Honda Civic Dominates Toyota Corolla In 2013 Auto Sales

By | November 05, 2013
The Toyota Corolla has long been regarded as the king of the compact car segment, and even the world's best-selling car. But so far this year, the Corolla has been outdone by its perennial rival, the Honda Civic, in U.S. sales. Honda's compact car garnered 280,889 sales through October, besting the Corolla by 23,705 units. The Civic also outperformed the Corolla in sales for the month of October, selling 27,328 units, or almost 3,700 more than the Corolla. This outcome is odd, considering that the redesigned 2014 Corolla came out just recently and the Honda Civic has yet to be released for the new model year. This does not mean that the Corolla is underperforming, however. Sales for the Corolla were up 12.8 percent in October after a slow September. The Chevrolet Cruze came in a distant third place, with sales of 16,087 in October and 211,862 for the year so far. Fourth place was the Ford Focus for sales through October. Both American models saw sales drop last month compared to October 2012, and this may be due to their age. The Cruze has not seen a significant redesign since 2011, while the Focus was last redone in 2012.
Fifth place in sales for the year was the Hyundai Elantra, followed by the Volkswagen Jetta, Nissan Sentra, Mazda3, and Dodge Dart. Rounding out the top 12 list was the Subaru Impreza, Kia Forte, and Volkswagen Golf. Source: Motor Trend