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USA Full Year 2012: Ford F-Series and Toyota Camry still the ones

Toyota Camry

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 279 models and Top 40 brands! Click on title to see *

Fantastic year for new vehicle sales in the USA, up a formidable 14% on 2011 to reach 14,491,873 registrations, the best year in the country since 2007. The Ford F-Series enjoys its 31st consecutive year as the most popular vehicle in the USA (no interruption since 1982!) with 645,316 sales, up 10% on 2011 and here too its best year since 2007. The Chevrolet Silverado was stuck in third position for most of the year but an incentive-fuelled December brought it back to #2 in the Full Year like in 2011 at 418,312 units. The Toyota Camry remains the best-selling Passenger Car in the country for the 11th year in a row (since 2002) and has now been #1 for 15 of the last 16 years thanks to sales up 31% to 404,886.

Honda Accord

Honda has a bumper year in 2012, placing two models in the year-end Top 5 for the first time ever in the USA! The Honda Accord is up 41% and 5 spots to #4 at 331,872 units while the Honda Civic is up 44% and 7 ranks to #5 with 317,909 sales, its highest ever year-end ranking in the country. And then there is the Honda CR-V up 29% and 4 spots to #9 at 281,652 units. Other great performers in this year’s Top 30 include the Ford Focus up 40% to #11, Toyota RAV4 up 30% to #19, Toyota Prius up 25% to #21 and Kia Optima up an impressive 80% to #25.

Chrysler 300

Further down, the Chrysler 200 is up 44% to #32, VW Passat a huge 412% to #37, Dodge Avenger up 51% to #48, Subaru Impreza up 99% to #54, Chevrolet Sonic up 415% to #56, Chrysler 300 up 95% to #64 and Fiat 500 up 121% to #89. The best performing and only all-new model in the US Top 100 this year is the Mazda CX-5 landing directly at #90 with 43,319 sales with the Buick Verano nearly all-new at #95. It is followed by the Toyota Prius C at #107, Dodge Dart at #127 and Infiniti JX35 at #138

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Full Year 2012 Top 279 All-models and Top 40 brands Ranking Tables below.

USA Full Year 2012 – brands:

PosBrand2012%/112011%Pos
1Ford2,160,85014.9%5%2,057,21016.1%1
2Chevrolet1,851,64612.8%4%1,775,80213.9%2
3Toyota1,764,83312.2%26%1,396,83810.9%3
4Honda1,266,5698.7%24%1,023,9868.0%4
5Nissan1,021,7797.1%8%944,0737.4%5
6Hyundai703,0074.9%9%645,6915.1%6
7Kia557,5993.8%15%485,4923.8%7
8Dodge524,9893.6%16%451,0403.5%8
9Jeep474,1313.3%13%419,3493.3%9
10Volkswagen438,1333.0%35%324,4022.5%11
11GMC413,8812.9%4%397,9733.1%10
12Subaru336,4412.3%26%266,9892.1%12
13Chrysler307,9672.1%39%221,3461.7%17
14Ram300,9282.1%17%257,6102.0%14
15Mercedes295,0632.0%13%261,7692.0%13
16BMW281,4601.9%14%247,9071.9%16
17Mazda277,0461.9%11%250,4262.0%15
18Lexus244,1661.7%23%198,5521.6%18
19Buick180,4081.2%2%177,6331.4%19
20Acura156,2161.1%27%123,2991.0%21
21Cadillac149,7821.0%-2%152,3891.2%20
22Audi139,3101.0%19%117,5610.9%22
23Infiniti119,8770.8%22%98,4610.8%23
24Lincoln82,1500.6%-4%85,4630.7%24
25Scion73,5050.5%49%49,2710.4%29
26Volvo68,1170.5%1%67,2400.5%26
27Mini66,1230.5%15%57,5110.5%27
28Mitsubishi57,7900.4%-27%79,0200.6%25
29Fiat43,7720.3%121%19,7690.2%33
30Land Rover43,6640.3%15%38,0990.3%30
31Porsche35,0430.2%21%29,0230.2%31
32Suzuki25,3570.2%-5%26,6180.2%32
33Jaguar12,0110.1%-76%50,3750.4%28
34Smart10,0090.1%92%5,2080.0%34
35Maserati2,7300.0%18%2,3210.0%35
36Bentley2,3150.0%23%1,8770.0%36
37Tesla (e)2,3000.0%new00.0% –
38Fisker (e)2,0000.0%new00.0% –
39Ferrari1,8910.0%n/an/an/an/a

