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Subaru U.S. Sales Year by Year Totals
subject to change and correction
Model year
Comments
US Front Wheel Drive Sales
US All Wheel Drive Sales
Total year
sales, US
1968
1st Subaru, the 360, imported to the US- 332 cars sold
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332
1969 360- 2082, FF-1 325  
2407
1970 360 - 1,480; FF-1 4,110

5,590
1971 360 1,675; FF-1 12,487

14,162
1972 360 942; FF-1 23,114
 
24.056
1973
4 door 7756; wagon 8,616, 2dr/HT/3dr 21,421    
37,793
1974
4door 5,327, wagon  5,630,  2dr/HT/3dr 12,023    
22,980
1975
4door 8,076, wagon 13,126 ,  2dr/HT/3dr 20,385
38,578
3,009
41,587
1976
4door 6,853, wagon 16,124,  2dr/HT/3dr 25,951    
48,928
1977
4door 10,109, wagon 36,021,  2dr/HT/3dr 33,343, Brat 1,353    
80,826
1978
4door 10,870, wagon 41,079,  2dr/HT/3dr28,380, Brat 22,945    
103,274
1979
4door 14,343, wagon 57,842,  2dr/HT/3dr 15,931, Hacthback 16,314, Brat 23,441    
127,871
1980
4door 21,102, wagon 53,607,  2dr/HT/3dr 18,417, Hatchback 37,839, Brat 12,003     
142,968
1981
4door 28,354, wagon 71,805,  2dr/HT/3dr 20,552, Hatchback 25,798, Brat 5553     
152,062
1982
4door 28,259, wagon 74,425,  2dr/HT/3dr 18,782, Hatchback 21,960, Brat 6,909     
150,335
1983
4door 35,361, wagon 78,334,  2dr/HT/3dr 18,068, Hatchback 19,180, Brat 5,897    
156,840
1984
4door 39,025, wagon 74,233,  2dr/HT/3dr 20,545, Hatchback 18,742, Brat 4,840     
157,385
1985
4door 57,665, wagon 86,036,  2dr/HT/3dr 1, Hatchback 15,934, Brat 4,075, XT 14,464    
178,175
1986
4door 49,706, wagon 77,438,  2dr/HT/3dr 12.032, Hatchback 15,972, Brat 4,142, XT 23,947, Justy 5    
183,242
1987
4door 39,397, wagon 82,408,  2dr/HT/3dr 14,541, Hatchback 8,377, Brat 1,274, XT 17,901, Justy 13,240    
177,138
1988
4door 33,617, wagon 66, 505,  2dr/HT/3dr 9,105, Hatchback 5,327, Brat 12, XT 14,077, Justy 27,313    
155,956
1989
4door 31,116, wagon 29,625,  2dr/HT/3dr 5,668, Hatchback 2,113, Brat 1, XT 11,088, Justy 22,792, Legacy 4 door 16,411, Legacy wagon 17,298    
136,112
1990
4door 6,490,  wagon 16,726,  2dr/HT/3dr 1,252, Hatchback 198, Brat 0, XT 1,276, Justy 14,374, Legacy 4 door 34,023, Legacy wagon 34,308
49,948
58,599
108,547
1991
LSi and turbo legacy introduced, SVX introduced, 230 hp, 
4door 11,887,  wagon 18,031, XT 1,309, Justy 6,740, Legacy 4 door 35,164, Legacy wagon 30,408, SVX 1,513
49,879
55,173
105,052
1992
4door 13,818,  wagon 19,359, Justy 2,978, Legacy 4 door 33,126, Legacy wagon 31,855, SVX 3,667,
49,552
55,251
104,803
1993
Impreza introduced
4door 6,053,  wagon 8,161, Justy 2,860, Legacy 4 door 30,200, Legacy wagon 29,469, SVX 3,859,  Impreza 4door 17,431, Impreza wagon 6,146
54,577
49,602
104,179
1994
final year for the Loyale model
4door 2,104,  wagon 3,433, Justy 3,746, Legacy 4 door 22,369, Legacy wagon 33,910, Outback 1,238, SVX 1,666, Impreza 4door 18,167, Impreza wagon 9,676, Impreza 2door 3,072
40,361
60,258
100,619
1995
4door 2,  Legacy 4 door 21,570, Legacy wagon 23,011, Outback 14,805, SVX  1,801, Impreza 4 door 10,008, Impreza wagon 7,425, Impreza 2 door 6,980
11,120
89,287
100,407
1996
Legacy 4 door 16,993, Legacy wagon 29,749, Outback 48,208, SVX  1,111, 
Impreza 4 door 6,608, Impreza wagon 12,438, Impreza 2 door 5,641
1,317
119,431
120,748
1997
Subaru goes 100% all wheel drive, no more front wheel drive models, and the SVX model discontinued
Legacy 4 door 14,918, Legacy wagon 23,401, Outback  54,594, SVX  640, Forester 15,988, Impreza 4 door 4,026, Impreza wagon 16,971, Impreza 2 door 3,245
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133,749
133,783
1998
up 10.5% over 1997 sales.
Legacy 4 door 15,159, Legacy wagon 16,769, Outback 56,732,  Forester 40,132, Impreza 4 door 2,971, Impreza wagon 13,392, Impreza 2 door 2,768
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all are now all wheel drive 
147,833
1999
up 6% over 1998 sales
Legacy 4 door 13,565, Legacy wagon 13,127, Outback 60,575,  Forester 50,183, Impreza 4 door 3,382, Impreza wagon 12,766, Impreza 2 door 3,208
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156,806
2000
up 14% over 1999 sale, 6 cylinder Legacy introduced
calendar year figures:
Legacy sedan 16,291, Legacy wagon 11,198, Outback 68,902
Forester 56,605; 
Impreza 2 door 5,216, wagon 10,428, 2door 3,576
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172,216
2001
8% increase over 2000.
1st complete re-design of Impreza and the 227 hp turbo WRX introduced. 
calendar year figures
Legacy sedan 15,762, Legacy wagon 24,686, Outback 70,605
Impreza 4door 16,478, wagon 17,679, 2door 1,455 (WRX 18,060 March-Dec 2001)
Forester: 55,041
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185,944
2002
3% decline from 2001
Baja introduced September
Legacy sedan 15,762, wagon 8,623, Outback 60,974
Impreza 4door 18,226, wagon 19,987, 2door 13 (WRX 22,910)
Forester 53,922
Baja 2,513 (new model)
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180,020
2003
4% increase over 2002
Legacy 79,836 (Outback 54,930)
Forester 59,761
Impreza 36,525
Baja 10,694
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186,819
2004
Legacy 89,453 (Outback 62,594)  05 completely redesigned
Forester 58,424
Impreza 32,209
Baja 7,316
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187,402 
2005
Resesigned Legacy and Outback, Tribeca introduced.
Tribeca 14,797
Legacy 28,218
Outback 59,570
Forester 53,541 
Impreza 33,637
Baja 6,239.
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196,002
2006
2006 sales 200,703 cars in the US, a record. 
No Legacy GT wagon only available with auto transmission (no manual GT wagon available). Final year for Baja.
Tribeca 18,614
Legacy and Outback -4% at 84,442
Baja -16% in it's final production year 5,241
Forester -4% to 51,258
Impreza up 22% to 41,148. STI Limited- only 700 available.
(total Canadian sales for 2006 16,190.  Baja 51, Impreza 6155, Legacy-Outback 5345, Forester 6155, Tribeca 902)
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200,703
2007
2007 US total sales 187,208. Impreza completely redesigned. STI now a 5 door.
Legacy  22,159
Outback 56.078
Forester 44,530
Tribeca 16,790
Impreza 46,333
Baja 1,127 (2006 models)
(Total Canadian sales for 2007 16,504. Legacy-Outback 4,919; Impreza 7,480; Forester 3,303; Tribeca 801; Baja 1)
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187,208
2008
 2008 US sales 187,699, +0.3% (only major car company up for the year), 1.43% of the US market
Outback 44,262
Legacy 22,614
Tribeca 10,975
Forester 60,748
Impreza 49,098
Baja 2 (2006 models) My *unofficial* figures show a total of 33,132 Bajas produced. No, I don't have a model or color breakdown
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187,699
2009
2009 US sales total, the best year ever with a record breaking 216,652.
Thats up 15% for the year for a 2.1% of the US market. The next best year was 2006 with 200,703, and 2009 beat it by 15,949 cars (+8%).

