AskPatty's Guide to the Best-Selling New Cars for 2015
The new car sales numbers are in for 2015, with more than 17 million vehicles sold in the United States. Six brands -- Ford, Chevy, Ram, Honda, Toyota, and Nissan -- comprise this year’s top ten best-selling models and have sold more than 4.3 million units alone. This is the sixth straight year U.S. deliveries have grown after hitting a 27-year low of 10.4 million in 2009.
The ten models have many things in common: The three most popular vehicles are actually trucks, staples for practical consumers who must combine their heavy-duty work wants with their functional family needs as well. Five of them are inexpensive sedans and coupes that offer comfort for passengers, as well as economic fuel efficiency. Seven of the top-selling models are from Japanese manufacturers. All of the cars on the list have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting below $30,000, with six of them affordably under $25,000. AskPatty Auto Buying Service. buyers who put down 20 percent and qualify with a 3 percent financing rate could have monthly payments for these six cars below $350 for 60 months*.
A favorite for more than 30 years, the all-new-for-2015 Ford F-150 pickup features a brand-new lightweight aluminum-alloy body paired with a 325-horsepower, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine that promises fuel economy of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 22.3 mpg combined.
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Base MSRP/Market Average*: $27,225 / $21,697
$ Discount / % Discount: $5,528 / 20.3%
Units sold in 2015: 780,354
Renovated from the ground-up in 2014, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck boasts a refreshed exterior, completely redesigned interior, and improved powertrains that promise more power and increase fuel economy.
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Base MSRP/Market Average*: $28,190 / $23,986
$ Discount / % Discount: $4,204 / 14.9%
Units sold in 2015: 600,544
The Ram 1500 seats up to three in the standard cab and offers plenty of storage, creature comforts, and a standard 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine, as well as fuel economy of 15 mpg city, 21 mpg highway, 17.8 mpg combined.
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Base MSRP/Market Average*: $27,340 / $24,357
$ Discount / % Discount: $2,983 / 10.9%
Units sold in 2015: 451,116
Completely redesigned in 2015, the Toyota Camry remains America’s best-selling sedan because it offers customers an ideal combination of spaciousness, value, safety, performance, comfort, and reliability in the midsize segment. Under the hood is a 178-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
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Base MSRP/Market Average*: $23,905 / $21,186
$ Discount / % Discount: $2,719 / 11.4%
Units sold in 2015: 429,355
The Toyota Corolla offers an edgy new design complemented by comfortable interior, smart technology, and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a choice of four-speed automatic or CVT transmission.
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Base MSRP/Market Average*: $18,065 / $16,751
$ Discount / % Discount: $1,314 / 7.3%
Units sold in 2015: 363,332
With nearly 40 years of heritage behind it, the Honda Accord sedan has been refreshed for 2016 with stylish new looks, roomy comfort for five, fun-to-drive performance, and a new suite of smart safety technology.
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Base MSRP/Market Average*: $22,940 / $21,313
$ Discount / % Discount: $1,627 / 7.1%
Units sold in 2015: 355,557
Boldly restyled and significantly enhanced for its mid-cycle redesign in 2015, the Honda CR-V boasts a new engine and continuously variable transmission, revamped front and rear styling, and extra safety and convenience features.
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Base MSRP/Market Average*: $24,495 / $23,336
$ Discount / % Discount: $1,159 / 4.7%
Units sold in 2015: 345,647
Powered by a 140-horsepower/1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, the Honda Civic sedan is compact inside, but boasts fuel economy rated at 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway, and 33.1 mpg combined.
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Base MSRP/Market Average*: $19,125 / $18,034
$ Discount / % Discount: $1,091 / 5.7%
Units sold in 2015: 335,384
The midsize Nissan Altima sedan boasts a sporty design with a roomy interior offering room for five and 25.3 cubic feet of cargo in the trunk. Its 182-horsepower 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission to offer fuel economy rated at 27 city and 38 highway miles per gallon.
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Base MSRP/Market Average*: $23,135 / $18,218
$ Discount / % Discount: $4,917 / 21.3%
Units sold in 2015: 333,398
The Toyota RAV4 is powered by a 176-horsepower 2.5-liter engine; it also offers five-passenger capacity, spacious and functional 73.4 cubic feet of storage behind the front seats, and fuel economy rated at 24 city and 31 highway miles per gallon.
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Base MSRP/Market Average*: $25,250 / $24,312
$ Discount / % Discount: $938 / 3.7%
Units sold in 2015: 315,412
For the extra curious, the next ten best selling vehicles in the United States in 2015 were as follows:
11) Ford Escape, with 306,492 units sold in 2015.
12) Ford Fusion, with 300,170 units sold in 2015.
13) Nissan Rogue, with 287,190 units sold in 2015.
14) Chevrolet Equinox, with 277,589 units sold in 2015.
15) Ford Explorer, with 249,251 units sold in 2015.
16) GMC Sierra PU, with 224,139 units sold in 2015.
17) Jeep Cherokee, with 220,260 units sold in 2015.
18) Hyundai Sonata, with 213,303 units sold in 2015.
19) Nissan Sentra, with 203,509 units sold in 2015.
20) Jeep Grand Cherokee, with 195,958 units sold in 2015.
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*“Market Average” is based on the national average of recent vehicle transactions, including destination and delivery charges after incentives that are subject to change. This does not include tax, title, licensing, documentation or processing fees, other state and governmental charges and/or fees or any other charges or fees allowed by law. This is a national average, so you might find different pricing based on sales in your local area at the AskPatty Auto Buying Service. Be sure to visit the AskPatty Car Buying Service to view local pricing on any car and connect with your local Certified Dealer who will provide you additional pricing information for the vehicle you are researching.