Honda is often at its best when responding to a recently developed trend with small but perfectly packaged vehicles. Hondas don’t need to be the most attractive members in the category because they are often better built and among the most efficient, besides carrying a built-in reputation for reliability.
With those factors firmly in its grasp, the smallest Honda crossover generated 7760 more sales in the month of June to add to the 6381 sold in May.
These subcompact crossovers, even the better-selling ones like the HR-V, continue to be low-volume contenders in an arena firmly controlled by their slightly bigger brethren. Honda sold 3.7 CR-Vs for every HR-V in June. The second, third, fourth, fifth, and seventh-best-selling SUVs/CUVs in America are all direct CR-V rivals.
At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.
Reminder: these are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by June volume by clicking the June 2015 column header, or you can rank SUVs/crossovers by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header.
As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.
* Italicized, asterisked, unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. ^ Escalade here does not include sales of the EXT, which is shown with pickup trucks.
Rather than listing the 500L with the Mini Paceman and Countryman in these SUV/crossover rankings, it’s with cars in large part because it is not available with all-wheel-drive. The placement of numerous crossovers often prompts disagreement, but consider the vehicle type’s name: crossover. By its very definition, it crosses over from one category into another. The very act of calling, for example, the Toyota Venza a car or a utility vehicle requires ignorance of the fact that the Venza (or Outback, Crosstour, Encore, Countryman, 500L) is a square peg that can’t be squeezed through a round hole.