Small Car Sales In America – July 2014 YTD


2013 Dodge Dart white

Sales of subcompact cars increased for the fifth consecutive month in America in July 2014. The class-leading Nissan Versa increased its July sales total by 6623 units. 

USA small car sales chart July 2014
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Sales of the Chevrolet Sonic, Honda Fit, and Mazda 2 also helped to overcome the losses at Ford, Hyundai, Kia, and Toyota. Mazda 2 volume more than doubled as Mazda prepares to bring the new 2, a more stylish car that’s more in keeping with Mazda’s current design philosophy, to North American dealers.

Subcompact growth, at 3% through the first seven months of 2014, clearly outpaces the 1% improvement in compact car sales. But the difference in volume can’t be understated. The Versa sells less than half as often as the leading small car, Toyota’s Corolla. 

With 315,000 sales, the subcompact category trails the Corolla and Honda Civic by more than 87,000 sales. And that’s before you take into account all the Corolla and Civic rivals, of which there are many. 

U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – July 2014 YTD
All Cars Ranked By July 2014 YTD U.S. Sales
All Makes & Models Ranked By July 2014 YTD U.S. Sales

Dodge Dart sales have now increased in three consecutive months, but it’s start to the year was dreadfully off 2013’s early pace. None of America’s 40 best-selling cars are improving their sales as successfully as the Nissan Sentra this year. Sentra volume was up 54% in 2014 to a Versa-beating 17,579 units. 

Volkswagen Golf volume is returning to normal now that the Mk7 car is here, but Jetta sales have decreased in ten of the last eleven months. 

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 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 • July 2015 • August 2014 • June 2014 • July 2013

Compact
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD

Change
1235
1482 -16.7% 9592 12,206 -21.4%
3190
3621 -11.9% 25,280 27,054 -6.6%
20,926
25,447 -17.8% 166,264 159,136 4.5%
7483
6064 23.4% 45,450 51,013 -10.9%
17,724
16,764 5.7% 138,680 151,549 -8.5%
30,038
32,416 -7.3% 197,135 191,120 3.1%
22,213
23,958 -7.3% 134,710 150,202 -10.3%
5566
7277 -23.5% 43,517 41,628 4.5%
9381
9236 1.6% 61,529 61,937 -0.7%
1178
1719 -31.5% 10,026 12,559 -20.2%
17,579
11,439 53.7% 111,477 77,878 43.1%
7373
7085 4.1% 51,707 46,191 11.9%
2859 -100%
30,833
24,463 26.0% 205,187 183,435 11.9%
2446
2666 -8.3% 13,915 19,450 -28.5%
13,142
13,388 -1.8% 89,449 94,684 -5.5%
Total
190,307
187,025 1.8% 1,303,918 1,288,901 1.2%

Subcompact
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2 -100.0%
6430
6055 6.2% 56,820 50,960 11.5%
7545
7667 -1.6% 42,626 45,831 -7.0%
5115
5047 1.3% 26,939 30,588 -11.9%
3755
5537 -32.2% 38,019 34,996 8.6%
3791
3021 25.5% 23,757 26,681 -11.0%
2075
800 159.4% 10,032 6394 56.9%
15,630
9007 73.5% 83,570 72,768 14.8%
3700
3797 -2.6% 23,983 24,372 -1.6%
686
1759 -61.0% 9218 13,685 -32.6%
Total
48,727
42,690 14.4% 314,964 306,277 2.8%

City Car
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
3715
3847 -3.4% 26,014 21,435 21.4%
1593
9860
174
336 -48.2% 1401 2645 -47.0%
1351
860 57.1% 5998 5319 12.8%
Total
6833
5043 35.5% 43,273 29,399 47.2%

Sporty Hatchbacks
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2371
2821 -16.0% 20,550 23,892 -14.0%
2237
2868 -22.0% 17,207 17,912 -3.9%
3479
3513 -1.0% 16,083 24,592 -34.6%
1685
1974 -14.6% 10,928 10,801 1.2%
2452
5256 -53.3% 18,580 26,443 -29.7%
Total
12,224
16,432 -25.6% 83,348 103,640 -19.6%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
4061
3176 27.9% 27,718 15,428 79.7%
3 -100.0%
45 -100.0%
1436
962 49.3% 8229 1503 447.5%
14,709
10,160 44.8% 89,708 73,191 22.6%
2183
2211 -1.3% 12,804 12,774 0.2%
149
226 -34.1% 1076 940 14.5%
2610
2075 25.8% 17,932 14,522 23.5%
324
401 -19.2% 2618 3720 -29.6%
2325
3579 -35.0% 28,086 21,357 31.5%
1415
1528 -7.4% 9633 11,047 -12.8%
682
809 -15.7 4968 5133 -3.2%
6603
4636 42.4% 40,368 29,726 35.8%
Total
36,497
29,763 22.6% 243,140 189,389 28.4%

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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