2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai’s two and three-row Santa Fes posted a massive U.S. sales gain of 76%, worth 7899 additional sales, in June 2016. Increased U.S. production of the Santa Fe and smaller Santa Fe Sport translates to increased sales. Who’d have thunk it?

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – June 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – June 2016 YTD

Among vehicles which come standard with a third row, the Ford Explorer’s 10% June decline didn’t stop the Explorer from being June’s top seller, let alone prevent the Explorer from losing its huge year-to-date lead. Explorer sales are up 6% through the first-half of 2016. The next-best-selling three-row-only, the Toyota Highlander, is more than 47,000 sales abaft.

Simply offering a family-sized crossover for sale does not assure an automaker of increasing success in the United States in 2016, however.  

USA midsize SUV sales chart June 2016
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GM’s aged Lambda-platform utilities are all in decline in 2016. Constrained production has led to a 10% drop in Honda Pilot sales. Nissan Pathfinder sales are down 5%. 

Mazda’s second-generation CX-9 produced a 21% year-over-year surge in June. But the much improved CX-9 won’t instantly become a hugely popular crossover. Mazda can’t build many, so it’s unlikely we’ll see Mazda USA soon sell more than 3500-4000 per month. June 2016 was the CX-9’s best month since May of last year.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are sortable, so you can rank midsize SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • July 2016 • May 2016June 2015

SUV
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
3597
5186 -30.6% 24,254 28,070 -13.6%
8297
8721 -4.9% 54,632 61,430 -11.1%
6497
4693 38.4% 38,701 30,794 25.7%
11,177
12,587 -11.2% 71,038 63,595 11.7%
20,356
22,549 -9.7% 129,107 122,404 5.5%
1598
1591 0.4% 11,835 10,595 11.7%
6200
9421 -34.2% 38,182 49,055 -22.2%
10,830
9093 19.1% 62,174 68,956 -9.8%
18,345
10,446 75.6% 57,444 54,738 4.9%
16,810
15,464 8.7% 100,737 93,080 8.2%
12,118
8967 35.1% 59,078 56,421 4.7%
1904
1577 20.7% 3681 9257 -60.2%
5665
5314 6.6% 39,493 28,475 38.7%
5737
7168 -20.0% 39,759 41,938 -5.2%
8410
8208 2.5% 54,468 46,202 17.9%
13,436
13,831 -2.9% 81,929 78,388 4.5%
255
561 -54.5% 2203 3310 -33.4%
Total
151,232
145,377 4.0% 868,715 846,708 2.6%

Offroaders
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
20,060
19,159 4.7% 100,355 102,450 -2.0%
2
1184 -99.8% 36 6918 -99.5%
7 -100% 6 218 -97.2%
Total
20,062
20,350 -1.4% 100,397 109,586 -8.4%

Tall Wagons 
& Crossovers
June
2016
June
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
22
837 -97.4% 702 4596 -84.7%
13,417
10,912 23.0% 77,386 71,317 8.5%
40
2017 -98.0% 543 13,197 -95.9%
Total
13,479
13,766 -2.1% 78,631 89,110 -11.8%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better. This explains why you’ll see the Outback and Venza here but also with midsize cars, too, and the pricey FJ Cruiser and Xterra with smaller utilities and the Volkswagen Touareg with luxury SUVs… because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts.

RECOMMENDED READING
Midsize SUV Sales In America – July 2016
Midsize SUV Sales In America – May 2016
Midsize SUV Sales In America – June 2015
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – June 2016
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – June 2016
Large SUV Sales In America – June 2016
Small SUV Sales In America – June 2016