Ford (+35.8%), Lincoln (+64.5%) spectacularly defy market down -11.7% – Best Selling Cars Blog

Ford Bronco sales continue to gear up in the US.

The U.S. new vehicle market is estimated to fall -11.7% year-on-year in July to 1,092,000 units, leading to a year-to-date tally off -17.3% to 7,933,000. The Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate of sales (SAAR) is down -8.8% year-on-year to 13.51 million units vs. 14.81 million a year ago in July 2021. Among the groups that still report sales monthly, Toyota Motor (-21.2%) remains in the lead despite losing almost twice as much ground as the market but the hero of the month is without contest Ford Motor sporting a gravity-defying 36.8% year-on-year lift to end the month less than 15,000 units off Toyota Motor. Hyundai-Kia manages to keep its loss to -10.8% whereas American Honda freefalls -47.4%.

Brand-wise, and still among those reporting monthly, a euphoric Ford (+35.8%) overtakes Toyota (-20.9%) with Honda (-46%) in tow but struggling mightily. Kia (-10.9%) and Hyundai (-11.5%) behave similarly to the market while Subaru (-17.1%) and Lexus (-22.8%) are a little more shy. Below Mazda (-28.5%), Lincoln (+64.5%) signs the other great performance of the month to pass Volvo (-40.7%) and Acura (-59.1%). Genesis (+0.4%) edges up.

Among the selection of models with available monthly figures, the Ford F-Series (+21.1%) sports a stellar year-on-year gain to cement its market leadership and is now down -12.5% year-to-date. The Toyota RAV4 manages to contain its drop to the single-digits at -8.3%) but the Toyota Camry (-23.8%) isn’t as strong. The Toyota Tacoma (+1.5%) is the other gainer atop the charts, leaving the Honda CR-V (-30.9%) and Toyota Corolla (-28.8%) in its wake. The Ford Explorer (+32.4%) and Hyundai Tucson (+24.3%) both shine as does, to a lesser extent, the Subaru Crosstrek (+5%). Below, the Kia Sportage (+12.8%), Toyota Tundra (+66%), Ford Bronco (+224.1%), Escape (+138%), Bronco Sport (+229.9%), Edge (+59.3%) and Mustang Mach E (+74.1%) stand out. 

Previous post (1): USA H1 2022: Jeep (-6.9%), Ford (-7.9%) hold in market down -18.2%

Previous post (2): USA Q2 2022: Ford (+1.8%) catches up on Toyota (-23.3%), sales off -20.6%

Previous year: USA July 2021: Parts shortage slow recovery (+5%), Toyota smiles, Ford cries

Full July 2022 sales for selected groups, brands and models below.

USA July 2022 – groups:

Group Jul-22 /21 2022 /21 FY21
Toyota Motor Corporation 177,341 -21.2% 1,223,038 -19.4% 1
Ford Motor Co 162,729 36.8% 1,072,461 -8.1% 3
Hyundai-Kia 128,283 -10.8% 831,158 -12.7% 5
American Honda 71,235 -47.4% 577,442 -40.4% 6
Subaru 41,536 -17.1% 305,331 -17.8% 9
Mazda 23,393 -28.5% 166,195 -25.1% 11
Volvo Cars 6,868 -40.7% 57,453 -20.7% 14

USA July 2022 – brands:

Brand Jul-22 /21 2022 /21 FY21
Ford 155,761 35.8% 1,022,600 -3.1% 2
Toyota 153,288 -20.9% 1,067,897 -19.6% 1
Honda 65,162 -46.0% 518,509 -40.1% 4
Kia 62,449 -10.9% 395,789 -11.8% 8
Hyundai 60,631 -11.5% 404,498 -15.0% 7
Subaru 41,536 -17.1% 305,331 -17.8% 10
Lexus 24,053 -22.8% 155,141 -17.9% 17
Mazda 23,393 -28.5% 166,195 -25.1% 15
Lincoln 6,968 64.5% 49,861 -6.2% 27
Volvo 6,868 -40.7% 57,453 -23.7% 22
Acura 6,073 -59.1% 58,933 -42.9% 21
Genesis 5,203 0.4% 30,871 26.1% 30

USA July 2022 – models:

