2013 U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings - Top 91 Best-Selling SUVs In America - Every SUV Ranked

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe
GM Sells More Of These Than They Do
Camaros, Which Wasn't The Case In 2012
To understand the impact SUVs and crossovers are having in the United States, it's useful to view all their sales figures in one place. That's what we do here, where 91 different utility vehicle nameplates are organized in the order of their 2013 U.S. sales totals. (Thankfully, the list is sortable, so you can rank them by 2012 sales, by year-over-year improvement, by December numbers, or by name.) 

But if we really want to see how SUVs and crossovers are selling, GCBC's all vehicle rankings post - the one we published a few minutes ago - also provides a great deal of assistance.


2014 Acura MDX
Six Out Of Every Ten Acuras Sold Is Either An MDX Or RDX
That's where we see that the second-best-selling SUV in America, Ford's Escape, added 34,985 sales in 2013 to continue outselling Ford's own resurgent midsize sedan, the Fusion. The Escape's main rival, the CR-V, became the first utility vehicle since the Ford Explorer (in 2004) to find more than 300,000 U.S. buyers in a calendar year. 

That put the CR-V ahead of popular small cars like the Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra. As we saw last Friday, a push in the latter half of the year made the Honda CR-V America's top-selling SUV in 2013, the second straight year the CR-V has accomplished that feat and the sixth time in seven years.


2013 Range Rover Evoque red
Land Rover Sales Are Triple What Jaguar USA Accomplishes,
Jaguar Sales Were 29% Better A Decade Ago
The Chevrolet Equinox is GM's fourth-best-selling model, 37,598 sales ahead of the Malibu in 2013. Toyota's RAV4 is the brand's third-ranked model - it, too, outsold the Malibu in 2013, as well as the Sonata, Jetta, and Prius/Prius Plug-In. Not loved by the automotive press, Jeep's Patriot still managed to sell better than ever in 2013, better than Ford's Fiesta or the fast-rising Toyota Avalon. 

It's not just small crossovers that are surging in popularity. The top-selling premium brand utility vehicle in 2013, as it was in 2013, was the Lexus RX. But in 2012, the RX was outsold by, for example, the Dodge Avenger and GMC Terrain. That wasn't the case in 2013. The Audi Q5 outsells all Audis, even the A4 (Allroad not included.) Acura sells as many MDXs as Honda does Fit subcompacts. The Acura RDX, up 52% this year, outsold the Mazda 6, up 29% in 2013. The BMW X5 and Ford Expedition both found more buyers last year than the Cadillac ATS. The Mercedes-Benz GLK is slightly more popular than the Lincoln MKZ. More new GMC Yukon XLs were sold in 2013 than new Volkswagen Golfs.

This is a simplified look at the rising popularity of SUVs and crossovers in America. So think of it this way: in an overall market that produced a 7.5% year-over-year improvement, SUV and crossover sales were up 11.6%.

There were meaningful improvements introduced in October's ranking of vehicle sales. Prior year figures now include the actual numbers from last year, not just the percentage increase from last year. As a result, we've also included vehicles like the Suzuki XL7 and Dodge Nitro, nameplates which collected sales in 2012 but not this year. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you're on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.

Reminder: these are 2013 year end rankings, but you can sort SUVs and crossovers by December volume by clicking the December 2013 column header, or you can rank them by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers 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 • December 2014 • January 2014 • November 2013

