In amongst America’s disappointing January 2014 sales figures there are healthy SUV and crossover results. The smaller utility vehicles featured in this post produced significant year-over-year improvements, most especially.
The Ford Escape and its most direct rivals combined for a 12.9% increase in January 2014 despite the class-leading Escape’s slight 2.4% decline. The 10,505 additional Jeep Cherokee sales (8470 more than its Liberty predecessor managed a year ago) were a big help.
Exclude the Liberty/Cherokee and the segment still generated a 6.9% gain with help from the second-ranked Honda CR-V, the two smallest Jeeps, and huge increases from the second, third, and fourth-ranked Japanese-brand utility vehicles at Toyota, Nissan, and Subaru.
Aside from the Countryman, sales of the smaller, car-like crossovers from Buick, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Subaru improved in January. Collectively, the group was up 65% last month. America’s trio of available off-road SUVs was up 10% last month, as well.
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 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.