After rising in five consecutive years through 2014 and surging 27% through the first-quarter of 2015, U.S. sales of America’s top-selling three-row vehicle improved by just 2% in April and slid by 1% in May. But Explorer sales jumped 30% in June 2015, seemingly putting to an end the transition period turmoil between the 2015 and 2016 MY Explorers.
According to Cars.com, fully one-third of the Explorers currently in stock are MY2016 models.
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There are certainly Explorer challengers, most notably from General Motors. Combined, the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia produced 23,328 total sales across the Lambda platform. Toyota Highlander sales jumped 20% to 13,831 units in June.
Jeep’s two-row Grand Cherokee, as much of a Lexus RX and/or Toyota 4Runner alternative as a Ford Explorer fighter, was up 3% to 15,464 units.
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.