All the sales data for 2013 has been reported by every automaker, which means we have the numbers to sift through to find the 10 worst-selling vehicles of 2013. Unlike the best-sellers, this infamous list of ten isn't bragged about in press releases, so we have to compile the data ourselves.

Like every year, we do have parameters to ensure the list includes legitimately bad-selling vehicles and not just canceled vehicles and the playthings of the uber-wealthy.

The first and most important qualifier is a starting price below $100,000. This clears the list of supercars and ultra luxury vehicles, otherwise it'd be full of Ferraris and Rolls-Royces. The second is that a vehicle must have been on sale and in production for the entire year, which excludes cars that were cancelled like the Volkswagen Routan. Some vehicles, like the Acura ZDX, Volvo C30 and Cadillac Escalade EXT, will be cancelled in 2014, but they were produced and sold all of last year as 2013 models (the C30 did end production sometime in December). Lastly, we only consider vehicles as they're reported by the automakers, which means the Golf R earned a spot this year because its sales were reported separately from the standard Golf and GTI, but the Murano CrossCabriolet remains, sadly, ineligible because its sales are lumped in with the Murano.

With Suzuki officially out of the picture in 2013, a few vacancies needed filling on our list. Scroll down to see which cars earned the ignominious honor, including a new worst seller of the year, a vehicle that recorded the lowest annual sales we've seen in the past three years.
10. Cadillac Escalade EXT
Units Sold: 1,972 (+2%)
Last Year: 5th place
MRSP: $63,060

9. Volvo S80
Units Sold: 1,935 (-41%)
Last Year: --
MRSP: $39,900

8. VW Golf R
Units Sold: 1,598 (-59%)
Last Year: --
MRSP: $34,195

7. Subaru Tribeca
Units Sold: 1,598 (-23%)
Last Year: 7th place
MRSP: $34,095

6. Volvo C30
Units Sold: 1,361 (-51.9%)
Last Year: 10th place
MRSP: $25,500

5. Jaguar XK
Units Sold: 1,346 (-18%)
Last Year: --
MRSP: $79,000

4. Nissan GT-R
Units Sold: 1,236 (+4%)
Last Year: 4th place
MSRP: $99,590

3. Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Units Sold: 1,029 (+75%)
Last Year: 1st place
MRSP: $22,995

2. Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
Units Sold: 682 (-2.8%)
Last Year: 2nd place
MRSP: $18,595

1. Acura ZDX
Units Sold: 361 (-53.4%)
Last Year: 3rd place
MSRP: $50,920

Want a little more "worst-selling" data? Check out our priors lists of top 10 worst selling vehicles of 2012 and top 10 worst-selling vehicles of 2011.


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      tylermars.design
      • 11 Months Ago
      worst selling? or least sold?
      ajk724
      • 11 Months Ago
      I don't even see Tribecas here in Oregon, where 1 out of 10 vehicles on the road is a Subaru.
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 11 Months Ago
      I just want to know if anyone has bought a Nissan Murano convertable, that's all. I want to give them a big five in the form of a slap that's all.
      Paul
      • 11 Months Ago
      This is hilarious. The golf r is on this list because it was limited production and it sold out.
      Brian
      • 11 Months Ago
      Some of these cars are very popular in Europe.
      Black Dyanmite
      • 11 Months Ago
      No wonder sales are so low! How are you gonna sell a car with a paint job like that? BD
      miketim1
      • 11 Months Ago
      Why are people crying over the nissan gtr being on the list? Its still a mass production car and the price tag isnt sky high to keep it off the list and it is a Nissan at the end of the day. There are plenty of performance cars that sell more and are the same kind of car.
        Mike Smith
        • 11 Months Ago
        @miketim1
        Porsche 911 equates to plenty in your lexus world huh, as it's the only one. lol The GTR has outsold the SRT Viper and Audi R8, yr over yr.
        • 11 Months Ago
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        cfyung85
        • 11 Months Ago
        @miketim1
        It is a mass produced super car but still low in volume compared to other performance cars, especially when the engine is hand built by only 4 guys. Plus, Nissan managed to sell every single one even before it leaves the Tochigi plant. And I'm serious, because when I ordered mine, it was not even built yet! Ordered mine in February, work order approved in March, car officially built and approved by the track tester in April, and finally reached Calgary almost mid May 2013 just in time for tracking. Yes it is a Nissan, and it eats Porsches for breakfast everyday. One of worst selling cars? Definitely not.
          miketim1
          • 11 Months Ago
          @cfyung85
          Honestly I think your just butt hurt about anything negative being said about the GTR. Relax guy its still a great performing car.
        bubciak
        • 11 Months Ago
        @miketim1
        Wisely said !
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      Synner 40
      • 11 Months Ago
      honestly I think the GTR shouldn't be included on this list due to its "super car-ish" nature. and win a price tag of 90-100k not everyone is going to buy one as a daily driver. As with the Golf R,it's basically the hardcore VW fan car,much like the EVO is to Mitsubishi and WRX STi is to Subaru. most people are content with the Lancer/Impreza or in this case the Golf/Golf GTi. they don't really want a 200+ AWD turbo'd daily driver. so I think it should be excluded.
      BahamaTodd
      • 11 Months Ago
      ZDX forum general discussion section - a spam filled wasteland: http://www.zdxforum.com/forum/acura-zdx-general-discussion/ lol
      cfyung85
      • 11 Months Ago
      To be really honest the Nissan GTR should not even be in the list. I myself own a 2014 Nissan GTR and it took the dealership in Calgary, Canada 5 months just to deliver a white color premium from Japan to me. When I ordered mine back in February 2013, there are already a buck load of orders of different GTRs in the same dealership lot. They should have included (number sold/number produced) over a period of time in the equation. The GTR will very likely be close to 1 (as you can see Nissan sold 1236 GTRs and according to Nissan, they will only produce roughly 1000 GTRs in one year).
      S.
      • 11 Months Ago
      Congrats to the ZDX on their 3rd year on the list and finally fighting their way to #1!!
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