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% 5800 7508 -22.7%
3409
3391 0.5% 14,290 14,786 -3.4%
21,752
22,032 -1.3% 86,937 77,763 11.8%
6024
8099 -25.6% 22,098 31,064 -28.9%
19,104
22,557 -15.3% 71,007 84,455 -15.9%
27,611
26,453 4.4% 98,707 98,712 -0.1%
20,225
24,445 -17.3% 73,462 78,991 -7.0%
7624
5212 46.3% 24,909 20,554 21.2%
8586
7067 21.5% 32,642 36,200 -9.8%
1432
1525 -6.1% 6274 7792 -19.5%
14,080
10,734 31.2% 54,869 43,736 25.5%
8142
6200 31.3% 28,376 25,151 12.8%
2859 -100%
29,061
24,273 19.7% 106,798 104,517 2.2%
1798
2607 -31.0% 7148 11,130 -35.8%
12,934
13,078 -1.1% 50,302 50,573 -0.5%
Total
183,441
179,567 2.2% 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% 31,888 28,260 12.8%
5824
6080 -4.2% 21,422 22,108 -3.1%
4197
4286 -2.1% 14,641 15,819 -7.4%
6419
4730 35.7% 22,427 18,644 20.3%
3214
4531 -29.1% 12,780 14,349 -10.9%
752
564 33.3% 4560 4060 12.3%
1331
5116
10,481
7155 46.5% 45,084 46,442 -2.9%
3569
3486 2.4% 12,402 13,351 -7.1%
1450
2066 -29.8% 5594 9401 -40.5%
Total
44,892
41,050 9.4% 175,914 172,435 2.0%

City Car
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
3873
3121 24.1% 13,414 11,903 12.7%
12
127 -90.6% 40 752 -94.7%
196
384 -49.0% 787 1393 -43.5%
1048
667 57.1% 3285 2860 14.9%
Total
5129
4299 19.3% 17,526 16,908 3.7%

Sporty Hatchbacks
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
3041
3899 -22.0% 11,514 13,511 -14.8%
2759
3120 -11.6% 9445 9477 -0.3%
2176
3827 -43.1% 6122 12,874 -52.4%
1603
1401 14.4% 5933 5540 7.1%
2647
3679 -28.1% 10,814 13,689 -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
2916 48.0% 15,040 7869 91.1%
2 -100%
45 -100%
1257
4209
14,403
11,311 27.3% 47,071 40,324 16.7%
2045
1864 9.7% 6350 6703 -5.3%
169
95 77.9% 575 264 118%
2619
2111 24.1% 10,069 7547 33.4%
356
468 -23.9% 1604 2419 -33.7%
3795
2445 55.2% 19,377 11,551 67.8%
1411
1578 -10.6% 5468 6135 -10.9%
731
705 3.7% 2785 2737 1.8%
5678
4433 28.1% 22,553 15,143 48.9%
Total
36,781
27,926 31.7% 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.