Ford F-series

US sales: October 2015, models

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Chevrolet Silverado

Last week we looked at US sales broken out by brands, now it’s time to look at the model rankings. At the top we should not be surprised to see the three full-size pickups from the Detroit Big Three. Of the three it’s the Chevy Silverado that’s done best in October, gaining on the Ford F-series and opening up a sizable gap to the Ram Pickup. However, all three underperformed relative to the market as a whole, which grew by 13.6% compared to October 2014. In fact, the Ram Pickup’s slow 2.8% growth has allowed the 4th-placed Toyota Camry to close within a little over 6,000 units – it’ll be interesting to see if the Japanese sedan can continue closing the gap and challenge for the podium in the near future.

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Toyota RAV4

Two cars have broken into the top 10 in October 2015: Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue. While the Rogue has already been recognized as a real hit for Nissan, it’s the RAV4’s performance that really surprises – it’s 31.3% growth allowed it to close to within 1,000 units of the Honda CR-V, and it may yet overtake its arch-rival in the coming months (it had done so in only two months 2006). Whatever happens, both the RAV4 and Rogue neatly cleared the Ford Escape, which left the top 10 to sit in 12th place.

Venturing outside of the top 10 it’s interesting to see what’s happened to the sales of cars whose replacements have already been revealed, but haven’t gone on sale yet. On one end you have the Chevy Cruze in 24th whose sales were down by 35.3%, or the Nissan Altima in 15th whose sales were down by 11.0%, where consumers are clearly eschewing the car in anticipation of the new model. On the other end you have the Chevy Malibu, for which the new model is about to go on sale any day now and there is clearly a concerted effort by Chevy to clear the forecourts: its sales were up by a staggering 122.1%!

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VW Tiguan

But what many will be wondering is how has VW been fairing. The answer is mixed, despite massive incentives of up to $3,000 to buyers. Jetta’s sales were down 41.5% and the Beetle’s were down 34.1%, but other models experienced growth: Passat’s sales were up 24.6% despite a facelifted model waiting around the corner, Golf’s sales were up 40.2%, while Tiguan’s were up a staggering 167.1%, enabling the model to climb into the top 100 and record its best monthly sales on record!

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Jeep Renegade

Of the new models that came out recently the fiercest battle is clearly happening in the Subcompact SUV segment, where four new models have come out in the last year. Of the four, the Jeep Renegade did best with 7,795 sales 2nd in the segment, only a few hundred units behind the Chevy Trax, while the Honda HR-V placed 4th with 4,502 sales. The Fiat 500X also did well to sell over 2,000 units, while the Mazda CX-3 is off to a slow start with 1,382 units, outselling only the aging Juke. Interestingly, the success of the 500X seems to have badly affected sales of its 500 baby brother, which sold 54.2% fewer units than in Oct 2014.

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Scion iA

Of the other new models the new Scions iA and iM did rather well, immediately becoming the brand’s two best-selling cars in 142nd and 162nd place.  The iA, basically a re-badged Mazda2 sedan, is already selling pretty much the same as its donor car ever did. The new Mercedes-Benz GLE (nee M-class) did OK with sales rising by 28.5%, though possibly the company could have been hoping for more. Still, it certainly did better than the Toyota Mirai, with the hydrogen-powered “car of the future” debuting in 258th place with 34 units.

