Mazda CX-5 Outsells Subaru Outback, Subaru Forester, Ford Escape in November

In today’s market with severe product shortages, reports on “sales” are more like reports on production capacity. As parts and components cause manufacturers to shut down or downsize production lines, the reports you see today don’t reflect buyer preference as much as they used to. However, we feel it is important to highlight manufacturers who are able to keep their products flowing in the consumer aisles.

For November, Maza’s CX-5 has pulled back a bit from its previous highs. However, with 10,509 units delivered per month, it managed to surpass sales of the Subaru Outback (10,454), and the Subaru Forester (3,719). We have contacted a Subaru media representative to confirm that the Forester numbers are correct and have received confirmation of them. Commenting on the November deliveries, Jeff Walters, Senior Vice President of Sales at Subaru, said, “Together with our retailers, we are working hard to get vehicles to consumers amid ongoing production shortfalls as Subaru remains in high demand.”

Mazda’s sale isn’t just for small businesses. The Mazda CX-5 outperformed the crossover of the same size from the Ford, Escape (9420). Ford didn’t comment directly on sales of the Escape, which is in the country’s largest auto segment, but instead focused on Mustang Mach-E deliveries which were just 3,088 units.

The Mazda CX-5 November sales weren’t at the expense of the newer CX-30 (4,404) crossover which posted a massive 66% sales increase in November. Mazda also had a good month with its CX-9, which posted 17% sales growth compared to last November. Mazda was also able to deliver 55 of its all-new MX-30 battery-powered electric vehicles.

Honda may be the leader in sales of compact crossovers for the month of November with sales of 20,682 units of the CR-V *.

Sales of the Miata, Mazda6 and Mazda3 have fallen from previous highs, and production of the CX-3 is now discontinued (having been replaced by the CX-30 and the new generation Mazda3).

Overall, Mazda sales have been up, not down, over the past 12 months. Year-to-date sales totaled 313,334 cars. An increase of 26.4% compared to the same period last year.

Image courtesy of Mazda

*Noticeable: Not all manufacturers report monthly sales data. Stay tuned for more details after the quarterly and year-end reports in early January.

John Gorham He is a longtime member of the New England Motor Press and a recovering engineer. John’s interest in electric vehicles dates back to 1990 when he designed an EV battery thermal control system as part of an academic team. After earning his degree in mechanical engineering, John completed a marketing program at Northeastern University and worked with manufacturers of automotive components, in the semiconductor industry, and in biotechnology. In addition to Torque News, John’s work has appeared in print in dozens of US news outlets and provides reviews for many auto shopping sites. You can follow John on TikTokToknCars, at Twitterand check out his credentials on Linkedin

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