Each of America’s four best-selling utility vehicles reported significant U.S. sales gains in April 2017, driving the SUV/crossover sector up 3% despite the overall market’s 5% downturn.
SUV/crossover sales have now grown by more than 157,000 units in 2017’s first four months, a year-over-year increase essential to the industry’s health given the downturn from passenger cars and vans. Indeed, in April, even pickup truck sales slowed.
Yet because of the strength of the top-selling utility vehicles, SUVs and crossovers are now selling 10% more frequently than cars. The Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape are all on pace to set U.S. sales records in 2017.
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It’s not just the top sellers that are growing rapidly, either. The Mazda CX-9, Nissan Armada, and GMC Acadia are all recently redesigned and all growing at a prodigious pace. The Infiniti QX70, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Dodge Journey are well ahead of last year’s pace, as well.
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Reminder: these are 2017 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by April volume by clicking the April 2017 column header, or you can rank SUVs/crossovers by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header.
As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.
Source: Automakers & ANDC & WSJ * Italicized, asterisked, unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but we source estimates from HybridCars.comandThe Wall Street Journal. HybridCars.com Model X estimate: -40% to 900 in April; +24% to 5200 YTD. WSJ Model X estimate: +150% to 2000 in April; +246% to 7950 YTD.