Sales of compact crossovers in the US are down 13% in the first quarter of 2022, beating the overall market which is down 16%. That means the largest segment in the US grows its share of the US passenger car market stable to 24.1%, at a volume of 800,000 deliveries, up from 23.5% last year.
The Toyota RAV4 stays on top of the ranking and even improves its share of the class to 12.6% with sales down 11%. The battle for 2nd place is heating up, with the Honda CR-V down 38%, just 2,500 deliveries ahead of the Chevrolet Equinox, down 11%. The Tesla Model Y follows another 1,000 deliveries behind thanks to a 64% jump in deliveries. Sales of the Nissan Rogue are cut in half as the nameplate drops to 6th place, outsold by the Mazda CX-5 which grows its sales by 24%. Thanks to the new generation, the Hyundai Tucson manages to grow its sales by 20% and it’s closing in on the Ford Escape, down 3%. The latter’s sibling Ford Bronco Sport is up to 11th place, just behind the Subaru Outback and Forester, both of which losing share of the class. The GMC Terrain (+47%) and Jeep Compass (+22%) gain share and leapfrog the Chevrolet Blazer (-2%) and Volkswagen Tiguan (-33%). The Kia Sportage, in the process of being replaced by a new generation, is down 27%, while the Mitsubishi Outlander more than triples its sales as deliveries of the new generation have now found their stride. Its smaller sibling Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is also up significantly at +152%. In contrast, the Jeep Cherokee (-73%) and Buick Envision (-61%) are struggling.
Among the Model Y’s biggest rivals, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is up 2% in 26th place overall, followed closely by the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. The Volkswagen ID.4 is a little further behind at #36, while the Hyundai Nexo FCEV remains a niche player in 44th place, despite more than doubling its sales. The Audi Q4 hasn’t yet started customer deliveries.
The luxury part of the segment outperforms the mainstream compact crossovers with sales down 1%. Luxury crossovers make up 19.9% of the segment in Q1 of 2022, up from 17.4% in the same period of 2021. The Tesla Model Y sells more than triple the volume of the next best luxury crossover Mercedes-Benz GLC which is up 9%, distancing the BMW X3, down 7%. The Audi Q5 and Lexus NX both drop 30% and the Acura RDX shows a 32% decline and now feels the Volvo XC60 (-1%) breathing down its neck. The Lincoln Corsair is also pretty stable at -2%, outselling the Cadillac XT5 which is down by 43% and the Porsche Macan which is down 25%. The Genesis GV70 lands at #32, outselling the Mercedes-Benz GLB and Infiniti QX50, both losing about half of their sales. The Range Rover Velar, Land Rover Discovery Sport and Jaguar F-Pace also lose about half of their sales and are now outsold by the BMW X4 (+36%) and Alfa Romeo Stelvio (-16%). The Infiniti QX55 remains a niche player at just under 1,000 deliveries for the quarter.
Get all of the latest sales figures right to your inbox!
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.