Small SUV Sales And Small Luxury SUV Sales In America - October 2010

GoodCarBadCar.net is putting an end to the Niche Vehicle Graphs posted four times monthly. This means vehicles from those Graphs will be migrating to another place. Today, as you can see, this means the Jeep Wrangler and Nissan Juke appear with more normal small SUVs and crossovers.

This only goes to show just how popular the Jeep Wrangler is. The 2011 Nissan Juke had a decent start, as well. In the luxury category, the Cadillac SRX remains dominant in a highly competitive segment. The 2011 BMW X3 will undoubtedly shake things up soon. 

Whither the Lexus RX? GoodCarBadCar.net places the RX350/RX450h up a class from the Cadillac SRX mainly because its base price is higher than any utility vehicle in the "small" group. Only so much of a segment's categorization can be based on dimensions. The Good Car Guy uses names like "small", "midsize", and "large" as guides to help separate one group of supposed competitors from another. If you see things different, that's fine. The sales of each and every model can be sought out here.

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3 comments:

  1. GM doesn't get credit for the right decisions. Downsizing the SRX, being one of them.

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  2. It would make more sense to move the SRX up against the midsizers. Even if by price it competes with the smalls, it's not the SRX's fault that its price makes it a value alternative against midsize luxury SUVs.

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  3. @chevyLS5, here's what Edmunds had to say: "Our quarry in this Edmunds Comparison Test is the best new entrant in the rapidly expanding Compact Luxury Crossover segment. The field consists of four notables that have joined the ranks within the past year: the 2009 Audi Q5, 2010 Cadillac SRX, 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 and 2010 Volvo XC60. Since we limited ourselves to rookies, respected veterans like the Acura RDX, BMW X3 and Infiniti EX35 went uninvited. As for the redesigned 2010 Lexus RX350, we determined that its midsize interior dimensions and doughy ride would clash with this crew's intimate cabins and capable suspenders."

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