Midsize SUV Sales In America – February 2016 YTD


2016 Ford Flex

U.S. sales of America’s best-selling three-row vehicle, the Ford Explorer, jumped 20% in February 2016, a meaningful gain of nearly 3800 units. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – February 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – February 2016 YTD

February was an impressive month for Ford SUVs and crossovers in general. On the small end, Escape volume rose 14%, an increase of nearly 3000 units. On the large end, Expedition sales shot up 21%, an increase of 707 units.

In the middle, the new Edge nearly doubled its volume, surging forward with an additional 5929 sales in comparison with an admittedly poor February in 2015. Even the Flex, long rejected by the American car-buying public, increased 77% year-over-year and climbed to a nine-month high. 

USA midsize SUV sales chart February 2016
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As a result, with all five Ford utility vehicle nameplates on the rise, the Ford SUV/CUV family jumped 28%, outsold the Ford brand’s car division by 1130 units, and outsold Ford’s F-Series pickup truck family, too.

Meanwhile, a large number of Explorer challengers posted measurable February improvements, as well: Enclave, Durango, Pathfinder, Highlander most notably.

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 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 • February 2017 • March 2016 • January 2016February 2015

SUV
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4126
3620 14.0% 7818 7117 9.9%
9158
9705 -5.6% 16,172 19,856 -18.6%
5855
5255 6.3% 10,670 9847 8.4%
12,455
6526 90.9% 21,988 14,107 55.9%
22,389
18,613 20.3% 39,003 35,649 9.4%
2334
1318 77.1% 4325 2776 55.8%
6972
7061 -1.3% 12,357 12,959 -4.6%
9572
12,629 -24.2% 18,133 24,944 -27.3%
5532
8762 -36.9% 10,671 16,511 -35.4%
15,380
13,756 11.8% 28,544 26,562 7.5%
8101
8518 -4.9% 14,796 16,061 -7.9%
461
1677 -72.5% 973 2946 -67.0%
7445
4005 85.9% 12,961 7778 66.6%
7244
7066 2.5% 13,695 13,204 3.7%
8476
6420 32.0% 15,972 13,365 19.5%
12,466
11,263 10.7% 23,724 22,323 6.3%
403
413 -2.4% 757 895 -15.4%
Total
138,369
126,607 9.3% 252,559 246,900 2.3%

Offroaders
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
13,234
12,911 2.5% 24,031 24,594 -2.3%
10
1016 -99.0% 28 2014 -98.6%
25 -100% 1 183 -99.5%
Total
13,244
13,952 -5.1% 24,060 26,791 -10.2%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
190
643 -70.5% 456 1304 -65.0%
11,952
11,632 2.8% 23,149 22,983 0.7%
124
2272 -94.5% 308 4377 -93.0%
Total
12,266
14,547 -15.7% 23,913 28,664 -16.6%

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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