USA Full Year 2012 – models:

PosModel2012/112011Pos
1Ford F-Series645,31610%584,9171
2Chevrolet Silverado418,3121%415,1302
3Toyota Camry404,88631%308,5103
4Honda Accord331,87241%235,6259
5Honda Civic317,90944%221,23512
6Nissan Altima302,93413%268,9814
7Dodge Ram293,36320%244,7627
8Toyota Corolla290,94721%240,2598
9Honda CR-V281,65229%218,37313
10Ford Escape261,0083%254,2935
11Ford Focus245,92240%175,71718
12Ford Fusion241,263-3%248,0676
13Chevrolet Cruze237,7583%231,73210
14Hyundai Sonata230,6052%225,96111
15Chevrolet Equinox218,62113%193,27415
16Chevrolet Malibu210,9513%204,80814
17Hyundai Elantra202,0348%186,36116
18Toyota RAV4171,87730%132,23722
19VW Jetta170,424-4%177,36017
20Chevrolet Impala169,351-1%171,43419
21Toyota Prius160,25725%128,06424
22Ford Explorer158,34417%135,70421
23GMC Sierra157,1855%149,17020
24Jeep Grand Cherokee154,73421%127,74425
25Kia Optima152,39980%84,59046
26Nissan Rogue142,34914%124,54326
27Jeep Wrangler141,66916%122,46027
28Dodge Caravan141,46828%110,86233
29Toyota Tacoma141,36528%110,70534
30Ford Edge127,9695%121,70228
31Honda Odyssey125,98018%107,06836
32Chrysler 200125,47644%87,03345
33Mazda3123,36120%102,41738
34Ford Econoline122,4235%116,92729
35Toyota Highlander121,05520%101,25240
36Kia Sorento119,597-8%130,23523
37Subaru Outback117,55313%104,40537
38VW Passat117,023412%22,835129
39Kia Soul115,77813%102,26739
40Honda Pilot114,848-1%116,29730
41Toyota Sienna114,7253%111,42932
42Nissan Versa113,32714%99,73041
43Chrysler Town & Country111,74418%94,32043
44Nissan Sentra106,395-7%114,99131
45Toyota Tundra101,62123%82,90848
46BMW 3 Series99,6026%94,37142
47GMC Terrain97,78618%83,17947
48Dodge Avenger96,89051%64,02362
49Lexus RX95,38115%82,59549
50Chevrolet Traverse85,606-20%107,13135
51Chevrolet Camaro84,391-4%88,24944
52Ford Mustang82,99518%70,43857
53Dodge Charger82,59218%70,08958
54Subaru Impreza81,79999%41,19687
55Mercedes C Class81,69718%69,31459
56Chevrolet Sonic81,247415%15,778147
57Dodge Journey79,56344%55,15572
58GMC Acadia78,280-1%79,28851
59Chevrolet Express76,8087%71,91855
60Subaru Forester76,3470%76,19653
61Kia Forte75,681-1%76,29552
62Jeep Liberty75,48313%66,68461
63Hyundai Santa Fe71,016-5%74,39154
64Chrysler 30070,74795%36,28596
65Chevrolet Tahoe68,904-14%80,52750
66Ford Taurus66,0664%63,52663
67Mercedes E Class65,1714%62,73664
68Jeep Patriot62,01013%54,64774
69Hyundai Accent61,00410%55,60171
70Infiniti G59,8443%58,24669
71Nissan Maxima59,3491%58,73766
72Cadillac SRX57,4851%56,90570
73Buick LaCrosse57,076-2%58,47467
74BMW 5 Series56,79810%51,49178
75Ford Fiesta56,775-17%68,57460
76Buick Enclave56,703-3%58,39268
77Lexus ES56,15837%40,87388
78Nissan Frontier55,4357%51,70076
79Nissan Murano51,675-4%53,62675
80Acura MDX50,85418%43,27185
81Honda Fit49,346-17%59,23565
82Hyundai Tucson48,8783%47,23283
83Toyota 4Runner48,75510%44,31684
84Chevrolet Suburban48,116-3%49,42779
85Subaru Legacy47,12711%42,40186
86Cadillac CTS46,979-15%55,04273
87Mini45,11110%40,82889
88BMW X544,44510%40,54790
89Fiat 50043,772121%19,769137
90Mazda CX-543,319new0 –
91Dodge Challenger43,1199%39,54393
92Toyota Venza43,09511%38,90494
93Nissan Pathfinder42,62164%25,935120
94Dodge Durango42,589-18%51,69777
95Buick Verano41,04215388%265257
