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2022 U.S Compact Car Sales Figures (With Rankings)

Sales Figures & Rankings for Compact Cars Sold in the United States

2022 Best Selling Compact Cars In the United States (All Models Ranked)

Compact car sales in the U.S. were down 25% in 2022, with 748,290 units sold. This is the lowest level of compact car sales in the U.S. since 1987. The decline in compact car sales can be attributed to a number of factors, including the rising popularity of SUVs, the increasing availability of electric vehicles, and the rising cost of living. SUVs are seen as being more practical and versatile than compact cars, and they offer the same level of fuel efficiency.

Despite the decline in sales, compact cars remain a popular choice for consumers who are looking for an affordable and fuel-efficient vehicle that is still spacious and comfortable. Compact cars are also a good choice for families with young children, as they offer more cargo space and easier access to the rear seats than subcompact cars.

The best-selling compact car in the U.S. in 2022 was the Toyota Corolla, followed by the Honda Civic and the Hyundai Elantra. The Kia Forte and Nissan Sentra round out the top five most popular compact cars sold in the U.S in 2022. The 2022 Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra are three of the most popular compact cars on the market. They offer a variety of features and benefits that make them appealing to a wide range of consumers.

The Toyota Corolla is known for its reliability, fuel efficiency, and spacious interior. It is also one of the most affordable compact cars on the market. The Corolla is available in a variety of body styles, including a sedan, hatchback, and hybrid. The Honda Civic is known for its sporty handling and performance. It also has a well-appointed interior and a wide range of features. The Civic is available in a variety of body styles, including a sedan, coupe, and hatchback. The Hyundai Elantra is known for its stylish design and advanced technology features. It also has a comfortable ride and a spacious interior. The Elantra is available in a variety of body styles, including a sedan and hybrid.

All three cars offer a variety of standard features, including a rearview camera, a touchscreen infotainment system, and a suite of advanced safety features. They also offer a variety of optional features, such as a sunroof, a heated steering wheel, and a wireless charging pad.

Here Are The Most Popular Compact Cars in the U.S for 2022

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

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Mazda 3 1,986 2,019 -1.63 27,767 41,845 -33.64
Honda Civic 14,909 20,886 -28.62 133,932 263,787 -49.23
Toyota Corolla 17,982 13,940 29.00 222,216 223,215 -0.45
Hyundai Elantra 11,743 5,193 126.13 117,177 127,360 -8.00
Kia Forte 7,693 8,639 -10.95 97,303 113,051 -13.93
Volkswagen Golf 111 270 -58.89 7,893 6,537 20.74
Subaru Impreza 2,495 4,156 -39.97 30,846 34,791 -11.34
Volkswagen Jetta 363 3,082 -88.22 34,032 55,113 -38.25
Nissan Sentra 4,917 5,680 -13.43 77,124 127,862 -39.68
∑ = 62,199 ∑ = 63,865 ∑ = 748,290 ∑ = 993,561

2022 New Compact Car Sales Data by Month in the U.S

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