Midsize Car Sales In America – January 2014


American midsize car sales plunged 16% in January 2014 as gains were made only by two low-volume cars, one moderately successful nameplate, and one leader. 

USA midsize car sales chart January 2014
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Sales of the overpriced Buick Regal jumped 43%, although it remains rare. The Mazda 6 generated a 48% improvement. Chrysler’s soon-to-be-replaced 200 posted a 23% gain that was more than cancelled out by the chopping in half of Dodge Avenger volume. 

The Nissan Altima’s 5% year-over-year improvement translates to 1051 extra sales for Nissan, a brand which enjoyed a 10% jump despite the overall new vehicle market’s 3% decline in the first month of 2014. 

The Altima was the second-ranked midsize car in January, just 817 sales back of the class-leading Toyota Camry, America’s favourite car. Camry volume dropped 27%, the same kind of decline produced by the Chevrolet Malibu, Hyundai Sonata, and Volkswagen Passat. 

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank 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 • January 2015 • February 2014 • December 2013January 2013

Midsize Car
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1434
1005 42.7% 1434 1005 42.7%
11,822
15,823 -25.3% 11,822 15,823 -25.3%
10,912
8846 23.4% 10,912 8846 23.4%
4795
9628 -50.2% 4795 9628 -50.2%
20,717
22,399 -7.5% 20,717 22,399 -7.5%
20,604
23,924 -13.9% 20,604 23,924 -13.9%
9815
13,247 -25.9% 9815 13,247 -25.9%
9979
11,252 -11.3% 9979 11,252 -11.3%
3172
2147 47.7% 3172 2147 47.7%
17
224 -92.4% 17 224 -92.4%
22,515
21,464 4.9% 22,515 21,464 4.9%
2735
3184 -14.1% 2735 3184 -14.1%
286 -100% 286 -100%
23,332
31,897 -26.9% 22,332 31,897 -26.9%
6236
8856 -29.6% 6236 8856 -29.6%
881
1192 -26.1% 881 1192 -26.1%
Total
147,966
175,374 -15.6% 147,966 175,374 -15.6%

Midsize Hybrids & Electrics
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
918
1140 -19.5% 918 1140 -19.5%
1418
2725 -48.0% 1418 2725 -48.0%
317
319 -0.6% 317 319 -0.6%
1252
650 92.6% 1252 650 92.6%
8008
10,559 -24.2% 8008 10,559 -24.2%
7205
9685 -25.6% 7205 9685 -25.6%
803
631 -34.5% 413 631 -34.5%
1730
2522 -31.4% 1730 2522 -31.4%
Total
21,651
28,231 -23.3% 21,651 28,231 -23.3%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1176
1273 -7.6% 1176 1273 -7.6%
8230
8632 -4.7% 8230 8632 -4.7%
1993
3371 -40.9% 1993 3371 -40.9%
Total
11,399
13,276 -14.1% 11,399 13,276 -14.1%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle that is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ Prius breakdown by variant
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you’ll see the Outback and Venza listed with midsize SUVs, too… because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

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Midsize Car Sales In America – January 2015
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