Honda Civic Leads Compact Sales in August 2014

After falling behind the Toyota Corolla in July, the Honda Civic again retakes the compact sales lead in August. Honda sold 34,032 Civic sedans and coupes in August compared to 33,088 units of the Corolla sedan. With 23,435 units sold, the Chevrolet Cruze gained one spot to finish third.

In August, the Hyundai Elantra (22,845 units) slips behind the Cruze to fourth place, while the Ford Focus (22,079 units) and Nissan Sentra (17,182 units) remain in fifth and sixth place, respectively. Last month, the Volkswagen Jetta (15,361 units) finished seventh place, while the Mazda3 finished eighth (10,871 units). The Dodge Dart (8390 units) and Subaru Impreza/WRX/STI (7412 units) round out the top 10 compact car sales in August. The Kia Forte finished outside the top 10 with 5759 units sold.

Although the Civic took the lead in August, the Toyota Corolla is still the year-to-date sales leader so far this year by more than 7000 units. The Cruze is solidly in third place overall with the Focus taking the fourth spot by a little over 3000 units.


Best Sellers Aug-14 Aug-13 Year-to-Date
Honda Civic 34,032 39,458 231,167
Toyota Corolla 33,088 26,861 238,275
Chevrolet Cruze 23,435 23,909 189,699
Hyundai Elantra 22,845 24,700 157,555
Ford Focus 22,079 20,372 160,759
Nissan Sentra 17,182 12,605 128,659
Volkswagen Jetta 15,361 16,280 104,810
Mazda3 10,871 11,031 72,400
Dodge Dart 8390 6901 53,840
Subaru Impreza/WRX/STI 7412 8019 59,119
Kia Forte 5759 6469 49,276

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