Midsize Car Sales In America - September 2015 YTD

2013 Volkswagen Passat
Though down 2% through the first three quarters of 2015, U.S. midsize car sales volume grew at a faster rate than the improving overall passenger car market in September 2015. 


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - September 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - September 2015 YTD


Thanks to big gains from the top-selling Toyota Camry and meaningful improvements from the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, and Nissan Altima, midsize car sales jumped 9% in September, a gain of more than 15,000 units compared with September 2014. America's passenger car market was up between 6% and 7%.

USA midsize car sales chart September 2015
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The Volkswagen Passat's modest 1% loss was notable given the ways in which Volkswagen is dominating auto news coverage. 

But with the automaker's diesel emissions scandal breaking in just the latter third of the month, and with diesels accounting for a minority of the brand's sales, it's unlikely the Passat would have posted an increase even if the TDI scandal hadn't erupted.

For another small player, the Subaru Legacy, September's modest 1% improvement presented Subaru with the second-best month of Legacy sales since the latest model was launched early last year. Subaru sold nearly 6400 Legacys last October. Through the first three quarters of 2014, only 9.2% of all Subarus sold in the United States were Legacys. That figure has grown to 10.3% in 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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • September 2016 • October 2015 • August 2015September 2014
Midsize Car
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1728
136626.5%14,10616,803-16.1%
17,066
15,18612.4%147,161148,574-1.0%
11,364
10,9953.4%147,073 75,14295.7%
32
1677-98.1%115649,363-97.7%
24,942
21,69315.0%231,475 240,585-3.8%
33,641
32,9562.1%264,814304,382-13.0%
16,124
14,9188.1%157,680 164,934-4.4%
11,719
10,9087.4%118,301122,646-3.5%
4528
42636.2%47,07241,85512.5%
---
--------- 122-100%
24,224
21,67511.8%262,424 256,9352.1%
6277
61981.3%44,231 34,71827.4%
34,487
28,50721.0%326,330334,978-2.6%
7228
7280-0.7%63,73674,913-14.9%
384
627-38.8%44908157-45.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
193,744
178,2498.7%1,830,049 1,874,107 -2.4%

Hybrids & Electrics
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
949
1394-31.9%926414,540-36.3%
1966
178610.1%17,29121,731-20.4%
64
240-73.3%1353 3154-57.1%
3
15-80.0%93 149-37.6%
1247
2881-56.7%13,63021,822-37.5%
10,168
833921.9%98,812 110,455-18.7%
9952
7986
24.6%
85,778
98,613
-13.0%
216
353
-38.8%
4034
11,842-65.9%
2575
2746-6.2%22,47923,471-4.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
16,972
17,401-2.5%162,922 195,322 -16.6%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
777
7631.8%72279032-20.0%
15,126
11,31533.7%108,41997,26611.5%
1584
1858-14.7%19,15723,445-18.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
17,487
13,93625.5%134,803 129,743 3.9%
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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