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 2004 2005 2006
Sales                                      
TOTAL units 9,443 10,791 8,810 8,523 8,107 8,456 8,414 9,396 7,890 8,335 7,972 8,378 9,128 8,409 8,305 7,952 8,147 7,976 8,265
Small Cars 4,825 5,519 4,999 5,032 4,440 4,537 4,720 5,190 4,197 4,443 3,839 3,919 4,266 4,065 3,802 3,699 3,213 3,178 3,225
Midsize Cars 2,987 2,777 2,342 2,114 2,120 2,330 2,057 2,515 2,359 2,399 2,968 3,141 2,894 2,480 2,807 2,483 2,963 2,763 2625
Large Cars 963 1,512 1,092 1,012 1,240 1,103 1,277 1,306 1,066 1,195 913 1,059 1,665 1,416 1,252 1,261 1,278 1,343 1628
Small Wagons 310 496 160 209 143 301 206 198 90 149 99 78 68 212 236 338 380 353 452
Midsize Wagons 257 341 184 122 137 166 138 176 169 149 153 181 234 236 208 171 230 239 229
Large Wagons 102 145 31 34 27 19 16 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 100 105
Market share, percent                                      
Small Cars 51.1 51.1 56.7 59.0 54.8 53.7 56.1 55.2 53.2 53.3 48.2 46.8 46.7 48.3 45.8 46.5 39.4 39.8 39.0
Midsize Cars 31.6 25.7 26.6 24.8 26.2 27.6 24.4 26.8 29.9 28.8 37.2 37.5 31.7 29.5 33.8 31.2 36.4 34.6 31.8
Large Cars 10.2 14.0 12.4 11.9 15.3 13.0 15.2 13.9 13.5 14.3 11.5 12.6 18.2 16.8 15.1 15.9 15.7 16.8 19.7
Small Wagons 3.3 4.6 1.8 2.5 1.8 3.6 2.4 2.1 1.1 1.8 1.2 0.9 0.7 2.5 2.8 4.3 4.7 4.4 5.5
Midsize Wagons 2.7 3.2 2.1 1.4 1.7 2.0 1.6 1.9 2.1 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.6 2.8 2.5 2.2 2.8 3.0 2.8
Large Wagons 1.1 1.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.3 1.3
Fuel economy, mpg                                      
Fleet 23.8 27.3 28.0 28.2 27.9 28.4 28.3 28.6 28.5 28.7 28.7 28.3 28.3 28.6 28.8 29.1 29.1 29.4 29.0
Small Cars 26.1 29.8 29.8 30.0 30.0 30.5 30.4 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.9 30.3 30.3 30.7 30.7 30.6 30.7 30.8 30.3
Midsize Cars 21.6 24.9 26.2 26.0 25.8 26.1 25.9 26.1 26.5 26.5 27.1 27.1 27.0 27.2 27.7 28.3 28.8 29.4 29.3
Large Cars 19.1 22.3 23.7 23.6 23.8 24.2 24.1 24.5 24.3 24.5 24.6 24.8 25.6 25.4 26.0 26.0 25.8 26.2 25.7
Small Wagons 29 32.5 29.6 30.6 30.2 32.5 32.9 33.3 31.6 32.2 32.1 31.5 29.2 27.3 26.1 30.2 31.5 31.9 31.6
Midsize Wagons 21 25.2 25.3 25.9 26.2 26.2 26.0 26.6 26.3 26.3 26.2 26.3 27.3 26.6 27.4 27.2 27.3 26.6 26.6
Large Wagons 19 20.9 25.3 25.9 26.2 26.2 26.0 26.6 26.3 26.3 26.2 26.3 27.3 26.6 27.4 27.2 27.3 26.6 26.6

KEY: mpg = miles per gallon.

NOTE

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

A new database is used in 2007 and all years have been updated with that data. These numbers are not comparable with previous editions of NTS

SOURCE

Light-Duty Vehicle MPG and Market Shares System Database, as cited in Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Transportation Energy Data Book, Edition 26, table 4.7, p. 4-7, and similar tables in earlier editions (Oak Ridge, TN).