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


2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

The number of available utility vehicle nameplates in the United States grew by one small, low-slung crossover in September 2014. The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class attracted its first 991 owners. 

The GLA ranks just 87th among utility vehicles on year-to-date terms, with just one month under its belt compared with the nine of most other players. Other new entries in the small premium crossover category include the 85th and 86th-ranked Audi Q3 and BMW X4.

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

America’s favourite utility vehicle in both September and the first three-quarters of 2014 is the Honda CR-V. The CR-V leads the second-ranked Ford Escape by nearly 11,000 units heading into October. America’s leading premium brand crossover is the 19th-ranked Lexus RX, which leads the Acura MDX by 27,908 sales.

Jeeps currently rank seventh, eighth, and ninth among utility vehicles. The fastest-growing utility vehicle nameplate is the Lexus GX460, sales of which more than doubled over the last nine months compared with the same period in 2013. GX sales have grown by 8894 units.

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

On a purely volume basis, numerous SUVs and crossovers have added more sales, from the GMC Yukon (+11,777), Honda CR-V (+11,933), Ford Explorer (+12,718), Acura MDX (+13,505), Jeep Wrangler (+14,127), Hyundai Santa Fe (+16,163), and Nissan Rogue (+29,899) to the Subaru Forester (+33,568) and Toyota RAV4 (+41,827), among others.

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Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort vehicles by September volume by clicking the September 2014 column header, or you can rank SUVs and crossovers by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the SUV/Crossover column header. 

U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – September 2014 YTD
U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – September 2014 YTD
• U.S. Car Sales Rankings By Model – September 2014 YTD

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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.

