June 2012 Small SUV Sales, Midsize SUV Sales, Large SUV Sales In America


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U.S. June 2012 small SUV sales chart
June 2012 Small SUV Sales Chart
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The Chevrolet Captiva Sport continues to sell more frequently than the Volkswagen Tiguan. Those two vehicles have very little to do with one another. They’re both small utility vehicles, yes, but one is a high-priced German which sells to consumers, the other a copy of the old Saturn Vue which sells to fleets. Still seems strange though, doesn’t it?

GM’s two consumer-directed small crossovers, the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, combined for 28,588 sales in June 2012. That would just have been enough to pip the Ford Escape… if the GM twins were a GM single. This was the best month ever for the Ford Escape. Honda’s CR-V is still the leader on year-to-date terms, both among small SUVs and crossovers and the whole gamut of SUVs and crossovers.

U.S. June 2012 midsize SUV sales chart
June 2012 Midsize SUV Sales Chart

Now with 2173 sales from its Police Interceptor version over the last four months, the Ford Explorer’s lead over the Jeep Grand Cherokee has expanded to 2777 units through six months. The Explorer’s June 2012 midsize victory was 2119-sales strong. 

GM’s Lambda platform trio is on the way back, however, as the 2012 clear out takes hold in earnest, in advance of the arrival of the revamped MY2013s. GM sold 24,573 Enclaves, Traverses, and Acadias in June 2012, up 44% from June 2011. Toyota, Honda, and Nissan combined for 24,815 sales of their highest-volume midsize utilities in June: the Highlander, Pilot, and Murano.

U.S. June 2012 large SUV sales chart
June 2012 Large SUV Sales Chart

Have you already checked out which jumbo-sized large sport-utility vehicle has been surging of late? U.S. Chevrolet Suburban sales jumped 53% in June 2012; the Good 12 winner is up 24% this year. June was the eleventh month in the last year in which Suburban sales were better year-over-year. Of the 22,402 large non-luxury brand SUVs sold in America in June, 23% were Suburbans. Another 49% were Chevrolet Tahoes or Chevy twins from GMC, the Yukon and better-selling Yukon XL.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all these models can be accessed through the first dropdown menu at the top of GCBC’s Sales Stats home or at the top right of this page. After the jump you can examine detailed June 2012 and year-to-date sales figures for small, midsize, and large SUVs and crossovers. Click any of the three accompanying charts for a larger view.

Small SUV
June 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
3511
—– 17,921 —–
Chevrolet Equinox
20,793
+ 15.8% 110,890 + 15.7%
Dodge Journey
6896
+ 49.2% 36,751 + 35.6%
Ford Escape
28,500
+ 28.0% 127,167 + 3.7%
GMC Terrain
7795
+ 11.5% 46,602 + 12.7%
Honda CR-V
23,282
+ 50.3% 146,682 + 32.2%
Hyundai Santa Fe
6703
– 16.1% 34,440 – 1.1%
Hyundai Tucson
4231
– 4.0% 23,833 + 1.3%
Jeep Compass
4070
– 14.5% 20,513 – 1.2%
Jeep Patriot
5590
– 4.3% 32,707 + 12.2%
Jeep Wrangler
14,461
+ 28.1% 70,871 + 33.1%
Kia Sorento
10,826
+ 8.1% 57,524 – 6.9%
Kia Sportage
3950
– 9.8% 20,582 – 18.9%
Mazda CX-5
4551
—– 16,031 —–
Mazda CX-7
672
– 74.5% 10,659 – 31.6%
Mazda Tribute
1
– 99.7% 501 – 63.0%
Mini Countryman
1819
+ 27.6% 9260 + 13.7%
Mitsubishi Outlander
687
– 16.4% 4067 – 15.3%
Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport
1461
+ 13.0% 8050 + 2.6%
Nissan Juke
3101
+ 52.7% 18,728 + 7.2%
Nissan Rogue
10,999
+ 46.8% 71,838 + 24.0%
Subaru Forester
7233
+ 32.3% 37,096 – 0.1%
Suzuki Grand Vitara
419
+ 2.2% 2562 + 0.4%
Toyota RAV4
15,129
+ 66.2% 89,438 + 22.3%
Volkswagen Tiguan
2885
+ 16.9% 14,940 + 6.5%

Midsize SUV
June 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Buick Enclave
5207
+ 30.0% 27,866 – 0.5%
Chevrolet Traverse
9570
+ 41.0% 48,866 – 2.3%
Dodge Durango
3295
– 43.5% 21,446 – 9.0%
Dodge Nitro
81
– 95.9% 3137 – 74.2%
Ford Edge
10,259
+ 6.2% 65,436 + 9.1%
Ford Explorer
14,625
+ 40.3% 77,894 + 18.3%
Ford Flex
3140
+ 34.5% 16,489 + 19.5%
GMC Acadia
9796
+ 55.9% 42,160 + 5.9%
Honda Pilot
9959
+ 10.2% 54,876 + 6.3%
Hyundai Veracruz
671
– 31.3% 3783 – 9.2%
Jeep Grand Cherokee
12,506
+ 39.4% 75,117 + 38.2%
Jeep Liberty
7892
+ 50.3% 42,339 + 35.3%
Mazda CX-9
1831
– 24.6% 11,108 – 28.5%
Mitsubishi Endeavor
41
– 97.7% 418 – 92.3%
Nissan Murano
4477
+ 30.3% 27,179 + 10.2%
Nissan Pathfinder
2706
+ 28.2% 15,350 + 25.4%
Nissan Xterra
1580
+ 9.2% 8686 + 8.8%
Subaru Tribeca
184
+ 2.2% 1091 – 14.4%
Toyota 4Runner
4230
+ 55.7% 22,488 + 2.5%
Toyota FJ Cruiser
1074
+ 6.8% 6378 – 7.2%
Toyota Highlander
10,379
+ 41.6% 57,444 + 19.8%


Large SUV
June 2012
%
Change
Year To Date
YTD
% Change
Chevrolet Suburban
5136
+ 53.1% 23,068 + 24.0%
Chevrolet Tahoe
6427
+ 17.4% 33,274 – 2.2%
Ford Expedition
3361
+ 9.4% 18,613 – 0.4%
GMC Yukon
2279
– 24.0% 12,662 – 16.5%
GMC Yukon XL
2343
+ 52.1% 8975 – 1.6%
Nissan Armada
1763
+ 27.5% 9474 + 8.5%
Toyota Sequoia
1093
+ 18.2% 6249 + 6.0%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC

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