Midsize SUV Sales In America – October 2017


Best Selling Midsize SUVs in America for October 2017

Here you will find the Midsize SUV sales leaders in the United States for October 2017. Each month we compile the Midsize SUV sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.

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If you want more data, check out our last few months of data Midsize SUVs Sales in America – September 2017 or Midsize SUVs Sales in America – October 2016. Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into Sporty Car Sales


Our Take On The Midsize SUVs Sales Numbers

The Midsize SUV market in the States grew by 3.8% year-on-year, though in sales-per-day terms for the month marginally fewer midsize SUVs were sold. This October saw 7148 sales per day for this segment, vs 7164 per day last October.

Year-to-date the gap narrowed too; in September a full 7% separated this year’s year-to-date from last year’s. With October’s end that gap sits at 6.7%.

It’s still very unlikely that this is a segment that will round out the year short of 2 million units. With two months to go just 110,669 units separates the midsize SUV segment from that magic barrier.

The Toyota Highlander failed to post year-on-year growth for the first time since June 2016 in October. It was still a comfortable second for the month, and sits third in year-to-date terms behind the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Subaru may be enjoying a 0.5% increase in sales year-on-year for October, and rightly celebrating 71 consecutive months of growth, but only two of its seven models posted growth in the month of October 2017 – the Crosstrek and Impreza.

Its biggest seller is the Outback, and while that has managed 44 consecutive months of growth, it fell for the 2nd month in a row year-on-year in October. That being said, we don’t want to take the sheen off of all Subaru has achieved of late, and the Outback had a tall order to reach last year’s phenomenal 18k-plus sales for the month of October.


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Top Midsize SUVs Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table of shows the top Midsize SUV sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.

Midsize and Crossover SUV Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Buick Enclave 5,243 4,017 30.50 36,654 44,720 -18.00
Chevrolet Traverse 11,098 10,984 1.00 99,962 97,126 2.90
Dodge Durango 5,148 4,651 10.70 57,829 57,744 0.10
Ford Edge 11,036 8,064 36.90 115,763 111,140 4.20
Ford Explorer 19,421 18,597 4.40 218,455 207,022 5.50
Ford Flex 2,042 1,066 91.60 18,757 18,100 3.60
GMC Acadia 9,012 8,569 5.20 91,790 67,109 36.80
Honda Pilot 10,285 8,677 18.50 94,488 99,676 -5.20
Hyundai Santa Fe 13,024 11,311 15.10 108,679 109,609 -0.80
Jeep Grand Cherokee 17,215 17,867 -3.60 198,460 171,793 15.50
Jeep Wrangler 13,391 14,469 -7.50 163,533 163,096 0.30
Kia Sorento 6,478 7,651 -15.30 83,791 93,253 -10.10
Mazda CX-9 1,971 1,842 7.00 20,053 11,463 74.90
Nissan Murano 5,714 10,701 -46.60 58,621 71,483 -18.00
Nissan Pathfinder 6,708 6,421 4.50 68,427 65,532 4.40
Nissan Xterra 0 0 0.00 1 38 -97.40
Subaru Outback 15,786 18,008 -12.30 156,277 144,434 8.20
Toyota 4Runner 11,153 8,537 30.60 106,239 91,853 15.70
Toyota Highlander 17,461 17,668 -1.20 175,657 144,713 21.40
Volkswagen Atlas 3,664 0 0.00 15,895 0 0.00
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Sum Total 185,850 Sum Total 179,100 Sum Total 1,889,331 Sum Total 1,769,904