November Sales Snapshot: Large SUVs

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

Did you know Mercedes still sells the G-Wagen here? I’d kind of forgotten about it. But sixty-eight buyers hadn’t in November. But then I’ve never forgiven Mercedes for how they positioned it here as a gangsta’ mobile. It was/is the ultimate off-roader. Oh well. GM continues to dominate this market with their big boyz. Range Rover looks surprisingly healthy. Did Tata buy low? Details:

Ranking by YTD salesNov. 09 Sales% changeYTD sales% changeChevy Tahoe652857%63971-25%Chevy Suburban467821%36350-24%Ford Expedition2654-39%26099-49%GMC Yukon22530%26073-25%Range Rover182559%16170-5%GMC Yukon XL/Sub1543-11%14866-34%Toyota Sequoia1397-25%14627-48%Caddy Escalade1618-14%14736-30%Nissan Armada95334%8265-44%Lincoln Navigator784-19%6299-54%Dodge Aspen58-97%5964-71%Infiniti QX 565348%5304-27%Dodge Durango29-98%3492-83%MB G Class68-26%589-27%
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  • Michael Curwood Michael Curwood on Dec 09, 2009

    At $104,000 for the base, I bet MB made just as much profit on those 68 G-class SUV's as GM did on the 6000 Tahoes :-)

  • Carlson Fan Carlson Fan on Dec 09, 2009
    "I can only guess that GM’s firesale pricing and incentives have led to the sales being the way they are, as Ford is still being pretty stingy with rebate money on the Expedition and Navigator." I haven't been on a lot myself in awhile but what I'm hearing from others is that GM is not offering big rebates or incentives on these vehicles. They are just that much better than everything else out there in this segment. The current GMT 900 platform is heads and tails better than the previous generation.
  • Georgie Georgie on Dec 09, 2009

    NulloModo You think the Honda Pilot has grown in size? Have you or anyone looked at the 2009/2010 Toyota Highlander? The present Highlander looks as huge as the last couple of Toyota LandCrusiers. Much larger than the 2003 Highlander I had.

  • Mjz Mjz on Dec 09, 2009

    Um, that's Chrysler Aspen.