The Honda CR-V, the top-selling SUV/crossover in America in each of the last four years, lost 3% of its March sales and is down 3% through the first-quarter of 2016. As a result, the CR-V currently ranks third in its category, behind the surging Toyota RAV4 and the Ford Escape, which is growing faster than the segment in which it competes.
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At General Motors, the Equinox and Terrain combined for 9599 fewer sales in 2016’s first-quarter than during the same period one year ago.
Many of those sales – 7224 – were made up for by the Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax. The Encore and Trax, with base prices of $24,065 and $20,300 are high-profit variants of the $14,345 Chevrolet Sonic.
They also make General Motors a major player in the subcompact crossover arena. 27% of the category’s first-quarter sales were produced by the Encore and Trax. The Jeep Renegade is America’s top-selling subcompact SUV. March was the Renegade’s second-best month since launching one year ago. Both the Encore and Trax are refreshed for model year 2017.
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.