Large SUV Sales In America – May 2016 YTD


2017 Nissan Armada front grille

Thanks to a big month from the Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon, and best-selling Chevrolet Tahoe – and despite anticipated declines from their rivals – U.S. sales of full-size SUVs rose 1% in May 2016, an impressive result given the short sales month an industry-wide decline.

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

General Motors owned 71.6% of the category in the U.S. in May 2016, down only slightly from 72.0% in May 2015. But it was the Ford Expedition’s 22% year-over-year increase produced the real shake-up in the category in May.

Indeed, on year-to-date terms, Expedition volume is up by 3420 units through the first five months of 2016. Segment-wide sales are up 2% this year.

USA large SUV sales chart May 2016
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Nissan Armada sales plunged 47% in May 2016 as Nissan readies the transition between old Titan-based Armada and new Nissan Patrol-based Armada. 

Familiar with the Infiniti QX80? Reduce the luxury content, and there’s your new Armada. Infiniti sold 1424 such QX80s in May. Lincoln sold 851 Expedition-based Navigators. Total Cadillac Escalade volume rose 11% to 2943 units.

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 • June 2016 • April 2016May 2015

SUV
May
2016
May
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
3997
4375 -8.6% 18,945 20,390 -7.1%
7430
7119 4.4% 35,330 35,899 -1.6%
5057
4147 21.9% 20,251 16,831 20.3%
3747
3455 8.5% 16,056 14,719 9.1%
2384
2516 -5.2% 11,604 11,031 5.2%
794
1488 -46.6% 4497 5971 -24.7%
1126
1145 -1.7% 5303 4948 7.2%
Total
24,535
24,245 1.2% 111,986 109,789 2.0%

Source: Automakers

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