Large SUV Sales In America – August 2016 YTD


2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71

Another huge uptick in U.S. sales of full-size SUVs produced 29,980 units from seven volume brand utility vehicles in August 2016.

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

Sales of these truck-based septuplets jumped 21% in August 2016, a year-over-year gain of 5252 units despite sharp declines from the two low-volume, import brand (but American-built) contenders. The Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia generated only 7.4% of the segment’s volume in the first two-thirds of 2016, but that figure should rise as the second-generation Armada comes fully on stream this autumn.

USA large SUV sales chart August 2016
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General Motors’ class-leading Chevrolet Tahoe posted a 1% increase to 8297 sales in August, the second consecutive month above 8000 units for the Tahoe. Combined, the Tahoe and its trio of non-Cadillac GM full-size SUVs owned 76% of the segment in August; 73% so far this year. 

Including the Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV, GM’s six full-size SUVs produced 167,235 sales in the first two-thirds of 2016, a 6.5% year-over-year increase worth 8.5% of GM’s U.S. year-to-date volume.

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. Mobile users can now thumb across the table 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 • September 2016 • July 2016August 2015

SUV
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
5737
4499 27.5% 33,707 32,194 4.7%
8297
8221 0.9% 59,949 58,609 2.3%
5725
3401 68.3% 39,446 26,994 46.1%
5324
4493 18.5% 30,029 26,048 15.3%
3478
2175 59.9% 20,613 17,912 15.1%
514
891 -42.3% 6371 8958 -28.9%
905
1048 -13.6% 8227 8155 0.9%
Total
29,980
24,728 21.2% 198,342 178,870 10.9%

Source: Automakers

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