America's Top 25 Most Popular New Vehicles in 2015

Pickup trucks round out the top three positions on the most popular vehicle list of 2015 with the Ford's F-Series truck line being America's number one most popular vehicle for the year.

Even with all the profit-sucking new car incentives, retail car sales for December showed very little growth. However, even with the lackluster sales in December. 2015's year-to-date (YTD) sales did cross the 17 million unit mark making it the first time since 2001.

New Car Sales Highlights of 2015:

  • The Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra combined sales volume outsold the Ford's F-Series pickup. This has not happened since 2009.
  • The Toyota Camry is the most popular new car sold in America for the 14th consecutive year in a row.
  • The best-selling luxury brand vehicle for 2015 was the Lexus RX with over 100,000 copies sold.
  • For the fourth year in a row, the Honda CR-V is America's number one SUV.

American's bought 780,354 Ford F-Series pickup trucks in 2015, once again making it the best-selling vehicle in America for 2015. Ford sold 26,503 more trucks this year than 2014 increasing sales volume by 3.5 percent. The Chevrolet Silverado came in second place with 600,544 vehicles sold and a solid 13.4 percent growth over 2014's sales numbers. Ram P/U brings up third place with 2.6 percent increase in volume over 2014 with 421,116 new pickup sales.

Toyota came in fourth and fifth place for the year with the Camry and Corolla. America's most popular new car, Toyota sold 429,355 Camry's for the year just beating 2014's sales number of 428,606. American's purchased 363,332 new corollas for 2015 also increasing sales volume over 2014 by 7.0 percent.

Only six vehicles showed declines in sales from 2014. The Nissan Altima (-0.7%), Hyundai Sonata (-1.7%), Ford Fusion (-2.2%), Ford Focus (-7.8%), Honda Accord (-8.5), and the Chevrolet Cruze with the worst loss of -17.0 percent.

See where all the other vehicles ranked on America's top 25 most popular sales list below.

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Top 20 Most Popular New Vehicles in America for 2015

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Rank New Car Model 2015 YTD 2014 YTD % Change
1 Ford F-Series 780,354 753,851 3.5%
2 Chevrolet Silverado 600,544 529,755 13.4%
3 Ram Pickup 451,116 439,789 2.6%
4 Toyota Camry 429,355 428,606 0.2%
5 Toyota Corolla 363,332 339,498 7.0%
6 Honda Accord 355,557 388,374 -8.5%
7 Honda CR-V 345,647 335,019 3.2%
8 Honda Civic 335,384 325,981 2.9%
9 Nissan Altima 333,398 335,644 -0.7%
10 Toyota RAV4 315,412 267,698 17.8%
11 Ford Escape 306,492 306,212 0.1%
12 Ford Fusion 300,170 306,860 -2.2%
13 Nissan Rogue 287,190 199,199 44.2%
14 Chevrolet Equinox 277,589 242,242 14.6%
15 Ford Explorer 249,251 209,994 18.7%
16 Hyundai Elantra 241,706 222,023 8.9%
17 Chevrolet Cruze 226,602 273,060 -17.0%
18 GMC Sierra 224,139 211,833 5.8%
19 Jeep Cherokee 220,260 178,508 23.4%
20 Hyundai Sonata 213,303 216,936 -1.7%
21 Nissan Sentra 203,509 183,268 11.0%
22 Jeep Wrangler 202,702 175,328 15.6%
23 Ford Focus 202,478 219,634 -7.8%
24 Jeep Grand Cherokee 195,958 183,786 6.6%
25 Chevrolet Malibu 194,854 188,519 3.4%