Rank
SUV/Crossover
2013
2012
%
Change
December
2013
December
2012
% Change
#1
Honda CR-V
303,904
281,652
7.9%
28,759
25,733
11.8%
#2
Ford Escape
295,993
261,008
13.4%
24,462
20,131
21.5%
#3
Chevrolet Equinox
238,192
218,621
9.0%
17,212
19,551
-12.0%
#4
Toyota RAV4
218,249
171,877
27.0%
20,970
14,351
46.1%
#5
Ford Explorer
192,397
164,207
17.2%
16,907
17,244
-2.0%
#5.1
Ford Explorer *
178,311
158,344
12.6%
15,660
16,695
-6.2%
#5.2
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor *
14,086
5,863
140%
1,247
549
127%
#6
Jeep Grand Cherokee
174,275
154,734
12.6%
16,517
17,121
-3.5%
#7
Nissan Rogue
162,751
142,349
14.3%
14,676
11,488
27.8%
#8
Jeep Wrangler
155,502
141,669
9.8%
12,028
11,545
4.2%
#9
Ford Edge
129,109
127,969
0.9%
12,078
12,434
-2.9%
#10
Toyota Highlander
127,572
121,055
5.4%
12,344
12,191
1.3%
#11
Honda Pilot
126,678
114,848
10.3%
8,971
11,366
-21.1%
#12
Subaru Forester
123,592
76,347
61.9%
13,229
8,764
50.9%
#13
Kia Sorento
105,649
119,597
-11.7%
7,482
10,967
-31.8%
#14
Lexus RX
103,920
95,381
9.0%
13,169
12,534
5.1%
#15
GMC Terrain
99,525
97,786
1.8%
7,998
11,516
-30.5%
#16
Chevrolet Traverse
96,467
85,606
12.7%
7,802
7,430
5.0%
#17
GMC Acadia
89,793
78,280
14.7%
7,923
5,179
53.0%
#18
Hyundai Santa Fe
88,844
71,016
25.1%
8,249
7,279
13.3%
#19
Nissan Pathfinder
88,632
42,621
108%
6,675
7,939
-15.9%
#20
Dodge Journey
83,933
79,563
5.5%
7,616
7,688
-0.9%
#21
Chevrolet Tahoe
83,502
68,904
21.2%
8,646
8,602
0.5%
#22
Mazda CX-5
79,544
43,319
83.6%
6,720
5,956
12.8%
#23
Jeep Patriot
75,797
62,010
22.2%
6,158
4,566
34.9%
#24
Dodge Durango
60,727
42,589
42.6%
5,376
5,216
3.1%
#25
Buick Enclave
60,534
56,703
6.8%
4,819
6,052
-20.4%
#26
Cadillac SRX
56,776
57,485
-1.2%
6,074
6,400
-5.1%
#27
Acura MDX
53,040
50,854
4.3%
6,538
5,069
29.0%
#28
Jeep Compass
52,993
40,235
31.7%
3,534
3,131
12.9%
#29
Toyota 4Runner
51,625
48,755
5.9%
5,100
5,224
-2.4%
#30
Chevrolet Suburban
51,260
48,116
6.5%
5,820
5,956
-2.3%
#31
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
47,600
36,935
28.9%
2,634
2,707
-2.7%
#32
Acura RDX
44,750
29,520
51.6%
4,215
4,024
4.7%
#33
Nissan Murano
44,684
51,675
-13.5%
4,684
3,999
17.1%
#34
Hyundai Tucson
41,906
48,878
-14.3%
3,714
3,745
-0.8%
#35
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
41,326
38,101
8.5%
4,485
4,241
5.8%
#36
Audi Q5
40,355
28,671
40.8%
4,794
3,626
32.2%
#37
BMW X5
39,818
44,445
-10.4%
1,953
5,722
-65.9%
#38
Ford Expedition
38,350
38,062
0.8%
4,325
4,061
6.5%
#39
Nissan Juke
38,157
36,358
4.9%
3,076
2,739
12.3%
#40
Kia Sportage
32,965
36,357
-9.3%
2,527
1,696
49.0%
#41
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
32,553
29,364
10.9%
3,229
3,004
7.5%
#42
Buick Encore
31,956
---
---
2,761
---
---
#43
Infiniti JX/QX60
31,602
21,674
45.8%
3,744
2,708
38.3%
#44
GMC Yukon XL
31,258
23,427
33.4%
3,158
2,929
7.8%
#45
BMW X3
30,623
35,173
-12.9%
3,707
5,162
-28.2%
#46
Volkswagen Tiguan
30,002
31,731
-5.4%
2,464
3,310
-25.6%
#47
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
29,912
26,042
14.9%
2,239
3,111
-28.0%
#48
GMC Yukon
28,302
27,818
1.7%
3,597
3,942
-8.8%
#49
BMW X1
26,512
8,947
196%
2,741
2,806
-2.3%
#50
Ford Flex
25,953
28,224
-8.0%
2,378
2,172
9.5%
#51
Jeep Cherokee
25,786
---
---
15,038
---
---
#52
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
24,951
18,091
37.9%
2,358
1,770
33.2%
#53
Mazda CX-9
24,628
24,442
