Jeep kept pace with America’s new vehicle market as overall automobile sales slid 4.4% in the United States in September 2013 and Jeep volume fell 4.5%.
Yet aside from the Wrangler’s slight 0.9% drop, a 113-unit decline, every continuing Jeep model sold more often this September than in September 2012. Year-over-year sales of the Compass jumped 27%; the Patriot reported a 12% year-over-year increase. (Grand Cherokee sales rose 19%.)
Excluding the defunct Liberty, which was not yet replaced by the wild looking new Cherokee at dealers in September, Jeep sales were up 11.5% from 33,589 to 37,464 in September 2013. Even if we include the Liberty, which sold 5646 copies in September 2012 but only 34 in September 2013, Jeep’s daily selling rate was up 3.8%. September 2013 had two fewer days of sales than the same month one year earlier, and this year’s September results included no Labour Day weekend sales.
America’s four best-selling utility vehicles in September 2013 are displayed in this small SUV/crossover segment breakdown, plus the seventh-ranked Jeep Wrangler and the eighth and ninth-ranked Nissan Rogue and Subaru Forester. The Ford Escape ended the month as the top-ranked SUV; the Honda CR-V is America’s best-selling small utility vehicle and best-selling utility vehicle overall through the first three quarters of 2013.
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.