Jeep sales surge 45% for best month ever

According to figures released this morning, Jeep sales jumped nearly 45% in March as deliveries of the Compass exploded by triple digits and propelled the brand to a new monthly benchmark.

Compass turnover skyrocketed 553%, and sales of every other Jeep model were up by double digits.

Jeep Sales for March 2018
Model March 2018 March 2017 Change Q1/2018 Q1/2017 Change
Cherokee 23,764 14,589 63% 50,610 40,755 24%
Compass 17,302 2,651 553% 43,520 8,552 409%
Grand Cherokee 19,616 20,374 -4% 53,448 56,600 -6%
Patriot (disc.) 100 5,968 -98% 364 16,180 -98%
Renegade 9,771 8,065 21% 24,659 25,345 -3%
Wrangler 27,829 16,336 70% 55,504 41,311 34%
Total Jeep 98,382 67,983 45% 228,105 188,743 21%

Jeep easily beat Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota to be the top-selling utility brand in March — and actually outsold the combined Toyota-Lexus results, as well as the Ford-Lincoln combination.

2018 jeep compass

FCA was second only to General Motors in total utility deliveries last month, and was runner-up in first-quarter turnover.

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Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the site contact form.

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