Midsize Car Sales In America – October 2016 YTD


2015 Toyota Camry Silver

Midsize sedan sales plunged 20% in the United States in October 2016, a one-fifth drop valued at 39,000 lost sales compared with October 2015.

The Chrysler 200’s 69% drop certainly plays a big part in the overall segment’s decline. Production of the ill-fated 200 ends soon. 

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

But by no means was the 200’s 6223-unit drop the only sharp decrease in sales in America’s midsize category. At the top of the heap, the best-selling Toyota Camry tumbled 15%, a decline worth 5219 fewer sales for Toyota dealers in October. The second-ranked Honda Accord? Down by 4570 sales. 

USA midsize car sales chart October 2016
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Through the first ten months of 2016, U.S. sales of midsize cars fell 12%. It’s still likely that Americans will purchase and lease more than 2 million of these cars in calendar year 2016, but automakers are utilizing big incentives to move inventory out the door, a sign that the number of sales being reported do not accurately reflect real demand.

The Subaru Legacy continues to be the key cog in the fight against the trend. Sales rose 8% in October; 7% so far this year. But the Legacy is a low-volume player, accounting for just 3% of America’s intermediate sedan market.

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 • November 2016 • September 2016October 2015

Midsize Car
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1317
1655 -20.4% 16,778 15,761 6.5%
16,151
24,725 -34.7% 186,540 171,886 8.5%
2843
9066 -68.6% 51,802 147,602 -64.9%
22 -100% 44 1279 -96.6%
18,686
23,668 -21.1% 229,148 255,143 -10.2%
25,551
30,121 -15.2% 284,170 294,935 -3.7%
14,972
16,071 -6.8% 170,251 173,751 -2.0%
9974
14,381 -30.6% 99,301 132,684 -25.2%
2924
3563 -17.9% 38,786 50,641 -23.4%
20,257
20,948 -3.3% 262,578 283,372 -7.3%
6136
5688 7.9% 53,532 49,919 7.2%
29,562
34,781 -15.0% 327,015 361,111 -9.4%
240
678 -64.6% 2595 5168 -49.8%
6234
8116 -23.2% 59,320 71,852 -17.4%
Total
154,847
193,483 -20.0% 1,781,860 2,015,104 -11.6%
Hybrids & Electrics
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2191
2035 7.7% 18,517 11,299 63.9%
969
1607 -39.7% 16,118 18,898 -14.7%
53 -100% 63 1406 -95.5%
4
9 -55.6% 86 102 -15.7%
1412
1238 14.1% 10,650 14,868 -28.4%
5421
9702 -44.1% 83,845 99,514 -15.7%
5421
9611 -43.6% 83,793 99,514 -12.2%
91 -100% 52 4125 -98.7%
1168
2128 -45.1% 12,409 24,607 -49.6%
Total
11,165
16,772 -33.4% 141,688 170,694 -17.0%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1
737 -99.9% 726 7964 -90.9%
18,008
14,729 22.3% 144,434 123,148 17.3%
4
1191 -99.7% 584 20,348 -97.1%
Total
18,013
16,657 8.1% 145,744 151,460 -3.8%

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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