Small SUV Sales In America – January 2015


2015 Chevrolet Equinox

In January 2015, America’s best-selling small SUV and best-selling SUV overall was the Honda CR-V, the fifth consecutive month in which the CR-V topped all rivals. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015
• U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – January 2015

USA small SUV sales chart January 2015
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Rewind one year. January 2014 began a three-month span in which the Ford Escape, America’s top-selling utility vehicle in 2011, outsold the CR-V. By the end of the first-quarter of 2014, the Escape held a 3657-unit lead over the CR-V. 

Back to the present. The CR-V outsold the Escape by 3157 units in January 2014.

It’s together, however, that the top pair of small crossovers forms a dominant duo. Indeed, the top five generated more than half of the small SUV/crossover category’s January volume. 

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 2016 • February 2015 • December 2014 • January 2014

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
10
3765 -99.7% 10 3765 -99.7%
19,555
14,547 34.4% 19,555 14,547 34.4%
7041
5936 18.6% 7041 5936 18.6%
20,054
19,459 3.1% 20,054 19,459 3.1%
8844
7063 25.2% 8844 7063 25.2%
23,211
18,232 27.3% 23,211 18,232 27.3%
7749
6721 15.3% 7749 6721 15.3%
3036
3533 -14.1% 3036 3533 -14.1%
15,154
10,505 44.3% 15,154 10,505 44.3%
4317
4068 6.1% 4317 4068 6.1%
7563
5577 35.6% 7563 5577 35.6%
7543
7098 6.3% 7543 7098 6.3%
3054
2587 18.1% 3054 2587 18.1%
5949
4998 19.0% 5949 4998 19.0%
1003
941 6.6% 1003 941 6.6%
15,649
13,831 13.1% 15,649 13,831 13.1%
11,210
10,771 4.1% 11,210 10,771 4.1%
19,824
16,880 17.4% 19,824 16,880 17.4%
1473
1777 -17.1% 1473 1777 -17.1%
Total
182,239
158,289 15.1% 182,239 158,289 15.1%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
3465
2366 46.5% 3465 2366 46.%
1839
1839
745
1074 -30.6% 745 1074 -30.6%
82
111 -26.1% 82 111 -26.1%
2267
1838 23.3% 2267 1838 23.3%
2001
3442 -41.9% 2001 3442 -41.9%
6513
4801 35.7% 6513 4801 35.7%
Total
16,912
13,632 24.1% 16,912 13,632 24.1%

Offroaders
January
2015
January
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
11,683
9553 22.3% 11,683 9553 22.3%
998
1518 -34.3% 998 1518 -34.3%
158
1162 -86.4% 158 1162 -86.4%
Total
12,839
12,233 4.9% 12,839 12,233 4.9%

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.


RECOMMENDED READING
Small SUV Sales In America – January 2016
Small SUV Sales In America – February 2015 YTD
Small SUV Sales In America – December & 2014 Year End
Small SUV Sales In America – January 2014
Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – January 2015
Midsize SUV Sales In America – January 2015
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – January 2015