2019 US Small Car Sales Figures

Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly Sales Figures for Small Cars Sold in the United States

Guide Contents
Last Month & YTD
Last Quarter Report
Every Month Report

2019 U.S Small Car Sales Analysis

Report Updated: With June 2019 Data on July 2nd 2019

The small car segment didn’t fare so well in the month of June. It’s also not doing very well so far this year. The segment saw about 21,000 fewer sales in the month of June then it did this time last year.

When you look YTD, the segment has been down by about 133,000 sales. June actually saw more models with sales increases than when you look YTD. Many of the models both for the month and YTD have seen percentage drops well into the double digits.

The segment leader was the Honda Civic. However, it was down by about five percent for the month and about four so far this year. It was followed by the Toyota Corolla. The Corolla managed to see a sales increase of about two percent for the month of June, but it’s down about five percent for the year so far. Rounding out the top three is the Nissan Sentra with a three percent sales increase for the month and a drop in sales YTD of about five percent.

It’s really no surprise that small car sales in Canada are down. The segment has been trending down for quite some time. It’s expected to continue to do so as more people turn to SUVs and away from sedans.

Below you will find sales figures for all small cars sold in the United States broken down by month and by quarter.

We will report June 2019 Small Car Sales beginning on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 beginning around 10 AM ET.

Data will trickle in throughout the day with the numbers being finalized by EOD. GCBC is also happy to announce that we will be adding quarterly sales reports and comparisons in addition to monthly sales comparisons beginning this quarter. We will also be adding monthly sales tables and charts to the mix as well.

Note: FCA US LLC will end its practice of reporting U.S. and Canada sales on a monthly basis following June results. FCA US and FCA Canada will report monthly sales for May and June. The first quarterly report will occur on October 1, 2019, covering the months of July, August, and September.


US Best Selling Small Cars Last Month

This data table looks at last month’s total small car sales volumes in the United States by model. We compare U.S market small car model sales for last month with the same month last year. We also include the year to date sales numbers and compare with the same year to date numbers from last year. With both monthly and YTD sales numbers we have a growth rate column so you can better gauge an individual small car models sales success in the U.S market.

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Mazda 3 3,990 5,433 -26.56 28,523 35,796 -20.32
Fiat 500 306 354 -13.56 1,692 2,262 -25.20
Fiat 500L 90 157 -42.68 399 904 -55.86
Hyundai Accent 2,632 2,120 24.15 14,906 14,825 0.55
Volkswagen Beetle 1,686 1,128 49.47 9,398 7,967 17.96
Honda Civic 29,751 31,345 -5.09 169,172 176,242 -4.01
Mini Cooper 2,066 2,673 -22.71 11,198 13,177 -15.02
Toyota Corolla 28,869 28,168 2.49 152,868 161,462 -5.32
Chevrolet Cruze 4,850 12,612 -61.54 39,477 77,691 -49.19
Hyundai Elantra 16,540 17,858 -7.38 84,971 99,728 -14.80
Ford Fiesta 6,652 4,800 38.58 38,116 25,359 50.31
Honda Fit 3,603 4,810 -25.09 17,156 24,794 -30.81
Ford Focus 639 10,910 -94.14 12,480 75,801 -83.54
Kia Forte 9,337 10,209 -8.54 48,413 54,400 -11.01
Smart ForTwo 74 126 -41.27 475 650 -26.92
Volkswagen Golf 3,656 3,552 2.93 18,958 24,257 -21.85
Subaru Impreza 5,558 7,684 -27.67 29,688 37,814 -21.49
Volkswagen Jetta 8,486 7,239 17.23 48,973 33,012 48.35
Mitsubishi Mirage 2,505 2,483 0.89 12,901 13,185 -2.15
Kia Rio 2,038 1,901 7.21 12,446 11,071 12.42
Nissan Sentra 21,224 20,572 3.17 109,899 115,676 -4.99
Chevrolet Sonic 1,207 1,527 -20.96 8,483 10,564 -19.70
Kia Soul 8,886 9,867 -9.94 55,583 50,032 11.09
Chevrolet Spark 2,168 1,485 45.99 13,649 11,400 19.73
Hyundai Veloster 1,139 767 48.50 7,604 5,459 39.29
Nissan Versa 8,882 7,745 14.68 48,700 45,684 6.60
Toyota Yaris 1,925 2,462 -21.81 16,657 16,616 0.25
∑ = 178,759 ∑ = 199,987 ∑ = 1,012,785 ∑ = 1,145,828

US Quarterly Small Car Sales Numbers

This data table looks at quarterly sales performance for the small car segment in the United States. It includes all major small car models sold in the U.S market. We compare last quarter’s small car U.S sales at the model level with the same small car model sales quarter last year. We also include a growth rate too so you can see which small car models are growing and which ones are declining. The quarterly view of small car sales at the model level often gives you a better picture of what is happening than monthly because it takes out some of the month to month noise.


US Small Car Sales by Month (All Models)

This sales data table looks at monthly sales performance for the small car segment in the United States on a month to month basis for the entire year so far. It includes all major small car models sold in the U.S market and you can see that the monthly small car sales trends clearly. Seeing the individual small car model sales performance in this way gives you a good sense of the momentum (good or bad).