Small Car Sales In America – November 2014 YTD


In an American car market which failed to produce any growth in November 2014, compact car sales were up 8%. A gain of 12,000 units was powered by a large number of nameplates, from the 26% improvements from the Chevrolet Cruze and Volkswagen Jetta to the Dodge Dart’s 39% jump and the Volkswagen Golf’s 78% boost. In fact, November 2014 was the new Dart’s best month ever.

U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – November 2014 YTD
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – November 2014 YTD
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – November 2014 YTD

USA small car sales chart November 2014
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Sales of the top-selling small car in America, the Toyota Corolla, rose 14%. The Corolla (dying Matrix included, as per Toyota’s sales release) now leads the second-ranked Honda Civic by 8729 units heading into December. After four sub-300K sales years, 2014 is the Corolla’s second consecutive year with more than 300,000 U.S. sales. 

To put that in context, consider the sales figures achieved by America’s best-selling car so far this year: Toyota Camry volume is up 5% to 396,988. Meanwhile, America’s best-selling subcompact, the Nissan Versa is up 20% to 130,652.

For the Versa, this means its year-to-date volume is 48% better than the sales of its next-best-selling rival, the Chevrolet Sonic. The Sonic ranked third in the category in November behind both the Versa and Honda Fit, sales of which shot up 55% now that the third-gen model is readily available. Yet even with the Fit’s big gains, subcompact volume was level in November after rising 3.4% through the first ten months of 2014.

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 • November 2015 • December 2014 • October 2014 • November 2013

Compact
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD

Change
1652
1582 4.4% 16,124 18,857 -14.5%
3335
2724 22.4% 40,726 42,598 -4.4%
22,857
18,200 25.6% 255,260 230,062 11.0%
9012
6486 38.9% 76,977 77,939 -1.2%
14,862
15,239 -2.5% 204,751 219,001 -6.5%
23,060
26,291 -12.3% 300,644 307,180 -2.1%
14,002
16,751 -16.4% 203,163 226,220 -10.2%
5047
4423 14.1% 64,030 61,844 3.5%
7761
7756 0.1% 95,266 97,044 -1.8%
1490
1508 -1.2% 14,948 18,089 -17.4%
13,530
11,664 16.0% 167,875 118,344 41.9%
5296
5274 0.4% 74,864 70,196 6.6%
2859 -100%
25,609
22,434 14.2% 309,373 279,618 10.6%
3993
2243 78.0% 29,269 29,079 0.7%
15,633
12,417 25.9% 145,295 148,400 -2.1%
Total
167,139
154,992 7.8% 1,998,565 1,947,330 2.6%

Subcompact
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2 -100%
4852
4712 3.0% 88,062 81,211 8.4%
3436
4642 -26.0% 59,468 66,597 -10.7%
6421
4140 55.1% 52,890 48,896 8.2%
3499
4641 -24.6% 54,743 53,358 2.6%
2088
2474 -15.6% 34,009 38,586 -11.9%
302
724 -58.3% 13,456 10,529 27.8%
9283
8327 11.5% 130,652 108,488 20.4%
2975
3001 -0.9% 37,731 39,169 -3.7%
634
712 -11.0% 11,669 20,741 -43.7%
Total
33,490
33,373 0.3% 482,680 467,577 3.2%

City Car
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2861
1741 64.3% 36,152 32,418 11.5%
1333
1052 26.7% 15,573 1547 907%
82
234 -65.0% 1953 3845 -49.2%
815
959 -15.0% 9480 8409 12.7%
Total
5091
3986 27.7% 63,158 46,219 36.6%

Warm Hatches
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1984
2138 -7.2% 31,406 33,510 -6.3%
1296
2216 -41.5% 25,913 27,664 -6.3%
3193
2509 27.3% 26,840 38,028 -29.4%
1124
1446 -22.3% 16,819 17,951 -6.3%
1665
2842 -41.4% 26,912 40,315 -33.2%
Total
9533
11,151 -14.5% 127,890 157,468 -18.8%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
November
2014
November
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
4577
2663 71.9% 45,790 29,195 56.8%
3 -100%
45 -100%
1127
937 20.3% 10,931 5981 82.8%
9146
12,870 -28.9% 135,410 111,734 21.2%
1545
1435 7.7% 20,704 19,270 7.4%
271
631 -57.1% 1953 2612 -25.2%
2679
2059 30.1% 28,299 22,593 25.3%
183
310 -41.0% 3599 5029 -28.4%
2008
3446 -41.7% 36,029 35,081 2.7%
1414
1323 6.9% 15,103 16,561 -8.8%
352
667 -47.2% 7089 8343 -15.0%
5799
5311 9.2% 65,474 48,216 35.8%
Total
29,101
31,652 -8.1% 370,381 304,663 21.6%

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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