Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America - November 2013

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All five of America's top-selling SUVs and crossovers in November 2013 sold more often than they did one year ago. 

Indeed, in this list of the 20 top-selling SUVs and crossovers from November, only one, the Kia Sorento, has reported fewer sales over the last eleven months than during the same period one year ago. Mind you, the Sorento must do battle with its platform-sharing partner from Hyundai, the Santa Fe, which reported the second-highest year-to-date year-over-year sales improvement among vehicles in the top 20. 

America's top-selling utility vehicle is the Honda CR-V, and its lead over the second-ranked Ford Escape expanded by 2521 units to a still-tenuous 3614 sales through eleven months. Honda has never before sold this many CR-Vs in a November. 


The CR-V, however, is not the story among SUVs and crossovers this month. No, that would be the Jeep Cherokee. Yes, that one, the one with the face. With pent-up "demand" on its side - the Cherokee's launch was oft-delayed as Chrysler examined quality issues - Jeep sold more 10,169 Cherokees in the model's first month on sale. For perspective, consider the Mazda CX-5's first full month on sale: 3629 units. Or how 'bout the BMW X1? 1570 sales. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: 688 units. The revamped Nissan Pathfinder? 8097 sales. That's not to say the Cherokee can continue at these lofty heights. You'll notice that Pathfinder volume wasn't that high one year later. Mercedes-Benz recently introduced the CLA-Class, and after selling nearly 5000 in October sold fewer than 4000 in November. 

Nevertheless, the Jeep Cherokee, with one of the most powerful badges in the SUV world on its grille one of the most iconic SUV nameplates on its trunklid, was America's eleventh-best-selling SUV in November 2013. That's something.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these best-selling SUVs and crossovers can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC's Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well. GoodCarBadCar has already published the list of America's best-selling trucks in November and will shortly list America's most popular cars, as well.

November 2014 • December 2013 • October 2013 • November 2012
Rank
Best-Selling SUV
November 2013
November
2012
% Change
2013 YTD 2012 YTD % Change
#1
Honda CR-V
23,50922,3335.3%275,145 255,919 7.1%
#2
Ford Escape
20,988 20,970 0.1% 271,531 240,877 12.7%
#3
Toyota RAV4
19,447 12,423 56.5% 197,279 157,526 25.2%
#4
Chevrolet Equinox
18,397 16,821 9.4% 220,980 199,070 11.0%
#5
Jeep Grand Cherokee
14,798 13,619 8.7% 157,758 137,613 14.6%
#6
Ford Explorer
14,268 14,940 - 4.5% 175,490 146,963 19.4%
#7
Subaru Forester
13,410 5703 135% 110,363 67,583 63.3%
#8
Jeep Wrangler
11,753 10,337 13.7% 143,474 130,124 10.3%
#9
Toyota Highlander
11,544 9474 21.8% 115,228 108,864 5.8%
#10
Nissan Rogue
10,487 12,662 - 17.2% 148,075 130,861 13.2%
#11
Jeep Cherokee
10,169 --- --- 10,748 --- ---
#12
Hyundai Santa Fe
9657 6754 43.0% 80,595 63,737 26.4%
#13
Lexus RX
9493 8871 7.0% 90,751 82,847 9.5%
#14
Ford Edge
8761 10,142 - 13.6% 117,031 115,535 1.3%
#15
Kia Sorento
8645 10,851 - 20.3% 98,167 108,630 - 9.6%
#16
Honda Pilot
8150 9366 - 13.0% 117,707 103,482 13.3%
#17
GMC Acadia
7566 3631 108% 81,870 73,101 12.0%
#18
Chevrolet Tahoe
7272 5895 23.4% 74,856 60,302 24.1%
#19
Chevrolet Traverse
6889 5697 20.9% 88,665 78,176 13.4%
#20
GMC Terrain
6821 8158 - 16.4% 91,527 86,270 6.1%
Source: Automakers
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales

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10 comments:

  1. Subaru Forester sold 13K in November.

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  2. Carlos Tomic12/03/2013 8:24 pm

    Volkswagen´s too dull and conservative.

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  3. Great list! As usual, Honda CR-V would be always number 1. I just love that car.

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  4. I actually love Chevrolet Silverado. This is such a nice truck with good engine.

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  5. #3Toyota RAV419,44712,42356.5%197,279157,52625.2%

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  6. It cant be 56.5%. You are doing awesome job BTW.

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  7. The RAV4? Sales increased 56.540288175% from 12,423 to 19,447.

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  8. We should buy more American cars than Japanese car, we need to bring more jobs back in the America

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  9. I have a Highlander and my husband has a Land Cruiser. Both are cheap to maintain, no repairs ever needed, cheap to insurance ($25/month each from Insurance Panda), and both get great gas mileage (and cheap gas thanks to gas buddy). I couldn't ever see us driving anything but a Toyota.. we love them!

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  10. I have a 2012 Toyota 5.7 liter truck. Its great. Runs smooth with plenty of power.Great gas low consumption. Very,very nice truck.

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