Plunging sales of General Motors’ Lambda platform crossovers caused an overall slowdown in U.S. sales of three-row mainstream crossovers in May 2016.
The Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia triplets lost 9568 U.S. sales in May 2016. Together, the GM trio, Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer, Ford Flex, Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Highlander suffered a 15% year-over-year decline in May 2016.
Of that group, only the Durango, up 2% in May and 23% in the first five months of 2016, sold more often last month than at the same point in 2015.
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The best-selling three-row vehicle in America continues to be the Ford Explorer. Sales of the Explorer dropped 2% in May 2016, but May 2016 was an abbreviated month on the auto sales calendar, with two fewer selling days than in May 2015. The Explorer’s daily selling rate, therefore, was actually up 6%.
Ford is on track to sell more than 270,000 total Explorers in calendar year 2016, more than at any point since 2004.
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.