Midsize SUV Sales In America – April 2015 YTD


2015 Ford Edge

So healthy are U.S. sales of the Ford Explorer Police Interceptor that the civilian Explorer’s April decline was more than made up for by the police Explorer’s April improvement.

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

In April 2015, the conventional Ford Explorer posted a slight 0.3% decrease. Yet total Explorer volume rose 2%, a gain of 365 units, because Police Interceptor Utility volume rose 22% to 2259 units, more than double the total of the Ford Taurus Police Interceptor.

The Explorer is America’s best-selling three-row vehicle. 

USA midsize SUV sales chart April 2015
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Ford also welcomed a new version of their larger two-row utility vehicle. The Escape is Ford’s top-selling utility, but the Edge added 13,097 April sales, a 78% year-over-year increase. The first-gen Edge went on sale at the end of 2006. 

Among larger two-row utility vehicles – setting aside small crossovers like the Escape, RAV4, and CR-V – the Jeep Grand Cherokee stands out as the top seller. Grand Cherokee sales rose 2% to 16,030 April sales. 

Nissan also competes in this field with the new, third-gen Murano. Hyundai combines sales of the Santa Fe Sport and three-row Santa Fe. Likewise, the Kia Sorento overlaps many crossover sub-segments because of its value-oriented pricing, tweener size, and available third row.

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 • April 2016 • May 2015 • March 2015 • April 2014

SUV
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
4451
4637 -4.0% 17,252 19,351 -10.8%
11,475
8991 27.6% 42,434 31,353 35.3%
5518
5608 -1.6% 20,017 21,821 -8.3%
13,097
7374 77.6% 36,609 40,612 -9.9%
18,844
18,479 2.0% 77,551 64,547 20.1%
1937
1649 17.5% 6561 7775 -15.6%
8767
6283 39.5% 29,136 26,865 8.5%
11,222
8765 28.0% 48,103 30,796 56.2%
10,054
8997 11.7% 36,460 32,437 12.4%
1 -100%
16,030
15,652 2.4% 59,407 56,490 5.2%
9808
8536 14.9% 36,711 31,542 16.4%
1321
1315 0.5% 5756 6211 -7.3%
4121
2384 72.9% 17,446 13,757 26.8%
5551
6105 -9.1% 27,349 25,674 6.5%
107 -100% 460 -100%
7432
6300 18.0% 29,445 21,982 34.0%
13,763
12,507 10.0% 49,125 48,254 1.8%
619
597 3.7% 2049 2162 -5.2%
Total
144,010
124,286 15.9% 541,411 482,090 12.3%

Offroaders
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
18,849
15,389 22.5% 60,967 50,063 21.8%
1100
1430 -23.1% 4536 6875 -34.0%
8
1593 -99.5% 203 5505 -96.3%
Total
19,957
18,412 8.4% 65,706 62,443 5.2%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
826
1374 -39.9% 2872 4692 -38.8%
12,534
10,663 17.5% 48,021 39,589 21.3%
2101
3053 -31.2% 8882 10,608 -16.3%
Total
15,461
15,090 2.5% 59,775 54,889 8.9%

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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