Small Car Sales In America – October 2017


Best Selling Small Cars in America for October 2017

Here you will find the small car sales leaders in the United States for October 2017. Each month we compile the small car model sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.

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If you want more data, check out our last few months of data Small Cars Sales in America – September 2017 or Small Cars Sales in America – October 2016. Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into Small Car Sales


Our Take On The Small Cars Sales Numbers

Subcompact car sales in America are down 11.6%, while compact car sales also dropped by 5.6%, despite there having been an extra selling day on October 2016.

A large chunk of the drop in compact car sales is down to the 5,068 fewer Toyota Corollas that left dealerships in October. Toyota announced this month that it would be focusing more on its large vehicles and SUVs in the US market, which could give the Honda Civic an even more comfortable lead in the compact segment than it already has.

The Nissan Versa continues its easy lead in the subcompact segment, going head and shoulders ahead of its nearest rival in October – the Hyundai Accent – with a 4,071 sales lead on the Korean car.

The Versa trails its 2016 performance year-to-date, after posting more sub-10k-sales months in 2017 to date than in years past.

The market for warm hatches in the States is tepid at current, with October seeing less than 50% as many sales as the year before it and all models in this category’s sales dropping heavily.

Predictably, it’s tall hatchbacks that manage to be the only category to increase on last year. The Subaru Crosstrek leads the pack here, showing meaningful increases in both year-on-year and year-to-date terms – good for Subaru, as many of its larger models are ageing and seeing sales plummet.


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Top Small Cars Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table of shows the top small car sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.

Compact Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Honda Civic 30,319 26,359 15.00 314,699 310,142 1.50
Toyota Corolla 24,667 29,735 -17.00 289,940 318,739 -9.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan * 23,177 28,516 -18.70 272,299 304,334 -10.50
Nissan Sentra 18,341 14,168 29.50 184,052 183,644 0.20
Hyundai Elantra 14,733 15,917 -7.40 157,800 172,967 -8.80
Chevrolet Cruze 11,129 17,126 -35.00 160,363 155,138 3.40
Ford Focus 10,095 9,368 7.80 133,922 149,417 -10.40
Kia Forte 9,219 8,013 15.10 101,311 87,621 15.60
Volkswagen Jetta 9,217 8,068 14.20 100,213 97,816 2.50
Subaru Impreza 9,149 5,589 63.70 97,894 75,830 29.10
Volkswagen Golf 4,697 5,137 -8.60 60,173 46,235 30.10
Mazda 3 4,534 6,946 -34.70 64,641 81,077 -20.30
Toyota Corolla iM * 1,490 1,219 22.20 17,641 14,405 22.50
Acura ILX 1,025 999 2.60 10,098 12,746 -20.80
Mitsubishi Lancer 679 1,021 -33.50 11,312 12,560 -9.90
Dodge Dart 172 2,407 -92.90 9,815 39,674 -75.30
Buick Verano 88 2,336 -96.20 4,137 27,704 -85.10
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 172,731 Sum Total 182,924 Sum Total 1,990,310 Sum Total 2,090,049

Subcompact Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Chevrolet Sonic 1,576 4,689 -66.40 25,623 45,798 -44.10
Ford Fiesta 3,418 3,381 1.10 39,557 42,188 -6.20
Honda Fit 3,172 4,641 -31.70 43,221 47,896 -9.80
Hyundai Accent 5,485 6,498 -15.60 50,126 68,698 -27.00
Kia Rio 1,657 1,826 -9.30 13,609 25,991 -47.60
Nissan Versa 9,556 8,911 7.20 92,373 115,366 -19.90
Toyota Prius C 900 1,543 -41.70 10,607 17,436 -39.20
Toyota Yaris iA * 2,676 1,160 130.70 31,270 24,302 28.70
Toyota Yaris 2,878 2,084 38.10 39,518 33,383 18.40
Toyota Yaris Hatchback * 202 924 -78.10 8,248 9,081 -9.20
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 31,520 Sum Total 35,657 Sum Total 354,152 Sum Total 430,139

City Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Chevrolet Spark 1,960 2,066 -5.10 15,796 29,747 -46.90
Mitsubishi Mirage 1,768 1,489 18.70 20,155 19,239 4.80
Smart Fortwo 140 418 -66.50 2,775 4,462 -37.80
Scion iQ 0 0 0.00 0 6 -100.00
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 3,868 Sum Total 3,973 Sum Total 38,726 Sum Total 53,454

Warm Hatchback Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Mini Cooper 2,466 3,002 -17.90 26,663 31,801 -16.20
Fiat 500 801 1,276 -37.20 11,236 12,879 -12.80
Volkswagen Beetle 796 1,507 -47.20 13,265 12,668 4.70
Hyundai Veloster 596 3,548 -83.20 11,122 23,633 -52.90
Scion tC 2 375 -99.50 197 9,066 -97.80
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 4,661 Sum Total 9,708 Sum Total 62,483 Sum Total 90,047

Tall Hatchback Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Subaru Crosstrek 10,871 8,367 29.90 87,685 77,177 13.60
Kia Soul 9,254 13,036 -29.00 99,981 120,859 -17.30
Buick Encore 8,972 7,164 25.20 73,735 63,648 15.80
Honda HR-V 6,304 6,596 -4.40 80,338 64,866 23.90
Chevrolet Trax 6,054 8,678 -30.20 66,131 62,802 5.30
Toyota C-HR 3,638 0 0.00 18,498 0 0.00
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2,537 2,694 -5.80 26,551 28,212 -5.90
Mazda CX-3 1,278 1,550 -17.50 13,259 15,557 -14.80
Mini Countryman 1,203 941 27.80 11,784 10,986 7.30
Fiat 500X 561 783 -28.40 6,436 10,047 -35.90
Nissan Juke 461 858 -46.30 9,561 17,072 -44.00
Fiat 500L 159 119 33.60 1,426 2,920 -51.20
Mini Paceman 0 11 -100.00 9 78 -88.50
Scion xB 0 1 -100.00 0 2,675 -100.00
Nissan Cube 0 0 0.00 0 15 -100.00
Scion xD 0 0 0.00 2 9 -77.80
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 51,292 Sum Total 50,798 Sum Total 495,396 Sum Total 476,923