Models ranking October 2015

Model Oct 2015 Oct 2014 change
1 Ford F-series 65,500 63,410 3.3%
2 Chevrolet Silverado 51,647 46,966 10.0%
3 Ram Ram pickup 40,931 39,834 2.8%
4 Toyota Camry 34,781 33,164 4.9%
5 (1) Honda Accord 30,121 27,128 11.0%
6 (1) Honda CR-V 29,320 29,257 0.8%
7 (6) Toyota RAV4 28,256 21,524 31.3%
8 (1) Toyota Corolla 27,951 24,959 12.0%
9 (1) Honda Civic 27,789 24,154 15.0%
10 (10) Nissan Rogue 24,939 14,685 69.8%
11 (23) Chevrolet Malibu 24,725 11,131 122.1%
12 (4) Ford Escape 24,719 24,919 0.8%
13 (1) Ford Fusion 23,668 22,846 3.6%
14 (1) Chevrolet Equinox 22,860 17,603 25.5%
15 (4) Nissan Altima 20,948 23,544 11.0%
16 Ford Explorer 20,723 16,496 25.6%
17 (3) GMC Sierra 18,521 18,564 0.2%
18 (1) Jeep Cherokee 17,673 15,715 12.5%
19 (3) Ford Focus 16,423 13,733 19.6%
20 (2) Hyundai Sonata 16,710 15,563 3.3%
21 (2) Jeep Grand Cherokee 16,500 14,993 7.0%
22 (7) Hyundai Elantra 15,868 12,758 24.4%
23 Jeep Wrangler 15,751 13,665 15.3%
24 (15) Chevrolet Cruze 15,710 24,289 35.3%
25 (2) Toyota Tacoma 15,233 13,100 17.1%
26 (1) Toyota Prius 15,203 13,511 12.5%
27 (1) Subaru Forester 15,172 12,971 17.0%
28 (2) Nissan Sentra 14,974 13,129 14.1%
29 (1) Subaru Outback 14,729 12,624 16.7%
30 (2) Kia Optima 14,381 11,840 21.5%
31 (7) BMW 3/4 series 14,307 13,621 5.0%
32 (3) Nissan Versa 13,855 11,970 24.9%
33 (2) Toyota Highlander 13,316 12,106 10.0%
34 (12) Honda Pilot 12,913 7,903 63.4%
35 (2) Kia Soul 12,246 10,685 14.6%
36 (3) Dodge Grand Caravan 12,940 9,986 21.1%
37 (4) Chrysler 200 11,905 11,675 2.0%
38 Chevrolet Impala 11,805 10,607 11.3%
39 (3) Chrysler Town & Country 11,332 10,936 3.6%
40 (2) Hyundai Santa Fe 11,600 8,817 25.4%
41 Toyota Sienna 10,455 8,938 17.0%
42 (16) Jeep Patriot 10,191 6,524 56.2%
43 (41) Ford Mustang 10,96 4,565 121.2%
44 (7) Ford Edge 10,110 7,225 38.6%
45 (11) GMC Terrain 9,987 6,803 46.8%
46 (8) Dodge Journey 9,525 6,935 37.3%
47 (7) Toyota Tundra 9,514 9,525 0.1%
48 (78) Ford Transit 9,361 2,257 314.8%
49 (14) Mazda CX-5 9,264 5,991 54.6%
50 (3) Chevrolet Traverse 9,155 7,893 16.0%
51 (8) Honda Odyssey 8,746 8,271 5.7%
52 (1) Dodge Charger 8,673 6,967 24.5%
53 (9) Toyota 4Runner 8,596 6,311 36.2%
54 (6) Kia Sorento 8,593 7,656 12.2%
55 (34) VW Jetta 8,549 14,607 41.5%
56 (16) Subaru Impreza 8,353 5,239 59.4%
57 (7) Mazda Mazda3 8,342 7,246 15.1%
58 (new) Chevrolet Trax 8,175 0 new
59 VW Passat 8,116 6,513 24.6%
60 (16) Lexus RX 8,180 8,570 0.5%
61 (new) Jeep Renegade 7,795 0 new
62 (6) Subaru XV Crosstrek 7,313 5,372 36.1%
63 (37) Hyundai Tucson 7,298 3,592 103.2%
64 (15) Mercedes-Benz C class 7,283 7,412 1.7%
