Small Car Sales Figures In America – October 2013 YTD


2013 Honda Civic Si sedan
USA small car sales chart October 2013
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The Honda Civic took control of the small car market in October 2013 and, as a result, has now all but secured its lead among small cars in the United States on year-to-date terms, as well. 

The Civic, available as both a sedan and as a coupe, outsold the Toyota Corolla (and the Matrix with which Toyota combines Corolla sales figures) by 3691 units and leads the Toyota tandem by 23,705 units through ten months.

It’s been a decent year for compact car sales in the United States. Their sales aren’t growing as fast as the overall industry, however, and October sales weren’t noteworthy at all. Eight different compacts reported substantial losses, and that doesn’t include the disappearance of 1072 Suzuki SX4 sales. 

The subcompact segment wasn’t booming in October, either, as ten nameplates combined for a 1.3% year-over-year increase. The segment was boosted by the Chevrolet Sonic’s 25% increase, the best-selling Nissan Versa’s 315-unit gain, and 475 Mitsubishi Mirage sales. But Toyota Yaris volume plunged and the Mazda 2 suffered a 35% decline. 

The Mirage is just as likely to have stolen 475 sales from the Chevrolet Spark as it was to have added 475 sales to the subcompact category’s total. With Scion iQ sales tumbling and the Smart Fortwo declining sharply in October, the smallest small cars were down 21%. Sales of coupeesque small cars, meanwhile – 500, Cooper, Veloster, tC, Beetle – fell 18%. 

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank compacts, subcompacts, and city cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page. The + icon has been removed from year-over-year improvements. Look instead for red font to designate year-over-year declines. We’ve also added prior year data so you won’t have to hunt around for historical figures.

Click Column Headers To Sort • October 2014 • November 2013 • September 2013 • October 2012

Compact
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD

Change
2005
1529 31.1% 17,275 7658 126%
3306
3502 – 5.6% 39,874 32,648 22.1%
16,087
19,121 -15.9% 211,862 199,721 6.1%
5617
5455 3.0% 71,453 14,710 386%
15,108
18,320 – 17.5% 203,762 205,006 – 0.6%
27,328
20,687 32.1% 280,889 254,716 10.3%
14,876
14,512 2.5% 209,469 167,087 25.4%
4706
5911 – 20.4% 57,421 67,139 – 14.5%
7674
9518 – 19.4% 89,288 103,223 – 13.5%
1161
1256 – 7.6% 16,581 14,024 18.2%
8399
5624 49.3% 106,680 91,464 16.6%
4923
4738 3.9% 64,922 68,389 – 5.1%
1072 – 100% 2859 10,633 – 73.1%
23,637
20,949 12.8% 257,184 243,652 5.6%
2249
2914 – 22.8% 26,836 35,322 – 24.0%
11,710
13,476 – 13.1% 135,983 140,504 – 3.2%
Total
148,786
148,584 0.1% 1,792,338 1,648,238 8.7%

Subcompact
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
2 – 100% 2 63 – 96.8%
6850
5495 24.7% 76,499 70,241 8.9%
4337
3991 8.7% 61,955 47,475 30.5%
3735
3773 – 1.0% 44,756 42,351 5.7%
3605
3373 6.9% 48,717 54,811 – 11.1%
2874
2623 9.6% 36,112 35,438 1.9%
736
1124 – 34.5% 9805 13,853 – 29.2%
475
495
8626
8311 3.8% 100,161 93,883 6.7%
3035
3328 – 8.8% 36,168 29,458 22.8%
775
2579 – 69.9% 20,029 26,397 – 24.1%
Total
35,048
34,599 1.3% 434,699 413,790 5.1%

City Car
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
2353
2134 10.3% 30,677 8447 263%
28
30 – 6.7% 1006 469 114%
246
808 – 69.6% 3611 7680 – 53.0%
513
998 – 48.6% 7450 8309 – 10.3%
Total
3140
3970% – 20.9% 42,744 24,905 71.6%

Sporty Hatchbacks
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
2378
3720 – 36.1% 31,372 36,462 – 14.0%
2175
2464 – 11.7% 25,448 30,802 – 17.4%
3145
4053 – 22.4% 35,519 37,239 – 4.6%
1499
1654 – 9.4% 16,505 19,790 – 16.6%
2555
2439 4.8% 37,473 24,005 56.1%
Total
11,752
14,330 -18.0% 146,317 148,298 – 1.3%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
YTD
% Change
3602
26,532
3 21 – 85.7%
92 – 100% 45 10,113 – 99.6%
1296
5044
8240
7988 3.2% 98,864 101,344 – 2.4%
3 – 100% 23 – 100%
2239
1835 22.0% 17,835 17,180 3.8%
316
1981
2009
1675 19.9% 20,534 14,801 38.7%
297
475 – 37.5% 4719 6287 – 24.9%
3328
2520 32.1% 31,635 30,616 3.3%
1246
1463 – 14.8% 15,238 17,055 – 10.7%
716
855 – 16.3% 7676 9280 – 17.3%
4886
1735 182% 42,905 1927 2127%
Total
28,175
18,641 51.1% 273,011 208,647 30.8%

Source: Automakers & ANDC

* indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown.
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you’ll see the Encore and XV Crosstrek are listed with small SUVs, too, and the Acura ILX shown with mainstream cars is also displayed with luxury cars… because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

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