Best-Selling Vehicles in 2014

Ford F-150Bestsellers in America
There are parts of the country where drivers seldom see pickup trucks. These drivers might not think of the U.S. as truck country, but one look at sales numbers and it’s clear that Americans love their trucks —and that love continues to grow. Truck sales overall are up more than 10% compared to 2013. In contrast, car sales are up just 1.6% in the same time period. Overall sales are up almost 6% year-over-year, which is good news for both car shoppers and the industry as a whole. Here’s a look at the bestsellers of 2014, according to numbers compiled by Automotive News.

Toyota_Prius20. Toyota Prius
YTD Sales: 207,372
Vs. 2013:  -11.5%
The Prius is the only dedicated hybrid to break into the top 20 best-sellers list, and according to Toyota more than 1.5 million Prius vehicles have been sold since 2000. Now offered as the smaller Prius c or larger Prius v, the Prius saw the largest percentage decline of any vehicle in the top 20.

2015 Ford Explorer19. Ford Explorer
YTD Sales: 209,994
Vs. 2013:  9.1%
Small crossovers have taken over the SUV market, but full-size SUVs are still available. The Explorer is the best-selling of the remaining big 7-passenger SUVs on the market. Sales were up from 2013 and a revised 2016 model arriving soon should keep that trend positive.

2015 GMC Sierra Denali Crew Cab18. GMC Sierra
YTD Sales: 211,833
Vs. 2013:  14.9%
A close sibling to the Chevrolet Silverado, the Sierra was also recipient of a full redesign for the 2015 model year. GMC has added a new 8-speed automatic transmission for 2015, which helps the truck retain its impressive 12,000 pound maximum towing capacity.

2015 Hyundai Sonata17. Hyundai Sonata
YTD Sales: 216,936
Vs. 2013: 6.5%
An all-new Sonata went on sale earlier this year with updated styling, stiffer body structure, better ride quality and a slew of new features. Sonata is available as a number of different trims including a hybrid as well as a high-performance turbo.

2015 Ford Focus16. Ford Focus
YTD Sales: 219,634
Vs. 2013: -6.4%
It may be the 16th best-seller in America, but according to Ford the Focus has been the best-selling nameplate in the world for the last three years. With engines ranging from the efficient 1.0-liter EcoBoost or the powerful 252-horsepower EcoBoost found in the ST, the Focus is a great small-car option.

2015 Elantra Sedan15. Hyundai Elantra
YTD Sales: 222,023
Vs. 2013: -10.4%
Hyundai continues to make great strides in the U.S. market. The Elantra was updated a year ago and while sales are strong, they have dropped off compared to 2013. Prices for the well-equipped Elantra start around $17,000, making it one of the best values on the market.

2015 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ14. Chevrolet Equinox
YTD Sales: 242,242
Vs. 2013: 1.7%
One of three Chevrolet models among the top 20 bestsellers, the Equinox adds the same 4G LTE connectivity as found in the Cruze. While the Equinox has maintained sales, the launch of the smaller Chevrolet Trax later this model year may eat into Equinox numbers.

Toyota RAV413. Toyota RAV4
YTD Sales: 267,698
Vs. 2013: 22.7%
The RAV4 is moving into its third year of the current generation, which makes the almost 23% increase year over year even more impressive. With carlike comfort and handling combined with the utility of an SUV, the stylish RAV4 solidifies its place in the top 20.

2015 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ12. Chevrolet Cruze
YTD Sales: 273,060
Vs. 2013: 10.0%
The only passenger car on this list to come from General Motors, the Cruze is one of the most successful small cars the Detroit-based automaker has ever delivered, with more than three million sold globally since its launch in 2010. The Cruze gets a slight face-lift for 2015, as well as high-tech features including OnStar with 4G LTE and a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.

