May 2018 YTD U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings – The Best-Selling Vehicles In America

Here you will find the YTD Vehicle sales leaders in the United States for May 2018 YTD. Each month we compile passenger car sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.

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Our Take On The Vehicle sales Numbers

Ram Pickup sales grew year-on-year for the first time in almost a year, contributing to FCA’s 11% year-on-year increase for May.

Amidst that, Fiat Chrysler reported a 10% increase in retail sales – the manufacturer’s best retail performance since July 2005 – as sales of the Dodge Grand Caravan and Journey also gave the automaker’s figures shot in the arm.

Sales of Jeep’s wonder-duo of Compass and Wrangler were backed up by a 62.5% increase in sales of the Cherokee, with the SUV-focused brand significantly increasing its total for the month on last year’s performance.

Neither were the best-selling SUV for the month, though Wrangler took fifth for that. The honour goes to the Nissan Rogue, with an 18.1% year-on-year increase for the month.

Honda Civic sales increased 7.4%, though it was the Japanese brand’s second-best selling vehicle to the CR-V SUV, which edged it out by over 1500 sales.

*GM has now switched to quarterly reporting so figures for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC are not up to date. We have opted against using estimated sales figures for these brands as the estimates across publications have been inconsistent.

Going forward, GoodCarBadCar will be releasing quarterly sales reports that include all figures on a quarterly basis.


Best Selling Vehicle Rankings

All Vehicle Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table of shows the top vehicle sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.

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Top Vehicle Sales Figures – Chart

Below is a chart showing how the best selling passenger car stack up against each other in terms share of the top spots. Please note that this isn’t total market share for the total vehicle car market, just how the top models stack up against each other. This chart is synced with the above sales table so you can sort and edit that table to see different cuts of the data in this chart.

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