Small Car Sales In America - January 2014

2014 Mazda 3 GT hatchback
U.S. sales of most compact cars and subcompact cars slid sharply in January 2014, led by a 59% decline by the Toyota Yaris's 65% drop and the Mitsubishi Lancer's 59% decline. Sales of the class leaders - Honda's Civic and Nissan's Versa - dropped 0.3% (just 57 units) and 17%, respectively.

USA small car sales chart January 2014
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Perhaps the most disappointing decreases were laid down by the Mazda 3 and Dodge Dart, a recently-replaced and positively reviewed Civic fighter and an Alfa-based Cruze rival. 

For the Dart, if ever there was a time to blossom, this is it, while it's fresh and bright and and oft-discussed. Yet Dodge Dart sales were 2103 units lower in January 2014 than in January 2013 after declining by 656 units in December. 

January sales of the Mazda 3, meanwhile, were already falling a year ago. Compared with 2012, January volume a year ago was down 12%. Compared with those results from two years ago, Mazda 3 sales last month were down 32%.

Sales of the Acura ILX, Buick Verano, Ford Focus, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Golf, and Volkswagen Jetta all dropped, as well, last month. As a result, compact cars were down 6% in January 2014. Joining the Versa among subcompacts with falling sales were all rivals save for the Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio.


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 small cars of all kinds - compacts, subcompacts, city cars, and more - 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 • January 2015 • February 2014 • December 2013January 2013
Compact
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD

Change
1157
1558-25.7%11571558-25.7%
3120
3660-14.8%31203660-14.8%
16,828
14,52415.9%16,82814,52415.9%
5051
7154-29.4%50517154-29.4%
12,003
16,161-25.7%12,00316,161-25.7%
21,824
21,881-0.3%21,824 21,881-0.3%
15,326
12,17425.9%15,32612,17425.9%
4724
44087.2%472444087.2%
6234
8074-22.8%6234 8074-22.8%
900
2196-59.0%900 2196-59.0%
9127
89791.6%9127 89791.6%
5785
5896-1.9%57855896-1.9%
---
826-100%---826-100%
22,753
23,822-4.5%22,75323,822-4.5%
1712
2649-35.4%17122649-35.4%
9768
10,522-7.2%976810,522-7.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
136,312
144,484-5.7%136,312 144,484 -5.7%

Subcompact
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
6587
7177-8.2%65877177-8.2%
4162
4285-2.9%41624285-2.9%
3122
3156-1.1%31223156-1.1%
4240
349521.3%4240349521.3%
3162
247028.0%3162247028.0%
907
1543-41.2%907 1543-41.2%
1170
------1170------
8524
10,270-17.0%852410,270-17.0%
2467
2691-8.3%24672691-8.3%
1005
2897-65.3%10052897-65.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
35,346
37,984-6.9%35,346 37,984 -6.9%

City Car
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1848
2408-23.3%18482408-23.3%
1
257-99.6%1 257-99.6%
166
295-43.7%166295-43.7%
521
4818.3%5214818.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
2536
3441-26.3%2536 3441 -26.3%

Sporty Hatchbacks
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2493
2503-0.4%24932503 -0.4%
1821
17593.5%18211759 3.5%
1358
2266-40.1%13582266 -40.1%
1107
1264-12.4%1107 1264 -12.4%
2034
2232-8.9%20342232 -8.9%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
8813
10,024-12.1%8813 10,024 -12.1%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
YTD
% Change
2366
353570%2366353570%
---
1-100%---1-100%
---
13-100%--- 13-100%
729
------729 ------
8092
73829.6%8092 73829.6%
1074
1416-24.2%1074 1416-24.2%
111
------111------
1838
135036.1%1838135036.1%
402
536-25.0%402536-25.0%
3442
236145.8%3442236145.8%
1225
1267-3.3%12251267-3.3%
592
624-5.1%592624-5.1%
4801
276473.7%4801276473.7%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
24,672
18,06736.6%24,672 18,067 36.6%
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.

RECOMMENDED READING
Small Car Sales In America - January 2015
Small Car Sales In America - February 2014 YTD
Small Car Sales In America - December 2013 & Year End
Small Car Sales In America - January 2013
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - January 2014
Midsize Car Sales In America - January 2014
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - January 2014

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