65 (86) Chevrolet Colorado 7,590 1,491 373.4%
66 (6) GMC Acadia 6,928 6,368 8.8%
67 (12) Buick Encore 6,633 4,780 38.8%
68 (23) Chevrolet Tahoe 6,624 7,912 16.3%
69 (4) Chevrolet Express 6,442 5,588 15.3%
70 (18) Dodge Dart 6,152 7,202 14.6%
71 (14) Jeep Compass 6,101 4,301 41.9%
72 (26) Cadillac SRX 6,200 3,640 65.4%
73 (18) Ford Transit Connect 5,877 4,680 44.5%
74 Acura TLX 5,778 4,995 15.7%
75 (14) VW Golf 5,716 4,760 40.2%
76 (15) Subaru Legacy 5,688 6,362 10.6%
77 (11) Nissan Pathfinder 5,584 5,542 0.8%
78 (14) Lexus ES 5,426 5,932 8.5%
79 (9) Dodge Challenger 5,409 4,140 30.7%
80 (6) Nissan Murano 5,350 4,271 25.3%
81 (14) Chevrolet Camaro 5,289 5,406 2.2%
82 (9) Kia Forte 5,198 5,190 0.2%
83 (5) Hyundai Accent 5,102 4,839 5.4%
84 (3) Nissan Maxima 4,903 4,188 17.1%
85 (8) Mercedes-Benz GLE 4,880 3,797 28.5%
86 (15) Audi Q5 4,863 3,571 36.2%
87 (53) VW Tiguan 4,815 1,803 167.1%
88 (18) Toyota Avalon 4,800 5,279 9.1%
89 (32) Nissan Frontier 4,764 6,568 27.5%
90 (10) Buick Enclave 4,702 4,727 0.5%
91 (14) Dodge Durango 4,676 4,855 3.7%
92 Mercedes-Benz E class 4,661 3,936 18.4%
93 (18) Chrysler 300 4,564 4,935 7.5%
94 (new) Honda HR-V 4,502 0 new
95 (1) Kia Sportage 4,476 3,743 19.6%
96 (27) Acura MDX 4,405 5,324 17.3%
97 (6) BMW X5 4,292 3,355 27.9%
98 (3) Lexus IS/RC 4,283 3,771 13.6%
99 (18) Infiniti Q50 4,117 4,718 12.7%
100 (18) Ford E-series 4,360 4,712 14.3%
101 (4) Ford Expedition 3,924 3,720 5.5%
102 (3) Acura RDX 3,891 3,178 22.4%
103 (1) Audi A4/A5 3,741 3,369 11.0%
104 (21) Infiniti QX60 3,669 2,285 60.6%
105 (11) Ford Taurus 3,648 3,775 3.4%
106 (7) Ford Fiesta 3,618 3,629 0.3%
107 (24) Chevrolet Suburban 3,585 4,615 22.3%
108 (2) Mazda Mazda6 3,563 3,149 13.1%
109 GMC Yukon 3,525 2,977 18.4%
110 (new) Lexus NX 3,399 0 new
111 (40) Chevrolet Sonic 3,294 5,263 37.4%
112 (7) Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 3,940 2,468 25.4%
113 (37) BMW X3 3,280 1,610 88.1%
114 (24) Buick LaCrosse 2,977 4,710 26.9%
115 (11) Mini Cooper 2,868 3,265 12.2%
116 (13) Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2,799 2,140 30.8%
117 (4) Audi A3 2,732 2,380 14.8%
118 (10) GMC Yukon XL 2,722 2,148 26.7%
119 (43) BMW 5 series 2,693 4,914 45.2%
120 (12) Buick Verano 2,693 3,640 12.1%
121 (1) Mercedes-Benz GL 2,613 2,410 8.4%
122 (104) Volvo XC90 2,565 267 860.7%
123 (10) Cadillac ATS 2,528 2,608 3.1%
124 (14) Chevrolet Corvette 2,526 2,959 14.6%
125 (69) GMC Canyon 2,415 667 262.1%
126 (8) Lincoln MKZ 2,406 2,508 4.1%
127 (5) Kia Sedona 2,332 2,376 1.9%
128 (24) Volvo 60 series 2,302 1,453 58.4%
129 (9) Lexus GX 2,223 1,936 14.8%
130 (4) Lincoln MKX 2,189 1,996 9.7%
