August 2014 U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 90 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked


2015 Audi Q3

The Toyota RAV4 was America’s leading utility vehicle in August 2014, though it remains nearly 38,000 sales back of the segment-leading Honda CR-V through the first eight months of 2014.

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

Audi sold its first 243 Q3 crossovers in August. Think the Q3 is small? We are not far from the days of the Q1. Mercedes-Benz will begin reporting U.S. GLA sales soon, and BMW has been selling their small X1 in America since August 2012.

Premium crossovers are led by the more midsized Lexus RX, America’s 19th-best-selling SUV/crossover overall. The RX will also be joined by a smaller sibling soon, a Q5 (and probably Q3) challenger called the NX. 

The RX is 25,319 sales ahead of the next-best-selling Acura MDX, 30,755 sales ahead of the Cadillac SRX, 38,898 sales ahead of the Acura RDX, and 40,109 sales clear of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, the highest-selling European-brand utility vehicle in America.

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

There were important improvements introduced in last 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 included vehicles like the Honda Element and Mitsubishi Endeavor, nameplates which collected sales in the first eight months 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 – August 2014 YTD
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – August 2014 YTD
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – August 2014 YTD

Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles 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 • August 2015 • September 2014 • July 2014August 2013

Rank
SUV/Crossover
August
2014
YTD
August
2013
YTD
%
Change
August
2014
August
2013
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 217,293 207,643 4.6% 34,079 34,654 -1.7%
#2 Ford Escape 208,444 205,683 1.3% 28,996 26,714 8.5%
#3 Toyota RAV4 179,345 144,314 24.3% 35,614 23,502 51.5%
#4 Chevrolet Equinox 167,539 169,977 -1.4% 21,387 25,073 -14.7%
#5 Ford Explorer 142,857 130,969 9.1% 19,391 15,637 24.0%
#5.1 Ford Explorer * 129,533 122,192 6.0% 17,748 14,148 25.4%
#5.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 13,324 8,777 51.8% 1,643 1,489 10.3%
#6 Nissan Rogue 137,339 113,316 21.2% 21,419 17,273 24.0%
#7 Jeep Grand Cherokee 123,456 113,791 8.5% 18,674 17,976 3.9%
#8 Jeep Wrangler 120,113 107,957 11.3% 17,988 15,825 13.7%
#9 Jeep Cherokee 113,494 18,235
#10 Subaru Forester 105,356 73,752 42.9% 16,432 13,163 24.8%
#11 Toyota Highlander 94,984 85,700 10.8% 11,489 13,021 -11.8%
#12 Ford Edge 78,356 91,041 -13.9% 8,724 11,529 -24.3%
#13 Honda Pilot 72,423 90,696 -20.1% 10,810 14,877 -27.3%
#14 Chevrolet Traverse 71,739 70,022 2.5% 10,153 9,112 11.4%
#15 GMC Terrain 71,134 69,651 2.1% 9,680 11,120 -12.9%
#16 Mazda CX-5 70,093 54,386 28.9% 10,709 8,506 25.9%
#17 Kia Sorento 69,972 73,531 -4.8% 9,302 10,568 -12.0%
#18 Hyundai Santa Fe 69,962 56,105 24.7% 9,302 8,102 14.8%
#19 Lexus RX 68,763 65,678 4.7% 11,841 11,423 3.7%
#20 Chevrolet Tahoe 64,837 54,794 18.3% 8,216 6,818 20.5%
#21 Dodge Journey 63,456 57,834 9.7% 9,147 8,890 2.9%
#22 Jeep Patriot 60,841 52,857 15.1% 9,120 7,170 27.2%
#23 GMC Acadia 57,481 61,857 -7.1% 8,216 7,801 5.3%
#24 Nissan Pathfinder 55,224 63,826 -13.5% 7,896 8,859 -10.9%
#25 Toyota 4Runner 49,612 34,055 45.7% 7,657 4,579 67.2%
#26 Dodge Durango 43,447 39,686 9.5% 5,765 6,246 -7.7%
#27 Acura MDX 43,444 30,264 43.6% 6,497 6,499 -0.1%
#28 Jeep Compass 43,252 37,249 16.1% 4,749 5,249 -9.5%
#29 Buick Enclave 41,208 42,907 -4.0% 5,800 6,103 -5.0%
#30 Cadillac SRX 38,008 36,144 5.2% 4,545 7,211 -37.0%
