Toyota’s Camry is again the best-selling non-pickup vehicle in the U.S., taking both the midsize sedan sales crown in December and the overall sales crown for 2016.
The Camry’s total sales of 388,618 was enough to stave off the Honda Civic by 22,000 sales. The Camry did fail to hit the 400,000 sales mark, and actually had a 9.5 percent drop over last year.
For the month, though, the Honda Accord beat out the Camry by a scant 400-odd sales. The Accord, which was the second-best selling midsize sedan, also had a drop from last year, but a smaller 2.9 percent.
Earlier last week, Honda called the sales race early, claiming they were the best selling cars when consumer sales alone were counted, not fleet sales. According to numbers provided by Honda, they had the lowest percentage of fleet sales among the top selling companies at roughly 2 percent of sales. Toyota is around 9 percent, with Ford the highest at just under 30 percent.
Without model-by-model numbers, it’s hard to tell if they’re right, but they are one of the lowest, if not the lowest, fleet sellers in the country.
The best gainer for the year was the Chevrolet Malibu, which bucked the trend of most other competitors with a 16.9 percent increase over 2015.
The Subaru Legacy at 8 percent and the Buick Regal at 1.7 percent were the only other gainers for the year.
The Chrysler 200, which is not much longer for this world, had a 66 percent drop over 2015.
Midsize Sedan Sales – December 2016
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