Top 25 Hottest Selling New Cars for May 2015

It's no big surprise America's hottest selling vehicle for the month of May was once again Ford's F-Series truck. It outsold General Motors GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado yet again.

GM has a glimmer of hope with the production of the Ford F-Series somewhat constrained, the GM duo is leading by 4497 sales heading into the sixth month of 2015. If GM and keep up the sales pace, it will be the first time since 2009 the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra has dethroned the Ford F-Series truck in a calendar year. They've pulled ahead in the past and still have failed to surpass Ford's sales...I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

The top five hottest vehicles sold in May 2015 are the Ford's F-Series truck, Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Camry, Dodge Ram, and the Toyota Corolla. The top five had a total new vehicle sales amount of 234,029 in May.

At number one, Ford's F-Series truck sold 61,780 vehicles in the month of May, down -9.7 percent from the same month last year. This gives Ford a year-to-date (YTD) sales total of 302,009 for 2015. This is also down -1.1 percent from last year's 302,265 total truck sales. The Chevrolet Silverado had a great May, currently still holding strong in second place and making a run to topple the Ford sales giant, by selling 51,602 trucks last month. This is up 10.6 percent from last May's 46,648 sales. Year-to-date sales are also up from 197,160 in 2014, to 224,274 in 2015, a 13.8 percent increase.

With Toyota only selling 43,837 Camry's last month, they experienced a -11.6 percent drop from same month last year and a -1.9 percent drop YTD. Dodge Ram came close to stealing the third spot with an increase of 7.6 percent in volume with 39,952 vehicle sales. Dodge also increased its overall YTD sales from last year's 170,711 total to 179,384 so far this year, just over 9000 units or 5.1% increase.

The Toyota Corrolla stayed even with May 2014's sales, they sold 37,768 Corrolla's last month and 36,611 in May 2014. With only a 0.4 percent change, they've still sold 11.2% more YTD than last year.

Honda did not have a good May, selling only 32,373 Accords vs. 39,367 last May, dropping 18.3 percent. They're calendar year sales are also down by -16.1 percent. They need to do something if they're ever going to catch Toyota. Chevrolet also had a poor month with the Cruze. Coming in at number sixteen on the list, they only sold 23,752 vehicles in May, falling -26.7 percent from May 2014.

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Take a look at the list below to see where all the automakers ranked in the month of May 2015.

Top 25 Hottest Selling New Cars in May 2015

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Rank Vehicle May 2015 May 2014 % Change YTD 2015 YTD 2014 % Change
1 Ford F-Series 61,870 68,520 -9.7% 302,009 305,265 -1.1%
2 Chevrolet Silverado 51,602 46,648 10.6% 224,274 197,160 13.8%
3 Toyota Camry 43,837 49,584 -11.6% 178,408 181,876 -1.9%
4 Ram Truck 39,952 37,131 7.6% 179,384 170,711 5.1%
5 Toyota Corrolla 36,768 36,611 0.4% 159,486 143,409 11.2%
6 Honda Civic 34,472 36,089 -4.5% 129,574 134,796 -3.9%
7 Nissan Altima 33,630 36,053 -6.7% 142,613 150,342 -5.1%
8 Honda Accord 32,373 39,637 -18.3% 128,269 152,949 -16.1%
9 Honda CR-V 32,090 32,430 -1.0% 134,669 128,563 4.7%
10 Ford Fusion 31,325 33,881 -7.5% 127,749 137,894 -7.4%
11 Chevrolet Equinox 29,456 22,695 29.8% 123,925 99,083 25.1%
12 Ford Escape 29,248 31,896 -8.3% 122,290 127,780 -4.3%
13 Toyota RAV4 28,808 23,465 22.8% 188,732 95,363 24.5%
14 Nissan Rogue 25,901 18,722 38.3% 112,154 84,236 33.1%
15 Ford Focus 23,934 23,683 1.1% 95,028 94,690 0.4%
16 Chevrolet Cruze 23,752 32,393 -26.7% 105,291 119,330 -11.8%
17 Hyundai Elantra 23,432 21,867 7.2% 102,085 95,329 7.1%
18 Jeep Wrangler 22,324 19,235 16.1% 83,291 69,298 20.2%
19 Ford Explorer 22,304 22,623 -1.4% 99,855 87,170 14.6%
20 Chevrolet Malibu 21,461 19,288 11.3% 81,292 87,368 -7.0%
21 Nissan Sentra 20,616 21,932 -6.0% 88,701 76,801 15.5%
22 Chrysler 200 20,007 3140 537% 88,009 37,833 133%
23 Jeep Cherokee 19,669 15,992 23.0% 86,954 67,095 29.6%
24 GMC Sierra 18,977 18,326 3.6% 82,232 77,785 5.7%
25 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18,209 18,068 0.8% 77,616 74,558 4.1%

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