareg 282 367 -23.2% c239 (15) 2,387 2,878 -17.1%
c239 (2) Porsche Boxster 271 243 11.5% c249 (9) 1,759 1,966 -10.5%
c240 (19) Jaguar F-Type 247 386 -36.0% c235 (9) 2,787 2,746 1.5%
c241 (15) Audi A8/S8 239 348 -31.3% c242 (11) 2,110 2,616 -19.3%
c242 (22) Hyundai Azera 233 398 -41.5% c240 (21) 2,258 3,356 -32.7%
c243 (8) Audi TT 231 281 -17.8% c251 (12) 1,549 1,970 -21.4%
c244 (19) Smart ForTwo 229 353 -35.1% c238 (22) 2,394 3,439 -30.4%
c245 (20) Chevrolet SS 227 14 1521.4% c234 (3) 2,810 2,148 30.8%
c245 (9) Lincoln MKT 227 273 -16.8% c241 (11) 2,130 2,690 -20.8%
c247 (17) Jaguar XJ 223 306 -27.1% c248 (14) 1,810 2,452 -26.2%
c247 (9) Toyota Land Cruiser 223 270 -17.4% c246 (10) 1,948 2,230 -12.6%
c249 (35) Mercedes-Benz SL 210 443 -52.6% c247 (14) 1,814 2,520 -28.0%
c250 (17) BMW 6-series 206 297 -30.6% c244 (15) 1,999 2,695 -25.8%
c251 (54) Lexus CT 204 819 -75.1% c213 (16) 4,572 6,183 -26.1%
c252 (new) Alfa Romeo Stelvio 203 0 new c277 (new) 304 0 new
c253 (26) Mercedes-Benz SLC 178 346 -48.6% c245 (10) 1,993 2,321 -14.1%
c254 (1) Maserati Quattroporte 165 99 66.7% c255 (7) 1,128 899 25.5%
c255 (157) Buick Verano 143 4,652 -96.9% c219 (93) 3,951 21,439 -81.6%
c256 (8) Fiat 500L 141 131 7.6% c257 (29) 1,058 2,696 -60.8%
c257 (7) Mercedes-AMG GT 120 112 7.1% c259 (10) 840 847 -0.8%
c258 (46) Mercedes-Benz CLS-class 118 446 -73.5% c254 (39) 1,200 3,621 -66.9%
c259 (10) Acura RLX 110 118 -6.8% c261 (16) 729 951 -23.3%
c260 (20) VW CC 97 247 -60.7% c256 (18) 1,111 2,121 -47.6%
c261 (10) Bentley Continental GT 93 106 -12.3% c264 (13) 615 641 -4.1%
c262 (19) Bentley Bentayga 86 223 -61.4% c262 (1) 692 223 210.3%
c263 (new) TESLA Model 3 75 0 new c283 (new) 105 0 new
c264 (25) Maserati GranTurismo 74 252 -70.6% c266 (24) 590 1,508 -60.9%
c265 (43) Toyota Mirai 70 371 -81.1% c258 (7) 860 641 34.2%
c266 Chevrolet Caprice 60 7 757.1% c274 (20) 393 552 -28.8%
c266 (new) McLaren Sports Series 60 0 new c280 (new) 207 0 new
c268 (10) Dodge Viper 59 58 1.7% c268 (8) 517 405 27.7%
c269 (10) Mercedes-Benz B-class 58 57 1.8% c270 (11) 456 417 9.4%
c270 (new) Honda Clarity FCV 56 0 new c272 (new) 432 0 new
c272 (18) Audi R8 47 96 -51.0% c265 (7) 601 446 34.8%
c272 (54) Hyundai Genesis Coupe 47 404 -88.4% c260 (47) 816 3,737 -78.2%
c272 (16) Nissan GT-R 47 88 0.0% c271 (14) 450 455 0.0%
c274 (14) Kia K900 35 53 -34.0% c276 (23) 321 553 -42.0%
c275 (28) BMW i8 29 145 -80.0% c277 (30) 304 931 -67.3%
c276 (32) Honda CR-Z 26 222 -88.3% c263 (22) 624 1,699 -63.3%
c277 (16) Bentley Flying Spur 25 51 -51.0% c282 (20) 147 240 -38.8%
c277 (new) McLaren Super Series 25 0 new c284 (new) 99 0 new
c279 (16) Acura NSX 21 22 -4.5% c275 (7) 329 45 631.1%
c279 (17) Alfa Romeo 4C 21 37 -43.2% c279 (18) 285 387 -26.4%
c281 (128) Chrysler Town & Country 17 1,809 -99.1% c267 (205) 545 60,598 -99.1%
c282 (new) Ford GT 13 0 new c287 (new) 42 0 new
c283 (19) Bentley Mulsanne 9 19 -52.6% c286 (21) 62 88 -29.5%
c284 (98) Scion tC 8 1,062 -99.2% c281 (94) 189 7,952 -97.6%
c285 (33) BMW Z4 3 101 -97.0% c269 (19) 498 776 -35.8%
c286 (58) Nissan Quest 2 327 -99.4% c211 (35) 4,935 9,846 -49.9%
c288 (21) Cadillac ELR 1 6 -83.3% c288 (33) 17 517 -96.7%
c288 (new) Dodge Avenger 1 0 new c289 (new) 11 0 new
c288 (93) Volvo 70/80 series 1 877 -99.9% c285 (79) 79 4,416 -98.2%

Source: manufacturers

About Krzysztof Wozniak

Kriss grew up in Poland reading German car magazines, before moving to England and graduating to the British magazines, which he still considers the best in the world and continues reading them after he'd moved to the US. In college he promised himself he's buy himself a used Porsche before he turned 30 (not to be accused of having a mid-life crisis), but instead family needs dictated a Subaru Outback. Still waiting for that perfect moment to buy a used 2008-ish Cayman...
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Comments

  1. Hi Kriss,

    Do you know what the story is at Jeep? Looks like their sales have fallen off a cliff since December 2016. Is it ageing product, reliability issues, or something else?

    • Krzysztof Wozniak says:

      @Hugh – there are many reasons for this, though exactly how much each one of them contributed to the sales declines figures is unclear. First, as RickM correctly said, FCA brands (Jeep included) were found to over-inflate their sales figures, a practice which was ended sometime in 2016, which would explain why, relative to the period before that, 2017 sales figures look worse. Second, Jeep has been reportedly trying to move away from reliance on fleet car sales, a move designed to boost profits but which would hurt its sales in the short term. Third, this move resulted in a huge drop of sales from the decade-old Patriot and Compass cars, with the replacement for the latter only slowly picking up in Q3 2017. Fourth, and probably most importantly, the Jeep Compass probably ended up too close to the Cherokee in the marketplace, undercutting the success of the former and exposing the relative weakness of the latter (while an improvement on the Jeep Liberty, the latest Cherokee was never one of Jeep’s finest designs, even if I personally do have a soft spot for it). Myself, I am afraid Jeep may be in for a lean year or two, until it rolls out an entirely new Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler and the new Wagoneer

  2. It’s ‘something else’:

    The drop coincides with regulators investigation at FCA regarding ISS (“Inflated Sales Syndrome”).
    For more info, GIYF

  3. Krzysztof Wozniak says:

    @Hugh – glad I could help, it was bothering me too so I did some snooping 🙂

  4. Once again, the “great great’ Infiniti Q60 is sorely missed 😉
    (690 units)

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