Toyota Corolla Reigns Supreme in March 2014 Compact Auto Sales

Another month goes by and the Corolla reigns supreme again. After starting out the year in second place, the Toyota Corolla is back on top for the second month in a row. Toyota sold 29,685 Corollas in March of 2014, putting it in first by large margin. The Honda Civic upset the Cruze for second place with 27,697 sold, while the Chevrolet Cruze was relegated to third with 26,521 sold.

The Ford Focus staged a comeback of sorts, going up a slot into fourth place with 23,974 sold in March. The Hyundai Elantra swapped spots with the Focus, with only 21,518 sold last month. Sixth place went to the Nissan Sentra again, with 19,323 sold.

The rest of the compact segment repeated last month's rankings. Following behind the Sentra was the combined sales of the Volkswagen Jetta and Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, with 15,692 sold – most of those sedans. Though 2014 Mazda3 sales are picking up steam, the '3 still finished in eighth in March, with 10,536 sold. Combined sales of the Subaru Impreza and Impreza WRX/STI (the 2015 WRX doesn't hit dealers until this month) were good for 8089 in sales.

The top 10 was rounded out by the Kia Forte, with 7048 sold. The Dodge Dart trailed the Forte with 6135 sold. Coming in last again was the Volkswagen Golf; Just 1989 Golfs were sold last month, including four Golf Rs, 973 Golfs, and 1012 Golf GTIs.

Check out the chart for more:


Model Mar-14 Mar-13 Year-to-Date
Toyota Corolla 29,685 31,423 77,737
Honda Civic 27,697 27,665 71,096
Chevrolet Cruze 26,521 23,260 65,185
Ford Focus 23,974 24,929 51,903
Hyundai Elantra 21,518 26,153 53,237
Nissan Sentra 19,323 13,965 40,789
Volkswagen Jetta/Sportwagen 15,692 15,005 37,368
Mazda3 10,536 10,505 24,056
Subaru Impreza/WRX 8089 7,054 20,234
Kia Forte 7048 5,931 17,285
Dodge Dart 6135 8,091 16,074
Volkswagen Golf 1989 2,854 5,350

taylorwmj
So sad that this boring, non-fun, ugly car continues to be purchased. The sheeple keep buying them in the 10's of thousands. Such a shame

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