Toyota Camry Starts 2013 With Huge Lead; Honda Accord, Ford Fusion on Midsize Podium

The Toyota Camry dominated the midsize segment last year, outpacing the second-place Honda Accord by about 73,000 units. Just one month into the new year, that trend seems to be continuing as 31,987 Camry sedans were sold in January – 7973 units more than the Honda Accord with 23,934 units sold. The Toyota Camry was new for 2012, while the Accord was redesigned for 2013.

2013 Honda Accord EX L V6 Sedan left front1 300x187 imageWhile the Nissan Altima finished last year in third place, January 2013 sales placed it behind the Ford Fusion by 935 units. The Chevrolet Malibu climbed to fifth place last month, with 15,823 units sold. The Malibu, Altima, and Fusion were redesigned for the 2013 model year. Sixth and seventh place went to the Hyundai Sonata (13,247), outselling the Kia Optima (11,252).

Read more about midsize-segment sales: No Competition: Toyota Camry is Best-Selling Midsize Sedan of 2012

The Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200 twins finished in eighth and tenth place, respectively. The Volkswagen Passat held its ninth-place spot, with 8856 units sold – an improvement of 40.2 percent from January 2012. Rounding out the group are the Subaru Legacy at 3184 units and Mazda6 at 2147 units, placing 11th and 12th, respectively. Mazda6 sales were down 56.4 percent compared to last year. Expect sales of the Zoom-Zoom model to pick up as the all-new 2014 Mazda6 began arriving on dealer lots last month.

Check out the full breakdown in the chart below.

Car January 2013 January 2012
Toyota Camry 31,897 28,295
Honda Accord 23,924 13,659
Ford Fusion 22,399 13,614
Nissan Altima 21,464 22,357
Chevrolet Malibu 15,823 14,676
Hyundai Sonata 13,247 14,489
Kia Optima 11,252 8814
Dodge Avenger 9628 5697
Volkswagen Passat 8856 6318
Chrysler 200 8846 7007
Subaru Legacy 3184 3119
Mazda6 2147 4929

Source: The Automakers

By Jason Udy

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