Small SUV Sales In America – February 2015 YTD


Yes, that’s the Ford Escape ranked fifth in its class in terms of U.S. sales in February 2015. Typically the number two vehicle – and the top-ranked small SUV/crossover in February 2014 – the Escape was the last vehicle other than the Honda CR-V to end a calendar year as America’s favourite utility vehicle.

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

USa small SUV sales chart February 2015
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But as its rivals its category climbed 8% in February 2015, Escape sales tumbled 10%, a loss of 2230 units.

Don’t expect Ford to consistently suffer from declining Escape volume. But don’t expect potential challengers to quit their quest for the top of the leaderboard. 

The Toyota RAV4 is the only contender that had been able to consistently sell in Honda CR-V/Ford Escape-like numbers. The Chevrolet Equinox will soon be refreshed, and though it’ll still use old architecture, GM has proven more than capable of selling the Equinox in big numbers as the vehicle approached old age. The Nissan Rogue is Nissan’s driving force. Remove it and they wouldn’t have outsold the Honda brand in each of the last two months.

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 • February 2016 • March 2015 • January 2015February 2014

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
13
4452 -99.7% 23 8217 -99.7%
21,723
21,587 0.6% 41,278 36,134 14.2%
7719
7963 -3.1% 14,760 13,899 6.2%
20,915
23,145 -9.6% 40,969 42,604 -3.8%
10,859
9297 16.8% 19,703 16,360 20.4%
22,298
20,759 7.4% 45,509 38,991 16.7%
8762
6993 25.3% 16,511 13,714 20.4%
3869
3956 -2.2% 6905 7489 -7.8%
14,026
11,795 18.9% 29,180 22,300 30.9%
4669
4354 7.2% 8986 8422 6.7%
10,280
6466 59.0% 17,843 12,043 48.2%
8518
7237 17.7% 16,061 14,335 12.0%
3407
2669 27.7% 6461 5256 22.9%
7445
9353 -20.4% 13,394 14,351 -6.7%
1175
1206 -2.6% 2178 2147 1.4%
21,419
17,197 24.6% 37,068 31,028 19.5%
11,459
10,773 6.4% 22,669 21,544 5.2%
21,943
16,451 33.4% 41,767 33,331 25.3%
1819
2019 -9.9% 3292 3796 -13.3%
Total
202,318
187,672 7.8% 384,557 345,961 11.2%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
4921
3078 59.9% 8386 5444 54.0%
3821
5660
938
1370 -31.5% 1683 2444 -31.1%
63
126 -50.0% 145 237 -38.8%
2394
2348 2.0% 4661 4186 11.3%
2183
5197 -58.0% 4184 8639 -51.6%
6406
5489 16.7% 12,919 10,290 25.5%
Total
20,726
17,608 17.7% 37,638 31,240 20.5%

Offroaders
February
2015
February
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
12,911
10,640 21.3% 24,594 20,193 21.8%
1016
1795 -43.4% 2014 3313 -39.2%
25
1266 -98.0% 183 2428 -92.5%
Total
13,952
13,701 1.8% 26,791 25,934 3.3%

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