Midsize SUV Sales In America – April 2016 YTD


Booming Ford Explorer sales. Healthy Toyota Highlander sales growth. Increasing Dodge Durango volume. Rapid Toyota 4Runner sales expansion.

Welcome to 2002. 

Or rather, 2016. 

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Ford sold more than 23,000 Explorers in the United States in April 2016, the third consecutive month in which more than 20,000 Explorers were sold; the tenth month in the last year in which more than 20,000 Explorers were sold.

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

The Toyota Highlander’s year-over-year volume has increased in five consecutive months. 2016 is on track to be the seventh consecutive year of Highlander sales growth.

USA midsize SUV sales chart April 2016
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The Dodge Durango is no longer the body-on-frame SUV which routinely attracts more than 100,000 buyers per year. But Dodge is on pace to sell more than 80,000 Durangos in 2016, the highest figure since 2005. 

The Toyota 4Runner, meanwhile, does resemble the Explorer, Highlander, or Durango under the skin. The 4Runner is a true blue body-on-frame sport-utility vehicle, the kind of vehicle which long ago went out of fashion, right? In 2016, 4Runner sales are on track to rise to the highest level since 1999.

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 • April 2017 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015

SUV
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4523
4451 1.6% 17,457 17,252 1.2%
12,186
11,475 6.2% 39,105 42,434 -7.8%
6434
5518 16.6% 26,019 20,017 30.0%
11,484
13,097 -12.3% 47,477 36,609 29.7%
23,546
18,844 25.0% 86,961 77,551 12.1%
2003
1937 3.4% 8428 6561 28.5%
7004
8767 -20.1% 25,575 29,136 -12.2%
11,370
11,222 1.3% 40,096 48,103 -16.6%
7150
10,054 -28.9% 24,367 36,460 -33.2%
18,021
16,030 12.4% 65,071 59,407 9.5%
10,353
9808 5.6% 35,046 36,711 -4.5%
71
1321 -94.6% 1161 5756 -79.8%
6232
4121 51.2% 27,850 17,446 59.6%
5633
5551 1.5% 28,041 27,349 2.5%
10,135
7432 36.4% 35,706 29,445 21.3%
15,037
13,763 9.3% 53,710 49,125 9.3%
437
619 -29.4% 1588 2049 22.5%
Total
151,619
144,010 5.3% 563,658 541,411 4.1%

Offroaders
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
19,003
18,849 0.8% 60,744 60,967 -0.4%
2
1100 -99.8% 30 4536 -99.3%
3
8 -62.5% 4 203 -98.0%
Total
19,008
19,957 -4.8% 60,778 65,706 -7.5%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
72
826 -91.3% 638 2872 -77.8%
14,294
12,534 14.0% 51,565 48,021 7.4%
57
2101 -97.3% 472 8882 -94.7%
Total
14,423
15,461 -6.7% 52,675 59,775 -11.9%

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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