Small SUV Sales In America – September 2015 YTD


2014 Chevrolet Trax red

U.S. sales of small SUVs tracked right alongside the overall SUV/crossover sector in September 2015. 

As SUV/CUV sales jumped 31% in a particularly healthy September, U.S. sales of small SUVs/crossovers, led by the Honda CR-V, America’s most popular utility vehicle, jumped 30%. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – September 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – September 2015 YTD
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Their smaller siblings, a quickly growing list of subcompact crossovers, generated a 158% year-over-year U.S. sales increase. September marked the best month ever for the Chevrolet Trax, a fifth consecutive month above 3000 units for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and a fifth consecutive month in which Subaru XV Crosstrek sales climbed past the 7K mark.

USA small SUV sales chart September 2015
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Nevertheless, the subcompact group of 11 nameplates produces collective volume that amounts to a relatively small slice of the pie. 

With fewer than 41,000 sales in September 2015, the subcompact category generated 17,685 fewer sales than the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape alone, not even taking into account a large number of other very popular small SUVs. 

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.

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Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
42 -100% 55 35,243 -99.8%
21,537
17,266 24.7% 214,042 184,805 15.8%
10,457
7230 44.6% 79,395 70,686 12.3%
28,473
21,718 31.1% 233,012 230,162 1.2%
10,935
8310 31.6% 83,395 79,444 5.0%
29,925
23,722 26.1% 259,499 241,015 7.7%
7925
3589 121% 41,076 36,958 11.1%
20,224
14,639 38.2% 161,112 128,133 25.7%
7179
4666 53.9% 46,886 47,918 -2.2%
8533
9117 -6.4% 88,719 69,958 26.8%
4012
3781 6.1% 39,008 32,643 19.5%
9107
8097 12.5% 82,013 78,190 4.9%
1949
881 121% 13,362 9982 33.9%
25,064
17,229 45.5% 213,207 154,568 37.9%
15,364
12,584 22.1% 129,568 117,940 9.9%
27,104
22,724 19.3% 227,922 202,069 12.8%
2972
1674 77.5% 22,221 19,120 16.2%
Total
230,760
177,269 30.2% 1,934,492 1,738,834 11.3%

Subcompact SUVs & Crossovers
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
5624
3848 46.2% 49,285 36,433 35.3%
6140
43,051
1133
3456
4608
29,225
7924
36,831
1340
2038
1180
1908 -38.2% 12,059 17,124 -29.6%
102
195 -47.7% 1317 1499 -12.1%
3140
2351 33.6% 27,561 23,152 19.0%
2108
1814 16.2% 21,462 32,253 -33.5%
7414
5691 30.3% 66,738 54,303 22.9%
Total
40,713
15,807 158% 293,023 164,764 77.8%

Offroaders
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
17,583
13,955 26.0% 157,513 134,068 17.5%
766
1108 -30.9% 10,012 13,200 -24.2%
1
1300 -99.9% 224 12,653 -98.2%
Total
18,350
16,363 12.1% 167,749 159,921 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 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.


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