Best Selling Cars and Trucks for September 2018

A sluggish month with a few standouts.

Chevrolet SilveradoChevrolet

Trucks and smaller SUVs continued to dominate U.S. auto sales in September, but overall the month was sluggish, with nine of the top 10 vehicles posting year-over-year declines.

The reason is relatively straightforward: In September 2017, auto sales were driven higher by people replacing vehicles destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. So this year’s drop off was expected somewhat, but it continues a trend in the second half of the year that is already leading to more aggressive incentives from automakers.

Here are the top 20 selling vehicles for September 2018:

Ford F-150Ford

1. Ford F-Series: 75,092 trucks sold in September 2018; -8.76% compared to September 2017

Key takeaway: The sales king was on a streak of 16 straight months of gains, but the run came to an end as Ford reported the company’s overall sales were down 11 percent.

Ram 1500FCA
2. Ram 1500-3500: 51,856, +10%

Key takeaway: Ram was the lone bright spot in the Top 10, as its redesigned 2019 1500 series rolled into dealerships and powered a 10 percent boost over last year.

Chevy SilveradoChevrolet

3. Chevrolet Silverado: 43,858, -20.6%

Key takeaway: GM, which is releasing sales figures quarterly, posted soft third quarter numbers (-14%) and its top-selling truck took a tumble.

Toyota RAV4Toyota

4. Toyota RAV4: 37,440, -11.69%

Key takeaway: Toyota sales dropped 10 percent in September, and its popular crossover saw declines, too, as fans await its new 2019 redesign.

Nissan RogueNissan

5. Nissan Rogue: 34,842, -10.59%

Key takeaway: The Rogue remains Nissan’s workhorse, and leapfrogged over Honda’s CR-V to score a spot in the top 5.

The rest of the Top 20

6. Honda CR-V: 30,587, -1.28%
7. Toyota Camry: 27,640, -20.42%
8. Chevrolet Equinox: 25,663, -6.72%
9. Honda Accord: 25,357, -14.88%
10. Honda Civic: 24,806, -30.3%
11. Jeep Cherokee: 23,863, +86.58%
12. Toyota Tacoma: 22, 265, +23.30%
13. Tesla Model 3: 22,250, +18,917.09%
14. Toyota Highlander: 21,986, +7.89%
15. Ford Explorer: 21,347, 0.66%
16. Toyota Corolla: 20,797, -36.53%
17. Ford Escape: 20,398, -20.24%
18. Hyundai Elantra: 19,923, +38.34%
19. Jeep Grand Cherokee: 19,312, -13.28%
20. GMC Sierra: 16,897, -6.68%

Manufacturer sales information can be found here:
FordFiat Chrysler AutomobilesToyotaHondaNissanSubaruTeslaHyundai.

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Rick Press
After a long career as an editor for a major metropolitan newspaper and website, in 2017 I joined Capital One as its Managing Editor for Auto Content. I’ve been fortunate to cover everything from breaking news and Super Bowls to CEOs and celebrities, and now I am excited to explore the connection we all have to our cars and help consumers navigate the car-buying journey. Let’s ride!