The five top-selling vehicle brands in the U.S. make for a stable bunch. It's Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, Nissan and Honda -- the Fab Five. But in the bottom half of the top 10, there's a lot of volatility.
Last year, places 6 through 10 were occupied, in order, by Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Dodge and surging Subaru. That was a notable change from 2013, and if January sales are any indication, there will be another big shake-up among the second five in 2015.
Last month, Jeep passed Hyundai to move into sixth place, Subaru hopped past Kia and Dodge into eighth place, and GMC nipped Dodge to climb into the top 10.
What to watch for next? Well, in 2014, Hyundai outsold Subaru by about 212,000 vehicles, yet the struggling Korean brand topped Subaru by less than 4,000 vehicles in January.
Things could get interesting, someday. One thing we know is that the folks at Subaru -- which only cracked the top 10 last year -- love the chase.