2022 (Full Year) USA: Kia America US Car Sales by Model

In full-year 2022, Kia America car sales in the USA were 1.1% lower with the Sportage and Forte being the most popular models.

In full-year 2022, Kia America car sales in the USA were 1.1% lower with the Sportage and Forte being the most popular models.
2023 Kia Sportage HEV © Kia America

2022 (January to December): Kia America sold 1.1% fewer cars in the US but strong sales at the end of the year hint at a more positive 2023. A record two-thirds of all Kia vehicles sold in the USA in 2022 were SUVs. The Sportage was again the best-selling Kia model in the USA in 2022.

Kia America Car Sales in the USA in 2022 (Full Year)

In the full calendar year 2022, Kia vehicle sales in the USA contracted by 1.1% to 693,549 vehicles compared to 701,416 in 2021 which was the record year in the company’s 30-year history. More positive for Kia was record sales in the final quarter of 2022.

Kia’s annual retail sales volume was 654,554 vehicles — an increase of 1.7 percent compared to the previous retail record in 2021.

Kia America Sales per Car Model in 2022

Kia America reported sales per vehicle model as follows in 2022:

Kia ModelFY 2022FY 2021

In 2022, the Sportage replaced the Forte as the most popular Kia model in the US.

Sales of Kia’s SUVs and utility vehicles represented 66.8-percent of the brand’s overall 2022 sales total led by Sportage, Telluride, and Sorento, In addition, three SUV models achieved new full-year records – Sportage, Telluride, and Niro.

Car Sales by Brand in the USA in 2022 (Full Year)

Car Sales by Brand in the USA in 2022 (Full Year):

NOTE: “Sales” as reported by the various brands generally refer to deliveries and not necessarily sales to the customer or final registration. Terms and definitions may vary. All statistics are provided by respective car manufacturers unless clearly marked otherwise.

About Kia America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top automotive quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and offers a range of gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electrified vehicles sold through a network of over 750 dealers in the U.S., including several cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America*.

* The K5, Sportage, Sorento, and Telluride (excludes HEV and PHEV models) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

About the author:

Henk Bekker

Henk Bekker is a freelance writer with over 20 years of experience in online writing. His best-selling cars website has been reporting car sales statistics since 2008 with classic car auction prices focusing on the most expensive automobiles sold at public auctions in the past decade. He also owns the travel websites European-Traveler.com and Lake Geneva Switzerland. Henk holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and an MSc in Finance from the University of London.