Midsize Car Sales In America – April 2014 YTD


2015 Hyundai Sonata orange

Toyota USA sold 6299 more Camrys in April 2014 than in April 2013 and became America’s best-selling midsize car and best-selling car overall for the third time this year. Camry volume is basically level with what Toyota achieved during the first four months of 2013, when Camry volume hit a five-year high.

Hyundai and Kia combined to sell 35,084 Sonatas and Optimas in April, a 14% increase compared with April 2013. Hyundai will attempt to clear out its remaining sixth-generation Sonatas at just the right rate so dealers can begin selling new 2015s (pictured above) when that car arrives in the summer. 

Optima sales reached record highs in 2013; Sonata volume fell to a three year low. Both cars are behind last year’s pace through the first four months of 2014.

Midsize declines are certainly the rule, rather than the exception, in the current passenger car climate. Car sales have fallen 2% in the United States this year. Conventional midsize cars are down more than 5%. April 2014 was slightly better than April 2013 despite the big (and not unexpected) declines at Chrysler and Dodge. The Avenger is dying off, the 200’s replacement will arrive shortly. 

FCA revealed plans today to greatly expand the Chrysler brand’s product range over the next few years with a car to slot below the 200, a concentration on the Town & Country rather than the Dodge Grand Caravan, and crossovers to take the place of the long-departed Pacifica and Aspen. In the near future, all eyes will be on the 2015 200, however, as FCA hopes the traffic that would have headed the Avenger’s way doesn’t completely diverge. 8% of the midsize cars sold in America this year have been 200s and Avengers, down from 11% at this time last year. 

• Midsize Car Sales In America – April 2015 YTD
• Midsize Car Sales In America – May 2014 YTD
• Midsize Car Sales In America – March 2014 YTD
• Midsize Car Sales In America – April 2013 YTD
• Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America – April 2014 YTD
• Small Car Sales In America – April 2014 YTD
• U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – April 2014 YTD
• Large Car Sales In America – April 2014 YTD
• U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2014 YTD
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – April 2014 YTD

Crosstown rival Ford, with its Fusion, has seen its share of the category rise just above 13% despite decreased volume. 46% of midsize buyers opt for one of the top three contenders: Camry, Altima, or Accord.

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 of all kinds 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 • April 2015 • May 2014 • March 2014April 2013

Midsize Car
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2106
1746 20.6% 8164 5830 40.0%
19,944
21,734 -8.2% 68,080 70,913 -4.0%
4204
12,492 -66.3% 34,693 49,377 -29.7%
7324
10,698 -31.5% 29,064 42,745 -32.0%
26,435
26,722 -1.1% 104,013 107,280 -3.0%
34,124
33,538 1.7% 113,312 121,965 -7.1%
20,495
16,077 27.5% 60,748 63,362 -4.1%
14,589
14,678 -0.6% 52,104 53,491 -2.6%
3817
2933 30.1% 16,664 13,884 20.0%
176 -100% 122 825 -85.2%
25,004
21,991 13.7% 114,289 108,943 4.9%
3126
3286 -4.9% 11,670 14,615 -20.2%
1602 -100%
38,009
31,710 19.9% 132,292 132,540 -0.2%
9315
9069 2.7% 33,598 34,978 -3.9%
946
1655 -42.8% 3920 5740 -31.7%
Total
209,438
208,505 0.4% 782,733 828,090 -5.5%

Hybrids & Electrics
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1548
1306 18.5% 5154 5550 -7.1%
2111
3608 -41.5% 7677 13,285 -42.2%
441
391 12.8% 1507 1552 -2.9%
2088
1937 7.8% 7272 5476 32.8%
12,039
13,031 -7.6% 40,853 50,365 -18.9%
10,298
12,432 -17.2% 35,816 47,413 -24.5%
1741
599 191% 5037 2952 70.6%
2403
3372 -28.7% 8404 11,897 -29.4%
Total
20,630
23,645 -12.8% 70,867 88,125 -19.6%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1374
1504 -8.6% 4692 5533 -15.2%
10,663
8730 22.1% 39,589 36,831 7.5%
3053
3297 -7.4% 10,608 14,378 -26.2%
Total
15,090
13,531 11.5% 54,889 56,742 -3.3%

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.