The Honda Accord rode a strong month to lead midsize car sales in August, but still hasn’t gained enough to get out of third place for the year.
The Accord’s sales rose nearly 19 percent over July with more than 40,000 sold, the only midsize car to crack the 40K mark. Despite the surge over July’s totals, that number is still 20 percent lower than in August of 2014.
The Toyota Camry’s situation is similar, although it didn’t break 40,000 sales. Nearly 13 percent more Camrys were sold in August than in July, but that number is still off of 2014’s numbers by 15 percent. For the year, though, the Camry is far ahead and is on pace to be the first to hit the 300,000 mark.
The third-place Nissan Altima maintained its overall spot just behind the Camry with a solid month, although sales actually dropped from July. However, sales are up five percent over August 2015.
Ford’s Fusion continues to be the best of the rest after selling nearly 13 percent more than in July and further distancing itself from the next-biggest yearly seller, the Hyundai Sonata.
Further down the list, the Chrysler 200 continues to exceed 2014’s numbers despite seeing sales drop from July. Kia’s Optima is the last midsize sedan to break the 100,000 mark, with the rest being niche players. In fact, the Subaru Legacy’s yearly sales total would’ve put it in second place behind the Accord for the month of August.
For the year, midsize sedan sales are down nearly across the board. On this list, only four cars – the Altima, the 200, the Mazda 6 and the Legacy – are up for the year compared to this time in 2014.
Midsize Sedan Sales – August 2015
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