April 2013 U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings - Top 88 Best-Selling SUVs In America - Every SUV Ranked

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The U.S. auto industry collected 1,467,409 sales via 88 SUVs and crossovers in the first four months of 2013. 27% of those sales came from the five best-selling utility vehicles in America, the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Explorer, and Toyota RAV4. Combined, the top five outsold the bottom 61 utilities in the first third of this year.

These 88 SUVs and crossovers accounted for 29.5% of the U.S. new vehicle market, both year-to-date and in April. If you were persuaded to include the Honda Crosstour, Toyota Venza, Audi A4 Allroad, Volvo XC70, Subaru XV Crosstrek, and Subaru Outback in the SUV list (and not with 143 other passenger cars), then utility vehicle sales would rise to 1,542,611, equal to 31% of the overall new vehicle market.


The Outback, America's 21st-best-selling car, would rank as America's 12th-best-selling SUV. The debate about vehicle classification has always been pointless, and we're now realizing more than ever that it'll be an endless one. Buick Encore? Mini Paceman? Nissan Juke? 

We've got all three here, but they could easily join the car list. For that matter, so could the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Chevrolet Equinox, America's three most popular ess-you-vees. All three can deliver decent empeegees, after all.


36 different SUVs and crossovers have sold less often this year than last. Six of those vehicles have been cancelled, however. This means nearly two-thirds of SUV nameplates have sold more often in 2013 than in 2012, at least through these first four months. Some of the biggest gains belong to vehicles which weren't on sale in all of 2012's first four months (JX35, CX-5) or have enjoyed a wholesale replacement (Pathfinder, RDX). But the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, GMC Yukon XL, Toyota Land Cruiser, and Audi Q7 have all posted improvements of at least 40%: big improvements for big SUVs.


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GoodCarBadCar isolated pickup trucks, minivans, commercial vans, and passenger cars already. In a market which reported These utility vehicles, with an extra 161,355 units between them - having lost 12,066 sales from the departures of the Dodge Nitro, Mazda CX-7, Mazda Tribute, and Suzuki XL7 - are up 12.4% in 2013.

These are year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs by April volume by clicking the April 2013 column header, or you can rank SUVs by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list an automaker's cars together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header. Just remember, the list is horizontally flipped from the norm: YTD on the left, monthly data on the right.

As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page.

