Midsize SUV Sales Figures In America – October 2013 YTD


2013 Ford Flex
Ford Sells Lots Of Explorers, Not So Many Flexes

America’s favourite three-row utility vehicle in October 2013 was the Ford Explorer. Indeed, the Explorer is America’s favourite three-row vehicle, full stop. 

No minivan sells anywhere near as often as the Explorer. 2013’s best-selling minivan, the Honda Odyssey, likely won’t top 130,000 units in 2013. 

Ford has already sold 161,222 Explorers, 149,431 of which were civilian vehicles. 

Ford Police Interceptor Utility sales are up 144% to 11,791 this year.

USA midsize SUV sales chart October 2013
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Through 2013’s first ten months, General Motors has sold 207,108 Lambda platform crossovers – Acadia, Enclave, Traverse – far outweighing what Ford has managed with the Explorer alone, in terms of volume. 

Sales of SUVs and crossovers at Ford and Lincoln are up 10.5% to 603,332 through ten months of 2013. GM SUV/CUV sales, further pushed forward by the addition of the Buick Encore, are up 15.8% to 779,019 through the end of October. Even without the Encore, GM utility vehicle sales are up 11.9%.

Japanese automakers own 22% of the midsize category, as it’s defined in the first table below. Detroit manufacturers still attract the majority of buyers who are looking for bigger mainstream brand SUVs and crossovers. 

Indeed, among the biggest SUVs, GM owns nearly three quarters of the market.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank midsize SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page. The + icon has been removed from year-over-year improvements. Look instead for red font to designate year-over-year declines. We’ve also added prior year data, which means you’ll spend less time hunting around GCBC looking for relatively recent historical data.

Click Column Headers To Sort • October 2014 • November 2013 • September 2013October 2012

SUV
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
4644
4273 8.7% 51,028 45,834 11.3%
6365
5437 17.1% 81,776 72,479 12.8%
5120
3230 58.5% 49,770 33,282 49.5%
29 – 100% 3269 – 100%
8681
8406 3.3% 108,270 105,393 2.7%
15,288
14,220 7.5% 161,222 132,023 22.1%
1623
1444 12.4% 21,450 24,404 – 12.1%
6882
5613 22.6% 74,304 69,470 7.0%
9202
8828 4.2% 109,557 94,116 16.4%
8194
6022 36.1% 70,938 56,983 24.5%
343 – 100% 175 7683 – 97.7%
14,263
11,919 19.7% 142,960 123,994 15.3%
4099 – 100% 6101 67,773 – 91.0%
8142
9615 – 15.3% 89,522 97,779 – 8.4%
1352
1465 – 7.7% 21,783 18,804 15.8%
5 – 100% 24 488 – 95.1%
3102
3225 – 3.8% 34,280 42,547 – 19.4%
5793
3043 90.4% 75,156 26,585 183%
101
184 – 45.1% 1348 1722 – 21.7%
4571
4014 13.9% 41,844 39,313 6.4%
9323
8909 4.6% 103,684 99,390 4.3%
549
965 – 43.1% 6845 8077 – 15.3%
Total
113,195
105,288 7.5% 1,252,037 1,171,408 6.9%

Offroaders
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
11,780
11,310 4.2% 131,721 119,787 10.0%
1114
1000 11.4% 14,733 14,500 1.6%
926
1061 – 12.7% 10,676 10,981 – 2.8%
Total
13,820
13,371 3.4% 151,130 145,268 4.0%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
1266
1763 – 28.2% 14,173 16,758 – 15.4%
8122
10,153 – 20.0% 98,195 95,357 3.0%
2272
3598 – 36.9% 31,459 35,012 – 10.1%
Total
11,660
15,415 – 24.3% 143,827 147,127 – 2.2%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you’ll see the Outback and Venza here but also with midsize cars, too, and the tweener-sized Sorento and Santa Fe are shown with midsize SUVs and small SUVs, and the pricey FJ Cruiser and Xterra with smaller utilities and the Volkswagen Touareg with luxury SUVs… because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

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