Number of Sport Utility Vehicles Sold in the U.S., 1988-2006

January 2008
World Almanac & Book of Facts;2008, p75
Reference Entry
An almanac entry for the number of sport utility vehicles sold in the U.S. from 1988 to 2006 is presented. In 1988, 960,852 sport utility vehicles (SUV) were sold in the U.S. These includes lighter SUV models, known as crossover or cross utility vehicles, which are generally smaller and get better gas mileage. That number accounted for almost 19% of all light truck sales and just over 6% of all light vehicles sold that year. The percentage of SUV among all light vehicles sold increased to 28% in 2004.


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