#31 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 35,201 33,045 6.5% 1,893 5,735 -67.0%
#32 Chevrolet Suburban 34,487 31,847 8.3% 5,748 4,003 43.6%
#33 Hyundai Tucson 33,369 30,042 11.1% 5,266 3,886 35.5%
#34 Buick Encore 32,585 19,724 65.2% 4,867 4,296 13.3%
#35 Nissan Murano 30,659 28,299 8.3% 5,594 3,925 42.5%
#36 Nissan Juke 30,439 25,533 19.2% 2,353 4,176 -43.7%
#37 Acura RDX 29,865 30,517 -2.1% 3,984 4,381 -9.1%
#38 Ford Expedition 29,093 23,661 23.0% 2,623 3,176 -17.4%
#39 Kia Sportage 28,862 21,037 37.2% 4,494 3,140 43.1%
#40 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 28,654 26,220 9.3% 3,438 3,816 -9.9%
#41 BMW X5 28,623 26,613 7.6% 3,497 2,480 41.0%
#42 GMC Yukon 27,458 17,240 59.3% 4,715 2,345 101%
#43 Audi Q5 26,874 25,331 6.1% 3,757 3,845 -2.3%
#44 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 25,583 20,898 22.4% 3,075 2,372 29.6%
#45 BMW X3 25,390 18,485 37.4% 2,023 2,146 -5.7%
#46 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 20,801 16,693 24.6% 2,869 2,171 32.2%
#47 Infiniti QX60/JX 20,431 20,556 -0.6% 2,600 3,026 -14.1%
#48 GMC Yukon XL 19,763 20,626 -4.2% 3,319 2,779 19.4%
#49 Cadillac Escalade ^ 17,834 13,267 34.4% 3,534 1,970 79.4%
#49.1 Cadillac Escalade * 11,415 7,985 43.0% 2,277 1,203 89.3%
#49.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 6,419 5,282 21.5% 1,257 767 63.9%
#50 Volkswagen Tiguan 17,446 20,744 -15.9% 2,151 2,948 -27.0%
#51 Lincoln MKX 17,139 15,833 8.2% 2,059 2,180 -5.6%
#52 Ford Flex 16,826 18,166 -7.4% 1,942 2,641 -26.5%
#53 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 15,574 19,833 -21.5% 2,208 2,722 -18.9%
#54 Mini Countryman 15,216 14,405 5.6% 2,412 1,631 47.9%
#55 Lexus GX 14,429 6,352 127% 2,198 1,056 108%
#56 BMW X1 13,888 16,504 -15.9% 1,574 2,278 -30.9%
#57 Mazda CX-9 12,842 18,917 -32.1% 1,911 2,161 -11.6%
#58 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 12,790 9,793 30.6% 1,370 1,846 -25.8%
#59 Volvo XC60 12,308 14,086 -12.6% 1,792 1,793 -0.1%
#60 Nissan Xterra 12,092 12,621 -4.2% 1,254 1,295 -3.2%
#61 Porsche Cayenne 11,744 12,517 -6.2% 1,485 1,435 3.5%
#62 Audi Q7 11,740 9,386 25.1% 1,859 1,478 25.8%
#63 Toyota FJ Cruiser 11,353 9,031 25.7% 1,692 1,177 43.8%
#64 Mitsubishi Outlander 9,101 7,588 19.9% 1,134 1,233 -8.0%
#65 Nissan Armada 8,411 9,601 -12.4% 1,006 1,114 -9.7%
#66 Land Rover Range Rover 8,351 7,712 8.3% 1,113 972 14.5%
#67 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 8,215 7,463 10.1% 1,051 1,070 -1.8%
#68 Infiniti QX80/QX56 8,119 7,972 1.8% 949 1,225 -22.5%
#69 Toyota Sequoia 7,814 9,045 -13.6% 913 1,280 -28.7%
#70 Lincoln Navigator 4,875 5,137 -5.1% 588 675 -12.9%
#71 Lincoln MKC 4,655 1,760
#72 Volkswagen Touareg 4,554 5,638 -19.2% 686 705 -2.7%
#73 Porsche Macan 3,947 969
#74 Infiniti QX70/FX 3,662 4,339 -15.6% 384 398 -3.5%
#75 Lincoln MKT 3,466 4,244 -18.3% 313 551 -43.2%
#76 Volvo XC90 3,349 4,705 -28.8% 318 522 -39.1%
#77 Land Rover LR4 3,200 4,934 -35.1% 586 703 -16.6%
#78 BMW X6 2,979 3,422 -12.9% 28 414 -93.2%
#79 Land Rover LR2 2,762 2,070 33.4% 369 347 6.3%
#80 Lexus LX 2,506 2,643 -5.2% 277 335 -17.3%
#81 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 1,986 1,741 14.1% 248 238 4.2%
#82 Toyota Land Cruiser 1,964 1,967 -0.2% 258 269 -4.1%
#83 Infiniti QX50/EX 1,907 1,189 60.4% 254 236 7.6%
#84 Mini Paceman 1,304 1,186 9.9% 228 246 -7.3%
#85 Subaru Tribeca 671 1,131 -40.7% 23 137 -83.2%
#86 BMW X4 663 345
#87 Audi Q3 243 243
#88 Acura ZDX 66 306 -78.4% 3 29 -89.7%
T89 Hyundai Veracruz 1 175 -99.4% 6 -100%
T89 Mazda Tribute 1 2 -50.0%
#276 Jeep Liberty 6,067 -100% 19 -100%
#279 Suzuki Grand Vitara 1,037 -100%
#283 Mitsubishi Endeavor 24 -100%
#291 Honda Element 2 -100%
Total
3,563,602 3,184,847 11.9% 511,435 466,533 9.6%

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. 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.