Large SUV Sales In America - 2005 Year End

2004 Nissan Armada SE grey
U.S. sales of full-size sport-utility vehicles fell 20%, or 172,890 units in 2005 as the overall U.S. auto industry grew by 81,000 units, or nearly 5%, thanks to passenger car increases of more than 220,000 units.

Gas prices inflicted by the crisis that followed Hurricane Katrina certainly played a role in the decline at the end of the year. In October 2005, for example, sales in this category fell 47%, a loss of nearly 31,000 units. 

GM's share of the market remained basically level at 52.5%. Together with the Cadillac Escalade ESV, GM's full-size SUVs accounted for 10.6% of GM's total U.S. volume in 2005. Ford sold 114,137 Expeditions plus 21,714 Lincoln Navigators. Sales of the Nissan Armada continued to slowly increase, although it remained the slowest seller in the category. Infiniti sold 11,936 copies of its Armada, the higher-lux QX56.

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. This table is sortable, so you can rank large sport-utility vehicles any which way you like.

Click Column Headers To Sort • 2006 Year End • 2004 Year End
SUV
2005
2004
%
Change
87,011
119,545-27.2%
152,305
186,161-18.2%
115,439
137,148-15.8%
16,283
20,010-18.6%
114,137
159,846-28.6%
73,458
86,571-15.1%
53,652
65,917-18.6%
39,508
37,2756.0%
45,904
58,114-21.0%
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Total
697,697
870,587-19.9%
Source: Automakers & ANDC

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