Midsize Car Sales In America - March 2013

2013 Nissan Altima sedan cornering
Suspended from its status as America's midsize leader, the Toyota Camry posted an 11.5% year-over-year decline in March 2013. The Nissan Altima, despite its 8% drop, still hung on as America's best-selling passenger car and, rather obviously then, as America's most popular midsize car. Both the Camry and Altima sold more often in March 2013 than in March 2011, however.


U.S. March 2013 midsize car sales chart
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Overall, new car sales in the United States fell 1.2% in March even as the overall industry collectively reported a 3.4% increase. In other words, the Camry and the Altima weren't the only cars to sell less often this March than last March. 

As the routine goes, Buick Regal sales plunged. The Chevrolet Malibu and Volt, Honda Insight, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Mazda 6, Mitsubishi Galant, Subaru Legacy and Outback, all the Toyota Prii derivatives, and the Volkswagen Passat also fell.

Bright spots, at least from an improvement perspective, included the Chrysler twins and Honda's Accord.

You can click any model name in the tables 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. Those tables are sortable, so you can rank U.S. midsize 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 2013February 2013 - March 2012
Midsize Car
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
1605
- 38.5%4084- 42.5%
18,539
- 22.4%44,343- 12.0%
16,593
+ 11.3%36,885+ 16.6%
12,439
+ 32.9%32,047+ 48.2%
30,284
+ 6.0%80,558+ 26.0%
36,504
+ 36.4%88,427+ 44.6%
18,031
- 22.6%47,285- 14.3%
14,366
- 4.3%38,813+ 9.7%
6102
- 22.3%10,951- 38.8%
216
- 92.2%649- 87.9%
37,763
- 8.0%86,952- 9.8%
4400
- 18.3%11,329- 6.5%
870
+ 55.9%1602+ 11.9%
37,663
- 11.5%100,830- 4.3%
9521
- 5.1%25,909+ 5.6%
1770
+ 33.4%4085- 1.7%

Midsize Hybrids & Electrics
March 2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
1478
- 35.4%4244+ 8.4%
3769
-----9677-----
454
- 56.0%1161- 49.5%
2236
+ 286%3539+ 104%
14,654
- 22.5%37,334- 14.9%
13,868
- 23.0% 34,981- 18.6%
786
- 11.8% 2353+ 158%
8525
- 29.4%3460- 29.9%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
1522
+ 11.7%4029+ 20.2%
10,453
- 4.0%28,101+ 3.8%
3965
+ 13.2%11,081+ 28.3%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC
* vehicle also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ Prius breakdown

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

3 comments:

  1. Acura tsx and tl should also be included in this category.

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  2. What's up with the Prius numbers? The monthly numbers are higher than the YTD.

    ReplyDelete
  3. They were just flipped (for the second time, unexplainably) but they've been fixed. Thanks for the catch.

    ReplyDelete

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