U.S. 2016 Sales: Complete List Of Every Body-On-Frame SUV On Sale In America

2016 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
Americans registered 6.9 million SUVs and crossovers in 2016, a 7.5% year-over-year sales increase compared with 2015.

U.S. sales of body-on-frame SUVs, however, jumped 8.8%, a gain of nearly 62,000 units. These traditional SUVs saw their market share rise marginally to 11% despite the 5% decline reported by their leader, the Jeep Wrangler. 


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


Of the 20 body-on-frame SUV nameplates that generated sales in the United States in 2016, only five reported fewer sales in 2016 than in 2015. Two of those five – the Nissan Xterra and Toyota FJ Cruiser, were discontinued. The Jeep Wrangler and Lincoln Navigator, down 13%, will both soon be replaced. The Lexus GX460 posted a modest 0.3% decline worth only 64 lost sales.

General Motors was the major producer of body-on-frame SUV sales in 2016, as the case has traditionally been. GM full-size SUV sales jumped 18% to 292,981 units, equal to 38.7% of the body-on-frame SUV market.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, with the Jeep Wrangler alone, produced 25% of all BOF SUV sales in 2016. Toyota, via the 4Runner, Sequoia, Land Cruiser, and two Lexus SUVs, earned 21% of the sector's volume. The Ford Motor Company owned 9% of the BOF SUV market. Leftovers were snapped up by Nissan, Land Rover, and Mercedes-Benz. 


With Ford's announcement at Detroit's North American International Auto Show earlier this month, we learned that the reborn Ford Bronco – still a few years away – will be a traditional body-on-frame SUV based on a returning Ford Ranger. Discussions at General Motors about a Colorado-based SUV to stand up against the Toyota 4Runner, perhaps at a lower price point, will produce interesting results, as well.

For now, these are the 20 body-on-frame SUVs that ended up in U.S. driveways in 2016. Long may they live.

(Note: This list is sortable. Just click the column headers.)
Body-On-Frame
SUV
2016
U.S. Sales
2015
U.S. Sales
%
Change
2016 SUV/CUV
U.S.
Market Share
Jeep Wrangler
191,774
202,266
-5.2%
2.8%
Toyota 4Runner
111,970
97,034
15.4%
1.6%
Chevrolet Tahoe
103,306
88,342
16.9%
1.5%
Chevrolet Suburban
60,082
50,866
18.1%
0.9%
Ford Expedition
59,835
41,443
44.4%
0.9%
GMC Yukon
53,447
42,732
25.1%
0.8%
GMC Yukon XL
37,054
31,334
18.3%
0.5%
Lexus GX
25,148
25,212
-0.3%
0.4%
Cadillac Escalade
23,604
21,230
11.2%
0.3%
Infiniti QX80
16,772
15,646
7.2%
0.2%
Cadillac Escalade ESV
15,488
14,691
5.4%
0.2%
Nissan Armada
14,035
12,737
10.2%
0.2%
Toyota Sequoia
12,771
12,583
1.5%
0.2%
Land Rover LR4 *
10,772
9,031
19.3%
0.2%
Lincoln Navigator
10,421
11,964
-12.9%
0.2%
Lexus LX
5,707
3,884
46.9%
0.1%
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
3,950
3,616
9.2%
0.1%
Toyota Land Cruiser
3,705
2,687
37.9%
0.1%
Nissan Xterra
38
10,672
-99.6%
0.0%
Toyota FJ Cruiser
9
229
-96.1%
0.0%
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Total
759,888
698,199
8.8%
11.0%
* LR4, known formerly as the LR3 and elsewhere as the Discovery, uses something of a hybrid ladder frame/monocoque construction. Land Rover calls it IBF, for Integrated Body Frame.

Timothy Cain is the founder of GoodCarBadCar.net, which obsesses over the free and frequent publication of U.S. and Canadian auto sales figures. Follow on Twitter @goodcarbadcar and on Facebook.

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