Small Car Sales In America - December 2014 And 2014 Year End

2014 Toyota Corolla
America's passenger car market grew by less than 2% in 2014, but compact car volume was up 3% and subcompact volume jumped 4%. 


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - December & 2014 Year End
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - December & 2014 Year End


USA small car sales chart 2014
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From the best-selling compact, Toyota's Corolla (up 12% to 339,498 units), to the top-selling Nissan Versa subcompact (up 19% to a record-high 139,781 units), to off-beat small cars like the Kia Soul (up 23% to a record-high 145,316), a wide variety of small cars posted meaningful improvements compared with 2013.

But there were also cars which struggled to match 2013's pace. The Honda Civic slid 3% in 2014. Ford Focus volume fell 6%. The Mitsubishi Lancer, already wildly unpopular, fell 15%. The Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio, and two Toyota subcompacts posted losses, as well. Outside the mainstream, the Fiat 500, Hyundai Veloster, Mini Cooper, Scion tC, and Volkswagen Beetle combined for an 18% year-over-year decline.

2015 will be a year of great change, as many of these mainstream, high-volume cars face new challengers from subcompact utility vehicles like the Honda HR-V, Chevrolet Trax, Jeep Renegade, and Fiat 500X, a segment of crossover that's already begun eating into conventional small car volume.

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 • December 2015 • January 2015 • November 2014 • December 2013
Compact
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013

Change
1730
157310.0%17,85420,430-12.6%
3017
29293.0%43,74345,527-3.9%
17,800
18,162-2.0%273,060248,22410.0%
6881
544926.3%83,85883,3880.6%
14,883
15,569-4.4%219,634234,570-6.4%
25,337
29,000-12.6%325,981 336,180-3.0%
18,860
21,692-13.1%222,023247,912-10.4%
5306
430223.3%69,33666,1464.8%
9719
766926.7%104,985 104,7130.3%
1547
136213.6%16,495 19,451-15.2%
15,393
10,79942.5%183,268 129,14341.9%
8624
662930.1%83,48876,8258.7%
---
---------2859-100%
30,125
22,56233.5%339,498302,18012.4%
4405
1852138%33,67530,9318.9%
15,578
15,3931.2%160,873163,793-1.8%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
179,205
164,9428.6%2,177,771 2,112,272 3.1%

Subcompact
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
---
---------2-100%
5456
443523.0%93,51885,6469.2%
3724
4476-16.8%63,19271,073-11.1%
6450
461739.7%59,34053,51310.9%
8566
710020.6%63,30960,4584.7%
1924
2156-10.8%35,93340,742-11.8%
159
1228-87.1%13,615 11,75715.8%
9129
88643.0%139,781117,35219.1%
2839
28101.0%40,57041,979-3.4%
1605
601167.1%13,27421,342-37.8%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
39,852
36,2879.8%522,532 503,864 3.7%

City Car
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
3007
171275.6%39,15934,13014.7%
1135
1388-18.2%16,7082935469%
87
201-56.7%20404046-49.6%
973
85513.8%10,453926412.8%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
5202
415625.2%68,360 50,375 35.7%

Warm Hatches
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
2302
2324-0.9%33,70835,834 -5.9%
1685
3047-44.7%27,59830,711 -10.1%
4545
388716.9%31,38541,915 -25.2%
1128
1143-1.3%17,947 19,094 -6.0%
2270
2819-19.5%29,18243,134 -32.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
11,930
13,220-9.8%139,820 170,688 -18.1%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
3102
276112.4%48,89231,95653.0%
---
---------3-100%
739
------739------
---
--------- 45-100%
1482
14214.3%12,413 740267.7%
9906
634556.1%145,316 118,07923.1%
1941
2055-5.5%22,645 21,3256.2%
129
650-80.2%20823262-36.2%
2755
235816.8%31,05424,95124.5%
186
432-56.9%37855461-30.7%
2155
3076-29.9%38,18438,1570.1%
1480
128814.9%16,58317,849-7.1%
288
662-56.5%73779005-18.1%
5482
5525-0.8%70,95653,74132.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
29,645
26,57311.6%400,026 331,236 20.8%
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.

 RECOMMENDED READING
Small Car Sales In America - December 2015 YTD
Small Car Sales In America - January 2015
Small Car Sales In America - November 2014 YTD
Small Car Sales In America - December 2013 YTD
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - December 2014  
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - December 2014 & Year End
Midsize Car Sales In America - December 2014 & Year End

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