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USA 3 months 2013: Ford Fusion and Escape at record levels

Ford Fusion USA March 2013Ford Fusion

* See the Top 266 All-models ranking by clicking on the title! *

After exploring the US Top 260 All-models and Top 30 brands rankings for March, let’s go through a bit of a year-to-date update now that the First Quarter of 2013 is complete. Overall, the US market is up a very solid 6% on 2012 to 3,688,662 registrations over the period, and the Top two best-sellers (both pick-up trucks) are in exceptional shape: the Ford F-Series progresses by 17% to 168,843 sales while the Chevrolet Silverado is up 22% to 116,649 units. The Toyota Camry is in difficulty: down 4% to just over 100,000 sales with the Honda Accord starting to be really threatening, up a mammoth 45% to 88,427 units.

Ford Escape USA March 2013Ford Escape

Two models within the Top 10 break their all-time Quarter volume records over the period and they are both Fords: the Fusion is up a fantastic 26% year-on-year to #7 and 80,558 sales, breaking the 30,000 monthly unit mark for the first time in March. The Ford Escape is for its part up 24% to #9 and a best-ever 72,943 units. Notice also the Ford Explorer up 45% to #17 with 48,649 sales, the Toyota Tacoma up 23% to #22 and the Dodge Avenger up 48% to #31.

Subaru XV Crosstrek USA March 2013Subaru XV Crosstrek

The best-performing all-new model over the period is the Dodge Dart, stopping just short of the Top 50 at #51 with 22,965 units, still way lower than Fiat-Chrysler would have wanted it to be. The Dart is one of only 2 newcomers in the Top 100 along with the Subaru XV Crosstrek at #95 with 10,710 sales. Notice also the Nissan Pathfinder up 172% to #53, the Mazda CX-5 up 347% to #63 and the Buick Verano up 129% to #88.

Mini Paceman USA March 2013Mini Paceman

Further down, the Cadillac ATS lands at #101 with 9,750 units, the Ford C-Max at #102 and 9,677 sales, the Chevrolet Spark at #110, Cadillac XTS at #124, Acura ILX at #134, BMW X1 at #137, Buick Encore at #143, Scion FR-S at #147, Subaru BRZ at #198, Acura RLX at #244, Mini Paceman at #246 and Nissan NV200 at #252.

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Full 3 months 2013 Top 266 All-models Ranking Table below.

USA 3 months 2013:

