U.S. Car Sales

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2017 US Car Sales

In 2017, 3,032,586 small cars, 2,211,708 mid-size and 880,750 large size cars were sold in the US. The calculations by model are shown on this spreadsheet.

Small Passenger Cars

  • Examples of models included in the small car category include BMW 2-Series, Chevrolet Bolt, Ford Fiesta, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Soul, Mazda 3, Mini Cooper, Nissan Leaf, Toyota Yaris and Volkswagen Golf. A full list may be found in the attached spreadsheet.
  • There were 3,032,586 small cars sold in the US in 2017.

Mid-Size Passenger Cars

Large Passenger Cars

  • Examples of large passenger cars include Bentley Mulsanne, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS, Chrysler 300, Ford Taurus, Kia Cadenza, Lexus ES, Nissan Maxima, and Volvo S80. A full list may be found in the attached spreadsheet.
  • There were 880,750 large passenger cars sold in the US in 2017.

Research Strategy

Data was entered into attached spreadsheet concerning the 2017 sales for all small, mid-sized and large cars, sorted by size and totaled. It does not include crossovers, SUVs or minivans.The size of the model was taken from Vehicle Charts and from manufacturers' websites.
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Truck Sales 2017-2019

The US Department of Energy publishes the most reliable data concerning the sale of trucks by class by year.
The report is traditionally released in April for the year before. There is therefore no data for 2019 available as yet. The data for 2017 and 2018 is available below and in the attached spreadsheet.

2017

  • Class 1 and 2 (Under 10K lbs.) had 10,738,000 trucks sold.
  • Class 3 had 317,000 trucks sold.
  • Class 4 had 19,000 trucks sold.
  • Class 5 had 79,000 trucks sold.
  • Class 6 had 63,000 trucks sold.
  • Class 7 had 62,000 trucks sold.
  • Class 8 had 192,000 trucks sold

2018

  • Class 1 and 2 (Under 10K lbs.) had 11,609,000 trucks sold.
  • Class 3 had 301,000 trucks sold.
  • Class 4 had 21,000 trucks sold.
  • Class 5 had 81,000 trucks sold.
  • Class 6 had 72,000 trucks sold.
  • Class 7 had 64,000 trucks sold.
  • Class 8 had 251,000 trucks sold

Research Strategy

Research discovered data for sales of trucks by class is generally released in April for the previous year, thus, data for 2019 is not yet compiled nor available in the public domain.

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Passenger Vehicle Sales 2017-2019

The total number of passenger vehicles sold by year were 17,212,565 in 2017, 17,323,849 in 2018 and 17,023,894 in 2019. The breakdown by fuel type is shown below and on the attached spreadsheet.

Total Passenger Vehicles

RESEARCH STRATEGY

The total number of gasoline vehicles was calculated by subtracting diesel and electric from the total number of passenger vehicles sold.

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