Midsize Car Sales In America – October 2017


Best Selling Midsize Cars in America for October 2017

Here you will find the Midsize car sales leaders in the United States for October 2017. Each month we compile the Midsize car model sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.

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If you want more data, check out our last few months of data Midsize Cars Sales in America – September 2017 or Midsize Cars Sales in America – September 2016. Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into Midsize Car Sales


Our Take On The Midsize Cars Sales Numbers

Sales of hybrid and electric vehicles in America were up by over 20% year-on-year for October, as the midsize market as a whole struggled.

An extra selling day on last October didn’t add up to more sales for the midsize car segment; 16% fewer midsize cars were sold this October than last.

Increased variety seems to be helping the hybrid and electric market, as the addition of the Hyundai Ioniq, Chevrolet Bolt and Kia Niro have given American consumers more choice when considering a frugal vehicle.

In the midsize segment, the Honda Accord was the only vehicle to post an increase on last October, with every other model in our chart declining (with the exception of the Dodge Avenger – zero last October and zero this October means it broke even). Only the Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu managed to avoid a drop off that didn’t go into double-figure percentages.

Most manufacturers are reacting by moving away from the passenger car segment, with Hyundai the latest manufacturer to announce a shift towards more SUV-based vehicles. The Korean automaker says that the rollout of eight new or updated SUV models, some of which will include progressive and eco-friendly powertrain options, begins next year with the introduction of the Kona.

Larger vehicles are more profitable for the automakers too; Ford reported this month that the F-Series’ bountiful sales of late were behind its 63% increase in profits over the third quarter. Fiat Chrysler is also moving away from its passenger cars in pursuit of profit behind its SUVs and trucks, while Japanese manufacturers weigh in with their own competitive offering in the SUV and Crossover segment.


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Top Midsize Cars Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table of shows the top Midsize car sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.

Midsize Car Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Buick Regal 783 1,317 -40.50 9,773 16,778 -41.80
Chevrolet Malibu 14,647 16,151 -9.30 155,809 186,540 -16.50
Chrysler 200 499 2,843 -82.40 17,766 51,802 -65.70
Dodge Avenger 0 0 0.00 12 44 -72.70
Ford Fusion 17,536 18,686 -6.20 177,278 229,148 -22.60
Honda Accord 26,740 25,551 4.70 277,542 284,170 -2.30
Hyundai Sonata 7,595 14,972 -49.30 115,313 170,251 -32.30
Kia Optima 7,554 9,974 -24.30 92,258 99,301 -7.10
Mazda 6 2,125 2,924 -27.30 29,975 38,786 -22.70
Nissan Altima 17,863 20,257 -11.80 217,724 262,578 -17.10
Subaru Legacy 4,538 6,136 -26.00 41,999 53,532 -21.50
Toyota Camry 26,252 29,562 -11.20 308,759 327,017 -5.60
Volkswagen CC 58 240 -75.80 1,240 2,595 -52.20
Volkswagen Passat 3,937 6,234 -36.80 54,567 59,320 -8.00
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 130,127 Sum Total 154,847 Sum Total 1,500,015 Sum Total 1,781,862

Hybrids and Electrics

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Chevrolet Bolt 2,781 0 0.00 17,083 0 0.00
Chevrolet Volt 1,362 2,191 -37.80 16,710 18,517 -9.80
Ford C-Max 1,661 969 71.40 15,512 16,118 -3.80
Honda Insight 0 0 0.00 3 63 -95.20
Hyundai Ioniq 898 0 0.00 9,327 0 0.00
Kia Niro 1,935 0 0.00 22,605 0 0.00
Nissan Leaf 213 1,412 -84.90 10,953 10,650 2.80
Toyota Prius 7,710 8,132 -5.20 91,031 113,693 -19.90
Toyota Prius * 4,532 5,421 -16.40 55,443 73,796 -24.90
Toyota Prius Prime * 1,626 0 0.00 16,682 52 31,980.80
Toyota Prius V 652 1,168 -44.20 8,299 12,409 -33.10
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 23,370 Sum Total 19,293 Sum Total 263,648 Sum Total 245,298

 

 

  • mr215

    mid car sales are down because makers design cars for the mind instead of the body. SUVs are a better deal. also price too high with extras. expect ’18 downward trend to continue. about time makers consult with buyers. not optimistic.