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2021 U.S Small City Car Sales Figures (With Rankings)

Sales Figures & Rankings for Small City Cars Sold in the United States

2021 Best Selling Small City Cars In the United States (All Models Ranked)

The small city car market in the U.S., sometimes referred to as the subcompact or mini-car segment, is notably smaller than in many other regions, like Europe or Asia. American consumers have historically shown a preference for larger vehicles, especially in recent years with the rising popularity of SUVs and crossovers. However, city cars have found a niche, especially in densely populated urban areas where parking is at a premium and the compact size of such vehicles becomes a significant advantage.

The Chevy Spark is one of the few remaining city cars available in the U.S. market. It’s positioned as an affordable entry-level car. Despite its small size, the Spark offers modern features like a touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility. Safety features like a rearview camera and available forward-collision warning make it competitive in its segment. Powered by a 1.4L 4-cylinder engine, it offers modest performance suitable for city driving. While not a top-seller in Chevrolet’s lineup, the Spark has consistently outsold many competitors in the city car segment in recent years.

The Mitsubishi Mirage is available both as a hatchback and a sedan (Mirage G4). It’s often touted as one of the most affordable new cars in the U.S. The Mirage offers basic features with some modern amenities in its higher trims, including infotainment options and safety features. With a 1.2L 3-cylinder engine, the Mirage is designed with fuel efficiency in mind rather than performance. Its affordability has made it a choice for budget-conscious consumers, though its sales figures remain modest compared to larger segments.

Here Are The Most Popular Small City Cars in the U.S for 2021

This data table looks at full year Small City Car sales volumes in the United States by model. We compare U.S market Small City Car model sales for the full year versus the full year last year.

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Fiat 500 11 5 120.00 51 674 -92.43
Mitsubishi Mirage 1,384 1,868 -25.91 22,743 19,135 18.86
Chevrolet Spark 484 4,026 -87.98 24,460 33,480 -26.94
∑ = 1,879 ∑ = 5,899 ∑ = 47,254 ∑ = 53,289

2021 New Small City Car Sales Data by Month in the U.S

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