US – Midsize Car Sales Figures

The GCBC Analysis

Midsize cars have had a lot of trouble so far this year, but the segment had a good August. This good showing in August helped mitigate the poor sales the segment has had as a whole for the year so far.

In August, the segment sold about 4,800 more cars than it did in this month last year. That puts the YTD deficit for the year at only 64,423. Still a poor number, but not quite as bad as it could have been if the sales decline for the segment had continued.

Leading the pack is the Honda Accord. It saw a sales rise of 14 percent. Right behind it was the Toyota Camry. The Camry saw a rise of more than 50 percent over August of last year.

Despite the strong showing for the segment this last month, there were still fewer models that saw sales rise than saw sales drop. This suggests that we will see future sales drops for the segment and the month of August was more or less a fluke. It will be interesting to see how this segment performs in the coming months.

Below you will find sales figures for all midsize cars sold in the United States broken down by month and by quarter.

We will report August 2019 Automotive Sales beginning on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, beginning around 10 AM ET.

Data will trickle in throughout the day with the numbers being finalized by EOD. GCBC is also happy to announce that we will be adding quarterly sales reports and comparisons in addition to monthly sales comparisons beginning this quarter. We will also be adding monthly sales tables and charts to the mix as well.

Note: FCA US LLC will end its practice of reporting U.S. and Canada sales on a monthly basis following June results. FCA US and FCA Canada will report monthly sales for May and June. The first quarterly report will occur on October 1, 2019, covering the months of July, August, and September.

Previous Month Comparison

Model Month Month LY Change YTD YTD LY YTD Change
Mazda 6 1,608 2,323 -30.78 16,166 22,618 -28.53
Honda Accord 30,558 26,725 14.34 184,137 189,942 -3.06
Nissan Altima 22,403 14,925 50.10 142,416 154,732 -7.96
Volkswagen Arteon 329 0 0.00 1,179 0 0.00
Volkswagen CC 3 62 -95.16 47 388 -87.89
Honda Clarity FCV 914 1,689 -45.89 8,811 11,114 -20.72
Honda Insight 2,477 2,215 11.83 17,243 4,461 286.53
Hyundai Ioniq 2,152 945 127.72 12,642 10,742 17.69
Nissan Leaf 1,117 1,315 -15.06 8,063 9,123 -11.62
Subaru Legacy 3,121 3,452 -9.59 23,791 27,472 -13.40
Toyota Mirai 98 116 -15.52 1,187 985 20.51
Kia Optima 9,259 11,074 -16.39 68,460 68,869 -0.59
Volkswagen Passat 572 3,873 -85.23 12,656 30,232 -58.14
Toyota Prius Family 8,261 8,111 1.85 44,094 61,547 -28.36
Hyundai Sonata 8,231 9,457 -12.96 62,339 73,240 -14.88
Kia Stinger 1,422 1,480 -3.92 9,435 11,624 -18.83

∑ = 92,525

∑ = 87,762

∑ = 612,666

∑ = 677,089

Previous Quarter Comparison

Monthly Sales Table




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