Small SUV Sales In America – February 2017


2017 Toyota RAV4 Adventure red

U.S. sales of compact SUVs/crossovers rose 7% in February 2017 and are up 9% so far thi year, boosted largely by big gains from the biggest sellers.

U.S. Vehicle Sales By Model – February 2017 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales By Model – February 2017 YTD

The Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape combined for 219,825 sales in the first one-sixth of 2017, up by nearly 44,000 units compared with the same period in 2016, a massive increase for merely four nameplates. 

21%, better than one in five, of the utility vehicles sold in the U.S. so far this year have been Rogues, CR-Vs, RAV4s, and Escapes. 

USA small SUV sales chart February 2017
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Subcompact crossover growth has predictably slowed in early 2017 – the massive rates of improvement seen while the category was filling up over the last two years couldn’t last forever. 

But it’s still a category that’s rapidly gaining market share. In 2016’s first two months, subcompact CUVs accounted for 2.7% of the U.S. new vehicle market, up from 1.6% in the first two months of 2015.

Led by General Motors’ twins, the Jeep Renegade, and the Honda HR-V, the subcompact CUV segment now accounts for 3.1% of U.S. new vehicle sales.

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 • March 2017 • January 2017February 2016

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
3139 5326
22,464
19,825 13.3% 40,038 38,399 4.3%
9906
6375 55.4% 22,542 17,961 25.5%
27,637
23,854 15.9% 48,225 43,073 12.0%
8783
8232 6.7% 15,024 17,067 -12.0%
31,898
25,250 26.3% 61,185 44,458 37.6%
 6422
7336 -12.5% 12,170 12,554 -3.1%
13,615
15,353 -11.3% 26,166 32,136 -18.6%
2737
8893 -69.2% 5901 15,164 -61.1%
5512
11,363 -51.5% 10,212 19,947 -48.8%
5231
5860 -10.7% 9854 10,663 -7.6%
7836
7579 3.4% 15,904 14,642 8.6%
3665
2121 72.8% 5353 3664 46.1%
33,149
21,561 53.7% 61,909 41,323 49.8%
12,820
12,239 4.7% 25,673 24,143 6.3%
26,351
25,523 3.2% 48,506 47,077 3.0%
3425
3245 5.5% 6941 5773 20.2%
Total
218,168
204,609 6.6% 420,929 388,044 8.5%

Subcompact SUVs 
& Crossovers
Feb.
2017
Feb.
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
6528
5873 11.2% 11,786 10,793 9.2%
6606
4814 37.2% 11,863 8560 38.6%
640
1161 -44.9% 1240 2202 -43.7%
6354
4940 28.6% 12,043 9117 32.1%
7915
7115 11.2% 17,280 13,282 30.1%
1279
1793 -28.7% 2463 3169 -22.3%
188
581 -67.6% 1310 1085 20.7%
2
7 -71.4% 3 15 -80.0%
2198
2591 -15.2% 4188 4824 -13.2%
1297
1863 -30.4% 2601 3373 -22.9%
6611
6129 7.9% 13,118 12,577 4.3%
Total
39,618
36,867 7.5% 77,895 68,997 12.9%

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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Midsize SUV Sales In America – February 2017