July U.S. Auto National Sales Figures

Winners and losers street sign
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Tracking actual sales is becoming more difficult without Ford and General Motors reporting monthly, and now we donít have figures for Fiat Chrysler either. All three of the Detroit-based automakers will report sales after the end of the third quarter.

Of the automakers that still report their sales, 784,914 new vehicles were sold versus 775,162 in July of 2018. That represents an increase of 1.3%. The big question is: will the Detroit car companies drag that down into a negative number? Weíll know at the end of next month.

Toyota was the big volume winner with 184,179 sales last month, although that represents a 15% decline from a year ago. Subaru continued its streak of monthly sales to 92 straight months of increases.

In the luxury car races year-to-date, Mercedes-Benz leads the way with 186,620 sales, followed by BMW at 179,454, and Lexus finishes up the top three with 160,760.

Here are your winners and losers by brand for July 2019 as compared with July 2018:


  • Honda was up 2.54% to 128,537 sales
  • Subaru was up 7.88% to 64,106
  • Hyundai was up 12.13% to 57,340
  • Kia was up 0.55% to 53,405
  • VW was up 2.19% to 31,188
  • Mercedes-Benz was up 19.7% to 27,490
  • BMW was up 4.7% to 23,015
  • Audi was up 0.78% to 19,370
  • Volvo was up 2% to 8,795
  • Land Rover was up 3.9% to 6,456
  • Porsche was up 23.2% to 4,956
  • Jaguar was up 7.45 5p 2,020
  • Genesis was up 157.89% to 1,586


  • Toyota was down 15.28% to 184,179
  • Nissan was down 8.9% to 90,220
  • Mazda was down 3.45% to 23,292
  • Lexus was down 1.49% to 25,025
  • Acura was down 3.68% to 12,759
  • Mitsubishi was down 13.4% to 8,613
  • Infiniti was down 11.155 to 8,660
  • Mini was down 34.19% to 2,827
  • Smart was down 45.6% to a mere 56 sales

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