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USA April 2013: Hyundai Elantra in Top 10

Hyundai Elantra GT USA April 2013Hyundai Elantra GT

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 258 All-models and Top 40 brands! Click on title to see *

New car sales in the US are up an excellent 8% year-on-year in April to 1,285,338 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 4,974,000 units, up a solid 7% on 2012. The two most popular vehicles in the country, both pick-up trucks, register very impressive year-on-year gains which push them further away from the competition. The Ford F-Series is up 24% to 59,030 sales while the Chevrolet Silverado is up 28% to 39,395 units. Their respective year-on-year gains so far in 2013 are 19% and 23%. Another pick-up truck delivering outstanding results is the Dodge Ram, up a whopping 49% to #5 this month with 31,409 sales.

Ford Escape USA April 2013Ford Escape

The Honda Accord rounds up the overall podium, leading the Passenger Cars segment with 33,538 sales ahead of the Toyota Camry at 31,710. The Ford Fusion is up 2 spots on March and 25% year-on-year to #6 while the Honda CR-V is back up 5 ranks to #7, its best ranking in the country so far this year. Below the Ford Escape up 52% to #9, the Hyundai Elantra breaks into the US Top 10 potentially for the first time ever at #10, up 45% on April 2012 at 24,445 sales and now ahead of the Toyota Corolla. The addition of the GT hatchback version (called i30 in other markets) has without a doubt played a role here. #3 last month, the Nissan Altima is now down to #14.

2013 Lincoln MKZLincoln MKZ

Further down, the Chevrolet Tahoe is up 15 spots to #43, the Dodge Dart is back within the Top 50 (just) at #50, the Lincoln MKZ is up 47 ranks to #87, the Buick Encore is up 10 to #110, the Tesla Model S is estimated to rank #130 (see special plug-in vehicles post here), the Porsche Cayman is back in the ranking, up 488% year-on-year to #216 and the Kia Cadenza makes its very first appearance at #244 with 61 sales.

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

Previous month: USA March 2013: Nissan Altima finds its groove

One year ago: USA April 2012: Toyota Prius up to record 5th place

Full April 2013 Top 258 All-models and Top 40 brands Ranking Tables below.

USA April 2013 – brands:

PosCarmakerApr/12Mar2013/12Pos
1Ford204,36918%1785,28614%1
2Chevrolet172,46011%2642,1646%2
3Toyota152,372-2%3608,6995%3
4Honda117,1007%4419,7985%4
5Nissan80,00325%5370,9083%5
6Hyundai63,3152%6227,6451%6
7Dodge53,41318%7212,16424%7
8Kia47,5560%8174,4886%8
9Jeep39,4262%10140,377-8%9
10GMC34,7997%9139,72612%10
11Volkswagen33,644-10%11131,8220%11
12Subaru32,94325%12125,47017%12
13Ram32,12449%14111,47822%13
14Chrysler27,836-13%13107,520-3%14
15Mercedes25,4905%1698,51111%15
16BMW23,22510%1788,1277%17
17Mazda19,894-7%1598,177-5%16
18Lexus18,0913%1874,83112%18
19Buick17,15711%1964,77723%19
20Acura13,89914%2148,85214%21
21Cadillac13,23034%2055,94237%20
22Audi13,15714%2247,34315%22
23Infiniti7,84410%2335,2206%23
24Lincoln7,61521%2623,514-13%24
25Mini5,7861%2819,8410%27
26Scion5,6973%2422,0747%25
27Volvo4,464-8%2719,571-8%28
28Mitsubishi4,461-15%2520,457-6%26
29Porsche4,03217%3013,68229%30
30Fiat3,8991%3113,5116%31
31Land Rover3,5438%2915,96214%29
32Jaguar1,1416%334,7267%33
33Smart667-13%342,860-5%34
34Bentley2072%3578120%35
35Maserati204-12%36753-10%36
36Ferrari19587%3769332%37
37Rolls Royce210%3885-20%38
38Maybach1-80% –6-79%39

