Small Car Sales In America – July 2015 YTD


2014 Honda Civic grey

July 2015 marked the first month since September 2014 that the Toyota Corolla wasn’t America’s best-selling small car; the first month since September 2014 that the Honda Civic was America’s best-selling small car. 

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

Civic volume rose 4% to 31,139 units, a 1101-unit increase. That alone would have been enough had Corolla volume remained level compared with July 2014, but Corolla sales dropped 2% to 30,249 units, a modest 584-unit decrease.

Overall, compact car volume is on the rise, both in July and through the first seven months of 2015.

Subcompacts? Not so much.

USA small car sales chart July 2015
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Not only did the class-leading Nissan Versa plunge 36%, but the category it leads plunged 25% as every rival save for the Hyundai Accent and Toyota Yaris posted decreased July volume, as well. In total, subcompact sales slid by 12,420 units in July; by nearly 21,000 units year-to-date. 

Moreover, city cars like the Chevrolet Spark, Mitsubishi Mirage, Smart Fortwo, Scion iQ, and Fiat 500 tumbled, too. So did the Volkswagen Beetle and Hyundai Veloster.

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 • July 2016 • August 2015 • June 2015 • July 2014

Compact
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD

Change
1613
1235 30.6% 10,084 9592 5.1%
2379
3190 -25.4% 19,977 25,280 -21.0%
21,339
20,926 2.0% 149,277 166,264 -10.2%
5866
7483 -21.6% 54,921 45,450 20.8%
17,027
17,724 -3.9% 134,106 138,680 -3.3%
31,139
30,038 3.7% 189,440 197,135 -3.9%
22,135
22,213 -0.4% 150,833 134,710 12.0%
7868
5566 41.4% 51,050 43,517 17.3%
9504
9381 1.3% 64,382 61,529 4.6%
1292
1178 9.7% 11,914 10,026 18.8%
18,511
17,579 5.3% 124,412 111,477 11.6%
10,243
7373 38.9% 56,584 51,707 9.4%
30,249
30,833 -1.9% 220,380 205,187 7.4%
6717
2446 175% 37,441 13,915 169%
11,562
13,142 -12.0% 78,580 89,449 -12.2%
Total
197,444
190,307 3.7% 1,353,381 1,303,918 3.8%

Subcompact
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
5102
6430 -20.7% 42,078 56,820 -25.9%
5491
7545 -27.2% 40,980 42,626 -3.9%
4332
5115 -15.3% 39,966 26,939 48.4%
4276
3755 13.9% 40,252 38,019 5.9%
2227
3791 -41.3% 17,062 23,757 -28.2%
10
2075 -99.5% 283 10,032 -97.2%
9949
15,630 -36.3% 76,904 83,570 -8.0%
3517
3700 -4.9% 22,438 23,983 -6.4%
1403
686 105% 14,091 9218 52.9%
Total
36,307
48,727 -25.5% 294,054 314,964 -6.6%

City Car
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
3287
3715 -11.5% 22,696 26,014 -12.8%
1553
1593 -2.5% 15,054 9860 52.7%
27
174 -84.5% 449 1401 -68.0%
441
1351 -67.4% 4065 5998 -32.2%
Total
5308
6833 -22.3% 42,264 43,273 -2.3%

Warm Hatches
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1959
2371 -17.4% 17,349 20,550 -15.6%
2060
2237 -7.9% 13,261 17,207 -22.9%
3893
3479 11.9% 25,037 16,083 55.7%
1421
1685 -15.7% 10,783 10,928 -1.3%
2309
2452 -5.8% 15,400 18,580 -17.1%
Total
11,642
12,224 -4.8% 81,830 83,348 -1.8%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
July
2015
July
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
6826
4061 68.1% 37,375 27,718 34.8%
6111
30,926
314
1436 -78.1% 6390 8229 -22.3%
962
1294
5909
20,050
13,975
14,709 -5.0% 81,961 89,708 -8.6%
1203
2183 -44.9% 9481 12,804 -26.0%
95
149 -36.2% 933 1076 -13.3%
3242
2610 24.2% 21,135 17,932 17.9%
52
324 -84.0% 842 2618 -67.8%
2347
2325 0.9% 16,994 28,086 -39.5%
1316
1415 -7.0% 10,008 9633 3.9%
43
682 -93.7% 750 4968 -84.9%
8575
6603 29.9% 50,525 40,368 25.2%
Total
50,970
36,497 39.6% 288,664 243,140 18.7%

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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