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

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

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

Small car sales in the U.S. were down 27% in 2022, with just over 914k units sold. This is the lowest level of small car sales in the U.S. since 2011.

The decline in small 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 small cars, and they offer the same level of fuel efficiency. Additionally, the increasing availability of electric vehicles is making them more appealing to consumers who are looking for a more environmentally friendly option. Finally, the rising cost of living is making small cars less affordable for many consumers.

Despite the decline in sales, small cars remain a popular choice for consumers who are looking for an affordable and fuel-efficient vehicle. Small cars also offer a number of advantages over other types of vehicles, such as easy parking and maneuverability. These small cars offer a variety of features and benefits that make them popular with consumers. They are also available in a range of price points, so there is a small car to fit every budget.

The best-selling small car in the U.S. in 2022 was the Toyota Corolla, followed by the Honda Civic and the Hyundai Elantra. 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. The Honda Civic is known for its sporty handling and performance. The Hyundai Elantra is known for its stylish design and advanced technology features. 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 Small Cars in the U.S for 2022

This data table looks at full year Small Car sales volumes in the United States by model. We compare U.S market Small 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
Hyundai Accent 154 844 -81.75 17,823 18,868 -5.54
Honda Civic 14,909 20,886 -28.62 133,932 263,787 -49.23
Mini Cooper 2,276 1,741 30.73 20,012 22,970 -12.88
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
Mitsubishi Mirage 1,058 1,384 -23.55 15,814 22,743 -30.47
Kia Rio 2,358 2,800 -15.79 27,065 31,362 -13.70
Nissan Sentra 4,917 5,680 -13.43 77,124 127,862 -39.68
Kia Soul 4,543 3,987 13.95 56,740 75,126 -24.47
Chevrolet Spark 1,138 484 135.12 13,708 24,460 -43.96
Hyundai Veloster 19 71 -73.24 1,920 1,942 -1.13
Nissan Versa 1,408 3,448 -59.16 13,399 60,913 -78.00
∑ = 75,153 ∑ = 78,624 ∑ = 914,771 ∑ = 1,251,945

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

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. It includes all major SUV models sold in the U.S market and you can see that the monthly SUV sales trends clearly. Seeing the individual SUV model sales performance in this way gives you a good sense of the momentum (good or bad).