The Ford Escape, refreshed for model year 2017, rose 5.5% to 30,861 units, second in class. Toyota’s top-selling RAV4 posted a significant 12% increase to 32,261 units, stretching the RAV4’s lead over the next-best-selling Honda CR-V to 9075 units heading into June.
Massive improvements were also reported by fraternal Korean twins, the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage, sales of which rose 90% and 91%, respectively.
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Meanwhile, subcompact crossovers collectively rose 26% in May and are up 60% so far this year. For the first time in its one-year history, the Jeep Renegade topped the 10K mark and was also one of five Jeeps among the 20 top-selling SUVs/crossovers in America in May.
The Renegade earned 23% of all U.S. subcompact CUV sales in May 2016. GM’s twins, the Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax, combined for 24% of the segment’s sales.
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.