131 (new) Fiat 500X 2,178 0 new
132 (16) Hyundai Veloster 2,140 1,652 29.5%
133 (10) Audi Q7 2,106 1,738 21.2%
134 (10) Ram ProMaster 2,550 1,723 19.3%
135 Cadillac XTS 2,430 1,976 3.4%
136 (41) Mitsubishi Outlander 2,400 976 109.0%
137 (16) Chevrolet Volt 2,350 1,439 41.4%
138 (5) Mercedes-Benz GLA 2,250 2,700 0.9%
139 (15) Hyundai Genesis 2,200 2,325 13.1%
140 (17) Chevrolet Spark 2,200 2,354 15.0%
141 (14) Lincoln MKC 1,982 2,197 9.8%
142 (new) Scion iA 1,977 0 new
143 (27) Mercedes-Benz GLK 1,941 2,588 25.0%
144 (32) Mercedes-Benz S class 1,921 2,666 27.9%
145 (2) Volvo XC60 1,912 1,653 15.7%
146 (26) Land Rover Range Rover Sport 1,906 1,760 77.1%
147 (33) Mercedes-Benz CLA 1,867 2,596 28.1%
148 (1) Acura ILX 1,860 1,618 15.0%
149 (6) Cadillac Escalade 1,838 1,390 32.2%
150 (9) Nissan Juke 1,804 1,768 2.0%
151 (14) Land Rover Range Rover 1,803 1,233 46.2%
152 (10) Audi A6/S6 1,740 1,768 1.6%
153 (1) TESLA Model S 1,730 1,400 23.6%
154 (23) Buick Regal 1,655 2,570 19.5%
155 (19) Ford C-Max 1,607 1,962 18.1%
156 (39) Kia Rio 1,571 2,534 38.0%
157 (50) Cadillac CTS 1,567 3,960 49.4%
158 (5) Mazda CX-9 1,484 1,241 19.6%
159 (31) Porsche Cayenne 1,454 712 104.2%
160 (15) Ford Flex 1,409 1,697 17.0%
161 Nissan NV200 1,409 1,291 9.1%
162 (new) Scion iM 1,408 0 new
163 (3) Nissan NV 1,391 1,220 14.0%
164 (new) Mazda CX-3 1,382 0 new
165 (110) Honda Fit 1,363 6,851 80.1%
166 (66) Land Rover Discovery Sport 1,356 213 536.6%
167 (20) Cadillac Escalade ESV 1,313 753 74.4%
168 (16) Toyota Sequoia 1,303 911 43.0%
169 (12) Lexus GS 1,287 1,365 5.7%
170 (59) Fiat 500 1,286 2,806 54.2%
171 (34) VW Beetle 1,279 1,941 34.1%
172 (3) Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 1,265 991 27.6%
173 (20) BMW 1/2 series 1,258 672 87.2%
174 (59) Nissan Leaf 1,238 2,589 52.2%
175 (43) Mini Countryman 1,219 2,350 40.1%
176 (3) Infiniti GQX80 1,206 1,500 14.9%
177 (21) Mitsubishi Mirage 1,197 1,374 12.9%
178 (39) Toyota Venza 1,191 1,896 37.2%
179 (12) Maserati 0 1,166 1,203 3.1%
180 (22) Mitsubishi Lancer 1,860 1,364 20.4%
181 (42) Mazda MX-5 Miata 1,850 288 276.7%
182 (18) Scion tC 1,800 1,235 12.6%
183 (14) Lexus CT 1,770 1,158 7.0%
184 (22) Scion xB 1,210 1,245 18.0%
185 (11) Kia Cadenza 1,180 608 67.4%
186 (26) Lincoln Navigator 994 1,320 24.7%
187 (52) Infiniti QX50 989 192 415.1%
188 (20) BMW i3 986 1,159 14.9%
189 (7) Nissan Armada 970 922 5.2%
190 (new) Chevrolet City Express 958 0 new
191 (3) Porsche Macan 908 741 22.5%
192 Audi Q3 887 683 29.9%
193 (17) Nissan Titan 882 990 10.9%
194 (49) Land Rover LR4 869 130 568.5%
195 (5) VW Touareg 840 578 45.3%
