The Jeep Renegade, the cutest of the cute-utes, continues to pull away from the pack as it again dominated the subcompact crossover sales charts in April.
Renegade sales were up a mildly inflated 131 percent for the month and a very inflated 514 percent for the year, as it only just
Toyota's RAV4 led compact crossover sales again in April, but a surprising amount of negative numbers might mean the segment is cooling off.
The RAV4 had nearly a 32 percent increase in sales for the month and an 18 percent increase for the year to extend its lead over 2015's leader, the
The new-from-the-ground-up Honda Civic continued its hot sales streak as it kept the compact car sales lead and beat out the Toyota Camry as April's top seller.
More than 35,000 Civics found homes in April -- 3,000 more than the Toyota Corolla and 1,000 more than the Camry, 2015's sales champion.
The Toyota Camry has been the best-selling car in the United States for a long time, so it's a surprise that, although it kept the midsize sedan sales lead in April, it lost the overall monthly sales crown.
And it wasn't lost to a crossover.
The Camry held a commanding lead over
The much-improved Honda Civic returned to form in March, taking the compact car sales lead back from the Toyota Corolla and increasing its yearly lead.
Civic sales were up nearly 22 percent from March 2015 and is the biggest yearly gainer in the segment with a near-31 percent increase. It was
Jeep's Renegade is quickly becoming the dominant force in the subcompact crossover segment, leading all others in sales for the month and topping the second-place Subaru Crosstrek by nearly 2,000 sales.
The Renegade's monthly and yearly increases are exaggerated because it only just came out in March of last year, but
The Honda CR-V, 2015's best-selling crossover, took another uncharacteristic drop in sales for March, letting both the Nissan Rogue and the Ford Escape vault ahead.
Neither one could ouster the Toyota RAV4, which took the lead again for the month and is also the yearly sales leader in the category.
The Toyota Camry continued to lead midsize sedan sales in March, but a strong month for the Nissan Altima closed the ranks on the perennial leader.
Despite a sales drop from March of 2015, the Camry sold nearly 37,000 units for the month. Sales for the year are also down 4.2