Midsize Car Sales In America – April 2016 YTD


2015 Chrysler 200 interior

U.S. sales of midsize cars, down 4% in April 2016, were largely dragged down by sharp losses in Chrysler showrooms.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – April 2016 YTD

The 200’s story is not a new one. A temporary shutdown at its Sterling Heights, Michigan, factory led to layoffs, the revelation that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ has no intention of developing the current car’s successor, and acknowledgements of the 200’s weaknesses from FCA’s boss, Sergio Marchionne. 

No, the story is not a new one. There are simply more pages added to the book. U.S. sales of the Chrysler 200 fell 60% to only 7591 units in April 2016, a four-month high for the 200, but an 11,259-unit year-over-year loss.

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USA midsize car sales chart April 2016
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Set aside the 200 from the overarching midsize equation and the picture isn’t quite so gloomy. Yes, April sales of numerous competitors fell – rather sharply in some cases – but so too did numerous competitors rise quickly. Non-FCA midsize cars actually increased 2% in the United States in April 2016, and they’re up by more than 3% so far this year.

Why? The new Chevrolet Malibu, together with the clear-out of the old Chevrolet Malibu, and growth from the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, and Nissan Altima, is powering the midsize category forward.

Sort of. 

If you forget Chrysler’s failings. 

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 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 • April 2017 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015

Midsize Car
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1306
1647 -20.7% 6843 6029 13.5%
21,763
17,430 24.9% 79,985 59,831 33.7%
7591
18,850 -59.7% 25,564 68,002 -62.4%
140 -100% 787 -100%
20,730
24,954 -16.9% 95,724 96,424 -0.7%
31,526
27,251 15.7% 108,599 95,896 13.2%
15,211
17,914 -15.1% 76,668 62,604 22.5%
11,224
13,666 -17.9% 40,992 50,129 -18.2%
3929
4995 -21.3% 14,212 21,393 -33.6%
28,484
22,108 28.8% 113,816 108,983 4.4%
5591
5276 6.0% 20,069 19,647 2.1%
34,039
34,066 -0.1% 130,283 134,571 -3.2%
5629
6623 -15.0% 19,692 27,031 -27.2%
230
516 -55.4% 1221 1977 -38.2%
Total
187,253
195,436 -4.2% 733,668 753,304 -2.6%

Hybrids & Electrics
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1983
905 119% 5970 2779 115%
2228
1790 24.5% 6287 6095 3.2%
9
183 -95.1% 30 826 -96.4%
6
16 -62.5% 14 31 -54.8%
787
1553 -49.3% 3718 5638 -34.1%
8927
9250 -3.5% 30,582 34,392 -11.1%
8923
8822
1.1%
30,555
32,693
-6.5%
4
428
-99.1%
27
1699 -98.4%
1322
2462 -46.3% 4970 8741 -43.1%
Total
15,262
16,159 -5.5% 51,571 58,502 -11.8%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
72
826 -91.3% 638 2872 -77.8%
14,294
12,534 14.0% 51,565 48,021 7.4%
57
2101 -97.3% 472 8882 -94.7%
Total
14,423
15,461 -6.7% 52,675 59,775 -11.9%

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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