Top 20 Best-Selling SUVs In America – December 2013


2011 Dodge Journey
Dodge’s Journey Was Chrysler Group’s
Fourth-Best-Selling Utility Vehicle In December 2013

Solidifying its position as the 2013’s leader, the Honda CR-V cruised to a strong finish in December, outselling the Ford Escape by 4297 units. Escape sales rose 21.5% in December. 

With 295,993 sales, it was Ford’s second most popular model. But it was not quite as popular as the Honda CR-V in 2013, and it certainly wasn’t as popular in December.

Honda and Ford account for five of the top 20 best-selling SUVs and crossovers in America in December. Jeeps were in sixth, seventh, and 13th positions, as the Cherokee outsold the Wrangler. There were also five GM utility vehicles in the top 20.

• All 270 Vehicles Ranked By 2013 Year End & December U.S. Sales

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 and best-selling cars in December and in short order will also be publishing 2013-specific editions.
Rank
Best-Selling SUV/Crossover
December 2013
December
2012
% Change
2013  2012  % Change
#1
Honda CR-V
28,759 25,733 11.8% 303,904 281,652 7.9%
#2
Ford Escape
24,462 20,131 21.5% 295,993 261,008 13.4%
#3
Toyota RAV4
20,970 14,351 46.1% 218,249 171,877 27.0%
#4
Chevrolet Equinox
17,212 19,551 -12.0% 238,192 218,621 9.0%
#5
Ford Explorer
16,907 17,244 -2.0% 192,397 164,207 17.2%
#6
Jeep Grand Cherokee
16,517 17,121 -3.5% 174,275 154,734 12.6%
#7
Jeep Cherokee
15,038 25,786
#8
Nissan Rogue
14,676 11,488 27.8% 162,751 142,349 14.3%
#9
Subaru Forester
13,229 8764 50.9% 123,592 76,347 61.9%
#10
Lexus RX
13,169 12,534 5.1% 103,920 95,381 9.0%
#11
Toyota Highlander
12,344 12,191 1.3% 127,572 121,055 5.4%
#12
Ford Edge
12,078 12,434 -2.9% 129,109 127,969 0.9%
#13
Jeep Wrangler
12,028 11,545 4.2% 155,502 141,669 9.8%
#14
Honda Pilot
8971 11,366 -21.1% 126,678 114,848 10.3%
#15
Chevrolet Tahoe
8646 8602 0.5% 83,502 68,904 21.2%
#16
Hyundai Santa Fe
8249 7279 13.3% 88,844 71,016 25.1%
#17
GMC Terrain
7998 11,516 -30.5% 99,525 97,786 1.8%
#18
GMC Acadia
7923 5179 53.0% 89,793 78,280 14.7%
#19
Chevrolet Traverse
7802 7430 5.0% 96,467 85,606 12.7%
#20
Dodge Journey
7616 7688 -0.9% 83,933 79,563 5.5%

Source: Automakers
Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales

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