This is one of the more popular segments in the auto industry, and will likely remain that way if gas prices remain high. It is obvious the microchip shortage has had a big effect on most of the top 20 small SUVs over the first three months of 2022.
Congrats to Mazda for a big increase in the CX-5, and to Mitsubishi for the Outlander, which is up a huge 218%. Honda showed big progress with their smallest SUV, the HR-V.
This is usually a very close contest between Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, but so far, it is a runaway for Toyota. The race for second place, however, is tight between CR-V and Chevy Equinox.
With all automakers reporting first quarter sales, here are your small SUV sales leaders through March 2022 and how that number compared to the same period in March 2021:
|1. Toyota RAV4||101,192||11%|
|2. Honda CR-V||58,579||38%|
|3. Chevrolet Equinox||56,037||11%|
|4. Mazda CX-5||50,653||40%|
|5. Nissan Rogue||45,235||48%|
|6. Honda HR-V||42,168||61%|
|7. Ford Escape||39,962||3%|
|8. Hyundai Tucson||39,655||20%|
|9. Subaru CrossTrek||37,463||6%|
|10. Subaru Forester||31,358||34%|
|11. GMC Terrain||24,944||47%|
|12. Jeep Compass||24,409||47%|
|13. Nissan Kicks||20,578||16%|
|14. VW Tiguan||18,234||33%|
|15. Kia Sportage||16,460||1%|
|16. Hyundai Kona||15,536||30%|
|17. VW Taos||13,685||N/A|
|18. Mitsubishi Outlander||13,065||218%|
|19. Kia Seltos||11,119||33%|
|20. Toyota Venza||10,836||20%|