July 2014 U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 89 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked


2014 Nissan Rogue red

On an annual basis, U.S. sales of the Nissan Rogue have always increased. But in July 2014, for the second consecutive month, Nissan USA was not able to match last year’s Rogue sales pace. Rogue sales slid slightly, just 2%, in July 2014 after falling 3% in June. 

Yet the second-generation Rogue has nevertheless proven to be one of Nissan’s stars. It’s Nissan’s second-best-selling model. Year-to-date, Rogue volume is up 21% in a market that’s up 5%; in a vehicle category that’s up 12%. 

At this stage last year, the Rogue was 82,926 sales back of the leading SUV. The Rogue has closed the gap by nearly 16,000 units in 2014. 

• U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – July 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – August 2014 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – June 2014 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – July 2013 YTD

The Rogue is a top seller, but Nissan’s steady ascent has not yet made it the top seller. That role belongs to the Honda CR-V, just as it did at this stage two years ago. The CR-V trailed the Ford Escape by 5980 units at the seven-month mark in 2013 but ended the year as America’s top-selling utility vehicle after generating 130,915 sales in the final five months of 2013.

Moreover, the Rogue is competing with other vehicles which are also steadily increasing their U.S. sales tallies, though not quite as quickly. July was the Toyota RAV4’s best-ever sales month – RAV4 sales are up 19% in 2014. 

Embattled GM has produced improved Chevrolet Equinox sales in each of the last five years, and against the grain of the news, produced a 37% jump in Equinox sales in July. 

2014 BMW X4

The fifth-best-selling Ford Explorer, meanwhile, is America’s top-selling three-row vehicle. And it attracts cops, which few SUVs do, to the tune of 9.5% of its U.S. volume. 

The Rogue is more than a symbol of Nissan’s U.S. auto market success. But taken as a symbol, it’s a very meaningful one.

Top 13 Best-Selling Pickup Trucks In America – July 2014 YTD
Commercial Van Sales In America – July 2014 YTD
Minivan Sales In America – July 2014 YTD

There were important improvements introduced in last October’s ranking of SUV/crossover 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 included vehicles like the Suzuki Grand Vitara and Honda Element, nameplates which collected sales in the first half of 2013 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.

U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – July 2014 YTD
U.S. Car Sales Rankings – July 2014 YTD
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings – July 2014 YTD

Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs and crossovers by July volume by clicking the July 2014 column header, or you can rank vehicles 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 • July 2015 • August 2014 • June 2014July 2013

