Despite a 10% pickup truck sales surge and a 9% SUV/crossover uptick, U.S. auto sales dropped marginally for a second consecutive month to begin 2017. February 2017 auto sales slid 1.5% in the United States, a 16,000-unit loss.
But don’t blame the most popular vehicles. February 2017’s six leaders – three pickup trucks and three crossovers – combined to add nearly 37,000 sales thanks to year-over-year improvements from each of the top six.
The Ford F-Series was outsold by the GM full-size truck twins, Silverado and Sierra, in February, but F-Series volume grew 9% compared with February 2016. Through the first one-sixth of 2016, the F-Series and its ten pickup truck cohorts own 15.9% of the overall market, up from 14.6% at this time last year.
Meanwhile, passenger cars, led by the Honda Civic, have seen their share of the market fall to 36.3% from 40.9% at this stage of 2016. Car volume has fallen by 130,000 units already this year.
Along with cars, minivan sales are nosediving as the market responds with neither enthusiasm nor contempt for the Chrysler Pacifica and waits for the launch of a the new Honda Odyssey. Minivan sales are down 21% this year. The segment’s share of the industry is down to just 3.1% through January and February.
The table below is completely sortable, so when you click the column header to sort by vehicle names to showcase all Fords together, for example, you’ll also see the Ford brand’s total.
Auto brands are shown in bold for differentiation between makes and models. Automakers are in bold and italicized. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.
Reminder: these are 2017 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by February volume by clicking the February 2017 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Vehicle 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. ² Total Prius Family sales: down 14% to 9044 in February; down 15% to 16,873 YTD. ³ Hyundai USA combines sales of the Genesis and Genesis Coupe. Mercedes-Benz USA, not GCBC, is also intermittently combining E-Class and CLS-Class sales figures. ° Overall market figure is a combination of all reported sales figures and HybridCars.com estimate for Tesla. ` FCA figures in this space include Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, Fiat, Jeep, Maserati, and Ram. † Tesla figures are estimates from HybridCars.com. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for Aston Martin and Lotus in 2017’s first two months were 174 and 30 units, respectively. 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 S sales estimate: down 11% to 1700 in February, down 9% to 2900 YTD. HybridCars.com Model X estimate: up 60% to 800 in February; up 100% to 1800 YTD. WSJ Model S estimate: down 14% to 1800 in February; down 6% to 3700 YTD. WSJ Model X estimate: up 300% to 1900 in February; up 385% to 4000 YTD.