Most Popular New Car Brands in America for September

Ford was once again the best selling new car brand in America with 212,589 vehicle sold in September and 1,891,518 sold year-to-date (YTD).

General Motors beat Ford Motor Company by just over 30,000 unit sales for a total 251,310 to be the most popular auto manufacture last month.

The fastest growing brands for September where Mitsubishi with a 35.9 percent growth, Jeep with a 39.8 percent jump, Scion with a 56.7 percent increase, and Land Rover with a very impressive 88.5% leap with 5,855 sales last month. Land Rover has also seen a nice steady YTD growth of 26 percent.

Ford, Chevrolet and Toyota round out the top three on the best brand list. Almost 70,000 of Ford's sales come from the F-Series pickup. The F-Series truck is once again America's number one best-selling pickup.

Out of the 36 new vehicle brands listed, Bentley, Chrysler, Jaguar and Maserati are the only ones to post sales declines for the month of September and Dodge, FIAT, Scion, and Dodge are the auto brands that are losing market share the quickest.

See where all the brands ranked on the most popular list below.

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Most Popular New Car Brands in America for September 2015

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Rank Most Popular Brand September 2015 Sales 2015 YTD Sales % YTD Change 2015 Market Share
1 Ford 212,589 1,891,518 4.5% 14.5%
2 Chevrolet 170,675 1,596,182 3.5% 12.2%
3 Toyota 162,566 1,580,726 3.5% 12.1%
4 Honda 119,046 1,056,547 1.5% 8.1%
5 Nissan 111,562 1,026,920 5.0% 7.9%
6 Jeep 77,201 632,910 22.6% 4.8%
7 Hyundai 64,015 578,190 3.7% 4.4%
8 Subaru 53,070 428,702 14.2% 3.3%
9 Kia 49,820 475,978 7.0% 3.6%
10 GMC 47,386 410,239 12.0% 3.1%
11 Dodge 45,170 382,347 -13.9% 2.9%
12 Ram 39,946 358,488 6.3% 2.7%
13 Mercedes-Benz 31,337 270,164 7.6% 2.1%
14 Chrysler 27,250 248,800 11.6% 2.0%
15 BMW 26,608 249,956 5.6% 1.9%
16 Volkswagen 26,141 264,215 -2.5% 2.0%
17 Mazda 25,616 241,701 0.3% 1.9%
18 Lexus 25,294 247,445 12.1% 1.9%
19 Buick 18,341 167,727 -1.8% 1.3%
20 Audi 17,340 147,403 12.5% 1.1%
21 Cadillac 14,908 125,699 -1.7% 1.0%
22 Acura 14,704 132,019 10.2% 1.0%
23 Infiniti 10,220 95,568 12.6% 0.7%
24 Lincoln 8,680 73,964 9.1% 0.6%
25 Mitsubishi 7,556 73,257 25.5% 0.6%
26 Scion 6,510 39,201 -15.0% 0.3%
27 Land Rover 5,855 48,403 26.0% 0.4%
28 Volvo 5,527 46,381 5.8% 0.4%
29 Porsche 4,424 39,300 11.1% 0.3%
30 Mini 4,414 44,974 14.8% 0.3%
31 FIAT 3,398 31,819 -10.4% 0.2%
32 Jaguar 995 11,216 -5.2% 0.1%
33 Maserati 872 8,378 -8.2% 0.1%
34 Smart 750 5,432 -32.8% 0.0%
35 Bentley 111 1,796 -9.6% 0.0%
36 Alfa Romeo 54 497 n/a 0.0%