USA April 2013 – models:

PosModelApr/12Mar2013/12Pos2012
1Ford F-Series59,03024%1227,87319%11
2Chevrolet Silverado39,39528%2156,04423%22
3Honda Accord33,538-5%5121,96526%44
4Toyota Camry31,710-14%4132,540-7%33
5Dodge Ram31,40949%6109,00323%57
6Ford Fusion26,72224%8107,28025%712
7Honda CR-V26,51912%1191,893-6%119
8Honda Civic26,4538%1098,712-3%105
9Ford Escape25,82652%998,80931%910
10Hyundai Elantra24,44545%1278,99129%1418
11Toyota Corolla24,273-2%7104,51712%88
12Ford Focus22,55716%1384,455-1%1211
13Chevrolet Cruze22,03221%1477,7633%1513
14Nissan Altima21,99135%3108,943-3%66
15Chevrolet Malibu21,734-1%1770,913-12%1617
16Chevrolet Equinox20,96515%1579,83414%1316
17Toyota RAV418,54122%2059,9549%1919
18Hyundai Sonata16,077-22%1863,362-16%1715
19Jeep Grand Cherokee15,00327%3148,136-2%2724
20Kia Optima14,67833%2753,49115%2225
21GMC Sierra14,20813%2955,00416%2123
22Ford Explorer14,2046%1662,85334%1822
23Jeep Wrangler13,44510%3045,2918%3027
24VW Jetta13,078-16%2450,573-7%2420
25Toyota Prius13,031-25%2650,365-18%2514
26Toyota Tacoma12,97119%2352,43822%2329
27Ford Econoline12,5736%3840,212-2%3534
28Chrysler 20012,492-6%1949,37710%2632
29Nissan Rogue11,90439%2246,200-5%2926
30Honda Odyssey11,83213%4238,0650%3931
31Kia Soul11,3116%3440,324-7%3439
32Chrysler Town & Country11,2244%3637,989-1%4043
33Chevrolet Impala10,943-27%2555,286-15%2021
34Nissan Sentra10,73445%2843,73612%3144
35Dodge Avenger10,698-4%3242,74530%3248
36Honda Pilot10,61320%3938,83914%3840
37Ford Edge10,357-1%3341,891-3%3330
38Toyota Sienna9,9485%3539,00016%3741
39Toyota Highlander9,7935%3739,32111%3635
40Dodge Caravan9,783-13%4036,273-21%4228
41Subaru Forester9,36665%5230,51035%5160
42VW Passat9,069-10%4734,9781%4438
43Chevrolet Tahoe9,05255%5825,82431%6165
44Kia Sorento8,909-7%4634,864-2%4536
45Subaru Outback8,7302%4436,8313%4137
46Chevrolet Traverse8,4058%4134,81718%4650
47Toyota Tundra8,27615%4931,85615%4945
48BMW 3 Series8,236-8%5328,898-14%5446
49Chevrolet Sonic8,15128%6728,2600%5856
50Dodge Dart8,099new5731,064new50125
51GMC Terrain7,9642%5434,77016%4747
52Chevrolet Camaro7,949-17%5627,147-14%5951
53Chevrolet Express7,85019%7423,3815%6759
54Dodge Charger7,801-2%4833,89911%4853
55Ford Mustang7,751-1%5925,071-10%6352
56Mercedes C Class7,33814%5530,25023%5255
57Nissan Versa7,155-14%2146,4427%2842
58Mazda37,067-17%4336,200-14%4333
59Lexus RX7,0533%5028,45715%5749
60Hyundai Santa Fe6,94010%6226,38626%6063
61Dodge Journey6,78214%6129,77424%5357
62GMC Acadia6,68110%4528,50323%5658
63Nissan Pathfinder6,473215%5128,839181%5593
64Toyota Avalon6,321119%6623,84684%66114
65Mazda CX-56,26278%6324,073221%6590
66Subaru Impreza6,200-24%6425,151-22%6254
67Ford Fiesta6,08018%7022,1087%6975
68Ford Taurus5,887-12%6522,8716%6866
69Jeep Patriot5,79210%6024,78917%6468
70Dodge Durango5,38665%8018,95632%7594
71BMW 5 Series5,23447%8117,3737%7874
72Kia Forte5,212-26%7520,554-20%7261
73Nissan Frontier5,15524%6817,333-5%7978
