Thanks to a soft sales month by the Honda CR-V, the Toyota Camry regained the overall sales lead for the month in November, and is poised to lead midsize sedan sales by year’s end.
Camry sales were off nearly 9 percent over November 2015, and for the year sales are off more than 9 percent. However, it’s still good enough to give it a commanding lead going into the final sales month of the year.
The only competition it has for the overall sales lead is its stablemate, the Corolla. As of November, the Camry had roughly a 6,000 over its smaller brethren. While it’s still unlikely that the Corolla will surpass the Camry in one month, stranger things have happened. EDITOR’S NOTE: The Camry is actually ahead of the Civic, not the Corolla. Toyota is now combining Corolla and Corolla iM sales together, and the wrong number was used for comparison.
Honda’s Accord nearly stole the month with one of its strongest sales months of the year, only 1,000 less than the Camry. It was also the highest selling Honda for the month as both the CR-V and Civic couldn’t keep up.
Further down the list, the Chevy Malibu was the most improved for the month and is on track to be the most improved for the year. VW’s Passat is also starting to crawl back from its post-dieselgate drop by more than doubling last year’s monthly sales.
Midsize Sedan Sales – November 2016
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