Midsize SUV Sales In America – July 2016 YTD


2017 GMC Acadia black

After a first half in which U.S. sales of the often supply constrained Honda Pilot fell 10%, Pilot volume over the last two months jumped 13%, year-over-year.

The Pilot was nevertheless roundly outsold by a handful of top-tier three-row crossovers: Chevrolet Traverse, Toyota Highlander, and America’s favourite three-row, the Ford Explorer.

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

Explorer volume plunged 18% compared with a massive high of more than 23,000 units in July 2015 as total Ford brand utilities slid 5%. Year-to-date, Explorer volume is up 2%, on track to rise to a 12-year high. 

USA midsize SUV sales chart July 2016
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The Explorer’s sharp decrease was by no means the only sudden July decline among mainstream three-row crossovers.

Nissan Pathfinder volume took a 30% dive as Nissan readies the launch of an updated 2017 model. The GMC Acadia is coming to the end of its Lambda platform run, as well, and sales slid 30% in July with the new Acadia set to take over in the coming weeks. 

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. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • August 2016 • June 2016July 2015

SUV
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
7249
6594 9.9% 31,503 34,664 -9.1%
15,173
12,604 20.4% 69,805 74,034 -5.7%
5131
5270 -2.6% 43,665 36,305 20.3%
10,512
10,020 4.9% 81,550 73,615 10.8%
19,192
23,381 -17.9% 148,299 145,785 1.7%
1777
1898 -6.4% 13,612 12,493 9.0%
7462
10,671 -30.1% 45,644 59,726 -23.6%
10,350
9584 8.0% 72,524 78,540 -7.7%
14,336
11,655 23.0% 71,772 66,393 8.1%
16,704
16,191 3.2% 116,850 109,176 7.0%
9854
9749 1.1% 68,932 66,170 4.2%
2243
1591 41.0% 5924 10,848 -45.4%
6271
5459 14.9% 45,764 33,934 34.9%
5530
7802 -29.1% 45,289 49,740 -8.9%
9581
8383 14.3% 64,049 54,585 17.3%
15,213
12,727 19.5% 97,142 91,115 6.6%
308
676 -54.4% 2511 3986 -37.0%
Total
156,885
154,255 1.7% 1,024,835 1,001,109 2.4%

Offroaders
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
18,741
19,828 -5.5% 119,042 121,272 -1.8%
1196 -100% 36 8114 -99.6%
2
3 -33.3% 8 221 -96.4%
Total
18,743
21,027 -10.9% 119,086 129,607 -8.1%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
July
2016
July
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
11
924 -98.8% 713 5520 -87.1%
14,704
10,863 35.4% 92,090 82,180 12.1%
20
2229 -99.1% 563 15,426 -96.4%
Total
14,735
14,016 5.1% 93,366 103,126 -9.5%

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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