Small Car Sales In America – November 2015 YTD


2017 Hyundai Elantra red

The launch of Honda’s tenth-generation Civic, combined with the clear-out of ninth-gen Civics, propelled Honda’s compact to a first-place small car finish in the United States in November 2015.

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

November 2015 sales of compact cars in America dropped 7%, though on a daily selling rate basis – November 2015 possessed two fewer selling days than November 2014 – sales were actually up by slightly less than 1%. 

Total Civic volume jumped 9%, a gain of 1990 units, as Honda automatically attracts much of the attention paid to new compacts. 

USA small car sales chart November 2015
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The Toyota Corolla, currently the best-selling small car in America, is quickly becoming an older member of the segment, as new compacts are about to be launched in the form of the Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Elantra, and Nissan Sentra.

Subcompact sales volume, meanwhile, followed the year-to-date trend, sliding 9% in November, just as the subcompact category has fallen 9% through the first 11 months of the year. 

November’s two top-selling subcompacts both posted increased volume, year-over-year, but apart from those two cars – Nissan Versa and Hyundai Accent – all competitors save for the all-new Scion iA tumbled. Non Versa/Accent/iA subcompact sales were down 33% in November 2015.

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 • November 2016 • December 2015 • October 2015November 2014

Compact
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD

Change
1353
1652 -18.1% 16,571 16,124 2.8%
1646
3335 -50.6% 29,341 40,726 -28.0%
16,073
22,857 -29.7% 209,753 255,260 -17.8%
6190
9012 -31.3% 80,661 76,977 4.8%
11,186
14,862 -24.7% 191,473 204,751 -6.5%
25,050
23,060 8.6% 302,588 300,644 0.6%
17,634
14,002 25.9% 227,464 203,163 12.0%
5010
5047 -0.7% 73,508 64,030 14.8%
7405
7761 -4.6% 98,047 95,266 2.9%
1011
1490 -32.1% 16,367 14,948 9.5%
14,505
13,530 7.2% 183,749 167,875 9.5%
1091
3852
7405
5296 39.8% 91,371 74,864 22.0%
24,194
25,609 -5.5% 330,887 309,373 7.0%
4110
3993 2.9% 59,593 29,270 104%
11,022
15,633 -29.5% 117,036 145,295 -19.4%
Total
154,885
167,139 -7.3% 2,032,261 1,998,566 1.7%

Subcompact
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
3653
4852 -24.7% 57,482 88,062 -34.7%
3422
3436 -0.4% 60,908 59,468 2.4%
3018
6421 -53.0% 48,527 52,890 -8.2%
5041
3499 44.1% 58,768 54,743 7.4%
898
2088 -57.0% 22,745 34,009 -33.1%
3
302 -99.0% 296 13,456 -97.8%
9783
9283 5.4% 133,470 130,652 2.2%
1785
5797
2601
2975 -12.6% 35,623 37,731 -5.6%
348
634 -45.1% 16,402 11,669 40.6%
Total
30,552
33,490 -8.8% 440,018 482,680 -8.8%

City Car
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1628
2861 -43.1% 31,469 36,152 -13.0%
1085
1333 -18.6% 20,253 15,573 30.1%
7
82 -91.5% 480 1953 -75.4%
662
815 -18.8% 6815 9480 -28.1%
Total
3382
5091 -33.6% 59,017 63,158 -6.6%

Warm Hatches
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
968
1984 -51.2% 23,583 31,406 -24.9%
2204
1296 70.1% 21,999 25,913 -15.1%
2854
3193 -10.6% 37,297 26,840 39.0%
878
1124 -21.9% 15,483 16,819 -7.9%
1011
1665 -39.3% 21,356 26,912 -20.6%
Total
7915
9262 -14.5% 119,718 127,890 -6.4%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
5133
4577 12.1% 61,051 45,790 33.3%
6481
57,707
228
1127 -79.8% 7555 10,931 -30.9%
1833
7467
3505
37,232
10,045
9146 9.8% 134,974 135,410 -0.3%
1323
4743
1260
1545 -18.4% 14,538 20,704 -29.8%
330
271 21.8% 1670 1953 -14.5%
2955
2679 10.3% 33,610 28,299 18.8%
4
183 -97.8% 930 3599 -74.2%
1897
2008 -5.5% 25,163 36,029 -30.2%
815
1414 -42.4% 14,337 15,103 -5.1%
2
352 -99.4% 786 7089 -88.9%
6786
5799 17.0% 80,837 65,474 23.5%
Total
42,597
29,101 46.4% 482,600 370,381 30.3%

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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