Small SUV Sales In America – February 2016 YTD


2016 Hyundai Tucson

In February 2016, for a fourth consecutive month, America’s best-selling small utility vehicle – and best-selling SUV/crossover overall – was the Toyota RAV4. 

RAV4 volume jumped 16.3% in February 2016, a rate of expansion far in excess of the RAV4 segment’s overall 10.5% increase.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – February 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – February 2016 YTD

By no means is the RAV4 America’s only fast-growing small SUV. The new Hyundai Tucson nearly doubled its February volume last month. The story’s similar with the Mitsubishi Outlander and Volkswagen Tiguan.

But the Tucson, Outlander, and Tiguan are relatively low-volume players in the category. Consider the fact, however, that the only RAV4 rivals to post year-over-year declines in February were twins from General Motors, the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. Escape, CR-V, Sportage, and Forester all reported double-digit increases.

USA small SUV sales chart February 2016
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America’s subcompact utility vehicle category continues to grow by leaps and bounds, as well. Granted, they remain relatively uncommon vehicles. Combined, the RAV4 and CR-V outsold the whole subcompact category by nearly 14,000 units in February. The Subaru Crosstrek topped the smaller segment last month, but posted its second consecutive – and third ever – year-over-year decline.

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 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 • March 2016 • January 2016February 2015

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
13 -100% 23 -100%
19,825
21,723 -8.7% 38,399 41,278 -7.0%
7979
7719 3.4% 16,435 14,760 11.3%
23,854
20,915 14.1% 43,073 40,969 5.1%
8232
10,859 -24.2% 17,067 19,703 -13.4%
25,250
22,298 13.2% 44,458 45,509 -2.3%
7336
3869 89.6% 12,554 6905 81.8%
15,017
14,026 7.1% 30,364 29,180 4.1%
7203
4669 54.3% 12,292 8986 36.8%
10,637
10,280 3.5% 18,910 17,843 6.0%
5860
3407 72.0% 10,663 6461 65.0%
7579
7445 1.8% 14,642 13,394 9.3%
2121
1175 80.5% 3664 2178 68.2%
21,561
21,419 0.7% 41,323 37,068 11.5%
12,239
11,459 6.8% 24,143 22,669 6.5%
25,523
21,943 16.3% 47,077 41,767 12.7%
3245
1819 78.4% 5773 3292 75.4%
Total
204,461
185,038 10.5% 380,837 351,985 8.2%

Subcompact SUVs & Crossovers
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
5873
4921 19.3% 10,793 8386 28.7%
4814
3821 26.0% 8560 5660 51.2%
1547
2565
4940
9117
6757
13,119
1793
3168
581
938 -38.1% 1085 1683 -35.5%
7
63 -88.9% 15 145 -89.7%
2591
2394 8.2% 4824 4661 3.5%
1863
2183 -14.7% 3373 4184 -19.4%
6129
6406 -4.3% 12,577 12,919 -2.6%
Total
36,895
20,726 78.0% 69,196 37,638 83.8%

Offroaders
February
2016
February
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
13,234
12,911 2.5% 24,031 24,594 -2.3%
10
1016 -99.0% 28 2014 -98.6%
25 -100% 1 183 -99.5%
Total
13,244
13,952 -5.1% 24,060 26,791 -10.2%

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 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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