Large Car Sales In America – February 2017


2017 Buick LaCrosse silver

Buick continues to build new, third-generation LaCrosse sedans for the flagship Buick’s first model year. But Buick continues to have a great deal of difficulty actually selling new LaCrosses.

U.S. Vehicle Sales By Model – February 2017 YTD
U.S. Car Sales By Model – February 2017 YTD

Only 1348 copies of the LaCrosse were sold in the United States in February 2017, the second consecutive month with fewer than 1400 LaCrosse sales in America. Only three years ago, Buick was selling 4300 LaCrosses per month. 

Seven years ago, still suffering from auto sales doldrums, the U.S. auto industry included 5100 LaCrosse sales per month. In 2017, of course, car sales are falling rapidly as the market turns toward SUVs/crossovers just in time for a new LaCrosse introduction. But the LaCrosse is the new competitor in the field. Moreover, the LaCrosse’s competitors are down just 20%, year-over-year. 

USA large car sales chart February 2017
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But LaCrosse sales continue to plummet, and Buick now has nearly one year’s worth of LaCrosse supply. 

Meanwhile, a Buick LaCrosse relative, the Chevrolet Impala, led America’s full-size sedan segment despite a 22% drop in February. Elsewhere, nearly every car in the category lost volume, year-over-year, aside from the Chrysler 300’s 1.5% uptick and a 50% increase in Chevrolet SS sales as the model nears its death.

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 cars 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 • March 2017 • January 2017February 2016

Large Car
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
1348
2643 -49.0% 2655 6700 -60.4%
7165
9147 -21.7% 13,137 19,089 -31.2%
248
165 50.3% 312 253 23.3%
5386
5304 1.5% 10,094 10,969 -8.0%
6930
8765 -20.9% 14,083 17,547 -19.7%
4680
4707 -0.6% 8045 8274 -2.8%
294
438 -32.9% 572 847 -32.5%
302
2976 -89.9% 488 4883 -90.0%
372
585 -36.4% 688 959 -28.3%
4898
5222 -6.2% 8636 9637 -10.4%
2610
3961 -34.1% 5113 7558 -32.4%
Total
34,233
43,913 -22.0% 63,823 86,716 -26.4%

Source: Automakers
* Hyundai USA, not GoodCarBadCar, chooses to combine sales figures for the Genesis sedan and Genesis Coupe, forcing us to include the Genesis with these volume-brand cars on pricing grounds before we even get to the “brand status” issue.
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. 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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