Midsize Car Sales In America - July 2014 YTD

2015 Hyundai Sonata orange
With Hyundai clearing out remaining 2014s and now beginning to deliver new 2015s, Sonata sales are surging in the United States. Nevertheless, the Sonata trailed the four established midsize leaders in July 2014. Three of those four cars recorded strong year-over-year growth last month, as well. 

USA midsize car sales chart July 2014
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Fuelled by these power players at the top of the heap, the midsize category was up 7% in the United States in July 2014 despite the slowly disappearing Dodge Avenger, the stagnant Kia Optima, the defunct Mitsubishi Galant, the slowing Nissan Altima, and the consistently disappointing Volkswagen Passat.

U.S. Passat sales have decreased in nine of the last twelve months, including a 6347-unit decline over the last three months alone. 

Nothing, certainly not production capacity or market demand, was going to make the Tennessee-built Passat a Camry challenger in its first U.S.-assembled iteration. But these figures are hugely disappointing regardless. Fewer than 5% of midsize car buyers opted for the Volkswagen in July.


U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - July 2014 YTD
All Cars Ranked By July 2014 YTD U.S. Sales
All Makes & Models Ranked By July 2014 YTD U.S. Sales


Nearly one in five chose a Toyota Camry. Not unlike the Sonata, the Camry is currently powered by discounts on a departing 2014 model in advance of a restyled 2015 effort. Incidentally, while the Sonata's styling heads in a more conservative direction, Toyota is stepping out somewhat with the 2015 Camry. It's no Mercedes-Benz CLS, but the new Camry will have more working in its favour. As if it needed the help.

At this time last year, the second-ranked Honda Accord was 24,039 sales back of the class-leading Camry, America's best-selling car. The Camry is 42,077 sales ahead of the Accord heading into August 2014.
2015 Toyota Camry red
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 • July 2015 • August 2014 • June 2014July 2013
Midsize Car
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1246
11875.0%13,54910,00735.4%
13,537
12,4738.5%117,042123,573-5.3%
8159
81220.5%53,337 83,137-35.8%
4318
6131-29.6%44,78167,149-33.3%
23,942
20,52216.7%189,440 181,6684.3%
35,073
31,50711.3%220,351218,3670.9%
22,577
18,90319.4%128,924 121,9135.8%
13,588
13,752-1.2%96,40197,210-0.8%
5049
344746.5%31,96725,11527.3%
---
122-100.0%122 1202-89.9%
26,654
29,534-9.8%203,107 197,3212.9%
4679
314248.9%22,533 26,550-15.1%
---
--------- 1602-100%
39,888
34,78014.7%262,428242,4068.3%
8668
10,051-13.8%58,44366,170-11.7%
790
1053-25.0%67439296-27.5%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
208,168
194,7266.9%1,449,168 1,472,686 -1.6%

Hybrids & Electrics
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2020
178813.0%10,63511,643-8.7%
2994
270010.9%16,44423,040-28.6%
291
420-30.7%2624 2782-5.7%
17
46-63.0%114 928-87.7%
3019
186462.0%15,75511,70334.6%
14,237
16,069-11.4%86,574 97,092-10.8%
12,866
15,252
-15.6%
75,903
92,061
-17.6%
1371
817
67.8%
10,671
5031112.0%
2738
3428-20.1%17,21922,044-21.9%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
25,316
26,315-3.8%149,365 169,232 -11.7%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
854
1450-41.1%723210,018-27.8%
11,768
10,45612.5%74,52371,7673.8%
2540
2886-12.0%18,79423,498-20.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
15,162
14,7922.5%100,549 105,283 -4.5%
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. 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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