Midsize Car Sales In America – May 2014 YTD


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In the United States, Toyota’s Camry sold a full 25% more often than its nearest competitor in May 2014. That margin of victory made for interesting market share results in the midsize car segment in May, as the Camry’s slice of the pie grew to 20% from 16.8% a year ago. 

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In fact, the top tier was especially dominant in the month of May, as the four best-selling midsize cars – Camry, Accord, Altima, Fusion – generated 64.8% of the category’s volume. 

That’s way up from 57.2% in May 2013, well up on April 2014’s 59%, and substantially higher than the year-to-date total of 60.6% achieved by this quartet.

To contradict a non-factual impression, GCBC is always keen to point out that most midsize car buyers in America don’t choose a Camry. 

Toyota has constructed the car in a way that’s guaranteed success, but with most buyers choosing something else, can’t we agree that most buyers actually don’t want what the Camry has to offer? 

You can say most minivan buyers want a Chrysler or Dodge minivan. That’s true these days. Most truck buyers want a Detroit truck, rather than a Toyota. That’s true. In the case of the Camry, it’s a powerful entity, but not all-powerful.

Regardless, most midsize car buyers do choose a Camry, Accord, Altima, or Fusion. That was particularly true in May 2014.

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 • May 2015 • June 2014 • April 2014May 2013

Midsize Car
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2396
1607 49.1% 10,560 7437 42.0%
19,288
18,899 2.1% 87,368 89,812 -2.7%
3140
13,278 -76.4% 37,833 62,655 -39.6%
6055
10,691 -43.4% 35,119 53,436 -34.3%
33,881
29,553 14.6% 137,894 136,833 0.8%
39,637
33,218 19.3% 152,949 155,183 -1.4%
20,404
20,194 1.0% 81,152 83,556 -2.9%
16,843
15,368 9.6% 68,947 68,859 0.1%
5461
3944 38.5% 22,125 17,828 24.1%
138 -100% 122 963 -87.3%
36,053
31,940 12.9% 150,342 140,883 6.7%
3053
4430 -31.1% 14,723 19,045 -22.8%
1602 -100%
49,584
39,216 26.4% 181,876 171,756 5.9%
8955
10,267 -12.8% 42,553 45,245 -5.9%
1030
1294 -20.4% 4950 7034 -29.6%
Total
245,780
234,037 5.0% 1,028,513 1,062,127 -3.2%

Hybrids & Electrics
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1684
1607 4.8% 6838 7157 -4.5%
2833
3711 -23.7% 10,510 16,996 -38.2%
493
426 15.7% 2000 1978 1.1%
35
91 -61.5% 75 843 -91.1%
3117
2138 45.8% 10,389 7614 36.4%
18,636
16,008 16.4% 59,489 66,373 -10.4%
15,944
15,330 4.0% 51,760 62,743 -17.5%
2692
678 297% 7729 3630 113%
3567
3732 -4.4% 11,971 15,629 -23.4%
Total
30,365
27,713 9.6% 101,272 116,590 -13.1%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1011
1556 -35.0% 5703 7089 -19.6%
11,641
12,270 -5.1% 51,230 49,101 4.3%
3324
3359 -1.0% 13,932 17,737 -21.5%
Total
15,976
17,185 -7.0% 70,865 73,927 -4.1%

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

  • 2JZ-GTE

    Japanese kings!

    Camry V6 is an impressive machine

  • Youngisthan

    Car look awesome and after reading about it seems that car is surely not the eye candy but has really good features.

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