The Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic-led compact category was barely ahead of September 2013’s pace last month as significant declines were reported by the Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla, and Volkswagen Jetta. Sales of the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mitsubishi Lancer, and Subaru Impreza also declined.
Subtract the Chevrolet Cruze from the equation and the remainder of the compact fleet was down 3.5%. (September 2013 Cruze sales had fallen to unheard-of lows.)
Subcompact cars, meanwhile, rose 5% as the Chevrolet Sonic, Honda Fit, and Nissan Versa powered the segment forward despite losses from all other subcompact nameplates.
Outside of the normal small car forms, the Kia Soul’s improvements and Subaru XV Crosstrek’s rapid rise continue to attract attention. Fiat 500 sales increased for just the second time this year – and the second consecutive month – as the 500L recovers from a recall that brought sales to ultra-low levels.
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.