We'd like to take this moment to give Chrysler, in particular, a shout-out for the month of July, 2014. Not only was it the brand's best July since 2005, it also marks the 52nd straight month that the automaker improved sales over the same month a year prior. The Pentastar has special reason to be proud of its Jeep brand, which has remained very near the top of our sales charts in sales percentage growth all year.

While we're on the subject of positive streaks, our second shout-out for the month goes to Subaru, which recorded the best month of sales in company history. The only real dog of the month in the Subaru kennel was the Tribeca, with just 43 of them sold last month; sales were led last month, as has been the case for as long as we can recall, by the Forester, followed by the Outback. In other news, Toyota/Lexus surged past Ford/Lincoln last month to climb into second place in overall sales.

It wasn't a great month for all automakers, though. Jaguar sales were down again, though the automaker itself was propped up by its corporate sibling, Land Rover; Honda and Acura combined to post a sales decline of nearly four percent for the month; Cadillac stood as the only brand in GM's portfolio to post a sales decline – though it's certainly worth noting that GM sales were again up overall in spite of its massive spate of recalls this year – and it would have looked even worse for Caddy if not for the boost it got from its new Escalade. But the biggest loser of July, 2014, again looks to be Volkswagen. While the GTI posted a nice increase in sales, nothing else looked very positive for VW last month, leading to a sales decline of nearly 15 percent. Hey, at least the German automaker managed to sell a single, solitary and awfully lonely Routan last month...

The SAAR, or seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales, is once again forecast at well over 16 million for the full year. Analysts and automakers vary on their estimates, with some projections closer to 17 million units than 16 million. We'll keep tracking that information as the year progresses.

If you just can't get enough monthly sales data, feel free to peruse past sales recaps by checking out our By The Numbers category here.



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      yonomo200
      • 4 Months Ago
      Honda lol...
      mao893kim
      • 4 Months Ago
      Hyundai launched their all new Sonata in June, had a full month to sell and sales are down (dsr basis)?! Guess the bogus mileage claims and recalls alienated would be customers.
        knightrider_6
        • 4 Months Ago
        @mao893kim
        Did you fail the math class in elementary school? Sonata's DSR for July 2014 was 868, compared to 756 from July 2013. That's an increase of 15%
      RGT881
      • 4 Months Ago
      Low interest rates? Check. Generous incentives/discounts? You bet. Long-term financing deals >5 years? Of course! Under water customers in 3 years? Totally!
        Justin
        • 4 Months Ago
        @RGT881
        ding ding ding. Car loans are the next housing bubble.
          mao893kim
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Justin
          Yeah, cuz so many people speculate on an asset that is guaranteed to decline in value...
        normc32
        • 4 Months Ago
        @RGT881
        That might explain Lexus bump in sales. Must be some good lease deals!
          Zoom
          • 4 Months Ago
          @normc32
          Norm... IS is bran new, lowest priced model. Durrrr. NX and new RX will seal Lexus' fate as best selling lux brand. No niche vehicles necessary. Sorry Germany.
      Basil Exposition
      • 4 Months Ago
      Damn Jeep is an absolute powerhouse. 6th most popular brand in the country outsold only by Hyundai, Honda, and the full-line makes.
      fin
      • 4 Months Ago
      And the Jeep Renegade coming soon.
      Judyz
      • 4 Months Ago
      Welcome to backwards world. Where Smart posts increases with the same crap car they have been building for eons. Mitsubishi launches one of the most thoroughly panned cars ever. So bad that every journalist takes a swing at it and they see big sales. GM launches a horrible recall blitz with lawsuits and people dying and people flock to buy them. The press slams jeep for building a new ugly and everyone wants one. It really does seem like there is no such thing as bad press these days. The moment late night hosts start making you the butt of their jokes sales go up because otherwise people wouldn't have even heard of your product.
      Brandon
      • 4 Months Ago
      Good for Jeep, I love their new lineup and I know this may be an unpopular opinion but From seeing it on the road I actually like the way the new Cherokee looks.
        bullitt2605
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Brandon
        I don't care for the new look but I am obviously in the minority as they are selling so well. Good for them.
      cpmanx
      • 4 Months Ago
      Remember all those debates about why the A3 is hugely outselling the CLA? Scratch that. The CLA outsold the A3 in July.
      bullitt2605
      • 4 Months Ago
      Around here you see a lot of young people in VW's. They will learn.
        RGT881
        • 4 Months Ago
        @bullitt2605
        Well there is a shortage of Golfs and GTIs. Otherwise, yep Passat is a non-compete, Tiguan and Touareg are outdated, so all the pressure is on the Jetta, which is also getting a bit old.
          bullitt2605
          • 4 Months Ago
          @RGT881
          There are just so many other options that come to mind that don't look so plain and have better quality, Mazda 6, Accord, Fusion even the next gen Camry puts it to shame.
          jphyundai
          • 4 Months Ago
          @RGT881
          The purchase of a Jetta is hard to justify because the fuel economy of a gas Jetta is not especially good.
      Max Bramante
      • 4 Months Ago
      Toyota/Lexus rocks, VW/Audi sux. Again. Yet.
        Brandon
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Max Bramante
        Who let you back in? Somebody must've left the back door open... P.S. your spelling "sux" Max, please do everyone a favor and stay gone.
      ferps
      • 4 Months Ago
      How is that Maserati can make a truly mediocre product, the Ghibli, and their sales explode? Meanwhile, the Jaguar F-type is universally praised, the rest of their lineup has been refreshed with more engines options, yet their sales are in the toilet.
      fuzzyfish6
      • 4 Months Ago
      I guess the Cherokee is a sales failure after all, the haters were right!
        oscarp
        • 4 Months Ago
        @fuzzyfish6
        Cherokee is a great product plagued with many problems. Transmission problems are the worst ! I just traded in mine after less that 5000 miles and three software updates that did not solve the transmission problems
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