0.8%
1,539
3,353
-54.1%
#54
Lincoln MKX
23,913
25,107
-4.8%
2,547
2,617
-2.7%
#55
Mini Countryman
21,325
21,012
1.5%
2,055
2,224
-7.6%
#56
Cadillac Escalade ^
20,542
20,698
-0.8%
2,245
2,298
-2.3%
#56.1
Cadillac Escalade *
12,592
12,615
-0.2%
1,470
1,371
7.2%
#56.2
Cadillac Escalade ESV *
7,950
8,083
-1.6%
775
927
-16.4%
#57
Volvo XC60
19,766
19,139
3.3%
1,581
1,760
-10.2%
#58
Porsche Cayenne
18,507
15,545
19.1%
1,379
1,565
-11.9%
#59
Nissan Xterra
17,766
17,222
3.2%
1,588
1,379
15.2%
#60
Audi Q7
15,978
11,008
45.1%
2,279
1,493
52.6%
#61
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
15,976
16,491
-3.1%
2,305
2,003
15.1%
#62
Nissan Armada
14,383
18,072
-20.4%
1,463
2,134
-31.4%
#63
Toyota Sequoia
13,811
13,151
5.0%
1,382
1,533
-9.8%
#64
Infiniti QX56/QX80
13,148
15,310
-14.1%
1,750
2,232
-21.6%
#65
Toyota FJ Cruiser
13,131
13,656
-3.8%
1,305
1,511
-13.6%
#66
Mitsubishi Outlander
12,287
7,750
58.5%
1,289
638
102%
#67
Land Rover Range Rover
12,221
7,843
55.8%
1,340
1,034
29.6%
#68
Lexus GX460
12,136
11,039
9.9%
1,830
1,407
30.1%
#69
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
11,405
8,901
28.1%
1,186
1,117
6.2%
#70
Lincoln Navigator
8,613
8,371
2.9%
942
1,082
-12.9%
#71
Volkswagen Touareg
8,233
10,553
-22.0%
818
1,408
-41.9%
#72
Land Rover LR4
7,093
7,316
-3.0%
548
774
-29.2%
#73
Volvo XC90
6,845
9,513
-28.0%
688
873
-21.2%
#74
Infiniti FX/QX70
6,380
10,424
-38.8%
586
988
-40.7%
#75
Jeep Liberty
6,101
75,483
-91.9%
---
3,508
-100%
#76
Lincoln MKT
6,014
7,094
-15.2%
598
653
-8.4%
#77
BMW X6
5,549
6,749
-17.8%
722
1,039
-30.5%
#78
Lexus LX570
4,625
5,005
-7.6%
675
494
36.6%
#79
Land Rover LR2
3,315
3,113
6.5%
385
246
56.5%
#80
Mini Paceman
3,262
------
650
------
#81
Toyota Land Cruiser
3,082
2,895
6.5%
326
316
3.2%
#82
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
2,494
1,330
87.5%
199
168
18.5%
#83
Infiniti EX/QX50
2,164
3,495
-38.1%
295
334
-11.7%
#84
Subaru Tribeca
1,598
2,075
-23.0%
143
189
-24.3%
#85
Suzuki Grand Vitara
1,037
4,954
-79.1%
---
338
-100%
#86
Acura ZDX
361
775
-53.4%
14
50
-72.0%
#87
Hyundai Veracruz
175
8,232
-97.9%
---
58
-100%
#88
Mitsubishi Endeavor
24
501
-95.2%
---
8
-100%
#89
Honda Element
2
3
-33.3%
---
---
---
T90
Mazda Tribute
1
501
-99.8%
---
---
---
T90
Mazda CX-7
1
11,326
-99.99%
---
---
---
#272
Dodge Nitro
---
3,269
-100%
---
---
---
#277
Suzuki XL7
---
10
-100%
---
---
---
---
Total
4,747,9884,254,02211.6% 444,325 418,921 6.1%
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Source: Automakers & ANDC
* Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model's total, not in addition to the model's total.
^ Escalade here does not include sales of the EXT, which is shown with pickup trucks.
Rather than listing the 500L with the Mini Paceman and Countryman in these SUV/crossover rankings, it's with cars in large part because it is not available with all-wheel-drive. The placement of numerous crossovers often prompts disagreement, but consider the vehicle type's name: crossover. By its very definition, it crosses over from one category into another. The very act of calling, for example, the Toyota Venza a car or a utility vehicle requires ignorance of the fact that the Venza (or Outback, Crosstour, Encore, Countryman, 500L) is a square peg that can't be squeezed through a round hole.


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