Every Vehicle Sold in the USA in 2016 is Ranked & Tallied Below!
The U.S. auto industry reported record sales of more than 17.5 million units in 2016, a modest 0.4% uptick compared with record levels in 2015 that equals average monthly gains of roughly 6400 units.
Led by a surging Ford F-Series, the best-selling line of vehicles that generated more sales activity than any year since 2005, the pickup truck sector grew its market share to 15.3%, up from 14.6% one year ago.
SUVs and crossovers also made great headway, as well. The Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Nissan Rogue – America’s three top-selling utility vehicles – combined for 91,144 additional sales in 2016.
Passenger car volume, however, tumbled 9% as the leader of the pack, the soon-to-be-replaced Toyota Camry, plunged 10%, and the second, third, and fourth-best-selling midsize cars all sold less often in 2016 than in 2015.
2016 was clearly not the year of the car, with the sector’s market share falling to 39%. Cars accounted for 52% of all new vehicle sales in 2012, 50% in 2013, 47% in 2014, and 43% in 2015.
Pickup trucks claimed the three top spots for a third consecutive year. The Camry was America’s top-selling car for a 15th consecutive year. The Honda CR-V was America’s top-selling utility vehicle for a fifth consecutive year. The Lexus RX was, by a huge margin, America’s top-selling premium brand vehicle. Mercedes-Benz topped all premium brands.
The table below is completely sortable, so when you click the column header to sort by vehicle names to showcase all Fords together, for example, you’ll also see the Ford brand’s total.
Auto brands are shown in bold for differentiation between makes and models. Automakers are in bold and italicized. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function. Reminder: these are 2016 year end rankings, but you can sort vehicles by December volume by clicking the December 2016 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Vehicle column header.
As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.
* Italicized, asterisked, unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total.
² Total Prius Family sales: down 18% to 12,444 in December, down 26% to 136,632 in 2016.
³ Hyundai USA combines sales of the Genesis and Genesis Coupe. Mercedes-Benz USA, not GCBC, is also intermittently combining E-Class and CLS-Class sales figures.
° Overall market figure is a combination of all reported sales figures and HybridCars.com estimate for Tesla.
` FCA figures in this space include Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, Fiat, Jeep, Maserati, and Ram.
† Tesla figures are estimates from HybridCars.com.
Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for Aston Martin and Lotus in 2016 were 1032 and 168 units, respectively.
Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but we source estimates from HybridCars.comandThe Wall Street Journal. HybridCars.com Model S sales estimate: up 51% to 5300 in December, up 16% to 29,156 in 2016. HybridCars.com Model X estimate: up 1764% to 3300 in December, up 8567% to 18,028 in 2016. WSJ Model S estimate: down 23% to 2400 in December, up 13% to 26,525 in 2016. WSJ Model X estimate: up 1000% to 2200 in December, up 1000% to 13,450 in 2016.