Despite sharp gains from the Hyundai Azera and soon-to-be-replaced Buick LaCrosse, sales of the category increased by nearly 1700 units. Thank the Dodge Charger’s 24.5% leap forward for much of the progress. Combined, the Charger and its Chrysler 300 sibling outsold the Chevrolet Impala by 1432 units in October.
Through the first ten months of 2015, the FCA fraternal twins outsold the Impala 26,423 units. (GM sold more than 35,000 extra LaCrosses.) Impala sales, down 17% this year, are on track to be nearly two-thirds lower than they were in pre-recession 2007.
True, Chevrolet is targeting a different buyer now with a more upmarket Impala. But the change is striking, nevertheless, and speaks to the larger theme at play. Many buyers who want this kind of space and are willing to spend this kind of money are more apt to choose a roomy crossover, not a full-size sedan.
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. This table is now sortable, so you can rank large cars any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Automakers * Hyundai USA, not GoodCarBadCar, chooses to combine sales figures for the Genesis sedan and Genesis Coupe, forcing us to include the Genesis with these volume-brand cars on pricing grounds before we even get to the “brand status” issue. 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. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.