Midsize SUV Sales In America – October 2016 YTD


2017 GMC Acadia black

U.S. sales of the Ford Explorer, America’s best-selling three-row vehicle, declined for a sixth consecutive month in October 2016, falling by a tenth to 18,597 units. Explorer sales are down 2% to 207,022 this year, well in excess of other family-oriented utility vehicles.

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

The Toyota Highlander, however, jumped 33% to 17,668 units in October, 1532 sales ahead of the Police Interceptor-excluded Explorer. 

USA midsize SUv sales chart October 2016
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Persistently constrained by supply, Honda Pilot volume was down by a third in October. With roughly the similar level of volume, sales of the GMC Acadia, new this year, were up by nearly a quarter. 

At a similar price point but with only two rows, Jeep Grand Cherokee volume continues to grow. The Grand Cherokee, Jeep’s flagship, now trails the smaller Cherokee by only 84 sales, year-to-date.

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 • November 2016 • September 2016October 2015

SUV
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4017
4702 -14.6% 44,720 51,487 -13.1%
10,984
9155 20.0% 97,126 102,118 -4.9%
4651
5134 -9.4% 57,744 51,253 12.7%
8064
10,011 -19.4% 111,140 105,720 5.1%
18,597
20,723 -10.3% 207,022 210,894 -1.8%
1066
1409 -24.3% 18,100 16,471 9.9%
8569
6928 23.7% 67,109 82,351 -18.5%
8677
12,913 -32.8% 99,676 111,893 -10.9%
11,311
11,060 2.3% 109,609 99,460 10.2%
17,867
16,405 8.9% 171,793 158,084 8.7%
7651
8593 -11.0% 93,253 94,354 -1.2%
1842
1484 24.1% 11,463 15,644 -26.7%
10,701
5350 100% 71,483 50,250 42.3%
6421
5584 15.0% 65,532 68,581 -4.4%
8537
8596 -0.7% 91,835 79,498 15.5%
17,668
13,316 32.7% 144,713 130,076 11.3%
271
840 -67.7% 3479 6154 -43.5%
Total
146,894
142,203 3.3% 1,465,797 1,434,288 2.2%

Offroaders
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
14,469
15,632 -7.4% 163,096 172,887 -5.7%
421 -100% 38 10,433 -99.6%
1 -100% 8 225 -96.4%
Total
14,469
16,054 -9.9% 163,142 183,545 -11.1%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1
737 -99.9% 726 7964 -90.9%
18,008
14,729 22.3% 144,434 123,148 17.3%
4
1191 -99.7% 584 20,348 -97.1%
Total
18,013
16,657 8.1% 145,744 151,460 -3.8%

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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