August 16, 2017

Urban Science released statistics and insights today from its 2017 mid-year Automotive Franchise Activity Report (FAR), indicating continued stability in the number of automotive dealerships in the United States.

As of July 1, 2017, there were 18,199 dealerships (rooftops), a 0.2 percent increase from the January 1, 2017 total of 18,170. The number of franchises, or brands a dealership sells, also experienced a period of stability, slightly increasing from 32,012 on January 1, 2017 to 32,046 as of July 1, 2017.