Midsize SUV Sales In America – May 2014 YTD


2014 Toyota 4Runner red

GM Lambda-platform crossovers generated 20,979 U.S. sales in May 2014, a 6% year-over-year decline that was incurred not by the Chevrolet Traverse but by the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia. 

You’ve heard about GM’s self-inflicted recall woes? Overall GM sales were up 13%, somewhat surprisingly, to 284,694 units in May. In other words, many GM nameplates escaped by more than just the skin of their teeth… for now. The Lambda crossovers didn’t.

All 258 Autos Ranked By May 2014 & YTD U.S. Sales
All 88 SUVs Ranked By May 2014 & YTD U.S. Sales

USA May 2014 midsize SUV sales chart
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Ford, meanwhile, reported its best Explorer sales month since 2005. The Explorer Police Interceptor, sales of which are included in the model’s overall total below, accounted for 10.1% of the nameplate’s May 2014 tally, having risen to the highest level yet. 

Ford sold 2277 Explorer Police Interceptor Utilities last month; 974 Taurus Police Interceptors.

Sales of the Explorer’s two-row Jeep rival, the Grand Cherokee, rose to the highest May level since 2000. Combined, the Grand Cherokee and its Dodge Durango sibling outsold the Explorer by 1516 units. (Ford Motor Company also sold 2829 copies of the related Flex and 503 Lincoln MKTs.)

Toyota has now sold more than 12,000 Highlanders in four consecutive months. They’ve also topped 10K in seven consecutive months, having done so only 15 times in the preceding 46 months. Toyota USA also sold 7550 4Runners in May 2014. Toyota is on pace for the highest-volume 4Runner sales year since 2007, although that pace would still result in total volume that’s 38% down from 2004 levels. The 4Runner was America’s 14th-best-selling SUV in 2004 – it ranks 25th so far this year.

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 • May 2015 • June 2014 • April 2014May 2013

SUV
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
4589
5310 -13.6% 23,940 25,919 -7.6%
10,108
8182 23.5% 41,461 42,999 -3.6%
6071
4759 27.6% 27,892 23,715 17.6%
10,756
13,501 -20.3% 51,368 55,392 -7.3%
22,623
18,009 25.6% 87,170 84,646 3.0%
2829
3163 -10.6% 10,604 10,415 1.8%
6282
8815 -28.7% 33,147 37,318 -11.2%
10,054
11,963 -16.0% 40,850 50,802 -19.6%
10,638
7116 49.5% 43,075 33,502 28.6%
5 -100% 1 157 -99.4%
18,068
16,034 12.7% 74,558 64,170 16.2%
10,548
9182 14.9% 42,090 44,046 -4.4%
1602
1972 -18.8% 7812 12,657 -38.3%
24 -100%
3610
3152 14.5% 17,367 17,409 -0.2%
7929
9340 -15.1% 33,603 38,179 -12.0%
84
102 -17.6% 544 722 -24.7%
7550
4443 69.9% 29,532 21,362 38.2%
12,329
11,360 8.5% 60,583 50,681 19.5%
552
586 -5.8% 2714 3688 -26.4%
Total
146,222
136,994 6.7% 628,311 617,803 1.7%

Offroaders
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
19,325
16,272 18.2% 69,298 61,563 12.6%
1724
1861 -7.4% 8599 8733 -1.5%
1611
1599 0.8% 7116 5212 36.5%
Total
22,660
19,372 17.0% 85,013 75,508 12.6%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
1011
1556 -35.0% 5703 7089 -19.6%
11,641
12,270 -5.1% 51,230 49,101 4.3%
3324
3359 -1.0% 13,932 17,737 -21.5%
Total
15,976
17,185 -7.0% 70,865 73,927 -4.1%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
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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