Midsize SUV Sales In America – April 2014 YTD


1963 Jeep Wagoneer

Ford utility vehicle sales are down 2% in 2014 as the Escape loses a bit of market share and as the aging Edge nears replacement. And as sales of the best-selling three-row vehicle in America, the Explorer, decline.

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April 2014 was an improved month for the Explorer – sales jumped 20%. (Police Interceptor Explorers were up 50% to 1850 units; civilian Explorer volume was up 17% to 16,629.) But year-to-date sales of the non-police Explorer are down 6%. The days of Ford selling more than 400,000 Explorers on an annual basis are over. 

But even if Ford’s 6% decline continues, there will likely be around 180,000 Explorers sold in America this year. That figure is clearly lower than what Ford managed last year, but it’s higher than the Explorer’s total in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, or 2012.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2014 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – April 2014 YTD

The Explorer is being challenged on many fronts. Toyota Highlander sales are up 23% this year, an increase of nearly 9000 units. (Civilian Explorer volume is down by 3856 units through four months.) Dodge Durango growth has slowed dramatically since Ron Burgundy commercials began airing, but Durango sales are up 15%, or 2865 units. 

Jeep plans to sell a Grand Wagoneer in the latter half of 2018, but even with two rows, the Grand Cherokee is increasingly popular. But the 300,000 Grand Cherokees Jeep sold in 1999? We’re not going back there.

• Midsize SUV Sales In America – April 2015 YTD
• Midsize SUV Sales In America – May 2014 YTD
• Midsize SUV Sales In America – March 2014 YTD
• Midsize SUV Sales In America – April 2013 YTD
• Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – April 2014
• U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – April 2014 YTD

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 • April 2015 • May 2014 • March 2014April 2013

SUV
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
4637
4797 -3.3% 19,351 20,609 -6.1%
8991
8405 7.0% 31,353 34,817 -9.9%
5608
5386 4.1% 21,821 18,956 15.1%
7374
10,357 -28.8% 40,612 41,891 -3.1%
18,479
15,440 19.7% 64,547 66,637 -3.1%
1649
1808 -8.8% 7775 7252 7.2%
6283
6681 -6.0% 26,865 28,503 -5.7%
8765
10,613 -17.4% 30,796 38,839 -20.7%
8997
6940 29.6% 32,437 26,386 22.9%
16 -100% 1 152 -99.3%
15,652
15,003 4.3% 56,490 48,136 17.4%
8536
8909 -4.2% 31,542 34,864 -9.5%
1314
1694 -22.4% 6210 10,685 -41.9%
24 -100%
2384
2404 -0.8% 13,757 14,257 -3.5%
6105
6473 -5.7% 25,674 28,839 -11.0%
107
116 -7.8% 460 620 -25.8%
6300
3846 63.8% 21,982 16,919 29.9%
12,507
9793 27.7% 48,254 39,321 22.7%
597
578 3.3% 2162 3102 -30.3%
Total
124,285
119,259 4.2% 482,089 480,809 2.7%

Offroaders
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
15,389
13,445 14.5% 50,063 45,291 10.5%
1430
1982 -27.9% 6875 6872 0.1%
1593
262 508% 5505 3613 52.4%
Total
18,412
15,689 17.4% 62,443 55,776 12.0%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1374
1504 -8.6% 4692 5533 -15.2%
10,663
8730 22.1% 39,589 36,831 7.5%
3053
3297 -7.4% 10,608 14,378 -26.2%
Total
15,090
13,531 11.5% 54,889 56,742 -3.3%

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.