Small Car Sales In America - September 2015 YTD

2016 Honda Civic
No auto analyst will deny that U.S. car buyers are gradually becoming U.S. crossover buyers, but there are still corners of the car market that are generating more U.S. sales activity in 2015 than they were in 2014.

Compact car sales, for example, increased by more than 2% in the first three quarters of 2015 as the majority of contenders' improvements erased the sharp declines from two GM cars, the Ford Focus, and the Volkswagen Jetta. It's worth noting that the compact cars which are selling less often this year than last have either already been revealed in all-new guise (Cruze, Civic) or are nearing the end of their current lifecycles. 


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


As Honda preps the launch of the tenth-generation Civic the company revealed in September, the clear-out of the ninth-gen model began in earnest. As a result, the Civic was America's top-selling small car in September 2015 thanks to a 27% year-over-year increase. 

USA small car sales chart September 2015
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Scion began selling its version of the Toyota Auris hatchback in September. It quickly became Scion's second-best-selling model, trailing only the iA, another new Scion which went on sale in September. 

The Scion iA ranked sixth among subcompacts in its first month on the market, ahead of the rapidly declining Honda Fit, the CVT-equipped models for which are now in recall mode.

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 • September 2016 • October 2015 • August 2015September 2014
Compact
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD

Change
1614
146410.2%13,35812,8543.9%
2377
3913-39.3%25,00234,327-27.2%
14,032
18,415-23.8%177,970208,114-14.5%
7244
69234.6%68,31960,76312.4%
13,437
15,397-12.7%163,864176,156-7.0%
28,278
22,26327.0%249,749 253,430-1.5%
20,724
18,84810.0%193,962176,40310.0%
5388
451719.3%63,30053,79317.7%
7757
7859-1.3%82,300 80,2592.5%
1116
97114.9%14,270 12,09418.0%
14,196
12,55713.1%154,270 141,2169.2%
1353
------1353 ------
8588
521064.8%75,61364,32917.5%
26,636
20,53029.7%278,742258,8057.7%
5251
348750.6%49,76721,201135%
7773
10,245-24.1%97,465115,055-15.3%
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Total
165,764
152,5998.6%1,709,304 1,668,799 2.4%

Subcompact
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
3780
8328-54.6%50,53577,947-35.2%
6996
418567.2%53,86852,4032.8%
1279
6628-80.7%44,14639,61811.4%
3640
3662-0.6%48,62546,4054.8%
1480
2240-33.9%20,27629,387-31.0%
4
1585-99.7%292 12,697-97.7%
18,053
12,07249.5%109,832110,272-0.4%
2035
------2035 ------
3367
31925.5%29,64931,564-6.1%
586
598-2.0%15,53510,33950.3%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
41,220
42,490-3.0%374,793 410,632 -8.7%

City Car
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2371
202717.0%27,83930,937-10.0%
1348
13400.6%17,97112,86639.7%
7
132-94.7%4651752-73.5%
750
7480.3%54328080-32.8%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
4476
42475.4%51,707 53,635 -3.6%

Warm Hatches
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1926
2737-29.6%21,32926,616 -19.9%
2118
2777-23.7%17,65522,965 -23.1%
3132
211648.0%31,59820,565 53.6%
1208
1404-14.0%13,525 14,460 -6.5%
1539
1821-15.5%19,06623,306 -18.2%
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Total
9923
10,8558.6%103,173 107,912 -4.4%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
5624
384846.2%49,28536,43335.3%
1640
------43,051------
339
623-45.6%7034 8885-20.8%
1133
------3456------
4608
------29,225------
13,614
10,80226.0%112,683 115,579-2.5%
1340
------2038------
1180
1908-38.2%12,059 17,124-29.6%
102
195-47.7%13171499-12.1%
3140
235133.6%27,56123,15219.0%
24
238-89.9%9123203-71.5%
2108
181416.2%21,46232,253-33.5%
1117
1190-6.1%12,50112,4440.5%
12
508-97.6%7786265-87.6%
7414
569130.3%66,73854,30322.9%
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---
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Total
43,395
29,16848.8%390,100 311,140 25.4%
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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