June 2016 sales of small SUVs and crossovers jumped 12%, year-over-year, double the rate of growth seen in the category in the first five months of 2016.
Gains were obvious almost across the board. The Chevrolet Equinox/GMC Terrain, Dodge Journey, Jeep Cherokee, Mazda CX-5, and Subaru Forester were the exceptions, though most of their decreases were marginal.
Huge leaps from the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage propelled Hyundai-Kia to 6.8% market share in the category, up from 3.5% a year ago.
A refreshed Ford Escape appears to have helped 2011’s top-selling SUV nameplate turn a corner: sales jumped 20% in June. Jeep’s Compass/Patriot duo continue their rapid expansion as they head toward a transition phase (into one nameplate) at the end of the year.
The Honda CR-V grabbed top honours back from the Toyota RAV4, which led in seven consecutive months and maintained its year-to-date lead at the halfway point of 2016.
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Among smaller subcompact utility vehicles, June 2016’s leader was once again the Jeep Renegade. General Motors’ Buick Encore/Chevrolet Trax twins combined to outsell the baby Jeep. Mazda’s CX-3 remains terribly rare.
Granted, the CX-3 isn’t particularly common on dealer lots, either. Cars.com’s inventory shows fewer than 5,000 in stock, compared with 13,000 Honda HR-Vs.
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. 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.