Midsize SUV Sales In America – December 2014 & 2014 Year End


2013 Ford Explorer Sport

Remember 2006? That was the last time Ford’s Explorer was America’s best-selling SUV. 179,226 Explorers were sold that year.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – December & 2014 Year End
• U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – 2014 Year End

USA midsize suv sales chart 2014
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In 2014, the Explorer was America’s fifth-best-selling utility vehicle even though Explorer sales were 17% higher last year than they were in 2006. Smaller utility vehicles – the Honda CR-V, Ford’s own Escape, the Toyota RAV4, and Chevrolet’s Equinox – have long since taken over as America’s top sellers.

Yet the Explorer, now entering the fifth model year of this fifth-generation, is increasingly popular. Police Interceptor excluded, Explorer sales jumped 6% in 2014, a gain of more than 11,000 units. No three-row vehicle sells more often in America than the Explorer, though the Chrysler/Dodge minivan duo combines for more sales. 

Among midsize SUVs and crossovers, the GM Lambda platform trio is the Explorer’s main challenge. The Enclave, Traverse, and Acadia sold 260,215 copies in 2014. 

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 • December 2015 • January 2015 • November 2014December 2013

SUV
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
7393
4819 53.4% 62,300 60,534 2.9%
8654
7802 10.9% 103,943 96,467 7.8%
6119
5376 13.8% 64,398 60,727 6.0%
7940
12,078 -34.3% 108,864 129,109 -15.7%
18,464
16,907 9.2% 209,994 192,397 9.1%
1786
2378 -24.9% 23,822 25,953 -8.2%
7323
7923 -7.6% 83,972 89,793 -6.5%
11,479
8971 28.0% 108,857 126,678 -14.1%
10,395
8249 26.0% 107,906 88,844 21.5%
1 175 -99.4%
17,176
16,517 4.0% 183,786 174,275 5.5%
9688
7482 29.5% 102,520 105,649 -3.0%
1749
1539 13.6% 18,496 24,628 -24.9%
24 -100%
4367
4684 -6.8% 47,301 44,684 5.9%
6789
6675 1.7% 79,111 88,632 -10.7%
9
143 -93.7% 732 1598 -54.2%
8144
5100 59.7% 76,906 51,625 49.0%
15,019
12,344 21.7% 146,127 127,572 14.5%
605
818 -26.0% 6961 8233 -15.5%
Total
143,099
129,805 10.2% 1,535,997 1,497,597 2.6%

Offroaders
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
14,003
12,028 16.4% 175,328 155,502 12.8%
1137
1588 -28.4% 16,505 17,766 -7.1%
402
1305 -69.2% 14,718 13,131 12.1%
Total
15,542
14,921 4.2% 206,551 186,399 10.8%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
863
1360 -36.5% 11,802 16,847 -29.9%
14,772
11,002 34.3% 138,790 118,049 17.6%
2419
2148 12.6% 29,991 35,846 -16.3%
Total
18,054
14,510 24.4% 180,583 170,742 5.8%

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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