Large SUV Sales In America – December 2016 & 2016 Year End


2016 GMC Yukon Denali

Huge, across the board gains powered America’s full-size, volume brand SUV segment to 4.9% market share among SUVs/crossovers in 2016, up from 4.3% in 2015.

Led by the Chevrolet Tahoe, America’s 24th-best-selling utility vehicle in 2016, the segment shot up 22%, nearly triple the rate of growth achieved by the booming SUV/crossover sector at large. 

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

General Motors earned 75% market share in the category, down from 76% last year, but sales of GM’s quartet rose 19%. 2016 sales of the Chevrolet Suburban rose to a nine-year high; the Tahoe climbed past 100,000 sales for the first time since 2007. 

USA large SUV sales chart 2016
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It wasn’t just a GM party, either. With a new Armada available near the end of the year, Nissan’s contribution to the category increased, as well. Armada sales more than doubled in December and rose 10% in 2016. 

Even the Toyota Sequoia, the oldest member of the group, rose 2%. December sales of the Sequoia reached a five-year high.

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 • January 2017 • November 2016December 2015

SUV
Dec.
2016
Dec.
2015
%
Change
2016
2015

Change
7573
6350 19.3% 60,082 50,866 18.1%
11,897
9773 21.7% 103,306 88,342 16.9%
5259
4056 29.7% 59,835 41,443 44.4%
6276
5271 19.1% 53,447 42,732 25.1%
5856
4536 29.1% 37,054 31,334 18.3%
2474
1156 114% 14,035 12,737 10.2%
1575
1007 56.4% 12,771 12,583 1.5%
Total
40,910
32,149 27.3% 340,530 280,037 21.6%

Source: Automakers

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