Midsize Car Sales In America – January 2015


2015 Chrysler 200

The Toyota Camry only just pipped the Nissan Altima to begin 2015 where it left off in 2014: as America’s best-selling midsize car.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015

USA midsize car sales chart January 2015
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The difference in January? The Camry led all midsize cars, but not all cars. Although it outsold the Altima by a scant 355-unit margin, Toyota’s own Corolla outsold the Camry by nearly 600 units.

The Camry and Altima both posted impressive January growth, year-over-year. The overall U.S. midsize market didn’t fare quite so well, however, as declines from some moderately high-volume cars like the Ford Fusion and Kia Optima counteracted small gains from the Chevrolet Malibu and Honda Accord. 

Midsize car volume was up 5.5%, slightly slower growth than was achieved by the overall passenger car market; far slower growth than was achieved by the overall new vehicle market.

Behind the top-ranked Camry, second-place Altima, the third-ranked Accord, and Ford’s declining fourth-place Fusion wasn’t January 2014’s fifth-ranked Chevrolet Malibu or December’s fifth-ranked Hyundai Sonata. The Chrysler 200 cruised into the fifth spot with a 30% YOY jump. 

Total Chrysler Group/FCA midsize volume, including the defunct Dodge Avenger, slid 8%. 

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 • February 2015 • December 2014January 2014

Midsize Car
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
792
1434 -44.8% 792 1434 -44.8%
11,878
11,822 0.5% 11,878 11,822 0.5%
14,157
10,912 29.7% 14,157 10,912 29.7%
242
4795 -95.0% 242 4795 -95.0%
19,694
20,717 -4.9% 19,694 20,717 -4.9%
21,011
20,604 2.0% 21,011 20,604 2.0%
12,363
9815 26.0% 12,363 9815 26.0%
9394
9979 -5.9% 9394 9979 -5.9%
3766
3172 18.7% 3766 3172 18.7%
17 -100% 17 -100%
26,408
22,515 17.3% 26,408 22,515 17.3%
3882
2735 41.9% 3881 2735 41.9%
26,763
23,332 14.7% 26,763 23,332 14.7%
6305
6236 1.1% 6305 6236 1.1%
531
881 -39.7% 531 881 -39.7%
Total
157,186
148,966 5.5% 157,186 148,966 5.5%

Hybrids & Electrics
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
542
918 -41.0% 542 918 -41.0%
1160
1418 -18.2% 1160 1418 -18.2%
223
317 -29.7% 223 317 -29.7%
3
1 200% 3 1 200%
1070
1252 -14.5% 1070 1252 -14.5%
7717
8008 -3.6% 7717 8008 -3.6%
7316
7205
1.5%
7316 7205 1.5%
401
803
-50.1%
401
803 -50.1%
1913
1730 10.6% 1913 1730 10.6%
Total
12,628
13,644 -7.4% 12,628 13,644 -7.4%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
661
1176 -43.8% 661 1176 -43.8%
11,351
8230 37.9% 11,351 8230 37.9%
2105
1993 5.6% 2105 1993 5.6%
Total
14,117
11,399 23.8% 14,117 11,399 23.8%

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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