Small SUV Sales, Midsize SUV Sales, Large SUV Sales In America – January 2012


U.S. small SUV sales chart January 2012

As more and more information is added to a typical GoodCarBadCar.net post (six charts and three tables in this instance), there’s less and less need for words. So, just pay attention to a few simple facts before you check out the January 2012 details on America’s loosely-defined small, midsize, and large SUV segments.

U.S. small SUV market share chart January 2012
January 2012 U.S. Small SUV Chart
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No small utility vehicle reported a more significant drop than the Honda Element last month. But among vehicles still in production, no vehicle posted a worse decline than the Nissan Juke. Its 25% drop was closely followed by the Suzuki Grand Vitara’s 22% slide. No small SUV reported a greater year-over-year gain than the Mini Countryman. Of course, the Countryman was just going on sale at this time in 2011, so volume was small. Therefore sales were expected to be significantly better this year. Aside from the Mini, the Jeep Compass’s 64% jump and the Volkswagen Tiguan’s 50% increase stand out.

Moving to the larger and more expensive SUVs/crossovers, the awards for worst and best percentage changes go to the dying Mitsubishi Endeavor and the new-last-year Dodge Durango. Exclude those two vehicles as well as vehicles of the same ilk and the awards are earned by the Toyota FJ Cruiser and the Jeep Liberty. 

Finally, among the big bruisers at the bottom of this post, make way for the GMC Yukon XL, down 30% in January, and its twin, the Chevrolet Suburban, up 25% in January. 

All charts in this post can be clicked for a larger view. Check out the dropdown menu at the top right of this page for detailed monthly and yearly sales figures for all nameplates currently on sale in North America. After the jump, there’s a boatload of U.S. sales info for mainstream SUVs in January 2012.

Small SUV
January 2012
%
Change
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
2261
—–
Chevrolet Equinox
13,662
+ 6.3%
Dodge Journey
4226
+ 6.4%
Ford Escape
17,259
+ 23.5%
GMC Terrain
5649
– 11.3%
Honda CR-V
18,960
+ 16.0%
Honda Element
3
– 99.7%
Hyundai Santa Fe
4818
+ 9.1%
Hyundai Tucson
3116
+ 8.8%
Jeep Compass
2340
+ 64.4%
Jeep Patriot
3966
+ 14.9%
Jeep Wrangler
7896
+ 22.5%
Kia Sorento
7322
– 9.8%
Kia Sportage
2835
– 6.3%
Mazda CX-7
3125
+ 32.6%
Mazda Tribute
135
– 33.2%
Mini Countryman
1259
+ 83.5%
Mitsubishi Outlander
607
+ 2.2%
Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport
1118
+ 5.0%
Nissan Juke
2330
– 24.7%
Nissan Rogue
9904
+ 5.1%
Subaru Forester
5117
– 11.9%
Suzuki Grand Vitara
384
– 21.5%
Toyota RAV4
9819
-12.3%
Volkswagen Tiguan
2308
+ 50.0%
U.S. midsize SUV sales chart January 2012
U.S. midsize SUV market share chart January 2012
Midsize SUV
January 2012
%
Change
Buick Enclave
3124
– 28.1%
Chevrolet Traverse
6640
– 22.8%
Dodge Durango
3021
+ 152%
Dodge Nitro
1159
– 40.6%
Ford Edge
8315
– 6.8%
Ford Explorer
9966
+ 35.6%
Ford Flex
1465
– 26.9%
GMC Acadia
4870
– 14.9%
Honda Pilot
6365
– 5.0%
Hyundai Veracruz
736
+ 27.1%
Jeep Grand Cherokee
10,683
+ 40.3%
Jeep Liberty
6825
+ 68.4%
Mazda CX-9
2087
+ 1.6%
Mitsubishi Endeavor
94
– 61.0%
Nissan Murano
3895
+ 8.9%
Nissan Pathfinder
2081
+ 30.6%
Nissan Xterra
1461
+ 23.9%
Subaru Tribeca
228
+ 15.2%
Toyota 4Runner
2919
– 23.8%
Toyota FJ Cruiser
708
– 37.2%
Toyota Highlander
6856
– 8.7%

Large SUV
January 2012
%
Change
Chevrolet Suburban
2935
+ 25.3%
Chevrolet Tahoe
3995
– 24.4%
Ford Expedition
2350
– 10.0%
GMC Yukon
2022
– 2.6%
GMC Yukon XL
1011
– 30.3%
Nissan Armada
1402
+ 24.6%
Toyota Sequoia
1068
+ 10.8%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

U.S. large SUV sales chart January 2012
U.S. large SUV market share chart January 2012

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