December’s poor results aside, 2013 was a good time to be selling SUVs and crossovers in the United States.
Up a notch or three in size and/or price from the outright best sellers – CR-V, Escape, Equinox, RAV4 – the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota 4Runner, and Toyota Highlander all sold in greater numbers in 2013 than in 2012.
On the flip side, the aging Ford Flex slid 8%, Nissan Murano volume suffered with the three-row Pathfinder going all car-like in the same showroom, and Volkswagen Touareg sales plunged 22%. Porsche’s Cayenne sold more than twice per Touareg. The Audi Q7 was almost twice as common a purchase/lease.
Hyundai-Kia’s twins, the Santa Fe and Sorento, vehicles we also show alongside similarly priced small SUVs and crossovers, were on opposite sides of the ledger. Santa Fe sales are blossoming; Sorento sales are falling. The Hyundai Veracruz, Jeep Liberty, and Mitsubishi Endeavor all died off. The Subaru Tribeca’s replacement is still apparently a long ways off.
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 now sortable, so you can rank so-called midsize SUVs and crossovers any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.