Midsize Car Sales In America – October 2015 YTD


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Significant U.S. sales increases from soon-to-be-replaced cars such as the Chevrolet Malibu and Volkswagen Passat drove America’s midsize category to a substantial 11% year-over-year improvement in October 2015.

The Malibu, America’s 12th-best-selling car through the first three-quarters of 2015, ranked fifth in October; third in its category. GM’s replacement for the short-lived eighth-gen model, not very kindly reviewed at GCBC, looks to be a massive leap forward.

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

No car, however, has what it takes to tackle the top-selling Toyota Camry. Through the first ten months of 2015, the second-ranked Honda Accord trails the Camry by an insurmountable 66,176 sales, meaning the Camry will become America’s top-selling car in 2015 for a 14th consecutive year. 


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USA midsize car sales chart October 2015
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Camry sales have fallen 2% in 2015, a 7031-unit decline in a segment that’s fallen by just 1%. Numerous competitors have fallen more sharply: Passat, Sonata, and Fusion most notably. 

On the flip side, big gains have been produced by the Chrysler 200, Mazda’s 6, and the Subaru Legacy. Combined sales of the 200 and its joint predecessor, the Dodge Avenger, were down 8%, but year-to-date, the 200 is up 16% compared with last year’s 200/Avenger.

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 • October 2016 • November 2015 • September 2015October 2014

Midsize Car
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
1655
2057 -19.5% 15,761 18,860 -16.4%
24,725
11,131 122% 171,886 159,705 7.6%
11,905
11,675 2.0% 158,978 86,817 83.1%
23
1347 -98.3% 1179 50,710 -97.7%
23,668
22,846 3.6% 255,143 263,431 -3.1%
30,121
27,128 11.0% 294,935 331,510 -11.0%
16,071
15,563 3.3% 173,751 180,497 -3.7%
14,381
11,840 21.5% 132,684 134,486 -1.3%
3563
3149 13.1% 50,640 45,010 12.5%
122 -100%
20,948
23,544 -11.0% 283,372 280,479 1.0%
5688
6362 -10.6% 49,919 41,080 21.5%
34,781
33,164 4.9% 361,111 368,142 -1.9%
8116
6513 24.6% 71,852 81,426 -11.8%
678
593 14.3% 5168 8750 -40.9%
Total
196,323
176,912 11.0% 2,026,379 2,051,025 -1.2%
Hybrids & Electrics
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2035
1439 41.4% 11,299 15,979 -29.3%
1607
1962 -18.1% 18,898 23,693 -20.2%
53
222 -76.1% 1406 3376 -58.4%
9
17 -47.1% 102 166 -38.6%
1238
2589 -52.2% 14,868 24,411 -39.1%
9702
7805 24.3% 99,514 118,260 -15.9%
9611
7326 31.2% 95,389 105,939 -10.0%
91
479 -81.0% 4125 12,321 -66.5%
2128
2514 -15.4% 24,607 25,985 -5.3%
Total
16,772
16,548 1.4% 170,694 211,870 -19.4%
Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
737
952 -22.6% 7964 9984 -20.2%
14,729
12,624 16.7% 123,148 109,890 12.1%
1191
1896 -37.2% 20,348 25,341 -19.7%
Total
16,657
15,472 7.7% 151,460 145,215 4.3%

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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