Model Jul-22 /21 2022 /21 FY21
Ford F-Series 63,341 21.1% 362,686 -12.5% 1
Toyota RAV4 37,749 -8.3% 238,634 -9.0% 4
Toyota Camry 25,119 -23.8% 161,044 -23.5% 6
Toyota Tacoma 23,917 1.5% 132,565 -18.6% 11
Honda CR-V 21,799 -30.9% 138,401 -43.4% 5
Toyota Corolla 18,206 -28.8% 135,038 -25.4% 12
Ford Explorer 17,673 32.4% 120,590 -8.4% 14
Hyundai Tucson 14,278 24.3% 98,349 3.5% 22
Subaru Crosstrek 14,076 5.0% 84,126 8.4% 29
Toyota Highlander 12,529 -49.2% 129,932 -23.1% 9
Hyundai Elantra 12,021 -8.3% 60,865 -30.2% 30
Kia Sportage 11,985 12.8% 64,341 0.5% 43
Mazda CX-5 11,009 -32.5% 92,813 -14.8% 18
Toyota Tundra 10,694 66.0% 55,010 9.3% 56
Ford Bronco 10,621 224.1% 65,463 1505.3% 111
Honda Pilot 10,615 -26.8% 57,050 -37.4% 25
Kia Forte 10,016 -19.4% 61,822 -13.8% 32
Ford Escape 9,854 138.0% 83,774 -6.5% 23
Lexus RX 9,677 -14.4% 63,446 -6.6% 33
Hyundai Santa Fe 9,532 -25.3% 67,427 -11.1% 34
Kia Sorento 9,473 64.7% 48,518 -10.3% 57
Honda Civic 9,243 -67.4% 79,578 -56.1% 10
Subaru Outback 8,638 -38.6% 85,979 -15.4% 21
Kia Telluride 8,318 -4.0% 55,211 2.1% 44
Subaru Forester 7,737 -36.8% 58,674 -45.8% 20
Toyota 4Runner 7,682 -34.0% 74,511 -8.7% 24
Ford Bronco Sport 7,608 229.9% 66,157 5.3% 36
Ford Transit 7,466 -16.9% 49,294 -18.8% 40
Honda Accord   7,299 -55.8% 87,721 -33.2% 16
Ford Expedition 6,981 27.9% 29,828 -43.7% 55
Ford Maverick 6,720 new 45,473 new 185
Kia K5 6,440 -30.3% 41,752 -30.8% 46
Mazda CX-30 6,040 7.9% 27,767 -29.7% 76
Ford Edge 5,334 59.3% 56,787 33.0% 52
Kia Soul 5,322 -32.1% 32,930 -29.4% 62
Hyundai Palisade 5,121 -7.0% 48,758 -0.5% 51
Ford Mustang Mach E 4,970 74.1% 22,645 43.1% 125
Toyota Corolla Cross 4,724 new 27,039 new 220
Hyundai Sonata 4,633 -56.5% 24,228 -62.6% 45
Subaru Ascent 4,489 -11.0% 35,420 6.0% 78
Lexus NX 4,433 -35.1% 24,048 -38.2% 81
Honda HR-V 4,322 -68.8% 77,338 -6.0% 26
Hyundai Kona 4,253 -50.4% 37,040 -37.5% 48
Honda Ridgeline 4,020 70.7% 23,817 -10.9% 100
Ford Ranger 3,973 -33.3% 37,813 -41.2% 42
Toyota Sienna 3,935 -58.9% 38,344 -42.9% 37
Lexus ES 3,926 -15.9% 25,804 -6.0% 94
Hyundai Accent 3,910 111.1% 11,340 -5.2% 157
Kia Seltos 3,790 -14.1% 23,556 -35.6% 87
Honda Passport 3,510 -23.6% 23,612 -24.5% 84
Ford Mustang 3,367 -18.4% 29,611 -17.9% 85
Ford Ecosport 3,225 -23.9% 21,149 -30.8% 102
Honda Odyssey 3,178 -53.5% 23,887 -56.1% 59
Mazda CX-50 2,983 new 7,770 new  –
Ford E-Series 2,810 13.9% 15,347 -22.5% 108
Hyundai Santa Cruz 2,801 3358.0% 21,004 25830.9% 200
Volvo XC90 2,588 -29.8% 19,820 -16.3% 106
