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As it has now been the tradition for nearly one year, after exploring the Top 258 models in the US in May we have a closer look at the year-to-date ranking to extract longer-term trends. Overall the US market is up 7% to 6,424,707 registrations. Extremely strong May sales push the Ford F-Series and Chevrolet Silverado further away from the rest of the pack, up 22% to just under 300,000 sales for the former and up 24% to just under 200,000 units for the latter. The Toyota Camry is still in difficulty at -5% in third place and one of only two models to lose ground year-on-year in the Top 10 with the Honda Civic.
The Honda Accord at #4 (+23%), Dodge Ram at #6 (+23%), Ford Fusion at #7 (+22%) and Ford Escape at #10 (+30%) are all the Top 10 models that improve much faster than the market. The Subaru Forester at #50 and +36% dethrones the Ford Explorer (#19, +34%) as the biggest improver inside the Top 50, while the Hyundai Elantra (+30%), Dodge Avenger (+22%) and Toyota Tacoma (+21%) all perform very solidly.
The Dodge Dart is knocked out of the Top 50 by the Subaru Forester and lands at #51 with 38,512 sales, still the best-performing all-new model in the ranking but still not living to Fiat-Chrysler’s expectations… Way below but gaining 4 spots compared to last month at #85 we find the Subaru XV Crosstrek with 20,438 units, then the Ford C-Max at #102 (-1), Cadillac ATS at #106 (stable), Chevrolet Spark at #111 (-3), Cadillac XTS at #123 (-1) and Buick Encore at #135 (-5 even though the model was just launched).
Notice also the Nissan Pathfinder up 202% to #54 thanks to the new model (the biggest progression in the Top 100), the Mazda CX-5 up 172% to #66, Toyota Avalon up 108% to #67, Acura RDX up 122% to #93, Infiniti JX35 up 135% to #124, Nissan Leaf up 191% to #152 and the Mercedes SL Class up 158% to #195.
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Full 5 months 2013 Top 270 All-models Ranking Table below.