Top 20 Hottest-Selling New Cars for March 2016

Hottest selling new cars for March 2016 Toyota Camry
The 2016 Toyota Camry is America's Hottest-Selling New Car for 7 Consecutive Months in a Row.

America's hottest-selling new car for March 2016 is the ever popular Toyota Camry, even with a 10 percent loss over same month last year, the Camry easily maintained its number one spot on the leader board.

The Camry has been America's top selling vehicle for seven consecutive months in a row and has also been the number one choice in vehicles by Americans for the last fourteen years.

American's bought 36,991 Camry's last month, even with a -9.3 percent decrease from last year same month. Toyota was still able to beat out the second place Nissan Altima by just over 2,100 new car deals.

Toyota also increased its year-to-date (YTD) lead over all its competitors, including the Toyota Corolla by almost 9,000 sales. The Honda Civic has 87,303 sales which makes it the Camry's closest YTD competitor.

The Nissan Altima showed a nice 8.9 percent increase over March 2015, moving it up from 3rd place to second place in March with 34,856 new car sales. Nissan is still showing a small loss of -1.8 percent for its YTD number. Nissan should be able to overcome it as long as Altima sales stay strong over the next couple months.

The biggest loser's on the list were the Kia Optima with a loss of -24.3 percent, the Hyundai Elantra with -39.2 percent loss, and the Chevrolet Cruze with a huge -58.1 percent loss over same month last year.

Check out all the hottest-selling new cars for March 2016 on the list below.

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America's Top 20 Hottest-Selling New Cars For March 2016

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Rank Hot-Selling New Car Mar2016 Mar 2015 % Change 2016 YTD 2015 YTD % Change
#1 Toyota Camry 36,991 40,800 -9.3% 96,244 100,505 -4.2%
2 Nissan Altima 34,856 31,993 8.9% 85,332 86,875 -1.8%
3 Honda Civic 32,855 26,985 21.8% 87,303 66,722 30.8%
4 Toyota Corolla 32,556 35,532 -8.4% 84,260 90,728 -7.1%
5 Honda Accord 30,523 26,018 17.3% 77,073 68,645 12.3%
6 Ford Fusion 29,675 29,044 2.2% 74,994 71,470 4.9%
7 Hyundai Sonata 28,778 18,340 56.9% 61,457 44,690 37.5%
8 Nissan Sentra 26,201 21,277 23.1% 62,944 51,026 23.4%
9 Chevrolet Malibu 22,058 16,552 33.3% 58,222 42,401 37.3%
10 Ford Focus 18,618 20,497 -9.2% 50,215 52,994 -5.2%
11 Hyundai Elantra 17,505 28,794 -39.2% 39,363 56,742 -30.6%
12 Nissan Versa 16,244 14,543 11.7% 36,499 36,998 -1.3%
13 Ford Mustang 12,563 12,663 -0.8% 30,136 29,811 1.1%
14 Kia Soul 12,043 12,731 -5.4% 33,076 30,838 7.3%
15 Kia Optima 11,725 15,485 -24.3% 26,768 36,463 -18.4%
16 Chevrolet Impala 11,465 8,942 28.2% 30,554 27,221 12.2%
17 Volkswagen Jetta 10,741 11,583 -9.6% 28,023 31,363 -10.6%
18 Kia Forte 10,406 7,537 38.1% 23,922 19,508 22.6%
19 Chevrolet Cruze 9,881 23,598 -58.1% 37,241 60,592 -38.5%
20 Dodge Charger 9,817 8,828 11.2% 27,746 26,218 5.8%