The brands money making trucks and CUVs sell well. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Mar. 1, 2017 2017 Ford Escape S FWD - $24,645 to start including the $895 D&H charge provides owners a non-inspiring 21/29 mpgUS city/highway rating. Its claim to fame is that it can be picked up for well under $20k. When equipped with either of the more expensive 1.5L (23/30 mpgUS city/.highway) or 2.0L (22/29 mpgUS city/highway) EcoBoost engines, Auto Start-Stop is standard. For 2017, the Escape includes a new push-button electronic parking brake and the gear shifter has been repositioned rearward for improved access to climate controls on the center stack. In addition, two new storage bins, a larger center armrest, new wheel with easier to manipulate buttons for audio and climate controls, and a new swing-bin glove box provides easier access to stored items. Ford February 2017 Sales Overview Ford’s February sales totaled 208,440 vehicles, down 4.0 percent below the 217,192 sold in February of 2016. Fleet sales were down 5 percent. Year to date sales of 381,052 vehicles was down 2.5 percent below the 390,915 sold in February of 2016. Lincoln February sales of 8,744 vehicles, an 8.8 percent rise over the 8,039 sold in February of 2016. Ford February 2017 Sales Highlights Ford Escape sales of 27,637 was up 15.9 percent over the 23,854 sold in February of 2016. YTD sales of 48,225is up 12.0 percent over the 43,073 sold through the same period of 2016. 2017 Ford Escape Ford F-Series sales of 65,956 was up 8.7 percent over the 60,697 sold in February of 2016. This was the best February sales result since 2004. YTD sales of 123,951 was up 10.4 percent over the 112,237 sold through the same period of 2016. U.S. February 2017 Sales vs. February 2016 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 18 Automobile Manufacturers GM February 2017 Sales Up 4.2% with 237,388 Vehicles sold Ford February 2017 Sales Down 4.0% with 208,440 Vehicles sold Toyota February 2017 Sales Down 7.2% with 174,339 Vehicles sold FCA February 2017 Sales Down 10.1% with 168,326 Vehicles sold Nissan February 2017 Sales Up 1.2 % with 122,003 Vehicles sold Honda February 2017 Sales Up 2.3% with 121,686 Vehicles sold Hyundai February 2017 Sales were flat with 53,020 Vehicles sold Subaru February 2017 Sales Up 8.3% with 45,500 Vehicles sold Kia February 2017 Sales Down 14.2% with 42,673 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz February 2017 Sales Up 6.8% with 27,383 Vehicles Sold VW February 2017 Sales Up 12.7% with 25,145 Vehicles sold BMW February 2017 Sales Down 2.5% with 24,712 Vehicles sold Mazda February 2017 Sales Up 5.9% with 22,824 Vehicles sold Audi February 2017 Sales Up 17.3% with 13,741 Vehicles sold Mitsubishi February 2017 Sales Up 38.8% with 10,924 Vehicles sold Jaguar/Land Rover February 2017 Sales Up 16.4% with 9,231 Vehicles sold Volvo February 2017 Sales Down 11.6% with 4,651 Vehicles sold Porsche February 2017 Sales Up 2.1% with 3,637 Vehicles sold In February, BMW moved ahead of Mazda, Mitsubishi moved ahead of Jaguar/Land Rover, and Volvo moved ahead of Porsche. In terms of Market Share, GM was a clear winner in February with a 0.9 percent gain over February of 2016. Nissan was up 0.5 percent while both Kia and Toyota took a 0.5 and 0.8 percent hit respectively. Regarding segment sales totals, Silverado and Sierra outsold the F-Series. Consider the Niro’s first full month sales totals. From nothing to the 4th best-selling Hybrid in the country! The Prius moved back ahead of the surprisingly strong Fusion Hybrid. Remember the Fusion Hybrid outsold the Prius last month for the first time in history. YTD, sales of the Prius (9,971) are ahead of the Fusion Hybrid (9,795) by just 176 vehicles. With the Ioniq entering the C-segment hatch hybrid space, the Prius may lose more sales than the midsize sedan based Fusion Hybrid. It will be a very interesting year based on the monthly and yearly sales results. February sales exceeded 17 million vehicles for the eighth straight month although February sales were off 0.01 million vs. February of 2016. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles was approximately 17.5 million vehicles.