Chevrolet Cruze Falls Behind Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic in October Sales

The Chevrolet Cruze’s brief dominance at the top of the compact car sales chart has come to an end in October, as sales of the bow-tie sedan fell back to the number three spot behind the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. The Ford Focus remained in fourth place, while the Kia Forte overtook the Nissan Sentra for eighth place.

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With 20,949 units sold last month, the Toyota Corolla (sales count the Matrix hatchback) regained its sales crown, beating the Honda Civic’s 20,687 units sold and the Chevrolet Cruze’s 19,121 units sold. Despite its second-place finish in October, the Civic still leads the Corolla in year-to-date sales by about 11,000 units.

Mazda3 sales numbers slipped significantly in October, giving the Volkswagen Jetta a bigger lead. The Dodge Dart contributed a respectable 5455 units to Chrysler’s overall monthly sales, and 4738 Subaru Imprezas were sold.

Car October 2012 October 2011 Year-to-Date
Toyota Corolla 20,949 16,244 243,652
Honda Civic 20,687 16,173 254,716
Chevrolet Cruze 19,121 14,295 199,721
Ford Focus 18,320 12,386 205,006
Hyundai Elantra 14,512 13,000 167,087
Volkswagen Jetta 13,476 13,059 140,504
Mazda3 9518 7095 103,223
Kia Forte 5911 4712 67,139
Nissan Sentra 5624 8364 91,464
Dodge Dart 5455 N/A 14,709
Subaru Impreza 4738 1993 68,389
 

Car October 2012 October 2011 Year-to-Date
Toyota Corolla 20,949 16,244 243,652
Honda Civic 20,687 16,173 254,716
Chevrolet Cruze 19,121 14,295 199,721
Ford Focus 18,320 12,386 205,006
Hyundai Elantra 14,512 13,000 167,087
Volkswagen Jetta 13,476 13,059 140,504
Mazda3 9518 7095 103,223
Kia Forte 5911 4712 67,139
Nissan Sentra 5624 8364 91,464
Dodge Dart 5455 N/A 14,709
Subaru Impreza 4738 1993 68,389

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