Midsize Car Sales In America - May 2016 YTD

2015 Subaru Legacy sedan blue
U.S. midsize car sales plunged 16% in May 2016, a decline of nearly 39,000 units thanks to nearly across-the-board losses.

Only the Chevrolet Malibu, newly launched in ninth-generation form and still available in eighth-gen fleet form, and the Subaru Legacy reported year-over-year sales gains in May, an abbreviated sales month on the auto sales calendar.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - May 2016 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - May 2016 YTD


Indeed, the Honda Accord's 1% decline, when factoring in the fact that May 2016 held two fewer selling days than May 2015, translates to greater sales activity last month than the year before. The Accord's daily selling rate rose 7%.

But the midsize sector was full of sharp decreases from high-volume top sellers, mid-pack players, and basement dwellers. 


USA midsize car sales chart May 2016
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The top-selling Toyota Camry tumbled 16% in May and is down 6% through the first eight months of 2016. (The Camry is still on pace to generate more than 400,000 U.S. sales in 2016.) 

The Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima siblings combined to lose 7593 U.S. sales in May. 

Mazda 6 volume was down 10%, the Volkswagen Passat fell 13%, and the Chrysler 200's clear-out continues to be absent from an actual clearance. 

The 200's story is pertinent. (There's more coverage from GCBC on TTAC yesterday.) Subtract the 200 and its defunct Dodge Avenger partner from the equation and U.S. midsize car volume wasn't down 16% in May, but rather 12%. Come to think of it, that was still a pretty rough month for U.S. midsize car sales.

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 • June 2016 • April 2016May 2015
Midsize Car
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1228
1830-32.9%807178592.7%
24,202
21,46112.8%104,18781,29228.2%
7600
20,007-62.0%33,164 88,009-62.3%
---
111-100%---898-100%
24,589
31,325-21.5%120,313 127,749-5.8%
31,949
32,373-1.3%140,548128,2699.6%
15,879
18,018-11.9%92,547 80,62214.8%
10,895
16,349-33.4%51,88766,478-21.9%
5027
5580-9.9%19,23926,973-28.7%
28,404
33,630-15.5%142,220 142,613-0.3%
5265
50005.3%25,334 24,6472.8%
36,916
43,837-15.8%167,199178,408-6.3%
292
582-49.8%15132559-40.9%
7129
8180-12.8%26,82135,211-23.8%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
199,375
238,283-16.3%933,043 991,587 -5.9%

Hybrids & Electrics
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1901
161817.5%7871439779.0%
1865
2607-28.5%81528702-6.3%
9
139-93.5%39 965-96.0%
2
18-88.9%16 49-67.3%
979
2104-53.5%46977742-39.3%
9393
12,648-25.7%39,975 47,040-15.0%
9389
11,921
-21.2%
39,944
44,614
-10.5%
4
727
-99.4%
31
2426-98.7%
1215
3152-58.2%618511,893-48.0%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
15,364
22,286-31.1%66,935 80,788 -17.1%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
42
887-95.3%6803759-81.9%
12,404
12,3840.2%63,96960,4055.9%
31
2298-98.7%50311,180-95.5%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
12,477
15,569-19.9%65,152 75,344 -13.5%
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.

RECOMMENDED READING
Midsize Car Sales In America - June 2016
Midsize Car Sales In America - April 2016
Midsize Car Sales In America - May 2016
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In America - May 2016
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - May 2016
Small Car Sales In America - May 2016
Large Car Sales In America - May 2016

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