25 Top-Selling Cars Year-To-Date

2019 Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry sales increased 20.8 percent in May. Credit: Toyota

[Editor's Note: Looking for the list of top Luxury SUVs so far in 2019 from our June 28th newsletter? Click here.]

The slaughter of new car sales continued in May with sales down from a pretty dismal May of 2018. In just the first five months of 2019, car sales were off 119,000 versus the first five months of 2019. Bear in mind, we donít have Ford or GM numbers, but rest assured, the numbers would look worse.

There are a few cars that are ahead so far this year including the VW Jetta, the Nissan Versa, the Dodge Charger, the Lexus ES, and the BMW 3-Series.

Here are your top 25 cars for all of 2019, through the end of May.

  1. Toyota Camry: 147,119
  2. Honda Civic: 139,421
  3. Toyota Corolla: 123,999
  4. Honda Accord: 107,542
  5. Nissan Altima: 92,229
  6. Nissan Sentra: 88,675
  7. Hyundai Elantra: 68,431
  8. Kia Soul: 46,425
  9. VW Jetta: 40,487
  10. Nissan Versa: 39,818
  11. Kia Optima: 39,379
  12. Kia Forte: 39,076
  13. Hyundai Sonata: 38,753
  14. Dodge Charger: 36,012
  15. Mazda3: 24,533
  16. Subaru Impreza: 24,130
  17. Dodge Challenger: 23,601
  18. Toyota Prius: 23,472
  19. Mercedes C-Class: 23,110
  20. Lexus ES: 19,630
  21. Mercedes E-Class: 17,138
  22. BMW 5-Series: 16,444
  23. BMW 3-Series: 16,231
  24. VW Golf: 15,302
  25. Toyota Yaris: 14,372
What a shame that 18 of the top 20 are foreign.
What happened GM and Ford?!
Sad and concerned!
The Car P.
As I say at the top of the article, Ford and GM only report sales quarterly, so they are omitted. The next report, coming up next week, will include them.

Jerry Reynolds
Why not wait a couple weeks and then you'd have Ford and GM second quarter figures? Pointless without every automakers complete numbers, I think we could wait a bit longer.
The Car P.
Monty I appreciate your opinion, but you are in the minority on this. My listeners still like to know what's selling best and don't want to wait three months for the data. I also clearly explain with every list it is impartial.

I suppose if this is your biggest complaint on the newsletter, I'm doing OK.

Jerry Reynolds