Small Car Sales In America - February 2015 YTD

2014 Nissan Versa Note
Sales of passenger cars declined in the United States in February 2015, but the large compact car segment posted 3% gains.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - February 2015 YTD
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - February 2015 YTD


Thanks to big increases from mid-level players like the Mazda 3, Dodge Dart, and Volkswagen Golf and meaningful increases from the best-selling Toyota Corolla and the steadily improving Nissan Sentra, the compact car category overcame decreases from the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, and Volkswagen Jetta.

Subcompact sales, however, slid 11% despite an 81% Honda Fit improvement and continued growth from the top-selling Nissan Versa. 

A hugely discouraging start to the year for the Chevrolet Sonic came as inventories surged: there were nearly 30,000 Sonics in stock at dealers at the beginning of February, enough for 216-day supply.

Overall GM car volume slid 21% in February 2015. But due to strong truck and utility vehicle sales, GM's total volume was up 4%. 

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 • February 2016 • March 2015 • January 2015February 2014
Compact
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD

Change
959
1301-26.3%19512458-20.6%
3437
4472-23.1%62137592-18.2%
18,301
21,836-16.2%36,99438,664-4.3%
7407
488851.5%15,543993956.4%
14,019
15,926-12.0%32,49727,92916.4%
21,038
21,575-2.5%39,737 43,399-8.4%
15,708
16,393-4.2%27,94831,719-11.9%
5549
55130.7%11,97110,23716.9%
8874
728621.8%16,770 13,52024.0%
2099
127964.1%3614 217965.9%
15,354
12,33924.4%29,749 21,46638.6%
7185
636013.0%14,71212,14521.1%
27,839
25,29910.0%55,19648,05214.9%
3921
1649138%81203361142%
10,811
11,908-9.2%19,78021,676-8.7%
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Total
162,501
158,0242.8%320,795 294,336 9.0%

Subcompact
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2900
7586-61.8%642114,173-54.7%
3708
4844-23.5%71629006-20.5%
5652
312181.1%11,454624383.5%
4867
5925-17.9%930510,165-8.5%
1943
2833-31.4%35155995-41.4%
80
699-88.6%192 1606-88.0%
11,909
10,28015.8%22,45518,80419.4%
2701
26810.7%531551483.2%
1364
13342.2%2806233920.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
35,124
39,303-10.6%68,625 73,479 -6.6%

City Car
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2674
25763.8%5844442432.1%
1863
111666.9%3568228656.1%
90
166-45.8%167332-49.7%
458
941-51.3%9501462-35.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
5085
47996.0%10,529 8504 23.8%

Warm Hatches
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2333
2664-12.4%47195157 -8.5%
1555
2083-25.3%28573904 -26.8%
2719
963182%51202321 121%
1377
13631.0%2596 2470 5.1%
1902
2701-29.6%32914735 -30.5%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
9886
97741.1%18,583 18,587 -0.1%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
4921
307859.9%8386544454.0%
3821
------5660------
956
80119.4%1825 153019.3%
9965
10,584-5.8%18,107 18,676-3.0%
938
1370-31.5%1683 2444-31.1%
63
126-50.0%145237-38.8%
2394
23482.0%4661418611.3%
122
428-71.5%278830-66.5%
2183
5197-58.0%41848639-51.6%
1469
129813.2%2897252314.8%
122
662-81.6%3421254-72.7%
6406
548916.7%12,91910,29025.5%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
33,360
31,3816.3%61,087 56,053 9.0%
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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Small Car Sales In America - February 2016 YTD
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U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - February 2015 YTD
Midsize Car Sales In America - February 2015 YTD

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