Midsize SUV Sales In America – March 2016 YTD


2016 Honda Pilot blue

America’s best-selling three-row utility vehicle, the Ford Explorer, posted a 6% year-over-year U.S. sales gain in March 2016. With 63,415 total sales, the Explorer finished the finished the first-quarter 24,742 sales ahead of its closest rival, the Toyota Highlander.

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

Even during a month in which U.S. minivan sales jumped 36%, the best-selling minivan produced 13,586 sales; 11,156 fewer than the Explorer. 

But a number of Explorer rivals are fading. 

The aged Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia are collectively down 9% in early 2016.

USA midsize SUV sales chart March 2016
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The Mazda CX-9, transitioning between first and second-gen form, is down 75% so far this year.

The Honda Pilot, all new just last year, tumbled 22% in 2016’s first three months as Honda’s third-gen Pilot fails to match the clear-out pace of the second-gen model.

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 • March 2017 • April 2016 • February 2016March 2015

SUV
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
5116
5684 -10.0% 12,934 12,801 1.0%
10,747
11,103 -3.2% 26,919 30,959 -13.1%
7651
6121 25.0% 19,585 14,499 35.1%
14,005
9405 48.9% 35,993 23,512 53.1%
24,412
23,058 5.9% 63,415 58,707 8.0%
2100
1848 13.6% 6425 4624 38.9%
6214
7410 -16.1% 18,571 20,369 -8.8%
10,593
11,937 -11.3% 28,726 36,881 -22.1%
6546
9895 -33.8% 17,217 26,406 -34.8%
18,506
16,815 10.1% 47,050 43,377 8.5%
9897
10,842 -8.7% 24,693 26,903 -8.2%
117
1489 -92.1% 1090 4435 -75.4%
8657
5547 56.1% 21,618 13,325 62.2%
8713
8594 1.4% 22,408 21,798 2.8%
9599
8648 11.0% 25,571 22,013 16.2%
14,949
13,039 14.6% 38,673 35,362 9.4%
394
535 -26.4% 1151 1430 -19.5%
Total
158,216
151,970 4.1% 412,039 397,401 3.7%
Offroaders
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
17,710
17,524 1.1% 41,471 42,118 -0.9%
1422 -100% 28 3436 -99.2%
12 -100% 1 195 -99.5%
Total
17,710
18,958 -6.6% 41,500 45,749 -9.3%
Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
110
742 -85.2% 566 2046 -72.3%
14,122
12,504 12.9% 37,271 35,487 5.0%
107
2404 -95.5% 415 6781 -93.9%
Total
14,339
15,650 -8.4% 38,252 44,314 -13.7%

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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