Small SUV Sales In America – January 2017


2017 Honda CR-V Touring

The all-new Honda CR-V’s first full month on sale resulted in a record January high of 29,287 units to begin 2017, a class-leading figure that made the CR-V America’s top-selling utility vehicle.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – October 2016 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – January 2017

The CR-V has been America’s top-selling SUV in each of the last five years, a streak that began in 2012 and – based on January’s results – is unlikely to end in 2017.

Overall, compact crossover sales rose 7% to nearly 200,000 units in January 2017, equal to 17% of the market overall and 40% of the SUV/CUV market.

USA small SUV sales chart January 2017
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Subcompact crossovers rose 19% to 38,277 units, though not all nameplates are in on the fun. 

As the burgeoning subcompact CUV market begins 2017 with a blast, the Mazda CX-3 lost sales for a second consecutive month, Fiat 500X sales plunged 42%, the Nissan Juke slid 14%, and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport volume was down 11%.

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 • February 2017 • December 2016January 2016

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
2187 2187
17,574
18,574 -5.4% 17,574 18,574 -5.4%
12,636
11,586 9.1% 12,636 11,586 9.1%
20,588
19,219 7.1% 20,588 19,219 7.1%
6241
8835 -29.4% 6241 8835 -29.4%
29,287
19,208 52.5% 29,287 19,208 52.5%
5748
5218 10.2% 5748 5218 10.2%
12,551
16,783 -25.2% 12,551 16,783 -25.2%
3164
6271 -49.5% 3164 6271 -49.5%
4700
8584 -45.2% 4700 8584 -45.2%
4623
4803 -3.7% 4623 4803 -3.7%
8068
7063 14.2% 8068 7063 14.2%
1688
1543 9.4% 1688 1543 9.4%
28,760
19,762 45.5% 28,760 19,762 45.5%
12,853
11,904 8.0% 12,853 11,904 8.0%
22,155
21,554 2.8% 22,155 21,554 2.8%
3516
2528 39.1% 3516 2528 39.1%
Total
196,339
183,435 7.0% 196,339 183,435 7.0%

Subcompact SUVs 
& Crossovers
Jan.
2017
Jan.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
5258
4920 6.9% 5258 4920 6.9%
5257
3746 40.3% 5257 3746 40.3%
600
1041 -42.4% 600 1041 -42.4%
5689
4177 36.2% 5689 4177 36.2%
9365
6167 51.9% 9365 6167 51.9%
1184
1376 -14.0% 1184 1376 -14.0%
1122
504 123% 1122 504 123%
1
8 -87.5% 1 8 -87.5%
1990
2233 -10.9% 1990 2233 -10.9%
1304
1510 -13.6% 1304 1510 -13.6%
6507
6448 0.9% 6507 6448 0.9%
Total
38,277
32,130 19.1% 38,277 32,130 19.1%

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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Midsize SUV Sales In America – January 2017