U.S. sales of midsize cars matched the 11% rate of decline seen in the first two-thirds of 2016 with an 11% drop in September 2016, a decrease of 21,000 sales for a segment that has now lost nearly 200,000 sales this year.
From the segment-leading Toyota Camry to the near-discontinued Chrysler 200, sharp losses were the norm in September. Even the Subary Legacy, up 7% so far this year, fell by a modest 4% in September 2016.
Only two high-volume midsizers stood out as exceptions.
The new Chevrolet Malibu, still the freshest intermediate sedan on the block, jumped 26% to 21,521 units, a four-month high.
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The Nissan Altima, which plunged to a 52-month low in August, climbed to 25,031 units in September, a year-over-year boost of 3%.
Yet midsize cars overall saw their share of the overall auto industry fall to 11.9% in September 2016, down from 13.3% a year ago.
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.