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USA Full Year 2013: Ford F-Series at its best since 2006

Ford F-Series USA 2013. Picture courtesy of caranddriver.comThe Ford F-Series lodges its 32nd consecutive year atop the US rankings.

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Up 8% on 2012 to 15.6 million units, the US new light vehicle market delivers its best year since pre-recession 2007, and marks the 4th straight year with a gain of 1 million units or more: from a ghastly 10.4 million in 2009, to 11.6 million in 2010, 12.8 in 2011 and 14.5 million in 2012. A pretty impressive rally indeed, and 2014 predictions place the market above 16 millions sales, which would mean 5 consecutive years of growth, an extremely rare feat. According to Automotive News, since the late 1920’s there has been only one occurrence of such rally: from 1996 to 2000. In fact, since December 2009, the US market has gained year-on-year ground 46 of 49 months, including 27 double-digit gains. Volume in 2013 is almost 50 percent greater than it was in 2009…

Toyota Camry USA 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Toyota Camry is the best-selling passenger car in the US for the 16th year.

In this euphoric context, Ford remains the most popular brand in the country, outpacing the market and all but one carmaker in the Top 6, up 11% to 2.4 million sales, followed by Chevrolet at 1.95 million (+5%), Toyota at 1.89 million (+7%), Honda at 1.36 million (+7%), Nissan at 1.13 million (+11%) and Hyundai at .72 million (+6%). Dodge is up 14% to #7, Subaru up 26% to an all-time high 424,683 sales, Volkswagen down 7% and Ram up 22%.

Mercedes CLA USA 2013. Picture courtesy of www.motortrend.comThe all-new CLA helped Mercedes keep its luxury crown in 2013.

Mercedes, up 13% to 334,350 units, remains above BMW (309,280) and Lexus (273,847) in the luxury brand race with Cadillac catching up somehow at +22%, and both Audi and Porsche delivering record volumes. 2013 saw Suzuki quit the US market due to weak sales. Mitsubishi and Volvo are now in the line of fire as their volumes fail to take off. Finally, notice Maserati up a splendid 138% thanks to the new Quattroporte and Ghibli.

Ford Fusion USA 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Ford Fusion had its best-ever year in 2013.

Model-wise, the Ford F-Series is the most popular vehicle in the country for the 32nd year in a row (no interruption since 1982!) and with sales up a massive 18% to 763,402 units, it lodges its biggest annual volume since 2006 (796,039), peaking at 74,592 units in December. In fact, the entire Top 5 achieve their highest sales in at least 5 years, confirming the US market is now well and truly back to its pre-recession levels and buying habits. Thanks to its new generation, the Chevrolet Silverado remains #2, up 15% to 480,414 sales, its best since 2007 (618,257). The Toyota Camry is the best-selling passenger car for the 12th year in a row the 16th of the last 17 years (the Honda Accord interrupted in 2001) and in spite of sales up just 1% to 408,484 it lodges its best year since 2008 (436,617).

The analysis continues below.

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

Two years ago: USA Full Year 2011: Ford F-Series celebrates 30 years, Toyota Camry 10 years at #1

Full Analysis, Full Year 2013 Top 278 models, Top 40 brands and Top 15 groups Ranking Tables below.

Honda Accord USA 2013. Picture courtesy of Motor TrendHonda Accord

In 4th place, the Honda Accord is catching up to the Toyota Camry with sales up 10% to 366,678, its best since since 2008 (372,789), and even passed it twice in the monthly ranking (in April and December). However the Camry still led the Accord by over 40,000 sales at year-end (vs. 73,000 in 2012). The Ram pick-up’s performance this year is characteristic of the US customer’s return to pick-up trucks. It is up a huge 21% and 2 spots on 2012 to rank inside the Top 5 for the first time since 2006 with 355,673 sales (best since 2007). It also managed to climb onto the monthly podium for the first time since February 2006.

Dodge RAM USA  2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Ram pick-up was back inside the monthly podium for the first time since 2006.

