Small Car Sales In America – January 2018


Best Selling Small Cars in America for January 2018

Here you will find the small car sales leaders in the United States for January 2018. 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 – December 2017 or Small Cars Sales in America – January 2017. Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into Small Car Sales


Our Take On The Small Cars Sales Numbers

Demand for small cars in America tumbled 9.4% year-on-year compared with January 2017, with only the tall hatch sub-segment posting growth in the first month of 2018.

Sales of compact vehicles, the largest by volume sub-section of our small cars countdown, fell by more than 14,000 units compared with the start of 2017.

Most of those are down to freefalling Chevrolet Cruze sales, with more than 9000 sales of Chevrolet’s small car wiped from its figures for last month compared with a year ago.

The Ford Focus also contributed to the considerable drops, as did Volkswagen’s small sedan / hatch pairing of Jetta and Golf nameplates, though a new version of the former is on its way this year.

The Kia Rio and Ford Fiesta both made gains in an otherwise all-red subcompact segment, where 7000 sales that were made last January have vanished in the 12 months since.

Demand for warm hatchbacks has almost halved in 12 months, with all models in our city car sales chart also posting significant drops in sales.

The tall hatchbacks segment grew by over 4000 units, with 3000 of those attributable to the Subaru Crosstrek. January 2018 also sees the addition of the Ford Eco Sport mini-crossover to the tall hatches countdown.


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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 23,749 23,095 2.80 23,749 23,095 2.80
Toyota Corolla 21,407 21,567 -0.70 21,407 21,567 -0.70
Nissan Sentra 17,731 13,444 31.90 17,731 13,444 31.90
Hyundai Elantra 14,017 13,185 6.30 14,017 13,185 6.30
Chevrolet Cruze 10,858 19,949 -45.60 10,858 19,949 -45.60
Subaru Impreza 7,270 7,247 0.30 7,270 7,247 0.30
Kia Forte 6,688 6,267 6.70 6,688 6,267 6.70
Ford Focus 6,610 9,577 -31.00 6,610 9,577 -31.00
Mazda 3 5,825 6,623 -12.00 5,825 6,623 -12.00
Volkswagen Jetta 4,522 6,846 -33.90 4,522 6,846 -33.90
Volkswagen Golf 3,541 5,766 -38.60 3,541 5,766 -38.60
Mitsubishi Lancer 678 1,468 -53.80 678 1,468 -53.80
Acura ILX 656 693 -5.30 656 693 -5.30
Dodge Dart 83 1,397 -94.10 83 1,397 -94.10
Buick Verano 25 410 -93.90 25 410 -93.90
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 123,660 Total 137,534 Total 123,660 Total 137,534

Subcompact Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Nissan Versa 7,248 8,870 -18.30 7,248 8,870 -18.30
Ford Fiesta 3,775 3,575 5.60 3,775 3,575 5.60
Honda Fit 2,937 3,078 -4.60 2,937 3,078 -4.60
Hyundai Accent 2,429 7,062 -65.60 2,429 7,062 -65.60
Toyota Yaris 2,306 3,281 -29.70 2,306 3,281 -29.70
Kia Rio 1,339 986 35.80 1,339 986 35.80
Chevrolet Sonic 968 2,095 -53.80 968 2,095 -53.80
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 21,002 Total 28,947 Total 21,002 Total 28,947

City Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Chevrolet Spark 1,558 1,695 -8.10 1,558 1,695 -8.10
Mitsubishi Mirage 1,103 1,311 -15.90 1,103 1,311 -15.90
Smart Fortwo 105 324 -67.60 105 324 -67.60
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 2,766 Total 3,330 Total 2,766 Total 3,330

Warm Hatchback Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Mini Cooper 1,452 1,987 -26.90 1,452 1,987 -26.90
Volkswagen Beetle 1,112 1,081 2.90 1,112 1,081 2.90
Hyundai Veloster 744 2,438 -69.50 744 2,438 -69.50
Fiat 500 454 1,218 -62.70 454 1,218 -62.70
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 3,762 Total 6,724 Total 3,762 Total 6,724

Tall Hatchback Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Subaru Crosstrek 9,437 6,507 45.00 9,437 6,507 45.00
Kia Soul 5,938 7,792 -23.80 5,938 7,792 -23.80
Toyota C-HR 3,946 0 0.00 3,946 0 0.00
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 3,379 1,990 69.80 3,379 1,990 69.80
Mini Countryman 1,485 1,122 32.40 1,485 1,122 32.40
Mazda CX-3 1,350 1,184 14.00 1,350 1,184 14.00
Fiat 500X 488 600 -18.70 488 600 -18.70
Nissan Juke 190 1,304 -85.40 190 1,304 -85.40
Fiat 500L 104 106 -1.90 104 106 -1.90
Mini Paceman 0 1 -100.00 0 1 -100.00
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 26,317 Total 20,606 Total 26,317 Total 20,606