Best US Monthly Sales increase in the industry thanks in part to Escape and Explorer. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Mar. 1, 2015 2016 Ford Escape – $26,195 to start including the $895 D&H charge when equipped with the 178 hp and 184 lb-ft. of torque 1.6L EcoBoost which offers owners a competitive 23/32 mpgUS city/highway rating. According to TrueCar, East Coast buyers can pick one up as described for less than $21k! Ford February 2016 Sales Overview In February, Ford achieved excellent sales results dethroning everyone for the top monthly sales increase in the industry. For the month, the iconic brand sold 217,192 vehicles, up 20.4 percent over the 180,383 vehicles sold in the same period a year ago. Ford’s year to date results are also showing strength with 390,915 vehicles sold through February of 2016, up 9.0 percent over the 358,734 vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. With two more selling days in the first two months of 2015, the year to date daily selling rate shows an even more powerful 13.1 percent rise. Retail sales grew 11 percent which according to the company was its best February result since 2005. Retail sales gains revealed cars up 6 percent, trucks up 5 percent, and SUVs up a whopping 22 percent. Ford February 2016 Sales Highlights Ford SUV sales last month – the best February in company history – totaled 65,016 vehicles, up 28 percent versus a year ago. Edge, Explorer and Escape sales were up 91, 18 and 14 percent respectively. F-Series had its best February result since 2006 with 60,697 vehicles sold, up 9.9 percent over the 55,236 sold in February of 2015. In February GM and especially Chrysler picked up significant market share while Kia's rise is coming out of Hyundai's hide. U.S. February 2016 Sales vs. February 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM February 2016 Sales Down 1.5% with 227,825 Vehicles Sold Ford February 2016 Sales Up 20.1% with 209,153 Vehicles Sold Toyota February 2016 Sales Up 4.1% with 187,954 Vehicles Sold FCA February 2016 Sales Up 11.8% with 182,879 Vehicles Sold Nissan February 20165 Sales Up 10.5% with 130,911 Vehicles Sold Honda February 2016 Sales Up 12.8% with 118,985 Vehicles Sold Hyundai February 2016 Sales Up 1.0% with 53,009 Vehicles Sold Kia February 2016 Sales Up 13.0% with 49,737 Vehicles Sold Subaru February 2016 Sales Up 1.6% with 42,011 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz February 2016 Sales Down 0.5% with 25,632 Vehicles Sold BMW February 2016 Sales Down 12.4% with 25,337 Vehicles Sold VW February 2016 Sales Down 13.2% with 22,321 Vehicles Sold Mazda February 2016 Sales Down 16.0% with 21,544 Vehicles Sold Audi February 2016 Sales Up 2.3% with 11,718 Vehicles Sold In February, notice how Nissan is increasing the sales gap over Honda and Kia not only overtook Subaru but is quickly coming up on Hyundai’s heels. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in February was 17.7 million vehicles.