The Honda Civic was America’s best-selling small car and second-best-selling car overall in August 2013. The Civic’s 58% year-over-year improvement was unmatched by any compact car other than the Dodge Dart, which was a three-month-old nameplate at this time in 2012.
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As America’s new vehicle market grew 17% in August and car sales rose 15%, five subcompacts reported above-average year-over-year increases: Sonic, Fiesta, Fit, Prius C, and Yaris. Sales of the Kia Rio and Nissan Versa also grew in August.
Toyota USA sold more Prius Cs in August than in any month in the model’s history. The same can be said for GM and its Chevrolet Sonic.
With 4534 sales, Chevrolet enjoyed its best Spark sales month in the model’s 14-month history. For the eighth consecutive month, the Scion iQ posted a decrease in sales, although August iQ volume was at the second-highest point in 2013.
You can click any model name in the table below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. This table is now sortable, so you can rank small cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.