Small Car Sales In America – June 2016 YTD


2016 Chevrolet Spark green

The Honda Civic, Kia Forte, and Nissan Sentra continued their assault on America’s compact car market in June 2016, collectively growing their sales by 15% as the overall compact car category slid 5%.

Through the first-half of 2016, the Civic, Forte, and Sentra are the only three cars in the segment to record more sales this year than in the first-half of 2015. Jointly, their market share grew from 26.6% to 33.7%.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – June 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – June 2016 YTD

The Civic now leads the Toyota Corolla by 7647 units heading into the second-half of 2016. At this stage one year ago, the Civic was nearly 32,000 sales behind the Toyota. Only one car, Toyota’s larger Camry, has outsold the Civic so far this year.

Among subcompact cars, the gains of another Nissan stand out. The more affordable Versa is on track for a seventh consecutive year of record U.S. sales. Combined, its two closest rivals – Accent and Sonic – don’t sell as often as the Nissan.

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USA small car sales chart June 2016
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Speaking of affordability, the new Chevrolet Spark – priced from $13,535 – is quickly climbing the passenger car sales leaderboard. Spark sales rose 70% in June, an increase of 2702 sales. 

At the end of April, the Spark was America’s 62nd-best-selling car. The Spark ranks 49th now.

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 • July 2016 • May 2016June 2015

Compact
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
1114
1662 -33.0% 8458 8471 -0.2%
2025
2319 -12.7% 14,719 17,598 -16.4%
18,666
22,647 -17.6% 86,731 127,938 -32.2%
3305
6702 -50.7% 29,079 49,055 -40.7%
19,491
22,051 -11.6% 103,144 117,079 -11.9%
31,810
28,727 10.7% 189,840 158,301 19.9%
22,414
26,613 -15.8% 96,306 128,698 -25.2%
9170
7907 16.0% 52,742 43,182 22.1%
8399
9251 -9.2% 51,381 54,877 -6.4%
1028
1255 -18.1% 8434 10,622 -20.6%
20,721
17,200 20.5% 123,014 105,901 16.2%
1570
9081
8124
7232 12.3% 45,771 46,341 -1.2%
30,950
30,645 1.0% 182,193 190,131 -4.2%
4606
6145 -25.0% 26,322 30,724 -14.3%
8617
11,080 -22.2% 58,279 67,018 -13.0%
Total
192,010
201,436 -4.7% 1,085,494 1,155,936 -6.1%

Subcompact
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
7583
7894 -3.9% 28,292 36,976 -23.5%
4064
7971 -49.0% 25,539 35,489 -28.0%
5034
4669 7.8% 27,385 35,634 -23.1%
3139
6541 -52.0% 39,330 35,976 9.3%
5238
2420 116% 15,368 14,835 3.6%
14 -100% 3 273 -98.9%
14,683
10,190 44.1% 72,461 66,955 8.2%
2939
16,427
1355
2756 -50.8% 11,573 18,921 -38.8%
1300
2810 -53.7% 6584 12,688 -48.1%
Total
45,335
45,265 0.1% 242,962 257,747 -5.7%

City Car
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
6559
3857 70.1% 18,291 19,409 -5.8%
1541
1669 -7.7% 13,173 13,501 -2.4%
1
53 -98.1% 6 422 -98.6%
407
774 -47.4% 2593 3624 -28.4%
Total
8508
6353 33.9% 34,063 36,956 -7.8%

Warm Hatches
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1113
2283 -51.2% 7932 15,390 -48.5%
1700
2065 -17.7% 12,923 11,201 15.4%
3478
3885 -10.5% 18,809 21,144 -14.2%
905
1418 -36.2% 5786 9362 -38.2%
1105
2282 -51.6% 6773 13,091 -48.3%
Total
8301
11,933 -30.4% 52,223 70,188 -25.6%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
6091
5526 10.2% 36,421 30,549 19.2%
5796
5971 -2.9% 29,135 24,815 17.4%
274
530 -48.3% 2338 6076 -61.5%
1156
324 257% 7464 332 2148%
6567
7760 -15.4% 36,443 14,141 158%
12,229
11,844 3.3% 70,528 67,986 3.7%
1512
9502
1429
2041 -30.0% 6280 8278 -24.1%
7
248 -97.2% 55 838 -93.4%
3459
3948 -12.4% 16,831 17,893 -5.9%
115 -100% 15 790 -98.1%
2524
2567 -1.7% 12,556 14,647 -14.3%
76
1316 -94.2% 2629 8692 -69.8%
48 -100% 8 707 -98.9%
7658
7057 8.5% 43,282 41,950 3.2%
Total
48,778
49,295 -1.0% 273,487 237,694 15.1%

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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