Top 20 Best-Selling New Cars for September 2015

The top four spots on the list belong to Toyota and Honda. The Toyota Camry just beat out the Honda Accord by 846 cars to be America's best-selling new car for September 2015.

Americans bought a total of 34,487 Camry's last month. Even with an increase of 21 percent from same month last year, the 2015 year-to-date (YTD) sales numbers are still behind last year's by -2.6 percent.

The Honda Accord came in second place last month with 33,641 sales, an increase of 2.1% from September 2014's sales of 32,956. The big surprise with the Accord is the -13 percent decrease in YTD sales this year, compared to last year.

All but two vehicles on the top twenty list showed increases in September sales over same month last year. Even with all the sales support, the Ford Focus had a -12.7 percent decrease and the Chevrolet Cruze had a fairly large deficient of -23.8 percent with only 14,032 units sold.

It's almost an the exact opposite when it comes to the YTD stats for the top twenty list. Only seven are showing increases over 2014's YTD numbers with the Chrysler 200 showing the highest increase of 95.7%.

See where all the other vehicles landed on the top 20 best selling list below.

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Top 20 Best-Selling New Cars for September 2015

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Rank New Car Model September 2015 September 2014 % Change YTD 2015 YTD 2014 % Change
1 Toyota Camry 34,487 28,507 21.0% 326,330 334,978 -2.6%
2 Honda Accord 33,641 32,956 2.1% 264,814 304,382 -13.0%
3 Honda Civic 28,278 22,263 27.0% 249,749 253,430 -1.5%
4 Toyota Corolla 26,636 20,530 29.7% 278,742 258,805 7.7%
5 Ford Fusion 24,942 21,693 15.0% 231,475 240,585 -3.8%
6 Nissan Altima 24,224 21,675 11.8% 262,424 256,935 2.1%
7 Hyundai Elantra 20,724 18,848 10.0% 193,962 176,403 10.0%
8 Nissan Versa 18,053 12,072 49.5% 109,832 110,272 -0.4%
9 Chevrolet Malibu 17,066 15,186 12.4% 147,161 148,574 -1.0%
10 Hyundai Sonata 16,124 14,918 8.1% 157,680 164,934 -4.4%
11 Subaru Outback 15,126 11,315 33.7% 108,419 97,266 11.5%
12 Nissan Sentra 14,196 12,557 13.1% 154,270 141,216 9.2%
13 Chevrolet Cruze 14,032 18,415 -23.8% 177,970 208,114 -14.5%
14 Kia Soul 13,614 10,802 26.0% 112,683 115,579 -2.5%
15 Ford Focus 13,437 15,397 -12.7% 163,864 176,156 -7.0%
16 Kia Optima 11,719 10,908 7.4% 118,301 122,646 -3.5%
17 Chrysler 200 11,364 10,995 3.4% 147,073 75,142 95.7%
18 Toyota Prius 10,168 8,339 21.9% 89,812 110,455 -18.7%
19 Ford Mustang 9,456 3,158 199% 96,225 59,831 60.8%
20 Chevrolet Impala 9,359 9,225 1.5% 85,466 107,162 -20.2%