Large Car Sales In America – March 2013


1998 Toyota Avalon beige
This Was Also An Avalon

Between May and November of last year, Toyota USA didn’t once sell more than 2000 Avalons. Since then, in just four months, Toyota has sold 22,696 copies of their big sedan. It’s priced from $30,990 and reaches all the way to $39,650. That’s $3280 more than the base price of Lexus’s ES350.

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Toyota sold more Avalons in March 2013 than in any month in the last seven years. The main rivals which sold more often were domestics from Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ford. 

Impala sales fell sharply in March and will likely fall further when the not-as-fleet-friendly tenth-gen 2014 Impala arrives. Dodge Charger sales dipped slightly in March but are up 16% this year. 926 of the Tauruses sold in March were Police Interceptors. Sales of non-police Tauruses rose 14% in the first quarter of 2013.

At the current pace, which is likely to increase, Toyota would sell more than 50,000 Avalons in America in 2013. Chevrolet, meanwhile, could sell less than 150,000 Impalas.

You can click any model name in the table below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. (and Canadian) sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. The table is now sortable, so you can rank U.S. large cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

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

Large Car
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
4157
– 1.9% 11,372 – 15.6%
2
– 98.1% 4 – 99.5%
14,766
– 22.4% 44,343 – 12.0%
5686
– 22.5% 16,034 – 19.7%
9386
– 2.7% 26,098 + 16.0%
7929
+ 11.3% 19,442 + 30.5%
1117
+ 773% 2709 + 1604%
3124
– 8.9% 8113 – 1.4%
6088
– 11.7% 14,007 – 19.9%
6982
+ 110% 17,525 + 74.5%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
* Vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown

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