Small SUV Sales In America – March 2018


Best Selling Small SUVs in America for March 2018

Here you will find the Small SUV sales leaders in the United States for March 2018. Each month we compile the Small SUV sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.

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Our Take On The Small SUVs Sales Numbers

Chevrolet Equinox sales reached an all-time-high in March, with the compact SUV outstripping the Chevrolet brand’s SUV lines overall 39% growth last month with its 40.9% increase year-on-year.

The jump in sales adds over 12,000 sales to the Equinox’s Q1 2018 results and contributes to overall year-to-date gains for small and crossover SUVs of 9.1% for the year so far.

The Nissan Rogue remains the sales leader for the year so far in this segment, with the gap to last year’s overall leader the Toyota RAV4 now standing at just under 25,000 units year-to-date.

Jeep products are also having a significant impact on the bottom line for the market, with the Cherokee up 24.2% year-to-date (just under 10,000 more sold this year than last) and the Compass having increased its sales by more than five times over the first quarter of 2018.

Even steeper increases were seen in the subcompact SUV sub-segment, where an influx of new models has combined with the successes of more established names for a 27.08% increase year-to-date.

Only three models have failed to increase sales year-to-date in this chart: the Fiat 500X, amidst a 47% year-on-year decline in sales for the Fiat brand; the Nissan Juke, out of production and shortly to be replaced by the Mexican-built Nissan Kicks in North America; and the Jeep Renegade, which is recovering from a slow January with increases in sales growth in February and March showing promise.


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Top Small SUVs Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table of shows the top Small SUV sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.

Small and Crossover SUV Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Nissan Rogue 42,151 39,512 6.70 116,454 101,421 14.80
Toyota RAV4 34,937 32,027 9.10 91,459 80,533 13.60
Chevrolet Equinox 31,940 22,671 40.90 82,398 62,709 31.40
Honda CR-V 31,868 32,872 -3.10 82,046 94,057 -12.80
Ford Escape 27,370 28,113 -2.60 67,350 76,338 -11.80
Jeep Cherokee 23,764 14,589 62.90 50,610 40,755 24.20
Jeep Compass 17,302 2,651 552.70 43,520 8,552 408.90
Mazda CX-5 16,138 8,470 90.50 42,817 24,374 75.70
Subaru Forester 14,616 15,803 -7.50 37,104 41,476 -10.50
GMC Terrain 15,579 7,831 98.90 32,964 22,855 44.20
Hyundai Tucson 11,806 8,985 31.40 27,882 21,155 31.80
Volkswagen Tiguan 9,717 3,270 197.20 23,036 10,211 125.60
Kia Sportage 7,880 5,560 41.70 19,459 15,414 26.20
Dodge Journey 10,275 11,858 -13.30 18,419 34,400 -46.50
Mitsubishi Outlander 4,789 4,235 13.10 13,099 9,588 36.60
Buick Envision 4,367 3,584 21.80 9,696 8,910 8.80
Hyundai Kona 2,360 0 0.00 2,559 0 0.00
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 373 0 0.00 996 0 0.00
Jeep Patriot 100 5,968 -98.30 364 16,180 -97.80
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 307,332 Total 247,999 Total 762,232 Total 668,928

Subcompact SUV and Crossover Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Subaru Crosstrek 13,400 7,120 88.20 33,462 20,238 65.30
Buick Encore 15,118 8,293 82.30 25,468 20,079 26.80
Jeep Renegade 9,771 8,065 21.20 24,659 25,345 -2.70
Honda HR-V 7,753 7,653 1.30 20,803 19,696 5.60
Chevrolet Trax 8,207 6,498 26.30 20,482 18,361 11.60
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 4,674 2,676 74.70 13,430 6,864 95.70
Ford Eco Sport 3,296 0 0.00 6,096 0 0.00
Mini Countryman 2,072 1,362 52.10 4,914 2,672 83.90
Mazda CX-3 1,728 1,251 38.10 4,337 3,714 16.80
Fiat 500X 607 726 -16.40 1,579 1,966 -19.70
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 604 0 0.00 653 0 0.00
Nissan Juke 142 1,487 -90.50 456 4,088 -88.80
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Total 67,372 Total 45,131 Total 156,339 Total 123,023