The redesigned 2010 Outback was a big seller and supply of popular models was tight. The Forester redesigned in 09 continued to sell well. The Impreza was slightly off, the 2.5i Premium and WRX Premium was a good seller, STI was so-so. The Tribeca was a slow seller with a new model lineup for 2010 but no real changes to excite sales. 

Outback 55,356 app +25% over 2008, 
Legacy 30,974 app +37%, 
Forester 77,781 app +28%, 
Impreza 46,611 app -11%, 
Tribeca 5,930 app -46%, 

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216,652
2010
2010 calendar year totals: 263,820 a new record,  up 47,168 cars (+ 22%) over the previous record of 216,652 set just last year 2009. 
Subaru now has 2.3% of the US market. 
Total Sales By Model in 2010 (compared to 2009):  Outback 93,148 (+68%) , Forester 85,080 (+9%), Impreza total incl WRX STI 44,395 (-5%) (Impreza 36072, WRX/STI 8323),  Legacy 38,725 +25%, Tribeca 2472 (-58%)

Subaru is on a huge sales roll. Even used cars are really strong in the market, selling quickly at market proices.
The Outback and Forerster continue as the volume models,  Legacy gained new fans but perhaps not as many as it deserves. WRX and STI got really good upgrades and were very popular but supply was tight. Tribeca sales are lackluster. 
 

