U.S. Small SUV sales chart October 2011

Seven out of every ten smallerish sport utilities and crossovers sold in America last month were tallied up by the eight most popular smaller SUVs/crossovers. That’s one-third of the nameplates grabbing more than two-thirds of the sales. The fact that Hyundai’s Santa Fe and Kia’s Sorento are included on the small side of the ledger skews this a bit, but they’re both so inexpensive that their natural rivals aren’t necessarily bigger SUVs like the Honda Pilot.

Aside from the all-new-at-this-time-last-year Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, no small utility vehicle reported a better year-over-year increase than the Jeep Compass. October 2011 Compass sales totalled 5179, a 566% improvement from October 2010. Apart from the dying Mazda Tribute and Honda Element, the Subaru Forester’s 19% drop was exceeded only by the Toyota RAV4 and its 27% plunge.

Among somewhat larger SUVs and crossovers, three utility vehicles garnered more than 10% of the market. 38.4% of all mainstream midsize utility vehicles sold were either Honda Pilots, Ford Explorers, or Jeep Grand Cherokees. Throw another 10% of the market in the direction of the Ford Edge.

The Mitsubishi Endeavor’s 50% year-over-year drop is easily explained by its defunct status. Hyundai Veracruz sales slid 29%. Through ten months, Ford Flex sales are 22% off last year’s pace. Positively speaking, Ford Explorer sales jumped 225%, and the Pilot was up 53% in October. The Dodge Durango’s 6562% jump simply manifests the deflated state of October 2010’s Durango sales total. These numbers and many more can be viewed in the exhaustive tables of SUV sales stats after the jump.

U.S. midsize SUV sales chart October 2011
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Large SUVs are far from the dominant U.S. market force they were just six or seven years ago. Compared with last year, however, America’s five mainstream truck-based sport-utility vehicles are much, much healthier. October was a down month for both the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, but like the Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, and Ford Expedition, GMC jumbo SUV sales in the first ten months of 2011 have improved.

In the case of the Yukon, sales are way up. Its 21% jump equals 4722 more sales between January and October than there were between January and October of 2010. 

As was the case with GCBC’s changed small and midsize SUV charts – a change which is explained here  – you’ll find more info for October and 2011’s SUV sales figures after the jump.

U.S. large SUV sales chart October 2011

Small SUV
October 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Chevrolet Equinox
15,108
+ 18% 160,143 + 43%
Dodge Journey
5028
+ 36% 46,734 + 11%
Ford Escape
19,046
+ 31% 206,896 + 31%
GMC Terrain
6350
+ 17% 69,801 + 54%
Honda CR-V
19,326
+ 7% 180,361 + 11%
Honda Element
287
– 75% 11,455 – 5%
Hyundai Santa Fe
5199
+ 44% 63,180 – 2%
Hyundai Tucson
3777
+ 24% 38,673 + 19%
Jeep Compass
5179
+ 566% 39,192 + 160%
Jeep Patriot
3581
+ 22% 46,234 +47%
Jeep Wrangler
9892
+ 25% 101,820 + 28%
Kia Sorento
10,178
– 4% 109,903 + 23%
Kia Sportage
3519
+ 32% 40,628 + 109%
Mazda CX-7
2807
+ 13% 30,642 + 32%
Mazda Tribute
210
– 44% 2292 – 27%
Mini Countryman
2012
—– 13,290 —–
Mitsubishi Outlander
753
– 4% 8149 – 22%
Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport
1286
+ 4187% 13,776 + 45,820%
Nissan Juke
2885
+ 37% 30,344 + 1343%
Nissan Rogue
10,034
+ 13% 101,412 + 26%
Subaru Forester
5385
– 19% 61,766 – 13%
Suzuki Grand Vitara
318
– 9% 4097 + 10%
Toyota RAV4
10,680
– 27% 106,800 – 24%
Volkswagen Tiguan
1721
+ 18% 21,737 + 30%


Midsize SUV
October 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Enclave
4509
– 4% 48,913 + 9%
Chevrolet Traverse
7197
– 13% 90,661 + 5%
Dodge Durango
3864
+ 6562% 42,944 + 23,367%
Dodge Nitro
2031
– 5% 20,784 + 16%
Ford Edge
9161
– 10% 99,940 + 3%
Ford Explorer
11,987
+ 225% 108,944 + 134%
Ford Flex
1910
– 6% 23,012 – 22%
GMC Acadia
5034
– 7% 67,047 + 22%
Honda Pilot
12,466
+ 53% 94,169 + 12%
Hyundai Veracruz
749
– 29% 7585 + 6%
Jeep Grand Cherokee
11,084
– 13% 96,853 + 59%
Jeep Liberty
5997
+ 51% 55,322 + 34%
Mazda CX-9
2465
– 1% 16,967 + 21%
Mitsubishi Endeavor
222
– 50% 9345 + 179%
Nissan Murano
4600
+ 16% 43,278 – 3%
Nissan Pathfinder
2072
+ 41% 20,955 + 22%
Nissan Xterra
1523
– 6% 14,608 – 15%
Subaru Tribeca
266
+ 51% 2236 + 8%
Toyota 4Runner
3688
– 12% 36,220 – 3%
Toyota FJ Cruiser
1033
– 17% 11,452 – 9%
Toyota Highlander
8026
– 7% 81,106 + 13%


Large SUV
October 2011
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Chevrolet Suburban
4655
+ 7% 37,710 + 4%
Chevrolet Tahoe
7060
+ 5% 63,696 + 3%
Ford Expedition
3773
+ 35% 32,995 + 12%
GMC Yukon
2958
– 20% 27,295 + 21%
GMC Yukon XL
2217
– 33% 19,273 + 3%
Nissan Armada
1478
+ 3% 14,595 – 5%
Toyota Sequoia
1088
– 25% 9796 – 8%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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