Four additional vehicles managed to sell more than 300,000 units this year, all with similar gains on 2012: the Honda Civic ranks 6th (+6%), ahead of the Nissan Altima (+6%), Honda CR-V (+8% and breaking its monthly record in August at 34,654 units) and Toyota Corolla (+4%). Below, both the Ford Escape at 295,993 sales (+13%) and the Ford Fusion at 295,280 (+22%) reach all-time high annual volumes. Notice also the Hyundai Elantra up 23% to #13, the Toyota RAV4 up 27% to #16, Nissan Rogue up 14% to a best-ever #23 and Subaru Forester up 62% to #36.

USA Full Year 2013 – groups:

PosGroup2013/122012Pos
1General Motors2,786,0787%2,595,7171
2Ford Motor Co2,485,23611%2,243,0092
3Toyota2,236,0427%2,082,5043
4Fiat Chrysler Group1,800,3689%1,651,7874
5Honda1,525,3127%1,422,7855
6Hyundai-Kia1,255,9620%1,260,6066
7Nissan1,248,4209%1,141,6567
8Volkswagen Group611,463-1%614,8018
9Subaru424,68326%336,44110
10BMW Group375,7828%347,5839
11Daimler AG343,61413%305,07211
12Mazda283,9472%277,04612
13Jaguar Land Rover66,96220%55,67515
14Mitsubishi62,4478%57,79014
15Volvo Cars NA61,233-10%68,11713

USA Full Year 2013 – brands:

PosCarmaker2013/122012Pos
1Ford2,403,54211%2,160,8591
2Chevrolet1,947,1255%1,851,6462
3Toyota1,893,8747%1,764,8333
4Honda1,359,8767%1,266,5694
5Nissan1,131,96511%1,021,7795
6Hyundai720,7832%703,0076
7Dodge596,34314%524,9898
8Kia535,179-4%557,5997
9Jeep490,4543%474,1319
10GMC450,9019%413,88111
11Subaru424,68326%336,44112
12Volkswagen407,704-7%438,13310
13Ram367,84322%300,92814
14Mercedes334,35013%295,06315
15BMW309,28010%281,46016
16Chrysler302,492-2%307,96713
17Mazda283,9472%277,04617
18Lexus273,84712%244,16618
19Buick205,50914%180,40819
20Cadillac182,54322%149,78221
21Acura165,4366%156,21620
22Audi158,06013%139,31022
23Infiniti116,455-3%119,87723
24Lincoln81,694-1%82,15024
25Scion68,321-7%73,50525
26Mini66,5021%66,12327
27Mitsubishi62,2278%57,79028
28Volvo61,233-10%68,11726
29Land Rover50,01014%43,66430
30Fiat43,236-1%43,77229
31Porsche42,32321%35,04331
32Jaguar16,95241%12,01133
33Smart9,264-7%10,00934
34Suzuki5,946-77%25,35732
35Maserati6,90075%2,90035
36Bentley3,14028%2,31536
37Ferrari2,0539%1,89137
38Rolls Royce47060%29439
39Lamborghini5526%43838

USA Full Year 2013 – models:

