Minivan Sales In America – 2003 Year End


2004 Dodge Caravan red short wheelbase

America’s minivan market shrunk by more than 60,000 sales, or 5.3%, in 2003 as the overall market slowed, as well, albeit at a much slower rate. New vehicle sales in the United States were down 1% year-over-year in 2003.

The Chrysler Group controlled much of the minivan category in 2003 with 34.8% market share, but that was down from 36% in 2002. Overall, domestic brands – including Chevrolet with the Astro and GMC with the Safari – owned 65.5% of the minivan category.

The best-selling minivan in America was the Dodge Caravan. The second-ranked Honda Odyssey was 79,331 sales back of the Dodge, which was still available in short and long wheelbase variants. 

General Motors sold 199,954 minivans, equal to 18.6% of the overall minivan market. GM no longer markets a minivan in America. 

Ford sold 131,449 minivans in 2003. Ford no longer sells minivans in America. 

6.4% of the new vehicles sold in the United States in 2003 were minivans, down from 6.7% in 2002. Complete 2003 sales figures for every minivan sold in the U.S. are below.

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Minivan
2003
2002

Change
Chevrolet Astro *
40,123
50,616
-20.7%
Chevrolet Venture
94,521
94,056
0.5%
Chrysler Town & Country
140,007
126,378
10.8%
Chrysler Voyager
1093
37,392
-97.1%
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan
233,394
244,911
-4.7%
Ford Freestar
15,771
Ford Windstar
113,465
148,875
-23.8%
GMC Safari *
10,950
13,665
-19.9%
Honda Odyssey
154,063
153,467
0.4%
Kia Sedona
50,628
39,088
29.5%
Mazda MPV
30,689
34,403
-10.8%
Mercury Monterey
2213
Mercury Villager
16,442
-100%
Nissan Quest
23,170
17,480
32.6%
Oldsmobile Silhouette
14,772
22,597
-34.6%
Pontiac Montana
39,588
47,836
-17.2%
Toyota Sienna
105,499
80,915
30.4%
Volkswagen EuroVan
4735
6673
-29.0%
Total
1,074,681
1,134,794 -5.3%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* clearly partly commercial-oriented