Rank
SUV/Crossover
July
2014
YTD
July
2013
YTD
%
Change
July
2014
July
2013
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 183,214 172,989 5.9% 28,522 27,226 4.8%
#2 Ford Escape 179,448 178,969 0.3% 26,558 22,343 18.9%
#3 Chevrolet Equinox 146,152 144,904 0.9% 25,321 18,507 36.8%
#4 Toyota RAV4 143,731 120,812 19.0% 26,779 19,538 37.1%
#5 Ford Explorer 123,466 115,332 7.1% 19,006 14,089 34.9%
#5.1 Ford Explorer * 111,785 108,044 3.5% 16,797 12,742 31.8%
#5.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 11,681 7288 60.3% 2209 1347 64.0%
#6 Nissan Rogue 115,920 96,043 20.7% 16,618 16,992 -2.2%
#7 Jeep Grand Cherokee 104,782 95,815 9.4% 15,169 15,019 1.0%
#8 Jeep Wrangler 102,125 92,132 10.8% 16,388 14,404 13.8%
#9 Jeep Cherokee 95,259 14,827
#10 Subaru Forester 88,924 60,589 46.8% 14,524 9841 47.6%
#11 Toyota Highlander 83,495 72,679 14.9% 11,357 10,908 4.1%
#12 Ford Edge 69,632 79,512 -12.4% 8564 10,541 -18.8%
#13 Honda Pilot 61,613 75,819 -18.7% 10,933 12,932 -15.5%
#14 Chevrolet Traverse 61,586 60,910 1.1% 9533 7616 25.2%
#15 GMC Terrain 61,454 58,531 5.0% 10,767 7855 37.1%
#16 Kia Sorento 60,670 62,963 -3.6% 8749 9576 -8.6%
#17 Hyundai Santa Fe 60,660 48,003 26.4% 8655 6845 26.4%
#18 Mazda CX-5 59,384 45,880 29.4% 9109 7825 16.4%
#19 Lexus RX 56,922 54,255 4.9% 9658 8437 14.5%
#20 Chevrolet Tahoe 56,621 47,976 18.0% 10,783 7119 51.5%
#21 Dodge Journey 54,309 48,944 11.0% 7158 6508 10.0%
#22 Jeep Patriot 51,721 45,687 13.2% 7793 7572 2.9%
#23 GMC Acadia 49,265 54,056 -8.9% 8095 7564 7.0%
#24 Nissan Pathfinder 47,328 54,967 -13.9% 7364 8428 -12.6%
#25 Toyota 4Runner 41,955 29,476 42.3% 6662 4049 64.5%
#26 Jeep Compass 38,503 32,000 20.3% 5411 5222 3.6%
#27 Dodge Durango 37,682 33,440 12.7% 4807 5135 -6.4%
#28 Acura MDX 36,947 23,765 55.5% 6283 5551 13.2%
#29 Buick Enclave 35,408 36,804 -3.8% 5266 4963 6.1%
#30 Cadillac SRX 33,463 28,933 15.7% 4599 4943 -7.0%
#31 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 33,308 27,310 22.0% 4497 2548 76.5%
#32 Chevrolet Suburban 28,739 27,844 3.2% 5168 6181 -16.4%
#33 Hyundai Tucson 28,103 26,156 7.4% 3767 3949 -4.6%
#34 Nissan Juke 28,086 21,357 31.5% 2325 3579 -35.0%
#35 Buick Encore 27,718 15,428 79.7% 4061 3176 27.9%
#36 Ford Expedition 26,470 20,485 29.2% 4371 2744 59.3%
#37 Acura RDX 25,881 26,136 -1.0% 3532 3936 -10.3%
#38 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 25,216 22,404 12.6% 3276 3092 6.0%
#39 BMW X5 25,126 24,133 4.1% 2688 2674 0.5%
#40 Nissan Murano 25,065 24,374 2.8% 4640 3787 22.5%
#41 Kia Sportage 24,368 17,897 36.2% 4412 2523 74.9%
#42 BMW X3 23,367 16,339 43.0% 1565 2099 -25.4%
#43 Audi Q5 23,117 21,486 7.6% 3189 3176 0.4%
#44 GMC Yukon 22,743 14,895 52.7% 4139 2790 48.4%
#45 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 22,508 18,526 21.5% 3870 2780 39.2%
#46 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 17,932 14,522 23.5% 2610 2075 25.8%
#47 Infiniti QX60/JX 17,831 17,530 1.7% 2232 2747 -18.7%
#48 GMC Yukon XL 16,444 17,847 -7.9% 3999 3143 27.2%
#49 Volkswagen Tiguan 15,295 17,796 -14.1% 2121 2270 -6.6%
#50 Lincoln MKX 15,080 13,653 10.5% 1983 2002 -0.9%
#51 Ford Flex 14,884 15,525 -4.1% 1895 2689 -29.5%
#52 Cadillac Escalade 14,300 11,297 26.6% 3894 1793 117%
#52.1 Cadillac Escalade * 9138 6782 34.7% 2467 1105 123%
#52.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 5162 4515 14.3% 1427 688 107%
#53 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 13,366 17,111 -21.9% 1640 2165 -24.2%
#54 Mini Countryman 12,804 12,774 0.2% 2183 2211 -1.3%
#55 BMW X1 12,314 14,226 -13.4% 1003 2157 -53.5%
#56 Lexus GX460 12,231 5296 131% 1955 881 122%
#57 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 11,420 7947 43.7% 1614 752 115%
#58 Mazda CX-9 10,931 16,756 -34.8% 1678 2084 -19.5%
#59 Nissan Xterra 10,838 11,326 -4.3% 1073 1218 -11.9%
#60 Volvo XC60 10,516 12,293 -14.5% 1732 1740 -0.5%
#61 Porsche Cayenne 10,259 11,082 -7.4% 1546 1563 -1.1%
#62 Audi Q7 9881 7908 24.9% 1446 1328 8.9%
#63 Toyota FJ Cruiser 9661 7854 23.0% 1424 1260 13.0%
#64 Mitsubishi Outlander 7967 6355 25.4% 951 1268 -25.0%
#65 Nissan Armada 7405 8487 -12.7% 948 1106 -14.3%
#66 Land Rover Range Rover 7238 6740 7.4% 1273 1420 -10.4%
#67 Infiniti QX80/QX56 7170 6747 6.3% 952 780 22.1%
#68 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 7164 6393 12.1% 888 953 -6.8%
#69 Toyota Sequoia 6901 7765 -11.1% 971 1072 -9.4%
#70 Lincoln Navigator 4287 4462 -3.9% 634 633 0.2%
#71 Volkswagen Touareg 3868 4933 -21.6% 581 603 -3.6%
#72 Infiniti QX70/FX 3278 3941 -16.8% 373 325 14.8%
#73 Lincoln MKT 3153 3693 -14.6% 406 437 -7.1%
#74 Volvo XC90 3031 4183 -27.5% 380 811 -53.1%
#75 Porsche Macan 2978 952
#76 Lincoln MKC 2895 1534
#77 BMW X6 2745 3008 -8.7% 407 212 92.0%
#78 Land Rover LR4 2614 4231 -38.2% 533 622 -14.3%
#79 Land Rover LR2 2393 1723 38.9% 335 303 10.6%
#80 Lexus LX570 2229 2308 -3.4% 248 292 -15.1%
#81 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 1738 1503 15.6% 252 230 9.6%
#82 Toyota Land Cruiser 1706 1698 0.5% 213 214 -0.5%
#83 Infiniti QX50/EX 1653 953 73.5% 226 128 76.6%
#84 Mini Paceman 1076 940 14.5% 149 226 -34.1%
#85 Subaru Tribeca 648 994 -34.8% 43 128 -66.4%
#86 BMW X4 262 262
#87 Acura ZDX 63 277 -77.3% 7 41 -82.9%
T88 Hyundai Veracruz 1 169 -99.4% 2 -100%
T88 Mazda Tribute 1 2 -50.0%
#273 Jeep Liberty 6048 -100% 60 -100%
#276 Suzuki Grand Vitara 1037 -100%
#280 Mitsubishi Endeavor 24 -100%
#288 Honda Element 2 -100% 1 -100%
Total
3,051,905 2,718,314 12.3% 470,304 402,527 16.8%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* Italicized, asterisked, 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. BMW, BMW-Mini, and total figures are subject to change as a BMW USA glitch has created some confusion between the X4 and X6 numbers, and thus the totals.