Small Car Sales In America - April 2014 YTD

2014 Kia Forte 5-door
The Toyota Corolla led the U.S. small car category for the fourth consecutive month in April 2014. The Corolla (figures for which include the departing Matrix) now leads the Honda Civic by 8091 units on year-to-date terms. At this point in 2013, the Corolla led the Civic by 5805 sales. The Civic finished 2013 34,000 sales ahead of the Corolla. 

USA small car sales chart April 2014
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In total, five compact cars exceeded the 20K mark in April; another three managed five digits. Dodge Dart sales slid 26% to just 6024 units, the seventh consecutive month under 7000 units. Dart sales weren't exactly setting the market on fire when, during the first five months of 2013, Chrysler averaged 7702 monthly sales. 

Mazda reported a somewhat positive month for the still fresh 3. Sales jumped 21.5% to 8586 units. But 3 sales are down 10% this year, a drop of 3558 units compared with the beginning of 2013. Mazda averaged more than 10,000 3 sales per month in 2007 and again in 2012, but they've only crested that barrier four times in the last 16 months, and on three of those occasions sales fell on a year-over-year basis. 

The 3 is, perhaps arguably, the best conventional small car you can buy. Here's hoping Mazda is rewarded for rewarding drivers. 

In the subcompact sector, the very roomy Nissan Versa recorded a big year-over-year improvement after five months of decline. Going back to February 2010, Nissan has sold more than 10,000 Versas on 15 different occasions. Consider the competitors: the Chevrolet Sonic nameplate has topped the 10K mark twice. Ford has never sold more than 9787 Fiestas in a single month. Honda has only sold more than 6000 Fits once in the last 36 months.


• Small Car Sales In America - April 2015 YTD
• Small Car Sales In America - May 2014 YTD
• Small Car Sales In America - March 2014 YTD
• Small Car Sales In America - April 2013 YTD
• Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - April 2014 YTD
•  U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - April 2014 YTD
•  U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - April 2014 YTD
• U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - April 2014 YTD
• Midsize Car Sales In America - April 2014 YTD


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 SUVs and crossovers 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 • April 2015 • May 2014 • March 2014April 2013
Compact
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD

Change
1659
1894-12.4%58007508-22.7%
3409
33910.5%14,29014,786-3.4%
21,752
22,032-1.3%86,93777,76311.8%
6024
8099-25.6%22,09831,064-28.9%
19,104
22,557-15.3%71,00784,455-15.9%
27,611
26,4534.4%98,707 98,712-0.1%
20,225
24,445-17.3%73,46278,991-7.0%
7624
521246.3%24,90920,55421.2%
8586
706721.5%32,642 36,200-9.8%
1432
1525-6.1%6274 7792-19.5%
14,080
10,73431.2%54,869 43,73625.5%
8142
620031.3%28,37625,15112.8%
---
---------2859-100%
29,061
24,27319.7%106,798104,5172.2%
1798
2607-31.0%714811,130-35.8%
12,934
13,078-1.1%50,30250,573-0.5%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
183,441
179,5672.2%683,619 695,791 -1.7%

Subcompact
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
---
1-100%---1-100%
7655
8151-6.1%31,88828,26012.8%
5824
6080-4.2%21,42222,108-3.1%
4197
4286-2.1%14,64115,819-7.4%
6419
473035.7%22,42718,64420.3%
3214
4531-29.1%12,78014,349-10.9%
752
56433.3%4560 406012.3%
1331
------5116------
10,481
715546.5%45,08446,442-2.9%
3569
34862.4%12,40213,351-7.1%
1450
2066-29.8%55949401-40.5%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
44,892
41,0509.4%175,914 172,435 2.0%

City Car
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
3873
312124.1%13,41411,90312.7%
12
127-90.6%40 752-94.7%
196
384-49.0%7871393-43.5%
1048
66757.1%3285286014.9%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
5129
429919.3%17,526 16,908 3.7%

Sporty Hatchbacks
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
3041
3899-22.0%11,51413,511 -14.8%
2759
3120-11.6%94459477 -0.3%
2176
3827-43.1%612212,874 -52.4%
1603
140114.4%5933 5540 7.1%
2647
3679-28.1%10,81413,689 -21.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
12,226
15,926-23.2%43,828 55,091 -20.4%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
4317
291648.0%15,040786991.1%
---
---------2-100%
---
--------- 45-100%
1257
------4209 ------
14,403
11,31127.3%47,071 40,32416.7%
2045
18649.7%6350 6703-5.3%
169
9577.9%575264118%
2619
211124.1%10,069754733.4%
356
468-23.9%16042419-33.7%
3795
244555.2%19,37711,55167.8%
1411
1578-10.6%54686135-10.9%
731
7053.7%278527371.8%
5678
443328.1%22,55315,14348.9%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
36,781
27,92631.7%135,101 100,739 34.1%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed 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. 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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