PosModel2013/122012Pos
1Ford F-Series763,40218%645,3161
2Chevrolet Silverado480,41415%418,3122
3Toyota Camry408,4841%404,8863
4Honda Accord366,67810%331,8724
5Dodge Ram355,67321%293,3637
6Honda Civic336,1806%317,9095
7Nissan Altima320,7236%302,9346
8Honda CR-V303,9048%281,6529
9Toyota Corolla302,1804%290,9478
10Ford Escape295,99313%261,00810
11Ford Fusion295,28022%241,26312
12Chevrolet Cruze248,2244%237,75813
13Hyundai Elantra247,91223%202,03418
14Chevrolet Equinox238,1929%218,62116
15Ford Focus234,570-5%245,92211
16Toyota RAV4218,24927%171,87719
17Hyundai Sonata203,648-12%230,60515
18Chevrolet Malibu200,594-5%210,95117
19Ford Explorer192,39717%164,20722
20GMC Sierra184,38917%157,18523
21Jeep Grand Cherokee174,27513%154,73424
22VW Jetta163,793-4%170,42420
23Nissan Rogue162,75114%142,34926
24Toyota Tacoma159,48513%141,36529
25Toyota Prius157,260-2%236,65914
26Chevrolet Impala156,797-7%169,35121
27Kia Optima155,8932%152,39925
28Jeep Wrangler155,50210%141,66927
29Nissan Sentra129,14321%106,39544
30Ford Edge129,1091%127,96930
31Honda Odyssey128,9872%125,98031
32Toyota Highlander127,5725%121,05535
33Honda Pilot126,67810%114,84840
34Ford Econoline125,3562%122,42334
35Dodge Grand Caravan124,019-12%141,46828
36Subaru Forester123,59262%76,34760
37Chrysler 200122,480-2%125,47632
38Chrysler Town & Country122,2889%111,74443
39Toyota Sienna121,1176%114,72541
40BMW 3 & 4 Series119,52120%99,60246
41Kia Soul118,0792%115,77839
42Subaru Outback118,0490%117,55337
43Nissan Versa117,3524%113,32742
44Toyota Tundra112,73211%101,62145
45VW Passat109,652-6%117,02338
46Kia Sorento105,649-12%119,59736
47Mazda3104,713-15%123,36133
48Lexus RX103,9209%95,38149
49GMC Terrain99,5252%97,78647
50Dodge Charger98,33619%82,59253
51Chevrolet Traverse96,46713%85,60650
52Dodge Avenger93,842-3%96,89048
53GMC Acadia89,79315%78,28058
54Hyundai Santa Fe88,84425%71,01664
55Nissan Pathfinder88,632108%42,62193
56Mercedes C Class88,2518%81,69755
57Chevrolet Sonic85,6465%81,24756
58Dodge Journey83,9335%79,56357
59Chevrolet Tahoe83,50221%68,90466
60Dodge Dart83,388230%25,303127
61Chevrolet Camaro80,567-4%84,39151
62Ford Taurus79,9607%74,36563
63Mazda CX-579,54484%43,31990
64Chevrolet Express79,0873%76,80859
65Ford Mustang77,186-7%82,99552
66Subaru Impreza76,825-6%81,79954
67Jeep Patriot75,79722%62,01068
68Lexus ES72,58129%56,15877
69Ford Fiesta71,07325%56,77575
70Toyota Avalon70,990140%29,556116
71Mercedes E Class69,8037%65,17167
72Kia Forte66,146-13%75,68161
73Nissan Frontier62,84713%55,43578
74Dodge Durango60,72743%42,58994
75Buick Enclave60,5347%56,70376
76Hyundai Accent60,458-1%61,00469
77Chrysler 30057,724-18%70,74765
78BMW 5 Series56,8630%56,79874
79Cadillac SRX56,776-1%57,48572
80Nissan Maxima53,896-9%59,34971
81Subaru XV Crosstrek53,741627%7,396206
82Honda Fit53,5138%49,34681
83Acura MDX53,0404%50,85480
84Jeep Compass52,99332%40,23599
85Toyota 4Runner51,6256%48,75583
86Dodge Challenger51,46219%43,11991
87Chevrolet Suburban51,2606%48,11684
88Buick LaCrosse48,798-14%57,07673
89Chevrolet Captiva Sport47,60029%36,935103
90Buick Verano45,52711%41,04295
91Acura RDX44,75052%29,520117
92Nissan Murano44,684-13%51,67579
93Mazda643,63829%33,756112
94VW Beetle43,13448%29,174119
95Subaru Legacy42,291-10%47,12785
96Audi A442,1309%38,530100
