When we say that SUV sales are strong, we’re usually talking about the midsize SUV segment. The segment happened to see sales decline in December, but for the entire year, sales were up considerably.
The segment was down by about 6,700 units when you look at just the month of December. When you look at the year as a whole, though, you’ll notice that the segment was up by about 148,000 units.
Leading the pack in terms of sales volume for the year was the Jeep Grand Cherokee, though it was beaten by the Highlander when you look at just the month of December. The Grand Cherokee sales were down for December and up for 2019 as a whole. The Highlander’s sales dropped for both the month of December and 2019 as a whole. When you look at the third-place spot, you’ll see the Jeep Wrangler. It saw sales decline for both the month of December and 2019 as a whole.
We would expect the midsize SUV segment in the U.S. to continue to be up overall, though there may be some shifting as to which model claims the top spot. Jeep’s vehicles are pretty high up there but the top five or so models are all pretty close in terms of volume. It will be interesting to see what happens. Also, there are some new entrants coming in 2020 that should spice up the segment even more. 2020 should be a good year for midsize SUVs.
Data will trickle in throughout the day with the numbers being finalized by EOD. GCBC is also happy to announce that we will be adding quarterly sales reports and comparisons in addition to monthly sales comparisons beginning this quarter. We will also be adding monthly sales tables and charts to the mix as well.
Note: FCA US LLC will end its practice of reporting U.S. and Canada sales on a monthly basis following June results. FCA US and FCA Canada will report monthly sales for May and June. The first quarterly report will occur on October 1, 2019, covering the months of July, August, and September.
US Best Selling Midsize SUVs Last Month
This data table looks at last month’s total midsize SUV sales volumes in the United States by model. We compare U.S market midsize SUV model sales for last month with the same month last year. We also include the year to date sales numbers and compare with the same year to date numbers from last year. With both monthly and YTD sales numbers we have a growth rate column so you can better gauge an individual midsize SUV models sales success in the U.S market.
This data table looks at quarterly sales performance for the midsize SUV segment in the United States. It includes all major midsize SUV models sold in the U.S market. We compare last quarter’s midsize SUV U.S sales at the model level with the same midsize SUV model sales quarter last year. We also include a growth rate too so you can see which midsize SUV models are growing and which ones are declining. The quarterly view of midsize SUV sales at the model level often gives you a better picture of what is happening than monthly because it takes out some of the month to month noise.
Year To Date
Year to Date Previous Year
Hyundai Santa Fe
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Mitsubishi Montero Sport
Toyota FJ Cruiser
US Midsize SUV Sales by Month (All Models)
This sales data table looks at monthly sales performance for the midsize SUV segment in the United States on a month to month basis for the entire year so far. It includes all major midsize SUV models sold in the U.S market and you can see that the monthly midsize SUV sales trends clearly. Seeing the individual ports car model sales performance in this way gives you a good sense of the momentum (good or bad).