Large Car Sales In America – March 2017


2016 Chevrolet SS blue

U.S. sales of full-size cars continued their nosedive in March 2017, plunging 11% despite a big increase from the Chevrolet SS and modest improvements from the Nissan Maxima and Buick LaCrosse.

U.S. Vehicle Sales By Model – April 2017 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – March 2017 YTD

For the SS, GM’s 20% off incentives in March rose volume to an all-time high of 1217 units, a paltry total, but one that helps GM clear out stock of the discontinued, Aussie-built, V8-engined, rear-wheel-drive sedan. 

USA large car sales chart March 2017
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The class leader in March, and through the first-quarter of 2017, was the Dodge Charger, sales of which are down 15% so far this year. 

Together, the Charger and its corporate Chrysler 300 partner accounted for 32% of the sales from the category in March. 

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 • April 2017 • February 2017March 2016

Large Car
March
2017
March
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
2330
2275 2.4% 4985 8975 -44.5%
8885
11,465 -22.5% 22,022 30,554 -27.9%
1217
286 326% 1529 539 184%
4969
6172 -19.5% 15,063 17,141 -12.1%
8236
8798 -6.4% 22,319 26,345 -15.3%
4641
5182 -10.4% 12,686 13,456 -5.7%
380
508 -25.2% 952 1355 -29.7%
437
593 -26.3% 1125 1552 -27.5%
6961
6588 5.7% 15,597 16,225 -3.9%
3483
4643 -25.0% 8596 12,201 -29.5%
Total
41,539
46,510 -10.7% 104,874 128,343 -18.3%

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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