The difference in January? The Camry led all midsize cars, but not all cars. Although it outsold the Altima by a scant 355-unit margin, Toyota’s own Corolla outsold the Camry by nearly 600 units.
The Camry and Altima both posted impressive January growth, year-over-year. The overall U.S. midsize market didn’t fare quite so well, however, as declines from some moderately high-volume cars like the Ford Fusion and Kia Optima counteracted small gains from the Chevrolet Malibu and Honda Accord.
Behind the top-ranked Camry, second-place Altima, the third-ranked Accord, and Ford’s declining fourth-place Fusion wasn’t January 2014’s fifth-ranked Chevrolet Malibu or December’s fifth-ranked Hyundai Sonata. The Chrysler 200 cruised into the fifth spot with a 30% YOY jump.
Total Chrysler Group/FCA midsize volume, including the defunct Dodge Avenger, slid 8%.
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 any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.