Small SUV Sales In America - December 2015 And 2015 Year End

2016 Honda HR-V
The Honda CR-V was America's best-selling SUV/crossover for a fourth consecutive year in 2015 and thus the best-selling utility vehicle in its class, as well. CR-V volume reached a record high in 2015, albeit with a modest 3% year-over-year gain. Category-wide volume jumped 13% in the U.S. in calendar year 2015.

The CR-V's next-closest challenger, the Toyota RAV4, posted massive year-over-year growth, but the third-ranked Ford Escape increased its annual total by only 280 units. In all three cases, 2015's total was the best ever for the nameplate. 


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Indeed, the fourth-ranked Nissan Rogue and fifth-ranked Chevrolet Equinox set annual sales records, too, along with the Jeep Cherokee, Subaru Forester, Jeep Patriot, GMC Terrain, Mazda CX-5, Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

The rise of the subcompact crossover class was the talk of the automotive press for much of the year, largely because the frequency with which we all see one of these vehicles has increased so dramatically; largely because there was always a new version parked outside an auto reviewer's house. 


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - 2015 Year End


USA small SUV sales chart 2015 year end
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All-new introductions in 2015 included the Jeep Renegade, Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V, and Mazda CX-3. The Chevrolet Trax, a Buick Encore twin, arrived late last year. 

Sales of subcompact CUVs nearly doubled in 2015. The Subaru XV Crosstrek – too large to be a direct rival to these itty-bitty crossovers; too small to be a rival for Subaru's own Forester; too obviously an Impreza not to be recognized as a conventional car – was the category leader with nearly 90,000 sales. The Buick Encore, Chevrolet Trax, and Jeep Renegade all topped the 60K mark. The Renegade led the category 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 • January 2016 • November 2015December 2014
Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
---
15-100%5535,368-99.8%
21,827
21,2982.5%277,589242,24214.6%
8682
84213.1%105,40093,57212.6%
27,954
25,6039.2%306,492306,2120.1%
9649
11,032-12.5%112,030 105,0166.7%
31,185
32,369-3.7%345,647335,0193.2%
8311
3114167%63,591 47,30634.4%
24,049
17,71535.8%220,260178,50823.4%
8825
17,17622.3%66,698 61,2648.9%
11,206
943418.8%118,46493,46226.8%
6044
329883.3%53,739 42,94525.1%
11,417
772147.9%111,450 99,12212.4%
1936
109676.6%19,055 13,06845.8%
26,479
14,87978.0%287,190199,19944.2%
16,797
15,16310.8%175,192159,9539.5%
31,866
22,99738.6%315,412267,69817.8%
4900
2116132%35,84325,12142.7%
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---
--------- --- ---
Total
251,127
213,44717.7%2,614,107 2,305,075 13.4%

Subcompact SUVs & Crossovers
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
6498
3102109%67,54948,89238.2%
5323
739620%63,0307398429%
1996
------9463------
4737
------41,969------
8975
------60,946------
1663
------6406------
2148
194110.7%16,68622,645-26.3%
38
129-70.5%17082082-18.0%
3356
275521.8%36,96631,05419.0%
1958
2155-9.1%27,121 38,184-29.0%
8090
548247.6%88,92770,95625.3%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
44,782
16,303175%420,771 214,552 96.1%

Offroaders
December
2015
December
2014
%
Change
2015
2014
%
Change
15,591
14,00311.3%202,702 175,328 15.6%
70
1137-93.8%10,67216,505 -35.3%
3
402-99.3%22914,718 -98.4%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
15,664
15,5420.8%213,603 206,551 3.4%
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.



RECOMMENDED READING
Small SUV Sales In America - January 2016
Small SUV Sales In America - November 2015 YTD
Small SUV Sales In America - December 2014 & Year End
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U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - December 2015 & Year End
Midsize SUV Sales In America - December 2015 & Year End

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