July 2012 Small SUV Sales, Midsize SUV Sales, And Large SUV Sales In America


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U.S. July 2012 small SUv sales chart
Small SUV Sales Chart
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Ford sold 47,764 SUVs and crossovers in July 2012, driving the Blue Oval’s seven-month total up to 353,363 units. That’s up 7% from 330,619 utility vehicle sales in the first seven months of 2011.

How popular are Ford’s utilities? America’s best-selling SUV-only brand, Jeep, the eighth-ranked automaker in July, sold a total of 41,559 SUVs, Patriots, and Compasses last month, 6205 fewer than Ford managed to sell. And it was a good month for Jeep: sales were up 7% year-over-year.

U.S. July 2012 midsize SUV sales chart
Midsize SUV Sales Chart

Meanwhile, Chevrolet, which has posted declining Traverse sales this year, sold a total of 274,083 utility vehicles in the first seven months of 2012, up 14% from 239,900 between January and July of 2011. That increase includes the fleet-only Captiva Sport, a vehicle which wasn’t on sale last year but ended 2012’s first seven months as a provider to 21,835 fleet buyers. Excluding that former Saturn Vue, Chevrolet utility vehicle sales rose 5% in the first seven months of 2012.

U.S. July 2012 midsize SUV sales chart
Large SUV Sales Chart

Mainstream domestic brands aren’t the only sellers of sport-utility vehicles and crossovers, of course. From the carish Juke to the Titan-based Armada, Nissan has sold 195,152 utilities in 2012. Toyota’s 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Land Cruiser, RAV4, and Sequoia combined for 215,631 sales in the first seven months of this year. The best-selling Honda CR-V, in concert with the Pilot and a few Elements, outsold the Toyota utility division by 16,241 units between January and July. And the Hyundai-Kia group found 163,864 buyers for the Santa Fe, Tucson, Veracruz, Sorento, and Sportage.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all these SUVs can be found by accessing the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. After the jump you’ll see three tables which (generally) sort SUVs and crossovers by class by detailing July and year-to-date sales data. You can click any of the three accompanying charts for a larger view.

Small SUV
July 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
3914
—– 21,835 —–
Chevrolet Equinox
19,906
+ 16.5% 130,796 + 15.8%
Dodge Journey
7051
+ 68.7% 43,802 + 40.0%
Ford Escape
21,572
– 11.6% 148,739 + 1.2%
GMC Terrain
7595
+ 4.0% 54,197 + 11.4%
Honda CR-V
20,554
+ 47.4% 167,236 + 33.9%
Honda Element
—–
– 100% 3 – 100%
Hyundai Santa Fe
4619
– 43.1% 39,059 – 9.0%
Hyundai Tucson
4062
+ 16.8% 27,895 + 3.3%
Jeep Compass
4099
– 7.5% 24,612 – 2.3%
Jeep Patriot
5870
+ 27.7% 38,577 + 14.3%
Jeep Wrangler
12,216
– 14.9% 83,087 + 22.9%
Kia Sorento
10,045
– 24.3% 11,793 – 14.7%
Kia Sportage
3606
– 8.3% 24,188 – 17.5%
Mazda CX-5
4208
—– 20,239 —–
Mazda CX-7
324
– 89.7% 10,983 – 41.4%
Mazda Tribute
2
– 99.3% 503 – 69.0%
Mini Countryman
2033
+ 58.5% 11,293 + 19.8%
Mitsubishi Outlander
632
– 33.5% 4699 – 18.3%
Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport
1462
– 6.9% 9512 + 1.0%
Nissan Juke
2960
– 8.1% 21,688 + 4.8%
Nissan Rogue
13,193
+ 17.2% 85,031 + 22.9%
Subaru Forester
6453
+ 3.8% 43,549 + 0.4%
Suzuki Grand Vitara
473
+ 22.5% 3035 + 3.3%
Suzuki XL7
2
0.0% 10 – 73.0%
Toyota RAV4
15,248
+ 73.0% 104,686 + 27.7%
Volkswagen Tiguan
2966
+ 26.2% 17,906 + 9.3%

Midsize SUV
July 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Enclave
4360
– 29.0% 32,226 – 5.6%
Chevrolet Traverse
5746
– 59.8% 54,612 – 15.1%
Dodge Durango
2736
– 49.0% 24,182 – 16.4%
Dodge Nitro
45
– 97.5% 3182 – 77.2%
Ford Edge
9177
– 5.7% 74,613 + 7.1%
Ford Explorer
11,997
+ 21.2% 89,891 + 18.7%
Ford Flex
2318
– 3.1% 18,807 + 16.1%
GMC Acadia
7390
– 29.1% 49,550 – 1.4%
Honda Pilot
9757
– 2.0% 64,633 + 5.0%
Hyundai Veracruz
1370
+ 37.4% 5153 – 0.2%
Jeep Grand Cherokee
11,571
+ 21.8% 86,688 + 35.7%
Jeep Liberty
7803
+ 34.3% 50,142 + 35.1%
Mazda CX-9
1979
– 25.0% 13,087 – 28.0%
Mitsubishi Endeavor
34
– 97.0% 452 – 93.1%
Nissan Murano
4363
– 1.2% 31,542 + 8.5%
Nissan Pathfinder
2515
+ 12.4% 17,865 + 23.4%
Nissan Xterra
1856
+ 4.2% 10,542 + 8.0%
Subaru Tribeca
151
– 35.7% 1242 – 17.7%
Toyota 4Runner
4212
+ 24.1% 26,700 + 5.4%
Toyota FJ Cruiser
1037
– 17.6% 7415 – 8.8%
Toyota Highlander
10,669
+ 11.7% 68,113 + 18.5%

Large SUV
July 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Chevrolet Suburban
4445
+ 4.2% 27,513 + 20.3%
Chevrolet Tahoe
6053
+ 5.4% 39,327 – 1.1%
Ford Expedition
2700
– 18.5% 21,313 – 3.1%
GMC Yukon
2205
– 1.5% 14,867 – 14.6%
GMC Yukon XL
2819
+ 3.8% 11,794 – 0.4%
Nissan Armada
1363
– 7.8% 10,837 + 6.2%
Toyota Sequoia
1020
– 1.5% 7269 + 4.9%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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