Midsize Car Sales In America – October 2011


U.S. Midsize Car Sales Chart October 2011

There’s news today that Honda Civic inventory in the United States is “virtually zero”, and sales which slid 6% in October go some way to proving that. One size category up, however, the Honda Accord sold well last month. The Accord was America’s best-selling car and sedan/coupe Accord sales were up 5.3%. Honda sold 1478 Crosstours in October 2011.

Clearly then, the Accord led the loosely defined midsize segment in October. Trailing the pack was the Suzuki Kizashi, sales of which fell 18%. In an off-shoot of the midsize sector – cars which are priced similarly but cater to a very different buyer – the Chevrolet Volt beat the Nissan LEAF. Sales of Toyota’s Prius were ten times stronger.

2011 Chevrolet Volt

No car from the table below reported a worse year-over-year decline than the Honda Insight. Its 75% plunge steered the Insight straight toward the Worst-Selling Cars In America list. Chrysler 200 sales were 405% better than Chrysler Sebring sales from a year ago. Sound good? The Kia optima was up 429%. Not good enough? The Volkswagen Passat registered an 825% jump, something that wasn’t actually that hard to achieve. Volkswagen sold only 545 Passats at this time last year.

As you’ve probably already read in October’s U.S. small car post, GoodCarBadCar has changed things up with October 2011’s charts and segment-by-segment breakdowns. The table below provides more info than any of GCBC’s charts ever have, and the market share chart above (click it to make it bigger) manifests the dominance of the best-selling midsize cars in the United States.

This format will hold true for all monthly segment wrap-ups. With another new feature about to be released – one which will allow you to see the monthly and yearly sales figures for every car on sale, individually, accessible by a simple dropdown menu – GoodCarBadCar is taking the free and unfettered broadcasting of auto sales info to a whole… nutha… level.

Scroll down for all the details on the sales of mainstream midsize cars competing in the U.S. in October 2011. The chart at the top is indeed a new way of showing market share, and you’ll like it.

Midsize Car
October 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Regal
2281
+ 40% 34,938 + 379%
Chevrolet Malibu
10,239
– 17% 181,505 + 3%
Chevrolet Volt
1108
—– 5003 —–
Chrysler 200
11,205
+ 405% 72,135 + 101%
Dodge Avenger
7136
+ 145% 52,164 + 17%
Ford Fusion
18,094
+ 4% 206,533 + 15%
Honda Accord/Crosstour
24,067
– 1% 219,169 – 16%
Honda Insight
492
– 75% 14,110 – 21%
Hyundai Sonata
18,192
+ 4% 192,953 + 16%
Kia Optima
8616
+ 429% 64,353 + 182%
Mazda 6
3438
+ 39% 28,352 – 4%
Mitsubishi Galant
583
– 70% 14,399 + 42%
Nissan Altima
21,838
+ 15% 222,392 + 18%
Nissan LEAF
849
—– 8048 —–
Subaru Legacy
3546
0% 34,884 + 10%
Subaru Outback
8891
+ 2% 83,682 + 12%
Suzuki Kizashi
480
– 18% 5925 + 31%
Toyota Camry
22,043
– 12% 251,564 – 9%
Toyota Prius
11,008
– 6% 104,251 – 9%
Toyota Venza
3326
– 6% 33,157 – 17%
Volkswagen Passat
5040
+ 825% 9933 – 17%
Volkswagen Passat CC
2025
+ 14% 25,354 + 12%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates declining year-over-year sales. 
Chrysler 200 % change compares with October 2010 performance of Chrysler Sebring. YTD info includes 2011’s Sebring sales. Accord & Crosstour sales are combined until the end of 2011.

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