Hottest-Selling New Cars in America for January 2016

The Toyota Camry is America's hottest-selling car for January 2016. Beating second place by over 66,000 units, 2015 marks the fourteenth consecutive year the Toyota Camry has held the coveted title of being America's number #1 selling vehicle.

Starting off 2016 in the lead with 26,848 units sold in January, an increase of 0.3 percent over same month last year. The Camry just beat out the second place Honda Accord by 107 units.

The vehicle to watch and with the greatest increase over January 2014's sales numbers is the Honda Accord. The Accord nipped at the Camry's heels last month with 26,741 sales and an impressive increase of 43.0 percent over January 2014's number of 18,699.

Over 50 percent of the vehicles on the top 20 list show a decrease in sales compared to January 2014's numbers. The Chevrolet Cruze (-23.2%), Nissan Versa (-24.1%) and Ford Focus (-29.8%) where the biggest losers for the month. Many experts believe this may be because of the cheap gas prices sweeping across the Nation.

Competition Between Dealers Always Gets You the Best Price

The number one rule to saving the most money when buying a car is to do your new car research online before visiting a car dealership.

When negotiating a new cars price, it’s important to know the dealer invoice price and what other people are paying for the same vehicle in your local area. Otherwise, you won’t know what's a good price to pay for the vehicle.

I highly recommend using an online referral service such as Edmunds or TrueCar, their quotes will automatically include any discounts or cash-back incentives currently available in the marketplace.

Top 20 Hottest-Selling New Cars in America for January 2016

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Rank Best-Selling New Car Jan 2016 Jan 2015 % Change
#1 Toyota Camry 26,848 26,763 0.3%
2 Honda Civic 26,741 18,699 43.0%
3 Toyota Corolla 22,362 27,357 -18.3%
4 Nissan Altima 22,156 26,408 -16.1%
5 Honda Accord 20,765 21,011 -1.2%
6 Ford Fusion 19,877 19,694 0.9%
7 Nissan Sentra 16,144 14,395 12.2%
8 Hyundai Sonata 15,209 12,363 23.0%
9 Chevrolet Malibu 14,746 11,878 24.1%
10 Chevrolet Cruze 14,363 18,693 -23.2%
11 Ford Focus 12,977 18,478 -29.8%
12 Chevrolet Impala 9,942 9,214 7.9%
13 Hyundai Elantra 9,885 12,240 -19.2%
14 Kia Soul 9,191 8,142 12.9%
15 Dodge Charger 9,164 7,025 30.4%
16 Kia Optima 8,413 9,394 -10.4%
17 Volkswagen Jetta 8,177 8,969 -8.8%
18 Nissan Versa 8,006 10,546 -24.1%
19 Ford Mustang 7,580 8,694 -12.8%
20 Mazda 3 7,551 7,896 -4.4%