Midsize SUV Sales In America – February 2014 YTD


2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee off road red

Toyota Highlander sales continued to increase in February 2014. Jeep’s Grand Cherokee recorded especially strong year-over-year growth. The Ford Explorer suffered its second consecutive major decline; its fourth straight year-over-year drop.

The Explorer continues to be America’s favourite three-row vehicle, nevertheless. The Ford had a 230-unit gap beyond the JGC’s total even when the Explorer’s Police Interceptor versions are excluded.

USA midsize SUV sales chart February 2014
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The Grand Cherokee, despite the lack of a third row option, seems to be unaffected by the introduction of the smaller, less costly Cherokee. The addition of a diesel engine option won’t hurt the bigger Cherokee, either.

Honda’s Pilot is not far from a revamping, and with a newer Pathfinder and newer Highlander on offer, it’s not surprising to see the Pilot struggling to match last year’s sales pace. Pilot sales reached a seven-year high in 2013.

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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • February 2015 • March 2014 • January 2014February 2013

SUV
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
5319
5241 1.5% 8828 10,136 -12.9%
7573
8698 -12.9% 12,941 15,468 -16.3%
5456
4749 14.9% 9584 8129 17.9%
10,965
9683 13.2% 20,376 19,297 5.6%
13,924
17,391 -19.9% 26,734 32,598 -18.0%
1978
1662 19.0% 3628 3277 10.7%
6780
6628 2.3% 12,243 11,816 3.6%
6913
9614 -28.1% 13,137 17,019 -22.8%
6993
6339 10.3% 13,714 12,330 11.2%
65 -100% 1 97 -99.0%
12,691
9439 34.5% 24,898 20,504 21.4%
7237
7945 -8.9% 14,335 15,950 -10.1%
1593
2594 -38.6% 3083 4710 -34.5%
5 -100% 10 -100%
3889
3987 -2.5% 6077 6983 -13.0%
6367
7014 -9.2% 11,675 13,295 -12.2%
128
194 -34.0% 214 353 -39.4%
4662
3979 17.2% 8620 8464 1.8%
12,052
9310 29.5% 22,728 18,141 25.3%
448
836 -46.4% 992 1798 -44.8%
Total
114,968
115,373 0.4% 213,808 220,375 3.0%

Offroaders
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
10,640
10,091 5.4% 20,193 18,945 6.6%
1795
980 83.2% 3313 1977 67.6%
1266
1355 -6.6% 2428 2587 -6.1%
Total
13,701
12,426 10.3% 25,934 23,509 10.3%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
February
2014
February
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1125
1234 -8.8% 2301 2507 -8.2%
8967
9016 -0.5% 17,197 17,648 -2.6%
2472
3745 -34.0% 4465 7116 -37.3%
Total
12,564
13,995 -10.2% 23,963 27,271 -12.1%

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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  • Ling-fu

    Not sure why the tested car was so expensive: I got my Lincoln hybrid-2013 almost a year ago in reserve package with glass roof, park assist and lane keeping system for $41K. It was only 2K more than a similar Fusion Titanium but presented by far better styling and features (quiet cabin, better sound insulation, suspension, glass roof). Are Lincolns taxed in Canada more than Fusions (at the luxury vehicle scale) or, possibly, oversubscribed and thus more expensive than in the US?

  • Matt_E

    Don't know how you got to 49K without lane keeping or rain sensing wipers. at MSRP of 50,500 you get everything minus the retractable roof. No mention of the drive control system? How was the handling/performance/ride between comfort/normal/sport modes?

  • This MKZ Hybrid was a Preferred Package car with options including floormats and inflatable seatbelts. We've inquired about receiving the window sticker so we can include it here.

  • The MKZ (Preferred) was optioned with $225 in interior satin/nickel/aluminum trim, $1600 moonroof, $250 all-weather floor mats, $750 multi-contour seats, $250 inflatable rear seatbelts, and $350 for a power rear sunshade. Add in Ford's handling fees and the window sticker totals $49,625.

  • appman

    Prices are way off and great car.