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10 Best Selling Cars of 2019

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Updated February 2020

In the American market, cars are down but not out. In the face of sales pressure from trucks and sport-utility vehicles, sales of cars have fallen year-after-year since 2014. However, it’s not yet time to give up: sales increase when gas prices increase, so the next time that gas prices spike, expect to see cars flying off dealer lots. Here’s our list of the top ten best-selling cars in the US.

#1
Toyota Camry
337,000 sold in 2019
There are three things on which you can count in life: death, taxes, and the Toyota Camry leading the sales chart for cars. Although the Camry has lately been topped in sales by the Toyota RAV4 crossover—itself the best-selling SUV in the US—Camry remains the go-to name for a sensible, reliable sedan.
Toyota Camry
#2
Honda Civic
325,000 sold in 2019
After reports of questionable quality, strange styling, and extreme cost-cutting, the tenth generation Civic has restored some luster to the storied name, now on sale for 48 years.
Honda Civic
#3
Toyota Corolla
305,000 sold in 2019
The Toyota Corolla, now in its 54th year of production, is the best-selling vehicle in history. Toyota made its 44,000,000th Corolla back in 2016. It ranks third in sales in the American market in 2019.
Toyota Corolla
#4
Honda Accord
268,000 sold in 2019
Honda’s stalwart Accord misses a podium-finish in 2019. The tenth generation Accord’s new features, such as turbocharged engines and swoopy styling, have not stemmed the slow decline of sales for this storied nameplate, nor cars on the whole.
Honda Accord
#5
Nissan Altima
209,000 sold in 2019
Nissan’s Altima, the Sentra’s slightly-larger sibling, had a slightly-better year in 2019, although the Altima is also selling at volumes well-below previous years.
Nissan Altima
#6
Nissan Sentra
185,000 sold in 2019
2019 marked the last year for sales of the seventh generation Sentra. Much like the Elantra, sales for the Sentra were down significantly in 2019. Perhaps the handsome new eighth generation, on sale now, will turn around the Sentra’s fortunes.
Nissan Sentra
#7
Hyundai Elantra
175,000 sold in 2019
Sales of the Elantra in 2019 were disappointing for Hyundai. Since 2012, sales of the Elantra have always cleared 190,000 units. Much like Ford, Hyundai has spent their resources on developing SUVs and crossovers for the American market.
Hyundai Elantra
#8
Ford Fusion
166,000 sold in 2019
The Ford Fusion staggers through its penultimate year as the eighth best-selling vehicle in the US. In 2018, CEO Jim Hackett announced that Ford was leaving the car market in the US to focus on developing and selling trucks and SUVs. 2020 will be the Fusion’s last year.
Ford Fusion
#9
Tesla Model 3
161,000 sold in 2019
Tesla’s Model 3 isn’t just the ninth best-selling vehicle in the US: it’s also the best-selling luxury vehicle of 2019, with sales beating numbers posted by any BMW, Lexus, Mercedes, or Audi. For Elon, it’s full-speed ahead into an electrified future.
Tesla Model 3
#10
Chevrolet Malibu
120,000 sold in 2019
Chevrolet’s Malibu is the only vehicle made by General Motors on this list. Chevy resurrected the classic Malibu name way back in 1997 for this midsize car; it continues in its ninth generation for the 2020 model year.
Chevrolet Malibu
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