The 20 Best-Selling Passenger Cars In 2021

The 20 Best-Selling Passenger Cars In 2021

We continue to digest the sales number by segment for all of 2021, with all automakers reporting.  No surprise, the Toyota Camry ended up in first place for the 15th straight year.  Honda Civic ended the year in the #2 slot, but a full 50,000 vehicles behind Camry.  Toyota Corolla, Honda Accord, and Nissan Sentra rounded out the top five.

Overall, passenger car sales fell about 200,000 units from the full year of 2020.  That was partly due to the microchip shortage, but also due to automakers like Ford getting out of the passenger car segment, along with the American migration over to SUVs.

 In the American muscle car race, Dodge Challenger ended up #15 on this list, Ford Mustang was #16, and the Chevy Camaro ended way down the list at #35.

Here are your top 20 best-selling passenger cars for 2021 and how they fared versus the full year of 2020:

 

 
1. Toyota Camry   313,795      7%
2. Honda Civic 263,787       1%
3. Toyota Corolla 223,215     6%
4. Honda Accord 202,676    2%
5. Nissan Sentra 127,862     35%
6. Hyundai Elantra 127,360    21%
7. Kia Forte 113,051        33%
8. Nissan Altima 103,776  25%
9. Hyundai Sonata   83,434     8%
10.       Dodge Charger       78,388         1%
11. Kia Soul  75,126      5%
12. Nissan Versa  60,913    26%
13. Toyota Prius  59,010    36%
14. VW Jetta  55,113    39%
15.      Dodge Challenger       54,315           3%
16 Ford Mustang 52,384     14%
17. Lexus ES 45,406     5%
18. Mazda3 41,845   38%
19. Chevrolet Malibu 39,376     61%
20. Subaru Impreza 34,791   20%

Photo Credit: Toyota.