Chevrolet Cruze Surpasses Toyota Corolla, Civic in September Compact Car Sales

Maintaining its momentum from last month, the Chevrolet Cruze has once again knocked the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic out of the way for compact car crown in September. Meanwhile, it's a tight race between the Volkswagen Jetta and Mazda3.

With 25,787 units sold last month, the Chevrolet Cruze came out on top, besting the Toyota Corolla's 23,026 units sold. Although sales for the Civic are up 57 percent in year-over-year sales, the compact Honda still slipped from second in August to third in September. However, the Civic still holds the top spot in year-to-date sales, ahead of the Corolla/Matrix by about 11,000 units. The Ford Focus stays in fourth place and the Hyundai Elantra is back in fifth place with 18,305 units sold.

It's a close race between the Volkswagen Jetta and Mazda3, with the Japanese car falling behind by only 719 units. The Nissan Sentra earned the eighth spot with 9345 units, though it could climb up the ladder once the new and improved model goes on sale soon. Although the Dodge Dart went on sale at the end of June, it's quickly catching up to the Kia Forte and Subaru Impreza.

Car  September 2012 September 2011 Year-to-Date
Chevrolet Cruze 25,787 18,097 180,600
Toyota Corolla 23,026 16,147 222,703
Honda Civic 21,546 13,724 234,029
Ford Focus 19,736 10,309 186,686
Hyundai Elantra 18,305 14,386 152,575
Volkswagen Jetta 14,750 15,023 127,028
Mazda3 14,031 8929 93,705
Nissan Sentra 9345 8105 85,840
Kia Forte 6912 5458 61,228
Subaru Impreza 6071 3340 63,651
Dodge Dart 5235 N/A 9254

Car  September 2012 September 2011 Year-to-Date
Chevrolet Cruze 25,787 18,097 180,600
Toyota Corolla 23,026 16,147 222,703
Honda Civic 21,546 13,724 234,029
Ford Focus 19,736 10,309 186,686
Hyundai Elantra 18,305 14,386 152,575
Volkswagen Jetta 14,750 15,023 127,028
Mazda3 14,031 8929 93,705
Nissan Sentra 9345 8105 85,840
Kia Forte 6912 5458 61,228
Subaru Impreza 6071 3340 63,651
Dodge Dart 5235 N/A 9254
materialman80
I'm not surprised the Cruze is a really nice car at a decent price. It's much better then a Corolla.

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