Small SUV Sales In America – October 2016 YTD


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Despite the 6% slowdown in U.S. new vehicle sales in October 2016, a year-over-year drop worth 86,000 lost sales compared with October 2015, Americans still bought and leased more utility vehicles this October than last. 

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

But Americans did buy fewer crossovers from the Honda CR-V/Toyota RAV4/Ford-Escape-led compact crossover category in October. And the subcompact crossover segment that had grown by a third, year-over-year, through the first three-quarters of 2016, was up just 2% in October. 

USA small SUV sales chart October 2016
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The odd U.S. auto sales calendar played a role in skewing the numbers. In “October 2015,” the calendar sailed into November, stretching the sales month two days longer than October 2016. Thus, the daily selling rate of these compact crossovers actually increased this year. (The Ford Escape’s 5% volume decline in “October 2016” equalled a 2% DSR improvement.) 

On the other hand, surging incentives likely created an unnatural level of demand across the industry. The average discount per vehicle in October 2016 was 16% higher than during the same period one year ago.

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 • November 2016 • September 2016October 2015

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2 55 -96.4%
19,664
22,086 -11.0% 193,400 236,128 -18.1%
11,912
10,198 16.8% 89,858 92,233 -2.6%
23,505
24,719 -4.9% 258,269 257,731 0.2%
6358
9987 -36.3% 74,270 93,382 -20.5%
30,306
29,032 4.4% 293,799 288,531 1.8%
8088
7298 10.8% 73,421 48,374 51.8%
13,531
17,533 -22.8% 171,877 177,874 -3.4%
6207
6787 -8.5% 79,123 54,979 43.9%
9510
9369 1.5% 105,549 99,035 6.6%
5741
4476 28.3% 69,251 43,484 59.3%
8942
9264 -3.5% 91,381 91,277 0.1%
2429
2040 19.1% 21,891 15,402 42.1%
21,179
24,939 -15.1% 262,798 238,146 10.4%
15,330
15,172 1.0% 145,982 144,740 0.9%
26,429
28,256 -6.5% 286,809 256,178 12.0%
3322
4815 -31.0% 33,547 27,036 24.1%
Total
212,453
225,971 -6.0% 2,251,227 2,164,585 4.0%
Subcompact SUVs & Crossovers
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
7164
6633 8.0% 63,648 55,918 13.8%
8678
8175 6.2% 62,802 51,226 22.6%
783
1994 -60.7% 10,047 6164 63.0%
6596
4502 46.5% 64,866 33,727 92.3%
7242
7979 -9.2% 84,494 44,492 89.9%
1550
1382 12.2% 15,556 3420 355%
941
1219 -22.8% 10,986 13,278 -17.3%
11
28 -52.2% 79 1340 -94.1%
2694
3094 -12.9% 28,212 30,655 -8.0%
858
1804 -52.4% 17,072 23,266 -26.6%
8367
7313 14.4% 77,177 74,051 4.2%
Total
44,884
44,123 1.7% 434,939 337,537 28.9%
Offroaders
October
2016
October
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
14,469
15,632 -7.4% 163,096 172,887 -5.7%
421 -100% 38 10,433 -99.6%
1 -100% 8 225 -96.4%
Total
14,469
16,054 -9.9% 163,142 183,545 -11.1%

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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