Large SUV Sales In America – September 2016 YTD


2017 Nissan Armada red

U.S. new vehicle sales volume decreased in in September 2016, sliding by a modest 0.5% because of a 7% drop in passenger car sales.

Sales of SUVs and crossovers, on the other hand, rose 4%, outselling cars by more than 18,000 units. 

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

Part of the credit for that utility vehicle improvement belongs to these full-size, body-on-frame, volume brand SUVs, sales of which jumped 50%, a gain of nearly 11,000 units.

It wasn’t just General Motors, either. Aside from the Toyota Sequoia, the lowest-volume player in the segment in September, every member of the fleet posted noteworthy improvements. With the new Infiniti QX80-related Nissan Patrol Armada arriving, sales of Nissan’s SUV flagship doubled to 1712 units, a 45-month high.

USA full-size SUV sales chart September 2016
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Ford Expedition sales jumped 73% to 6033 units, the fifth consecutive month above 5K for an SUV that hadn’t topped 5000 sales in the prior 23 months.

But it was at General Motors, from which 73% of the segment’s volume originates, that the real volume was added. 

GM added 7792 full-size SUV sales via the two Chevrolets and two GMCs in September alone, more additional sales than the Expedition and Sequoia managed in total. 

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 • October 2016 • August 2016September 2015

SUV
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
5575
3521 58.3% 39,282 35,715 10.0%
10,051
6119 64.3% 70,000 64,728 8.1%
6033
3489 72.9% 45,479 30,483 49.2%
5296
3963 33.6% 35,325 30,011 17.7%
3500
3027 15.6% 24,113 20,939 15.2%
1712
841 104% 8083 9799 -17.5%
907
1144 -20.7% 9134 9299 -1.8%
Total
33,074
22,104 49.6% 231,416 200,974 15.1%

Source: Automakers

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