Small Car Sales In America - March 2015 YTD

2015 Mini Cooper 4-door
In a stagnant passenger car market, U.S. sales of compact cars are up 7% through the first-quarter of 2015. 


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


Thanks to big gains from many mid-level players (Dart, 3, Impreza, for example), meaningful improvements from higher-volume sedans (Corolla, Elantra, Sentra), and increasingly useful increases from low-volume compacts (Forte, Lancer, Golf), the category has overcome declines from the Volkswagen Jetta, Chevrolet Cruze, and Honda Civic.

USA small car sales chart March 2015
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Their smaller siblings, however, aren't moving forward at nearly the same pace. Category-wide subcompact volume is down 9% as the massive declines from the Chevrolet Sonic, Fird Fiesta, Kia Rio, and Mazda 2 haven't been matched by consequent increases on the part of the steadily more popular cars.

Mini is now reporting an even greater breakdown of Cooper sales, visible in this month's year-to-date rankings of every vehicle and brand. Besides the 540 Clubmans, Convertibles, Coupes, and Roadsters sold, BMW USA also declared 2126 Cooper Hardtop 2-door sales and 1509 sales of the 4-door Cooper Hardtop. GCBC officially appreciates the transparency.

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

Change
1554
1683-7.7%35054141-15.4%
2866
3289-12.9%907910,881-16.6%
23,598
26,521-11.0%60,59265,185-7.0%
9572
613556.0%25,11516,07456.2%
20,497
23,974-14.5%52,99451,9032.1%
26,985
27,697-2.6%66,722 71,096-6.2%
28,794
21,51833.8%56,74253,2376.6%
7537
70486.9%19,50817,28512.9%
10,534
10,536-0.1%27,304 24,05613.5%
2425
2663-8.9%6039 484224.7%
21,277
19,32310.1%51,026 40,78925.1%
7835
8089-3.1%22,54720,23411.4%
35,532
29,68519.7%90,72877,73716.7%
4643
1989133%12,7635350139%
11,583
15,692-26.2%31,36337,368-16.1%
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Total
215,232
205,8424.6%536,027 500,178 7.2%

Subcompact
March 
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
4894
10,060-51.4%11,31524,233-53.3%
4948
6592-24.9%12,11015,598-22.4%
6640
420158.1%18,09410,44473.2%
7494
584328.3%16,79916,0084.9%
2483
3571-30.5%59989566-37.3%
36
2202-98.4%228 3808-94.0%
14,543
15,799-8.0%36,99834,6036.9%
3564
3685-3.3%887988330.5%
2518
180539.5%5324414428.5%
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Total
47,120
53,758-12.3%115,745 127,237 -9.0%

City Car
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
3260
5117-36.3%91049541-4.6%
2488
149966.0%6056378560.0%
65
259-74.9%232591-60.7%
583
775-24.8%15332237-31.5%
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Total
6396
7650-16.4%16,925 16,154 4.8%

Warm Hatches
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
3276
3316-1.2%79958473 -5.6%
2380
2782-14.5%52376686 -21.7%
4175
1625157%92953946 136%
1777
1860-4.5%4373 4330 1.0%
2444
3432-28.8%57358167 -29.8%
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Total
14,052
13,0158.0%32,635 31,602 3.3%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
5650
52797.0%14,03610,72330.9%
4026
------9686------
1218
1422-14.3%3043 29523.1%
12,731
13,992-9.0%30,838 32,668-5.6%
1542
1861-17.1%3225 4305-25.1%
112
169-33.7%257406-36.7%
3226
3264-1.2%788774505.9%
176
418-57.9%4541248-63.6%
2838
6943-59.1%702215,582-54.9%
1575
15342.7%4472405710.2%
114
800-85.8%4562054-77.8%
7162
65858.8%20,08116,87519.0%
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Total
40,370
42,267-4.5%101,457 98,320 3.2%
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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