Small SUV And Crossover Sales In America – March 2013


2013 Mini Cooper S All4 Paceman

32% of the Minis sold in the United States in March 2013 were tall. After falling 8.7% a year ago, Countryman sales rose 11.5% last month. Mini USA also sold the first 169 Pacemans in March. 

From a volume perspective, 1930 Mini crossover sales compare unfavourably with nothing but premium utility vehicles. From a money-making perspective, however, the Countryman and Paceman should be accomplishing more for Mini than the average tall city-sized car.

With its highest-volume month ever, the Ford Escape sold as often as the Jeep Patriot, Dodge Journey, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Mazda CX-5 combined. Well, actually, those four crossovers outsold the Escape by a solitary unit.

U.S. March 2013 Small SUV sales chart
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CX-5 sales nearly doubled, and Mazda sold more than in any prior month. Subaru posted its highest XV Crosstrek sales month yet, as well. Some Honda dealer some place sold an Element. 

Jeep sold more Wranglers than in any month since 2007. Nissan sold 936 more Xterras in March than in the previous two months. Meanwhile, Kia Sportage sales have fallen in 15 consecutive months.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. (and Canadian) sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. The tables are sortable, so you can rank U.S. SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort – March 2014 – April 2013 – February 2013March 2012

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
March 
2013
%
Change
Year 
To 
Date
YTD

Change
4576
+ 71.4% 6259 + 71.5%
20,997
+ 4.7% 58,869 + 14.1%
7283
– 4.9% 22,992 + 26.8%
28,934
+ 27.6% 72,983 + 24.5%
8454
– 0.1% 26,806 + 20.8%
26,897
– 12.9% 65,374 – 12.4%
1
—– 1 – 66.7%
7116
+ 21.6% 19,446 + 33.8%
4073
– 3.0% 11,010 – 0.4%
5111
+ 28.2% 12,003 + 31.8%
7420
+ 7.9% 18,997 + 19.0%
12,901
+ 2.7% 31,846 + 7.0%
10,005
– 2.9% 25,955 – 0.2%
2680
– 26.4% 7436 – 24.8%
7116
+ 96.1% 17,811 + 347%
917
+ 30.1% 2953 + 43.8%
15,381
– 9.4% 34,296 – 14.9%
9050
+ 46.2% 21,144 + 25.3%
407
– 25.6% 1037 – 24.0%
16,474
– 5.1% 41,413 + 3.9%
3304
+ 24.3% 7961 + 9.9%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
March 2013
%
Change
Year 
To Date
YTD
% Change
3003
—– 4953 —–
1761
+ 11.5% 4839 + 17.1%
169
—– 169 —–
2442
+ 48.6% 5436 + 31.4%
3916
– 6.0% 9106 – 3.6%
4688
—– 10,710 —–

  • F1orce

    To be fair the Hyundai Sant-fe & Kia Sorento are considerably bigger than SUVs such as Rav4, CRV & Escape etc

  • We display the Santa Fe and Sorento with both small and midsize SUVs because of their tweener size. The Sorento has 9% more interior volume than the Escape but 30% less than the Explorer. It's six inches longer than an Escape but 13 inches shorter than an Explorer. It's nearly two inches wider than the Escape but five inches narrower than the Explorer, nearly an inch taller than the Escape but three inches shorter than an Explorer.

    Too big to be a small SUV but too small to be a midsize?

  • F1orce

    Yeah you are right. The Sorento & SantaFe occupy a unique position..