There are hundreds of different car models sold by dozens of automotive manufacturers each and every year. So when a single model strikes a chord with people, it’s generally pretty special. The best-selling models of all time are generally ones that have been around for decades, but that isn’t the only key to success. They need to stay current and competitive from generation to generation. They have to continue to evolve to appeal to car buyers. Some automakers are very good at this, others, not so much.
Many of these best-selling cars are still sold today, which means the rankings from one year to the next will stay pretty consistent. The following list was created using data from a number of sources and best-selling car lists. It also incorporates recorded sales numbers since those sources were published. These are the best-selling cars of all time, and they all have their merits.
25. Ford Mustang
Models Sold: Over 9 million
Ford’s Mustang has been consistently popular since its debut in 1964. While it can’t compete with some of the more practical cars on this list, its something-for-everybody sporty appeal makes it one of Ford’s most well-known, respected, and profitable vehicles. From sprightly commuter to over-the-top muscle car, the Mustang is that rare automotive icon with sales numbers that can match its reputation.