Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla Top Compact Sales Charts in May 2012

Honda and Toyota continue to fight over the top compact sales slot in the month of May, with the 2012 Civic ultimately beating out its Corolla rival, and Ford’s Focus remaining a distant third.

The Honda Civic earned its first place slot with 33,490 sales in May 2012, an 82.6 percent year-over-year increase over May 2011, which was affected by production supply issues caused by last year’s earthquake in Japan. The sales boost helped the Civic pad its year-to-date stats, which stand at 135,082 through the end of May.

Though the Toyota Corolla might be one of the most dated vehicles in its class, it only gave up last month’s first place finish for a very respectable second. Toyota moved 31,847 Corollas last month, bringing its year-to-date total to 125,079.

The Ford Focus, with 24,769 sales, again placed third. Focus sales remained up, with an 11.1-percent increase versus last year, and a year-to-date total of 112,416. The Chevrolet Cruze still sits solidly in fourth place with the Hyundai Elantra nipping at its heels. Chevy managed to sell 19,613 Cruzes last month, a 13.6-percent decrease, while Hyundai sold 18,877 Elantras, a 5.6-percent decrease.

The outliers in May compact sales remain the Volkswagen Jetta and Mazda3. The Jetta remains in sixth place with 12,962 sales for the month, and 60,921 vehicles sold for the year. Mazda sold only 8474 Mazda3s last month, bringing its year-to-date total to 50,692.


Source: Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Toyota, Volkswagen


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2012 Honda Civic

MSRP $16,555 DX (Auto) Coupe


28 City / 39 Hwy

Horse Power:

140 @ 6500


128 @ 4300