2017 Toyota RAV4 Will Pass Camry As Top-Selling Model
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 is having an unbelievable sales year. With 31,871 units sold in July, it out-sold the Toyota Corolla (31,717) and was the number-two-selling vehicle in Toyota’s U.S. portfolio. In addition to being the number two selling vehicle at Toyota the RAV4 now also outsells the entire Lexus brand in the U.S.
Although the 2016 Toyota Camry has so far stayed ahead of the RAV4, midsize sedan sales are declining. The Camry is down about 8% for the year to date and was down 11% in July. The RAV4 also came very close to outselling the Honda Accord in July. While midsize sedans have slowed, crossovers are surging. The RAV4 has seen a 16% increase year to date and in July it was up 19%. By Torque News estimates the new model year 2017 RAV4 will pass the Camry and Accord as soon as this December.
Honda’s CR-V is also selling well, and its month of sales topped the RAV4 in July, though it is still a few thousand units behind the RAV4 year to date. Both have traded the top sales position in recent months. Pickup trucks remain the top-selling individual segment, but midsize crossovers are now larger than any car segment in sales according to GM, who noted this in a press release earlier this year.