Small Car Sales In America - April 2016 YTD

2016 Hyundai Accent hatchback red
America's three top-selling compact cars produced 47% of April 2016's compact car sales volume, as the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Nissan Sentra all sold more often in April 2016 than in April 2015.


U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - April 2016 YTD
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - April 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - April 2016 YTD


In the case of the Civic and Sentra, the gains of these two recently revamped/refreshed were significant last month. The Civic, America's top-selling car overall in April 2016, jumped 25% to 35,331 units, a 23-month high. Nissan's Sentra, which averaged approximately 15,000 monthly sales in calendar year 2014, is averaging more than 20,000 monthly sales in 2016 so far.

Yet while Civic, Corolla, and Sentra sales increased in April along with rivals from Kia and Mazda, the losses posted by the transitioning Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra, increasingly unpopular Dodge Dart, and struggling Volkswagens brought the compact car category down. Both in April and on year-to-date terms, U.S. sales of compact cars are down 5%.

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In the midst of the Elantra's sharp decline, Hyundai increased Accent availability and volume. The Accent was the lone subcompact to post increased sales in April 2016. Hyunda, which typically sells 5200 Accents per month, sold 12,933 Accents in April. 

Toyota's Mazda-based Scion iA also added more than 3000 sales to the subcompact sector's total volume

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 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015
Compact
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
1633
16310.1%5920513615.3%
2399
2954-18.8%10,62412,033-11.7%
14,153
20,947-32.4%51,39481,539-37.0%
4392
8571-48.8%21,26033,686-36.9%
15,983
18,100-11.7%66,19871,094-6.9%
35,331
28,38024.5%122,634 95,10229.0%
12,361
21,911-43.6%51,72478,653-34.2%
9740
718335.6%33,66226,69126.1%
10,722
800633.9%32,855 35,310-7.0%
1023
1865-45.1%6477 7904-18.1%
19,145
17,05912.2%82,089 68,08520.6%
1542
------5768 ------
7932
8024-1.1%29,39230,571-3.9%
32,111
31,9900.4%116,371122,718-5.2%
5108
5508-7.3%17,24118,271-5.6%
10,694
11,700-8.6%38,71743,063-10.1%
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Total
184,269
193,829-4.9%692,326 729,856 -5.1%

Subcompact
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
5102
8700-41.1%17,72920,015-11.4%
4462
5982-25.4%15,32518,092-15.3%
5132
6529-21.4%16,64524,623-32.4%
12,933
820857.6%30,75925,00723.0%
2523
2802-10.0%78898800-10.4%
3
21-85.7%3 249-98.8%
9165
9646-5.0%45,66446,644-2.1%
3023
------10,432 ------
1676
3523-52.4%830912,402-33.0%
1365
2153-36.6%40487477-45.9%
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Total
45,384
47,564-4.6%156,803 163,309 -4.0%

City Car
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
3082
3743-17.7%823712,847-35.9%
3302
240737.2%9534846312.7%
1
73-98.6%4305-98.7%
466
480-2.9%17662013-12.3%
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---
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Total
6851
67032.2%19,541 23,628 -17.3%

Warm Hatches
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1488
2498-40.4%526610,493 -49.8%
2792
165069.2%92586887 34.4%
3538
4150-14.7%11,98113,445 -10.9%
1077
1693-36.4%3838 6066 -36.7%
1171
2389-51.0%44908124 -44.7%
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Total
10,066
12,380-18.7%34,833 45,015 -22.6%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
6589
558717.9%23,80819,62321.3%
4510
345130.7%18,23713,13738.8%
463
1258-63.2%1730 4301-59.8%
1094
------5058------
6969
------22,484------
11,517
11,4180.9%44,593 42,2565.5%
1504
------6429------
1249
12440.4%3615 4469-19.1%
9
82-89.0%39339-88.5%
2614
2674-2.2%10,31210,561-2.4%
1
113-99.1%14567-97.5%
1890
2433-22.3%77619455-17.9%
312
1406-77.8%24185878-58.9%
1
111-99.1%8567-98.6%
7607
69369.7%27,15727,0170.5%
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Total
46,329
36,71326.2%173,663 138,170 25.7%
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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Small Car Sales In America - May 2016
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Small Car Sales In America - April 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - April 2016
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - April 2016
Midsize Car Sales In America - April 2016 YTD

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