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New and Used Passenger Car and Light Truck Sales and Leases

(Thousands of vehicles)

Embedded Dataset Excel:

Dataset Excel:

table_01_17_052623.xlsx (30.3 KB)


Prior to 2010, Average price cannot be calculated from the data presented in this table because the vehicle sales and value of sales are from different sources.

Components may not add to totals due to rounding.

Years 2010 and later may not be comparable to previous years, due to different sources.

Light truck or light-duty truck is a US classification for trucks or truck-based vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rate (GVWR) up to 8,500 lbs and a payload capacity up to 4,000 lbs. This incudes vans, minivans, sport utility vehicles(SUVs), and pickup trucks.

Leases include private and retail figures, corporate or government fleet leases are not included.

Edmunds sales include vehicles up to class 5 with GVWR 19,500 lbs.


KEY: U = data are not available.

a New vehicle leases are sold by the dealer to a finance company that manages the lease, causing them to be included by default in most car sales figures.

b Used vehicle sales include sales from franchised dealers, independent dealers, and casual sales. 

c Includes leased vehicles.


New vehicle sales and leases:

1990-2009: CNW Research, personal communication, Mar. 22, 2011.

2010-22: Edmunds, personal communication, May 13, 2020, May 24, 2021, Apr. 14, 2022, and Apr. 28, 2023.

Used vehicle sales and average price:

1990-2009: Manheim Consulting, personal communication, Mar. 15, 2011.

2010-19: Edmunds, Used Vehicle Report, available at as of Apr. 10, 2020.