June 2018 Crossover Sales Report: Mainstream Grows, While Luxury Segments Offer a Mixed Bag [News]

June 2018 Crossover Sales Report
2019 Acura RDX A-Spec. [Photo: Acura]

June 2018 crossover sales show more growth in almost every segment.

Crossovers make up a massively competitive part of the market. Across the size spectrum from compact to midsize, these vehicles accounted for hundreds of thousands of new car purchases just last month. But which manufacturer came out on top in June 2018? Well, that depends on how you slice it. In this comprehensive sales report, we’ve compared each size category and their competitors to see which one was the best-seller, by sheer volume, last month. We report full-size SUV sales on TFLtruck.com. We’re including mainstream and luxury crossovers in different sections, listed by size category.

Important note: GM just reported their first quarterly results since switching away from monthly sales. Results for GM combine sales from April, May and June 2018.

UPDATE 7/4/18: Added Volvo sales figures.

Jump to segment:


Subcompact Crossovers (Winner: Chevrolet Trax**)

As gas prices start to rise again, subcompact crossovers saw a spike in sales compared to June 2017. Accounting for GM’s new quarterly reporting, the Chevrolet Trax came out on top, with anĀ average selling rate of 8,835 units per month for April, May and June 2018. Chevrolet sold 26,507 total units of the Trax in the second quarter. The Honda HR-V came out second, while the Jeep Renegade rounded out the top three.

Make

Model

Jun 2018

Jun 2017

MoM change

Chevrolet

Trax

8,835** (26,507)

5,887 (18,570)

42.7%**

Honda

HR-V

8,657

8,872

-2.4%

Jeep

Renegade

8,533

9,180

-7.0%

Buick

Encore

7,722** 23,167)

6,563 (22,252**)

4.1%**

Ford

EcoSport

6,756 N/A* N/A*

Toyota

C-HR

4,331 3,100 40.0%

Hyundai

Kona

4,240 N/A* N/A*

Kia

Niro

2,720 2,188 24.3%

Mazda

CX-3

2,332 1,213 92.3%

Fiat

500X

401 510 -21.0%

*New model – 2017 sales figures are not available.

**GM reports sales quarterly. 2018 figure is an average across three months.


Compact Crossovers (Winner: Toyota RAV4)

Few surprises here, as the Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V round out the top three best-selling compact crossovers. The RAV4 and Rogue were neck-and-neck, while the CR-V gained significant ground over June of last year. Nearly every model in the segment gained sales ground, with the exception of the Subaru Forester and the Kia Sportage.

Make

Model

Jun 2018 Sales

Jun 2017 Sales

MoM change

Toyota

RAV4

37,722 34,120 10.6%

Nissan

Rogue

37,004 34,349 7.7%

Honda

CR-V

33,306 28,342 17.5%

Ford

Escape

28,901 27,151 6.4%

Chevrolet

Equinox

24,655*** (73,967) 29,182 (70,745) 4.6%***

Hyundai

Tucson

16,173 10,000 61.7%

Jeep

Compass

15,142 8,311 82.0%

Subaru

Forester

13,964 15,440 -9.6%

Mazda

CX-5

12,710 9,550 33.1%

Volkswagen

Tiguan

7,788 N/A* N/A*

GMC

Terrain

7,442*** (22,327) 5,464 (19,387) 15.2%***

Kia

Sportage

6,706 8,519 -21.3%

Mitsubishi

Outlander**

4,063 2,313 75.7%

Mitsubishi

Outlander Sport

3,380 2,705 25.0%

Buick

Envision

2,373*** (7,118) 5,007 (13,710***) -48.1%***

Mitsubishi

Eclipse Cross

807 N/A* N/A*

*New model – 2017 sales figures are not available.

**Includes sales of the Outlander PHEV.

***GM reports sales quarterly. 2018 figure is an average across three months.


Midsize Crossovers/SUVs (Winner: Jeep Grand Cherokee)

FCA made huge gains in the midsize segment this month, eclipsing the Toyota Highlander as the first and second best-selling crossover. The Jeep Grand Cherokee gained 23.0-percent over this time last year, while the 2019 Cherokee nearly doubled the model’s sales from June 2017.

