Small SUV Sales In America – May 2014 YTD


2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Not even including the smallest of utility vehicles, like the Buick Encore and Mini Countryman, CR-V/Escape-class small crossovers and SUVs accounted for 47.8% of the American SUV/crossover market in May 2014. That’s way up from 44.7% in May 2013 and up slightly from the 47.1% achievement in April 2014.

All 258 Autos Ranked By May 2014 & YTD U.S. Sales
All 88 SUVs Ranked By May 2014 & YTD U.S. Sales

USA small SUV sales chart May 2014
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These small SUVs and crossovers reported 26% year-over-year volume gains in the United States in May as only one member of the vast segment reported decreased volume. 

That vehicle, the Chevrolet Equinox, was down just 1%, a loss of only 223 units. Segment-wide sales were up by 50,755 units.

The class leaders – Honda’s aforementioned CR-V and Ford’s Escape – combined to own 26.5% of the category’s sales, down from 29.4% in May 2013. 

In part, you can blame the rise of the Jeep Cherokee – there was no Cherokee available a year ago. But many of the category’s rising stars are growing their U.S. sales much faster than the CR-V. In fact, Escape sales are down slightly, albeit very slightly, through the first five months of 2014.

Through the end of May, the Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, and Subaru Forester have all reported year-over-year improvements above 30%.

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 • May 2015 • June 2014 • April 2014May 2013

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
6204
5084 22.0% 24,852 21,778 14.1%
22,695
22,918 -1.0% 99,083 102,752 -3.6%
8833
6663 32.6% 39,703 36,437 9.0%
31,896
29,123 9.5% 127,780 127,932 -0.1%
8734
7847 11.3% 41,944 42,617 -1.6%
32,430
27,298 18.8% 128,563 119,191 7.9%
1 -100%
10,638
7116 49.5% 43,075 33,502 28.6%
4482
3664 22.3% 20,560 18,407 11.7%
15,992
67,095
8666
5276 64.3% 27,790 21,744 27.8%
201 -100% 5894 -100%
8242
6636 24.2% 37,055 31,425 17.9%
10,548
9182 14.9% 42,090 44,046 -4.4%
4009
2688 49.1% 16,366 12,969 26.2%
9291
7128 30.3% 42,332 31,199 35.7%
1292
539 140% 6053 4002 51.2%
18,722
17,333 8.0% 84,236 63,533 32.6%
14,146
10,068 40.5% 61,083 40,578 50.5%
1037 -100%
23,465
20,780 12.9% 95,363 80,734 18.1%
2649
2635 0.5% 10,758 13,074 -17.7%
Total
242,934
192,179 26.4% 1,015,781 852,852 19.1%

Tall Hatchbacks & Crossovers
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
4475
2103 113% 19,515 9972 95.7%
2315
1771 30.7% 8665 8474 2.3%
170
140 21.4% 745 404 84.4%
2820
2266 24.4% 12,889 9813 31.3%
3825
2867 33.4% 23,202 14,418 60.9%
5778
5295 9.1% 28,331 20,438 38.6%
Total
19,383
14,442 34.2% 93,347 63,519 47.0%

Offroaders
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
19,325
16,272 18.2% 69,298 61,563 12.6%
1724
1861 -7.4% 8599 8733 -1.5%
1611
1599 0.8% 7116 5212 36.5%
Total
22,660
19,372 17.0% 85,013 75,508 12.6%

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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