Small SUV Sales In America – October 2015 YTD


2016 Mitsubishi Outlander red

The Honda CR-V has secured for itself a victory as America’s best-selling SUV in calendar year 2015, the fourth consecutive year of leadership for the CR-V.

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

While CR-V sales slid 1% in October 2015, the middle-rung Honda utility vehicle was still America’s top-selling utility vehicle for a 14th consecutive month. Toyota’s second-ranked RAV4 was 776 sales abaft.

Combined, the CR-V, RAV4, Nissan Rogue, Ford Escape, and Chevrolet Equinox earned 56% of all small/compact SUV/crossover sales in America in October 2015, leaving 44% of the volume for their eleven rivals. Volkswagen, with a 167% increase from the exclusively-gas-powered Tiguan, was able to sell a handful more new vehicles in October 2015 than in October 2014 despite the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal. 

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USA small SUV crossover sales chart October 2015
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Huge year-over-year sales gains were also reported by the Rogue and Mazda CX-5. Hyundai Tucson volume more than doubled, as did sales of the low-volume Mitsubishi Outlander.

Among subcompact utility vehicles, October’s top seller was the Chevrolet Trax, which pipped the Jeep Renegade by 380 units. 

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 • October 2016 • November 2015 • September 2015October 2014

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
32 -100% 55 35,275 -99.8%
22,086
17,603 25.5% 236,128 202,408 16.7%
9525
6935 37.3% 88,920 77,621 14.6%
24,719
24,919 -0.8% 257,731 255,081 1.0%
9987
6803 46.8% 93,382 86,247 8.3%
29,032
29,257 -0.8% 288,531 270,272 6.8%
7298
3592 103% 48,374 40,550 19.3%
17,673
15,715 12.5% 178,785 143,848 24.3%
6101
4301 41.9% 52,987 52,219 1.5%
10,191
6524 56.2% 98,910 76,482 29.3%
4476
3743 19.6% 43,484 36,386 19.5%
9264
5991 54.6% 91,277 84,181 8.4%
2040
976 109% 15,402 10,958 40.6%
24,939
14,685 69.8% 238,146 169,253 40.7%
15,172
12,971 17.0% 144,740 130,911 10.6%
28,256
21,524 31.3% 256,178 223,593 14.6%
4815
1803 167% 27,036 20,923 29.2%
Total
225,574
177,374 27.2% 2,160,066 1,916,208 12.7%

Subcompact SUVs & Crossovers
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
6633
4780 38.8% 55,918 41,213 35.7%
8175
51,226
2178
5634
4502
33,727
7795
44,626
1382
3420
1219
2035 -40.1% 13,278 19,159 -30.7%
23
183 -87.4% 1340 1682 -20.3%
3094
2468 25.4% 30,655 25,620 19.7%
1804
1768 2.0% 23,266 34,021 -31.6%
7313
5372 36.1% 74,051 59,675 24.1%
Total
44,118
16,606 166% 337,141 181,370 85.9%

Offroaders
October
2015
October
2014
%
Change
2015
YTD
2014
YTD
%
Change
15,751
13,665 15.3% 173,264 147,733 17.3%
421
1081 -61.1% 10,433 14,281 -26.9%
1
949 -99.9% 225 13,602 -98.3%
Total
16,173
15,695 3.0% 183,922 175,616 4.7%

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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