In April 2015, the conventional Ford Explorer posted a slight 0.3% decrease. Yet total Explorer volume rose 2%, a gain of 365 units, because Police Interceptor Utility volume rose 22% to 2259 units, more than double the total of the Ford Taurus Police Interceptor.
The Explorer is America’s best-selling three-row vehicle.
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Ford also welcomed a new version of their larger two-row utility vehicle. The Escape is Ford’s top-selling utility, but the Edge added 13,097 April sales, a 78% year-over-year increase. The first-gen Edge went on sale at the end of 2006.
Among larger two-row utility vehicles – setting aside small crossovers like the Escape, RAV4, and CR-V – the Jeep Grand Cherokee stands out as the top seller. Grand Cherokee sales rose 2% to 16,030 April sales.
Nissan also competes in this field with the new, third-gen Murano. Hyundai combines sales of the Santa Fe Sport and three-row Santa Fe. Likewise, the Kia Sorento overlaps many crossover sub-segments because of its value-oriented pricing, tweener size, and available third row.
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 now 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.