U.S. light vehicle dealerships 2009-2021

As of January 1, 2021, there were some 18,260 light vehicle dealerships in the United States. The industry lost 51 dealerships, compared with one year earlier. The industry witnessed its most significant slump in the aftermath of the 2008-09 financial crisis. There were 17,653 dealerships in the U.S. in 2011, down from over 20,450 in 2009.

Number of light vehicle dealership outlets in the United States between January 1, 2009 and 2021

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Release date

March 2021


United States

Survey time period

January 1, 2009 to 2021

Supplementary notes

The values for 2009 through 2019 were taken from previous editions.

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