Midsize Car Sales In America - December 2015 And 2015 Year End

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Sales of midsize cars in America declined 2% in calendar year 2015, in line with the 2% decline in the overall U.S. passenger car market.

The American auto industry produced a 6% year-over-year gain in calendar year 2015 on the way to a  record sales year. Traditional cars carry less sway, however, as consumers veer away from sedans like the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Hyundai Sonata toward the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. 



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The Toyota Camry was America's best-selling car in 2015, the 14th consecutive year the midsize Toyota has held such status. Obviously then, the Camry is the most popular vehicle in its category, claiming 429,355 total sales in the U.S. in 2015, a marginal 749-unit year-over-year increase. 

The Honda Accord fell much farther back from the Camry in 2015, however. After trailing the Camry by 40,232 units in 2014, the Accord was 73,798 sales abaft in 2015.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End


USA midsize car sales chart 2015 calendar year
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Together, the Camry, Accord, and third-ranked Altima owned 47% of the American midsize car market in calendar year 2015, down slightly from 48% in 2014. The big mover in 2015 was the Chrysler 200, sales of which were half again as strong. But the Chrysler's parent company, FCA, saw total midsize car volume – including the Dodge Avenger – climb by a more reasonable 6%. 

The Subaru Legacy's 16% increase and the Mazda 6's 9% uptick were the other noteworthy improvements.


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 • November 2015December 2014

Midsize Car
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
2571
181142.0%19,50422,560-13.5%
12,155
16,817-27.7%194,854188,5193.4%
8579
16,229-47.1%177,889 117,36351.6%
75
455-83.5%126851,705-97.5%
25,576
23,16610.4%300,170 306,860-2.2%
35,056
31,58911.0%355,557388,374-8.5%
22,820
17,92427.3%213,303 216,936-1.7%
13,682
11,82715.7%159,414159,0200.2%
4168
4323-3.6%57,89753,2248.8%
---
--------- 122-100%
29,462
32,331-8.9%333,398 335,644-0.7%
5759
54575.5%60,447 52,27015.6%
37,299
31,61818.0%429,355428,6060.2%
3596
8257-56.4%78,20796,649-19.1%
633
6231.6%62769995-37.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
201,431
202,427-0.5%2,387,539 2,427,847 -1.7%

Hybrids & Electrics
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
2114
149041.9%15,39318,805-18.1%
1416
1962-27.8%21,76827,595-21.1%
22
311-92.9%1458 3965-63.2%
9
12-25.0%115 196-41.3%
1347
3102-56.6%17,26930,200-42.8%
10,175
92919.5%118,020 136,040-13.2%
10,153
8799
15.4%
113,829
122,776
-7.3%
22
492
-95.5%
4191
13,264-68.4%
2040
2284-10.7%28,29030,762-8.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
17,123
18,452-7.2%202,313 247,563 -18.3%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
613
863-29.0%910411,802-22.9%
16,067
14,7728.8%152,294138,7909.7%
401
2419-83.4%21,35129,991-28.8%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
17,081
18,054-5.4%182,749 180,583 1.2%
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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