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Small Car Sales In America – May 2018

Best Selling Small Cars in America for May 2018

Here you will find the small car sales leaders in the United States for May 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

America’s small car leader the Honda Civic took the top spot in the small car sales chart for May 2018, with sales increasing 7.4% on the same month the previous year.

The Civic’s gains go against the tide of the compact car market in the USA – it was one of only six models to post growth on last year, and one of just five to be ahead of last year’s totals to this point, with the string May helping it break even with its year-to-date total.

Traditionally, the high price of fuel would send US buyers towards small cars and away from gas-guzzling SUVs, but the reality of 2018 is that SUVs are no longer as inefficient as they once were, lessening the draw of smaller vehicles.

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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.

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