Toyota, Honda, and Nissan combined to sell 104,374 midsize cars in May 2013, a 13% year-over-year increase. Ford, Chrysler/Dodge, and General Motors sold 74,028 midsize cars, an 11% year-over-year decrease.
Though clearly not a mainstream midsize car – it’s a plug-in hybrid hatchback that costs around $40K – the Chevrolet Volt earns comparisons here because we could all be led to believe that it’s the midsize Chevy of the future. Maybe. Volt sales have tumbled in three consecutive months. Since the beginning of March, Volt sales have fallen 19% to 4391 units. Sales of the all-electric Nissan Leaf rose 333% to 6311 units during the same period.
The future seems a way off, regardless. With its hybrid version included, Toyota sells nearly 23 Camrys for every Leaf Nissan sells.
GoodCarBadCar ranked 16 midsize cars in the first table below. You can then find six alternatively-powered cars and finally three crossovers we consider to be cars. 149 passenger cars were already ranked together in one place, class definitions be forgotten. All 259 vehicles were also thrown together in one pot.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. 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.
Source: Automakers & ANDC * indicates a vehicle that is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown ^ Prius breakdown by variant 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, right? This explains why you’ll see the Outback and Venza listed with midsize SUVs, too… because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.