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USA 1992: Ford Taurus leads passenger cars for first time

Ford Taurus

* See the Top 189 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Rene *

In 1992 the second generation Ford Taurus was launched but by mid-year the Honda Accord was still leading the passenger car rankings with 191,682 sales. Thanks to heavy promotions the Taurus managed to finish the year as the best-selling passenger car in the USA with 409,751 sales vs. 393,477 for the Accord. It is the first time since 1988 an American brand places a car atop the passenger car ranking, and the first time the Taurus does so.

Ford F-Series

The Ford F-Series stays in the lead of the overall ranking at 472,475 units ahead of the Chevrolet C/K with 428,514 sales. The Ford Explorer takes the 5th spot overall at 306,681 units, ahead of the Toyota Camry, Dodge Caravan and Ford Ranger.

Previous year: see the USA 1991 post here.

Full Year 1992 Top 189 and 6 months Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

USA Full Year 1992 (outside the Top 10, passenger cars only)

PosModel1992
1Ford F-Series472,475
2Chevrolet CK428,514
3Ford Taurus409,751
4Honda Accord393,477
5Ford Explorer306,681
6Toyota Camry286,602
7Dodge Caravan251,921
8Ford Ranger247,777
9Ford Escort236,622
10Honda Civic219,228
11Chevrolet Lumina218,114
12Chevrolet Cavalier212,374
13Pontiac Grand Am210,332
14Ford Tempo207,173
15Saturn196,126
16Toyota Corolla196,118
17Chevrolet Corsica-Beretta166,625
18Nissan Sentra158,909
19Buick Le Sabre138,409
20Cadillac DeVille127,766
21Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera117,292
22Mercury Sable116,623
23Lincoln Town Car115,075
24Buick Century114,273
25Pontiac Grand Prix103,517
26Pontiac Bonneville97,944
27Toyota Tercel96,173
28Geo Metro94,995
29Mercury Grand Marquis94,607
30Ford Crown Victoria92,506
31Buick Regal91,672
32Chevrolet Caprice88,972
33Dodge Shadow87,074
34Ford Mustang86,036
35Nissan Maxima84,583
36Ford Thunderbird84,146
37Mercury Topaz80,754
38Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme80,195
39Dodge Dynasty78,346
40Geo Prizm74,346
41Mazda Protégé73,938
42Plymouth Acclaim73,220
43Chrysler Le Baron73,193
44Pontiac Sunbird72,563
45Oldsmobile Achieva71,805
46Oldsmobile Eighty Eight71,303
47Geo Storm68,735
48Plymouth Sundance66,734
49Dodge Spirit65,847
50Subaru Legacy64,983
51Ford Probe63,659
52Buick Skylark63,007
53Buick Park Avenue59,836
54Chevrolet Camaro56,909
55Acura Integra55,174
56Mercury Cougar54,557
57Mitsubishi Eclipse53,712
58Mazda 62653,065
59Nissan Stanza50,993
60Acura Legend49,926
61Buick Roadmaster44,801
62Mercury Tracer43,127
63Hyundai Excel42,324
64Toyota Celica41,750
65Cadillac Seville41,120
66Lexus ES30039,652
67Lincoln Continental38,458
68BMW 3 Series37,964
69Chrysler Fifth Avenue37,932
70Toyota Paseo36,513
71Honda Prelude36,040
72Oldsmobile Ninety Eight35,597
73Ford Festiva33,828
74Subaru Loyale33,177
75Lexus LS40032,561
76Hyundai Elantra32,042
77Nissan Altima30,659
78Eagle Talon29,911
79VW Jetta29,907
80Mazda MX-327,674
81Cadillac Eldorado27,527
82Mazda MX-626,785
83Volvo 940 Series26,551
84Nissan 200/240SX25,787
85Mazda MX-524,964
86Plymouth Laser24,494
87Mitsubishi Galant23,758
88Mercedes 200-30023,216
89Volvo 24023,121
90Mistubishi Mirage22,917
91Mitsubishi Diamante22,112
92Pontiac Firebird21,501
93Mazda 92921,357
94Eagle Summit21,073
95BMW 5 Series19,832
96Chevrolet Corvette19,819
97Chrysler New Yorker19,761
98Mercedes S Class18,788
99Hyundai Scoupe17,196
100Hyundai Sonata16,987
101Dodge Stealth16,926
102Saab 90016,011
103Mercedes 19015,966
104Cadillac Fleetwood/Brougham15,417
105Infiniti G2014,592
106Mazda 32314,485
107Dodge Daytona14,260
108Acura Vigor13,846
109Infiniti J3013,820
110Dodge Intrepid13,367
111Pontiac LeMans13,360
112Dodge Colt12,891
113Lexus SC40012,695
114VW Passat12,578
115Mercury Capri12,557
116Volvo 700 Series12,546
117Infiniti Q4512,216
118Mitsubishi 3000GT11,710
119Buick Riviera11,476
120VW Fox10,880
121Saab 900010,352
122Plymouth Colt10,221
123Audi 100/20010,103
124Chrysler Concorde9,971
125Nissan 300ZX9,628
126Mitsubishi Expo9,419
127VW Golf9,359
128Nissan NX8,557
129Lincoln Mark VIII8,115
130Lexus SC3007,982
131Plymouth Vista7,507
132Mitsubishi Expo LRV7,169
133Chrysler Imperial7,153
134VW Cabriolet7,034
135BMW 7 Series6,656
136Jaguar XJ66,299
137Suzuki Swift6,286
138Mazda RX-76,006
139Eagle Vision6,000
140Toyota MR25,292
141Volvo 800 Series5,202
142Daihatsu5,026
143Oldsmobile Toronado4,919
144Mercedes SL Coupe/Roadster4,861
145Mitsubishi Precis4,771
146Isuzu Stylus4,670
147Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Wagon4,214
148Oldsmobile Calais3,848
149Subaru SVX3,667
150Infiniti M303,632
151Toyota Cressida3,628
152VW Corrado3,436
153Isuzu Impulse3,148
154Subaru Justy2,978
155Audi 902,839
156Porsche 9112,688
157Jaguar XJS2,382
158Cadillac Allante2,314
159Eagle Premier2,232
160Alfa Romeo 1641,721
161Yugo1,412
162Porsche 968/Cabriolet1,243
163Toyota Supra1,193
164Acura NSX1,154
165Alfa Romeo Spider1,102
166Audi 801,043
167Ferrari960
168Dodge Monaco910
169BMW 850i896
170Pontiac 6000708
171Audi S4443
172Dodge Vista441
173Peugeot335
174Lotus333
175Rolls Royce/Bentley282
176Audi V8 Quattro270
177BMW M5262
178Porsche 928S4/GT183
179Lamborghini156
180Dodge Viper122
181Buick Reatta95
182BMW M376
183Aston Martin60
184Audi Coupe Quattro58
185Alfa Romeo Milano5
186Isuzu I-Mark5
187BMW 635 Csi4
188Mitsubishi Sigma4
189Chevrolet Celebrity2

USA 6 months 1992, passenger cars only:

PosModel6m 1992
1Honda Accord191,682
2Ford Taurus181,189
3Toyota Camry137,906
4Ford Escort124,212
5Pontiac Grand Am120,059
6Chevrolet Cavalier116,453
7Ford Tempo115,370
8Chevrolet Lumina114,527
9Toyota Corolla102,889
10Honda Civic98,562

Source: Automotive news, many thanks to Rene for sharing the data!

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