Small SUV Sales In America – May 2015 YTD


2015 Honda HR-V

In May 2015, the Honda CR-V was America’s best-selling SUV/crossover in America, the ninth consecutive month that the Honda led the overall SUV/CUV race and its own segment.

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

But CR-V sales decreased by a modest 1% in May 2015. Compared with May 2014, CR-V volume declined by 340 units after increasing by 6446 units over the first four months of 2015. Overall, however, Honda’s small utility vehicle volume was far from harmed.

USA small SUV sales chart May 2015

May 2015 was the first month of sales for the new Fit-based HR-V crossover, and Honda sold a whole bunch of them, 6381 of them to be precise. Incidentally, the HR-V was welcomed by its rivals with a number of impressive sales performances, as well. 

May was the third consecutive month above 5K for the Buick Encore (+21%), the best month yet for the Chevrolet Trax, the best month yet for the Jeep Renegade, a record month for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and the best month ever for the Subaru XV Crosstrek.

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 • May 2016 • June 2015 • April 2015 • May 2014

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
2
6204 -99.97% 49 24,852 -99.8%
29,456
22,695 29.8% 123,925 99,083 25.1%
8813
8833 -0.2% 41,456 39,703 4.4%
29,248
31,896 -8.3% 122,290 127,780 -4.3%
9674
8734 10.8% 46,199 41,944 10.1%
32,090
32,430 -1.0% 134,669 128,563 4.7%
7832
10,638 -26.4% 44,292 43,075 2.8%
3881
4482 -13.4% 19,028 20,560 -7.5%
19,669
15,992 23.0% 86,954 67,095 29.6%
4252
8666 -50.9% 22,782 27,790 -18.0%
10,782
8242 30.8% 49,944 37,055 34.8%
10,743
10,548 1.8% 47,454 42,090 12.7%
4487
4009 11.9% 20,405 16,366 24.7%
10,717
9291 15.3% 43,970 42,332 3.9%
1341
1292 3.8% 6388 6053 5.5%
25,901
18,722 38.3% 112,154 84,236 33.1%
15,157
14,146 7.1% 66,770 61,083 9.3%
28,808
23,465 22.8% 118,732 95,363 24.5%
3079
2649 16.2% 11,073 10,758 2.9%
Total
255,932
242,934 5.3% 1,118,534 1,015,781 10.1%

Smallest SUVs & Crossovers
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
5400
4475 20.7% 25,023 19,515 28.2%
5707
18,844
8
8
6381
6381
4416
9753
1768
2315 -23.6% 6237 8665 -28.0%
251
170 47.6% 590 745 -20.8%
3384
2820 20.0% 13,945 12,889 8.2%
2625
3825 -31.4% 12,080 23,202 -47.9%
7876
5778 36.3% 34,893 28,331 23.2%
Total
37,816
19,383 95.1% 127,754 93,347 36.9%

Offroaders
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
22,324
19,235 16.1% 83,291 69,298 20.2%
1198
1724 -30.5% 5734 8599 -33.3%
8
1611 -99.5% 211 7116 -97.0%
Total
23,530
22,570 4.2% 89,236 85,013 5.0%

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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