Small SUV Sales In America – November 2016 YTD


2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and Latitude: Image - Jeep

Largely due to a sharp declines from a handful of domestic nameplates, U.S. sales of small SUVs/crossovers decreased marginally in November 2016 despite the auto market’s forward surge.

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

Jeep Cherokee volume plunged 37%, a loss of 6739 sales for the model that was – until November – Jeep’s best seller. The GMC Terrain, approaching replacement, tumbled 31%. Jeep’s Compass – soon transitioning – and the now dying Jeep Patriot also reported declines, and the Dodge Journey took an 11% dive. 

Add the top-selling Honda CR-V’s 1% downturn – a new CR-V arrives this month – into the mix and the gains produced by numerous other compact crossovers were washed out. 

USA November 2016 small SUV sales chart
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November was the Volkswagen Tiguan’s second-best U.S. sales month ever. The Kia Sportage jumped by a third. The Subau Forester, Mazda CX-5, and Hyundai Tucson? On the up and up. The Toyota RAV4, which led all SUVs/crossovers in November volume, rose 3%. 

Subcompact crossovers, meanwhile, jumped 24% to 48,467 units, led by the Jeep Renegade with its second-best month of U.S. sales to date. 

Renegade sales climbed into five-digit territory for the third time in the last five months, rising 30%, year-over-year. A huge Honda HR-V uptick and a surge from GM’s subcompact twins propelled the segment.

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 • December 2016 • October 2016November 2015

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
2 55 -96.4%
21,600
19,634 10.0% 215,000 255,762 -15.9%
7133
8023 -11.1% 96,991 52,211 81.1%
23,012
20,807 10.6% 281,281 278,538 1.0%
6215
8999 -30.9% 80,485 102,381 -21.4%
25,758
25,931 -0.7% 319,557 314,462 1.6%
7616
6906 10.3% 81,037 55,280 46.6%
11,479
18,218 -37.0% 183,356 196,092 -6.5%
6984
9209 -24.2% 86,107 64,188 34.1%
8568
9933 -13.7% 114,117 108,968 4.7%
5608
4211 33.2% 74,859 47,695 57.0%
8865
8756 1.2% 100,246 100,033 0.2%
2220
1717 29.3% 24,111 17,119 40.8%
26,629
22,565 18.0% 289,427 260,711 11.0%
14,596
13,655 6.9% 160,578 158,395 1.4%
28,116
27,368 2.7% 314,925 283,546 11.1%
4516
3907 15.6% 38,063 30,943 23.0%
Total
208,915
209,839 -0.4% 2,460,142 2,326,379 5.7%

Subcompact SUVs & Crossovers
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
7162
5133 39.5% 70,810 61,051 16.0%
8207
6481 26.6% 71,009 57,707 23.1%
822
1621 -49.3% 10,869 7785 39.6%
8141
3505 132% 73,007 37,232 96.1%
10,067
7719 30.4% 94,561 52,211 81.1%
1355
1323 2.4% 16,911 4743 257%
867
1260 -31.2% 11,853 14,538 -18.5%
5
330 -98.5% 84 1670 -95.0%
2355
2955 -20.3% 30,567 33,610 -9.1%
1215
1897 -36.0% 18,287 25,163 -27.3%
8271
6786 21.9% 85,448 80,837 5.7%
Total
48,467
39,010 24.2% 483,406 376,547 28.4%

Offroaders
Nov.
2016
Nov.
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD
%
Change
12,957
13,948 -7.1% 176,053 186,835 -5.8%
169 -100% 38 10,602 -99.6%
1
1 0.0% 9 226 -96.0%
Total
12,958
14,118 -8.2% 176,100 197,663 -10.9%

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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