World Best Selling Mid Size Cars. The top in the 2018

World Best Selling Mid Size Cars

World Best Selling Mid Size Cars in the 2018 fell 3.3% at 9.52 million units. On top of the list again the Toyota Camry ahead of the Honda Accord and the “Chinese” Volkswagen Lavida. Impressive performance was registered by the Nissan Sylphy, up 4 spots.

Global Sales

In the 2018, the “Mid Size Cars” segment, accounted for 9.52 million vehicles, down 3.3% from the previous year. The top three markets for this segment are China, USA and Canada.

 Sales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018Mix 2018'+/- 2018 vs 2017'+/- 2018 vs 2014
Segment D10.313.9559.851.8429.522.593100,00%-3,3%-9,6%

Global Mid Size Cars sales by Brand

Volkswagen is the global leader within the Mid Size Cars segment with 1.61 million units sold in the 2018 (-3.1%), followed by Nissan with 876.102 (-0.2%) and Toyota with 737.313 (+2.8%).

In fourth place Buick with 700.685 sales, down a disappointing 14.8%, followed by Honda – up 1.2% – with 684.610 units and Mercedes with 624.863 (-2.7%).

Rank 2018Rank 2017ModelSales 2018Sales 2017'+/- 2018

Global Mid Size Cars sales by Manufacturer

The 2018 global leader in the City Cars segment was Volkswagen Group with 2.5 million sales (-2.3%), ahead of General Motors with 1.05 million – down 15.4% – and Renault Nissan Alliance with 992.547 (-4.8%).

In fourth place Toyota Group with 882.491 units sold (+1.5%), followed by Honda Motor with 699.651 (+1.3%) and Mercedes Daimler losing volume – down 2.7% – with 624.863.

Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018'+/- 2018
11Volkswagen Group26074282.533.7802.474.453-2,3%
22General Motors13466111.238.8431.048.330-15,4%
33Renault Nissan Alliance10751471.042.467992.547-4,8%
44Toyota Group933977869.439882.4911,5%
56Honda Motor723403,80690.610699.6511,3%
67Mercedes Daimler609106,28642.028624.863-2,7%
99Ford Group481027416.957297.338-28,7%
1011Geely Group222952,94276.870276.081-0,3%

Best Selling Models

On top of the list, as in the previous year, a Japanese vehicles, very popular in US & Canada,  the Toyota Camry sales have been 669.027, up 5.2%.

In second place Honda Accord, with 515.134 units (-6.2%), followed by the Volkswagen Lavida, a vehicle produced and sold just in China, with 503.940 (-2.6%).

In fourth place the Nissan Sylphy with 486.538 sales (+18.4%) followed by the Mercedes C Class with 470.351 sales (-3.5%), the Volkswagen Passat with 444.421 sales (-3.8%) and the Skoda Octavia with 390.630 (-6.5%).

In eight place the BMW 3 Series with 359.937 (-5.7%) ahead of the Audi A4 with 321.987 (+7.6%) and in 10th place the Chevrolet Malibu with 305.371 (-15.4%).

In the table below, data for the others models between 11th and 100th place are hidden. Wishing to know more, please contact us.

Data Source

This report is done utilizing data extracted from our GAD (Global Auto Database) the wider Auto Sales Database actually existing in the World, with sales data by region/area/country broken down by type/size/body-style/brand/model from January 2010 to the last month. Data are collected by over 300 sources, including all the official providers (local Minister of Transportations or Associations of car Manufacturers).


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Rank 2018Rank 2017ModelSales 2018Sales 2017'+/- 2018
11Toyota Camry669.027636.2275,2%
22Honda Accord515.134529.092-2,6%
33Volkswagen Lavida503.940517.255-2,6%
48Nissan Sylphy486.539410.80918,4%
54Mercedes C Class470.351487.304-3,5%
65Volkswagen Passat444.421461.737-3,8%
77Skoda Octavia390.630417.748-6,5%
89BMW 3 Series359.937381.565-5,7%
911Audi A4321.987299.2677,6%
1010Chevrolet Malibu305.371360.997-15,4%
1112Volkswagen Santana
12175Buick Excelle GT
1314Nissan Altima
1416Volkswagen Magotan
1513Hyundai Sonata
1617Buick Verano
1715Ford Fusion
1819Kia Optima
1923Mercedes CLA
20105Tesla Model 3
2127Geely Emgrand GL
2322Volkswagen Lamando
2425Lexus ES
2529Nissan Teana
2633Buick Regal
2731Honda Crider
2818Ford Mondeo
2930Audi A5
3026BMW 4 Series
3176MG 6
3224Hyundai Mistra
3321Peugeot 405
3428Buick LaCrosse
3532Opel Insignia
3638Roewe i6
3764Venucia D60
3836Kia K5
3934Infiniti Q50
4039Subaru Legacy
4157BYD e5
4241Kia K7
4335Nissan Lannia
4443Toyota Avalon
4544Audi A4 incl. Allroad
4646Alfa Romeo Giulia
4748Volvo V60
4837Peugeot 408
4987ChangAn Raeton CC
5040Renault Talisman
5149Dongfeng Aeolus S30
5272Buick Excelle GX
5342Samsung SM6
5445Jaguar XE
5559Volvo S/V60
56121Honda Clarity FCV
5753Toyota Avensis
5874BAIC Senova D50
5952Volvo S60L
6060Kia K4
6151Subaru Levorg
62176Hongqi H5
63176BYD Qin Pro
6455Volvo S60
6554Honda Greiz
6650Volkswagen CC
6747Geely King Kong
6868BMW 3 Series GT
6967Cadillac ATS
7063Suzuki Alivio
7165Lexus GS
7262Hyundai i40
7371Acura ILX
746Buick Excelle
7573Hawtai Lusheng E80
76117Jaguar XEL
7756Holden Commodore
7869Kia Cadenza
7961Honda Spirior
80176Lynk & Co 03
81101Dongfeng Fengshan E70
82176Honda Inspire
83157BAIC Senova D70
84176Hongqi H7
8566Zotye Z300
8670Citroen C5
87113Toyota CAMRY HV
8893Baojun 630
8980Subaru Legacy Outback
90176Chevrolet Malibu XL
9188volkswagen Passat Wagon
9284Samsung SM7
9391Volvo S60/V60
9475Haima M5 (Family)
9578Toyota Mark X
9679Mercedes C350e
97176Lifan 650EV
9892Daewoo Alpheon
9990Genesis G90
100114Buick Velite 5