Midsize Car Sales In America – November 2016 YTD


2016 Volkswagen Passat white Manhattan

Year-over-year, U.S. sales of midsize sedans were essentially flat in November 2016, albeit down sharply compared with November 2014. Despite a huge downturn in sales of the now dead Chrysler 200 and losses reported by the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Mazda 6, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry, the segment bucked the overall passenger car trend to remain level with November 2015 results.

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

Thank the Chevrolet Malibu, still fresh off a redesign. 

Also give credit to the Subaru Legacy, an admittedly low-volume candidate that has nevertheless improved its sales in seven of the last ten months. 

The Volkswagen Passat’s 133% leap forward comes one year after Passat sales crumpled post-diesel-emissions-crisis. The Passat’s 6441-unit total shouldn’t be confused with an impressive one – Volkswagen Of America reported 10,544 Passat sales in November 2012, 8876 in November 2013, and 6966 in November 2014.

USA midsize car sales chart November 2016
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The segment-leading Toyota Camry, America’s most popular car, fell 9% in November and is off the pace set in 2015 by 9%, as well. Camry sales had risen to a seven-year high in 2015. 

A new Camry bows at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, in early January.

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 • December 2016 • October 2016November 2015

Midsize Car
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1746
1172 49.0% 18,524 16,933 9.4%
18,577
10,813 71.8% 205,117 182,699 12.3%
2849
10,103 -71.8% 54,651 157,705 -65.3%
1
15 -93.3% 45 1294 -96.5%
17,560
19,451 -9.7% 246,708 274,594 -10.2%
27,182
25,566 6.3% 311,352 320,501 -2.9%
15,363
16,732 -8.2% 185,614 190,483 -2.6%
12,330
13,048 -5.5% 111,631 145,732 -23.4%
3046
3089 -1.4% 41,832 53,730 -22.1%
20,039
20,564 -2.6% 282,617 303,936 -7.0%
5814
4769 21.9% 59,346 54,688 8.5%
28,189
30,945 -8.9% 355,204 392,056 -9.4%
268
475 -43.6% 2863 5643 -49.3%
6441
2759 133% 65,761 74,611 -11.9%
Total
159,405
159,501 -0.1% 1,941,265 2,174,605 -10.7%

Hybrids & Electrics
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2531
1980 27.8% 21,048 13,279 58.5%
1532
1454 5.4% 17,650 20,352 -13.3%
3
30 -90.0% 66 1436 -95.4%
5
4 25.0% 91 106 -14.2%
1457
1054 38.2% 12,107 15,922 -24.0%
8065
8331 -3.2% 91,910 107,845 -14.8%
7284
8287 -12.1% 91,077 103,676 -12.2%
781
44 1675% 833 4169 -80.0%
1058
1643 -35.6% 13,467 26,250 -48.7%
Total
14,651
14,496 1.1% 156,339 185,190 -15.6%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
527 -100% 726 8491 -91.5%
17,769
13,079 35.9% 162,203 136,227 19.1%
4
602 -99.3% 588 20,950 -97.2%
Total
17,773
14,208 25.1% 163,517 165,668 -1.3%

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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