By no means is the RAV4 America’s only fast-growing small SUV. The new Hyundai Tucson nearly doubled its February volume last month. The story’s similar with the Mitsubishi Outlander and Volkswagen Tiguan.
But the Tucson, Outlander, and Tiguan are relatively low-volume players in the category. Consider the fact, however, that the only RAV4 rivals to post year-over-year declines in February were twins from General Motors, the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. Escape, CR-V, Sportage, and Forester all reported double-digit increases.
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America’s subcompact utility vehicle category continues to grow by leaps and bounds, as well. Granted, they remain relatively uncommon vehicles. Combined, the RAV4 and CR-V outsold the whole subcompact category by nearly 14,000 units in February. The Subaru Crosstrek topped the smaller segment last month, but posted its second consecutive – and third ever – year-over-year decline.
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.