In March 2014, the Toyota Camry reclaimed its position as America’s best-selling midsize car and thus America’s top-selling car overall. Top challengers, as usual, came from Nissan, Honda, and Ford, all of which sold more than 32,000 midsize cars in the United States in March. No other brand topped the 20K mark.
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The improvements reported by the Camry, Fusion, Passat, Sonata, Optima, Malibu, and Buick’s costly Regal were more than overmatched by the decreases at Chrysler, Dodge, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, and Subaru.
Sales of conventional midsize cars were down 3% in America last month and fell 7.5% in Q1 of 2014.
31% of the passenger cars sold in America this year are represented in the first midsize list below. That’s down from 32% at this point last year.
Overall car sales are down more than 4% in 2014. Excluding this core midsize category from the equation, U.S. passenger car sales are down just 2.5% this year.
Naturally, the biggest car category is prone to creating the largest chunk of the decrease when overall car sales are apt to decline. The disappointment is nevertheless keenly felt in Honda showrooms, where the still-fresh Accord slid 7% in March and at Mazda, where the 6 fell 6%.
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. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank midsize cars of all kinds any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.