Small SUV Sales In America – April 2018


Best Selling Small SUVs in America for April 2018

Here you will find the Small SUV sales leaders in the United States for April 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

Nissan’s widely-reported 28% drop in sales is a sharp decline in anyone’s book, with even the marque’s small SUV star, the Rogue not unfettered by the drop. The fall is thought to be due to a sudden drop in fleet sales, as well as a reduction in incentive spending on Nissan models.

Rogue sales fell by 14.8% year-on-year in April, still enough for third in the category, and not enough for it to lose the top-spot for small SUVs year-to-date.

In fairness, the Rogue’s drop in sales was not far out of step of its main rivals in the segment, with the Ford Escape’s sales even declining at a quicker pace than those of the Japanese SUV.

The Escape is long-due an upgrade, which should help sales, but in such a competitive segment the longer that is put off, the more detrimental an effect it will have on the Escape’s market share – Escape sales have fallen year-on-year in eight out of the past 12 months.


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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 23,331 27,386 -14.80 139,785 128,807 8.50
Toyota RAV4 31,007 31,757 -2.40 122,466 112,290 9.10
Honda CR-V 28,323 32,671 -13.30 110,369 126,728 -12.90
Ford Escape 21,383 25,637 -16.60 88,733 101,975 -13.00
Chevrolet Equinox 0.00 82,398 62,709 31.40
Jeep Cherokee 16,887 14,083 19.90 67,497 54,838 23.10
Jeep Compass 11,521 3,520 227.30 55,041 12,072 355.90
Mazda CX-5 11,312 11,334 -0.20 54,129 35,708 51.60
Subaru Forester 13,679 14,761 -7.30 50,783 56,237 -9.70
Hyundai Tucson 12,903 9,952 29.70 40,785 31,107 31.10
Volkswagen Tiguan 8,684 2,939 195.50 36,112 1,040 3,372.30
GMC Terrain 0.00 32,964 22,855 44.20
Dodge Journey 11,638 8,401 38.50 30,057 42,801 -29.80
Kia Sportage 7,653 5,672 34.90 27,112 21,086 28.60
Mitsubishi Outlander 2,266 2,717 -16.60 15,365 12,305 24.90
Ford Eco Sport 5,277 0 0.00 11,373 0 0.00
Buick Envision 0.00 9,696 8,910 8.80
Hyundai Kona 3,315 0 0.00 5,874 0 0.00
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 273 0 0.00 1,269 0 0.00
Jeep Patriot 75 4,939 -98.50 439 21,119 -97.90
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 209,527 ∑ = 195,769 ∑ = 982,247 ∑ = 852,587

Subcompact SUV and Crossover Sales

Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
Subaru Crosstrek 12,266 7,218 69.90 45,728 27,456 66.60
Jeep Renegade 7,735 8,619 -10.30 32,394 33,964 -4.60
Honda HR-V 7,322 8,527 -14.10 28,125 28,223 -0.30
Buick Encore 0.00 25,468 20,079 26.80
Chevrolet Trax 0.00 20,482 18,361 11.60
Toyota C-HR 3,923 550 0.00 17,542 550 0.00
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2,286 2,688 -15.00 15,716 9,552 64.50
Ford Eco Sport 5,277 0 0.00 11,373 0 0.00
Mini Countryman 1,381 955 44.60 6,295 3,627 73.60
Mazda CX-3 1,135 1,147 -1.00 5,472 4,861 12.60
Fiat 500X 564 758 -25.60 2,143 2,724 -21.30
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 665 0 0.00 1,308 0 0.00
Nissan Juke 83 986 -91.60 539 5,074 -89.40
Model US US LY US vs LY YTD YTD LY YTD vs LY
∑ = 42,637 ∑ = 31,448 ∑ = 212,585 ∑ = 154,471