January 2014 U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings - Top 85 Best-Selling SUVs In America - Every SUV Ranked

2013 Toyota RAV4
As numbers were being steadily released early on Monday, it became increasingly clear that January 2014 was not the brightest of months for the U.S. auto industry. Compared with the first month in 2010, 2011, and 2012, auto sales were higher. But contrasted with January 2013, new vehicle sales were down 3%.

A closer look at specific vehicles, however, shows that one vehicle category was mostly spared the wrath of winter. Customers looking for utility vehicles - SUVs and CUVs and crossovers and whatever-you-wanna-call-thems - arrived at dealers in larger numbers in January 2014 than they did a year ago.
2014 Nissan Rogue
True, sales of the leading Ford Escape declined 2.4%, but it still outsold 2013's best-selling utility vehicle, the Honda CR-V. Sales of the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Explorer, Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, GMC Terrain, Honda Pilot, and Dodge Journey also declined, but the majority of the 20 top sellers sold more often this January than last. And in some cases, the increases were significant.

Toyota RAV4 sales shot up by 5270 units, year-over-year. Nissan Rogue sales rose by 4880 units. The Subaru Forester's 4206-unit gain wasn't far off the pace set by two of its three better-selling Japanese rivals. Acura MDX volume increased by 1666 units, the biggest volume increase among premium brand utility vehicles.

At the SUV-only brands, Jeep reported improved sales of every continuing model while also adding 10,505 sales via the new Cherokee. 36,291 Cherokees have been sold in the United States since it replaced the Liberty in September. At Land Rover, increases were posted by four out of five models - only Evoque sales dropped - and the brand was up 11%. 

In total, SUV and crossover sales grew 5% in January 2014. 

There were important 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, included in this year's rankings are vehicles like the Suzuki Grand Vitara and Jeep Liberty, nameplates which collected sales last January 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.
2014 Subaru Forester
You can sort SUVs and crossovers by January volume by clicking the January column header, or you can rank SUVs/crossovers by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header.

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 • January 2015 • February 2014 • December 2013
Rank
SUV/Crossover
January
2014
January
2013
%
Change
#1Ford Escape19,459 19,939 -2.4%
#2Honda CR-V18,232 17,809 2.4%
#3Toyota RAV416,880 11,610 45.4%
#4Chevrolet Equinox14,547 17,223 -15.5%
#5Nissan Rogue13,831 8,951 54.5%
#6Ford Explorer12,810 15,207 -15.8%
#6.1Ford Explorer *11,696 14,554 -19.6%
#6.2Ford Explorer Police Interceptor *1,114 653 70.6%
#7Jeep Grand Cherokee12,207 11,065 10.3%
#8Subaru Forester10,771 6,565 64.1%
#9Toyota Highlander10,676 8,831 20.9%
#10Jeep Cherokee10,505 ------
#11Jeep Wrangler9,553 8,854 7.9%
#12Ford Edge9,411 9,614 -2.1%
#13Kia Sorento7,098 8,005 -11.3%
#14GMC Terrain7,063 8,550 -17.4%
#15Hyundai Santa Fe6,721 5,991 12.2%
#16Honda Pilot6,224 7,405 -15.9%
#17Dodge Journey5,936 8,179 -27.4%
#18Lexus RX5,607 5,394 3.9%
#19Jeep Patriot5,577 5,248 6.3%
#20GMC Acadia5,463 5,188 5.3%
#21Chevrolet Traverse5,368 6,770 -20.7%
#22Nissan Pathfinder5,308 6,281 -15.5%
#23Mazda CX-54,998 5,242 -4.7%
#24Cadillac SRX4,446 4,380 1.5%
#25Acura MDX4,241 2,575 64.7%
#26Dodge Durango4,128 3,380 22.1%
#27Jeep Compass4,068 3,116 30.6%
#28Toyota 4Runner3,958 4,485 -11.8%
#29Chevrolet Captiva Sport3,765 3,936 -4.3%
#30Hyundai Tucson3,533 3,493 1.1%
#31Chevrolet Tahoe3,514 3,619 -2.9%
#32Buick Enclave3,509 4,895 -28.3%
#33Nissan Juke3,442 2,361 45.8%
#34Mercedes-Benz M-Class2,824 2,928 -3.6%
#35Audi Q52,774 2,344 18.3%
#36BMW X52,754 4,084 -32.6%
#37Acura RDX2,730 2,489 9.7%
#38BMW X32,699 2,005 34.6%
#39Kia Sportage2,587 2,422 6.8%
#40Lincoln MKX2,479 1,829 35.5%
#41Infiniti QX60/JX2,380 1,970 20.8%
#42Buick Encore2,366 353 570%
#43Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class2,302 2,396 -3.9%
#44Nissan Murano2,188 2,996 -27.0%
#45Ford Expedition2,139 2,492 -14.2%
#46Mitsubishi Outlander Sport1,838 1,350 36.1%
#47Volkswagen Tiguan1,777 2,114 -15.9%
#48Chevrolet Suburban1,705 2,292 -25.6%
#49Ford Flex1,650 1,615 2.2%
#50Land Rover Range Rover Sport1,612 1,251 28.9%
#51Mercedes-Benz GL-Class1,541 2,015 -23.5%
#52Nissan Xterra1,518 997 52.3%
#53Mazda CX-91,490 2,116 -29.6%
#54Lexus GX4601,443 733 96.9%
#55BMW X11,332 1,165 14.3%
#56GMC Yukon 1,287 1,690 -23.8%
#57Audi Q71,268 889 42.6%
#58Land Rover Range Rover1,221 1,156 5.6%
#59Toyota FJ Cruiser1,162 1,232 -5.7%
#60Porsche Cayenne1,158 1,500 -22.8%
#61Cadillac Escalade ^1,0851,375-21.1%
#61.1Cadillac Escalade *704 857 -17.9%
#61.2Cadillac Escalade ESV *381 518 -26.4%
#62Mini Countryman1,074 1,416 -24.2%
#63Nissan Armada1,029 1,198 -14.1%
#64Infiniti QX80/QX561,023 1,168 -12.4%
#65Volvo XC60942 1,566 -39.8%
#66Mitsubishi Outlander941 613 53.5%
#67Land Rover Range Rover Evoque879 929 -5.4%
#68GMC Yukon XL865 1,196 -27.7%
#69Toyota Sequoia787 1,180 -33.3%
#70Infiniti QX70/FX645 592 9.0%
#71Land Rover LR4599 564 6.2%
#72Volkswagen Touareg544 962 -43.5%
#73Volvo XC90459 506 -9.3%
#74BMW X6382 380 0.5%
#75Lincoln Navigator375 589 -36.3%
#76Land Rover LR2363 300 21.0%
#77Lincoln MKT362 411 -11.9%
#78Lexus LX570356 332 7.2%
#79Toyota Land Cruiser257 277 -7.2%
#80Infiniti QX50/EX197 168 17.3%
#81Mercedes-Benz G-Class122 176 -30.7%
#82Mini Paceman111 ------
#83Subaru Tribeca86 159 -45.9%
#84Acura ZDX14 31 -54.8%
#85Hyundai Veracruz1 32 -96.9%
#86Jeep Liberty---2,035 -100%
#87Suzuki Grand Vitara---234 -100%
#88Mitsubishi Endeavor---5 -100%
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Total
328,571312,9785.0%
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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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