As midsize car sales in America grew 5% in September 2014 and compact cars less than 1%, small crossovers and SUVs jumped 25% thanks to major growth from General Motors, Honda, Jeep, Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota.
Those are all major automakers which were selling a healthy number of smaller utility vehicles in September 2013.
Before sales increased, in some cases dramatically. CR-V-class crossovers accounted for 15.5% of all new vehicles sold in the United States in September 2014, 19.6% of all non-pickup/van sales, and 48.2% of all utility vehicle sales.
One out of every five Hondas sold in September was a CR-V. The RAV4 generates 11.3% of all Toyota MoCo sales in the U.S. in 2014, up from 9.4% a year ago. The Ford Escape is bleeding market share, but it was Ford Motor Company’s second-best-selling model in September, generating three times the volume of the Lincoln brand.
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.