97Toyota Prius C41,97917%35,733107
98Mini41,915-7%45,11187
99Hyundai Tucson41,906-14%48,87882
100Mercedes M Class41,3268%38,101101
101Kia Rio40,7421%40,27598
102Audi Q540,35541%28,671121
103BMW X539,837-10%44,44588
104Ford Transit Connect39,70313%35,216108
105Infiniti G / Q6039,062-33%59,84470
106Ford Expedition38,3501%38,062102
107Cadillac ATS38,319447%7,008212
108Nissan Juke38,1575%36,358105
109Toyota Venza35,846-17%43,09592
110Fiat 50035,834-18%43,77289
111Ford C-Max35,210165%13,309166
112Lexus IS35,01726%27,708125
113Toyota Prius V34,989-14%40,66997
114Chevrolet Spark34,130176%12,385171
115Kia Sportage32,965-9%36,357106
116Cadillac XTS32,559116%15,049161
117Mercedes GLK32,55311%29,364118
118Lincoln MKZ32,36115%28,053123
119Cadillac CTS32,343-31%46,97986
120Hyundai Genesis32,330-5%33,973111
121Buick Encore31,956new0 –
122Infiniti JX35/QX6031,60246%21,674138
123GMC Yukon XL31,25833%23,427133
124VW Golf30,931-24%40,88596
125Hyundai Veloster30,711-12%34,862110
126BMW X330,623-13%35,173109
127VW Tiguan30,002-5%31,731114
128Mercedes GL Class29,91215%26,042126
129GMC Yukon28,3022%27,818124
130BMW X126,512196%8,947189
131Ford Flex25,953-8%28,224122
132Jeep Cherokee25,786new0 –
133Mitsubishi Outlander Sport24,95138%18,091151
134Mazda CX-924,6281%24,442130
135Acura TL24,318-28%33,572113
136Lincoln MKX23,913-5%25,107128
137Volvo S6023,210-1%23,356134
138Chevrolet Volt23,094-2%23,461132
139Nissan LEAF22,610130%9,819186
140Cadillac Escalade22,5140%22,632136
141Audi A622,42818%18,998149
142Mercedes Sprinter21,8164%20,929142
143Toyota Yaris21,342-30%30,590115
144Mini Countryman21,3251%21,012141
145Acura ILX20,43067%12,251172
146Volvo XC6019,7663%19,139148
147Lexus GS19,742-11%22,160137
148Mitsubishi Lancer19,4515%16,426158
149Scion tC19,094-16%22,666135
150Buick Regal18,685-24%24,616129
151Audi A518,6648%17,270155
152Tesla Model S18,650726%2,258240
153Porsche Cayenne18,50719%15,545159
154Scion FR-S18,32760%11,417174
155Scion xB17,849-10%19,787145
156Infiniti Q5017,816new0 –
157Nissan Xterra17,7663%17,222156
158Honda Ridgeline17,72326%14,068164
159Acura TSX17,484-39%28,865120
160Chevrolet Corvette17,29122%14,132163
161Honda Crosstour16,847-19%20,848143
162GMC Savana16,705-19%20,650144
163Chevrolet Avalanche16,526-31%23,995131
164Audi Q715,97845%11,008178
165Range Rover Sport15,976-3%16,491157
166Nissan Titan15,691-27%21,576140
167VW CC15,672-28%21,646139
168Lexus CT15,071-15%17,673153
169Nissan Armada14,383-20%18,072152
170Mercedes CLA Class14,113new0 –
171Mazda513,884-5%14,640162
172Toyota Sequoia13,8115%13,151168
173Mercedes S Class13,30313%11,794173
174Infiniti QX56/QX8013,148-14%15,310160
175Toyota FJ Cruiser13,131-4%13,656165
176Nissan Quest12,874-30%18,275150
177Nissan NV12,58924%10,179183
178Mitsubishi Outlander12,28758%7,750202
179Range Rover12,22156%7,843201
180Lexus GX12,13610%11,039177
181Mazda211,757-39%19,315147
182Range Rover Evoque11,40528%8,901190
183Hyundai Azera11,22133%8,431195
184BMW 7 Series10,932-1%11,098176
185Lincoln MKS10,793-14%12,524170
186Lexus LS10,72728%8,345197
187Porsche 91110,44222%8,528194
188BMW 6 Series9,76219%8,208199
189Smart Fortwo9,264-7%10,009185
190Scion xD9,005-16%10,756179
191Ram Cargo Van8,90026%7,075211
192Kia Cadenza8,626new0 –
