April Honda Pilot Sales

Strong Demand Helps Sellers

[Auto Insider Report]

by Peter Levy

Honda Pilot sales continue to see strong sales in April with only a small 1.05 percent dip following a surge in sales in March. Furthermore, after a steady increase in inventory in Q1 2017, April’s inventory decreased 7.28 percent. This indicates continued tightness in the market, and a corresponding upward price pressure. (Conversely, we’ve noticed an upward trend in inventory with Japanese manufacturers generally, including Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Subaru.)

Overall, Honda Pilot sales finish the first 4 months of 2017 (32,391) on the same pace as the last 4 months of 2016 (32,371).

Why this matters...

With a strong demand, Honda Pilots are a seller’s market, with dealers having the edge. Consider using a Carjojo Negotiation Specialist to help you get the best price on this hot-seller.

Strong Honda Pilot Sales This Year Means More Trouble For Buyers

New Honda Pilot sales saw a 28.36% surge in March after declining sales in January and February.  April Honda Pilot sales are down 1.05 percent from the big March, but April sales of most makes and models had a larger drop.

Honda Pilot Sales Summary

  • April sales decline 1.05 percent from March.
  • Inventory levels decline 7.28 percent in April.
  • Inventory month-over-month growth averages 13.2 percent in Q1.
  • Dallas, Charlotte and Fort Worth saw the most sales per capita.
  • New York, Los Angeles and Dallas had the most total Honda Pilot sales of the top 20 US metro cities in our analysis.

Carjojo Negotiators See Strong Consumer Demand

The Honda Pilot sales data aligns with what Carjojo’s Negotiation Specialists continue to see – a strong demand for Honda Pilots. Our analysis looked at the top 20 metro areas where inventory levels appear to be healthy. Despite strong inventory levels in these 20 metro markets, in many suburban areas Pilot inventory appears to be low or hard to come by based on the dealer’s reluctance to negotiate.

What's a Carjojo Negotiation Specialist?

Carjojo Negotiation Specialists are automotive experts who use industry know-how and data analysis to negotiate the lowest possible price with the dealer – so you don’t have to.

The Silver Lining

The good news is that production was up in March.  So long as that trend continues in April and May, national Pilot inventory may increase in May and June, relieving some of the upward price pressure.

So stay tuned. . . . .

2017 Honda Pilot Sales January Through April
April 2017 Honda Pilot Sales by Major Metro
Metro Area Pilot Sales Per 10,000 Residents
Dallas 1.7
Charlotte 1.7
Fort Worth 1.4
Denver 1.4
Philadelphia 1.2
Seattle 0.9
San Francisco 0.9
Phoenix 0.8
Austin 0.8
San Jose 0.7
Metro Area Pilot Sales Per 10,000 Residents
Columbus 0.7
Los Angeles 0.7
Houston 0.7
Chicago 0.6
Jacksonville 0.6
Indianapolis 0.6
San Diego 0.6
New York 0.5
San Antonio 0.4
El Paso 0.2

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About The Auto Insider Report

The Auto Insider Report is Carjojo’s monthly analysis and insight into the current state of the automotive industry. Each mini report takes a deeper look at a specific brand.

We analyze hundreds of millions of data points daily on nearly 100% of new cars on dealers’ lots – over 4 million vehicles (and growing) — across nearly all makes and models. This level of real- time market intelligence is unprecedented in our industry, and unique to Carjojo’s proprietary technology.  The aim of our report is to highlight key industry trends, including sales, inventory, bloat and more days or even weeks before any other report is made public.

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-Carjojo Team