The 21 Best-Selling Cars In America

U.S. automakers closed out 2013 with weak sales figures, reporting a seasonally-adjusted sales rate of 15.6 million units in December when analysts called for 16.0 million.

Chrysler and Ford were in the green, but both missed analyst expectations. GM tanked 6.3% when analysts were looking for a 1.5% gain.

“An expected post-Christmas surge in [light vehicle] sales fell somewhat short of industry expectations,” according to Wards Auto.

“Renewed upside was expected in the second half of the month, but overall December sales may show a 5% pullback after jumping 8% in November,” Morgan Stanley’s Ted Wieseman wrote clients.

Still, some cars were hotter than others. We picked out the 21 best-selling cars in December.

21. Chevy Malibu

December sales: 15,493

Per cent change from a year ago: 33.2%

Sticker Price: $US22,140

Source: GM

20. Ford Focus

December sales: 15,569

Per cent change from a year ago: -31.1%

Sticker Price: $US16,810

Source: Ford

19. Ford Explorer

December sales: 15,660

Per cent change from a year ago: -6.2%

Sticker Price: $US30,015

Source: Ford

18. Toyota Prius

December sales: 15,720

Per cent change from a year ago: -21.6%

Sticker Price: $US24,200

Source: Toyota

17. Jeep Grand Cherokee

December sales: 16,517

Per cent change from a year ago: -4.0%

Sticker Price: $US28,995

Source: Chrysler

16. Chevy Equinox

December sales: 17,212

Per cent change from a year ago: -12.0%

Sticker Price: $US24,440

Source: GM

15. GMC Sierra

December sales: 17,854

Per cent change from a year ago: -4.6%

Sticker Price: $26,075

Source: GM

13. Toyota RAV4

December sales: 20,970

Per cent change from a year ago: 46.1%

Sticker Price: $US23,300

Source: Toyota

12. Hyundai Elantra

December sales: 21,692

Per cent change from a year ago: 14.0%

Sticker Price: $US17,200

Source: Hyundai

11. Toyota Corolla

December sales: 22,562

Per cent change from a year ago: -8.6%

Sticker Price: $US16,800

Source: Toyota

10. Ford Fusion

December sales: 24,408

Per cent change from a year ago: 26.6%

Sticker Price: $US21,970

Source: Ford

9. Ford Escape

December sales: 24,262

Per cent change from a year ago: 21.5%

Sticker Price: $US22,700

Source: Ford

8. Nissan Altima

December sales: 24,816

Per cent change from a year ago: 3.5%

Sticker Price: $US22,010

Source: Nissan

7. Honda CR-V

December sales: 28,759

Per cent change from a year ago: 16.2%

Sticker Price: $US22,945

Source: Honda

6. Honda Civic

December sales: 29,000

Per cent change from a year ago: -8.9%

Sticker Price: $US18,390

Source: Honda

5. Toyota Camry

December sales: 29,964

Per cent change from a year ago: -4.6%

Sticker Price: $US22,425

Source: Toyota

4. Honda Accord

December sales: 32,321

Per cent change from a year ago: 14.2%

Sticker Price: $US21,955

Source: Honda

3. Dodge Ram

December sales: 33,405

Per cent change from a year ago: 11%

Sticker Price: $US29,740 (2014 Ram 1500)

Source: Chrysler

2. Chevy Silverado

December sales: 42,593

Per cent change from a year ago: -16.0%

Sticker Price: $US25,575 (2014 Silverado 1500)

Source: GM

1. Ford F-Series

December sales: 74,592

Per cent change from a year ago: 8.4%

Sticker Price: $24,445 (2014 F-150)

Source: Ford

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