Click Column Headers To Sort - April 2014May 2013March 2013
Rank
SUV/Crossover
April 2013 
YTD
% Change
April
2013
% Change
#1
Ford Escape 98,809 + 30.7% 25,826 + 52.0%
#2
Honda CR-V 91,893 - 6.4% 26,519 + 12.2%
#3
Chevrolet Equinox 79,834 + 14.3% 20,965 + 14.7%
#4
Ford Explorer 66,637 + 39.6% 15,440 + 9.6%
#4.1
Ford Explorer 62,853 + 33.6% 14,204 + 5.8%
#4.2
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor 3784 + 445% 1236 + 85.3%
#5
Toyota RAV4 59,954 + 8.9% 18,541 + 22.0%
#6
Jeep Grand Cherokee 48,136 - 2.4% 15,003 + 26.8%
#7
Nissan Rogue 46,200 - 5.4% 11,904 + 39.0%
#8
Jeep Wrangler 45,291 + 7.9% 13,445 + 10.3%
#9
Ford Edge 41,891 - 3.5% 10,357 - 1.5%
#10
Toyota Highlander 39,321 + 11.1% 9793 + 4.7%
#11
Honda Pilot 38,839 + 13.7% 10,613 + 20.2%
#12
Kia Sorento 34,864 - 2.1% 8909 - 7.3%
#13
Chevrolet Traverse 34,817 + 18.3% 8405 + 8.4%
#14
GMC Terrain 34,770 + 15.8% 7964 + 1.6%
#15
Subaru Forester 30,510 + 35.4% 9366 + 65.3%
#16
Dodge Journey 29,774 + 23.7% 6782 + 14.3%
#17
Nissan Pathfinder 28,839 + 181% 6473 + 215%
#18
GMC Acadia 28,503 + 22.7% 6681 + 9.8%
#19
Lexus RX 28,457 + 15.1%7053 + 3.1%
#20
Hyundai Santa Fe 26,386 + 26.5% 6940 + 9.8%
#21
Chevrolet Tahoe 25,824 + 31.2% 9052 + 54.9%
#22
Jeep Patriot 24,789 + 16.8% 5792 + 10.1%
#23
Mazda CX-5 24,073 + 221% 6262 + 77.8%
#24
Buick Enclave 20,609 + 29.2% 4797 - 4.1%
#25
Dodge Durango 18,956 + 32.5% 5386 + 65.4%
#26
Toyota 4Runner 16,919 + 22.3% 3846 + 1.7%
#27
Chevrolet Captiva Sport 16,694 + 55.8% 4315 + 23.5%
#28
Jeep Compass 16,468 + 29.4% 4465 + 23.5%
#29
Cadillac SRX 16,334 - 5.5% 3478 - 13.0%
#30
BMW X5 15,335 + 25.3% 3444 - 3.3%
#31
Hyundai Tucson 14,743 - 1.4% 3733 - 4.5%
#32
Nissan Murano 14,257 - 21.5% 2404 - 20.1%
#33
Acura RDX 13,247 + 171% 4088 + 106%
#34
Chevrolet Suburban 13,097 - 1.9% 3682 + 6.3%
#35
Mercedes-Benz M-Class 12,442 - 14.4% 3280 + 7.3%
#36
Acura MDX 11,605 - 18.0% 2877 - 27.2%
#37
Nissan Juke 11,551 - 6.3% 2445 - 15.3%
#38
Audi Q5 11,437 + 35.6% 3241 + 31.6%
#39
Ford Expedition 10,713 - 8.9% 2785 - 16.5%
#40
Mazda CX-9 10,685 + 41.5% 1694 + 11.2%
#41
Volkswagen Tiguan 10,439 + 9.0% 2488 + 6.6%
#42
Kia Sportage 10,281 - 21.9% 2845 - 13.2%
#43
Mercedes-Benz GLK 10,212 + 26.2% 2702 + 30.7%
#44
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 10,099 + 27.5% 2481 - 10.4%
#45
Infiniti JX35 9483 + 262% 2580 + 24.1%
#46
BMW X3 9125 - 0.1% 1914 - 22.8%
#47
GMC Yukon 8494 + 7.8% 1577 - 10.5%
#48
Buick Encore 7869 ----- 2916 -----
#49
GMC Yukon XL 7817 + 61.6% 2752 + 132%
#50
Lincoln MKX 7806 - 6.1% 1740 - 7.5%
#51
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 7547 + 41.8% 2111 + 77.8%
#52
Ford Flex 7252 - 23.9% 1808 - 33.6%
#53
BMW X1 6967 ----- 1556 -----
#54
Nissan Xterra 6872 + 20.5% 1982 + 79.5%
#55
Mini Countryman 6703 + 18.3% 1864 + 21.6%
#56
Volvo XC60 6207 + 20.9% 1455 + 15.4%
#57
Cadillac Escalade ^6074- 4.1% 1538 + 6.0%
#57.1
Cadillac Escalade 3609 - 7.8% 919 + 1.2%
#57.1
Cadillac Escalade ESV 2465 + 1.9% 619 + 14.0%
#58
Porsche Cayenne 5931 + 38.5% 1750 + 27.2%
#59
Jeep Liberty 5693 - 79.4% 721 - 87.5%
#60
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 5203 + 9.0% 1305 + 8.8%
#61
Nissan Armada 4707 - 23.5% 773 - 30.9%
#62
Toyota Sequoia 4346 + 5.7% 962 + 9.1%
#63
Infiniti QX56 4117 - 7.1% 747 - 18.4%
#64
Audi Q7 4084 + 43.7% 1183 + 33.4%
#65
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 3899 + 30.6% 832 + 3.2%
#66
Toyota FJ Cruiser 3613 - 11.3% 262 - 73.6%
#67
Land Rover Range Rover 3464 + 27.8% 674 + 19.9%
#68
Mitsubishi Outlander 3463 + 29.6% 510 - 17.6%
#69
Volkswagen Touareg 3102 + 2.7% 578 - 19.5%
#70
Lexus GX460 2786 - 14.9% 655 - 12.8%
#71
Infiniti FX 2703 - 23.3% 548 + 12.8%
#72
Lincoln Navigator 2507 - 5.5% 680 + 26.6%
#73
Land Rover LR4 2366 - 4.3% 588 + 19.5%
#74
Volvo XC90 2143 - 34.3% 492 - 27.4%
#75
Lincoln MKT 1946 - 9.0% 453 - 30.7%
#76
BMW X6 1618 + 12.5% 354 - 12.6%
#77
Lexus LX570 1377 - 25.8% 351 - 32.1%
#78
Suzuki Grand Vitara 1037 - 37.9% ----- - 100%
#79
Land Rover LR2 1030 + 2.4%144 - 38.2%
#80
Toyota Land Cruiser 957 + 46.1% 217 + 1.4%
#81
Mercedes-Benz G-Class 800 + 133% 188 + 129%
#82
Subaru Tribeca 620 - 16.4% 116 - 24.7%
#83
Infiniti EX 555 - 55.1% 91 - 59.7%
#84
Mini Paceman 264 ----- 95 -----
#85
Hyundai Veracruz 152 - 93.3% 16 - 96.6%
#86
Acura ZDX 151 - 43.9% 52 - 26.8%
#87
Mitsubishi Endeavor 24 - 92.4% ----- - 100%
#88
Honda Element 1 - 66.7% ----- 0.0%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales
^ Escalade here does not include sales of the EXT, which is shown with pickup trucks.
Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model's total, not in addition to the model's total. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. ANDC estimates say sales for those brands in the first third of 2013 were 276, 648, 184, 88, and 336, respectively.


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