Nissan Altima is March’s Best-Selling Midsize Sedan

Toyota sold 37,663 Camrys last month, but it wasn’t enough to stay on top of the midsize segment. With sales totaling 37,763, just 100 more than the Camry, the Nissan Altima was the best-selling midsize player in March. Despite this small setback, Toyota can take solace in the fact that Camry’s year-to-date total is 100,830, far beyond the Altima’s and Accord’s total around 80,000.

2013 Honda Accord front left view 300x187 imageTaking the number three spot behind the Camry was the Honda Accord with 36,504 units sold. Next is the Ford Fusion (30,284 sold), which dropped a spot in the rankings compared to February’s report. In fifth and sixth place are the Chevrolet Malibu and Hyundai Sonata with 18,539 and 18,031 units sold respectively. The Chrysler 200 got a big boost last month with 16,593 units sold, compared to just 11,446 during February.

The Kia Optima (14,366) and Dodge Avenger (12,439) placed eighth and ninth in the rankings, though the Optima could see a boost in sales later this year when the refreshed model arrives in showrooms. Finally, the Volkswagen Passat, Mazda6, and Subaru Legacy round off the bottom three with 9521, 6102, and 4400 units sold respectively. The Mazda also experienced a big bump in sales last month, compared to just 2702 units during the month of February.

Car March 2013 March 2012 Year-to-Date
Nissan Altima 37,763 41,050 86,952
Toyota Camry 37,663 42,567 100,830
Honda Accord 36,504 26,771 88,427
Ford Fusion 30,284 28,562 80,558
Chevrolet Malibu 18,539 23,887 49,179
Hyundai Sonata 18,031 23,281 47,285
Chrysler 200 16,593 14,914 36,885
Kia Optima 14,366 15,008 38,813
Dodge Avenger 12,439 9362 32,047
Volkswagen Passat 9521 10032 25,909
Mazda6 6102 7855 10,951
Subaru Legacy 4400 5384 11,329


Source: The Automakers

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By Erick Ayapana