Large SUV Sales In America – May 2015 YTD


2011 Toyota Sequoia

GM’s full-size volume brand SUVs haven’t been able to match last year’s outrageous launch pace, and as a result, the large SUV segment tumbled in May 2015, an 18% drop following up on April’s 13% decline. 

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

The Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and their twins from GMC, the Yukon and Yukon XL, collectively slid 21% in May 2015, a drop of 4760 sales compared with May 2014. 

USA full-size SUV sales chart May 2015
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Even factoring in the big gains achieved by the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV – which were later to launch last year – GM’s group of six, profit-generating SUVs were down 19% in May 2015. The group is up 15% year-to-date, but much of that growth occurred in the early portion of the year, a period with which the comparisons were bound to appear more favourable.

In the end, because of the Ford Expedition’s rapid decline, the segment is turned on its head. Sales of the Detroit band of brothers fell sharply in May 2015; the Nissan Titan and Toyota Sequoia were boosted. Granted, those two U.S.-built, Japanese contenders earned only 11% of the category’s May volume.

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 large sport-utility vehicles 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 • May 2016 • June 2015 • April 2015 • May 2014

SUV
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD

Change
4375
5423 -19.3% 20,390 16,987 20.0%
7119
9229 -22.9% 35,899 34,691 3.5%
4147
5025 -17.5% 16,831 17,478 -3.7%
3455
4409 -21.6% 14,719 14,658 0.4%
2516
3164 -20.5% 11,031 9349 18.0%
1488
1104 34.8% 5971 5461 9.3%
1145
1068 7.2% 4948 4957 -13.2%
Total
24,245
29,422 -17.6% 109,789 103,581 6.0%

Source: Automakers

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