96VW Golf40,88518%34,706103
97Toyota Prius V40,669384%8,399190
98Kia Rio40,275100%20,111134
99Jeep Compass40,235-16%47,70980
100Audi A438,5309%35,234101
101Mercedes M Class38,1016%35,83598
102Ford Expedition38,062-6%40,49991
103Chevrolet Captiva Sport36,935425%7,038198
104Chevrolet Colorado36,84019%31,026110
105Nissan Juke36,3581%35,88697
106Kia Sportage36,357-23%47,46382
107Toyota Prius C35,733new0 –
108Ford Transit Connect35,21610%31,927108
109BMW X335,17327%27,793116
110Hyundai Veloster34,862276%9,284186
111Hyundai Genesis33,9733%32,998106
112Mazda633,756-5%35,71199
113Acura TL33,5727%31,237109
114VW Tiguan31,73122%25,990119
115Toyota Yaris30,590-6%32,704107
116Toyota Avalon29,5562%28,925114
117Acura RDX29,52094%15,196152
118Mercedes GLK29,36421%24,310126
119VW Beetle29,174351%6,468202
120Acura TSX28,865-7%30,935111
121Audi Q528,67115%24,908124
122Ford Flex28,2243%27,428118
123Lincoln MKZ28,0532%27,529117
124GMC Yukon27,818-19%34,250105
125Lexus IS27,708-7%29,669112
126Mercedes GL Class26,0424%25,139123
127Dodge Dart25,303new0 –
128Lincoln MKX25,1077%23,395128
129Buick Regal24,616-39%40,14492
130Mazda CX-924,442-29%34,421104
131Chevrolet Avalanche23,99519%20,088135
132Chevrolet Volt23,461206%7,671193
133GMC Yukon XL23,427-7%25,223122
134Volvo S6023,35610%21,282132
135Scion tC22,6661%22,433130
136Cadillac Escalade22,632-11%25,503121
137Lexus GS22,160492%3,746220
138Infiniti JX3521,674new0 –
139VW CC21,646-27%29,502113
140Nissan Titan21,576-2%21,994131
141Mini Countryman21,01226%16,683144
142Mercedes Sprinter20,92926%16,571145
143Honda Crosstour20,84816%17,974141
144GMC Savana20,65020%17,266142
145Scion xB19,78716%17,017143
146Ford Ranger19,366-73%70,83256
147Mazda219,31538%13,952155
148Volvo XC6019,13948%12,932161
149Audi A618,99871%11,124173
150Nissan Quest18,27550%12,199166
151Mitsubishi Outlander Sport18,09110%16,443146
152Nissan Armada18,072-1%18,331139
153Lexus CT17,67323%14,381154
154Kia Sedona17,512-27%24,047127
155Audi A517,27012%15,385150
156Nissan Xterra17,222-5%18,221140
157Range Rover Sport16,4918%15,333151
158Mitsubishi Lancer16,426-17%19,874136
159Porsche Cayenne15,54520%12,978160
160Infiniti QX5615,31014%13,428157
161Cadillac XTS15,049new0 –
162Mazda514,640-24%19,155138
163Chevrolet Corvette14,1327%13,164158
164Honda Ridgeline14,06844%9,759179
165Toyota FJ Cruiser13,6561%13,541156
166Ford C-Max13,309new0 –
167Mitsubishi Galant13,261-15%15,631148
168Toyota Sequoia13,1511%13,022159
169Suzuki SX412,8603%12,519162
170Lincoln MKS12,5243%12,217165
171Chevrolet Spark12,385new0 –
172Acura ILX12,251new0 –
173Mercedes S Class11,794-4%12,258164
174Scion FR-S11,417new0 –
175Mazda CX-711,326-68%35,641100
176BMW 7 Series11,098-2%11,299172
177Lexus GX11,039-5%11,609168
178Audi Q711,00822%8,998188
179Scion xD10,75612%9,573183
180VW Touareg10,55340%7,535195
181VW Routan10,483-16%12,473163
182Infiniti FX10,4245%9,939176
183Nissan NV10,17958%6,442203
184Dodge Caliber10,176-71%35,049102
185Smart Fortwo10,00992%5,208214
186Nissan LEAF9,8191%9,674180
187Volvo XC909,513-10%10,609175
188Infiniti M9,130-16%10,818174
189BMW X18,947new0 –
190Range Rover Evoque8,901297%2,244234
191Scion iQ8,8793480%248258
192GMC Canyon8,735-9%9,590182
193Audi A78,59837%6,270204
194Porsche 9118,52842%6,016207
