February 2013 Large Car Sales In America


2013 Toyota Avalon red
Avalon Sales Are Up 58%
Over The Last Three Months

As Dodge Charger sales soared in February, sales of the Chrysler 300 travelled in the opposite direction. As Chevrolet Impala sales improved slightly, Buick LaCrosse volume fell sharply. The Ford Taurus and Toyota Avalon posted huge year-over-year improvements. Sales of non-Police Interceptor Taurus volume grew 17%. The police version of Ford’s big car contributed 828 units.

The Avalon is certainly not the dull-looking sedan it’s been in the past. Although no enthusiast is going to find it particularly exciting, the biggest Toyota sedan does feel like much more than a Camry XLE V6. And if a buyer doesn’t want a conventional luxury car – like Lexus’s ES, which sold 4817 times in February – the Avalon is a much more enticing prospect than it’s ever been. Toyota has been marketing the car like crazy, too, even in Canada, where this type of car is exceedingly rare.

U.S. large car sales chart February 2013
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Many of these cars are perceived by some consumers to be outright luxury cars, and for this reason, some of them are displayed in GCBC’s luxury car sales posts. The Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Charger, and Ford Taurus, with their sub-$27K base prices, are not. 

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these big cars can be found by clicking the model name in the table below. Or make a selection at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. (Non-mobile users can select a make and model near the top right of this page, as well.) Two of these cars also appeared on the list of America’s 20 best-selling cars in February.

Click Column Headers To Sort – February 2014 – March 2013 – January 2013 – February 2012

Large Car
February 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD
% Change
3667
– 29.9% 7215 – 21.9%
—–
– 100% 2 – 99.7%
15,424
+ 0.6% 29,577 – 5.6%
5023
– 34.5% 10,348 – 18.1%
10,301
+ 40.6% 16,712 + 29.9%
5875
+ 35.7% 11,513 + 48.1%
795
+ 6015% 1592 + 5035%
2517
+ 0.2% 4989 + 3.9%
4927
– 25.3% 7919 – 25.3%
5703
+ 63.1% 10,543 + 57.0%

Source: Manufacturers
* Indicates a model that is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown

RECOMMENDED READING
Large Car Sales In America – February 2014 YTD
Large Car Sales In America – March 2013
Large Car Sales In America – January 2013
Large Car Sales In America – February 2012
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – February 2013
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – February 2013