Dodge sold 12,094 Grand Caravans in the month of October, a 21.1 percent increase over same month last year, making it the second month in a row the Dodge Grand Caravan claims the crown of America’s number one best-selling minivan.
The Caravan’s year-to-date (YTD) sales are down -33.1 percent from last year which puts in second place to the Chrysler Town and Country minivan. The Town and Country’s YTD sales are down -38.5 percent also; but still ahead of the Caravan by over 5000 units.
American’s bought 11,332 Chrysler Town & Country minivans last month, a 3.6 percent increase over same month last year. The Town & Country holds the number one spot for its year-to-date sales total of 119,276.
The first foreign minivan on the list is the Toyota Sienna in third place with 10,455 units sold, a 17.0% increase blowing away last October’s 8,936 sales number. Toyota’s 2015 YTD sales number of 115,028 is also an increase of 10.7 percent over last year’s YTD number of 103,868. These numbers prove the Toyota Sienna is on track to have its best sales year in the United States since 2007.
Only two of the seven minivans on the list reported a decrease in sales from same month last year. Kia sold 2,332 Sedona’s for a -1.9 percent loss and Mazda only sold 330 Mazda 5’s in October for a whopping -22.5 percent loss from October 2014.
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See where all the other SUVs and crossovers ranked on the hottest selling list below.
Top 7 Hottest Selling Minivans for October 2015s for September 2015
|Rank||Best Selling Minivan||October 2015||October 2014||% Change||YTD 2015||YTD 2014||% Change|
|1||Dodge Grand Caravan||12,094||9,986||21.1%||76,313||114,057||-33.1%|
|2||Chrysler Town and Country||11,332||10,936||3.6%||73,302||119,276||-38.5%|
Source: Auto Manufacturers