Year-over-year, U.S. sales of midsize sedans were essentially flat in November 2016, albeit down sharply compared with November 2014. Despite a huge downturn in sales of the now dead Chrysler 200 and losses reported by the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Mazda 6, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry, the segment bucked the overall passenger car trend to remain level with November 2015 results.
Thank the Chevrolet Malibu, still fresh off a redesign.
Also give credit to the Subaru Legacy, an admittedly low-volume candidate that has nevertheless improved its sales in seven of the last ten months.
The Volkswagen Passat’s 133% leap forward comes one year after Passat sales crumpled post-diesel-emissions-crisis. The Passat’s 6441-unit total shouldn’t be confused with an impressive one – Volkswagen Of America reported 10,544 Passat sales in November 2012, 8876 in November 2013, and 6966 in November 2014.
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The segment-leading Toyota Camry, America’s most popular car, fell 9% in November and is off the pace set in 2015 by 9%, as well. Camry sales had risen to a seven-year high in 2015.
A new Camry bows at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, in early January.
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 sortable, so you can rank midsize cars any which way you like. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.