Midsize Car Sales In America – August 2015 YTD


2015 Subaru Legacy

Thanks to modest increases from midsize cars at Chevrolet, Chrysler, Hyundai, and Nissan, America’s midsize car category didn’t decline as sharply as the overall passenger car sector in August 2015.

U.S. new car sales slid by more than 10% in August. Midsize cars were down by less than 9%.

Nevertheless, many of the most popular players, from August’s best-selling Honda Accord to the year-to-date leading Toyota Camry and steady 2015 risers like the Mazda 6 and Subaru Legacy, posted marked declines. The segment lost 21,000 sales compared with August 2014 but was only slightly south of level with August 2013’s output. 

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

USA midsize car sales chart August 2015
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It should be noted that, as a sales month, August 2015 wasn’t equal to August 2014 from a timing perspective. There was one fewer day to sell new vehicles this August than there was a year ago, and sales that automakers traditionally rack up over the Labour Day holiday weekend were attributed to August 2014’s total, but not to August 2015’s. 

From a daily selling rate perspective, midsize car volume was down 5% in August 2015.

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.

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Midsize Car
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1450
1888 -23.2% 12,378 15,437 -19.8%
17,553
16,346 7.4% 130,095 133,388 -2.5%
14,032
10,810 29.8% 135,709 64,147 112%
35
2905 -98.8% 1124 47,686 -97.6%
28,270
29,452 -4.0% 206,533 218,892 -5.6%
40,931
51,075 -19.9% 231,173 271,426 -14.8%
21,818
21,092 3.4% 141,556 150,016 -5.6%
13,980
15,337 -8.8% 106,584 111,738 -4.6%
5402
5631 -4.1% 42,550 37,598 13.2%
122 -100%
32,327
32,153 0.5% 238,200 235,260 1.3%
4281
5987 -28.5% 37,954 28,520 33.1%
37,592
44,043 -14.6% 291,843 306,471 -4.8%
7409
9190 -19.4% 56,508 67,633 -16.4%
546
787 -30.6% 4106 7530 -45.5%
Total
225,626
246,696 -8.5% 1,636,313 1,695,864 -3.5%

Hybrids & Electrics
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1380
2511 -45.0% 8315 13,146 -36.7%
2224
3501 -36.5% 15,325 19,945 -23.2%
85
290 -70.7% 1289 2914 -55.8%
6
20 -70.0% 90 134 -32.8%
1393
3186 -56.3% 12,383 18,941 -34.6%
10,794
15,542 -30.5% 79,644 102,116 -22.0%
10,450
14,724
-29.0%
75,826
90,627
-16.3%
344
818
-57.9%
3818
11,489 -66.8%
3119
3506 -11.0% 19,904 20,725 -4.9%
Total
19,001 28,556 -33.5% 136,950 177,921 -23.0%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
August
2015
August
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
930
1037 -10.3% 6450 8269 -22.0%
11,113
11,428 -2.8% 93,293 85,951 8.5%
2147
2793 -23.1% 17,573 21,587 -18.6%
Total
14,190
15,258 -7.0% 117,316 115,807 1.3%

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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