The Ford Explorer Was Still America’s
Best-Selling SUV In 2006
Looking back in time, GoodCarBadCar has generated a sales table for 2006. 301 different vehicle nameplates found buyers in the United States, down from the 311 which were sold in 2005. As always, the Ford F-Series was America’s best-selling vehicle line. If there was one trend to be spotted in 2006, it was the slowing pickup truck market.
Indeed, the overall U.S. new vehicle market fell 2.6% in 2006, a 437,578-unit -year-over-year decrease. Multiple trucks, including the first, second, third, and fourth-best-selling pickups, posted decreases worse than the overall market’s decline.
And Hummer Was Still A Thing
America’s best-selling passenger car in 2006 was the Toyota Camry. The Dodge Grand Caravan, America’s top-selling minivan, outsold America’s favourite SUV, the Ford Explorer, by nearly 32,000 units. The most popular premium brand vehicle was the BMW 3-Series, in 37th spot.
The exhaustive table below is sortable, so as much as it’s a ranking of U.S. vehicle sales in 2006, you can also select the fourth column to see how vehicles ranked in 2005. Or, as many of you undoubtedly will, you can sort alphabetically by vehicle name to see the Fords, Toyotas, Hyundais, and Audis grouped together. (Mobile users can select “View Web Version” at the bottom of this page to gain access to the sortability function.)