Small SUV Sales Figures In America – October 2013 YTD


USA small SUV sales chart October 2013
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U.S. sales of smaller SUVs and crossovers are rising at a faster rate than that of the overall U.S. auto industry. October 2013 volume of key small utility vehicles rose 20%. 

More car-like crossovers such as the Buick Encore and Mini Paceman more than doubled their collective October volume. 

America’s four best-selling utility vehicles are all on the smaller end of the scale. While not the smallest, they’re all part of lineups which feature much bigger utility vehicles. 

The Honda CR-V sells more than twice as often as the bigger and not at all unpopular Honda Pilot. The CR-V is America’s best-selling small crossover in 2013; the best-selling utility vehicle regardless of size, too. 

The second-ranked Ford Escape generates approximately three sales for every two Ford Explorer sales. 

Toyota sells 1.7 copies of the third-ranked RAV4 per Highlander. 

And while General Motors owns three-quarters of the full-size SUV market, the Chevrolet Equinox outsells the Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Ford Expedition, and Toyota Sequoia combined

Presumably, their profit margins are lower, but the volume generated by smaller SUVs and crossovers is something to behold given their non-status two decades ago. 

Speaking of which, the Jeep Cherokee, a small SUV original, is back. Jeep sold its first 579 Cherokees in October 2013. Depending on the reaction neighbours have to the controversial 2014 Cherokee parked in driveways next door, Jeep will either sell a ridiculous number of Cherokees in the coming months or, relatively speaking, hardly any at all.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank small SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page. The + icon has been removed from year-over-year improvements. Look instead for red font to designate year-over-year declines. We’ve also added prior year data, which means you’ll spend less time hunting around GCBC looking for relatively recent historical data.

Click Column Headers To Sort • October 2014 • November 2013 • September 2013October 2012

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
4197
3408 23.2% 40,490 30,556 32.5%
17,163
15,387 11.5% 202,583 182,249 11.2%
6373
5955 7.0% 71,162 65,306 9.0%
22,253
19,832 12.2% 250,543 219,907 13.9%
7914
7286 8.6% 84,706 78,112 8.4%
22,554
20,205 11.6% 251,636 233,586 7.7%
2 3 – 33.3%
8194
6022 36.1% 70,938 56,983 24.5%
2016
3451 – 41.6% 34,907 41,295 – 15.5%
579
579
4176
2486 68.0% 45,912 34,389 33.5%
4099 – 100% 6101 67,773 – 91.0%
5581
4209 32.6% 64,491 53,270 21.1%
8142
9615 – 15.3% 89,522 97,779 – 8.4%
2513
2223 13.0% 25,745 32,392 – 20.5%
5833
3778 54.4% 66,501 33,150 101%
1 11,327 – 99.99%
1023
618 65.5% 9599 6527 47.1%
12,919
8436 53.1% 137,588 118,199 16.4%
12,581
5309 137% 96,953 61,880 56.7%
522 – 100% 1037 4283 – 75.8%
17,590
10,936 60.8% 177,832 145,103 22.6%
2153
2752 – 21.8% 25,303 25,606 – 1.2%
Total
163,754
136,529 19.9% 1,754,131 1,599,675 9.7%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
3602
26,532
2239
1835 22.0% 17,835 17,180 3.8%
316
1981
2009
1675 19.9% 20,534 14,801 38.7%
3328
2520 32.1% 31,635 30,616 3.3%
4886
1735 182% 42,905 1927 2127%
Total
16,380
7765 111% 141,422 64,524 119%

Offroaders
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
2013
YTD
2012
YTD
%
Change
11,780
11,310 4.2% 131,721 119,787 10.0%
1114
1000 11.4% 14,733 14,500 1.6%
926
1061 – 12.7% 10,676 10,981 – 2.8%
Total
13,820
13,371 3.4% 151,130 145,268 4.0%

Source: Automakers & ANDC

* vehicle also displayed in another GCBC segment breakdown
GCBC isn’t here to break down segments, an impossible task for any group, but to display sales data for the sake of comparison. The more ways sales data can be displayed, the better, right? This explains why you’ll see the Encore and XV Crosstrek are listed with small cars, too, and the tweener-sized Sorento and Santa Fe are shown with midsize SUVs and small SUVs, and the pricey FJ Cruiser and Xterra with midsizers, as well… because readers have wanted it both ways. You can always find the sales results for EVERY vehicle and form your own competitive sets by using the All Vehicle Rankings posts. GCBC has historically shown the Liberty with midsize SUVs but as the Cherokee – truly not midsize inside – replaces the Liberty, proper year-over-year comparison requires seeing the Liberty listed here with these smaller utility vehicles.


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