U.S. small car sales chart November 2011

The Chevrolet HHR is very nearly gone. The Buick Verano is just beginning to arrive. One out of every 249,000 new vehicles sold in America in November 2011 were Veranos. Whether you believe the latest Buick is a competitor for the Acura TSX or the Chevrolet Cruze, the performance of another Buick – the Regal, which you’ll find in the second table below – will lead you to believe the Verano won’t have a major impact on the market. Its impact will definitely be more noticeable than it was in the latter days of November.

America’s most popular small car choice in November 2011 was the Honda Civic, sales of which rose 3%. Civic sales are down 14% this year but remain strong enough to make the Honda America’s third-best-selling compact. The Civic trails the Chevrolet Cruze by 14,367 sales and the Toyota Corolla by 18,560, deficits which will not be made up in December.

Apart from the Verano, the only other change in this month’s small car sales table is the inclusion of the Mitsubishi i MiEV. We are not close to a time when Mitsubishi could sell i MiEVs in large numbers, but expect to see a number higher than four in December’s results.

After the jump you’ll find November sales tables and market share charts for midsize and large cars. Monthly and yearly sales figures for all these cars and every other current model on sale can be accessed through the dropdown menu in the top right of this page. 

Small Car
November 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Verano
4
—– 4 —–
Chevrolet Sonic/Aveo
4526
+ 38.7% 38,612 – 13.4%
Chevrolet Cruze
13,238
+ 64.1% 215,057 + 1478%
Chevrolet HHR
23
– 99.4% 36,862 – 48.4%
Dodge Caliber
1202
– 61.9% 33,632 – 21.2%
Fiat 500
1618
—– 17,444 —–
Ford Fiesta
3552
+ 2.3% 64,901 + 259%
Ford Focus
11,735
– 9.9% 161,436 + 1.1%
Honda Civic
17,133
+ 3.4% 200,690 – 13.5%
Honda Fit
3307
– 20.9% 54,097 + 9.3%
Hyundai Accent
4682
+ 15.5% 50,285 + 2.2%
Hyundai Elantra
12,414
+ 43.8% 173,336 + 45.5%
Kia Forte
4135
– 22.3% 71,564 + 13.9%
Kia Rio
2159
+ 124% 17,956 – 24.2%
Kia Soul
6865
+ 23% 92,643 + 52.5%
Mazda 2
801
+ 73.4% 12,610 + 477%
Mazda 3
6873
+ 6.2% 93,153 – 4.3%
Mini Cooper
3338
+ 19.8% 37,098 – 10.2%
Mitsubishi i MiEV
4
—– 4 —–
Mitsubishi Lancer
967
– 19.1% 18,325 – 7.3%
Nissan Cube
203
– 79.8% 14,053 – 35.8%
Nissan Sentra
7871
+ 35.3% 106,281 + 27.6%
Nissan Versa
9291
+ 38.2% 89,791 + 0.3%
Scion xB
1202
– 14.4% 15,573 – 17.3%
Scion xD
773
– 4.6% 8693 – 6.4%
smart fortwo
414
+ 96.2% 4498 – 16.0%
Subaru Impreza
1412
– 58.5% 34,475 – 14.1%
Suzuki SX4
829
– 27.3% 11,189 + 7.8%
Toyota Corolla/Matrix
16,115
– 0.5% 219,250 – 10.2%
Toyota Yaris
5604
+ 160% 28,190 – 23.1%
Volkswagen Beetle
1656
+ 240% 4937 – 69.1%
Volkswagen Golf
2376
+ 35.5% 31,963 + 23.5%
Volkswagen Jetta
12,891
+ 15.6% 162,937 + 47.8%

U.S. midsize car sales chart November 2011

Honda Insight sales were cut in half in November 2011. Sales of the Suzuki Kizashi slid 43%. It appears as though customers who would otherwise have opted for a Volkswagen CC were tempted by the less costly Volkswagen Passat, sales of which climbed 1509% in November. CC sales fell 35% in November. The Toyota Venza was down 22%.

Compared with the Chrysler Sebring’s effort from November 2010, midsize car sales at the Chrysler brand jumped 481%. Dodge Avenger sales doubled to 5643. An even greater jump was reported at Kia: Optima sales shot up 570%. Thanks in part to the Prius family’s additional member – the Prius V – total Toyota Prius sales improved by a notable 49%.

Midsize Car
November 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Regal
2120
+ 7.1% 37,058 + 300%
Chevrolet Malibu
10,269
– 11.9% 191,774 + 2.4%
Chevrolet Volt
1139
—– 6142 —–
Chrysler 200
8065
+ 481% 79,148 + 113%
Dodge Avenger
5643
+ 102% 57,807 + 21.9%
Ford Fusion
19,912
+ 12.8% 226,445 + 15.2%
Honda Accord/Crosstour
15,468
– 18.7% 234,637 – 15.9%
Honda Insight
749
– 51.2% 14,859 – 23.1%
Hyundai Sonata
15,668
+ 11.7% 208,621 + 15.5%
Kia Optima
9533
+ 570% 73,886 + 204%
Mazda 6
4292
+ 53.9% 32,644 + 1.2%
Mitsubishi Galant
633
– 0.2% 15,032 + 39.0%
Nissan Altima
20,613
+ 12.2% 243,005 + 17.8%
Nissan LEAF
672
—– 8720 —–
Subaru Legacy
2892
– 7.7% 37,776 + 8.4%
Subaru Outback
7293
– 6.7% 90,975 + 9.8%
Suzuki Kizashi
420
– 42.5% 6345 + 20.4%
Toyota Camry
23,440
+ 13.0% 275,004 – 7.3%
Toyota Prius
15,208
+ 48.7% 119,459 – 4.7%
Toyota Venza
2610
– 22.4% 35,767 – 17.4%
Volkswagen Passat
6018
+ 1509% 15,951 + 29.9%
Volkswagen Passat CC
1698
– 34.7% 27,052 + 7.0%

U.S. large car sales chart November 2011

Dodge sold 2.6 times more Chargers in November of this year than in November 2010. Chrysler 300 sales were better than triple what they were in November 2010.

But if you really want to sell a large number of big cars you sign up with General Motors to sell Chevrolet Impalas. Clearly a fleet favourite and a value-driven purchase, the Impala is an immensely common car in the United States. Nevertheless, sales of this obviously frequent large car choice plunged 26% last month. In a market which has grown 10% this year, Impala sales are up just two-tenths of a percent.

Large Car
November 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick LaCrosse
4008
– 1.5% 53,114 – 5.2%
Buick Lucerne
824
– 55.8% 19,646 – 18.8%
Chevrolet Caprice PPV
167
—– 781 —–
Chevrolet Impala
10,851
– 26.1% 160,955 + 0.2%
Chrysler 300
4066
+ 215% 37,143 – 12.6%
Dodge Charger
5099
+ 160% 62,878 – 14.1%
Ford Taurus
4900
+ 17.4% 57,876 – 8.4%
Hyundai Azera
58
– 76.6% 1506 – 47.9%
Nissan Maxima
4886
+ 13.2% 53,669 – 4.3%
Toyota Avalon
2188
+ 0.1% 25,695 0.0%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates declining year-over-year sales 
Accord sales include the Crosstour. GCBC will continue this through December for comparative purposes.
Chrysler 200 year-to-date sales include 2380 Sebrings. The 200’s September 2010 refers to the Sebring.

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