Small Car Sales In America – December 2017 and 2017 Year End


Best Selling Small Cars in America for December 2017 and 2017 Year End

Here you will find the small car sales leaders in the United States for December 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 – November 2017 or Small Cars Sales in America – December 2016. Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into Small Car Sales


Our Take On The Small Cars Sales Numbers

6.7% fewer small cars were sold in America in 2017 than were in 2016, with Tall Hatches the only sub-segment in our breakdown to emerge from the year up on how it ended 2016.

Tall hatches grew by 2% year-to-date to the year ending December 2017, with warm hatchbacks, city cars, subcompact cars and compact cars all finishing up in the negative.

Warm hatches fared the worst of all, down 33.7% on 2016 after successive months of difficulty and the loss of the Scion tC name badge. None of the players in this sub-segment managed growth for 2017.

City cars fell by a quarter on 2016, subcompact car sales by 23.4% and compact by a relatively small 8% by comparison.

Strong growth was seen for the Subarus in the small car segment, with the Impreza in compact growing 32.6% after a strong year, and its Crosstrek cousin in the tall hatch segment up 15.1%. Both models posted their best year of sales ever in 2017.


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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 31,406 31,482 -0.20 377,286 366,927 2.80
Toyota Corolla 19,969 31,209 -36.00 329,196 378,210 -13.00
Nissan Sentra 16,834 17,037 -1.20 218,451 214,709 1.70
Hyundai Elantra 21,350 19,556 9.20 198,210 208,319 -4.90
Chevrolet Cruze 13,406 17,324 -22.60 184,751 188,876 -2.20
Ford Focus 11,237 10,242 9.70 158,385 168,789 -6.20
Kia Forte 7,922 7,560 4.80 117,596 103,292 13.80
Subaru Impreza 10,461 8,064 29.70 117,401 88,517 32.60
Volkswagen Jetta 7,233 13,079 -44.70 115,807 121,107 -4.40
Mazda 3 5,669 8,102 -30.00 75,018 95,567 -21.50
Volkswagen Golf 4,529 8,968 -49.50 68,978 61,687 11.80
Mitsubishi Lancer 683 860 -20.60 12,725 14,304 -11.00
Acura ILX 835 1,079 -22.60 11,757 14,597 -19.50
Dodge Dart 139 1,525 -90.90 10,082 43,402 -76.80
Buick Verano 53 1,038 -94.90 4,277 30,277 -85.90
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 151,726 Total 177,125 Total 1,999,920 Total 2,098,580

Subcompact Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Nissan Versa 7,125 8,918 -20.10 106,772 132,214 -19.20
Hyundai Accent 5,205 4,159 25.20 58,955 79,766 -26.10
Honda Fit 3,434 4,425 -22.40 49,454 56,630 -12.70
Ford Fiesta 3,657 3,772 -3.00 46,249 48,807 -5.20
Toyota Yaris 2,111 2,757 -23.40 44,380 38,855 14.20
Chevrolet Sonic 1,946 6,375 -69.50 30,290 55,255 -45.20
Kia Rio 1,618 1,269 27.50 16,760 28,700 -41.60
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 25,096 Total 31,675 Total 352,860 Total 440,227

City Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Chevrolet Spark 3,079 4,257 -27.70 22,589 35,511 -36.40
Mitsubishi Mirage 1,023 1,555 -34.20 22,386 22,226 0.70
Smart Fortwo 166 1,186 -86.00 3,071 6,211 -50.60
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 4,268 Total 6,998 Total 48,046 Total 63,948

Warm Hatchback Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Mini Cooper 3,070 3,803 -19.30 32,232 39,239 -17.90
Volkswagen Beetle 835 1,596 -47.70 15,166 15,667 -3.20
Fiat 500 667 1,411 -52.70 12,685 15,437 -17.80
Hyundai Veloster 755 2,699 -72.00 12,658 30,053 -57.90
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 5,327 Total 9,509 Total 72,741 Total 100,396

Tall Hatchback Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Kia Soul 7,610 12,427 -38.80 115,712 145,768 -20.60
Subaru Crosstrek 12,302 10,229 20.30 110,138 95,677 15.10
Jeep Renegade 7,542 12,045 -37.40 103,434 106,606 -3.00
Honda HR-V 7,543 9,034 -16.50 94,034 82,041 14.60
Buick Encore 8,052 7,755 3.80 88,035 78,565 12.10
Chevrolet Trax 6,563 8,007 -18.00 79,289 79,016 0.30
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 3,678 2,500 47.10 33,160 33,067 0.30
Toyota C-HR 3,866 0 0.00 25,755 0 0.00
Mazda CX-3 1,582 1,646 -3.90 16,355 18,558 -11.90
Mini Countryman 1,541 853 80.70 14,864 12,706 17.00
Nissan Juke 245 1,290 -81.00 10,157 19,577 -48.10
Fiat 500X 673 843 -20.20 7,665 11,712 -34.60
Fiat 500L 111 102 8.80 1,664 3,118 -46.60
Mini Paceman 0 1 -100.00 9 84 -89.30
Nissan Cube 0 0 0.00 0 15 -100.00
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 61,308 Total 66,732 Total 700,271 Total 686,510