Which Is the Best Selling Compact Sedan in 2014? [Sales Results]

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Everything is not as rosy in the compact sedan segment. While pickup trucks and crossovers are selling red hot, the smaller sedans do not show the wild sales growth. Yes, the leading Toyota Corolla grew an impressive 12.3%, Chevy Cruze grew by 10.0%, and the Nissan Sentra smashed last year’s results by 41.9%. Many other big players declined. Honda Civic shrank a little and missed the number one position by just over 13,000 units. Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus saw event bigger declines. It will be interesting to see if the refreshed Focus can turn the momentum and overtake the Elantra for fourth this year.

The Volkswagen Jetta, Mazda3, and Dodge Dart were sold approximately the same number as the prior year.

Compact Sedan – 2014

YTD 2014 # YTD ’14 / ’13 %
Toyota Corolla 339,498 12.3%
Honda Civic 325,981 -3.0%
Chevrolet Cruze 273,060 10.0%
Hyundai Elantra 222,023 -10.4%
Ford Focus 219,634 -6.4%
Nissan Sentra 183,268 41.9%
VW Jetta 141,354 0.1%
Mazda3 104,985 0.3%
Dodge Dart 83,858 1.0%
KIA Forte 69,336 4.8%
Subaru Impreza 57,996 -1.5%

Check out this TFLcar video comparison of the compact sedans:

Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been writing and reporting at TFL since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.