Toyota Camry Posts 44K Sales in August, Beats Accord

2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid front three quarters

The Toyota Camry took a commanding lead in August's

midsize sales race with 44,713 units sold. That's more than 6000 more than the Honda Accord, which also posted an impressive tally of 38,559 sales . The Camry's year-to-date numbers is now 287,119 units to the second-place Accord's 256,926 units. Meanwhile, Nissan sold 30,976 Altimas for a third-place finish.

Ford sold 24,653 Fusions for a fourth place finish and the automaker says demand is rapidly growing in the West. The Hyundai Sonata and Chevrolet Malibu took fifth and sixth, with 16,917 and 16,890 sold, respectively. The Kia Optima dropped one spot from July's rankings (15,199 units sold) while Volkswagen sold 10,194 Passats.

The last four spots also remained unchanged from July's midsize results. With 10,139 units sold, the Chrysler 200 had a comfortable lead over the Dodge Avenger (6351 units sold). The Mazda6 and Subaru Legacy sold 4249 and 3954 units, respectively.

Source: The automakers

Car August 2013 August 2012 Year-to-Date
Toyota Camry 44,713 36,720 287,119
Honda Accord 38,559 34,848 256,926
Nissan Altima 30,976 25,889 228,297
Ford Fusion 24,653 21,690 206,321
Hyundai Sonata 16,917 19,624 138,830
Chevrolet Malibu 16,890 14,495 140,463
Kia Optima 15,199 13,949 112,409
Volkswagen Passat 10,194 10,090 76,364
Chrysler 200 10,139 11,997 93,276
Dodge Avenger 6351 7973 73,500
Mazda6 4249 1592 29,364
Subaru Legacy 3954 3872 30,504

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