Small SUV Sales In America – December 2013 And 2013 Year End


2014 Hyundai Tucson GLS AWD
Against The Tide, Sales Of Hyundai’s Tucson – Which
Was Recently Reviewed At GCBC – Fell 14% In 2013

With one of the biggest year-over-year improvements of any vehicle that was on sale throughout 2012 and 2013, the Subaru Forester’s U.S. market share in its category grew from 4.4% in 2012 to 6.5% in 2013. 

Yet as Subaru makes headway, both with the Forester and the overall brand, Honda’s top-selling CR-V attracts 2.5 times more buyers than their small utility vehicle. 

2013 was a record year for both the CR-V and Forester. And the Ford Escape. And the Chevrolet Equinox. And the Toyota RAV4. Et cetera.

USA small SUV sales chart 2013
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Small utility vehicle sales jumped 9% in 2013. In fact, during the month of December, as new vehicle sales growth slowed to a halt, U.S. sales of small SUVs and crossovers jumped 17% despite falling sales at General Motors, Kia, and Volkswagen. Midsize car sales in December fell 5% and grew just 2% in 2013.

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.

Click Column Headers To Sort • December 2014 • January 2014 • November 2013December 2012

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
December
2013
December
2012
%
Change
2013
2012
%
Change
2634
2707 -2.7% 47,600 36,935 28.9%
17,212
19,551 -12.0% 238,192 218,621 9.0%
7616
7688 -0.9% 83,933 79,563 5.5%
24,462
20,131 21.5% 295,993 261,008 13.4%
7998
11,516 -30.5% 99,525 97,786 1.8%
28,759
25,733 11.8% 303,904 281,652 7.9%
2 3 -33.3%
8249
7279 13.3% 88,844 71,016 25.1%
3714
3745 -0.8% 41,906 48,878 -14.3%
15,038
25,786
3534
3131 12.9% 52,993 40,235 31.7%
3508 -100% 6101 75,483 -91.9%
6158
4566 34.9% 75,797 62,010 22.2%
7482
10,967 -31.8% 105,649 119,597 -11.7%
2527
1696 49.0% 32,965 36,357 -9.3%
6720
5956 12.8% 79,544 43,319 83.6%
1 11,326 -99.99%
1 501 -99.8%
1289
638 102% 12,287 7750 58.5%
14,676
11,488 27.8% 162,751 142,349 14.3%
13,229
8764 50.9% 123,592 76,347 61.9%
338 -100% 1037 4954 -79.1%
20,970
14,351 46.1% 218,249 171,877 27.0%
2464
3310 -25.6% 30,002 31,731 -5.4%
Total
194,731
167,063 16.6% 1,891,874 1,737,517 8.9%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
December
2013
December
2012
%
Change
2013
2012
%
Change
2761
31,956
2055
2224 -7.6% 21,325 21,012 1.5%
650
3262
2358
1770 33.2% 24,951 18,091 37.9%
3076
2739 12.3% 38,157 36,358 4.9%
5525
3409 62.1% 53,741 7396 627%
Total
16,425
10,142 62.0% 173,392 82,857 109%

Offroaders
December
2013
December
2012
%
Change
2013
2012
%
Change
12,028
11,545 4.2% 155,502 141,669 9.8%
1588
1379 15.2% 17,766 17,222 3.2%
1305
1511 -13.6% 13,131 13,656 -3.8%
Total
14,921
14,435 3.4% 186,399 172,547 8.0%

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.

RECOMMENDED READING
Small SUV Sales In America – December 2014 & Year End
Small SUV Sales In America – January 2014
Small SUV Sales In America – November 2013 YTD
Small SUV Sales In America – December 2012 & Year End
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – December 2013
Top 25 Best-Selling SUVs In America – 2013 Year End
Midsize SUV/Crossover Sales In America – December 2013 & Year End
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – December 2013 & Year End