Toyota Camry Tops June Midsize Sales Once Again

The Toyota Camry once again topped the midsize sedan class in June, posting sales of 40,664 units. Though that's far from the near-50,000 units sold in May, it was still enough to beat second-place finisher Honda Accord (32,329 units) and third-place finisher Ford Fusion (27,604 units). The Toyota Camry also has a healthy lead on the competition in year-to-date sales, with 222,540 units sold in the first half of 2014.

The Nissan Altima and Ford Fusion have been swapping spots all year, and it seems June is Altima's turn to sit out of the top three, with sales of 26,111 units. In fifth place was the Hyundai Sonata (25,195 units), which finishes ahead of the Chevrolet Malibu (16,137 units) for the fourth straight month. The last car to post a five-digit result was the Kia Optima in seventh, which sold 13,866 units for the month.

The redesigned Chrysler 200 is off to a slow start, selling 7345 units in its second month on sale. That number is down 41 percent from the 12,360 units sold in June 2014, though Chrysler says dealers sell the new sedan in just 12 days on average. Right on the heels of the 200 was the Volkswagen Passat at 7222 units sold, down 33.6 percent from the same month last year. However, year-to-date sales remain higher than those of the Chrysler. The Dodge Avenger found itself in the bottom three for June, down 30 percent at 5344 units sold. The usual suspects fill out the bottom two spots, with the Mazda6 selling 4793 units and Subaru Legacy selling 3131 units. Legacy sales were down 28.2 percent, likely because production was winding down ahead of the new model's arrival this month.

See how it all breaks down in the chart below.


Model Jun-14 Jun-13 Year-to-Date
Toyota Camry 40,664 35,870 222,540
Honda Accord 32,329 31,677 185,278
Ford Fusion 27,604 24,313 165,498
Nissan Altima 26,111 26,904 176,453
Hyundai Sonata 25,195 19,454 106,347
Chevrolet Malibu 16,137 21,288 103,505
Kia Optima 13,866 14,599 82,813
Chrysler 200 7345 12,360 45,178
Volkswagen Passat 7222 10,874 49,775
Dodge Avenger 5344 7582 40,463
Mazda6 4793 3840 26,918
Subaru Legacy 3131 4363 17,854

Wolf47
That most people still prefer the Camry over better cars, shows how uninvolved most people are with driving.  They want a reliable transportation appliance, not an engaging driving experience.  Unfortunate.

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