74Lexus ES5,12271%6921,92390%7077
75Dodge Challenger4,80417%7119,34432%7491
76Buick Enclave4,797-4%7720,60929%7176
77Hyundai Accent4,730-23%7818,644-24%7669
78Kia Rio4,53113%9614,349-2%9497
79Jeep Compass4,46523%8216,46829%8398
80Subaru XV Crosstrek4,433new8415,143new89205
81Mercedes E Class4,431-17%9518,120-6%7767
82Chevrolet Captiva Sport4,31523%8716,69456%81102
83Buick LaCrosse4,307-5%9115,679-13%8773
84Honda Fit4,28634%8615,8190%8681
85Chrysler 3004,120-47%7620,154-27%7364
86Acura RDX4,088106%10213,247171%102115
87Lincoln MKZ4,012115%1347,770-13%134121
88Fiat 5003,8991%10313,5116%9889
89Toyota 4Runner3,8462%8516,91922%8083
90Mini3,827-9%9912,874-10%10587
91Hyundai Tucson3,733-4%9314,743-1%9182
92Chevrolet Suburban3,6826%11113,097-2%10484
93VW Beetle3,67978%9213,689103%97117
94Audi A43,61116%9813,40614%9999
95Ford C-Max3,608new10413,285new101164
96Infiniti G3,49018%7916,406-10%8470
97Toyota Prius C3,486-13%9413,35150%100107
98Cadillac SRX3,478-13%8916,334-5%8572
99BMW X53,444-3%10115,33525%8888
100Buick Verano3,39113%10714,78685%9095
101Toyota Prius V3,372-12%11011,897-25%10997
102Toyota Venza3,2978%9714,37823%9392
103Subaru Legacy3,286-13%8814,615-8%9285
104Mercedes M Class3,2807%10912,442-14%107100
105Audi Q53,24132%11511,43736%112119
106Chevrolet Spark3,121new10811,903new108169
107Hyundai Veloster3,120-2%1279,477-21%125108
108Acura TL2,959-1%1169,752-15%123111
109Mazda62,933-22%7213,884-36%96110
110Buick Encore2,916new1207,869new130 –
111Cadillac XTS2,891new11810,021new122159
112Acura MDX2,877-27%11311,605-18%11080
113Kia Sportage2,845-13%12810,281-22%118105
114Ford Expedition2,785-16%11710,713-9%114101
115Ford Transit Connect2,779-4%10513,20528%103106
116GMC Yukon XL2,752132%1367,81762%131131
117Cadillac ATS2,725new10612,475new106212
118Mercedes GLK2,70231%12610,21226%120116
119Nissan Maxima2,678-22%7316,685-20%8271
120VW Golf2,607-33%12211,130-14%11396
121Hyundai Genesis2,584-27%11410,697-9%115109
122Infiniti JX352,58024%1309,483262%124136
123VW Tiguan2,4887%11210,4399%117112
124Mercedes GL Class2,481-10%12310,09927%121124
125Nissan Juke2,445-15%10011,551-6%111104
126Nissan Murano2,404-20%8314,257-21%9579
127Cadillac CTS2,398-43%12410,260-37%11986
128Mitsubishi Outlander Sport2,11178%1327,54742%135149
129Toyota Yaris2,066-52%1339,401-35%126113
130Tesla Model S (e)2,000n/an/a6,900n/a142n/a
131Nissan Xterra1,98279%1216,87220%143154
132Nissan LEAF1,937424%1385,476160%162184
133Chevrolet Avalanche1,92715%1428,18614%129129
134BMW X31,914-23%1199,1250%127107
135Audi A61,90522%1506,28022%146147
136Acura ILX1,894new1417,508new136170
137Mini Countryman1,86422%1496,70318%145139
138Mercedes Sprinter1,855-6%1575,68912%158140
139Audi A51,80927%1555,81013%154153
140Ford Flex1,808-34%1397,252-24%139120
141Lexus IS1,797-23%1376,970-22%140123
142Porsche Cayenne1,75027%1595,93138%151157
143Buick Regal1,746-39%1565,830-41%152127
