2012 Year End Top 25 Best-Selling SUVs In America


2013 Honda CR-V red
Not The Prettiest Vehicle In The Top 25,
But It Tops All Challengers

We knew months ago that the Ford Escape stood no chance. The Honda CR-V was bound to end 2012 as the best-selling SUV in the United States. Did we expect it to do so with a 29% improvement? Not so much.

The CR-V is one of two Hondas in this group of 25 SUVs and crossovers and one of eight Japanese-brand utility vehicles. Add to those Japanese SUVs two Korean nameplates and you see that, while not to the extent that it does so in the truck market, American manufacturers remain very strong players in the SUV category. 

15 of the top 25 is one thing, but Detroit brands also ended 2012 with 60% of the ten best sellers. Like the four Japanese brand vehicles in the top ten, those six American SUVs all recorded year-over-year increases in 2012.

GoodCarBadCar.net has already published U.S. brand rankings for 2012 and truck and car best seller lists – you can find links to those posts at the bottom of this post. The table below ranks America’s 25 favourite SUVs and crossovers by 2012 volume, but if you’re looking for more complete data or information on another vehicle, use the dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home. Select a make and/or model and away you go.

Rank
Best-Selling SUV
2012
2011
% Change
#1
Honda CR-V
281,652 218,373 + 29.0%
#2
Ford Escape
261,008 254,293 + 2.6%
#3
Chevrolet Equinox
218,621 193,274 + 13.1%
#4
Toyota RAV4
171,877 132,237 + 30.0%
#5
Ford Explorer
164,207 135,704 + 21.0%
#6
Jeep Grand Cherokee
154,734 127,744 + 21.1%
#7
Nissan Rogue
142,349 124,543 + 14.3%
#8
Jeep Wrangler
141,669 122,460 + 15.7%
#9
Ford Edge
127,969 121,702 + 5.1%
#10
Toyota Highlander
121,055 101,252 + 19.6%
#11
Kia Sorento
119,597 130,235 – 8.2%
#12
Honda Pilot
114,848 116,297 – 1.2%
#13
GMC Terrain
97,786 83,179 + 17.6%
#14
Lexus RX
95,381 82,595 + 15.5%
#15
Chevrolet Traverse
85,606 107,131 – 20.1%
#16
Dodge Journey
79,563 55,155 + 44.3%
#17
GMC Acadia
78,280 79,288 – 1.3%
#18
Subaru Forester
76,347 76,196 + 0.2%
#19
Jeep Liberty
75,483 66,684 + 13.2%
#20
Hyundai Santa Fe
71,016 74,391 – 4.5%
#21
Chevrolet Tahoe
68,904 80,527 – 14.4%
#22
Jeep Patriot
62,010 54,647 + 13.5%
#23
Cadillac SRX
57,485 56,905 + 1.0%
#24
Buick Enclave
56,703 58,392 – 2.9%
#25
Nissan Murano
51,675 53,626 – 3.6%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales 

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