Small Car Sales In America – February 2018


Best Selling Small Cars in America for February 2018

Here you will find the small car sales leaders in the United States for February 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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Our Take On The Small Cars Sales Numbers

7.7% fewer small cars were sold in the USA this February than last, putting the small car market as a whole down 8.7% year-to-date at the end of the first two months of 2018.

The Honda Civic very narrowly edged out the Toyota Corolla in February to be the top-selling small car. 795 units separate the pair, though both saw declines on last February’s sales.

Tall hatches is once again the only sub-segment below to see growth, with the Subaru Crosstrek and Toyota C-HR each adding over 4000 sales to the total, and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport contributing over 3000 above its performance last February.

Demand for warm hatchbacks continues in its cool fashion, with 35.2% fewer of these nameplates being sold this February than last.

With sales of its Golf hatchback down almost 40% year-on-year through February, Volkswagen of America is looking forward to the upcoming new Jetta in the second quarter, which by and large fares better than its hatchback counterpart in this segment.

Outside of the tall hatches segment, just four nameplates light up green in terms of monthly sales growth: the Kia Rio and Honda Fit in the subcompact segment, and the Nissan Sentra and Acura ILX in the compact segment. All of these represent value-for-money purchases, and (with the exception of the Acura) can be had for less than $17,000, which may be attracting more frugal buyers as credit conditions tighten.

February is a month where US consumers traditionally prefer SUVs and trucks (and in a market where the general push is towards sales of such vehicles), while many buyers will be holding off until their tax return before commiting to a vehicle purchase.


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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
Acura ILX 904 739 22.30 1,560 1,432 8.90
Buick Verano 26 488 -67.70 51 898 -94.30
Chevrolet Cruze 12,875 15,367 -16.20 23,733 35,316 -32.80
Dodge Dart 82 1,683 -95.10 165 3,080 -94.60
Ford Focus 12,299 12,691 -3.10 18,909 22,268 -15.10
Honda Civic 25,816 27,039 -4.50 49,565 50,134 -1.10
Hyundai Elantra 15,724 15,954 -1.40 29,741 29,139 2.10
Kia Forte 7,662 8,506 -9.90 14,350 14,773 -2.90
Mazda 3 6,070 6,846 -11.30 11,895 13,469 -11.70
Mitsubishi Lancer 611 2,225 -72.50 1,289 3,693 -65.10
Nissan Sentra 17,148 16,010 7.10 34,879 29,454 18.40
Subaru Impreza 7,374 8,324 -11.40 14,644 15,571 -6.00
Toyota Corolla 25,021 27,161 -7.90 46,428 48,728 -4.70
Volkswagen Golf 3,601 5,842 -38.40 7,142 11,608 -38.50
Volkswagen Jetta 4,592 8,017 -42.70 9,123 14,863 -38.60
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 139,805 Total 156,892 Total 263,474 Total 294,426

Subcompact Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Chevrolet Sonic 1,081 2,140 -49.50 2,049 4,235 -51.60
Ford Fiesta 3,559 3,981 -10.60 7,334 7,556 -2.90
Honda Fit 3,834 3,764 1.90 6,771 6,842 -1.00
Hyundai Accent 2,080 3,352 -37.90 4,509 10,414 -56.70
Kia Rio 1,539 840 83.20 2,878 1,826 57.60
Nissan Versa 7,196 9,869 -27.10 14,444 18,739 -22.90
Toyota Yaris 2,592 3,858 -32.80 4,898 7,139 -31.40
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 21,881 Total 27,804 Total 42,883 Total 56,751

City Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Chevrolet Spark 2,000 2,139 -6.50 3,558 3,834 -7.20
Mitsubishi Mirage 1,323 2,835 -53.30 2,426 4,143 -41.40
Smart Fortwo 106 348 -69.50 211 672 -68.60
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 3,429 Total 5,322 Total 6,195 Total 8,649

Warm Hatchback Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Mini Cooper 1,708 1,964 -13.00 3,160 3,951 -20.00
Volkswagen Beetle 1,007 1,330 -24.30 2,119 2,411 -12.10
Hyundai Veloster 851 1,724 -50.60 1,595 4,162 -61.70
Fiat 500 416 1,131 -63.20 870 2,349 -63.00
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 3,982 Total 6,149 Total 7,744 Total 12,873

Tall Hatchback Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Fiat 500L 118 72 63.90 222 178 24.70
Fiat 500X 484 640 -24.40 972 1,240 -21.60
Kia Soul 6,631 7,702 -13.90 12,569 15,494 -18.90
Mazda CX-3 1,259 1,279 -1.60 2,609 2,463 5.90
Mini Countryman 1,357 188 621.80 2,842 1,310 116.90
Mini Paceman 0 2 -100.00 0 3 -100.00
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 5,377 2,198 144.60 8,756 4,188 109.10
Nissan Juke 124 1,297 -90.40 314 2,601 -87.90
Subaru Crosstrek 10,625 6,611 60.70 20,062 13,118 52.90
Toyota C-HR 4,420 0 0.00 8,366 0 0.00
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 30,395 Total 19,989 Total 56,712 Total 40,595