Small SUV Sales In America – August 2016 YTD


2017 Ford Escape red

U.S. auto sales fell by more than 3% in August 2016 because sales of midsize cars plunged, falling 26%, a loss of nearly 58,000 sales.

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

Competition for midsize cars can be seen here, in compact crossovers, sales of which jumped 6% in August, on par with the rate of growth achieved by the Honda CR-V-led category through the first two-thirds of 2016. 

Yes, the CR-V is the new leader. After record sales in July propelled the CR-V to a close second-place, another all-time record from the Honda bumped the Toyota RAV4 into second spot. 

USA small SUV/crossover sales chat August 2016
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RAV4 sales are healthier than ever, mind you, but the CR-V – America’s top-selling utility vehicle in each of the last four years and in eight of the last nine – is back on its usual perch. 

Heading into September, the CR-V was 667 sales ahead of the RAV4. The RAV4, meanwhile, is 15,782 sales ahead of the Nissan Rogue, which is also on a record-setting pace. Just as the Ford Escape is on track for its best U.S. sales year ever. And the Subaru Forester. And the Hyundai Tucson.

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. Mobile users can now thumb across tables for full-width access. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • September 2016 • July 2016August 2015

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
1 -100% 2 55 -96.4%
15,273
25,211 -39.4% 158,475 192,505 -17.7%
11,732
8351 40.5% 65,783 70,359 -6.5%
28,061
28,870 -2.8% 209,699 204,539 2.5%
6004
9237 -35.0% 62,256 72,460 -14.1%
36,517
34,771 5.0% 231,609 229,574 0.9%
7608
6609 15.1% 58,000 33,151 75.0%
23,932
17,014 40.7% 140,356 139,582 0.6%
8867
6891 28.7% 66,432 40,418 64.4%
11,789
10,690 10.3% 83,715 80,328 4.2%
6888
5749 19.8% 57,228 34,996 63.5%
10,612
10,033 5.8% 73,054 72,906 0.2%
2109
2188 -3.6% 17,537 11,413 53.7%
32,979
27,665 19.2% 215,160 188,143 14.4%
19,658
17,565 11.9% 114,769 114,204 0.5%
33,171
30,534 8.6% 230,942 200,818 15.0%
3302
3165 4.3% 27,237 19,249 41.5%
Total
258,502
244,544 5.7% 1,812,254 1,704,700 6.3%

Subcompact SUVs & Crossovers
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
5843
6286 -7.0% 49,187 43,661 12.7%
6997
5985 16.9% 45,598 36,911 23.5%
898
1061 -15.4% 8379 2279 268%
7580
4567 66.0% 51,417 24,617 109%
8181
7941 3.0% 70,088 27,861 152%
1492
698 114% 12,493 698 1690%
1312
1398 -6.2% 9014 10,879 -17.1%
6
282 -97.9% 63 1215 -94.8%
2572
3286 -21.7% 22,948 24,421 -6.0%
1143
2360 -51.6% 15,267 19,354 -21.1%
8787
8799 -0.1% 60,549 59,324 2.1%
Total
44,811
42,663 5.0% 345,003 251,220 37.3%

Offroaders
August
2016
August
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
15,290
18,264 -16.3% 134,332 139,536 -3.7%
2
1132 -99.8% 38 9246 -99.6%
2 -100% 8 223 -96.4%
Total
15,292
19,398 -21.2% 134,378 149,005 -9.8%

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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Midsize SUV Sales In America – August 2016