American Honda’s overwhelmingly strong August produced a year-to-date lead for the Honda CR-V, not to mention a 7940-unit victory in August 2013 itself. Never before had Honda sold that many CR-Vs in a single month in the United States.
Ford Escape volume slid 5% in August but has risen 16% so far this year.
The five top small utility vehicles from Japan’s brands combined for 97,098 sales in August 2013, up 52% from 63,809 in August 2012. The CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, and Mazda CX-5 are America’s first, fourth, seventh, twelfth, and 22nd-best-selling SUVs/CUVs overall so far this year.
Not unpredictably, the CX-5’s 118% year-over-year improvement through the first two-thirds of 2013 ranks fourth among utility vehicles of all sizes. (The CX-5’s eight-month performance in 2013 compares with only six months from 2012.)
Only the BMW X1, Nissan Pathfinder, and Mercedes-Benz G-Class have reported larger percentage gains.
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.