Midsize Car Sales In America – July 2016 YTD


2015 Subaru Legacy red

After tumbling 7% through the first-half of 2016 and falling 11% in June specifically, the decline of midsize cars in America picked up speed in July 2016. 

Significant year-over-year improvements from two low-volume models, the Buick Regal and Subaru Legacy, did little to stop the segment from tumbling as every other nameplate produced fewer U.S. sales in July 2016 than in July 2015. 

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

Corrected figures for the Chrysler 200 bring the segment down even further on year-to-date terms, as sales of the 200 were overstated by 4779 units between January and June. The 200’s 43% July drop, as we quickly approach the end of 200 production in Sterling Heights, Michigan, was among the worst declines reported by builders of intermediate sedans in January. But it wasn’t the most momentous in terms of volume.

USA midsize car sales chart July 2016
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Nissan lost 8893 Altima sales, year-over-year, far worse than the 4052-unit drop at Chrysler. Sales of the class-leading Toyota Camry decreases 11%, a 4313-unit decline. 

With every meaningful player falling, the category tumbled 15% in July 2016 even though the overall market grew 1% and car sales fell “just” 8%.

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. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • August 2016 • June 2016July 2015

Midsize Car
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2307
1541 49.7% 11,560 10,928 5.8%
11,820
16,022 -26.2% 132,145 112,542 17.4%
5474
9526 -42.5% 41,676 116,135 -64.1%
90 -100% 1152 -100%
24,007
25,105 -4.4% 170,840 178,263 -4.2%
31,946
34,496 -7.4% 201,300 190,242 5.8%
20,635
23,917 -13.7% 125,044 119,738 4.4%
9780
12,638 -22.6% 70,847 92,604 -23.5%
4341
4841 -10.3% 27,804 37,148 -25.2%
24,949
33,842 -26.3% 197,644 205,873 -4.0%
5212
4500 15.8% 35,569 33,673 5.6%
34,122
38,435 -11.2% 233,882 254,251 -8.0%
193
479 -59.7% 1874 3560 -47.4%
6549
6904 -5.1% 39,362 49,099 -19.8%
Total
181,335
212,336 -14.6% 1,289,547 1,405,208 -8.2%

Hybrids & Electrics
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2406
1313 83.2% 12,214 6935 76.1%
1867
1918 -2.7% 12,135 13,101 -7.4%
5
113 -95.6% 53 1204 -95.6%
20
12 66.7% 40 84 -52.4%
1063
1174 -9.5% 6856 10,990 -37.6%
9934
11,787 -15.7% 58,451 68,850 -15.1%
9930
11,203
-11.4%
58,405 65,376 -10.7%
4
584
-99.3%
46
3474 -98.7%
1358
2620 -48.2% 8673 16,785 -48.3%
Total
16,653
18,937 -12.1% 98,422 117,949 -16.6%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
11
924 -98.8% 713 5520 -87.1%
14,704
10,863 35.4% 92,090 82,180 12.1%
20
2229 -99.1% 563 15,426 -96.4%
Total
14,735
14,016 5.1% 93,366 103,126 -9.5%

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.

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Midsize Car Sales In America – August 2016
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Midsize Car Sales In America – July 2015
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U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – July 2016
Small Car Sales In America – July 2016
Large Car Sales In America – July 2016