May Midsize Sales: Camry Back on Top, Altima Overtakes Fusion

The Toyota Camry didn’t quite hit the 40,000 mark last month, but a sales total of 39,216 was more than enough to take back the number-one spot in the midsize segment. That means the Accord, which was the leader back in April, falls to second place with 33,218.

2013 Ford Fusion Titatium front three quarter pier1 300x199 imageThe third-place Nissan Altima and fourth-place Ford Fusion also swapped positions, with 31,950 and 29,553 units sold, respectively. The Chevrolet Malibu slid, moving to sixth place with 18,899 sales. As we recently reported, a refreshed Malibu is slated to arrive in showrooms this fall, sporting a mildly updated look and slight improvements to power and efficiency. That said, the Hyundai Sonata moves up a spot to fifth place with 20, 194 units sold.

Taking seventh and eighth place are the Kia Optima and Chrysler 200 with 15,368 and 13,278 units sold, respectively. Next, the Dodge Avenger (10,691 sales) fell slightly, but the Volkswagen Passat showed a sales bump with 10,297 units sold. The Subaru Legacy and Mazda6 round off the list with 4430 and 3944 units sold; both numbers represent an improvement compared to April.

Car May 2013 May 2012 Year-to-Date
Toyota Camry 39,216 39,571 171,756
Honda Accord 33,218 29,737 155,183
Nissan Altima 31,940 22,690 140,883
Ford Fusion 29,553 26,857 136,833
Hyundai Sonata 20,194 20,765 83,556
Chevrolet Malibu 18,899 29,579 89,812
Kia Optima 15,368 13,364 68,859
Chrysler 200 13,278 13,250 62,655
Dodge Avenger 10,691 10,681 53,436
Volkswagen Passat 10,267 10,178 45,245
Subaru Legacy 4430 4462 19045
Mazda6 3944 2294 17,828

Source: The Automakers

By Motortrend Staff