Small SUV Sales In America – April 2015 YTD


The Chevrolet Equinox was America’s second-best-selling utility vehicle in April 2015. In order to outsell the Ford Escape by 3086 units and the Toyota RAV4 by 5942, Equinox sales jumped 42% year-over-year.

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

Combined, the Equinox and its GMC Terrain generated 37,648 U.S. sales in April 2015, significantly more than the Honda CR-V. 

USA small SUV sales chart April 2015
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(Granted, American Honda also sold 3972 Acura RDXs. Granted, GM also sold 6390 Cadillac SRXs.) 

April, GM says, was the company’s best-ever month for crossover sales.

During a month in which nearly every midsize car posted decreased U.S. sales and the midsize car category tumbled 7%, small SUV sales jumped 15%. Subcompact utilities jumped 43%.

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 • April 2016 • May 2015 • March 2015 • April 2014

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
11
5794 -99.8% 47 18,648 -99.7%
28,856
20,315 42.0% 94,469 76,388 23.7%
8661
7846 10.4% 32,643 30,870 5.7%
25,770
24,579 4.8% 93,042 95,884 -3.0%
8792
7791 12.8% 36,525 33,210 10.0%
29,452
28,485 3.4% 102,579 96,133 6.7%
10,054
8997 11.7% 36,460 32,437 12.4%
4020
3962 1.5% 15,147 16,078 -5.8%
19,072
15,007 27.1% 67,285 51,103 31.7%
4124
5367 -23.2% 18,530 19,124 -3.1%
9470
8339 13.6% 39,162 28,813 35.9%
9808
8536 14.9% 36,711 31,542 16.4%
4273
3530 21.0% 15,918 12,357 28.8%
8960
6835 31.1% 33,253 33,041 0.6%
1254
1148 9.2% 5047 4761 6.0%
21,767
15,066 44.5% 86,253 65,514 31.7%
13,977
11,547 21.0% 51,613 46,937 10.0%
22,914
18,834 21.7% 89,924 71,898 25.1%
2402
1998 20.2% 7994 8109 -1.4%
Total
233,637
203,976 14.5% 862,602 772,847 11.6%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
5587
4317 29.4% 19,623 15,040 30.5%
3451
13,137
4214
5157
1244
2045 -39.2% 4469 6350 -29.6%
82
169 -51.5% 339 575 -41.0%
2674
2619 2.1% 10,561 10,069 4.9%
2433
3795 -35.9% 9455 19,377 -51.2%
6936
5678 22.2% 27,017 22,553 19.8%
Total
26,621
18,623 42.9% 89,758 73,964 21.4%

Offroaders
April
2015
April
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
18,849
15,389 22.5% 60,967 50,063 21.8%
1100
1430 -23.1% 4536 6875 -34.0%
8
1593 -99.5% 203 5505 -96.3%
Total
19,957
18,412 8.4% 65,706 62,443 5.2%

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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