Chrysler, Ford and General Motors each saw a spike in their November sales.
Chrysler exceeded its year earlier sales for the 32nd consecutive month.
Ford's sales were driven by its F-Series pickup truck and C-Max Hybrid Compact Crossover.
GM's jump was driven by Buick's rise and a surge from Cadillac.
Sales of GM's fullsize pickup trucks, Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, both declined.