Jeep Renegade Remains King of the Cute Utes, Leads Subcompact Crossover Sales

2015 jeep renegade
2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

Jeep’s all-new Renegade continues to be a success as it again leads all subcompact crossovers in sales for November.

The big-eyed cute-ute led the list with 7,345 sales for the month, passing the Subaru XV Crosstrek, which had been the best seller for most of the year.

More than 50,000 Renegade were sold this year, putting it in fourth place overall. The Subie is the class sales leader with over 80,000 sold.

Most of the cars in this burgeoning segment are new, but the XV’s sales are up 17 percent from November 2014 and over 23 percent for the year.

2016 Chevrolet Trax LTZ
2016 Chevrolet Trax LTZ

Chevrolet’s Trax continues to put up solid numbers as well, taking third place overall and beating out its sister car, the Buick Encore. For the year, though, the Buick has a slight lead over the Chevy. The Encore, being one of the pioneers of the class, is also up from last year to the tune of 12 percent for the month and 33 percent for the year.

Fiat’s 500x, the cousin of the leading Renegade, also made a strong showing for the month, and the all-new Mazda CX-3 is off to a good start.

Alas, the Nissan Juke, one of the first subcompact crossovers, is down over five percent for the month and 30 percent for the year. Nissan has pledged a second generation Juke, so hopefully they will improve the current car’s shortcomings – namely a distinct lack of interior space – while keeping its fun-to-drive dynamics and unique styling.

November 2015 Subcompact Crossover Sales

Nov 2015 # Nov ’15/’14 % YTD 2015 # YTD ’15/’14 %
Jeep Renegade 7,345 NEW 51,971 NEW
Subaru XV Crosstrek 6,786 17.0% 80,837 23.5%
Chevrolet Trax 6,481 NEW 57,707 NEW
Buick Encore 5,133 12.1% 61,051 33.3%
Honda HR-V 3,505 NEW 37,232 NEW
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2,955 10.3% 33,610 18.8%
Nissan Juke 1,897 -5.5% 25,163 -30.2%
Fiat 500X 1,833 NEW 7,467 NEW
Mazda CX-3 1,323 NEW 4,743 NEW
MINI Countryman 1,260 -18.4% 14,538 -29.8%
MINI Paceman 330 21.8% 1,670 -14.5%

Check out this TFLcar off-road video of the 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: