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% 1951 2458 -20.6%
3437
4472 -23.1% 6213 7592 -18.2%
18,301
21,836 -16.2% 36,994 38,664 -4.3%
7407
4888 51.5% 15,543 9939 56.4%
14,019
15,926 -12.0% 32,497 27,929 16.4%
21,038
21,575 -2.5% 39,737 43,399 -8.4%
15,708
16,393 -4.2% 27,948 31,719 -11.9%
5549
5513 0.7% 11,971 10,237 16.9%
8874
7286 21.8% 16,770 13,520 24.0%
2099
1279 64.1% 3614 2179 65.9%
15,354
12,339 24.4% 29,749 21,466 38.6%
7185
6360 13.0% 14,712 12,145 21.1%
27,839
25,299 10.0% 55,196 48,052 14.9%
3921
1649 138% 8120 3361 142%
10,811
11,908 -9.2% 19,780 21,676 -8.7%
Total
162,501
158,024 2.8% 320,795 294,336 9.0%

Subcompact
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2900
7586 -61.8% 6421 14,173 -54.7%
3708
4844 -23.5% 7162 9006 -20.5%
5652
3121 81.1% 11,454 6243 83.5%
4867
5925 -17.9% 9305 10,165 -8.5%
1943
2833 -31.4% 3515 5995 -41.4%
80
699 -88.6% 192 1606 -88.0%
11,909
10,280 15.8% 22,455 18,804 19.4%
2701
2681 0.7% 5315 5148 3.2%
1364
1334 2.2% 2806 2339 20.0%
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
2576 3.8% 5844 4424 32.1%
1863
1116 66.9% 3568 2286 56.1%
90
166 -45.8% 167 332 -49.7%
458
941 -51.3% 950 1462 -35.0%
Total
5085
4799 6.0% 10,529 8504 23.8%

Warm Hatches
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2333
2664 -12.4% 4719 5157 -8.5%
1555
2083 -25.3% 2857 3904 -26.8%
2719
963 182% 5120 2321 121%
1377
1363 1.0% 2596 2470 5.1%
1902
2701 -29.6% 3291 4735 -30.5%
Total
9886
9774 1.1% 18,583 18,587 -0.1%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
4921
3078 59.9% 8386 5444 54.0%
3821
5660
956
801 19.4% 1825 1530 19.3%
9965
10,584 -5.8% 18,107 18,676 -3.0%
938
1370 -31.5% 1683 2444 -31.1%
63
126 -50.0% 145 237 -38.8%
2394
2348 2.0% 4661 4186 11.3%
122
428 -71.5% 278 830 -66.5%
2183
5197 -58.0% 4184 8639 -51.6%
1469
1298 13.2% 2897 2523 14.8%
122
662 -81.6% 342 1254 -72.7%
6406
5489 16.7% 12,919 10,290 25.5%
Total
33,360
31,381 6.3% 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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