Small Car Sales In America – November 2016 YTD


2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport grey

Compact car volume took a 4% year-over-year hit in the United States in November 2016 despite the segment-leading Toyota Corolla’s 12% surge. 

Helped by the inclusion of the Scion iM – now the Toyota Corolla iM – and an 11% uptick in sedan sales, Corolla volume surged to 28,262 units.

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

But remove the Corolla and second-ranked Honda Civic from the equation and U.S. sales of all of the lower-volume compact cars, combined, fell 9%. 

USA small car sales chart November 2016
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The disappearance of the Dodge Dart, a transitioning Subaru Impreza, and notable declines from the Mazda 3, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus, and Volkswagen Jetta created a drag even the Corolla and Civic couldn’t overcome.

Subcompact cars, meanwhile, were flat despite a sharp decrease in Nissan Versa volume. The Versa, by far and away the best-selling subcompact, tumbled 19% in November as Nissan readies a facelifted MY2017. But big gains from the Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, and Toyota Yaris kept the category on an even keel.

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 • December 2016 • October 2016November 2015

Compact
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
772
1353 -42.9% 13,518 16,571 -18.4%
1535
1646 -6.7% 29,239 29,341 -0.3%
16,414
16,073 2.1% 171,552 209,753 -18.2%
2203
7201 -69.4% 41,877 82,041 -49.0%
9130
11,186 -18.4% 158,547 191,473 -17.2%
25,303
25,050 1.0% 335,445 302,588 10.9%
15,796
17,634 -10.4% 188,763 227,464 -17.0%
8111
5010 61.9% 95,732 73,508 30.2%
6388
7405 -13.7% 87,465 98,046 -10.8%
884
1011 -12.6% 13,444 16,367 -17.9%
14,028
14,505 -3.3% 197,672 183,749 7.6%
4623
7405 -37.6% 80,453 91,371 -11.9%
28,262
25,285 11.8% 346,999 334,739 3.7%
26,747
24,194
10.6%
331,081
330,887
0.1%
1515
1091
38.9%
15,918
3852
313%
6484
4110 57.8% 52,719 59,593 -11.5%
10,212
11,022 -7.3% 108,028 117,036 -7.7%
Total
150,145
155,896 -3.7% 1,921,453 2,033,640 -5.5%

Subcompact
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
3082
3653 -15.6% 48,880 57,482 -15.0%
2847
3422 -16.8% 45,035 60,908 -26.1%
4309
3018 42.8% 52,205 48,527 7.6%
6909
5041 37.1% 75,607 58,768 28.7%
1440
898 60.4% 27,431 22,745 20.6%
3 -100% 3 296 -99.0%
7930
9783 -18.9% 123,296 133,470 -7.6%
1372
2601 -47.3% 18,808 35,623 -47.2%
2715
2133 27.3% 36,097 22,199 62.6%
1031
348
196%
10,112
16,402
-38.3%
1684
1785
-5.7%
25,985
5797
348%
Total
30,604
30,552 0.2% 427,362 440,018 -2.9%

City Car
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1507
1628 -7.4% 31,254 31,469 -0.7%
1432
1085 32.0% 20,671 20,253 2.1%
7 -100% 6 480 98.8%
563
662 -15.0% 5025 6815 -26.3%
Total
3502
3382 3.5% 56,956 59,017 -3.5%

Warm Hatches
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1147
974 17.8% 14,026 22,243 -36.9%
3721
2204 68.8% 27,354 21,999 24.3%
3645
3514 3.7% 35,603 40,637 -12.4%
168
878 -80.9% 9233 15,483 -40.4%
1403
1011 38.8% 14,071 21,356 -34.1%
Total
10,084
8581 17.5% 100,287 121,718 -17.6%

Tall Hatchbacks 
& Subcompact Crossovers
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
3508
4658 -24.7% 48,228 56,145 -14.1%
8207
6481 26.6% 71,009 57,707 23.1%
96
231 -58.4% 3016 7275 -58.5%
822
1621 -49.3% 10,869 7785 39.6%
8141
3505 132% 73,007 37,232 96.1%
12,482
10,045 24.3% 133,341 134,974 -1.2%
1355
1323 2.4% 16,911 4743 257%
867
1260 -31.2% 11,853 14,538 -18.5%
5
330 -98.5% 84 1670 -95.0%
2355
2955 -20.3% 30,567 33,610 -9.1%
4 -100% 15 930 -98.4%
1215
1897 -36.0% 18,287 25,163 -27.3%
2
815 -99.8% 2677 14,337 -81.3%
2 -100% 9 786 -98.9%
8271
6786 21.9% 85,448 80,837 5.7%
Total
47,326
41,913 12.9% 505,321 477,732 5.8%

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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