The third-ranked Nissan Rogue, which topped the sector thanks to a 53% uptick in December, jumped 15% in 2016 to 329,904 units. And the Ford Escape, the last SUV/crossover to take the best seller’s crown from the CR-V, posted a modest 0.2% uptick to 307,069 sales.
Together, the quartet added 92,000 sales to the U.S. auto industry’s ledger in 2016, a hugely meaningful improvement given the industry’s overall 56,000-unit increase.
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Seemingly, the rapid growth of subcompact crossover sales hasn’t impeded their bigger brethren from making meaningful gains.
Subcompact CUVs, led by the Jeep Renegade and GM’s Buick and Chevrolet twins – Encore and Trax – jumped 27% to 537,609.
Keep in mind, on their own, the CR-V and RAV4 sold more than 700,000 copies in 2016.
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.
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.