Small Car Sales In America – June 2015 YTD


2014 Toyota Corolla S red

In a sliding car market, U.S. sales of compact cars grew modestly in June 2015 with major assistance from the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte, smaller gains from a handful of low-volume compacts, and a 143% increase from the Volkswagen Golf.

Subcompact car sales, meanwhile, slid 4%. Blame can be cast upon the Chevrolet Sonic, the Kia Rio, and the class-leading Nissan Versa. Remove the discontinued Mazda 2 from the equation and subcompact demand was actually up 0.4% in June but remains down through the first-half of 2015.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – June 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – June 2015 YTD

The Toyota Corolla was America’s best-selling small car in June 2015 and America’s second-best-selling car overall. Corolla volume dipped slightly last month, but sales are up 9%, or nearly 16,000 units, so far this year.

USA small car sales chart June 2015
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Meanwhile, the Corolla’s closest challenger, the Honda Civic, tumbled 11% in June and is off 2014’s first-half pace by 5%, a loss of 8796 sales. 

The Corolla leads the Civic by 31,830 sales heading into the second-half of 2015, meaning the Honda would need to outsell the Toyota by significantly more than 5000 units per month in each of 2015’s remaining six months if it’s to once again become America’s leading compact car, as the Civic was in calendar year 2013.

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 • June 2016 • July 2015 • May 2015 • June 2014

Compact
June
2015
June
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD

Change
1662
928 79.1% 8471 8357 1.4%
2319
3984 -41.8% 17,598 22,090 -20.3%
22,647
26,008 -12.9% 127,938 145,338 -12.0%
6702
7225 -7.2% 49,055 37,967 29.2%
22,051
26,266 -16.0% 117,079 120,956 -3.2%
28,727
32,301 -11.1% 158,301 167,097 -5.3%
26,613
17,168 55.0% 128,698 112,497 14.4%
7907
5846 35.3% 43,182 37,951 13.8%
9251
8824 4.8% 54,878 52,148 5.2%
1255
1152 8.9% 10,622 8848 20.1%
17,200
17,097 0.6% 105,901 93,898 12.8%
7232
7342 -1.5% 46,341 44,334 4.5%
30,645
30,945 -1.0% 190,131 174,354 9.0%
6145
2528 143% 30,724 11,469 168%
11,080
12,090 -8.4% 67,018 76,307 -12.2%
Total
201,436
199,704 0.9% 1,155,937 1,113,611 3.8%

Subcompact
June
2015
June
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
7894
9718 -18.8% 36,976 50,390 -26.6%
7971
6450 23.6% 35,489 35,081 1.2%
4669
3698 26.3% 35,634 21,824 63.3%
6541
5720 14.4% 35,976 34,264 5.0%
2420
3257 -25.7% 14,835 19,966 -25.7%
14
2103 -99.3% 273 7957 -96.6%
10,190
11,613 -12.3% 66,955 67,940 -1.5%
2756
3291 -16.3% 18,921 20,283 -6.7%
2810
1322 113% 12,688 8532 48.7%
Total
45,265
47,172 -4.0% 257,747 266,237 -3.2%

City Car
June
2015
June
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
3857
3708 4.0% 19,409 22,299 -13.0%
1669
1451 15.0% 13,501 8267 63.3%
53
199 -73.4% 422 1227 -65.6%
774
673 15.0% 3624 4647 -22.0%
Total
6353
6031 5.3% 36,956 36,440 1.4%

Warm Hatches
June
2015
June
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2283
3328 -31.4% 15,390 18,179 -15.3%
2065
2554 -19.1% 11,201 14,970 -25.2%
3885
3238 20.0% 21,144 12,603 67.8%
1418
1389 2.1% 9362 9243 1.3%
2282
2585 -11.7% 13,091 16,128 -18.8%
Total
11,933
13,094 -8.9% 70,188 71,123 -1.3%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
June
2015
June
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
5526
4142 33.4% 30,549 23,657 29.1%
5971
24,815
530
1150 -53.9% 6076 6793 -10.6%
324
332
7760
14,141
11,844
12,322 -3.9% 67,986 74,999 -9.4%
2041
1956 4.3% 8278 10,621 -22.1%
248
182 36.3% 838 928 -9.6%
3948
2433 62.3% 17,893 15,322 16.8%
115
336 -65.8% 790 2294 -65.6%
2567
2559 0.3% 14,647 25,761 -43.1%
1316
1218 8.0% 8692 8218 5.8%
48
678 -92.9% 707 4286 -83.5%
7057
5434 29.9% 41,950 33,765 24.2%
Total
49,295
32,410 52.1% 237,694 206,644 15.0%

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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  • Soville

    Ford rocks!!