Midsize SUV Sales In America – March 2017


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

U.S. Ford Explorer sales dropped 4% in March 2017, the first year-over-year Explorer decline since October of last year. Nevertheless, the only SUVs/crossovers to outsell the Explorer in the United States in March 2017 were four compact crossovers.

U.S. Vehicle Sales By Model – April 2017 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – March 2017 YTD

The Jeep Grand Cherokee finished March 3050 sales behind the Explorer, America’s best-selling three-row vehicle. The Toyota Highlander, second in three-row sales, jumped 21% but finished March 5366 sales behind the Ford. 

USA midsize SUV sales chart March 2017
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3192 of the Explorer’s 23,424 March 2017 U.S. sales were produced by the Police Interceptor Utility. That made March the second-best month in the Explorer Police Interceptor’s history. 

Up a notch from compact crossovers but lacking the third row of the Explorer and Highlander, the Grand Cherokee reported a fourth consecutive year of March improvement. 

Subaru Outback sales jumped 13%, the 37th consecutive month in which Outback volume climbed into five-digit territory.

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. These tables are sortable, so you can rank midsize SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Mobile users can now thumb across the tables 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

SUV
March
2017
March
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
3772
5116 -26.3% 9437 12,934 -27.0%
10,657
10,747 -0.8% 29,352 26,919 9.0%
6506
7241 -10.2% 16,729 20,093 -16.7%
11,730
14,005 -16.2% 31,947 35,993 -11.2%
23,424
24,412 -4.0% 62,770 63,415 -1.0%
1796
2100 -14.5% 6082 6425 -5.3%
11,432
6214 84.0% 29,112 18,571 56.8%
9945
10,593 -6.1% 25,224 28,726 -12.2%
11,446
6546 74.9% 28,102 17,217 63.2%
20,374
16,693 22.1% 56,600 47,658 18.8%
16,336
17,586 -7.1% 41,311 41,922 -1.5%
7751
9897 -21.7% 20,775 24,693 -15.9%
2550
117 2079% 6298 1090 478%
7317
8657 -15.5% 17,249 21,618 -20.2%
10,442
8713 19.8% 26,720 22,408 19.2%
15,909
14,122 12.7% 42,572 37,271 14.2%
12,045
9599 25.5% 31,656 25,571 23.8%
18,058
14,949 20.8% 46,642 38,673 20.6%
317
394 -19.5% 802 1151 -30.3%
Total
201,807
187,701 7.5% 529,380 492,348 7.5%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
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. This explains why you’ll see the Outback and Venza here but also with midsize cars, too, and the pricey FJ Cruiser and Xterra with smaller utilities and the Volkswagen Touareg with luxury SUVs… because readers have wanted it both ways. 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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