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263,820
2011
2011 was the year of the terrible March earthquake and following tsunami in Japan that caused the Fukashima nuclear plant meltdown. As a result of these disasters, car and part production was seriously impacted- factories world-wide were shut down for weeks. 2012 models were pushed back 3 months and inventory was dramatically low through the summer.
The big change for the year was the new 2012 Impreza due late August- it started to arrive early December though a few were around in mid November (the very first 2012 Impreza was delivered to Cascade Subaru in Wenatchee).  
Given all the trouble, including a major brake master cylinder recall in late November, its a testament to Subaru customer loyalty that the company had their best year ever.

2011 sales total: 266,989. A new record, a slim but very important 1.20% increase over the previous record of 263,820 set in 2010.
 
> Outback--  Outback is #1 seller for the year, its SoA's volume leader for 2011 with 104,405, up 12.09% from 93,148 in 2010
> Forester- Total Foresters sold for 2011 was 76,196, down 10.44% from 85,080 in 2010. The Forester is due for a redesign and a fuel economy increase with a CVT, and perhaps even hybrid technology. 
> Impreza- For the 2011 year, Impreza was down to 27,391 from 36,072 in 2010. That's a drop of 24.07% which isn't surprising given the successful 2011 model closeout followed by the 2012 model earthquake/tsunami and later recall delays. There were almost no Imprezas for sale for 2 1/.2 months, October, November, through mid December. 
> WRX, STI- 2011 WRX STI total 13805, up a surprising 65.87% from 8323 in 2010. There is no individual model count for WRX  or STI. 
> Legacy- 2011 Legacy total was 42,401, up 9.49% from 38,725 in 2010.
> Tribeca-  2011 Tribeca's total was 2791 for the year, +12.90% from 2472 in 2010. Will there be a 2013 Tribeca?
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266,989
2012
Subaru is #12 brand in the US for calendar year 2012
2012 was the year Subaru came out with two new models- the all new BRZ and the Crosstrek.
The BRZ is a 2+2 sports couple co-designed and marketed with Scion. The Scion is the FR-S and is generally more available. This is a rear wheel drive, 2 door (yes, the first rear wheel drive Subaru since the early 1970s). Availability of the BRZ is expected to be tight, with only 7000 for the 2013 model run
The all new XV Crosstrek with a variant of the popular Impreza line. Subaru added ground clearance and body cladding and the car was an immediate hit. What Subaru did to the Impreza 5 door to create the Crosstrek is almost exactly what they did to the 1996 Legacy to create the 1996 Outback- add clearance, body cladding and a viola- create a new model.
The 2013 Outback and Legacy got a mechanical updating with a new 2.5i engine (first used the 2011 Forester) with a timing belt, an upgraded 2nd generation CVT, brake override system, and improved handling and suspension.
This is the last year for the current Forester- the 2014 model will be all new, due March 2013.


Sales total for calendar year 2012 - 336,441.
Thats up 26% over 266,989 for all of 2011.  Even with some models in tight supply, like the Impreza and its new Crosstrek cousin, and the low production BRZ, Subaru exceeded their own sales predictions that just 12 months ago seemed just a more dream than reality
The Outback is the star, selling 117,553 for year.  Forester is #2 with 76,347, and Impreza is #3 with 68,175, and they're almost tied if the Impreza and its sibling Crosstrek are combined, with 75,571 total.
The Tribeca is still with us despite on-going rumors regarding its imminent demise, though its on life support with only 2075 for the entire year.  Thats less than the high dollar, glamorous Bentley.
The question will be if Subaru can maintain the growth. With its first hybrid and a redesigned Forester due in 2013, its possible. First they'll have to solve the inventory problems that have left customers waiting months and months for some models. And with growth, can they maintain the quality- note the recent recall of vehicles with optional puddle lights.
> Here are the 2012 calendar year totals by model
Outback 117,553 in 2012, up 12.6% over 104,405 in 2011
Forester 76,347 in 2012, up .2% over 76,196 in 2011
Legacy 47,127 in 2012, up 11.2% over 42401 in 2011
Impreza 68,175 in 2012, up 148.9% over 27391 in 2011
Tribeca 2,075 in 2012, down 25.7% from 2791 in 2011
WRX, STI 13,624 in 2012, down 1.3% from 13805 in 2011
BRZ 4,144 for 2012
Crosstrek 7,396 for 2012

all new model
rear wheel drive BRZ 4144
+ 332,297 all wheel drives

= 336,441 total

2013
1/3/14 December sales and 2013 grand totals
For the year, Subaru sold 424,683 cars, a healthy increase of 26% over 336,441 cars sold in 2012.
Coincidentally, 2012s total was also 26% over 2011's total of 266,989.