2015 Ford Escape11. Ford Escape
YTD Sales: 306,212
Vs. 2013: 3.5%
This small 5-passenger crossover from Ford continues to hold its own in sales, especially following its redesign a few years ago. Available with the fuel-efficient EcoBoost powertrain as well as innovative features such as a hands-free tailgate, the Escape remains one of Ford’s best-selling vehicles overall.

2015 Ford Fusion10. Ford Fusion
YTD Sales: 306,860
Vs. 2013: 3.9%
The Fusion is one of only three domestic passenger cars on this list — two of which are from Ford. Although handily outsold by the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, the Fusion continues to increase sales and is the best-selling sedan offering all-wheel drive.

2015 Honda Civic Sedan9. Honda Civic
YTD Sales: 325,981
Vs. 2013: -3.0%
Honda has three vehicles in the top 20 list — the third best being the compact Honda Civic. Available as a coupe or a sedan, Civic comes in an array of flavors, ranging from the efficient HF that promises 41 mpg to the SI that promises great fun behind the wheel.

2015 Honda CR-V8. Honda CR-V
YTD Sales: 335,019
Vs. 2013: 10.2%
Ten years ago the best-selling SUVs on the market were truck-based offerings from the domestic car companies, so a lot has changed in a decade. Now the crossover is winning the hearts and wallets of America, and the Honda of crossovers — the CR-V — is all new for 2015 and likely to hold onto its place in the sun.

2015 Nissan Altima7. Nissan Altima
YTD Sales: 335,644
Vs. 2013: 4.7%
It may be the only Nissan in this list of 20 best-selling vehicles in America, but the Altima brings a lot to the party. The stylish sedan offers a nice mix of comfort, style and — most importantly to the majority of shoppers — great fuel economy.

Toyota_Corolla6. Toyota Corolla
YTD Sales: 339,498
Vs. 2013: 12.4%
The Corolla certainly is an old-timer — at least in name. While the car was redesigned last year, the name has been around since 1966, and according to Toyota more than 40 million Corollas have been sold since it was introduced. Now in its 11th generation, the Corolla is the best-selling compact car in America.

2015 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 Sedan5. Honda Accord
YTD Sales: 388,374
Vs. 2013: 5.9%
It’s a little surprising that Accord sales are so far below the Toyota Camry, although Honda claims Accord is the bestselling car among retail customers, implying that Camry gets a big boost from fleet sales. Apparently the Accord is quite popular with Car and Driver magazine —this year marks the 29th time it’s been named to the publication’s annual “10Best Cars in America” list.

2015_Toyota_Camry_XLE_0044. Toyota Camry
YTD Sales: 428,606
Vs. 2013: 4.9%
The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord often battle for the title of top-selling passenger car in the U.S., but in the last ten years the Camry has been able to solidify its lead. With an all-new 2015 Camry in showrooms, Toyota should be able to hold onto this coveted distinction.

2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4 EcoDiesel3. Ram Truck
YTD Sales: 439,789
Vs. 2013: 23.7%
With a better than 20% increase in sales since 2013 and a surge of sales in December, Ram has passed by the Toyota Camry and moved into the third spot. Helping sales of the full-size pickup is a new fuel-efficient EcoDiesel that claims 28 mpg. In September Ram announced the EcoDiesel would make up 20% of production.

2015 Chevrolet Silverado High Country2. Chevrolet Silverado
YTD Sales: 529,755
Vs. 2013: 10.3%
The perennial runner-up to the Ford F-Series, the Silverado was completely redesigned for 2014 with new styling and a series of new engines. The updated truck carried over its base price from the previous generation, which has helped GM’s offering take a slight bite out of the F-150’s lead.

2015-ford-f-1501. Ford F-Series
YTD Sales: 753,851
Vs. 2013: -1.3%
The Ford F-Series pickup truck has worn the sales crown as best-selling vehicle in America for more than 30 years. Although sales are down slightly year over year, this versatile pickup shows no signs of relinquishing its throne. With an all-new F-150 just coming to market, Ford should continue to see success in the U.S.
Data: Automotive News

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