144Lincoln MKX1,740-7%1357,806-6%132126
145Cadillac Escalade1,7379%1446,8470%144134
146Mazda CX-91,69411%9010,68541%116128
147VW CC1,65546%1485,7408%156137
148Scion FR-S1,629new1466,269new147172
149Acura TSX1,622-48%1605,798-52%155118
150Scion xB1,578-2%1476,135-5%150143
151GMC Yukon1,577-10%1298,4948%128122
152Honda Ridgeline1,55748%1515,82219%153162
153BMW X11,556new1256,967new141187
154Volvo S601,547-11%1437,494-2%137132
155GMC Savana1,529-35%1814,414-40%168142
156Mitsubishi Lancer1,5259%1537,79240%133156
157Honda Crosstour1,504-15%1585,5338%161141
158Volvo XC601,45515%1526,20721%148146
159Hyundai Azera1,40948%1724,118270%172193
160Scion tC1,401-30%1545,540-23%160133
161Chevrolet Volt1,306-11%1615,5503%159130
162Range Rover Sport1,3059%1635,2039%164155
163Lexus GS1,236-38%1455,325-24%163135
164Ford Police Interceptor Utility1,23685%1743,784445%178217
165Audi Q71,18333%1734,08444%174176
166Lexus CT1,171-28%1754,416-32%167151
167Ford Police Interceptor Sedan1,166113%1833,624530%179196
168Nissan Quest1,103-44%1644,557-34%166148
169Mercedes S Class1,10316%1684,18019%170171
170Nissan Titan1,038-34%1406,1500%149138
171Chevrolet Corvette974-30%1763,915-9%176161
172Toyota Sequoia9629%1714,3466%169166
173Mercedes SL Class938275%2002,422366%200224
174Nissan NV89274%1664,17726%171181
175Porsche 911891-18%1783,61317%181192
176BMW 7 Series87169%1773,209-18%186174
177Range Rover Evoque8323%1693,89931%177188
178Subaru BRZ812new1872,600new197230
179Nissan Armada773-31%1654,707-23%165150
180Mazda5762-19%1317,42852%138160
181BMW 6 Series76048%1882,83128%190198
182Infiniti QX56747-18%1704,117-7%173158
183Lincoln MKS730-44%1853,485-24%183168
184Jeep Liberty721-87%1625,693-79%15762
185Dodge Ram Cargo Van715110%1982,47524%199211
186Jaguar XF70954%1922,60830%196220
187Scion xD705-23%1902,737-21%192177
188Lexus LS70060%1793,56069%182195
189Lincoln Navigator68027%2042,507-5%198194
190Range Rover67420%1913,46428%184200
191Smart Fortwo667-13%1822,860-5%188183
192Lexus GX655-13%1952,786-15%191175
193Audi A7645-17%1932,728-3%193191
194Mercedes CLS Class640-1%2092,335-3%203199
195BMW 1 Series626-15%2051,917-32%210202
196Mazda MX-5612-12%2071,847-14%213214
197Ford Heavy Trucks600-13%2122,2677%204209
198Land Rover LR458819%2012,366-4%202207
199VW Touareg578-19%1973,1023%187178
200Nissan 370Z568-28%1991,946-32%208206
201Mazda2564-46%1844,060-51%175145
202Infiniti FX54813%1802,703-23%194180
203Mitsubishi Outlander510-18%1863,46330%185201
204Porsche Panamera501-42%2181,885-31%211204
205Porsche Boxster4961278%2061,8571210%212238
206Volvo XC90492-27%2022,143-34%205185
207VW Eos487-34%2211,464-33%221215
208Nissan Cube468-18%1942,419-9%201203
209Audi A846730%2101,92936%209216
210Lincoln MKT453-31%2081,946-9%207210
211Mercedes SLK451-3%2141,5852%217226
212Volvo XC7043926%2171,559-8%219221
213Chevrolet Colorado425-88%2112,635-81%195103
214Honda CR-Z40521%2151,595-6%216229
