The new-from-the-ground-up Honda Civic continued its hot sales streak as it kept the compact car sales lead and beat out the Toyota Camry as April’s top seller.
More than 35,000 Civics found homes in April — 3,000 more than the Toyota Corolla and 1,000 more than the Camry, 2015’s sales champion. Civic sales were up 24.5 percent for the month and 28.9 for the year.
While the Camry still has a healthy lead for the year, the Civic is now the second-best-selling car in the land and it’s not even a crossover.
The Corolla easily held onto second in the category despite sales dropping 1.4 percent for the month and 5.2 percent for the year. The compact car class has been a two-horse race all year long and chances are it won’t change much the rest of the year.
The Nissan Sentra sits in a lonely third place, far enough ahead of the rest of the pack as to not have any competition, but far enough away from the leaders that it would be hard to catch up. Compared to 2015, sales are up 12 percent for the month and more than 20 percent for the year.
The rest of the has a lot more negative numbers, as no less than nine contenders are in the red for the month and the year. The Dodge Dart took the biggest loser crown for the month and tied with the Chevrolet Cruze for the year, although they had some competition from the Hyundai Elantra and Mitsubishi Lancer.
On a positive note, the Kia Forte had the most improved month followed by the Mazda 3, and the Forte is right behind the Civic for most improved for the year.
Check out the full list below.
April 2016 Compact Car Sales
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