July 2009 Hybrid Car Sales Numbers

This month’s dashboard is an abbreviated “summer vacation” version. We’re keeping it simple and just reporting the sales numbers. Hybrid sales in July grew to a whopping 3.55 percent of the new car market—its largest market share ever.

Our information is based on hybrid sales as reported by the manufacturers. For each model, this month’s sales are shown compared to sales in the previous month and at the same time last year. We also examine hybrid market share by model and manufacturer.

Hybrids sold in the US (July 2009): 35,429

US hybrid sales for July 2009

Model Units vs. last month vs. July 2008 CYTD vs. CYTD 2008
Prius 19,173 47.5% 29.7% 74,924 29.5%
Insight 2,295 10.4% n/a 9,819 n/a
Camry 2,509 19.9% 5.1% 15,516 -53.2%
Fusion 2,589 25.8% n/a 7,999 n/a
Civic 969 -38.8% -71.8% 13,297 -40.8%
Escape 2,329 79.8% 130.4% 9,511 -14.6%
Highlander 1,171 6.6% -14.6% 7,530 -47.8%
Altima 1,030 54.7% 44.1% 4,204 33.2%
RX400h 1,369 159.8% -4.9% 7,167 -31.6%
Malibu 476 -2.7% 36.4% 3,107 382.5%
Tahoe 254 0.4% 22.7% 1,964 68.5%
Vue 269 12.6% -25.7% 1,776 49.6%
Milan 221 18.8% n/a 750 n/a
Escalade 167 7.7% n/a 1,050 n/a
Yukon 117 -15.8% -18.8% 1,076 20.9%
Silverado 180 46.3% n/a 650 n/a
Mariner 214 94.5% -15.7% 923 -40.4%
Aura 24 -57.1% -17.2% 214 67.2%
GS450h 45 66.7% 12.5% 253 -49.3%
LS600hL 28 -9.7% -66.3% 185 -74.3
All hybrids 35,429 35.2% 31.8% 161,956 -23.3%
All vehicles 996,890 15.9% -12.3% 5,807,035 -32.2%

U.S. hybrid market historical sales (1999 – 2009)

United States Yearly Sales