Mustang still tops in muscle car sales; Camaro drops to third [Sales Report]

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

Although the Chevy Camaro saw an 11 percent increase in sales for July, buyers don’t seem to be as interested in the American muscle car as they were a year ago.

Looking at the overall year to date sales from 2015 and 2016, the Camaro dropped the most, experiencing a decrease of 15 percent overall.

The Camaro also continued to stay in last place for sales among American muscle cars in July despite seeing a surge in sales compared to June’s figures. Sales in July went up to 5,520 compared to June’s 4,969, or 551 more.

The figures looked bleaker for the Camaro comparing sales in June 2015 and June 2016. Chevy saw sales decrease about 26 percent in June 2016.

2017 chevrolet camaro zl1

The Ford Mustang continued to reign as leader among muscle cars with 9,565 sales in July. However, the Mustang saw about a 2.2 percent decrease in sales compared to June’s figures of 9,776. When comparing sales from June 2015 and June 2016, the Mustang actually saw about a 13 percent increase. But when looking at the year to date sales from 2015 and 2016, the Mustang actually saw a decrease in overall sales of about 5.5 percent.

The Mustang, however, sold about 4,000 more than the Dodge Challenger, which had the second highest sales out of the America muscle cars for July. Dodge sold 5,619 Challengers during the month.

That was about a three percent increase over June’s sales of 5,479. The Challenger also saw fewer sales compared to the Mustang when looking at figures for June 2015 and June 2016. Although the Challenger sold more in June 2016 compared to June 2015, it was only a 7 percent increase, and it didn’t see double digit increases like the Mustang.

Comparing year to date sales from 2015 to 2016, the Challenger like its other counterparts saw an overall decrease in sales with 6 percent less.

2015 Dodge Challenger

American Muscle Car Sales Chart – July 2016

July 2016 # June 2016 # July ’16/June ’16 % June 2016/2015 YTD 2016 # YTD 2016/2015 %
Ford Mustang 9,565 9,776 -2.2% 12.8% 72,530 -5.5%
Dodge Challenger 5,619 5,479 2.6% 7.0% 39,998 -6.0%
Chevrolet Camaro 5,520 4,969 11.1% -26.1% 42,354 -15.4%

Check out this related TFLcar Hot or Not video of the 2016 Ford Mustang GT vs the 2016 Chevy Camaro SS: