Top 20 Best Selling New Car Brands for October 2015

With just over 204,620 new vehicle sales and an increase of 14.3 percent over last same month last year. Ford is America's number best-selling auto brand for the month of October 2015.

Ford is also the first auto brand to break the two million mark for the year with a year-to-date (YTD) sales number of 2,096,138. This is also an increase of over 14 percent from 2014's YTD sales number.

Despite Volkswagen's negative press over the past few weeks, they still hold the number 14 spot on the top 20 brands list with a 0.2% increase in sales over October 2014 with 30,387 sales last month and a YTD number of 294,602. Audi, also named in the VW Dieselgate scandal, still managed to sell 17,700 vehicles to rank number 20 on the list.

Six of the 20 new car brands on the list are showing an increase in growth of over 10 percent from 2014's YTD numbers with Jeep showing the strongest growth of 23.6%. Only three brands are showing a 2015 year-to-date decline from 2014, Buick with -1.6 percent, Volkswagen with a -2.2 percent and Dodge with the largest decline of 11.6 percent.

See where all the other vehicle brands ranked on the best-selling list for October 2015.

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Top 20 Best Selling New Car Brands for October 2015

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Rank Most Popular Brand October 2015 Sales 2015 YTD Sales % YTD Change from 2014
1 Ford 204,620 2,096,138 5.4%
2 Chevrolet 183,464 1,779,646 4.8%
3 Toyota 171,339 1,752,094 4.2%
4 Honda 115,572 1,172,119 2.2%
5 Nissan 104,904 1,131,824 5.5%
6 Jeep 73,561 706,471 23.6%
7 Hyundai 60,005 638,195 5.0
8 Subaru 51,629 480,331 14.8%
9 Kia 50,044 526,024 7.4
10 Dodge 46,612 428,959 -11.6%
11 GMC 45,478 455,717 12.5%
12 Ram 43,749 402,237 6.0%
13 Mercedes-Benz 31,751 301,915 7.2%
14 Volkswagen 30,387 294,602 -2.2%
15 BMW 29,439 279,395 4.6%
16 Chrysler 27,801 276,601 10.4%
17 Lexus 26,436 173,881 12.2%
18 Mazda 25,451 267,158 2.9%
19 Buick 18,660 186,387 -1.6%
20 Audi 17,700 165,103 13.0%