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.

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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
1366 26.5% 14,106 16,803 -16.1%
17,066
15,186 12.4% 147,161 148,574 -1.0%
11,364
10,995 3.4% 147,073 75,142 95.7%
32
1677 -98.1% 1156 49,363 -97.7%
24,942
21,693 15.0% 231,475 240,585 -3.8%
33,641
32,956 2.1% 264,814 304,382 -13.0%
16,124
14,918 8.1% 157,680 164,934 -4.4%
11,719
10,908 7.4% 118,301 122,646 -3.5%
4528
4263 6.2% 47,072 41,855 12.5%
122 -100%
24,224
21,675 11.8% 262,424 256,935 2.1%
6277
6198 1.3% 44,231 34,718 27.4%
34,487
28,507 21.0% 326,330 334,978 -2.6%
7228
7280 -0.7% 63,736 74,913 -14.9%
384
627 -38.8% 4490 8157 -45.0%
Total
193,744
178,249 8.7% 1,830,049 1,874,107 -2.4%

Hybrids & Electrics
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
949
1394 -31.9% 9264 14,540 -36.3%
1966
1786 10.1% 17,291 21,731 -20.4%
64
240 -73.3% 1353 3154 -57.1%
3
15 -80.0% 93 149 -37.6%
1247
2881 -56.7% 13,630 21,822 -37.5%
10,168
8339 21.9% 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% 22,479 23,471 -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
763 1.8% 7227 9032 -20.0%
15,126
11,315 33.7% 108,419 97,266 11.5%
1584
1858 -14.7% 19,157 23,445 -18.3%
Total
17,487
13,936 25.5% 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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