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January Midsize Sales: Camry Leads, Fusion Bumps Accord Out of Top 3

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/3/2014 Alex Nishimoto

The year 2014 is off to a slow start, as many brands saw sales slide in January. The Toyota Camry is the sales volume leader in the midsize sedan class, selling 23,332 units for the month. That number represents a drop of nearly 27 percent from the 31,897 Camrys sold last January. In second place is the Nissan Altima, which sold 22,515 units for a nearly 5-percent gain. The Ford Fusion just barely edged out the Honda Accord for the number-three spot, selling 20,717 units to the Accord's 20,604 units.

In a distant fifth place was the Chevrolet Malibu, which sold 11,822 units. The Chrysler 200 was one of the few midsizers to see a gain in January, taking sixth place with 10,912 units sold. In a rare reversal of fortunes, the Kia Optima has surpassed its corporate cousin, the Hyundai Sonata. The Optima managed to find 9979 buyers in January, while the Hyundai Sonata was just below that at 9815 units sold. With 6236 units sold, the Volkswagen Passat was bumped to ninth place.

The Dodge Avenger found itself in the bottom three, with sales of 4795 units for the month, down 50 percent from the same period last year. The Mazda6 sold 3172 units, an improvement of almost 48 percent over the 2147 previous-gen sedans sold in January 2013. In last place was the aging Subaru Legacy, which managed 2735 sales. A new 2015 Subaru Legacy debuts this week at the Chicago auto show.

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2014 Toyota Camry© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Toyota Camry

Source: The Automakers

Toyota Camry23,33231,89723,332
Nissan Altima22,51521,46422,515
Ford Fusion20,71722,39920,717
Honda Accord20,60423,92420,604
Chevrolet Malibu11,82215,82311,822
Chrysler 20010,9128,84610,912
Kia Optima9,97911,2529,979
Hyundai Sonata9,81513,2479,815
Volkswagen Passat6,2368,8566,236
Dodge Avenger4,7959,6284,795
Subaru Legacy27353,1842,735


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