Midsize Car Sales In America – December 2017 and 2017 Year End


Best Selling Midsize Cars in America for December 2017

Here you will find the Midsize car sales leaders in the United States for December 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 – November 2017 or Midsize Cars Sales in America – November 2016. Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into Midsize Car Sales


Our Take On The Midsize Cars Sales Numbers

2017 was never going to be an easy year for the midsize car segment in the USA.

A 16.4% drop in the year-to-date figure reported in December 2017 compared with 2016’s year-end galvanises that fact, as does the sea of red displayed in our chart below.

The Toyota Camry managed a better month in December than the rest of the segment, posting 29.7% growth year-on-year to outsell both the Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4, though both those SUVs surpassed it in total sales for the year.

The Camry loses its crown as the best selling Toyota too – that honour is bestowed upon the RAV4 for 2017 – though it remains America’s favourite passenger car.

The Toyota Prius comfortably ended the year as the US’s favourite midsize hybrid, though its sales tumbled over 20% compared with 2016’s figures.

The Prius is facing increased competition in a segment that it has comfortably owned.

While both are still selling a fraction of the Prius, the Kia Niro and Chevrolet Bolt have both made an impressive mark on the segment, consistently growing to each command a more than 10% slice of the midsize hybrid and electric market since joining the fray around the turn of the year.

That’s led to the Prius’ market share falling from 58.3% in 2016 to 49.3% for 2017. Still unarguably dominant, but likely to fall further as the recently renewed Nissan Leaf gathers momentum through 2018, as well as the return of the Prius’ traditional rival, the Honda Insight, around the third quarter of this year.


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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
Toyota Camry 43,331 33,412 29.70 387,081 388,618 -0.40
Honda Accord 22,115 33,873 -34.70 322,655 345,225 -6.50
Nissan Altima 18,199 24,763 -26.50 254,996 307,380 -17.00
Ford Fusion 17,444 19,132 -8.80 209,623 265,840 -21.10
Chevrolet Malibu 16,628 22,764 -27.00 185,857 227,881 -18.40
Hyundai Sonata 8,508 13,802 -38.40 131,803 199,408 -33.90
Kia Optima 7,081 12,572 -43.70 107,493 124,203 -13.50
Volkswagen Passat 3,015 7,241 -58.40 60,722 73,002 -16.80
Subaru Legacy 4,593 5,960 -22.90 49,837 65,306 -23.70
Mazda 6 1,776 3,688 -51.80 33,402 45,520 -26.60
Chrysler 200 332 2,643 -87.40 18,457 57,294 -67.80
Buick Regal 1,005 1,309 -23.20 11,559 19,833 -41.70
Volkswagen CC 54 374 -85.60 1,355 3,237 -58.10
Dodge Avenger 2 0 0.00 14 45 -68.90
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 144,083 Total 181,533 Total 1,774,854 Total 2,122,792

Hybrids and Electrics

Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Toyota Prius 9,482 12,444 -23.80 108,662 136,632 -20.50
Kia Niro 2,397 0 0.00 27,237 0 0.00
Chevrolet Bolt 3,227 579 0.00 23,297 579 0.00
Chevrolet Volt 1,937 3,691 -47.50 20,349 24,739 -17.70
Ford C-Max 1,416 2,184 -35.20 18,390 19,834 -7.30
Nissan Leaf 102 1,899 -94.60 11,230 14,006 -19.80
Hyundai Ioniq 908 0 0.00 11,197 0 0.00
Honda Insight 0 1 0.00 3 67 -95.50
Model CA CA LY CA vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 19,469 Total 20,798 Total 220,365 Total 195,857