Ford Expedition Sales Decrease 24 Percent To 3,950 Units In November 2017

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Ford Expedition Sales - November 2017 - United States

In the United States, Ford Expedition deliveries totaled 3,950 units in November 2017, a decrease of about 24 percent compared to 5,204 units sold in November 2016.

In the first eleven months of the year, Expedition sales decreased about 15 percent to 46,425 units.
MODEL NOV 2017 / NOV 2016 NOVEMBER 2017 NOVEMBER 2016YTD 2017 / YTD 2016 YTD 2017 YTD 2016
EXPEDITION -24.10% 3,950 5,204 -14.94% 46,425 54,576

The Ford Authority Take

The Expedition’s November sales performance places it in fourth place in its segment in terms of cumulative sales volume. The SUV also recorded the second-highest decrease in overall sales volume, right behind the GMC Yukon.

The segment was led by the Chevrolet Tahoe in first (see Chevy Tahoe sales), Chevrolet Suburban in second (see Chevy Suburban sales), and the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL in third (see GMC Yukon sales and GMC Yukon XL sales). GM’s Chevrolet and GMC entrants effectively ran away from all other manufacturers with roughly 70 percent share of the segment.

We attribute Ford’s lackluster performance in the segment to the ongoing launch process of the all-new 2018 Expedition, which has resulted in low inventory levels at dealers. Checks performed by Ford Authority, however, show that inventory levels are rising.

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Fourth place went to the Nissan Armada, whose sales jumped 89 percent, which we suspect is mostly caused by increased sales to daily rental fleets. Fifth (and last) place went to the Toyota Sequoia.

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

MODEL NOV 17 / NOV 16 NOVEMBER 17 NOVEMBER 16 YTD 17 / YTD 16 YTD 17 YTD 16
TAHOE +5.65% 9,966 9,433 -2.97% 88,690 91,409
SUBURBAN -16.03% 5,523 6,577 -3.39% 50,728 52,509
YUKON -25.97% 4,567 6,169 -13.82% 40,652 47,171
YUKON XL -14.13% 3,105 3,616 -8.21% 28,638 31,198
EXPEDITION -24.10% 3,950 5,204 -14.94% 46,425 54,576
ARMADA +89.47% 3,293 1,738 +179.38% 32,299 11,561
SEQUOIA -10.15% 1,009 1,123 -1.71% 11,004 11,196
TOTAL -7.23% 31,413 33,860 -0.40% 298,436 299,620

Sales of the full-size mainstream SUV segment fell 7 percent in November while being flat during the first 11 months of 2017.

About The Numbers

  • All percent change figures compared to Ford Expedition November 2016 sales, except as noted
  • In the United States, there were 25 selling days in November 2017 and 25 selling days in November 2016
  • Ford Expedition sales figures include sales of 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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