196 (18) Porsche 911 803 974 17.6%
197 (27) Scion FR-S 770 1,111 30.7%
198 (15) Nissan Quest 753 370 103.5%
199 (new) Ram ProMaster City 753 0 new
200 (21) Honda Crosstour 737 952 22.6%
201 (6) Audi A7/S7 736 635 15.9%
202 (3) Smart ForTwo 721 585 23.2%
203 (4) Infiniti Q70 682 442 54.3%
204 (6) VW CC 678 593 14.3%
205 Nissan 370Z 647 464 39.4%
206 (9) Volvo 70/80 series 643 598 7.5%
207 (61) BMW 7 series 618 1,680 63.2%
208 (78) BMW X1 601 2,73 71.0%
209 (49) BMW X6 560 19 2847.4%
210 (19) Toyota Yaris 519 696 25.4%
211 (3) Mercedes-Benz SLK 516 441 17.0%
212 (26) Lexus LS 507 778 34.8%
213 (42) Mercedes-Benz CLS 501 33 1418.2%
214 (3) BMW X4 492 357 37.8%
215 Infiniti QX70 480 358 34.1%
216 (13) Lincoln MKS 458 524 12.6%
217 (3) Lincoln MKT 456 338 34.9%
218 (47) Nissan Xterra 421 1,81 61.1%
219 Jaguar F-Type 400 342 17.0%
220 (17) VW Eos 394 202 95.0%
221 (19) Audi A8/S8 385 530 27.4%
222 (13) Subaru BRZ 374 435 14.0%
223 (34) BMW 6 series 369 740 50.1%
224 (23) Porsche Panamera 353 533 33.8%
225 (4) Porsche Cayman 334 332 0.6%
226 (16) Mazda Mazda5 330 426 22.5%
227 (7) Honda CR-Z 316 205 54.1%
228 (7) Jaguar XJ 305 205 48.8%
229 (1) Mercedes-Benz G class 303 233 30.0%
230 (47) Fiat 500L 293 919 68.1%
231 (19) Jaguar XF 273 383 28.7%
232 (21) Audi allroad 260 404 35.6%
233 (15) Mercedes-Benz SL 252 347 27.4%
234 (10) Hyundai Azera 243 287 15.3%
235 (21) Audi TT 233 32 628.1%
236 (15) Kia K900 229 62 269.4%
237 (23) Porsche Boxster 218 370 41.1%
238 (22) Lexus LX 216 358 39.7%
239 (10) Hyundai Equus 203 248 18.1%
240 (5) Chevrolet SS 192 115 67.0%
241 (14) Toyota Land Cruiser 186 264 29.5%
242 (2) Ferrari 0 177 175 1.1%
243 (21) Chevrolet Caprice 155 301 48.5%
244 (8) BMW i8 149 204 27.0%
245 (17) Acura RLX 142 260 45.4%
246 (21) Bentley 0 121 282 57.1%
247 (new) Mercedes-Benz GT 105 0 new
248 (2) Rolls-Royce 0 95 75 26.7%
249 (11) BMW Z4 86 198 56.6%
250 (4) ASTON MARTIN 0 85 102 16.7%
251 (10) Cadillac ELR 82 152 46.1%
252 (5) Mercedes-Benz B class 81 98 17.3%
253 (new) Alfa Romeo 4C 65 0 new
254 (2) Lamborghini 0 63 59 6.8%
255 (7) Dodge Viper 60 80 25.0%
256 (14) Nissan GT-R 58 140 58.6%
257 (26) Honda Insight 53 222 76.1%
258 (new) Toyota Mirai 34 0 new
259 (100) Dodge Avenger 23 1,347 98.3%
260 (6) Audi R8 17 40 57.5%
261 (28) Nissan Cube 14 213 93.4%
262 (1) LOTUS 0 13 15 13.3%
264 (83) Ram Cargo van 10 942 98.9%
263 (14) Jaguar XK 10 77 87.0%
265 (5) Mitsubishi i-MiEV 9 17 47.1%
266 (22) Scion iQ 8 119 93.3%
267 (63) Scion xD 6 472 98.7%
268 (15) Acura TSX 3 48 93.8%
271 (91) Toyota FJ Cruiser 1 949 99.9%
269 (63) Mazda Mazda2 1 457 99.8%
270 (8) Mercedes-Benz SLS 1 11 90.9%