Small SUV Sales In America – October 2014 YTD


Chevrolet is done with the Captiva Sport, a fleet-only Saturn Vue successor. After selling over 126,000 Captiva Sports while allowing the Equinox to focus more on retail clientele, the Captiva Sport is being led out to pasture. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – October 2014 YTD
• U.S. SUV Sales Rankings By Model – October 2014 YTD

GM hopes the Trax – a cute-ute that’s been available in Canada for nearly two years – will fill the Captiva Sport’s fleet void and assist GM in the burgeoning subcompact crossover category.

USA small SUV sales chart October 2014
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Equinox sales, meanwhile, were up 3% in October 2014 and are level through the first ten months of 2014, five years after it first went on sale.

The Equinox is among the top sellers in a booming category. As new vehicle sales rose 6% in October 2014 and new car sales increased by around 3%, SUV/crossover volume was up 10% and the CR-V led small SUV/crossover segment was up 18%. Honda sold enough CR-Vs in October to make it the best-selling Honda overall, not just the top-selling utility vehicle, the first such time it’s led all Hondas since March 2012.

Back at Chevrolet, the Trax joins its fraternal twin, the Buick Encore, in a quest to attract buyers who want very small and tall hatchbacks. The Encore has been a success for General Motors, but that doesn’t mean it’s popular by the standards of conventional small and midsize SUVs. For every Encore sold in October, GM sold more than 5 Equinoxes and Terrains. The CR-V was six times more common than the Encore.

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 • October 2015 • November 2014 • September 2014October 2013

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
32
4197 -99.2% 35,275 40,490 -12.9%
17,603
17,163 2.6% 202,408 202,583 -0.1%
6935
6373 8.8% 77,621 71,162 9.1%
24,919
22,253 12.0% 255,081 250,543 1.8%
6803
7914 -14.0% 86,247 84,706 1.8%
29,257
22,554 29.7% 270,272 251,636 7.4%
2 -100%
8817
8194 7.6% 87,724 70,938 23.7%
3592
2016 78.2% 40,550 34,907 16.2%
15,715
579 2614% 143,848 579 24,744%
4301
4176 3.0% 52,219 45,912 13.7%
6101 -100%
6524
5581 16.9% 76,482 64,491 18.6%
7656
8142 -6.0% 84,234 89,522 -5.9%
3743
2513 48.9% 36,386 25,745 41.3%
5991
5833 2.7% 84,181 66,500 26.6%
976
1023 -4.6% 10,958 9599 14.2%
14,685
12,919 13.7% 169,253 137,588 23.0%
12,971
12,581 3.1% 130,911 96,953 35.0%
1037 -100%
21,524
17,590 22.4% 223,593 177,832 25.7%
1803
2153 -16.3% 20,923 25,303 -17.3%
Total
193,847
163,754 18.4% 2,088,166 1,754,129 19.0%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
4780
3602 32.7% 41,213 26,532 55.3%
2035
2239 -9.1% 19,159 17,835 7.4%
183
316 -42.1% 1682 1981 -15.1%
2468
2009 22.8% 25,620 20,534 24.8%
1768
3328 -46.9% 34,021 31,635 7.5%
5372
4886 9.9% 59,675 42,905 39.1%
Total
16,606
16,380 1.4% 181,370 141,422 28.2%

Offroaders
October
2014
October
2013
%
Change
2014
YTD
2013
YTD
%
Change
13,665
11,780 16.0% 147,733 131,721 12.2%
1081
1114 -3.0% 14,281 14,733 -3.1%
949
926 2.5% 13,602 10,676 27.4%
Total
15,695
13,820 13.6% 175,616 157,130 11.8%

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. 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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