Ford Mustang Leads All Sporty 2-Door Sales for 2016
We have already brought you the news that the Ford Mustang was the bestselling American muscle car for 2016 and the Chevrolet Corvette was the bestselling premium sports coupe for 2016, but today, we bring you a look at the total rundown for sporty, 2-door coupe and convertible sales in America last year. This list includes a diverse spread of vehicles, ranging from the lower cost Ford Mustang or Mazda Miata and topping out with the likes of the BMW i8, the Audi R8 and the Dodge Viper.
While these vehicles represent several different sub-segments of the American auto industry, they are all 2-door models designed with some measure of performance in mind across their entire lineup. This list does not include vehicles which are offered as both coupes and sedans, as many automakers which take this route do not split up the sales numbers. An example of the Honda Civic, which is offered as a coupe and it does have the performance oriented Si trimline – the Civic coupe in general is not intended to be a 2-door sports model. Another example is the Fiat 500, which is only offered as a 2-door, but even with the high performance Abarth models – it majority of 500s sold are clearly not sporty models.
On the other hand, the cars on the list below are all designed by their respective automakers to be sporty and fun to drive – if not very fast and very powerful.
The Top 5 Remain the Same
First up, we have the 5 bestselling sporty 2-door models in America for 2016 – which are the exact same cars in the exact same order as 2015.
The Ford Mustang claimed the top spot with 105,932 units sold, followed by the Chevrolet Camaro in 2nd, the Dodge Challenger in 3rd, the Chevrolet Corvette in 4th and the Lexus RC in 5th – all of which saw a fairly substantial decline in sales from 2015 to 2016. However, since the decline in sales was pretty much industry-wide, the top 5 from last year were able to hold onto their spots atop the charts.
6-10 are All Jumbled Up
Next up, we have the 6th through 10th positions, and while these 5 cars were all in the 6-10 spots last year, several of them have shifted around for 2016.
The Mazda Miata and the Toyota 86 (formerly the Scion FRS) flipped for 2016, finishing 6th (Miata) and 8th (86) after sitting in the opposite slots in 2015. The Porsche 911 was 7th for 2016, just like it was in 2015, and as the Porsche Boxster/Cayman moved from 10th to 9th – the Nissan 370Z dropped from 9th to 10th.
It should be noted that the Nissan 370Z was the last car on the list to move more than 5,000 units, as all of the rest were well below that mark.
11th through 18th
The next group contains the 11th through 18th cars on the list, and I picked this odd grouping because all of these vehicles sold at least 1,000 units in 2016. All of the cars in the top 10 moved at least 5,000 units and this next group ranged from 1,187 through 4,141.
That highest number of 4,141 belongs to the Subaru BRZ in 11th spot, followed by the Mercedes Benz SLC in 12th, the Mercedes Benz SL in 13th, the Infiniti Q60 in 14th, the Audi TT in 15th, the BMW i8 in 16th, the Mercedes Benz AMG GT in 17th and the BMW Z4 finished 18th.
The Final 4
The last 4 cars in our list of the bestselling sporty 2-door cars in America include the Audi R8 in 19th, the Nissan GTR in 20th, the Dodge Viper in 21st and the Alfa Romeo 4C in 22nd.
Check out the list below for a look at the 22 bestselling 2-door sporty cars in America with their 2016 sales numbers.
The Bestselling Sporty 2-Door Cars in America for 2016:
1-Ford Mustang – 105,932
2-Chevrolet Camaro – 72,705
3-Dodge Challenger – 64,433
4-Chevrolet Corvette – 29,995
5-Lexus RC - 11,165
6-Mazda Miata – 9,465
7-Porsche 911 – 8,901
8-Toyota 86 - 7,457
9-Porsche Boxster/Cayman – 6,260
10-Nissan 370Z - 5,913
11-Subaru BRZ – 4,141
12-Mercedes Benz SLC - 3,397
13-Mercedes Benz SL – 3,722
14-Infiniti Q60 – 3,970
15-Audi TT - 3,044
16-BMW i8 – 1,594
17-Mercedes Benz AMG GT – 1,227
18-BMW Z4 – 1,187
19-Audi R8 - 736
20-Nissan GTR - 698
21-Dodge Viper - 630
22-Alfa Romeo 4C - 480