Small Car Sales In America – July 2017


Small car sales remain behind last year’s YTD in July, with sales from all segments combined just under 5% where they were at this point in 2016.

Impressive increases for the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and Subaru Impreza helped mitigate the shockwaves felt elsewhere in a month where the US car market struggled, but July still saw large drops for most models in this segment. 

The Ford Fiesta declined in popularity for the third month in a row, while rumours abound that the new model – recently introduced in Europe – may not reach US shores as Ford attempts to respond to American buyers preference for SUVs and Crossovers.

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 • June 2017July 2016

Compact
July.
2017
July.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD

Change
Acura
ILX
1322 1,201 10.1% 6,471 9,659 -33.0%
Buick
Verano
136 2,068 -93.4% 3,808 16,787 -77.3%
Chevrolet
Cruze
12,278 13,723 -10.5% 117,466 100,454 16.9%
Dodge
Dart
822 3,314 -75.0% 8,955 31,764 -72.0%
Ford
Focus
16,505 13,973 18.1% 99,226 117,117 -15.3%
Honda
Civic
36,683 32,952 11.3% 212,446 222,792 -4.6%
Hyundai
Elantra
13,287 20,629 -35.6% 113,539 116,935 -2.9%
Kia
Forte
12,022 10,303 16.7% 70,768 63,045 12.3%
Mazda 3 7,407 8,103 -8.6% 47,241 59,484 -20.6%
Mitsubishi
Lancer
1025 1093 -6.2% 8,842 8,527 -3.7%
Nissan
Sentra
18,724 18,536 1.0% 131,298 141,550 -7.2%
Subaru
Impreza
10,710 8,488 26.2% 69,921 54,259 29.9%
Toyota
Corolla
28,333 33,318 -15.0% 204,860 224,592 -8.8%
Toyota
Corolla iM *
1,733 1,601 8.2% 12,664 10,682 18.6%
Toyota
Corolla Sedan *
26,600 31,717 -16.1% 192,196 213,910 -10.2%
Volkswagen
Golf
5,275 5,007 5.4% 41,635 29,874 39.4%
Volkswagen
Jetta
11,053 11,450 -3.5% 66,548 69,729 -4.6%
Total
175,582 184,158 -4.7% 1,203,024 1,266,568 -5%

 

Subcompact
July.
2017
July.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
Chevrolet Sonic 2,552 4,844 -47.3% 20,510 33,136 -38.1%
Ford
Fiesta
3,582 4,092 -12.5% 28,162 29,631 -5.0%
Honda
Fit
4,804 5,432 -11.6% 31,126 32,817 -5.2%
Hyundai
Accent
2,115 7,046 -70.0% 34,630 46,376 -25.3%
Kia Rio 2,587 3,331 -22.3% 8,272 18,699 -55.8%
Mazda 2 0 0 N/A 0 3 -100.0%
Nissan
Versa
7,899 11,856 -33.4% 64,457 84,317 -23.6%
Toyota
Yaris
3,694 3,801 -2.8% 29,298 26,812 9.3%
Toyota
Yaris Hatchback *
361 794 -54.5% 7,217 7,378 -2.2%
Toyota
Yaris iA *
3,333 3,007 10.8% 22,081 19,434 13.6%
Total
27,233 40,402 -32.6% 216,455 271,791 -20.4%

 

City Car
July.
2017
July.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
764 4,229 -81.9% 9,972 22,520 -55.7%
1,560 1,280 -21.9% 15,247 14,453 -5.5%
0 0 0% 0 6 -100%
182 493 -63.1% 2,165 3,086 -29.8%
Total
2,506 6,002 -167% 27,384 40,065 -31.7%

 

Warm Hatches
July.
2017
July.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
1,026 1,089 -6% 8,482 8,876 -4%
831 2,008 -58.6% 8,823 14,931 -40.9%
2,936 3,350 -12.4% 18,768 22,159 -15.3%
7 1,104 -99.4% 181 6,890 -97.4%
1,359 1,528 -11.1% 10,180 8,301 22.6%
Total
6,159 9,079 -32.2% 46,434 61,157 -24.1%

 

Tall Hatchbacks & Subcompact Crossovers
July.
2017
July.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
Buick Encore 6,488 6,923 -6.3% 48,819 43,344 12.6%
Chevrolet Trax 6,552 9,466 -30.8% 43,483 38,601 12.6%
Fiat 500L 171 225 -24.0% 917 2,567 -64.0%
Fiat 500X 597 944 -37.0% 4,577 7,526 -39.0%
Honda HR-V 9,779 7,394 32.3% 56,407 43,837 28.7%
Kia Soul 12,961 13,157 -1.5% 66,077 83,685 -21.0%
Mazda CX-3 1,481 1,499 -1.2% 9,092 11,002 -17.4%
Mini Countryman 1,462 1,422 2.8% 7,826 7,702 1.6%
Mini Paceman 0 2 -100.0% 9 57 -84.2%
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2,910 3,545 -17.9% 19,796 20,376 -2.9%
Nissan Cube 0 0 0.0% 0 15 -100.0%
Nissan Juke 739 1,568 -52.9% 7,984 14,124 -43.5%
Scion xB 0 29 -100.0% 0 2,658 -100.0%
Scion xD 0 0 0.0% 0 8 -100.0%
Subaru Crosstrek 7,972 8,480 -6.0% 51,500 51,762 -0.5%
Toyota C-HR 3,444 0 0.0% 8,942 0 0.0%
Total
54,556 54,654 -0.2% 325,429 327,264 -0.6%
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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