Huge increases from the Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Nissan Sentra, and Volkswagen Golf – together with otherwise quite meaningful jumps from the Chevrolet Cruze, Kia Forte, Mazda 3, Mitsubishi Lancer, Subaru Impreza, and the Corolla itself – translated to nearly 22,000 extra sales for our strictly defined compact category.
Subcompact cars, meanwhile, despite disastrous results from the Chevrolet Sonic (worst month since its first full month on sale, September 2011), Ford Fiesta (fourth consecutive month below 4K), Kia Rio (worst month for the current-gen model), and Mazda 2 (replace me now!) were nearly cancelled out by Fit, Accent, Versa, and Toyota gains.
Elsewhere in the small car world, Mini’s selling a fair number of new Coopers, the Hardtop models, not the dying Clubmans and Roadsters and Coupes. Buick and Chevrolet combined to sell more than 5000 copies of their small urban crossover twins, the Encore and Trax. And in addition to the 7527 Imprezas, WRXs, and STis sold in January, Subaru also sold 6513 XV Crosstreks.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank small cars of all kinds any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.