193Lincoln Navigator8,6133%8,371196
194Subaru BRZ8,587107%4,144229
195Audi A78,483-1%8,598193
196VW Touareg8,233-22%10,553180
197Mercedes CLS Class8,0320%8,065200
198Jaguar XF7,92243%5,526219
199Fiat 500L7,402new0 –
200BMW 1 Series7,220-6%7,689203
201Land Rover LR47,093-3%7,316208
202Kia Sedona7,079-60%17,512154
203Mercedes SL Class7,00743%4,899223
204Volvo XC906,845-28%9,513187
205Nissan 370Z6,561-11%7,338207
206Infiniti FX/QX706,380-39%10,424182
207Audi A86,3005%6,002216
208Jeep Liberty6,101-92%75,48362
209Lincoln MKT6,014-15%7,094210
210Mazda MX-55,780-8%6,305214
211BMW X65,549-18%6,749213
212Nissan Cube5,461-29%7,667204
213Jaguar XJ5,43412%4,852224
214Porsche Panamera5,421-29%7,614205
215Infiniti M5,283-42%9,130188
216Acura RL/RLX5,0531233%380262
217Volvo XC704,882-11%5,513220
218Honda Insight4,802-18%5,846217
219Mercedes SLK4,7573%4,595225
220Lexus LX4,625-8%5,005221
221Nissan NV2004,619new0 –
222Porsche Boxster4,57058%2,894237
223Honda CR-Z4,5508%4,192228
224VW Eos4,178-33%6,214215
225Scion iQ4,046-54%8,879191
226Chevrolet Caprice PPV3,8994%3,734231
227Hyundai Equus3,578-10%3,972230
228Chevrolet Colorado3,412-91%36,840104
229Porsche Cayman3,383632%462261
230Land Rover LR23,3156%3,113235
231Ram ProMaster3,270new0 –
232Mini Paceman3,262new0 –
233Volvo C703,234-27%4,441226
234Toyota Land Cruiser3,0826%2,895236
235Mitsubishi Mirage2,935new0 –
236Suzuki SX42,859-78%12,860169
237Mercedes G Class2,49487%1,330246
238BMW Z42,480-10%2,751239
239Jaguar F-Type2,250new0 –
240Infiniti EX/QX502,164-38%3,495232
241VW Routan2,109-80%10,483181
242Audi TT2,053-8%2,226241
243Volvo S801,935-41%3,277233
244Suzuki Kizashi1,602-71%5,566218
245Subaru Tribeca1,598-23%2,075242
246Mitsubishi Galant1,441-89%13,261167
247Volvo C301,361-52%2,827238
248Jaguar XK1,346-18%1,633244
249Nissan GT-R1,2364%1,188247
250Suzuki Grand Vitara1,037-79%4,954222
251Mitsubishi i-MiEV1,02975%588256
252GMC Canyon929-89%8,735192
253Audi A3857-88%7,205209
254Audi R88131%802251
255SRT (Dodge) Viper5912855%20269
256Mercedes CL Class476-34%723254
257Mercedes SLS AMG451-44%800252
258Suzuki Equator448-77%1,966243
259Chevrolet SS418new0 –
260Acura ZDX361-53%775253
261Hyundai Veracruz175-98%8,232198
262Mitsubishi Eclipse109-91%1,173248
263Dodge Caliber45-100%10,176184
264Mercedes R Class30-98%1,473245
265Mitsubishi Endeavor24-95%501258
266Lexus LFA23-50%46267
267Cadillac DTS19-96%465260
268Honda FCX10100%5272
269Buick Lucerne9-99%971250
270Cadillac STS7-96%164263
271Cadillac ELR6new0 –
272Lexus HS5-99%649255
273Chevrolet HHR3-86%21268
274Chevrolet Aveo2-97%67265
275Honda Element2-33%3273
276Honda S20002n/a0 –
277Mazda CX-71-100%11,326175
278Mazda Tribute1-100%503257
279Mazda RX-81-99%80264

Source: Good Car Bad Car, online.wsj.com, Manufacturers

Note 1: Not all manufacturers report monthly sales or models splits in the US (e.g. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin…) and therefore this models ranking is not 100% complete.

Note: 2: Tesla sales are estimated.

This Post Has 4 Comments
    1. Hi Nicolas,
      Tesla does not report monthly sales figures in the US, they only do so sporadically. It will be added once the official sales figure is known.
      cheers,
      Matt

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