The Honda Civic, Kia Forte, and Nissan Sentra continued their assault on America’s compact car market in June 2016, collectively growing their sales by 15% as the overall compact car category slid 5%.
Through the first-half of 2016, the Civic, Forte, and Sentra are the only three cars in the segment to record more sales this year than in the first-half of 2015. Jointly, their market share grew from 26.6% to 33.7%.
The Civic now leads the Toyota Corolla by 7647 units heading into the second-half of 2016. At this stage one year ago, the Civic was nearly 32,000 sales behind the Toyota. Only one car, Toyota’s larger Camry, has outsold the Civic so far this year.
Among subcompact cars, the gains of another Nissan stand out. The more affordable Versa is on track for a seventh consecutive year of record U.S. sales. Combined, its two closest rivals – Accent and Sonic – don’t sell as often as the Nissan.
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. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.