Small SUV Sales In America – April 2016 YTD


Despite a handful of mostly domestic exceptions, U.S. sales of small SUVs and crossovers jumped 16% in April 2016. The significant uptick was powered largely by the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai-Kia, and Jeep’s soon-to-expire models.

The RAV4’s place at the top of the small SUV/crossover heap was secured for a sixth consecutive month. U.S. sales of Toyota’s third-best-selling model jumped 32%, a gain of 7238 sales, to 30,152 units in April 2016.

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

The RAV4’s next-best-selling rival, Honda’s CR-V, slid modestly to 28,913 sales. Through the first one-third of 2016, the RAV4 leads the CR-V by 6173 units, not an insurmountable figure for the Honda which has led this category – and the whole SUV/crossover sector – in four consecutive years. 

Subcompact crossovers which weren’t available at this stage of 2015 added 9567 sales to their segment’s April 2016 sales total. 

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USA small SUV/crossover sales chart April 2016
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The Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V, and Mazda CX-3 produced 22% of the segment’s sales. Leading the pack in April, and through the first four months of 2016, was the Jeep Renegade. 

With 9730 sales last month, April 2016 now stands as the highest-volume month yet for the Renegade. For the third-ranked Honda HR-V, sales rose to the highest level since the nameplate’s first full month of June 2015.

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 2017 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
11 -100% 47 -100%
20,607
28,856 -28.6% 80,486 94,469 -14.8%
4865
8661 -43.8% 31,286 32,643 -4.2%
23,920
25,770 -7.2% 95,514 93,042 2.7%
7344
8792 -16.5% 31,302 36,525 -14.3%
28,913
29,452 -1.8% 100,101 102,579 -2.4%
7718
4020 92.0% 28,102 15,147 85.5%
17,667
19,072 -7.4% 67,201 67,285 -0.1%
9421
4124 128% 29,995 18,530 61.9%
10,456
9470 10.4% 39,203 39,162 0.1%
7645
4273 78.9% 25,112 15,918 57.8%
8826
8960 -1.5% 32,433 33,253 -2.5%
2729
1254 118% 8549 5047 69.4%
23,173
21,767 6.5% 92,209 86,253 6.9%
14,490
13,977 3.7% 52,917 51,613 2.5%
30,152
22,914 31.6% 106,274 89,924 18.2%
3804
2402 58.4% 13,096 7994 63.8%
Total
221,730
190,861 16.2% 833,780 789,431 5.6%

Subcompact SUVs & Crossovers
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
6589
5587 17.9% 23,808 19,623 21.3%
4510
3451 30.7% 18,237 13,137 38.8%
1094
5058
6969
22,484
9730
4214 131% 31,681 5157 514%
1504
6420
1249
1244 0.4% 3615 4469 -19.1%
9
82 -89.0% 39 339 -88.5%
2614
2674 -2.2% 10,312 10,561 -2.4%
1890
2433 -22.3% 7761 9455 -17.9%
7607
6936 9.7% 27,157 27,017 0.5%
Total
43,765
26,621 64.4% 156,572 89,758 74.4%

Offroaders
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
19,003
18,849 0.8% 60,744 60,967 -0.4%
2
1100 -99.8% 30 4536 -99.3%
3
8 -62.5% 4 203 -98.0%
Total
19,008
19,957 -4.8% 60,778 65,706 -7.5%

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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