Small Car Sales In America - March 2013

2013 Toyota Corolla Silver
Nine of America's 20 best-selling cars from March 2013 are displayed alongside their less popular rivals in this U.S. small car sales figures post. Those best sellers - the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Nissan Versa, Volkswagen Jetta, Nissan Sentra, and Kia Soul - combined for 190,406 sales last month, equal to 13.1% of the overall new vehicle market. 

At this time last year, America's nine best-selling small cars, which happened to be the same nine nameplates, accounted for... drum roll... 13.1% of the overall new vehicle market.


America's top-selling small car at this time last year was the Ford Focus. Sales of the Focus fell 12% in March 2013 and 6% in the first quarter of 2013. Meanwhile, sales of the top-selling Toyota Corolla (which Toyota USA annoying tallies with the Matrix) have climbed 17% this year. The Corolla and Matrix were up 11% in March.


March 2013 USA small car sales chart
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The Corolla has certainly proven to be a popular choice of late, even now in its latter days, even as it continues to bore enthusiasts to death. In March, the Corolla/Matrix duo outsold the three most popular subcompacts combined. Put another way, it outsold the combined totals of the Toyota Yaris, Toyota Prius C, Mazda 2, Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent, Honda Fit, and Chevrolet Sonic. Two-thirds of the subcompacts on sale in America posted year-over-year declines last month. One size class up, the Focus, Civic, Forte, 3, Lancer, Sentra, Impreza, SX4, and Golf did so, as well.

We never cease to point out that you can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. (and Canadian) sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. Those tables are sortable, so you can rank U.S. small cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort - March 2014April 2013February 2013 - March 2012
Compact
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
2059
-----5614-----
3564
+ 42.7%11,395+ 129%
23,260
+ 7.7%55,731- 2.4%
8091
-----22,965-----
24,929
- 11.9%61,898- 6.3%
27,665
- 1.9%72,259- 6.4%
26,153
+ 32.9%54,546+ 22.8%
5931
- 29.2%15,342- 17.1%
10,505
- 20.6%29,133- 13.6%
1651
- 2.8%6267+ 50.5%
13,965
- 0.9%33,002+ 3.9%
7054
- 27.6%18,951- 20.8%
1220
- 10.8%2859- 14.4%
31,423
+ 11.1%80,244+ 17.3%
2854
- 21.4%8523- 5.7%
15,005
+ 0.3%37,495- 3.3%

Subcompact
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
6907
- 16.3%20,109- 8.0%
6728
+ 3.5%16,028+ 3.3%
4602
+ 0.9%11,33- 8.6%
5669
- 32.0%13,914- 24.7%
4009
- 11.1%9818- 8.3%
925
- 39.7%3496- 51.9%
15,917
+ 2.1%39,287+ 11.6%
4026
- 17.4%9865+ 102%
2393
- 32.5%7335- 27.9%

Small Car
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
3538
-----8782-----
31
- 44.6%625+ 360%
383
- 70.2%1009- 60.0%
929
- 7.0%2193- 3.1%

Sporty Hatches
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
3807
+ 2.6%9612+ 8.6%
2693
- 30.0%6357- 27.6%
4141
- 3.4%9047- 10.0%
1631
- 28.3%4139- 20.9%
4082
+ 107%10,010+ 114%

Tall Boxes 
& Crossovers
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
3003
-----4953-----
-----
- 100%2- 77.8%
-----
- 100%45- 99.1%
12,080
- 11.2%29,013- 10.9%
1761
+ 11.5%4839+ 17.1%
2442
+ 48.6%5436+ 31.4%
793
- 14.6%1951- 6.1%
3916
- 6.0%9106- 3.6%
1778
- 13.4%4557- 6.3%
812
- 24.8%2032- 20.3%
4688
-----10,710-----
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
* vehicle also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown

RECOMMENDED READING
Small Car Sales In America - March 2014 YTD
Small Car Sales In America - April 2013
Small Car Sales In America - February 2013
Small Car Sales In America - March 2012
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - March 2013
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - March 2013

1 comment:

  1. Gud wrk by putting acura and buick in main stream car category.

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