1Ford F-Series168,84317%1
2Chevrolet Silverado116,64922%2
3Toyota Camry100,830-4%3
4Honda Accord88,42745%4
5Nissan Altima86,952-10%6
6Ford Fusion80,55826%12
7Toyota Corolla80,24417%8
8Dodge Ram77,59415%7
9Ford Escape72,98324%10
10Honda Civic72,259-6%5
11Honda CR-V65,374-12%9
12Ford Focus61,898-6%11
13Chevrolet Equinox58,86914%16
14Chevrolet Cruze55,731-2%13
15Hyundai Elantra54,54623%18
16Chevrolet Malibu49,179-16%17
17Ford Explorer48,64945%22
18Hyundai Sonata47,285-14%15
19Chevrolet Impala44,343-12%21
20Toyota RAV441,4134%19
21GMC Sierra40,79618%23
22Toyota Tacoma39,46723%29
23Nissan Versa39,28712%42
24Kia Optima38,81310%25
25VW Jetta37,495-3%20
26Toyota Prius37,334-15%14
27Chrysler 20036,88517%32
28Nissan Rogue34,296-15%26
29Jeep Grand Cherokee33,133-12%24
30Nissan Sentra33,0024%44
31Dodge Avenger32,04748%48
32Jeep Wrangler31,8467%27
33Ford Edge31,534-4%30
34Toyota Highlander29,52813%35
36Toyota Sienna29,05220%41
37Kia Soul29,013-11%39
38Honda Pilot28,22611%40
39Subaru Outback28,1014%37
40Ford Econoline27,639-5%34
41GMC Terrain26,80621%47
42Chrysler Town & Country26,765-3%43
43Dodge Caravan26,490-23%28
44Chevrolet Traverse26,41222%50
45Honda Odyssey26,233-5%31
46Dodge Charger26,09816%53
47Kia Sorento25,9550%36
48VW Passat25,9096%38
49Toyota Tundra23,58015%45
50Dodge Journey22,99227%57
51Dodge Dart22,965new125
52Mercedes C Class22,91226%55
53Nissan Pathfinder22,366172%93
54GMC Acadia21,82227%58
55Lexus RX21,40420%49
56Subaru Forester21,14425%60
57BMW 3 Series20,662-16%46
58Chevrolet Sonic20,109-8%56
59Hyundai Santa Fe19,44634%63
60Chevrolet Camaro19,198-12%51
61Jeep Patriot18,99719%68
62Subaru Impreza18,951-21%54
63Mazda CX-517,811347%90
64Toyota Avalon17,52574%114
65Ford Mustang17,320-14%52
66Ford Taurus16,98414%66
67Lexus ES16,80196%77
68Chevrolet Tahoe16,77221%65
69Chrysler 30016,034-20%64
70Ford Fiesta16,0283%75
71Buick Enclave15,81244%76
72Chevrolet Express15,531-1%59
73Kia Forte15,342-17%61
74Dodge Challenger14,54038%91
75Nissan Maxima14,007-20%71
76Hyundai Accent13,914-25%69
77Mercedes E Class13,689-1%67
78Dodge Durango13,57023%94
79Toyota 4Runner13,07330%83
80Infiniti G12,916-16%70
81Cadillac SRX12,856-3%72
82Chevrolet Captiva Sport12,37971%102
83Nissan Frontier12,178-14%78
84BMW 5 Series12,139-4%74
85Jeep Compass12,00332%98
86BMW X511,89137%88
87Nissan Murano11,853-22%79
88Honda Fit11,533-9%81
89Buick Verano11,395129%95
90Buick LaCrosse11,372-16%73
91Subaru Legacy11,329-6%85
92Toyota Venza11,08128%92
93Hyundai Tucson11,0100%82
95Subaru XV Crosstrek10,710new205
96Ford Transit Connect10,42640%106
97VW Beetle10,010114%117
98Toyota Prius C9,865102%107
99Kia Rio9,818-8%97
100Audi A49,79513%99
101Cadillac ATS9,750new212
102Ford C-Max9,677new164
103Fiat 5009,6129%89
104Chevrolet Suburban9,415-5%84
105Mercedes M Class9,162-20%100
106Acura RDX9,159216%115
107Nissan Juke9,106-4%104
109Mazda CX-98,99149%128
110Chevrolet Spark8,782new169
111Acura MDX8,728-14%80
112Toyota Prius V8,525-29%97
113VW Golf8,523-29%96
114Audi Q58,19637%119
115Hyundai Genesis8,113-1%109
116VW Tiguan7,95110%112
117Ford Expedition7,928-6%101
118Cadillac CTS7,862-35%86
119Mercedes GL Class7,61848%124
120Mercedes GLK7,51025%116
121Kia Sportage7,436-25%105
122Toyota Yaris7,335-28%113
123BMW X37,2118%107
124Cadillac XTS7,130new159
125GMC Yukon6,91713%122
126Infiniti JX356,9031178%136
127Acura TL6,793-19%111
129Hyundai Veloster6,357-28%108
130Mitsubishi Lancer6,26750%156
131Chevrolet Avalanche6,25914%129
132Lincoln MKX6,066-6%126
133Volvo S605,9470%132
134Acura ILX5,614new170
135Ford Flex5,444-20%120
136Mitsubishi Outlander Sport5,43631%149
137BMW X15,411new187
138Lexus IS5,173-22%123
139Nissan Titan5,11211%138
140Cadillac Escalade5,11011%134
141GMC Yukon XL5,06539%131
142Jeep Liberty4,972-77%62
143Buick Encore4,953new –
144Nissan Xterra4,8906%154
145Mini Countryman4,83917%139
