Midsize SUV Sales In America – December 2013 And 2013 Year End


2013 Nissan Pathfinder
USA midsize SUv sales chart 2013
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December’s poor results aside, 2013 was a good time to be selling SUVs and crossovers in the United States. 

Up a notch or three in size and/or price from the outright best sellers – CR-V, Escape, Equinox, RAV4 – the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota 4Runner, and Toyota Highlander all sold in greater numbers in 2013 than in 2012. 

The Pathfinder’s doubling of sales was most noteworthy. The Dodge Durango’s 43% improvement produced the most misleading stories

14,086 of the Explorer’s 192,397 sales were Police Interceptor-derived. (Civilian Explorer sales jumped 13% to 173,811, a little less than what Jeep managed with the Grand Cherokee.) 

On the flip side, the aging Ford Flex slid 8%, Nissan Murano volume suffered with the three-row Pathfinder going all car-like in the same showroom, and Volkswagen Touareg sales plunged 22%. Porsche’s Cayenne sold more than twice per Touareg. The Audi Q7 was almost twice as common a purchase/lease. 

Hyundai-Kia’s twins, the Santa Fe and Sorento, vehicles we also show alongside similarly priced small SUVs and crossovers, were on opposite sides of the ledger. Santa Fe sales are blossoming; Sorento sales are falling. The Hyundai Veracruz, Jeep Liberty, and Mitsubishi Endeavor all died off. The Subaru Tribeca’s replacement is still apparently a long ways off.

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 so-called 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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • December 2014 • January 2014 • November 2013December 2012

SUV
December
2013
December
2012
%
Change
2013
2012
%
Change
4819
6052 -20.4% 60,534 56,703 6.8%
7802
7430 5.0% 96,467 85,606 12.7%
5376
5216 3.1% 60,727 42,589 42.6%
3269 -100%
12,078
12,434 -2.9% 129,109 127,969 0.9%
16,907
17,244 -2.0% 192,397 164,207 17.2%
2378
2172 9.5% 25,953 28,224 -8.0%
7923
5179 53.0% 89,793 78,280 14.7%
8971
11,366 -21.1% 126,678 114,848 10.3%
8249
7279 13.3% 88,844 71,016 25.1%
58 -100% 175 8232 -97.9%
16,517
17,121 -3.5% 174,275 154,734 12.6%
3508 -100% 6101 75,483 -91.9%
7482
10,967 -31.8% 105,649 119,597 -11.7%
1539
3353 -54.1% 24,628 24,442 0.8%
8 -100% 24 501 -95.2%
4684
3999 17.1% 44,684 51,675 -13.5%
6675
7939 -15.9% 88,632 42,621 108%
143
189 -24.3% 1598 2075 -23.0%
5100
5224 -2.4% 51,625 48,755 5.9%
12,344
12,191 1.3% 127,572 121,055 5.4%
818
1408 -41.9% 8233 10,553 -22.0%
Total
129,805
140,337 -7.5% 1,503,698 1,432,434 5.0%

Offroaders
December
2013
December
2012
%
Change
2013
2012
%
Change
12,028
11,545 4.2% 155,502 141,669 9.8%
1588
1379 15.2% 17,766 17,222 3.2%
1305
1511 -13.6% 13,131 13,656 -3.8%
Total
14,921
14,435 3.4% 186,399 172,547 8.0%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
December
2013
December
2012
%
Change
2013
2012
%
Change
1360
2183 -37.7% 16,847 20,848 -19.2%
11,002
12,072 -8.9% 118,049 117,553 0.4%
2148
4423 -51.4% 35,846 43,095 -16.8%
Total
14,510
18,678 -22.3% 170,742 181,496 -5.9%

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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Midsize SUV Sales In America – December 2014 & Year End
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Midsize SUV Sales In America – November 2013 YTD
Midsize SUV Sales In America – December 2012 & 2012 Year End
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Small SUV Sales In America – December 2013 & 2013 Year End
Large SUV Sales In America – December 2013 & 2013 Year End