The 25 Hottest Cars In America

Lexus GS

Photo: Lexus.com

Automakers released U.S. auto sales numbers for the month of September today, and as always, they broke out sales numbers into individual models for the public.Presented here are the 25 vehicles that showed the biggest jump in sales this month compared to last September.

All of the vehicles on the list are up at least 40 per cent from a year ago. The biggest gainer is up 427.7 per cent from last year.

Only 8 of the 25 vehicles on this list are made by U.S. automakers or their subsidiaries – the rest come from Japanese automakers like Toyota, Honda, and Nissan.

However, there are quite a few luxury vehicles on the list.

One thing is clear: the smaller models are hot right now as people transition away from gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs toward more efficient (including some hybrid and electric) smaller cars.

#25: Lexus RX

September sales: 7046

Change from a year ago: 40.8 per cent

Sticker price: $39,310

Source: Lexus.com

#24: Dodge Journey

September sales: 7627

Change from a year ago: 41.2 per cent

Sticker price: $19,495

Source: Dodge.com

#23: Jeep Patriot

September sales: 5428

Change from a year ago: 42.4 per cent

Sticker price: $15,995

Source: Jeep.com

#22: Chevy Cruze

September sales: 25,787

Change from a year ago: 42.5 per cent

Sticker price: $16,800

Source: Chevrolet.com

#21: Toyota Corolla

September sales: 23,026

Change from a year ago: 42.6 per cent

Sticker price: $16,130

Source: Toyota.com

#20: Toyota Highlander

September sales: 10,927

Change from a year ago: 44.8 per cent

Sticker price: $28,240

Source: Toyota.com

#19: Toyota Tacoma

September sales: 12,176

Change from a year ago: 48.9 per cent

Sticker price: $17,125

Source: Toyota.com

#18: Fiat 500

September sales: 4176

Change from a year ago: 50.6 per cent

Sticker price: $15,500

Source: FiatUSA.com

#17: Honda Ridgeline

September sales: 1060

Change from a year ago: 51.4 per cent

Sticker price: $29,350

Source: Honda.com

#16: Honda Accord

September sales: 29,182

Change from a year ago: 56.6 per cent

Sticker price: $21,480

Source: Honda.com

#15: Honda Civic

September sales: 21,546

Change from a year ago: 57.0 per cent

Sticker price: $15,955

Source: Honda.com

#14: Acura MDX

September sales: 4692

Change from a year ago: 60.4 per cent

Sticker price: $43,280

Source: Acura.com

#13: Hyundai Elantra

September sales: 5054

Change from a year ago: 67.3 per cent

Sticker price: $16,695

Source: HyundaiUSA.com

#12: Toyota Scion

September sales: 6743

Change from a year ago: 75.7 per cent

Sticker price: $16,020

Source: Scion.com

#11: Toyota RAV4

September sales: 13,796

Change from a year ago: 80.4 per cent

Sticker price: $22,650

Source: Toyota.com

#10: Lexus ES

September sales: 6553

Change from a year ago: 80.7 per cent

Sticker price: $36,100

Source: Lexus.com

#9: Honda Crosstour

September sales: 2138

Change from a year ago: 86.2 per cent

Sticker price: $27,755

Source: Honda.com

#8: Dodge Avenger

September sales: 8716

Change from a year ago: 89.1 per cent

Sticker price: $18,995

Source: Dodge.com

#7: Ford Focus

September sales: 19,736

Change from a year ago: 91.4 per cent

Sticker price: $16,200

Source: Ford.com

#6: Toyota Prius

September sales: 18,932

Change from a year ago: 103.0 per cent

Sticker price: $18,950

Source: Toyota.com

#5: Acura RDX

September sales: 2938

Change from a year ago: 119.9 per cent

Sticker price: $34,320

Source: Acura.com

#4: Infiniti FX

September sales: 1659

Change from a year ago: 127.6 per cent

Sticker price: $43,700

Source: InfinitiUSA.com

#3: Chevy Volt

September sales: 2851

Change from a year ago: 294.3 per cent

Sticker price: $31,645

Source: Chevrolet.com

#2: Lexus GS

September sales: 1454

Change from a year ago: 408.4 per cent

Sticker price: $46,900

Source: Lexus.com

#1: Chevy Sonic

September sales: 7525

Change from a year ago: 427.7 per cent

Sticker price: $14,200

Source: Chevrolet.com

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