August 2015 YTD U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings - Top 96 Best-Selling SUVs In America - Every SUV Ranked

2013 Ford Escape green
Only four of the 30 best-selling SUVs and crossovers in America are selling less often in 2015 than they did in 2014. 

Only three of the 25 best-selling SUVs/CUVs in America are in decline. 

And only one of the 22 top-selling SUV/crossover models on sale in the United States is less numerous in terms of new vehicle sales in the first eight months of 2015 than during the first eight months of 2014.

That final vehicle, the Ford Escape, is down 2% in 2015, a loss of 3905 units. It's still America's second-most-popular utility vehicle, 25,035 sales back of the top-selling Honda CR-V.

U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - July 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD

The CR-V's lead is substantial, and the consistency with which the CR-V has built up that lead is notable. In each of the last twelve months, the CR-V has been America's top-selling SUV/crossover. 

If it succeeds in holding on to this lead – and with four months remaining it's all but certain that the CR-V will – than 2015 will be the fourth consecutive year and the eighth year in the last nine that the Honda CR-V will end a calendar year as America's favourite SUV/crossover.

August 2015 YTD U.S. Passenger Car Sales Rankings - Top 156 Best-Selling Cars In America - Every Car Ranked

2015 Ford Focus blue
After sliding 1% through the first seven months of 2015, U.S. sales of cars plunged 10% in August 2015. 

The drop was caused by sharp declines from some of the most popular passenger car nameplates in America: Camry, Accord, Corolla, Civic, Cruze, Fusion, Elantra, Focus. 

U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - July 2015 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD

In August 2015, as car volume tumbled by nearly 80,000 units compared with August 2014, the Camry, Accord, Cruze, and Focus attracted 31,000 fewer buyers all on their own.

August 2015 YTD U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings - Top 283 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - Every Vehicle Ranked

2016 Volvo S60 CC white sedan
New vehicle sales in the United States declined modestly in August 2015, a drop largely caused by a shorter August this year than last and the exclusion of Labour Day sales that were included in August 2014's figures. The industry remains hot, on pace to top the 17- million-sale mark for the first time since 2001.

Evidence of the warmth of the market is clearly seen in the pickup truck sector. America's first, second, and third-best-selling new vehicles in August and through the first eight months of 2015 were all trucks. The Ford F-Series, which slowly transitioned out of the previous iteration and into the current aluminum-intensive model, has posted gains in each of the last two months, a welcome result at Ford, where car sales slid 7% in August.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - July 2015 YTD
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2014 YTD

The F-Series trails GM's full-size truck twins in terms of overall U.S. new vehicle sales volume. On a calendar year basis, the Silverado and Sierra haven't outsold the F-Series since 2009.

America's best-selling car continues to be the Toyota Camry, but it was unseated by the declining Honda Accord in August, specifically. Honda's CR-V, meanwhile, has topped the SUV/crossover sales leaderboard in 12 consecutive months.

Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - August 2015

2016 Honda Accord
Ford F-Series sales jumped 5% for the second consecutive month, America's second and third-best-selling vehicles posted meaningful year-over-year improvements, and the U.S. auto industry still managed to decline by slightly less than 1% in August 2015. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2015 YTD

Blame the loss of Labour Day weekend to September figures, after three consecutive years in which Labour Day – which is, in fact, a September holiday – sales figures were included in August's results. With one fewer selling day and the loss of those Labour Day sales, U.S. new vehicle sales in August 2015 fell by 8900 units in comparison with August 2014.

Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - August 2015

2016 Hyundai Tucson rear
Canada's three best-selling vehicles all posted significant year-over-year sales declines in August 2015. 

The Canadian auto industry nevertheless managed to produce a 2.3%, 4000-unit improvement compared with August 2014 despite a loss of 2611 sales from the top-selling Ford F-Series, second-ranked Ram P/U, and the Honda Civic, Canada's top-selling car.

In fact, the best-selling minivan, Dodge's Grand Caravan, tumbled 11%, and the Ford Escape, Canada's best-selling utility vehicle, slid 13%. 

All these losses were more than counteracted by big gains from popular vehicles like the GM's full-size pickup trucks; the Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Rogue, Jeep Cherokee, Honda CR-V, and Dodge Journey; and products like the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Lexus NX, and GM's midsize truck tandem.