215Acura RLX400new224752new235 –
216Porsche Cayman394488% –45731%245261
217Honda Insight391-47%2131,552-49%220218
218Infiniti M388-16%2031,956-32%206186
219Scion iQ384-60%2221,393-60%222189
220BMW X6354-13%2191,61812%214213
221Lexus LX351-32%2231,377-26%223222
222Jaguar XJ323-35%2161,568-9%218225
223Toyota FJ Cruiser262-74%1963,613-11%180163
224Hyundai Equus261-26%2271,075-16%224231
225Chevrolet Caprice PPV23334%23191268%227232
226BMW Z4230-17%225854-4%228240
227Volvo C70224-45%228824-46%231227
228Toyota Land Cruiser2171%23095746%226237
229Nissan NV200200new247247new249 –
230Mercedes G Class188129%229800133%232246
231Volvo C3018411%233706-18%238239
232Mitsubishi Galant176-90%232825-88%230165
233Audi TT170-18%235633-16%240241
234Land Rover LR2144-38%2261,0302%225236
235Mitsubishi i-MiEV12761%252752250%234256
236Volvo S80123-52%236638-40%239234
237Subaru Tribeca116-25%240620-16%241242
238Jaguar XK109-3%238550-17%244244
239Nissan GT-R103-13%2423718%247247
240Mini Paceman95new237264new248 –
241Infiniti EX91-60%241555-55%243233
242GMC Canyon88-89%239724-81%236190
243Audi R871-23%244238-29%250251
244Kia Cadenza61new –61new256 –
245SRT (Dodge) Viper60n/a25864220%255270
246Audi A355-91%243798-66%233208
247Acura ZDX52-27%249151-44%254253
248Mercedes SLS AMG46-56%248165-58%252252
249Mercedes CL Class37-41%246192-30%251254
250Hyundai Veracruz16-97%251152-93%253197
251Mitsubishi Eclipse12-91%25354-91%257248
252Kia Sedona9-99%245564-92%242152
253Acura RL7-79%25539-70%259262
254Lexus LFA620%25715-21%262267
255VW Routan3-100%250707-77%237179
256Honda FCX2100% –20%268273
257Cadillac STS1-95% –2-98%267263
258Chevrolet Aveo1-83% –1-98%270265

Source: online.wsj.com, www.goodcarbadcar.net

Note: These rankings only feature manufacturers and models with official data (except for Tesla) and are therefore not 100% complete.

This Post Has 7 Comments
  1. Pedro :

    Steam :Actually VW is losing market-share in the USA at the moment after strong growth in the previous years. Just Audi and Porsche are growing.

    That’s because Routan-production ended (only 3 sales in April after almost 1,000 in april ’12) and the Golf/GTI is in it’s transition to Mk7.

    From my point of view first of all the key-models Jetta and Passat have declining sales. Also the new Beetle is not highly successful. It does not bad, but the Beetle cannot compensate the lower sales of Passat/Jetta.

  2. Steam :
    Actually VW is losing market-share in the USA at the moment after strong growth in the previous years. Just Audi and Porsche are growing.

    That’s because Routan-production ended (only 3 sales in April after almost 1,000 in april ’12) and the Golf/GTI is in it’s transition to Mk7.

  3. Actually VW is losing market-share in the USA at the moment after strong growth in the previous years. Just Audi and Porsche are growing.

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