Small Car Sales In America - August 2014 YTD

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek orange
Although American Honda was not able to produce Civic volume in August 2014 the way the company did one year ago, Honda still came out on top of the small car sales leaderboard last month. 


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD


USA small car sales chart August 2014
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Civic sales plunged 14% compared with an outstanding August one year ago, but at 34,032 units, the Honda outsold Toyota's Corolla by 944 units. The Corolla leads the year-to-date standings by 7108 units. 

Overall compact car sales grew 1.6% in August, on par with the rate of growth managed throughout the first two-thirds of 2014. The biggest gains have been produced by the Corolla and Nissan Sentra. Major losses have been generated by the Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra, which are collectively down by 28,509 units.

Subcompact sales grew slightly in August 2014 as the segment-leading Nissan Versa jumped 46% and Chevrolet Sonic sales soared to the highest level in the nameplate's history. 

Two less conventional small cars stood out in August because of their vast improvements. Kia Soul sales jumped 50%, outselling all but seven compact cars. Sales of the Subaru XV Crosstrek, meanwhile, shot up 73% to 8244 units, more than Subaru managed with the whole Impreza lineup, WRX and STi included. Combined, the Impreza and XV (very much an Outback-ized Impreza hatchback) accounted for 31% of Subaru's record-setting 50,246 August sales.

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 • August 2015 • September 2014 • July 2014 • August 2013
Compact
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD

Change
1798
17015.7%11,39013,907-18.1%
5134
5826-11.9%30,41432,880-7.5%
23,435
23,909-2.0%189,699183,0453.6%
8390
690121.6%53,84057,914-7.0%
22,079
20,3728.4%160,759171,921-6.5%
34,032
39,458-13.8%231,167 230,5780.3%
22,845
24,700-7.5%157,555174,902-9.9%
5759
6469-11.0%49,27648,0972.5%
10,871
11,031-1.5%72,400 72,968-0.8%
1097
1771-38.1%11,123 14,330-22.4%
17,182
12,60536.3%128,659 90,48342.2%
7412
8019-7.6%59,11954,2109.1%
---
---------2859-100.0%
33,088
26,86123.2%238,275210,29613.3%
3799
301026.2%17,71422,460-21.1%
15,361
16,280-5.6%104,810110,964-5.5%
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---
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Total
212,282
208,9131.6%1,516,200 1,491,814 1.6%

Subcompact
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
---
---------2-100.0%
12,799
11,35412.7%69,61962,31411.7%
5592
6744-17.1%48,21852,575-8.3%
6051
6452-6.2%32,99037,040-10.9%
4724
5117-7.7%42,74340,1136.6%
3390
3862-12.2%27,14730,543-11.1%
1080
75942.3%11,112 715355.3%
14,630
999146.4%98,20082,75918.7%
4389
5478-19.9%28,37229,850-5.0%
523
3104-83.2%974116,789-42.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
53,178
52,8610.6%368,142 359,138 2.5%

City Car
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2896
4534-36.1%28,91025,96911.3%
1666
------11,526------
219
433-49.4%16203078-47.4%
1334
99334.3%7332631216.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
6115
59602.6%49,388 35,359 39.7%

Sporty Hatchbacks
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
3329
297611.9%23,87926,868 -11.1%
2981
3093-3.6%20,18821,005 -3.9%
2366
4146-42.9%18,44928,738 -35.8%
2128
2546-16.4%13,056 13,347 -2.2%
2905
4921-41.0%21,48531,364 -31.5%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
13,709
17,682-22.5%97,057 121,322 -20.0%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
4867
429613.3%32,58519,72465.2%
---
---------3-100.0%
---
--------- 45-100.0%
33
1214-97.3%8262 2717204.1%
15,069
10,01750.4%104,777 83,20825.9%
2412
163147.9%15,216 14,4055.6%
228
246-7.3%130411869.9%
2869
217132.2%20,80116,69324.6%
347
419-17.2%29654139-28.4%
2353
4176-43.7%30,43925,53319.2%
1621
1693-4.3%11,25412,740-11.7%
789
1124-29.8%57576257-8.0%
8244
475773.3%48,61234,48341.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
38,832
31,74422.3%281,972 221,133 27.5%
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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