Best Selling Cars of 2023

Exploring the Top 25 Best Selling Cars of 2023

In a year marked by the automotive industry’s rebound from supply-chain challenges, the U.S. auto market witnessed a surge in sales across various models. As we delved into the sales data for 2023, several exciting narratives unfolded, showcasing a remarkable recovery. While Stellantis faced a slight dip in sales, industry giants like Ford, GM, Toyota, and Honda demonstrated significant growth, setting the stage for a captivating year in automobiles.

Let’s take a Comprehensive Look at the Top 25 Bestselling Cars, Trucks, and SUVs of 2023:

 

25. Ford Escape (140,968 units sold)

Ford escape

Despite facing competition from the adventurous Bronco Sport, Ford’s mainstream compact crossover, the Escape, secured a spot on the bestselling list. Boasting a 2023 refresh, the Escape continues to offer a diverse range of powertrain options, including nonhybrid, hybrid, and plug-in-hybrid variants.

 

24. Subaru Forester (152,566 units sold)

Subaru Forester

In its final year of the current generation, the Forester held its ground admirably. Even with the impending 2025 model release, the outgoing Forester witnessed a commendable 34 percent increase compared to 2022, hinting at its enduring popularity.

 

23. Mazda CX-5 (153,808 units sold)

Maintaining its position as Mazda’s bestselling model, the CX-5 secured a place among the top sellers, despite a modest 2 percent uptick in sales compared to the previous year.

 

22. Jeep Wrangler (156,581 units sold)

Jeep Wrangler

Experiencing a 14 percent decline in sales compared to 2022, the iconic Wrangler faced challenges, potentially attributed to heightened competition from the Ford Bronco lineup. The 2024 model refresh could herald a turnaround for Jeep enthusiasts.

 

21. Subaru Crosstrek (159,193 units sold)

Undergoing a transformation for the 2024 model year, the Crosstrek, with a 3 percent sales increase, maintained its popularity. Notably, the new model retained its starting price from the previous year.

 

20. Subaru Outback (161,814 units sold)

Receiving a minor update for 2023, the Outback continued its dominance among Subaru models, witnessing a robust 10 percent increase in sales, surpassing even the smaller Crosstrek.

 

19. Toyota Highlander (169,543 units sold)

Toyota Highlander

Facing a 24 percent drop in sales, the Highlander encountered challenges with the introduction of the larger Grand Highlander. As the new entrant gains momentum, it poses a threat to the traditional Highlander’s market share.

 

18. Ford Explorer (186,799 units sold)

Despite experiencing fluctuations throughout the year, the Explorer concluded 2023 with a 10 percent decline in sales. Nevertheless, it managed to outperform the Toyota Highlander in the three-row-SUV segment.

 

17. Honda Accord (197,947 units sold)

Benefiting from a successful 2023 redesign and increased inventory, the Accord witnessed a remarkable 28 percent surge in sales, positioning itself as a strong contender in the sedan market.

 

16. Honda Civic (200,381 units sold)

Honda Civic

Enjoying a significant 50 percent sales increase, the Civic’s expanded inventory played a pivotal role in its success, outperforming its 2022 results.

 

15. Hyundai Tucson (209,624 units sold)

Hyundai tucson

Leading Hyundai’s sales charge, the Tucson, a compact crossover, experienced a noteworthy 20 percent sales increase, contributing to the brand’s overall success.

 

14. Chevy Equinox (212,701 units sold)

While facing stiff competition, the Equinox maintained its position with steady sales, holding its ground against rivals like the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue.

 

13. Toyota Corolla (232,370 units sold)

Toyota Corolla

With an impressive nearly 5 percent increase over 2022, the Corolla maintained its standing among the top sellers, a noteworthy feat in a market where compact cars are becoming rarer.

 

12. Tesla Model 3 (232,700 units sold, estimated)

Tesla Model 3

Undoubtedly, Tesla had a stellar year, with the Model 3 and Model Y leading the charge. Although specific sales figures are estimates, the popularity of Tesla’s offerings is undeniable.

 

11. Toyota Tacoma (234,768 units sold)

Experiencing a modest 1 percent dip in sales, the Tacoma awaits a boost from the impending 2024 model, promising improvements over its predecessor.

 

10. Jeep Grand Cherokee (244,595 units sold)

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Overcoming early sales declines, the Grand Cherokee rallied in the second half of the year, achieving a commendable 10 percent increase compared to 2022.

 

9. Nissan Rogue (271,458 units sold)

Experiencing a substantial 46 percent surge in sales, the Rogue’s success, combined with the discontinuation of the Rogue Sport, solidified its position among the top sellers.

 

8. Toyota Camry (290,649 units sold)

Toyota Camry

Maintaining its status as the bestselling non-SUV, the Camry displayed resilience with a modest 2 percent sales decline, outperforming rivals like the Nissan Rogue.

 

7. GMC Sierra (295,737 units sold)

GMC Sierra

As a mechanical twin to the Chevy Silverado, the Sierra enjoyed a robust 22 percent increase in sales, highlighting the success of full-size pickups in the market.

 

6. Honda CR-V (361,457 units sold)

Honda CR-V

Overcoming supply challenges from the previous year, the CR-V rebounded with a remarkable 52 percent sales increase, aiming to close the gap with its competitors in 2024.

 

5. Tesla Model Y (385,900 units sold, estimated)

Tesla Model Y

If estimates hold true, the Model Y had a standout year, positioning itself as one of the top-selling electric vehicles in a market dominated by traditional gas-powered vehicles.

 

4. Toyota RAV4 (434,943 units sold)

Toyota RAV4

Maintaining its reign as America’s best selling SUV, the RAV4 concluded the year with a strong 9 percent sales increase, showcasing its enduring popularity.

 

3. Ram Pickup (444,926 units sold)

Facing a 5 percent decline in sales, the Ram Pickup aims for a resurgence with an anticipated 2025 model update, potentially rejuvenating its market presence.

 

2. Chevy Silverado (543,319 units sold)

Chevy Silverado

In a field of competitive full-size pickups, the Silverado held its ground with sales improvements in the 1500 model, contributing to its overall success.

 

1. Ford F-Series (750,789 units sold)

A standout performer, Ford’s F-Series solidified its dominance with a remarkable 15 percent increase over 2022. The introduction of the electric F-150 Lightning pickup added a futuristic touch to the lineup, contributing to its exceptional sales figures.


A Dynamic Year for Automotive Triumphs

As we bid farewell to 2023, the automotive landscape witnessed a myriad of successes and challenges. The resilience of certain models, coupled with industry giants leading the way, sets the stage for an exciting year ahead. Stay tuned for more updates on the ever-evolving world of automobiles at Car News World!

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