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Ford Sells 105,932 Mustangs in 2016 – Reigns Top Dog of Pony Car Sales

January 4, 2017
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Ford Motor Company has released its 2016 sales figures, and it looks like the Mustang is once again the top dog of pony car sales.


  • 105,932 Mustangs Sold in 2016
  • 72,705  Camaros Sold in 2016
  • 64,433 Challengers Sold in 2016

In all, the company sold 105,932 Ford Mustangs last year, down 19 percent from the 122,349 the company sold in 2015. December 2016 sales accounted 7,064 of those Mustangs.

“December marked Ford’s best retail performance since 2004, with average transaction prices increasing $1,600 for the month – $1,000 more than the industry average,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service.

Camaro Scores Number Two Spot

In looking at the competition, Chevrolet reported it sold 72,705  Camaros in 2016, down 6 percent from the 77,502 the company sold in 2015. The company’s December sales accounted for 7,000 Camaros.

“We finished 2016 with a strong December, reflecting the continued strength of GM’s U.S. retail and commercial businesses,” said Kurt McNeil, GM’s vice president of U.S. Sales Operations. “We begin 2017 well positioned to continue growing our U.S. retail business, driven by all-new products like the Chevrolet Equinox and Traverse being launched into key, growing U.S. market segments.”

Dodge Challenger Third in Overall Sales

As for the Dodge Challenger, Dodge reported it sold 64,433 of the cars last year. In all, yearly sales were down 3 percent compared to the 66,377 Challengers sold in 2015.

Last month Dodge unveiled the new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT, the world’s first and only all-wheel-drive American muscle coupe. The Challenger GT joins the Dodge Charger AWD to complete the Dodge lineup of all-wheel-drive muscle cars, delivering year-round performance.

Sources: Ford Motor Company, General Motors, FCA US LLC

Jonathan Lamas has a passion for the Ford Mustang that spans more than 30 years. In addition to his work as an automotive journalist, Jonathan has spent quality seat time in countless Mustangs as both an owner and an enthusiast. He's also a member of the Mustang Club of American. He's owned more than a dozen Mustangs over the years, and is the proud owner of a 2008 Bullitt Mustang.

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