Table 1-19: Period Sales, Market Shares, and Sales-Weighted Fuel Economies of New Domestic and Imported Automobiles

Table 1-19: Period Sales, Market Shares, and Sales-Weighted Fuel Economies of New Domestic and Imported Automobiles

(Thousands of vehicles)

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  1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Salesa                                
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 8,308 8,336 7,698
Minicompact 428 52 77 96 108 84 57 45 34 40 12 13 19 33 54 80
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 1,789 922 636 459
Compact 599 3,526 3,156 2,425 2,451 2,655 3,077 3,290 3,493 2,937 2,309 2,367 2,398 3,058 3,217 3,018
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 2,669 2,918 2,624
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 1,507 1,377 1,351
Two-seater 216 374 170 135 83 70 67 53 62 81 101 103 122 118 134 165
Market share, percent                                
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 0.4 0.6 1.0
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 11.1 7.6 6.0
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 36.8 38.6 39.2
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 32.1 35.0 34.1
Large 14.7 13.8 13.9 13.9 14.1 14.2 15.0 15.1 14.6 14.1 13.0 13.7 14.4 18.1 16.5 17.5
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 1.4 1.6 2.1
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 28.5 28.5 28.7
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 24.6 26.2 29.0
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 29.6 27.6 27.1
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 31.3 31.5 31.5
Midsize 21.3 24.9 25.9 25.9 25.8 25.7 25.6 25.9 26.4 26.3 26.9 27.0 26.8 27.2 27.4 28.0
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 25.4 25.5 25.9
Two-seater 21.0 27.6 28.0 27.3 25.9 24.8 23.9 24.7 25.4 26.3 25.4 25.2 25.8 26.5 25.2 25.1

KEY: mpg = miles per gallon.

a Sales period is October 1 of the previous year through September 30 of the current year. These figures represent only those sales that could be matched to corresponding U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy values.

NOTE

Numbers 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 24, table 4.7, p. 4-7, and similar tables in earlier editions (Oak Ridge, TN).