America’s best-selling three-row utility vehicle, the Ford Explorer, posted a 6% year-over-year U.S. sales gain in March 2016. With 63,415 total sales, the Explorer finished the finished the first-quarter 24,742 sales ahead of its closest rival, the Toyota Highlander.
Even during a month in which U.S. minivan sales jumped 36%, the best-selling minivan produced 13,586 sales; 11,156 fewer than the Explorer.
But a number of Explorer rivals are fading.
The aged Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia are collectively down 9% in early 2016.
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The Mazda CX-9, transitioning between first and second-gen form, is down 75% so far this year.
The Honda Pilot, all new just last year, tumbled 22% in 2016’s first three months as Honda’s third-gen Pilot fails to match the clear-out pace of the second-gen model.
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.