February 2012 U.S. small car sales chart
U.S. February 2012 Small Car Sales Chart
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Sales of the Honda Civic sedan and coupe shot up 42% in February 2012. This rise was great enough to make the Civic tops among small cars in America sales volume. 48,970 Civics were sold in America during the first two months of 2012. Its lead over the Toyota Corolla (and Matrix) is now at nearly 9000 units. 

The Honda Fit, with its smaller exterior dimensions but roomy cabin, was not tops among subcompacts. That honour goes to the Nissan Versa. The Fit, in fact, was fifth in the segment, behind the Chevrolet Sonic, Hyundai Accent, and Ford Fiesta. The Mazda 2 trailed all its rivals but did report a 211% year-over-year-bump. 

Among niche small cars, the Scion iQ squeaked out a victory over the smart fortwo. The Mini Cooper beat the Fiat 500 by 459 units, but did so with a much wider range of offerings. 500 sales are split between the hardtop and cabriolet. Mini sales are split between the regular Cooper (the Hardtop as they call it), the Convertible, Clubman, Coupe, and Roadster. Mini sold 2427 Hardtop Coopers in February 2012, along with 532 Clubmans, 363 Convertibles, 254 Coupes, and 110 Roadsters. 

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As for the most popular American small cars, that race was won by the Ford Focus in February. Sales jumped 115% to 23,350, 1923 units ahead of the Chevrolet Cruze. The Focus’s year-to-date lead over the Cruze is now at 2274 sales. On the smaller side, the Sonic beat the Ford Fiesta by more than 2000 sales in February; its two-month total is 4625 units better.

After the jump you’ll find plenty of hardcore sales data for small cars, midsize cars, and large cars, along with charts you can open for a quicker glance with nothing more than a click. Monthly and yearly sales data for all these models and every other nameplate currently on sale can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page or on GoodCarBadCar’s Sales Stats home.

Small Car
February 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Verano
1688
—– 2483 —–
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
7917
+ 187% 13,645 + 148%
Chevrolet Cruze
20,427
+ 10.1% 35,476 + 10.2%
Chevrolet HHR
1
– 99.9% 5 – 99.9%
Dodge Caliber
1847
– 46.4% 2996 – 48.8%
Fiat 500
3227
—– 5138 —–
Ford Fiesta
5518
– 12.0% 9020 – 14.4%
Ford Focus
23,350
+ 115% 37,750 + 89.8%
Honda Civic
27,087
+ 41.7% 48,970 + 45.1%
Honda Fit
4227
+ 0.6% 8066 – 5.3%
Hyundai Accent
5806
+ 28.9% 10,147 + 16.0%
Hyundai Elantra
13,820
+ 12.5% 24,720 + 12.6%
Kia Forte
5706
+ 7.6% 10,123 – 4.8%
Kia Rio
3598
+ 94.3% 6194 + 120%
Kia Soul
10,876
+ 62.7% 18,967 + 57.7%
Mazda 2
2701
+ 211% 5731 + 325%
Mazda 3
11,275
+ 39.6% 20,475 + 56.4%
Mini Cooper
3686
+ 40.8% 5761 + 23.0%
Mitsubishi i MiEV
44
—– 80 —–
Mitsubishi Lancer
1451
+ 16.2% 2467 + 3.8%
Nissan Cube
687
– 69.4% 1148 – 70.6%
Nissan Sentra
10,605
– 15.8% 17,671 – 20.2%
Nissan Versa
10,190
– 3.7% 19,608 + 1.8%
Scion iQ
864
—– 1238 —–
Scion xB
1608
+ 9.0% 2808 + 1.3%
Scion xD
818
+ 1.4% 1470 + 2.6%
smart fortwo
769
+ 58.9% 1265 + 50.2%
Subaru Impreza
7256
+ 84.5% 14,187 + 94.9%
Suzuki SX4
1214
+ 54.1% 1973 + 11.7%
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
22,148
– 14.4% 40,136 – 13.6%
Toyota Yaris
3611
+ 85.6% 6621 + 74.9%
Volkswagen Beetle
1303
+ 409% 2704 + 413%
Volkswagen Golf
2753
+ 11.4% 5403 + 20.7%
Volkswagen Jetta
12,838
+ 2.0% 23,800 – 1.0%
February 2012 U.S. midsize car sales chart

Midsize Car
February 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Regal
2636
– 28.9% 4491 – 25.6%
Chevrolet Malibu
19,987
+ 4.7% 34,663 + 4.4%
Chevrolet Volt
1023
+ 264% 1626 + 170%
Chrysler 200
9717
+ 224% 16,724 + 273%
Dodge Avenger
6570
+ 89.0% 12,267 + 112%
Ford Fusion
21,773
– 5.8% 35,387 – 5.5%
Honda Accord
20,702
– 2.4% 34,361 – 0.9%
Honda Crosstour
1070
– 37.4% 1991 – 39.0%
Honda Insight
773
– 55.1% 1265 – 61.4%
Hyundai Sonata
17,425
+ 10.8% 31,914 + 10.1%
Kia Optima
11,558
+ 139% 20,372 + 135%
Mazda 6
5101
+ 79.7% 10,030 + 96.8%
Mitsubishi Galant
905
– 72.1% 2632 – 54.6%
Nissan Altima
32,953
+ 58.4% 55,310 + 48.4%
Nissan LEAF
478
+ 613% 1154 + 649%
Subaru Legacy
3614
+ 11.5% 6733 + 16.7%
Subaru Outback
8762
+ 10.2% 16,174 + 8.3%
Suzuki Kizashi
620
+ 76.6% 873 – 32.4%
Toyota Camry
34,542
+ 26.9% 62,837 + 38.5%
Toyota Prius
20,589
+ 52.1% 32,144 + 33.0%
* Prius Liftback
16,469 + 21.6% 24,969 + 3.3%
* Prius V
4083 —– 7138 —– 
* Prius C
20 —– 20 —– 
* Prius Plug-In
21 —– 21 —– 
Toyota Venza
2670
+ 4.7% 5130 + 3.9%
Volkswagen Passat
8189
+ 11,434% 14,507 + 8005%
Volkswagen Passat CC
1413
– 39.3% 2828 – 23.8%
February 2012 U.S. large car sales chart
Large Car
February 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick LaCrosse
5228
+ 20.8% 9241 + 14.1%
Buick Lucerne
304
– 88.2% 725 – 86.5%
Chevrolet Caprice PPV
155
—– 247 —–
Chevrolet Impala
15,333
– 5.9% 31,342 – 0.4%
Chrysler 300
7670
+ 480% 12,630 + 376%
Dodge Charger
7324
+ 125% 12,861 + 142%
Ford Taurus
4329
– 23.0% 7776 – 8.7%
Hyundai Azera
13
– 92.2% 31 – 90.4%
Nissan Maxima
6597
+ 24.1% 10,598 + 25.2%
Toyota Avalon
3497
+ 72.6% 6716 + 75.8%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Chrysler 200 sales are compared, year-over-year, with the 200 and Sebring. Only 17 of the Aveos and Sonics sold were Aveos.

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