Most big players in the midsize family sedan segment slide down in November 2014 sales. However, the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan enjoys big gains and biggest improvement in the month-to-month sales. The Chrysler sold 14,317 units and even hopped over the Kia Optima for sixth sales spot for the month. It had a lot of room for improvement after the aged outgoing model, and it may still have more market share to gain.
The top-four maintain their positions, but all saw significant declines in sales. Could it be that crossovers and pickup trucks are gaining favor with the consumers as gasoline continues to get cheaper?
The only other sedans in the green were the Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Subaru Legacy, and the Mazda6. The Sonata and the Legacy underwent a major redesign for the 2015 model year. Kia Optima and the Mazda6 got small nips and tucks. The face lifted 2015 Mazda6 is soon on the way, so there is likely more success for the largest Mazda sedan in the coming year.
It looks like the top-five will remain in this order after December closes the 2014 sales report. It means that the Toyota Camry will be the best selling midsize sedan in the United States once again.
Midsize Sedan – November 2014
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* Subaru Outback is not counted in Legacy sales.
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been writing and reporting at TFL since 2011.