Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – August 2018


Kia Optima, one of Kia's top selling vehicles in calendar year 2017

Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America for August 2018

Here you will find the Top 20 best selling car sales leaders in the United States for August 2018. Each month we compile the Top 20 best selling 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 Top 20 Best Selling Car Sales Numbers

Most passenger cars saw sales drop significantly year-on-year in August, though a few managed to splash some green across the top-20 table.

Rocketing in to the top-ten is the Tesla Model 3, with estimates for its sales boosted by the rate at which the company is producing them. Government contributions to EV sales are currently set to drop at the end of the year, so it’s likely Tesla and its customers are trying to take advantage of these before January.

With no GM figures having been reported for August (as yet) the Ford Mustang makes an appearance in seventeenth place on the back of a 35.3% year-on-year increase in sales.


Top 20 Best Selling Cars Rankings

This sales table of shows the top car 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.

Top 20 Best Selling Cars in America - August 2018

Model US US LY % Change YTD YTD vs LY % Change
Toyota Camry 30,141 37,051 -18.6 235,247 247,775 -5.1
Honda Civic 27,677 36,482 -24.1 230,230 248,928 -7.5
Honda Accord 26,725 30,019 -11.0 189,942 221,013 -14.1
Toyota Corolla Family 26,155 27,644 -5.4 214,371 232,504 -7.8
Tesla Model 3 17,800 0 0.0 56,417 0 0.0
Hyundai Elantra 15,475 15,127 2.3 128,956 128,666 0.2
Nissan Altima 14,925 14,694 1.6 154,732 183,292 -15.6
Nissan Sentra 13,314 15,285 -12.9 148,352 146,583 1.2
Chevrolet Cruze 11,358 16,500 -31.2 99,145 133,966 -26.0
Ford Fusion 11,286 17,378 -35.1 109,086 138,489 -21.2
Kia Optima 11,074 7,072 56.6 68,869 74,722 -7.8
Chevrolet Malibu 11,028 22,725 -51.5 97,247 117,173 -17.0
Volkswagen Jetta 10,597 12,409 -14.6 50,547 78,957 -36.0
Hyundai Sonata 9,457 10,866 -13.0 73,240 97,829 -25.1
Kia Soul 9,113 14,151 -35.6 67,348 80,228 -16.1
Ford Focus 8,978 12,850 -30.1 93,772 112,076 -16.3
Subaru Impreza 8,154 7,462 9.3 53,354 58,265 -8.4
Toyota Prius Family 8,111 9,551 -15.1 61,547 74,034 -16.9
Ford Mustang 7,487 5,535 35.3 55,849 56,349 -0.9
Kia Forte 6,472 10,693 -39.5 68,418 81,461 -16.0
Total 285,327 Total 323,494 Total 2,256,669 Total 2,512,310