Midsize SUV Sales In America – October 2014 YTD


An October 2014 boom in U.S. sales of the Chevrolet Traverse, Nissan Murano, Toyota 4Runner, and Toyota Highlander was counteracted to some degree by declines from the Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot, and Nissan Pathfinder. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – October 2014 YTD
• U.S. SUV Sales Rankings By Model – October 2014 YTD

USA October 2014 midsize SUV sales chart
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The story of the Pilot’s steady decline has been long-running as Honda’s biggest utility vehicle reaches old age in reliable, steady, but outdated form. 2014 was the second-generation Pilot’s sixth model year. 

Sales have decreades, year-over-year in each of the last twelve months. In 2014, Pilot volume has decreased by more than 21,000 units through ten months while sales of the CR-V, Honda’s smaller SUV that they’ve refreshed for MY2015, have increased by nearly 19,000 units.

The Pilot’s continued success is a testament to its enduring reputation as a spacious, durable, 8-seater. 88,150 have been sold in 2014, a figure greater than the total achieved by any of the GM Lambda-platform crossovers (which have collectively sold more than 200,000 copies), the Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, and Nissan’s much fresher Pathfinder.

Three-row vehicles were led in October 2014 by the traditional leader, Ford’s Explorer. Sales jumped 8% in October; 9% year-to-date.

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 • October 2015 • November 2014 • September 2014October 2013

SUV
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
4727
4644 1.8% 50,648 51,028 -0.7%
7893
6365 24.0% 87,453 81,776 6.9%
4855
5120 -5.2% 52,866 49,770 6.2%
7225
8681 -16.8% 93,276 108,270 -13.8%
16,496
15,288 7.9% 175,148 161,222 8.6%
1697
1623 4.6% 20,233 21,450 -5.7%
6368
6882 -7.5% 70,241 74,304 -5.5%
7903
9202 -14.1% 88,150 109,557 -19.5%
8817
8194 7.6% 87,724 70,938 23.7%
1 175 -99.4%
14,993
14,263 5.1% 151,303 142,960 5.8%
7656
8142 -6.0% 84,234 89,522 -5.9%
1241
1352 -8.2% 15,310 21,783 -29.7%
24 -100%
4271
3102 37.7% 39,094 34,280 14.0%
5542
5793 -4.3% 66,091 75,156 -12.1%
9
101 -91.1% 693 1348 -48.6%
6311
4571 38.1% 61,582 41,844 47.2%
12,106
9323 29.9% 117,632 103,684 13.5%
578
549 5.3% 5778 6845 -15.6%
Total
118,688
113,195 4.9% 1,267,457 1,245,936 1.7%

Offroaders
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
13,665
11,780 16.0% 147,733 131,721 12.2%
1081
1114 -3.0% 14,281 14,733 -3.1%
949
926 2.5% 13,602 10,676 27.4%
Total
15,695
13,820 13.6% 175,616 157,130 11.8%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
952
1266 -24.8% 9984 14,173 -29.6%
12,624
8122 55.4% 109,890 98,195 11.9%
1896
2272 -16.5% 25,341 31,459 -19.4%
Total
15,472
11,660 32.7% 145,215 143,827 1.0%

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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