Ford Expedition Sales Decrease 47 Percent To 2,074 Units In October 2017

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Ford Expedition Sales - October 2017 - United States

In the United States, Ford Expedition deliveries totaled 2,074 units in October 2017, a decrease of about 47 percent compared to 3,893 units sold in October 2016.

In the first ten months of the year, Expedition sales decreased about 14 percent to 42,475 units.
MODEL OCT 2017 / OCT 2016 OCTOBER 2017 OCTOBER 2016YTD 2017 / YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2016
EXPEDITION -46.72% 2,074 3,893 -13.97% 42,475 49,372

The Ford Authority Take

The Expedition’s October sales performance places it in fourth (or second-to-last) place in its segment in terms of sales volume. We attribute the circumstance to the ongoing launch process of the all-new 2018 model, which has resulted in low inventory levels at dealers. However, inventory levels appear to be building, according to checks performed by Ford Authority.

In October, the segment was led by the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban in first place (see Chevy Tahoe sales and Chevy Suburban sales) as well as the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL in second (see GMC Yukon sales and GMC Yukon XL sales). GM’s Chevrolet and GMC entrants ran away with a 77 percent share of the segment.

Third place went to the Nissan Armada, which showed an impressive 100 percent growth in sales volume growth during the month. The Expedition came in fourth place, while the Toyota Sequoia came in fifth.

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Sales Numbers - Full-Size Mainstream SUVs - October 2017 - United States

MODEL OCT 17 / OCT 16 OCTOBER 17 OCTOBER 16 YTD 17 / YTD 16 YTD 17 YTD 16
TAHOE -19.71% 9,615 11,976 -3.97% 78,724 81,976
YUKON -26.76% 4,158 5,677 -11.99% 36,085 41,002
ARMADA +99.60% 3,473 1,740 +195.29% 29,006 9,823
EXPEDITION -46.72% 2,074 3,893 -13.97% 42,475 49,372
SEQUOIA +6.07% 996 939 -0.77% 9,995 10,073
SUBURBAN -6.08% 6,246 6,650 -1.58% 45,205 45,932
YUKON XL -18.88% 2,814 3,469 -7.43% 25,533 27,582
TOTAL -14.47% 29,376 34,344 +0.48% 267,023 265,760

Sales of the full-size mainstream SUV segment fell 14 percent in October and grew a slight 0.48 percent in the first ten months of 2017.

About The Numbers

  • All percent change figures compared to Ford Expedition October 2016 sales, except as noted
  • In the United States, there were 25 selling days in October 2017 and 26 selling days in October 2016
  • Ford Expedition sales figures include sales for regular-length Expedition and extended-length Expedition L/Expedition MAX

Further Reading & Sales Reporting

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Written by Alex Luft

Ford Authority founder with a passion for global automotive business strategy.

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