U.S. sales of compact cars slid 7.5% in October 2016, essentially flat on a daily selling rate basis given the brevity of the “October” sales month. October 2015 had 28 selling days; October 2016 had 26 selling days.
The Toyota Corolla, with or without the addition of the Scion iM that’s now a Toyota Corolla iM, was the top-selling small car in America. In totality, the Corolla was also America’s best-selling car overall. Corolla sedan sales rose 2%. The new Honda Civic reported a second consecutive decline after 12 consecutive months of year-over-year improvement.
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Subcompact car sales, meanwhile, dipped by just 4% (essentially rising 3% on a daily selling rate basis) as the imported Honda Fit continues to regain ground even as its partner, the Honda HR-V crossover, continues to improve its sales volume, as well.
The Nissan Versa continues to lead the category, but sales plunged by more than one-third in October 2016 and are down 7% this year.
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 sortable, so you can rank small cars of all kinds any which way you like. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.