Midsize Car Sales In America – August 2014 YTD


2015 Ford Fusion

Sales of midsize cars in America, slightly worse than level through the first two-thirds of 2014, swelled 9% in August 2014 as the best-selling Honda Accord shot up to record-high levels. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – August 2014 YTD
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – August 2014 YTD

USA midsize car sales chart August 2014
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Honda sold 51,075 Accords in August, 7032 more than the number of Toyota Camrys sold. The Camry’s year-to-date lead, 35,045 units, is solid and all but insurmountable.

Though Camry sales dipped somewhat in August, many of the Accord’s lesser rivals also managed significant year-over-year U.S. sales increases. Ford Fusion volume jumped 20% to 29,452 units, the Fusion’s fifth month above 29K since March of last year. Hyundai Sonata volume was up 25% to 21,092 units. 

Mazda 6 sales jumped 33%, though at just 5631 sales, the Mazda sold just once for every 9.1 Accords. August did mark the fourth Mazda 6 sales month above 5000 units in the last half-year.

In fact, Subaru’s Legacy outsold the 6 by jumping 51% in Subaru’s best-ever sales month. The Legacy only accounted for 12% of all Subaru sales, however, as the Forester, Outback, XV Crosstrek, and Impreza all generated significantly higher sales.

More discouraging numbers were posted by Chevrolet (Malibu volume slid 3%) and Volkswagen (Passat sales dropped 10%). Their market share in the midsize category fell to 10.4% from 12.0% a year ago.

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 • August 2015 • September 2014 • July 2014August 2013

Midsize Car
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1888
1460 29.3% 15,437 11,467 34.6%
16,346
16,890 -3.2% 133,388 140,463 -5.0%
10,810
10,139 6.6% 64,147 93,276 -31.2%
2905
6351 -54.3% 47,686 73,500 -35.1%
29,452
24,653 19.5% 218,892 206,321 6.1%
51,075
38,559 32.5% 271,426 256,926 5.6%
21,092
16,917 24.7% 150,016 138,830 8.1%
15,337
15,199 0.9% 111,738 112,409 -0.6%
5631
4249 32.5% 37,598 29,364 28.0%
76 -100.0% 122 1278 -90.5%
32,153
30,976 3.8% 235,260 228,297 3.0%
5987
3954 51.4% 28,520 30,504 -6.5%
1602 -100.0%
44,043
44,713 -1.5% 306,471 287,119 6.7%
9190
10,194 -9.8% 67,633 76,364 -11.4%
787
1693 -53.5% 7530 10,989 -31.5%
Total
246,696
226,023 9.1% 1,695,864 1,698,709 -0.2%

Hybrids & Electrics
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2511
3351 -25.1% 13,146 14,994 -12.3%
3501
3032 15.5% 19,945 26,072 -23.5%
290
438 -33.8% 2914 3220 -9.5%
20
30 -33.3% 134 958 -86.0%
3186
2420 31.7% 18,941 14,123 34.1%
15,542
17,948 -13.4% 102,116 115,040 -11.2%
14,724
16,157
-8.9%
90,627 108,218 -16.3%
818
1791
-54.3%
11,489
6822 68.4%
3506
3932 -10.8% 20,725 25,976 -20.2%
Total
28,556
31,151 -8.3% 177,921 200,383 11.2%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1037
1654 -37.3% 8269 11,672 -29.2%
11,428
10,163 12.4% 85,951 81,930 4.9%
2793
3496 -20.1% 21,587 26,994 -20.0%
Total
15,258
15,313 -0.4% 115,807 120,596 -4.0%

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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