Midsize SUV Sales In America – September 2016 YTD


2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Series red

September 2016 was the 32nd consecutive month in which U.S. sales of the Toyota 4Runner improved on a year-over-year basis. 

4Runner sales climbed 21% to 9058 units in September, the third consecutive 9K+ month; the sixth so far this year. 

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

Through only nine months, Toyota USA has already reported more 4Runner sales in 2016 than in any calendar year between 2008 and 2014. At the current rate of growth, Toyota is on track to sell 114,000 4Runners in calendar year 2016. 

Yet all of this sales growth achieved by the fifth-generation Toyota 4Runner, a true blue body-on-frame sport-utility vehicle, bucks the industry trend. 

USA midsize SUV sales chart September 2016
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Gone are the days when General Motors marketed body-on-frame TrailBlazers – now Chevrolet sells the Traverse. Ford Explorer? It’s been a unibody crossover since 2011. It’s easy to forget that the first Kia Sorento was a body-on-frame SUV. The Nissan Pathfinder fled its BOF past in 2013. 

But Toyota forges on with the 4Runner, the 19th-best-selling SUV/crossover in America. Making it easier is the popularity of the Toyota Highlander, the second-best-selling three-row vehicle in the United States. Toyota is on track to sell 170,000 Highlanders in 2016, the highest total in the nameplate’s history.

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 • October 2016 • August 2016September 2015

SUV
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
3973
4732 -16.0% 40,703 46,785 -13.0%
7922
8857 -10.6% 86,142 92,963 -7.3%
4274
4703 -9.1% 53,093 46,119 15.1%
10,322
10,262 0.6% 103,076 95,709 7.7%
19,146
20,715 -7.6% 188,425 190,171 -0.9%
1594
1266 25.9% 17,034 15,062 13.1%
6795
6647 2.2% 58,540 75,423 -22.4%
9206
10,238 -10.1% 90,999 98,980 -8.1%
11,350
10,752 5.6% 98,298 88,400 11.2%
18,507
15,715 17.8% 153,926 141,679 8.6%
8137
9380 -13.3% 85,602 85,761 -0.2%
1834
1559 17.6% 9621 14,160 -32.1%
7536
5166 45.9% 60,782 44,900 35.4%
8028
6203 29.4% 59,111 62,997 -6.2%
9058
7506 20.7% 83,298 70,902 17.5%
14,937
12,310 21.3% 127,045 116,760 8.8%
330
638 -48.3% 3208 5314 -39.6%
Total
142,949
136,649 4.6% 1,318,903 1,292,085 2.1%

Offroaders
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
14,255
17,486 -18.5% 148,627 157,255 -5.5%
766 -100% 38 10,012 -99.6%
1 -100% 8 224 -96.4%
Total
14,255
18,253 -21.9% 148,673 167,491 -11.2%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
September
2016
September
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
5
777 -99.4% 725 7227 -90.0%
16,978
15,126 12.2% 126,426 108,419 16.6%
6
1584 -99.6% 580 19,157 -97.0%
Total
16,989
17,487 -2.8% 127,731 134,803 -5.2%

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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