2018 U.S. National Auto Sales Results


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One thing I love about the auto industry is it is full of surprises. The doomsday auto analysts predicted 2018 would be the year the wheels fell off auto sales. Even going into the fourth quarter, these folks said there was no way 2018 could top 2017. SURPRISE!

When all was said and done almost 17,335,000 new vehicles were sold in America in 2018. That tops 17,239,000 in 2017. As I said on the air, for MANY years, if 15,000,000 vehicles were sold in a year, the auto industry was drinking champagne.

Was 2018 the best year on record? Actually, no, it was the 4th-best, but still a very good year.

Here are your sales-leading brands for 2018, in volume order:

  1. Ford: 2,386,588
  2. Toyota: 2,224,156
  3. Chevrolet: 2,010,800
  4. Honda: 1,445,627
  5. Nissan: 1,334,587
  6. Jeep: 973,227
  7. Subaru: 680,135
  8. Hyundai: 679,127
  9. Ram: 597,368
  10. Kia: 589,673
  11. GMC: 561,451
  12. Dodge: 459,324
  13. VW: 354,053
  14. Mercedes: 353,183
  15. BMW: 311,014
  16. Mazda: 300,325
  17. Lexus: 298,302
  18. Audi: 220,737
  19. Buick: 207,223
  20. Chrysler: 165,964
  21. Acura: 158,934
  22. Cadillac: 153,863
  23. Infiniti: 149,280
  24. Mitsubishi: 118,074
  25. Lincoln: 103,587
  26. Volvo: 94,615
  27. Land Rover: 92,143
  28. Porsche: 59,116
  29. Mini: 43,684
  30. Jaguar: 30,254
  31. Alfa Romeo: 23,800
  32. Fiat: 15,521
  33. Genesis: 9,940
  34. Smart: 1,2762

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