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Despite all the concerns about supplies, lack of automatic transmissions and general criticisms of the launch, the new Dodge Dart can claim an important December achievement: It was the best-selling of any of the all-new passenger cars introduced in 2012.

For the calendar year, the Dart beat every new vehicle, car or truck, except the Mazda CX-5, which debuted earlier than the Dart. Total year statistics are of lesser importance as new vehicles are introduced throughout the year, which has a significant impact on the volume they can accumulate.

HOW THE NEW-FOR-2012 VEHICLES STACK UP
DECEMBER 201212 MONTHS 2012
RankMake & ModelSalesRankMake & ModelSales
1Dodge Dart6,1051Mazda CX-543,319
2Mazda CX-55,9562Dodge Dart25,303
3Ford C-Max4,3103Infiniti JX21,674
4Subaru XV Crosstrek3,4094Cadillac XTS15,049
5Cadillac ATS2,9795Ford C-Max13,309
6Cadillac XTS2,9396Chevrolet Spark12,385
7BMW X12,8067Acura ILX12,251
8Infiniti JX2,7088Scion FR-S11,417
9Acura ILX2,4859BMW X18,947
10Chevrolet Spark2,22910Subaru XV Crosstrek7,396
11Scion FR-S1,49511Cadillac ATS7,008
13Audi Allroad87213Subaru BRZ4,144
14Subaru BRZ49714Audi Allroad3,115
15MINI Roadster27315MINI Roadster2,371

Source: Allpar data