Midsize Car Sales In America – September 2014 YTD


2015 Chrysler 200

America’s midsize car market was far more impressive in September 2014 than in the earlier part of the year. But the growth in the midsize category was far less impressive than that which was experienced by the overall new vehicle market, sales of which jumped more than 12%.

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

USA midsize car sales chart September 2014
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September 2014’s top-selling midsize car, and best-selling passenger car overall, was the Honda Accord, the Accord’s second consecutive month on top of the leaderboard. Toyota Camry sales dropped 11% in September, but with a slight increase through the first three-quarters of 2014, the Camry leads the Accord by more than 30,000 sales so far this year.

Hyundai and Kia combined for 25,826 Sonata and Optima sales in September, a 1% improvement. Chrysler’s new 200 was up 15%, but when taking the defunct Avenger into account, total Chrysler Group midsize car sales were down 14%.

Mazda reported their best September for the 6 since 2005. Subaru Legacy volume more than doubled to the highest monthly Legacy sedan output in the nameplate’s history. The pair nevertheless combined to own just 5.9% of the midsize sector.

Priced in the same stratosphere as these conventional midsize cars are exclusively hybrid and electric cars like the Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf. Sales of those cars were down 8% in September 2014. A trio of tall wagons – Outback, Venza, Crosstour – slid 20% even as the leader of the pack, the Outback, reported its best September ever.

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 • September 2015 • October 2014 • August 2014September 2013

Midsize Car
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1366
1300 5.1% 16,803 12,767 31.6%
15,186
14,487 4.8% 148,574 154,950 -4.1%
10,995
9583 14.7% 75,142 102,859 -26.9%
1677
5099 -67.1% 49,363 78,599 -37.2%
21,693
19,972 8.6% 240,585 226,293 6.3%
32,956
25,176 30.9% 304,382 282,102 7.9%
14,918
13,872 7.5% 164,934 152,702 8.0%
10,908
11,647 -6.3% 122,646 124,056 -1.1%
4263
3168 34.6% 41,861 32,532 28.7%
51 -100% 122 1329 -90.8%
21,675
21,221 2.1% 256,935 249,518 3.0%
6198
2847 118% 34,718 33,351 4.1%
1602 -100%
28,507
31,871 -10.6% 334,978 318,990 5.0%
7280
7900 -7.8% 74,913 84,264 -11.1%
627
1437 -56.4% 8157 12,426 -34.4%
Total
178,249
169,631 5.1% 1,874,113 1,868,340 0.3%

Hybrids & Electrics
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1394
1766 -21.1% 14,540 16,760 -13.2%
1786
2182 -18.1% 21,731 28,254 -23.1%
240
299 -19.7% 3154 3519 -10.4%
15
20 -25.0% 149 978 -84.8%
2881
1953 47.5% 21,822 16,076 35.7%
8339
10,185 -18.1% 110,455 125,225 -11.8%
7986
9033
-11.6%
98,613 117,251 -15.9%
353
1152
-69.4%
11,842
7974 48.5%
2746
2422 13.4% 23,471 28,398 -17.3%
Total
17,401
18,827 -7.6% 195,322 219,210 -10.9%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
763
1235 -38.2% 9032 12,907 -30.0%
11,315
8143 39.0% 97,266 90,073 8.0%
1858
2193 -15.3% 23,445 29,187 -19.7%
Total
13,936
11,571 20.4% 129,743 132,167 -1.8%

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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