Honda sold 51,075 Accords in August, 7032 more than the number of Toyota Camrys sold. The Camry’s year-to-date lead, 35,045 units, is solid and all but insurmountable.
Though Camry sales dipped somewhat in August, many of the Accord’s lesser rivals also managed significant year-over-year U.S. sales increases. Ford Fusion volume jumped 20% to 29,452 units, the Fusion’s fifth month above 29K since March of last year. Hyundai Sonata volume was up 25% to 21,092 units.
Mazda 6 sales jumped 33%, though at just 5631 sales, the Mazda sold just once for every 9.1 Accords. August did mark the fourth Mazda 6 sales month above 5000 units in the last half-year.
In fact, Subaru’s Legacy outsold the 6 by jumping 51% in Subaru’s best-ever sales month. The Legacy only accounted for 12% of all Subaru sales, however, as the Forester, Outback, XV Crosstrek, and Impreza all generated significantly higher sales.
More discouraging numbers were posted by Chevrolet (Malibu volume slid 3%) and Volkswagen (Passat sales dropped 10%). Their market share in the midsize category fell to 10.4% from 12.0% a year ago.
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