2013 totals by model
Forester 123,592, a whopping 62% increase over 2012s 76,347. The new 2014 has been very popular
Outback 118,049, 496 cars over 2012s 117,553, Final year for this version
Impreza 58,856, down 14% from 2012s 68,175
Crosstrek 53,741, the first full years of sales, up 627% from the 2012s total of 7396. The Crosstrek was introduced September 2012
Legacy 42,291, down 10% from 2012s 47127. final year for this version.
WRX, STI 17,969, up 32% over 201s13,624. Last year for the current version
BRZ 8587 for the first full year of sales. The BRZ was introduced March 2012, and sold 4144 that year
Tribeca 1598 for what is expected to be the final full year of sales since Subaru announced production has stopped and the model discontinued. In 2012 there were 2075 Tribeca's sold.
rear wheel drive BRZ 8587
 + 416,096 all wheel drives


= 424,683 total sales
2014
1/5/15
2014 total sales 513,693 which is a new record, and up 21% over 424,683 2013 total.
Subaru's total U.S market is now 3.1%. It was 1.4% in 2008.
December 2014 was the 37th consecutive month of growth and the 2014 year was the 7th consecutive year of growth
Subarus goal for 2015 is a very conservative 540,000 cars.
Total 2014 US Subaru sales by model
Outback  138,790 in 2014, up 18% over 118,049 2013. The redesigned 2015 model has been a huge success, especially the Limited with eyesight
Forester 159,953 in 2014, up 29% over 123,592 2013
Legacy 52,270 in 2014, up 24% over 42,291 2013. The new 2015 model is Subarus first main stream sedan
Crosstrek 70,956 in 2014, up 325 over 53,741 2013
Impreza 57, 996 in 2014, down 1% from 58,856 in 2013
WRX, STI 25,492 in 2014, up 42% over 17,969 2013. The 2015 WRX and STI were all new, 4 door sedans only.
BRZ 7504 in 2014, down 13% from 8587 2013

Tribeca 732 in 2014, down 54% from 1,598 2013. Final year for the Tribeca.


Total US Subaru sales 1968-2014  = 6,838,752 total accumulated sales
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rear wheel drive BRZ 7504

+ 506,188 all wheel drives
 

= 513,693 total including BRZ
2015
2015 total sales 582,675. Thats an increase of 68,982 or 13% over 2014 total sales 513,693
Subaru's total U.S market is now around 3.3%
Forester 175,192 for the year, which is an increase of 15,293 or 10% over 2014 159.953
Outback 152,294
for the year, which is an increase of 13,504 or 10% over2014 138,790
Crosstrek  88,927
for the year, which is an increase of 17,971 or 25% over 2014  70,956
Impreza  66,785
for the year, which is an increase of  8789 or 15% over 2014 57, 996
Legacy  60,447
for the year, which is an increase of  8177 or 16%  2014 52,270
WRX/STI  33,734 
for the year, which is an increase of  8242 or 32% over 2014 25,492
BRZ  5,296
for the year, which is a decrease of  2208 or -29% from 2014 7504

Total US Subaru sales 1968-2015  = 7,421,427 total accumulated sales
rear wheel drive BRZ 5296
+ 577,379 all wheel drives


= 582.675 total including BRZ
2016
2016 total 615,132. 9th year of year-over-year increase and their best year ever. 615,132 is an increase of 32,457 cars (6%) over 2015's total 582,675 
Outback  182,898 cars, up 30,604 cars (+20%) over 152,294 cars 2015
Forester 178,593 cars. Up 3401 cars (2%) over 175,192 cars 2015
Crosstrek 95,677 cars. Up 6750 (+8%) over 88927 2015
Legacy 65,30, up 4859 cars (8%) over 60447 2015
Impreza 55,238, down 11,547 (-17%) under 66785 2016
WRX, STI 33,279, down 455 cars (-1%) under 33734 2015
BRZ 4,141, down 1155 cars (-22%) under 5296 2015
rear wheel drive BRZ 4,141
 + 610, 991 all wheel drive models
= 615,131 total including BRZ
calendar 
year
model and sales totals
subject to change and correction
front wheel drive
all wheel drive
 Total US Subaru sales 1968-2016  = 8,036,558  total accumulated sales

subject to change and correction

 

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