Midsize SUV Sales In America – March 2015 YTD


If U.S. Ford Explorer volume continues to increase at the 27% clip it achieved through the first three months of 2015, the best-selling three-row vehicle in America could will sell more than 260,000 copies by year’s end. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – March 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – March 2015 YTD

Explorer sales in 2014 climbed to a nine-year high. Ford hasn’t sold more than 260,000 Explorers in a single calendar year since 2004, when nearly 340,000 left Ford showrooms. 

USA midsize SUV sales chart March 2015
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The Explorer is a long-established SUV nameplate, and though it’s as much a crossover now as the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot, it continues to trade on its iconic name. 

The Toyota 4Runner, on the other hand, while sharing somewhat iconic status, has remained true to its SUV roots. 4Runner sales last year rose to a seven-year high. If 4Runner sales grew 20% in the remainder of 2015 – they’re up 40% so far this year – Toyota would sell more than 90,000 copies for  the first time since 2006. 

Toyota USA averaged nearly 108,000 annual 4Runner sales between 2003 and 2006; barely more than 43,000 between 2008 and 2013.

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 • March 2016 • April 2015 • February 2015March 2014

SUV
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
5684
5886 -3.4% 12,801 14,714 -13.0%
11,103
9421 17.9% 30,959 22,362 38.4%
6121
6629 -7.7% 14,499 16,213 -10.6%
9405
12,862 -26.9% 23,512 33,238 -29.3%
23,058
19,334 19.3% 58,707 46,068 27.4%
1848
2498 -26.0% 4624 6126 -24.5%
7410
8339 -11.1% 20,369 20,582 -1.0%
11,937
8894 34.2% 36,881 22,031 67.4%
9895
9726 1.7% 26,406 23,440 12.7%
1 -100%
16,815
15,940 5.5% 43,377 40,838 6.2%
10,842
8671 25.0% 26,903 23,006 16.9%
1489
1813 -17.9% 4435 4896 -9.4%
5547
5296 4.7% 13,325 11,373 17.2%
8594
7894 8.9% 21,798 19,569 11.4%
139 -100% 353 -100%
8648
7062 22.5% 22,013 15,682 40.4%
13,039
13,019 0.2% 35,362 35,747 -1.1%
535
573 -6.6% 1430 1565 -8.6%
Total
151,970
143,996 5.5% 397,401 357,804 11.1%

Offroaders
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
17,524
14,481 21.0% 42,118 34,674 21.5%
1422
2132 -33.3% 3436 5445 -36.9%
12
1484 -99.2% 195 3912 -95.0%
Total
18,958
18,097 4.8% 45,749 44,031 3.9%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
March
2015
March
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
742
1017 -27.0% 2046 3318 -38.3%
12,504
11,729 6.6% 35,487 28,926 22.7%
2404
3090 -22.2% 6781 7555 -10.2%
Total
15,650
15,836 -1.2% 44,314 39,799 11.3%

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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