Midsize Car Sales In America – September 2016 YTD


2016 Chevrolet Malibu white front end

U.S. sales of midsize cars matched the 11% rate of decline seen in the first two-thirds of 2016 with an 11% drop in September 2016, a decrease of 21,000 sales for a segment that has now lost nearly 200,000 sales this year.

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

From the segment-leading Toyota Camry to the near-discontinued Chrysler 200, sharp losses were the norm in September. Even the Subary Legacy, up 7% so far this year, fell by a modest 4% in September 2016. 

Only two high-volume midsizers stood out as exceptions. 

The new Chevrolet Malibu, still the freshest intermediate sedan on the block, jumped 26% to 21,521 units, a four-month high. 

USA midsize car sales chart September 2016
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The Nissan Altima, which plunged to a 52-month low in August, climbed to 25,031 units in September, a year-over-year boost of 3%.

Yet midsize cars overall saw their share of the overall auto industry fall to 11.9% in September 2016, down from 13.3% a year ago.

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 • October 2016 • August 2016September 2015

Midsize Car
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1696
1728 -1.9% 15,461 14,106 9.6%
21,521
17,066 26.1% 170,389 147,161 15.8%
3185
9944 -68.0% 48,959 138,536 -64.7%
2
38 -94.7% 44 1257 -96.5%
20,570
24,942 -17.5% 210,462 231,475 -9.1%
27,204
33,641 -19.1% 258,619 264,814 -2.3%
15,347
16,124 -4.8% 155,279 157,680 -1.5%
9010
11,719 -23.1% 89,327 118,303 -24.5%
4052
4528 -10.5% 35,862 47,078 -23.8%
25,031
24,224 3.3% 242,321 262,424 -7.7%
6027
6277 -4.0% 47,396 44,231 7.2%
30,707
34,487 -11.0% 297,453 326,330 -8.8%
234
384 -39.1% 2355 4490 -47.6%
6335
7228 -12.4% 53,086 63,736 -16.7%
Total
170,921
192,330 -11.1% 1,627,013 1,821,621 -10.7%

Hybrids & Electrics
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2031
949 114% 16,326 9264 76.2%
1428
1966 -27.4% 15,149 17,291 -12.4%
1
64 -98.4% 63 1353 -95.3%
17
3 467% 82 93 -11.8%
1316
1247 5.5% 9238 13,630 -32.2%
9794
10,168 -3.7% 78,424 89,812 -12.7%
9790
9952
-1.6%
78,372 85,778 -8.6%
4
216
-98.2%
52
4034 -98.7%
1222
2575 -52.5% 11,241 22,479 -50.0%
Total
15,809
16,972 -6.8% 130,523 153,922 -15.2%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
5
777 -99.4% 725 7227 -90.0%
16,978
15,126 12.2% 126,426 108,419 16.6%
6
1584 -99.6% 580 19,157 -97.0%
Total
16,989
17,487 -2.8% 127,731 134,803 -5.2%

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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