Midsize Car Sales In America – May 2015 YTD


2015 Chrysler 200 blue

U.S. sales of midsize cars slid 3% in the United States in May 2015 as the overall car market slid slightly further and overall new vehicle sales rose by more than 1% to a record high for May.

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

Decreased year-over-year volume wasn’t felt across the board, but the gains made outside the Chrysler 200 were, on a strictly volume basis, not terribly consequential. Chevrolet’s 11% Malibu improvement translated to an extra 2173 units, Mazda sold an extra 119 6s, and Subaru Legacy sales increased by 1947 units. 

USA midsize car sales chart May 2015
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On the flip side, Ford lost more than 2000 Fusion sales, Honda lost more than 7000 Accord sales, Hyundai Sonata volume slid by more than 2000 units, Nissan Altima sales decreased by 2423 units, and the Toyota Camry’s 12% dive equalled 5747 fewer sales.

So is the Chrysler 200 the story? Yes, and no. Keep in mind, the new 200, released last summer, is a replacement not just for the old Sebring-related 200 but also for the now discontinued Dodge Avenger. 

Thus, total Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ midsize car volume in America didn’t jump 537% in May 2015. Including the Avenger, the increase was a still healthy 22%. But we’re now in the middle of a period in which comparing current 200 sales to last year’s 200 sales is a relatively useless task. There were hardly any 200s to sell at this time last year, and the May output from 2014 had reached the lowest point for the Sebring/200 in more than three years.

Nevertheless, the Chrysler 200’s May 2015 total of 20,007 units represented the best ever month for the nameplate. You can read GCBC’s review of the 2015 Chrysler 200S AWD here.

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 • May 2016 • June 2015 • April 2015 • May 2014

Midsize Car
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1830
2396 -23.6% 7859 10,560 -25.6%
21,461
19,288 11.3% 81,292 87,368 -7.0%
20,007
3140 537% 88,009 37,833 133%
111
6055 -98.2% 898 35,119 -97.4%
31,325
33,881 -7.5% 127,749 137,894 -7.4%
32,373
39,637 -18.3% 128,269 152,949 -16.1%
18,018
20,404 -11.7% 80,622 81,152 -0.7%
16,349
16,843 -2.9% 66,478 68,947 -3.6%
5580
5461 2.2% 26,975 22,125 21.9%
122 -100%
33,630
36,053 -6.7% 142,613 150,342 -5.1%
5000
3053 63.8% 24,647 14,723 67.4%
43,837
49,584 -11.6% 178,408 181,876 -1.9%
8180
8955 -8.7% 35,211 42,553 -17.3%
582
1030 -43.5% 2559 4950 -48.3%
Total
238,283
245,780 -3.0% 991,589 1,028,513 -3.6%

Hybrids & Electrics
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1618
1684 -3.9% 4397 6838 -35.7%
2607
2833 -8.0% 8702 10,510 -17.2%
139
493 -71.8% 965 2000 -51.8%
18
35 -48.6% 49 75 -34.7%
2104
3117 -32.5% 7742 10,389 -25.5%
12,648
18,636 -32.1% 47,040 59,489 -20.9%
11,921
15,944
-25.2%
44,614
51,760
-13.8%
727
2692
-73.0%
2426
7729 -68.6%
3152
3567 -11.6% 11,893 11,971 -0.7%
Total
22,286
30,365 -26.6% 80,788 101,272 -20.2%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
887
1011 -12.3% 3759 5703 -34.1%
12,384
11,641 6.4% 60,405 51,230 17.9%
2298
3324 -30.9% 11,180 13,932 -19.8%
Total
15,569
15,976 -2.5% 75,344 70,865 6.3%

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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