Commercial Van Sales In America – December 2016 & 2016 Year End


2017 Ford Transit Connect grey

Commercial van sales grew at a far faster pace than any other major vehicle category in the United States in 2016.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – 2016 Year End

Pickup truck volume jumped 6%. SUVs/crossovers rose nearly 8%. Minivan volume rose 6%. Passenger car sales were down 9%.

But commercial vans, led by the best-selling Ford Transit’s 22% climb, jumped 10% to 463,487 units. 

USA commercial van sales chart 2016

Moreover, eight out of every ten sales were produced by more costly, more profitable full-size vans.

Not only did the Transit own the full-size category, earning 38% of the sector’s sales before the E-Series is even taken into account, but the Transit Connect – despite falling 17% – was the top-selling small commercial van. 51% of all small commercial vans sold in America in 2016 were Fords.

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 commercial vans 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 • January 2017 • November 2016December 2015

Van
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015
%
Change
729
1088 -33.0% 7019 10,283 -31.7%
7763
7361 5.5% 68,007 63,382 7.3%
4753
3722 27.7% 54,245 50,788 6.8%
13,056
12,547 4.1% 143,244 117,577 21.8%
4493
5280 -14.9% 43,232 52,221 -17.2%
4316
2781 55.2% 20,607 21,992 -6.3%
3860
4046 -4.6% 34,304 29,889 14.8%
1937
1924 0.7% 17,873 16,958 5.4%
1538
1781 -13.6% 18,523 17,317 7.0%
26 -100% 21 2183 -99.0%
4694
4154 13.0% 40,440 27,812 45.4%
1347
3038 -55.7% 15,972 11,053 44.5%
Full-Size Commercial Vans ³
40,379
36,535 10.5% 378,720 328,398 15.3%
Small Commercial Vans ²
8107
11,213 -27.7% 84,767 93,057 -8.9%
Total
48,486
47,748 1.5% 463,487 421,455 10.0%

Source: Automakers
Sprinter & Metris sales combined by Mercedes-Benz, not GoodCarBadCar, and displayed with full-size commercial vans.

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