Small SUV Sales In America – December 2014 And 2014 Year End


What do the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Chevrolet Equinox, Nissan Rogue, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Subaru Forester, GMC Terrain, Mazda CX-5, Dodge Journey, Nissan Juke, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and Mini Countryman all have in common?

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – December & 2014 Year End
• U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – 2014 Year End

USA small SUV sales chart 2014
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They each sold more often in the United States in 2014 than in any prior year. Record-setting performances were so common as to be easily ignored in manufacturer press releases. The word “record” was popping up more often than recalls on GM’s media site.

The Honda CR-V, for example, didn’t just lead all SUVs and crossovers in November, it outsold all passenger cars, as well. There were more CR-Vs sold in America in 2014 than in 2005 and 2006 combined. There were twice as many RAV4s sold in America in 2014 as there were in 2011. Nearly one out of every five non-F-Series Fords sold in America in 2014 was an Escape.

This trend toward smaller SUVs and crossovers can’t be traced back to a lowering of gas prices. CR-V-class SUVs/crossovers posted 19% gains in 2013, when fuel prices weren’t plunging. This is an evolution in the market. Americans are buying wagons again. They just don’t look like the wagons of yore.


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 2015 • January 2015 • November 2014December 2013

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
15
2634 -99.4% 35,368 47,600 -25.7%
21,298
17,212 23.7% 242,242 238,192 1.7%
8421
7616 10.6% 93,572 83,933 11.5%
25,603
24,462 4.7% 306,212 295,993 3.5%
11,032
7998 37.9% 105,016 99,525 5.5%
32,369
28,759 12.6% 335,019 303,904 10.2%
2 -100%
10,395
8249 26.0% 107,906 88,844 21.5%
3114
3714 -16.2% 47,306 41,906 12.9%
17,715
15,038 17.8% 178,508 25,786 592%
4946
3534 40.0% 61,264 52,993 15.6%
6101 -100%
9434
6158 53.2% 93,462 75,797 23.3%
9688
7482 29.5% 102,520 105,649 -3.0%
3298
2527 30.5% 42,945 32,965 30.3%
7721
6720 14.9% 99,122 79,544 24.6%
1096
1289 -15.0% 13,068 12,287 6.4%
14,879
14,676 1.4% 199,199 162,751 22.4%
15,163
13,229 14.6% 159,953 123,592 29.4%
1037 -100%
22,997
20,970 9.7% 267,698 218,249 22.7%
2116
2464 -14.1% 25,121 30,002 -16.3%
Total
221,300
194,731 13.6% 2,515,501 2,126,652 18.3%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
3102
2761 12.4% 48,892 31,956 53.0%
739
739
1941
2055 -5.5% 22,645 21,325 6.2%
129
650 -80.2% 2082 3262 -36.2%
2755
2358 16.8% 31,054 24,951 24.5%
2155
3076 -29.9% 38,184 38,157 0.1%
5482
5525 -0.8% 70,956 53,741 32.0%
Total
16,303
16,425 -0.7% 214,552 173,392 23.7%

Offroaders
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
2014
2013
%
Change
14,003
12,028 16.4% 175,328 155,502 12.8%
1137
1588 -28.4% 16,505 17,766 -7.1%
402
1305 -69.2% 14,718 13,131 12.1%
Total
15,542
14,921 4.2% 206,551 186,399 10.8%

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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Small SUV Sales In America – December 2013 & Year End
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U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – December 2014 & Year End
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