2021 (Full Year) USA: Toyota and Lexus Sales by Model

In 2021, Toyota and Lexus car sales increased by over 10% to become the largest carmaker in the USA with the RAV4 and RX the best-selling models.

In 2021, Toyota and Lexus car sales in the USA increased by over 10% with the RAV4 and RX the best-selling models.
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In full-year 2021, Toyota Motor North America increased sales in the USA by just over 10% with both Toyota and Lexus brands increasing sales by similar numbers. Toyota claimed to be the number one retail brand for the tenth consecutive year and the number one seller of electrified vehicles in the USA for the 22nd consecutive year. The most popular Toyota model in the US was the RAV4 while the RX was the best-selling Lexus model. The Toyota Camry was the top-selling passenger car in the USA for the 20th consecutive year in 2021.

Toyota and Lexus Sales in the USA in 2021

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported U.S. sales of 2,332,262 vehicles in 2021, an increase of 10.4 percent on a volume basis and an increase of 11.5 percent on a DSR basis. Toyota became the largest carmaker (including light passenger vehicles) in the USA as GM brands Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC delivered only 2,218,228 (-13%) vehicles. GM was the largest producer for 90 years ‚ÄĒ it was last outsold in the US by Ford in 1931. In 2020, TMNA sold 2,112,941 vehicles in the USA.

Toyota brand had U.S. sales of 2,027,786 vehicles, up 10.3 percent on a volume basis and up 11.4 percent on a DSR basis.

Lexus brand had U.S. sales of 304,476 vehicles, up 10.7 percent on a volume basis and up 11.8 percent on a DSR basis.

‚ÄúDespite a second consecutive year of challenges, TMNA focused on delivering an exceptional customer experience, and we remain optimistic as our electrification strategy further evolves,‚ÄĚ said Jack Hollis, senior vice president, Automotive Operations Group, TMNA. ‚ÄúThanks to our phenomenal dealers and world-class purchasing and manufacturing teams, our inventory continues to improve and we‚Äôre preparing to introduce 21 all-new, refreshed or special edition vehicles in 2022.‚ÄĚ

Toyota US Sales Highlights in 2021 (Full Year)

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) claimed several US sales highlights for 2021:

  • Number one seller of electrified powered vehicles (EPV) for 22 consecutive years
  • 2021 EPV sales totaled 583,697 vehicles, an increase of 73.2 percent
  • EPV sales make up one-quarter of TMNA‚Äôs 2021 sales volume
  • 18 total EPVs available in dealerships between both the Toyota and Lexus brands, the most among any automaker, with two more in showrooms by middle of 2022
  • TMNA passenger cars make up approximately 22 percent of the segment ‚Äď a record ‚Äď and will finish number one in segment for the 10th¬†consecutive year, and number one for 18 of the past 19 years.

Toyota brand sales highlights in the USA in full calendar year 2021 included:

  • Number one retail brand for the 10th¬†consecutive year
  • Number one passenger car market share for 10th¬†consecutive year
  • Division‚Äôs EPV sales up 80.6 percent in 2021
  • Camry best-selling passenger car in the U.S. for 20th¬†consecutive year
  • Highlander best-selling midsized SUV for the 6th¬†consecutive year
  • RAV4 best-selling SUV in the U.S. for 5th¬†consecutive year
  • Sienna best-selling retail small van in the U.S. for the first-time ever
  • Tacoma best-selling small pickup for 17th¬†consecutive year
  • All-time best-ever year for:
    • Total EPV
    • Total Light Truck
    • Corolla Hybrid
    • Mirai
    • RAV4 Hybrid
    • RAV4 Prime
    • Highlander Hybrid
    • Sienna
    • 4Runner
    • Tacoma

Lexus brand sales highlights in the USA in full calendar year 2021 included:

  • Lexus EPV sales up 24.6 percent in 2021
  • Number one light truck market share for 3rd¬†consecutive year
  • NX (gas, hybrid and plug-in) best-selling entry luxury SUV
  • Passenger car sales up 12.9 percent in 2021; IS sees 61.8 percent increase
  • All-time best-ever year for:
    • Total EPV
    • Total Light Truck
    • Total RX
    • Total UX (UX and UX Hybrid)
    • Total LC (LC, LC Convertible and LC Hybrid)
    • NX Hybrid
    • ES AWD

Toyota and Lexus Sales in the USA by Model in 2021 (Full Year)

Toyota and Lexus sales by car and SUV / truck model in the USA in full calendar year 2021 were as follows:

Toyota and Lexus sales by car and SUV / truck model in the USA in full calendar year 2021 were as follows:

Toyota and Lexus sales by electrified powered vehicle model in the USA in full calendar year 2021 were as follows:

Toyota and Lexus sales by electrified powered vehicle model in the USA in full calendar year 2021 were as follows:

Car Sales by Brand in the USA in 2021 (Full Year)

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Note: Sales data as provided by manufacturers. Definitions may vary.

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. for more than 60 years and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands, plus our nearly 1,500 dealerships.

Toyota has created a tremendous value chain and directly employs more than 36,000 in the U.S. The company has contributed world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 30 million cars and trucks at our 9 manufacturing plants, 10 including our joint venture in Alabama that began production in September 2021.