Midsize SUV Sales In America - October 2015 YTD

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October 2015 U.S. sales of the still-stylish, boxy, three-row Ford slid 17% to 1409 units, the third-lowest total of the year and a follow-up to September's 1266 sales, the lowest total ever for the Flex.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - October 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - October 2015 YTD


The August-October period of 2015 was the worst three-month sales period in the Flex's seven-year history. 

The Flex's best month ever was in June 2009, when 4784 copies of the Flex were sold. 2009, the Flex's first full year of availability, was also the Flex's best sales year despite the market's sharp and severe downturn. But that year, between August and October, Ford sold 8366 copies of the Flex. Over the last three months, only 3978 Flexes have been sold in America.

USA midsize SUV sales chart October 2015
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Meanwhile, Ford crossover buyers turn en masse to the long-favoured Explorer, America's best-selling three-row vehicle which was recently refreshed for the 2016 model year. Explorer volume has grown by a fifth this year and jumped 26% in October, specifically. Excluding the Police Interceptor Utility from the equation, there were 13 Explorers sold in America in October for every single Flex, a strange result to fans of the Flex who believe the least popular three-row Ford is more spacious, more flexible, and more enjoyable to drive.

The Explorer wasn't the only fast-growing three-row crossover in America last month. Sales of the all-new, third-generation Pilot jumped 63% in October 2015. The Pilot couldn't quite catch its compatriot, the Toyota Highlander, which produced a more modest 10% uptick to 13,316 units. 

Nissan Pathfinder volume was up 1%, but both the Pilot and Highlander sell more than twice as often. Nissan, of course, adds to the Pathfinder's tally with sales of the semi-premium, two-row Murano. Toyota sells nearly 8000 4Runners per month, as well.

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 • November 2015 • September 2015October 2014
SUV
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
4702
4727-0.5%51,48750,6481.7%
9155
789316.0%102,11887,45316.8%
4676
4855-3.7%50,78252,866-3.9%
10,011
722538.6%105,72093,27613.3%
20,723
16,49625.6%210,894175,14820.4%
1409
1697-17.0%16,47120,233-18.6%
6928
63688.8%82,351 70,24117.2%
12,913
790363.4%111,893 88,15026.9%
11,060
881725.4%99,46087,72413.4%
---
---------1-100%
16,050
14,9937.1%157,899151,3034.4%
8593
765612.2%94,35484,23412.0%
1484
124119.6%15,644 15,3112.2%
5350
427125.3%50,250 39,09428.5%
5584
55420.8%68,581 66,0913.8%
---
9-100%---693-100%
8596
631136.2%79,498 61,58229.1%
13,316
12,10610.0%130,074117,63210.6%
840
57845.3%615457786.5%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
141,390
118,68819.1%1,433,630 1,267,458 13.1%

Offroaders
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
15,751
13,66515.3%173,264 147,733 17.3%
421
1081-61.1%10,43314,281 -26.9%
1
949-99.9%22513,602 -98.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
16,173
15,6953.0%183,922 175,616 4.7%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
737
952-22.6%79649984-20.2%
14,729
12,62416.7%123,148109,89012.1%
1191
1896-37.2%20,34825,341-19.7%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
16,657
15,4727.7%151,460 145,215 4.3%
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 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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