Large SUV Sales In America – March 2016 YTD


2016 GMC yukon XL

After fading through the first two months of 2016, U.S. sales of full-size, truck-based, body-on-frame, volume brand SUVs grew 11% in March 2016.

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

Led by the Chevrolet Tahoe and its 12% year-over-year increase to 7658 units – a three-year March high – General Motors owned 74% of the category, up from 71% a year ago. GM’s “short”-wheelbase twins, the Tahoe and GMC Yukon, produced 11,052 sales. The long-wheelbase Suburban and Yukon XL generated another 6252. 

The Ford Expedition, both long and short-wheelbase versions, is the only other major player in the category, outselling the Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia – combined – by nearly 5000 units in 2016’s first-quarter.

USA large SUV sales chart March 2016
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GM and Ford both padded their totals with improving premium brand full-size SUV totals in March. Lincoln Navigator sales jumped 20% to 1311 units, a 15-month high. Total Cadillac Escalade sales jumped 18% to 3238 units. For the record, Cadillac sold 3358 ATSs and CTSs in March.

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. This table is 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 • March 2017 • April 2016 • February 2016March 2015

SUV
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
3825
3310 15.6% 10,679 11,876 -10.1%
7658
6860 11.6% 20,351 20,877 -2.5%
3834
3865 -0.8% 10,673 9602 11.2%
3394
2661 27.5% 8985 8106 10.8%
2427
1977 22.8% 6702 5990 11.9%
981
1266 -22.5% 2848 3285 -13.3%
1199
1051 14.1% 3005 2811 6.9%
Total
23,318
20,990 11.1% 63,243 62,547 1.1%

Source: Automakers

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