Nissan Pathfinder volume nearly quadrupled in the United States in May 2013 as the new variant of Nissan’s long-running SUV nameplate reached its highest monthly total yet.
In a down month, the Toyota Highlander outsold the surging Pathfinder by more than 2000 units. The Highlander was outsold by the Honda Pilot by a slim 603-unit margin.
Ford sold more than 18,000 Explorers in May. 1148 of the Explorer’s total came from the Police Interceptor Utility Vehicle. Jeep Grand Cherokee sales shot up 21% to 16,034 units in May. The Ford Explorer, Ford Flex, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, and GM’s Lambda trio accounted for 4.5% of America’s new vehicle market in May.
Six smaller SUVs and crossovers from Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors – Escape, Equinox, Journey, Compass, Patriot, Encore – were responsible for 5.6% of the industry’s May volume.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. 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 any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Automakers & ANDC * vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
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, right? This explains why you’ll see the Outback and Venza here but also with midsize cars, too, and the tweener-sized Sorento and Santa Fe are shown with midsize SUVs and small SUVs, and the pricey FJ Cruiser and Xterra with smaller utilities, as well… 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.