Midsize SUV Sales In America – March 2017


2016 Mazda CX-9

U.S. sales of family-sized two and three-row SUVs and crossovers rose 3% to nearly 190,000 units in April 2017. Led by the Ford Explorer, sales of which decreased for the ninth time in the last twelve months, this group of utility vehicles added more than 5000 sales last month.

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

Much of the improvement was produced by the Mazda CX-9, sales of which had dried up at this time last year as Mazda completed the first-generation CX-9’s tenure. But the Toyota Highlander, GMC Acadia, and Dodge Durango all produced meaningful improvements, as well.

USA midsize suv sales chart April 2017
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General Motors sold far fewer Buick Enclaves and Chevrolet Traverses in April 2017 than is the norm. There’s good reason. GM has already shown new, second-gen versions of both vehicles. The first Enclave and first Traverse lingered on the market for more than a decade. Their replacements are long past due. 

The Honda Pilot, meanwhile, continues to see reduced year-over-year volume as Honda shuffles production at its Alabama plant. 

The Acura MDX is on its way to an Ohio assembly plant, but Honda also needs capacity for a new Odyssey minivan and the Ridgeline pickup truck. Pilot volume has decreased in nine consecutive months.

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 • March 2017April 2016

SUV
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
3582
4523 -20.8% 13,019 17,457 -25.4%
9437
12,186 -22.6% 38,789 39,105 -0.8%
6357
5411 17.5% 23,086 25,504 -9.5%
12,147
11,484 5.8% 44,094 47,477 -7.1%
22,864
23,546 -2.9% 85,634 86,961 -1.5%
1545
2003 -22.9% 7627 8428 -9.5%
10,164
7004 45.1% 39,276 25,575 53.6%
9746
11,370 -14.3% 34,970 40,096 -12.8%
9480
7150 32.6% 37,582 24,367 54.2%
18,877
17,768 6.2% 75,477 65,426 15.4%
18,841
18,840 0.0% 60,152 60,762 -1.0%
9317
10,353 -10.0% 30,092 35,046 -14.1%
2134
71 2906% 8432 1161 626%
5504
6232 -11.7% 22,753 27,850 -18.3%
5712
5633 1.4% 32,432 28,041 15.7%
14,469
14,294 1.2% 57,041 51,565 10.6%
10,428
10,135 2.9% 42,084 35,706 17.9%
17,981
15,037 19.6% 64,623 53,710 20.3%
238
437 -45.5% 1040 1588 -34.5%
Total
188,823
183,477 2.9% 718,203 675,825 6.3%

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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