Small SUV Sales In America – January 2014


2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

In amongst America’s disappointing January 2014 sales figures there are healthy SUV and crossover results. The smaller utility vehicles featured in this post produced significant year-over-year improvements, most especially.

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander orange
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The Ford Escape and its most direct rivals combined for a 12.9% increase in January 2014 despite the class-leading Escape’s slight 2.4% decline. The 10,505 additional Jeep Cherokee sales (8470 more than its Liberty predecessor managed a year ago) were a big help. 

Exclude the Liberty/Cherokee and the segment still generated a 6.9% gain with help from the second-ranked Honda CR-V, the two smallest Jeeps, and huge increases from the second, third, and fourth-ranked Japanese-brand utility vehicles at Toyota, Nissan, and Subaru.

Aside from the Countryman, sales of the smaller, car-like crossovers from Buick, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Subaru improved in January. Collectively, the group was up 65% last month. America’s trio of available off-road SUVs was up 10% last month, as well.

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 • January 2015 • February 2014 • December 2013January 2013

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
3765
3936 -4.3% 3765 3936 -4.3%
14,547
17,223 -15.5% 14,547 17,223 -15.5%
5936
7154 -29.4% 5936 7154 -29.4%
19,459
19,939 -2.4% 19,459 19,939 -2.4%
7063
8550 -17.4% 7063 8550 -17.4%
18,232
17,809 2.4% 18,232 17,809 2.4%
6721
5991 12.2% 6721 5991 12.2%
3533
3493 1.1% 3533 3493 1.1%
10,505
10,505
4068
3116 30.6% 4068 3116 30.6%
2035 -100% 2035 -100%
5577
5248 6.3% 5577 5248 6.3%
7098
8005 -11.3% 7098 8005 -11.3%
2587
2422 6.8% 2587 2422 6.8%
4998
5242 -4.7% 4998 5242 -4.7%
941
613 53.5% 941 613 53.5%
13,831
8951 54.5% 13,831 8951 54.5%
10,771
6565 64.1% 10,771 6365 64.1%
234 -100% 234 -100%
16,880
11,610 45.4% 16,880 11,610 45.4%
1777
2114 -15.9% 1777 2114 -15.9%
Total
158,289
140,250 12.9% 158,289 140,250 12.9%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
2366
353 570% 2366 353 570%
1074
1416 -24.2% 1074 1416 -24.2%
111
111
1838
1350 36.1% 1838 1350 36.1%
3442
2361 45.8% 3442 2361 45.8%
4801
2764 73.7% 4801 2764 73.7%
Total
13,632
8244 65.4% 13,632 8244 65.4%

Offroaders
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
9553
8854 7.9% 9553 8854 7.9%
1518
997 52.3% 1518 997 52.3%
1162
1232 -5.7% 1162 1232 -5.7%
Total
12,233
11,083 10.4% 12,233 11,083 10.4%

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 – January 2015
Small SUV Sales In America – February 2014 YTD
Small SUV Sales In America – December 2013 & Year End
Small SUV Sales In America – January 2013
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – January 2014
Midsize SUV Sales In America – January 2014
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – January 2014