Volvo XC60 2,576 -42.8% 19,908 -20.7% 99
Lexus GX 2,570 -1.4% 16,526 -8.3% 117
Subaru WRX 2,530 9.8% 8,744 -47.3% 124
Toyota Avalon 2,374 2.6% 10,494 -17.0% 158
Kia Carnival 2,241 -40.7% 12,479 -20.2% 132
Subaru Impreza 2,228 215.6% 16,554 -7.4% 112
Acura MDX 2,150 -49.9% 25,759 -37.3% 77
Toyota Venza 2,064 -59.6% 20,730 -49.4% 70
Kia Rio 1,992 -39.6% 16,910 -15.3% 119
Lincoln MKC/Corsair 1,985 231.4% 16,023 13.6% 145
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1,978 new 15,670 new 283
Lexus IS 1,948 -30.3% 12,859 -20.6% 148
Lincoln Aviator 1,927 71.1% 12,877 -0.8% 152
Mazda CX-9 1,919 -41.2% 18,099 -23.1% 113
Hyundai Venue 1,895 -28.8% 14,546 -17.9% 121
Ford Transit Connect 1,812 5.8% 15,919 -14.7% 129
Genesis GV80 1,774 -7.2% 9,379 -21.8% 154
Lincoln Nautilus 1,739 22.8% 13,594 5.8% 138
Kia EV6 1,716 new 14,284 new  –
Genesis GV70 1,698 8.3% 10,011 366.5% new
Toyota Prius 1,617 -71.8% 18,264 -59.0% 80
Subaru Legacy 1,610 -32.2% 13,945 -8.8% 146
Acura RDX 1,575 -72.8% 15,814 -52.8% 82
Toyota 86/GR86 1,432 20357.1% 7,609 630.9% 264
Acura Integra 1,429 new 2,925 new  –
Lincoln Navigator 1,317 32.0% 7,367 -28.0% 175
Honda Insight 1,175 -42.8% 6,897 -42.1% 161
Mazda3 1,165 -70.3% 16,020 -37.3% 107
Genesis G70 1,142 15.7% 7,904 36.8% 194
Volvo XC40 955 -62.0% 9,776 -43.7% 126
Acura TLX 859 -69.3% 7,981 -56.2% 130
Kia Niro 643 -75.7% 18,309 26.6% 128
Toyota C-HR 634 -82.7% 9,714 -65.4% 110
Lexus UX 605 -64.7% 6,534 -41.8% 164
Toyota Supra 538 0.2% 3,222 -36.6% 222
Kia Stinger 513 -63.8% 5,676 -28.3% 183
Volvo S60 478 -13.9% 3,740 -38.7% 196
Lexus LX 354 94.5% 2,151 -13.0% 236
Genesis GV60 284 new 517 new  –
Genesis G80 283 -51.7% 2,458 -31.3% 225
Mazda MX-5 Miata 268 -78.1% 3,068 -61.2% 197
Lexus LS 243 -36.4% 1,491 -43.4% 234
Lexus RC 236 -35.9% 1,386 -33.0% 241
Subaru BRZ 228 n/a 1,891 162.3% 250
Hyundai Veloster 174 24.3% 1,303 -13.2% 253
Volvo S90 91 264.0% 854 78.7% 270
Volvo C40 82 new 2,133 new 293
Toyota Mirai 62 -59.2% 1,420 -18.8% 245
Lexus LC 61 -80.5% 894 -52.6% 243
Volvo V60 52 -78.1% 794 -61.4% 239
Volvo V90 46 -11.5% 428 -21.2% 267
Acura NSX 34 385.7% 157 134.3% 285
Hyundai Nexo 29 -45.3% 300 60.4% 273
Acura ILX 26 -98.7% 6,293 -38.2% 181
Genesis G90 22 -82.7% 602 -39.1% 255
Toyota Sequoia 12 -98.4% 489 -90.3% 212
Mazda MX-30 8 new 324 new 289
Ford GT 6 -68.4% 64 -22.0% 284
Hyundai Ioniq 6 -99.6% 3,668 -71.2% 156
Honda Clarity FCV 1 -99.2% 208 -90.7% 246
Mazda6 1 -99.9% 335 -97.2% 173

Source: Manufacturers