Small Car Sales In America – October 2016 YTD


2016 Honda Fit grey

U.S. sales of compact cars slid 7.5% in October 2016, essentially flat on a daily selling rate basis given the brevity of the “October” sales month. October 2015 had 28 selling days; October 2016 had 26 selling days.

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

The Toyota Corolla, with or without the addition of the Scion iM that’s now a Toyota Corolla iM, was the top-selling small car in America. In totality, the Corolla was also America’s best-selling car overall. Corolla sedan sales rose 2%. The new Honda Civic reported a second consecutive decline after 12 consecutive months of year-over-year improvement.

USA small car sales chart October 2016
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Subcompact car sales, meanwhile, dipped by just 4% (essentially rising 3% on a daily selling rate basis) as the imported Honda Fit continues to regain ground even as its partner, the Honda HR-V crossover, continues to improve its sales volume, as well.

The Nissan Versa continues to lead the category, but sales plunged by more than one-third in October 2016 and are down 7% this year.

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. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • November 2016 • September 2016October 2015

Compact
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
999
1860 -46.3% 12,746 15,218 -16.2%
2336
2693 -13.3% 27,704 27,695 0.1%
17,126
15,710 9.0% 155,138 193,680 -19.9%
2407
6520 -63.1% 39,674 74,840 -47.0%
9368
16,423 -43.0% 149,417 180,287 -17.1%
26,359
27,789 -5.1% 310,142 277,538 11.7%
15,917
15,868 0.3% 172,967 209,830 -17.6%
8013
5198 54.2% 87,621 68,498 27.9%
6946
8342 -16.7% 81,077 90,641 -10.6%
1021
1086 -6.0% 12,560 15,356 -18.2%
14,168
14,974 -5.4% 183,644 169,244 8.5%
5589
8353 -33.1% 75,830 83,966 -9.7%
29,735
29,359 1.3% 318,737 309,454 3.0%
28,516
27,951
2.0%
304,334
306,693
-0.8%
1219
1408
-13.4%
14,403
2761
422%
5137
5716 -10.1% 46,235 55,483 -16.7%
8068
8549 -5.6% 97,816 106,014 -7.7%
Total
182,924
197,799 -7.5% 2,090,045 2,187,198 -4.4%

Subcompact
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4689
3294 42.4% 45,798 53,829 -14.9%
3381
3618 -6.6% 42,188 57,486 -26.6%
4641
1363 240% 47,896 45,509 5.2%
6498
5102 27.4% 68,698 53,727 27.9%
1826
1571 16.2% 25,991 21,847 19.0%
1 -100% 3 293 -99.0%
8911
13,855 -35.7% 115,366 123,687 -6.7%
1543
3373 -54.3% 17,436 33,022 -47.2%
2084
2496 -16.5% 33,382 20,066 66.4%
1160
1977
-41.3%
24,301
4012
506%
924
519
78.0%
9081
16,054
-43.4%
Total
35,657
37,169 -4.1% 430,140 429,532 0.1%

City Car
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2066
2002 3.2% 29,747 29,841 -0.3%
1489
1197 24.4% 19,239 19,168 0.4%
8 -100% 6 473 -98.7%
418
721 -42.0% 4462 6153 -27.5%
Total
3973
3928 1.1% 53,454 55,635 -3.9%

Warm Hatches
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1276
1180 8.1% 12,879 21,269 -39.4%
3548
2140 65.8% 23,633 19,795 19.4%
3002
2868 5.1% 31,800 34,443 -7.7%
375
1080 -65.3% 9065 14,605 -37.9%
1507
1279 17.8% 12,668 20,345 -37.7%
Total
9708
8547 13.6% 90,045 110,457 -18.5%

Tall Hatchbacks & Subcompact Crossovers
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
7164
6633 8.0% 63,648 55,918 13.8%
8678
8175 6.2% 62,802 51,226 22.6%
119
290 -59.0% 2920 7044 -58.5%
783
1994 -60.7% 10,047 6164 63.0%
6596
4502 46.5% 64,866 33,727 92.3%
13,036
12,246 6.5% 120,859 124,929 -3.3%
1550
1382 12.2% 15,556 3420 355%
941
1219 -22.8% 10,986 13,278 -17.3%
11
28 -52.2% 79 1340 -94.1%
2694
3094 -12.9% 28,212 30,655 -8.0%
14 -100% 15 926 -98.4%
858
1804 -52.4% 17,072 23,266 -26.6%
1
1021 -99.9% 2675 13,522 -80.2%
6 -100% 9 784 -98.9%
8367
7313 14.4% 77,177 74,051 4.2%
Total
50,798
49,721 2.2% 476,923 440,250 8.3%

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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