Midsize Car Sales In America – April 2015 YTD


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In April 2015, for the second month in a row, U.S. sales of midsize cars declined by 7%. For the second consecutive month, the only three cars to record year-over-year U.S. sales increases were the Chrysler 200, Mazda 6, and Subaru Legacy. 

Every other core midsize nameplate declined in April, from the discontinued Dodge Avenger’s 98% drop to the Kia Optima’s modest 6% decrease. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – April 2015 YTD

The bigger and/or more costly brethren of these midsize cars posted even more drastic declines in April. But there was growth in the car market in April, as compact cars and subcompacts posted meaningful increases.

USA midsize car sales chart April 2015
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Midsize cars, meanwhile, are down 4% through the first one-third of 2015 due to multiple sharp decreases. Combined, the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Kia Optima, Nissan Altima, and Volkswagen Passat fell 10% through the first four months of 2015. 

The increases elsewhere have simply not been enough to make the midsize cars an adequate challenger to the increasingly popular small crossover class.

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 • April 2016 • May 2015 • March 2015 • April 2014

Midsize Car
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1647
2106 -21.8% 6029 8164 -26.2%
17,430
19,944 -12.6% 59,831 68,080 -12.1%
18,850
4204 348% 68,002 34,693 96.0%
140
7324 -98.1% 787 29,064 -97.3%
24,954
26,435 -5.6% 96,424 104,013 -7.3%
27,251
34,124 -20.1% 95,896 113,312 -15.4%
17,914
20,495 -12.6% 62,604 60,748 3.1%
13,666
14,589 -6.3% 50,129 52,104 -3.8%
4995
3817 30.9% 21,395 16,664 28.4%
122 -100%
22,108
25,004 -11.6% 108,983 114,289 -4.6%
5276
3126 68.8% 19,647 11,670 68.4%
34,066
38,009 -10.4% 134,571 132,292 1.7%
6623
9315 -28.9% 27,031 33,598 -19.5%
516
946 -45.5% 1977 3920 -49.6%
Total
195,436
209,438 -6.7% 753,306 782,733 -3.8%

Hybrids & Electrics
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
905
1548 -41.5% 2779 5154 -46.1%
1790
2111 -15.2% 6095 7677 -20.6%
183
441 -58.5% 826 1507 -45.2%
16
12 33.3% 31 40 -22.5%
1553
2088 -25.6% 5638 7272 -22.5%
9250
12,039 -23.2% 34,392 40,853 -15.8%
8822
10,298
-14.3%
32,693
35,816
-8.7%
428
1741
-75.4%
1699
5037 -66.3%
2462
2403 2.5% 8741 8404 4.0%
Total
16,159
20,642 -21.7% 58,502 70,907 -17.5%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
826
1374 -39.9% 2872 4692 -38.8%
12,534
10,663 17.5% 48,021 39,589 21.3%
2101
3053 -31.2% 8882 10,608 -16.3%
Total
15,461
15,090 2.5% 59,775 54,889 8.9%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* indicates a vehicle that is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown
^ Prius breakdown by variant
This post updated at 11:18 AM on 05.11.2015 with updated totals for hybrids/electrics.
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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