Small Car Sales In America - September 2014 YTD

2015 Chevrolet Cruze
Sales of compact cars in the United States continue to struggle even as America's new vehicle market rapidly expanded by more than 12% during the month of September 2014.


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


USA small car sales chart September 2014
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The Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic-led compact category was barely ahead of September 2013's pace last month as significant declines were reported by the Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla, and Volkswagen Jetta. Sales of the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mitsubishi Lancer, and Subaru Impreza also declined. 

Subtract the Chevrolet Cruze from the equation and the remainder of the compact fleet was down 3.5%. (September 2013 Cruze sales had fallen to unheard-of lows.)

Subcompact cars, meanwhile, rose 5% as the Chevrolet Sonic, Honda Fit, and Nissan Versa powered the segment forward despite losses from all other subcompact nameplates.

Outside of the normal small car forms, the Kia Soul's improvements and Subaru XV Crosstrek's rapid rise continue to attract attention. Fiat 500 sales increased for just the second time this year - and the second consecutive month - as the 500L recovers from a recall that brought sales to ultra-low levels.

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

Change
1464
13637.4%12,85415,270-15.8%
3913
36886.1%34,32736,568-6.1%
18,415
12,73044.7%208,114195,7756.3%
6923
7922-12.6%60,76365,836-7.7%
15,397
16,733-8.0%176,156188,654-6.6%
22,263
22,983-3.1%253,430 253,561-0.1%
18,848
19,691-4.3%176,403194,593-9.3%
4517
4618-2.2%53,79352,7152.0%
7859
8646-9.1%80,259 81,614-1.7%
971
1090-10.9%12,094 15,420-21.6%
12,557
779861.0%141,216 98,28143.7%
5210
5789-10.0%64,32959,9997.2%
---
---------2859-100%
20,530
23,251-11.7%258,805233,54710.8%
3487
212763.9%21,20124,587-13.8%
10,245
13,309-23.0%115,055124,273-7.4%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
152,599
151,7380.6%1,668,799 1,643,552 1.5%

Subcompact
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
---
---------2-100%
8328
733513.5%77,94769,64911.9%
4185
5043-17.0%52,40357,618-9.1%
6628
398166.5%39,61841,021-3.4%
3662
4999-26.7%46,40545,1122.9%
2240
2695-16.9%29,38733,238-11.6%
1585
1916-17.3%12,697 906940.0%
12,072
877637.6%110,27291,53520.5%
3192
3283-2.8%31,56433,133-4.7%
598
2465-75.7%10,33919,254-46.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
42,490
40,4934.9%410,632 399,631 2.8%

City Car
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2027
2355-13.9%30,93728,3249.2%
1340
206600%12,8662064,230%
132
287-54.0%17523365-47.9%
748
62519.7%8080693716.5%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
4247
328729.2%53,635 38,646 38.8%

Sporty Hatchbacks
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2737
212628.7%26,61628,994 -8.2%
2777
226822.4%22,96523,273 -1.3%
2116
3636-41.8%20,56532,374 -36.5%
1404
1659-15.4%14,460 15,006 -3.6%
1821
3554-48.8%23,30634,918 -33.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
10,855
13,243-18.0%107,912 134,565 -19.8%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
3848
320620.0%36,43322,93058.9%
---
---------3-100%
---
--------- 45-100%
623
1031-39.6%8885 3748137%
10,802
741645.7%115,579 90,62427.5%
1908
119160.2%17,124 15,5969.8%
195
479-59.3%14991665-10.0%
2351
183228.3%23,15218,52525.0%
238
283-15.9%32034422-27.6%
1814
2774-34.6%32,25328,30713.9%
1190
1252-5.0%12,44413,992-11.1%
508
703-27.7%62656960-10.0%
5691
353660.9%54,30338,01942.6%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
29,168
23,70323.1%311,140 244,836 27.1%
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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