Midsize SUV Sales In America – January 2015


2013 Chevrolet Traverse red

Americans are buying a lot of SUVs. Well, they’re not really SUVs, are they?

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015
• U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015

USA midsize SUV sales chart January 2015
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Sure, some of them are: General Motors sold 6607 Chevrolet Tahoes in January 2015, an 88% YOY increase. Then again, what is a sport utility vehicle? Is a Chevrolet Tahoe sporty? Really?

One thing we know: the Chevrolet Traverse is not the same as the Chevrolet Tahoe. And while consumers who want a Chevrolet Tahoe may care, we’re not sure consumers who want a Chevrolet Traverse care at all. Truck-based, body-on-frame SUVs are increasingly rare. Meanwhile, the vehicles identified by consumers as SUVs, or crossovers, or CUVs, or small-j jeeps, are wildly more popular right now than they were just one year ago.

Take, for example, the first group of utility vehicles shown below. Collectively, their U.S. volume jumped 21% in January 2015. The Ford Explorer, a nameplate that was dying off in body-on-frame form, is now a car-like unibody. Explorer volume in 2014 reached a nine-year high. And yes, 2015 is off to an even better start. Explorer sales jumped 33% in January 2015 to 17,036, quadruple the level the Explorer achieved in the January of five years ago.

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 • January 2016 • February 2015 • December 2014January 2014

SUV
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
3497
3509 -0.3% 3497 3509 -0.3%
10,151
5368 89.1% 10,151 5368 89.1%
3585
4238 -13.2% 3585 4128 -13.2%
7581
9411 -19.4% 7581 9411 -19.4%
17,036
12,810 33.0% 17,036 12,810 33.0%
1458
1650 -11.6% 1458 1650 -11.6%
5898
5463 8.0% 5898 5463 8.0%
12,315
6224 97.9% 12,315 6224 97.9%
7749
6721 15.3% 7749 6721 15.3%
1 -100% 1 -100%
12,806
12,207 4.9% 12,806 12,207 4.9%
7543
7098 6.3% 7543 7098 6.3%
1269
1490 -14.8% 1269 1490 -14.8%
3773
2188 72.4% 3773 2188 72.4%
6138
5308 15.6% 6138 5308 15.6%
86 -100% 86 -100%
6945
3958 75.5% 6945 3958 75.5%
11,060
10,676 3.6% 11,060 10,676 3.6%
482
544 -11.4% 482 544 -11.4%
Total
119,286
98,950 20.5% 119,286 98,950 20.5%

Offroaders
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
11,683
9553 22.3% 11,683 9553 22.3%
998
1518 -34.3% 998 1518 -34.3%
158
1162 -86.4% 158 1162 -86.4%
Total
12,839
12,233 4.9% 12,839 12,233 4.9%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
661
1176 -43.8% 661 1176 -43.8%
11,351
8230 37.9% 11,351 8230 37.9%
2105
1993 5.6% 2105 1993 5.6%
Total
14,117
11,399 23.8% 14,117 11,399 23.8%

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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