Small SUV Sales In America – April 2017


2017 Honda CR-V

U.S. sales of compact SUVs and crossovers rose 4% in April 2017, a year-over-year gain of more than 8000 sales for the Honda CR-V-led category.

Year-to-date, the Nissan Rogue leads all SUVs/crossovers in total sales with 128,807 units, a 40% uptick compared with the first four months of 2016. The CR-V outsold the second-ranked Toyota RAV4 by 914 units in April. The Rogue ranked third.

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

Among subcompact utility vehicles, America’s leader through the first-third of 2017 is the Jeep Renegade. General Motors, however, with the Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax, is the market leader. GM owns 32% of the category in early 2017, up from 27% a year ago.

USA small SUV sales chart April 2017
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Toyota also began selling the new C-HR in April 2017. Initially intended to be a Scion before Scion died, the C-HR is available with AWD in other markets. 

But as a front-wheel-drive-only vehicle with dimensions similar to the departed Toyota Matrix, the C-HR remains a car in GCBC’s books.

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 2017April 2016

Small SUVs 
& Crossovers
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
4297 13,207
20,655
20,607 0.2% 83,364 80,486 3.6%
8401
4882 72.1% 42,801 28,774 48.7%
25,637
23,920 7.2% 101,975 95,514 6.8%
8396
7344 14.3% 31,251 31,302 -0.2%
32,671
28,913 13.0% 126,728 100,101 26.6%
9952
7718 28.9% 31,107 28,102 10.7%
14,083
16,966 -17.0% 54,838 65,404 -16.2%
3520
9129 -61.4% 12,072 32,116 -62.4%
4939
10,404 -52.5% 21,119 39,615 -46.7%
5672
7645 -25.8% 21,086 25,112 -16.0%
11,334
8826 28.4% 35,708 32,433 10.1%
2717
2729 -0.4% 12,305 8549 43.9%
27,386
23,173 18.2% 128,807 92,209 39.7%
14,761
14,490 1.9% 56,237 52,917 6.3%
31,757
30,152 5.3% 112,290 106,274 5.7%
2939
3804 -22.7% 13,150 13,096 0.4%
Total
229,117
220,702 3.8% 898,045 832,004 7.9%

Subcompact SUVs 
& Crossovers
April
2017
April
2016
%
Change
2017
YTD
2016
YTD
%
Change
8365
6589 27.0% 28,444 23,808 19.5%
6509
4510 44.3% 24,870 18,237 36.4%
758
1128 -32.8% 2724 4386 -37.9%
8527
6969 22.4% 28,223 22,484 25.5%
8619
9430 -8.6% 33,964 31,584 7.5%
1147
1504 -23.7% 4861 6421 -24.3%
955
1249 -23.5% 3627 3615 0.3%
4
9 -55.6% 8 39 -79.5%
2688
2614 2.8% 9552 10,312 -7.4%
986
1890 -47.8% 5074 7761 -34.6%
7218
7607 -5.1% 27,456 27,157 1.1%
Total
45,776
43,499 5.2% 168,803 155,804 8.3%

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, 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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