146Volvo XC604,75223%146
147Scion FR-S4,640new172
148Scion xB4,557-6%143
149Audi A64,37522%147
150Honda Ridgeline4,26511%162
151Chevrolet Volt4,2448%130
152Porsche Cayenne4,18144%157
153Acura TSX4,176-54%118
154Scion tC4,139-21%133
155Lexus GS4,089-19%135
156VW CC4,085-2%137
157Buick Regal4,084-42%127
158Honda Crosstour4,02920%141
159Audi A54,0018%153
160Nissan Armada3,934-22%150
161Range Rover Sport3,8989%155
162Mercedes Sprinter3,83422%140
163Lincoln MKZ3,758-47%121
164Nissan LEAF3,539104%184
166Nissan Quest3,454-31%148
167Toyota Sequoia3,3845%166
168Infiniti QX563,370-4%158
169Toyota FJ Cruiser3,3519%163
170Nissan NV3,28517%181
171Lexus CT3,245-34%151
172Mercedes S Class3,07720%171
173Range Rover Evoque3,06741%188
174Mitsubishi Outlander2,95344%201
175Chevrolet Corvette2,9410%161
176Audi Q72,90148%176
177GMC Savana2,885-43%142
178Lexus LS2,86072%195
179Suzuki SX42,859-14%167
180Range Rover2,79030%200
181Lincoln MKS2,755-16%168
182Porsche 9112,72236%192
183Hyundai Azera2,7091604%193
184Ford Police Interceptor Utility2,5489337%217
185VW Touareg2,52410%178
186Ford Police Interceptor Sedan2,4588679%196
187BMW 7 Series2,338-31%174
188Chevrolet Colorado2,210-78%103
189Smart Fortwo2,193-3%183
190Infiniti FX2,155-29%180
191Lexus GX2,131-15%175
192Audi A72,0833%191
193BMW 6 Series2,07122%198
194Scion xD2,032-20%177
195Nissan Cube1,951-6%203
196Jaguar XF1,89922%220
197Lincoln Navigator1,827-14%194
198Subaru BRZ1,788new230
199Land Rover LR41,778-10%207
200Dodge Cargo Van1,7606%211
201Mercedes CLS Class1,695-3%199
202Ford Heavy Trucks1,66717%209
203Volvo XC901,651-36%185
204Suzuki Kizashi1,60212%219
205Infiniti M1,568-44%186
206Lincoln MKT1,4930%210
207Mercedes SL Class1,484450%224
208Audi A81,46237%216
209Porsche Panamera1,384-26%204
210Nissan 370Z1,378-33%206
211Porsche Boxster1,3611248%238
212BMW 1 Series1,291-38%202
213BMW X61,26422%213
214Jaguar XJ1,2452%225
215Mazda MX-51,235-15%214
216Honda CR-Z1,190-13%229
217Honda Insight1,161-49%218
218Mercedes SLK1,1344%226
219Volvo XC701,120-17%221
220Lexus LX1,026-23%222
221Scion iQ1,009-60%189
222VW Eos977-32%215
223Land Rover LR288615%236
224Suzuki Grand Vitara838-24%223
225Hyundai Equus814-12%231
226Audi A3743-56%208
227Toyota Land Cruiser740-68%237
228VW Routan704-68%179
229Chevrolet Caprice PPV67984%232
230Mitsubishi Galant649-88%165
231GMC Canyon636-88%190
232Mitsubishi i-MiEV625360%256
233BMW Z46242%240
234Mercedes G Class612134%246
235Volvo C70600-47%227
236Kia Sedona555-89%152
237Volvo C30522-25%239
238Volvo S80515-35%234
239Subaru Tribeca504-14%242
240Infiniti EX464-54%233
241Audi TT463-15%241
242Suzuki Equator4578%243
243Jaguar XK441-20%244
244Acura RLX352new –
245Nissan GT-R26819%247
246Mini Paceman169new –
247Audi R8167-31%251
248Mercedes CL Class155-26%254
249Hyundai Veracruz136-92%197
250Mercedes SLS AMG119-58%252
251Acura ZDX99-50%253
252Nissan NV20047new –
253Dodge Caliber45-98%182
254Mitsubishi Eclipse42-91%248
255Acura RL32-68%262
256Mitsubishi Endeavor24-91%258
257Mercedes R Class20-95%245
258Lexus LFA9-36%267
259Dodge Viper4-80%270
260Buick Lucerne4-99%250
261Cadillac DTS3-99%260
262Lexus HS2-100%255
263Porsche Cayman2-99%261
264Chevrolet HHR2-78%269
265Cadillac STS1-99%263
266Honda Element1-99%274

Source: Good car bad car

Note: this ranking only includes the models with official sales data. Brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Tesla and Fisker do not communicate sales and therefore are not represented in this ranking.

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  1. Sir,

    I am a regular viewer of your blog. Appreciate your efforts and the high quality and accuracy of your statistics. I would like to know if the March ’13 sales data pertaining to GCC is ready with you. If yes, eagerly await for the same.

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