Significant U.S. sales increases from soon-to-be-replaced cars such as the Chevrolet Malibu and Volkswagen Passat drove America’s midsize category to a substantial 11% year-over-year improvement in October 2015.
No car, however, has what it takes to tackle the top-selling Toyota Camry. Through the first ten months of 2015, the second-ranked Honda Accord trails the Camry by an insurmountable 66,176 sales, meaning the Camry will become America’s top-selling car in 2015 for a 14th consecutive year.
Camry sales have fallen 2% in 2015, a 7031-unit decline in a segment that’s fallen by just 1%. Numerous competitors have fallen more sharply: Passat, Sonata, and Fusion most notably.
On the flip side, big gains have been produced by the Chrysler 200, Mazda’s 6, and the Subaru Legacy. Combined sales of the 200 and its joint predecessor, the Dodge Avenger, were down 8%, but year-to-date, the 200 is up 16% compared with last year’s 200/Avenger.
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.