2019 US Small Car Sales Figures

Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly Sales Figures for Small Cars Sold in the United States

Guide Contents
Last Month & YTD
Last Quarter Report
Every Month Report

2019 U.S Small Car Sales Analysis

Report Updated: With October 2019 Data on November 1st, 2019

Top Level US Reports: By Manufacturer / By Brand / By Model / Best Sellers

Small car sales in the U.S. didn’t look so great. The segment struggled to come close to the sales numbers from last year both for the month of October and so far this year.

When you look at just the month of October, the segment is down about 2,700 units. When you look at the YTD numbers, you’ll see that the segment is down about 65,000 units. That’s a significant amount. We suspect many buyers are purchasing small SUVs and crossovers instead of cars.

Leading the pack in terms of sales for the segment is the Honda Civic. The car was up by about five percent for the month and has managed to just barely squeak out a sales rise so far this year.

We expect small cars to continue to struggle as the last few months of the year move forward. The slowing down of car sales has been happening for quite a while now, and we expect it to continue into 2020.

Data will trickle in throughout the day with the numbers being finalized by EOD. GCBC is also happy to announce that we will be adding quarterly sales reports and comparisons in addition to monthly sales comparisons beginning this quarter. We will also be adding monthly sales tables and charts to the mix as well.

Note: FCA US LLC will end its practice of reporting U.S. and Canada sales on a monthly basis following June results. FCA US and FCA Canada will report monthly sales for May and June. The first quarterly report will occur on October 1, 2019, covering the months of July, August, and September.


US Best Selling Small Cars Last Month

This data table looks at last month’s total small car sales volumes in the United States by model. We compare U.S market small car model sales for last month with the same month last year. We also include the year to date sales numbers and compare with the same year to date numbers from last year. With both monthly and YTD sales numbers we have a growth rate column so you can better gauge an individual small car models sales success in the U.S market.

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Mazda 3 3,481 4,093 -14.95 43,987 55,387 -20.58
Hyundai Accent 1,706 1,483 15.04 21,721 23,303 -6.79
Volkswagen Beetle 967 796 21.48 15,713 12,946 21.37
Honda Civic 23,577 22,450 5.02 279,061 277,486 0.57
Mini Cooper 1,786 2,096 -14.79 18,600 22,147 -16.02
Toyota Corolla 22,378 22,020 1.63 256,356 257,188 -0.32
Hyundai Elantra 13,583 18,312 -25.82 139,052 167,191 -16.83
Honda Fit 2,800 920 204.35 30,068 33,584 -10.47
Kia Forte 6,980 9,537 -26.81 80,265 84,425 -4.93
Volkswagen Golf 2,963 3,005 -1.40 31,976 37,358 -14.41
Subaru Impreza 5,696 5,499 3.58 54,989 65,039 -15.45
Volkswagen Jetta 8,582 10,148 -15.43 83,323 71,326 16.82
Mitsubishi Mirage 2,135 1,730 23.41 23,312 21,046 10.77
Kia Rio 1,939 2,405 -19.38 21,125 19,696 7.26
Nissan Sentra 13,889 17,611 -21.13 162,039 182,758 -11.34
Kia Soul 6,761 7,951 -14.97 84,388 85,839 -1.69
Hyundai Tiburon 11,288 0 0.00 11,288 0 0.00
Hyundai Veloster 834 921 -9.45 11,220 8,857 26.68
Nissan Versa 3,373 5,869 -42.53 60,506 63,952 -5.39
Toyota Yaris 883 1,455 -39.31 20,074 24,521 -18.14
∑ = 135,601 ∑ = 138,301 ∑ = 1,449,063 ∑ = 1,514,049

US Quarterly Small Car Sales Numbers

This data table looks at quarterly sales performance for the small car segment in the United States. It includes all major small car models sold in the U.S market. We compare last quarter’s small car U.S sales at the model level with the same small car model sales quarter last year. We also include a growth rate too so you can see which small car models are growing and which ones are declining. The quarterly view of small car sales at the model level often gives you a better picture of what is happening than monthly because it takes out some of the month to month noise.


US Small Car Sales by Month (All Models)

This sales data table looks at monthly sales performance for the small car segment in the United States on a month to month basis for the entire year so far. It includes all major small car models sold in the U.S market and you can see that the monthly small car sales trends clearly. Seeing the individual small car model sales performance in this way gives you a good sense of the momentum (good or bad).