Table 1-17: Period Sales, Market Shares, and Sales-Weighted Fuel Economies of New Domestic and Imported Automobiles, Selected Sales Periodsa

Table 1-17: Period Sales, Market Shares, and Sales-Weighted Fuel Economies of New Domestic and Imported Automobiles, Selected Sales Periodsa

(Thousands)

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  1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Sales                         
Total Units 9,095 10,969 9,224 8,380 8,107 8,388 8,916 8,725 8,652 8,261 8,071 8,646 8,978
Minicompact 428 52 77 96 108 84 57 45 34 40 12 13 19
Subcompact 3,441 2,382 2,030 2,256 2,074 1,945 2,015 1,518 1,315 1,510 1,491 1,622 1,789
Compact 599 3,526 3,156 2,425 2,451 2,655 3,077 3,290 R3,493 2,937 2,309 2,367 2,398
Midsize 3,073 3,118 2,512 2,306 2,250 2,446 2,360 2,499 2,488 2,531 3,107 3,359 3,352
Large 1,336 1,516 1,279 1,161 1,141 1,187 1,340 1,321 1,259 1,162 1,050 1,181 1,297
Two-seater 216 374 170 135 83 70 67 53 62 81 101 103 122
Market share, %                         
Minicompact 4.7 0.5 0.8 1.1 1.3 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.2
Subcompact 37.8 21.7 22.0 26.9 25.6 23.2 22.6 17.4 15.2 18.3 18.5 18.8 19.9
Compact 6.6 32.1 34.2 28.9 30.2 31.7 34.5 37.7 40.4 35.6 28.6 27.4 26.7
Midsize 33.8 28.4 27.2 27.5 27.7 29.2 26.5 28.6 28.8 30.6 38.5 38.9 37.3
Large 14.7 13.8 13.9 13.9 14.1 14.2 15.0 15.1 14.6 R14.1 13.0 13.7 14.4
Two-seater 2.4 3.4 1.8 1.6 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.7 1.0 1.3 1.2 1.4
Fuel economy, mpg                         
Fleet 23.2 27.0 27.6 27.7 27.7 27.8 27.8 28.0 28.3 28.3 28.3 28.0 28.2
Minicompact 29.4 32.7 26.4 29.3 30.6 29.9 27.8 27.0 27.2 26.3 23.9 24.8 25.6
Subcompact 27.3 30.1 31.3 31.6 31.8 31.9 31.3 31.7 32.1 32.6 31.3 31.0 31.1
Compact 22.3 29.6 28.9 28.8 28.7 29.3 29.8 30.2 30.4 30.0 30.8 30.2 30.4
Midsize 21.3 24.9 25.9 25.9 25.8 25.7 25.6 25.9 26.4 26.3 26.9 R27.0 26.8
Large 19.3 22.3 23.5 23.3 23.7 24.0 24.2 24.1 24.2 24.5 24.6 24.4 25.3
Two-seater 21.0 27.6 28.0 27.3 25.9 24.8 23.9 24.7 25.4 26.3 25.4 R25.2 25.8

KEY: mpg = miles per gallon; R = revised.

a These figures represent only those sales that could be matched to corresponding U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy values.

NOTE: Numbers and percents may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE: Light-Duty Vehicle MPG and Market Shares System Database, as cited in Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Transportation Energy Data Book, Edition 20, ORNL-6941 (Oak Ridge, TN: 2000), table 7.5, p. 7-6, and personal communication, Oct. 11, 2001.