195Hyundai Azera8,431453%1,524241
196Lincoln Navigator8,3714%8,018191
197Lexus LS8,345-13%9,568184
198Ford Police Interceptor Sedan8,309new0 –
199Hyundai Veracruz8,232-10%9,146187
200BMW 6 Series8,208110%3,903219
201Mercedes CLS Class8,06542%5,665211
202Range Rover7,843-20%9,761178
203Mitsubishi Outlander7,750-21%9,788177
204BMW 1 Series7,689-13%8,832189
205Nissan Cube7,667-47%14,459153
206Porsche Panamera7,61411%6,879200
207Subaru XV Crosstrek7,396new0 –
208Nissan 370Z7,3380%7,328197
209Land Rover LR47,316-8%7,984192
210Audi A37,20510%6,561201
211Lincoln MKT7,09441%5,024215
212Dodge Cargo Van7,075922%692254
213Cadillac ATS7,008new0 –
214BMW X66,7499%6,192205
215Mazda MX-56,30511%5,674210
216VW Eos6,214-18%7,533196
217Audi A86,0025%5,700209
218Ford Police Interceptor Utility5,863new0 –
219Honda Insight5,846-62%15,549149
220Ford Heavy Trucks5,836n/an/an/a
221Suzuki Kizashi5,566-20%6,942199
222Jaguar XF5,5264%5,303212
223Volvo XC705,513-4%5,716208
224Lexus LX5,00558%3,167226
225Suzuki Grand Vitara4,954-1%4,980216
226Mercedes SL Class4,899238%1,449242
227Jaguar XJ4,852-7%5,235213
228Mercedes SLK4,59543%3,220224
229Volvo C704,441-10%4,933217
230Ford Crown Victoria4,429-91%47,62581
231Honda CR-Z4,192-63%11,330171
232Subaru BRZ4,144new0 –
233Hyundai Equus3,97224%3,193225
234Chevrolet Caprice PPV3,734324%880250
235Infiniti EX3,495-42%6,030206
236Volvo S803,277-31%4,735218
237Dodge Nitro3,269-87%24,434125
238Land Rover LR23,11312%2,777230
239Toyota Land Cruiser2,89574%1,662239
240Porsche Boxster2,89463%1,773237
241Volvo C302,827-18%3,461222
242BMW Z42,751-21%3,479221
243Audi TT2,2260%2,236235
244Subaru Tribeca2,075-26%2,791229
245Suzuki Equator1,966-8%2,127236
246Jaguar XK1,633-6%1,738238
247Mercedes R Class1,473-38%2,385232
248Mercedes G Class1,33012%1,191246
249Nissan GT-R1,188-8%1,294245
250Mitsubishi Eclipse1,173-84%7,546194
251Lincoln Town Car1,001-89%9,460185
252Buick Lucerne971-95%20,358133
253Audi R8802-30%1,145247
254Mercedes SLS AMG80011%722253
255Acura ZDX775-50%1,564240
256Mercedes CL Class723-23%943249
257Lexus HS649-77%2,864228
258Mitsubishi i-MiEV588635%80261
259Mazda Tribute502-81%2,696231
260Mitsubishi Endeavor501-95%9,658181
261Dodge Dakota490-96%12,156167
262Cadillac DTS465-96%11,589169
263Porsche Cayman462-66%1,377243
264Acura RL379-65%1,096248
265Cadillac STS164-95%3,338223
266Mazda RX-880-89%759252
267Chevrolet Aveo67-100%28,601115
268Volvo S4051-98%2,984227
269Lexus LFA46-26%62262
270Mercedes B Class2953%19267
271Chevrolet HHR21-100%37,01295
272Dodge Viper20-90%197259
273Chevrolet Cobalt11-99%856251
274Suzuki XL710-79%48263
275Honda FCX5150%2276
276Honda Element3-100%11,534170
277Lexus SC2-89%18268
278Mercedes CLK1-83%6272
279Suzuki Forenza/Reno10%1277

Source: Manufacturers, www.goodcarbadcar.net (1), www.goodcarbadcar.net (2)

Note: The brands ranking does not include all brands sold in the USA.

This Post Has 5 Comments
  1. It surprises me to see the lack of higher end, more luxury cars at the top of the list. As they become more common place and people become more willing to take on the necessary debt to own one I expect to see them start breaching the top 10/15. Perhaps next year.

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