Make

Model

Jun 2018 Sales

Jun 2017 Sales

MoM change

Jeep

Grand Cherokee

23,110 18,839 23.0%

Jeep

Cherokee

22,433 11,895 89.0%

Toyota

Highlander

21,604 17,237 25.3%

Ford

Explorer

19,310 21,304 -9.4%

Subaru

Outback

16,071 14,019 14.6%

Honda

Pilot

12,782 9,409 35.8%

Kia

Sorento

12,089 9,751 24.0%

Ford

Edge

11,822 13,411 -11.8%

Chevrolet

Traverse

11,964** (35,892) 10,780 (27,606**) 30.0%**

Dodge

Journey

11,286 6,073 86.0%

Hyundai

Santa Fe

10,526 12,586 -16.4%

Nissan

Murano

8,806 4,453 59.1%

Nissan

Pathfinder

6,736 6,578 2.4%

GMC

Acadia

6,702** (20,108) 7,884 (26,883**) -25.2%

Buick

Enclave

4,184** (12,551) 3,412 (10,011**) 25.4%**

Volkswagen

Atlas

3,699 2,413 53.3%

Mazda

CX-9

2,381 1,699 40.1%

*New model – 2017 sales figures are not available.

**GM reports sales quarterly. 2018 figure is an average across three months.

 


Subcompact Luxury Crossovers (Winner: BMW X1)

April 2018 Sales Report: BMW X1
BMW X1. [Photo: BMW]
The Mercedes-Benz GLA lost some momentum against its rivals in June, while the BMW X1 remains in the lead position. The BMW X2 gained sales in June 2018, while the Mercedes-Benz GLA shrank against the same time last year.

Make

Model

Jun 2018 Sales

Jun 2017 Sales

MoM change

BMW

X1

3,024

3,221

4.1%

BMW

X2

2,150

N/A*

N/A*

Audi

Q3

1,917

1,741

10.0%

Mercedes-Benz

GLA

1,722

2,081

-17.3%

Volvo

XC40

1,510

N/A*

N/A*

MINI

Countryman

1,473

1,430

3.0%

Infiniti

QX30

656

726

-9.6%

*New model – 2017 sales figures are not available.

 


Compact Luxury Crossovers (Winner: Acura RDX)

The Acura RDX emerged victorious in the luxury compact segment this month, thanks to a recent redesign. The Mercedes-Benz GLC still made major gains in June, but lost the overall crown to the RDX. All competitors in this segment gained ground with the exception of the BMW X4. There is a new X4 coming for the 2019 model year.

Make

Model

Jun 2018 Sales

Jun 2017 Sales

MoM change

Acura

RDX

7,292

5,327

36.9%

Mercedes-Benz

GLC

6,608

3,729

77.2%

Cadillac

XT5

5,682** (17,045)

5,091 (16,344*)

4.3%**

BMW

X3

5,366

3,566

50.5%

Lexus

NX

4,862

4,597

5.8%

Audi

Q5

4,728

4,498

5.0%

Volvo

XC60

3,306

124

2,566.1%

Lincoln

MKC

2,857

2,304

24.0%

Porsche

Macan

2,269

1,871

21.3%

Infiniti

QX50

1,710

1,210

41.3%

Alfa Romeo

Stelvio

1,231

N/A*

N/A*

BMW

X4

70

561

-87.5%

*New model – 2017 sales figures are not available.

**GM reports sales quarterly. 2018 figure is an average across three months.


Midsize Luxury Crossovers (Winner: Lexus RX)

The Lexus RX managed the top spot in June 2018, outselling the next most popular model, the BMW X5, 2-to-1. Midsize luxury SUV sales were a mixed bag, with Lexus and Audi gaining some ground. Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Porsche lost ground from June 2017.

Make

Model

Jun 2018 Sales

Jun 2017 Sales

MoM change

Lexus RX

8,854

8,408

5.3%

BMW X5

4,355

4,589

-5.1%

Infiniti QX60

3,382

3,358

0.7%

Mercedes-Benz GLE

3,318

4,824

-31.2%

Audi Q7

3,204

3,114

3.0%

Acura MDX

3,585

4,052

-11.5%

Volvo XC90

3,229

2,751

17.4%

Audi Q7

3,083

3,022

2.0%

Lincoln MKX

2,444

2,475

-1.3%

Porsche Cayenne

568

1,010

-43.8%

BMW X6

511

617

-17.2%

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