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 September 2019 Data on October 1st, 2019

Top Level US Reports: By Manufacturer / By Brand / By Model / Best Sellers

Small car sales in the U.S. didn’t have a very good month in September and the segment has had a rough year so far.

The monthly sales numbers show a decline of about 35,000 sales when compared with this month last year. When you look at the YTD numbers the segment is down about 117,513 sales.

Thee Honda Civic leads the pack in terms of overall sales volume. It was down about 10 percent for the month. However, YTD the model is up less than a percent.

It’ll be interesting to see how many more sales this segment declines as the year wears on. We expect sales to continue to decline.

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 3,507 4,635 -24.34 40,506 51,294 -21.03
Fiat 500 265 529 -49.91 2,568 3,717 -30.91
Fiat 500L 62 84 -26.19 605 1,231 -50.85
Hyundai Accent 1,702 2,536 -32.89 20,015 21,820 -8.27
Volkswagen Beetle 1,208 999 20.92 14,746 12,150 21.37
Honda Civic 22,337 24,806 -9.95 255,484 255,036 0.18
Mini Cooper 1,807 2,050 -11.85 16,814 20,051 -16.14
Toyota Corolla 20,354 20,797 -2.13 233,978 235,168 -0.51
Chevrolet Cruze 1,755 10,517 -83.31 45,276 109,662 -58.71
Hyundai Elantra 14,614 19,923 -26.65 125,469 148,879 -15.72
Ford Fiesta 4,454 3,293 35.26 52,833 36,518 44.68
Honda Fit 2,707 1,507 79.63 27,268 32,664 -16.52
Kia Forte 6,280 6,470 -2.94 73,285 74,888 -2.14
Volkswagen Golf 2,917 3,333 -12.48 29,013 34,353 -15.54
Subaru Impreza 5,861 6,186 -5.25 49,293 59,540 -17.21
Volkswagen Jetta 8,090 10,631 -23.90 74,741 61,178 22.17
Mitsubishi Mirage 2,196 1,709 28.50 21,177 19,316 9.63
Kia Rio 1,722 2,009 -14.29 19,186 17,291 10.96
Nissan Sentra 10,493 16,795 -37.52 148,150 165,147 -10.29
Chevrolet Sonic 650 2,396 -72.87 10,631 17,847 -40.43
Kia Soul 5,985 10,540 -43.22 77,627 77,888 -0.34
Chevrolet Spark 2,002 2,312 -13.41 20,264 18,429 9.96
Hyundai Veloster 728 746 -2.41 10,386 7,936 30.87
Nissan Versa 2,914 3,782 -22.95 57,133 58,083 -1.64
Toyota Yaris 333 1,692 -80.32 19,191 23,066 -16.80
∑ = 124,943 ∑ = 160,277 ∑ = 1,445,639 ∑ = 1,563,152

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).