Midsize SUV Sales In America – July 2014 YTD


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Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged forward in July 2014 in large part because of extra attention paid to some of the perennial top sellers.

USA midsize SUV sales chart July 2014
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Among smaller SUVs and crossovers, we saw a best-ever month for the Toyota RAV4, a 19% jump in sales of the Ford Escape, a 37% boost in Chevrolet Equinox volume, and a 5% uptick in sales of America’s favourite utility vehicle, the Honda CR-V.

When it comes to these bigger utility vehicles, U.S. sales didn’t expand with the same force in July 2014, but some very popular players produced some very significant increases. 

The Ford Explorer, America’s best-selling three-row vehicle, was up 35% to 19,006 units, 2209 of which came from the Police Interceptor Utility. Chevrolet’s Traverse was up 25% in July. Its partner vehicles from GMC and Buick also produced meaningful increases. 

U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – July 2014 YTD
All Makes & Models Ranked By July 2014 YTD U.S. Sales
• All SUVs & Crossovers Ranked By July 2014 YTD U.S. Sales

Meanwhile, Toyota is turning the 4Runner back into a relatively high-volume vehicle. Well, not completely. Toyota sold an average of 107,609 4Runners on an annual basis between 2003 and 2006. That average fell below 40,000 units between 2008 and 2010. 4Runner volume then crested the 50K barrier again last year, and Toyota USA is on pace for more than 70,000 4Runner sales in 2014. 

Its year-to-date figures place the 4Runner among America’s 25 best-selling SUVs and crossovers in 2014. There are very few players left playing in this off-roadable family SUV category, and most are either substantially more expensive than the 4Runner or substantially more utilitarian. 

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 • July 2015 • August 2014 • June 2014July 2013

SUV
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
5266
4963 6.1% 35,408 36,804 -3.8%
9533
7616 25.2% 61,586 60,910 1.1%
4807
5135 -6.4% 37,682 33,440 12.7%
8564
10,541 -18.8% 69,632 79,512 -12.4%
19,006
14,089 34.9% 123,466 115,332 7.1%
1895
2689 -29.5% 14,884 15,525 -4.1%
8095
7564 7.0% 49,265 54,056 -8.9%
10,933
12,932 -15.5% 61,613 75,819 -18.7%
8655
6845 26.4% 60,660 48,003 26.4%
2 -100.0% 1 169 -99.4%
15,169
15,019 1.0% 104,782 95,815 9.4%
8749
9576 -8.6% 60,670 62,963 -3.6%
1678
2084 -19.5% 10,931 16,756 -34.8%
24 -100.0%
4640
3787 22.5% 25,065 24,374 2.8%
7364
8428 -12.6% 47,328 54,967 -13.9%
43
128 -66.4% 648 994 -34.8%
6662
4049 64.5% 41,955 29,476 42.3%
11,357
10,908 4.1% 83,495 72,679 14.9%
581
603 -3.6% 3868 4933 -21.6%
Total
132,997
126,958 4.8% 892,939 882,551 1.2%

Offroaders
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
16,388
14,404 13.8% 102,125 92,132 10.8%
1073
1218 -11.9% 10,838 11,326 -4.3%
1424
1260 13.0% 9661 7854 23.0%
Total
18,885
16,882 11.9% 122,624 111,312 10.2%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
854
1450 -41.1% 7232 10,018 -27.8%
11,768
10,456 12.5% 74,523 71,767 3.8%
2540
2886 -12.0% 18,794 23,498 -20.0%
Total
15,162
14,792 2.5% 100,549 105,283 -4.5%

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. 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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