Small SUV Sales In America - March 2016 YTD

2017 Buick Encore
America's core group of small SUVs posted only modest year-over-year sales growth in March 2016 as key competitors from Chevrolet, GMC, Honda, Mazda, and Subaru posted declining sales.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - March 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model - March 2016 YTD


The Honda CR-V, the top-selling SUV/crossover in America in each of the last four years, lost 3% of its March sales and is down 3% through the first-quarter of 2016. As a result, the CR-V currently ranks third in its category, behind the surging Toyota RAV4 and the Ford Escape, which is growing faster than the segment in which it competes.

USA small SUV sales chart March 2016
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At General Motors, the Equinox and Terrain combined for 9599 fewer sales in 2016's first-quarter than during the same period one year ago. 

Many of those sales – 7224 – were made up for by the Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax. The Encore and Trax, with base prices of $24,065 and $20,300 are high-profit variants of the $14,345 Chevrolet Sonic. 

They also make General Motors a major player in the subcompact crossover arena. 27% of the category's first-quarter sales were produced by the Encore and Trax. The Jeep Renegade is America's top-selling subcompact SUV. March was the Renegade's second-best month since launching one year ago. Both the Encore and Trax are refreshed for model year 2017.

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 • April 2016 • February 2016March 2015
Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
---
13-100%---36-100%
21,480
24,335-11.7%59,87965,613-8.7%
9986
92228.3%26,42123,98210.2%
28,521
26,3038.4%71,59467,2726.4%
6891
8030-14.2%23,958 27,733-13.6%
26,730
27,618-3.2%71,18873,127-2.7%
7830
422285.5%20,384 11,12783.2%
19,170
19,0330.7%49,53448,2132.7%
8282
542052.8%20,574 14,40642.8%
9837
11,849-17.0%28,74729,692-3.2%
6804
518431.3%17,467 11,64550.0%
8965
10,899-17.7%23,607 24,293-2.8%
2156
161533.5%5820 379353.4%
27,713
27,4181.1%69,03664,4867.1%
14,284
14,967-4.6%38,42737,6362.1%
29,045
25,24315.1%76,12267,01013.6%
3519
230053.0%9292559266.2%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
231,213
223,6713.4%612,050 575,656 6.3%

Subcompact SUVs & Crossovers
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
6426
565013.7%17,21914,03622.7%
5167
402628.3%13,727968641.7%
1399
------3964------
6398
------15,515------
8832
943837%21,9519432228%
1748
------4916------
1281
1542-16.9%23663225-26.6%
15
112-86.6%30257-88.3%
2874
3226-10.9%76987887-2.4%
2498
2838-12.0%5871 7022-16.4%
6973
7162-2.6%19,55020,081-2.6%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
43,611
25,49971.0%112,807 63,137 78.7%

Offroaders
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
17,710
17,5241.1%41,471 42,118 -0.9%
---
1422-100%283436 -99.2%
---
12-100%1195 -99.5%
---
---
--------- --- ---
Total
17,710
18,958-6.6%41,500 45,749 -9.3%
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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