Small Car Sales In America - February 2016 YTD

2016 Chevrolet Sonic
U.S. sales of passenger cars decreased in February 2016, albeit by less than 1%.

U.S. sales of compact cars, however, jumped 5% thanks to significant gains from the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Kia Forte, and Nissan Sentra, plus a meaningful 5% uptick from the class-leading Toyota Corolla.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - February 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - February 2016 YTD


After tumbling 9% in calendar year 2015 and tumbling nearly 17% in the first month of 2016, U.S. sales of subcompact cars improved marginally in February 2016. The 2% increase was powered largely by a 46% jump in Chevrolet Sonic volume.

GM has averaged 4300 monthly Sonic sales since September. GM averaged 7800 monthly Sonic sales in 2014.

USA small car sales chart February 2016
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There are a bundle of new small vehicles on sale in the United States, but most compete under the small "crossover" banner as supposed "light trucks." The Scion iM and Scion iA are exceptions. They owned 0.8% and 6.5% of the compact and subcompact car categories in 2016's first two months, respectively. But both cars are discontinued, in a sense. They'll be migrating to the Toyota brand before year's end.

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 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 • January 2016February 2015
Compact
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
1500
95956.4%2733195140.1%
3066
3437-10.8%59256213-4.6%
12,998
18,301-29.0%27,36036,994-26.0%
6771
7407-8.6%11,51915,543-25.9%
18,620
14,01932.8%31,59732,497-2.8%
27,707
21,03831.7%54,448 39,73737.0%
11,973
15,708-23.8%21,85827,948-21.8%
8187
554947.5%13,51611,97112.9%
7275
8874-18.0%14,826 16,770-11.6%
1997
2099-4.9%3520 3614-2.6%
20,599
15,35434.2%36,743 29,74923.5%
1317
------2567 ------
6812
7185-5.2%13,53014,712-8.0%
29,342
27,8395.4%51,70455,196-6.3%
3645
3921-7.0%76388120-5.9%
9375
10,811-13.3%17,55219,780-11.3%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
171,184
162,5015.3%317,036 320,795 -1.2%

Subcompact
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4241
290046.2%7919642123.3%
3754
37081.2%63147162-11.8%
3647
5652-35.5%674211,454-41.1%
4897
48670.6%994793056.9%
1461
1943-24.8%28913515-17.8%
---
80-100%--- 192-100%
12,249
11,9092.9%20,25522,455-9.8%
2305
------4145 ------
2263
2701-16.2%40265315-24.3%
908
1364-33.4%14562806-48.1%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
35,725
35,1241.7%63,695 68,625 -7.2%

City Car
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1761
2674-34.1%28825844-50.7%
1156
1863-38.0%21193568-40.6%
1
90-98.9%3167-98.2%
422
458-7.9%821950-13.6%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
3340
5085-34.3%5825 10,529 -44.7%

Warm Hatches
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1081
2333-53.7%22884719 -51.5%
2101
155535.1%41242857 44.3%
2251
2719-18.8%49775120 -2.8%
917
1377-33.4%1632 2596 -37.1%
912
1902-52.1%18513291 -43.8%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
7262
9886-26.5%14,872 18,583 -20.0%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
5873
492119.3%10,793838628.7%
4814
382126.0%8560566051.2%
365
956-61.8%734 1825-59.8%
1547
------2565------
4940
------9117------
11,842
996518.8%21,033 18,10716.2%
1793
------3168------
581
938-38.1%1085 1683-35.5%
7
63-88.9%15145-89.7%
2591
23948.2%482446613.5%
7
122-94.3%10278-96.4%
1863
2183-14.7%33734184-19.4%
787
1469-46.4%15692897-45.8%
1
122-99.2%4342-98.8%
6129
6406-4.3%12,57712,919-2.6%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
43,140
33,36029.3%79,427 61,087 30.0%
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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Midsize Car Sales In America - February 2016 YTD

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