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Rank
SUV/Crossover
September
2014
YTD
September
2013
YTD
%
Change
September
2014
September
2013
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 241,015 229,082 5.2% 23,722 21,439 10.6%
#2 Ford Escape 230,162 228,290 0.8% 21,718 22,607 -3.9%
#3 Toyota RAV4 202,069 160,242 26.1% 22,724 15,928 42.7%
#4 Chevrolet Equinox 184,805 185,420 -0.3% 17,266 15,443 11.8%
#5 Ford Explorer 158,652 145,934 8.7% 15,795 14,965 5.5%
#5.1 Ford Explorer * 143,303 135,847 5.5% 13,770 13,655 0.8%
#5.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 15,349 10,087 52.2% 2,025 1,310 54.6%
#6 Nissan Rogue 154,568 124,669 24.0% 17,229 11,353 51.8%
#7 Jeep Grand Cherokee 136,310 128,697 5.9% 12,854 14,906 -13.8%
#8 Jeep Wrangler 134,068 119,941 11.8% 13,955 11,984 16.4%
#9 Jeep Cherokee 128,133 14,639
#10 Subaru Forester 117,940 84,372 39.8% 12,584 10,620 18.5%
#11 Toyota Highlander 105,526 94,361 11.8% 10,542 8,661 21.7%
#12 Ford Edge 86,051 99,589 -13.6% 7,695 8,548 -10.0%
#13 Honda Pilot 80,247 100,355 -20.0% 7,824 9,659 -19.0%
#14 Chevrolet Traverse 79,560 75,411 5.5% 7,821 5,389 45.1%
#15 GMC Terrain 79,444 76,792 3.5% 8,310 7,141 16.4%
#16 Hyundai Santa Fe 78,907 62,744 25.8% 8,945 6,639 34.7%
#17 Mazda CX-5 78,190 60,666 28.9% 8,097 6,280 28.9%
#18 Kia Sorento 76,578 81,380 -5.9% 6,606 7,849 -15.8%
#19 Lexus RX 76,216 73,279 4.0% 7,453 7,601 -1.9%
#20 Dodge Journey 70,686 64,789 9.1% 7,230 6,955 4.0%
#21 Chevrolet Tahoe 70,528 60,126 17.3% 5,691 5,332 6.7%
#22 Jeep Patriot 69,958 58,910 18.8% 9,117 6,053 50.6%
#23 GMC Acadia 63,873 67,422 -5.3% 6,392 5,565 14.9%
#24 Nissan Pathfinder 60,549 69,363 -12.7% 5,325 5,537 -3.8%
#25 Toyota 4Runner 55,271 37,273 48.3% 5,659 3,218 75.9%
#26 Acura MDX 48,308 34,803 38.8% 4,864 4,539 7.2%
#27 Dodge Durango 48,011 44,650 7.5% 4,564 4,964 -8.1%
#28 Jeep Compass 47,918 41,736 14.8% 4,666 4,487 4.0%
#29 Buick Enclave 45,921 46,384 -1.0% 4,713 3,477 35.5%
#30 Cadillac SRX 41,708 40,506 3.0% 3,700 4,362 -15.2%
#31 Chevrolet Suburban 38,588 34,580 11.6% 4,101 2,733 50.1%
#32 Hyundai Tucson 36,958 32,891 12.4% 3,589 2,849 26.0%
#33 Buick Encore 36,433 22,930 58.9% 3,848 3,206 20.0%
#34 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 35,243 36,293 -2.9% 42 3,248 -98.7%
#35 Nissan Murano 34,823 31,178 11.7% 4,164 2,879 44.6%
#36 Acura RDX 33,095 33,539 -1.3% 3,230 3,022 6.9%
#37 BMW X5 33,021 31,280 5.6% 4,398 4,667 -5.8%
#38 Ford Expedition 32,691 27,382 19.4% 3,598 3,721 -3.3%
#39 Kia Sportage 32,643 23,232 40.5% 3,781 2,195 72.3%
#40 Nissan Juke 32,253 28,307 13.9% 1,814 2,774 -34.6%
#41 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 32,114 29,400 9.2% 3,460 3,180 8.8%
#42 GMC Yukon 30,684 18,907 62.3% 3,226 1,667 93.5%
#43 Audi Q5 30,114 28,599 5.3% 3,240 3,268 -0.9%
#44 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 28,229 23,285 21.2% 2,646 2,387 10.9%
#45 BMW X3 27,198 20,065 35.5% 1,808 1,580 14.4%
#46 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 23,152 18,525 25.0% 2,351 1,832 28.3%
#47 Infiniti QX60/JX 22,613 22,667 -0.2% 2,182 2,111 3.4%
#48 GMC Yukon XL 21,928 21,946 -0.1% 2,165 1,320 64.0%
#49 Cadillac Escalade 21,352 14,869 43.6% 3,518 1,602 120%
#49.1 Cadillac Escalade * 13,705 8,953 53.1% 2,290 968 137%
#49.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 7,647 5,916 29.3% 1,228 634 93.7%
#50 Volkswagen Tiguan 19,120 23,150 -17.4% 1,674 2,406 -30.4%
#51 Lincoln MKX 18,728 17,398 7.6% 1,589 1,565 1.5%
#52 Ford Flex 18,536 19,827 -6.5% 1,710 1,661 3.0%
#53 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 17,728 22,182 -20.1% 2,154 2,349 -8.3%
#54 Mini Countryman 17,124 15,596 9.8% 1,908 1,191 60.2%
#55 Lexus GX460 15,999 7,105 125% 1,570 753 109%
#56 BMW X1 15,728 18,348 -14.3% 1,840 1,844 -0.2%
#57 Mazda CX-9 14,069 20,431 -31.1% 1,227 1,514 -19.0%
#58 Volvo XC60 13,901 15,441 -10.0% 1,593 1,355 17.6%
#59 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 13,633 10,984 24.1% 843 1,191 -29.2%
#60 Nissan Xterra 13,200 13,619 -3.1% 1,108 998 11.0%
#61 Audi Q7 13,105 10,772 21.7% 1,365 1,386 -1.5%
#62 Porsche Cayenne 12,940 13,913 -7.0% 1,196 1,396 -14.3%
#63 Toyota FJ Cruiser 12,653 9,750 29.8% 1,300 719 80.8%
#64 Mitsubishi Outlander 9,982 8,576 16.4% 881 988 -10.8%
#65 Land Rover Range Rover 9,094 8,405 8.2% 743 693 7.2%
#66 Nissan Armada 9,086 10,473 -13.2% 675 872 -22.6%
#67 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 8,986 8,169 10.0% 771 706 9.2%
#68 Infiniti QX80/QX56 8,951 9,038 -1.0% 832 1,066 -22.0%
#69 Toyota Sequoia 8,664 10,059 -13.9% 850 1,014 -16.2%
#70 Lincoln MKC 6,418 1,763
#71 Lincoln Navigator 5,888 5,955 -1.1% 1,013 818 23.8%
#72 Volkswagen Touareg 5,200 6,296 -17.4% 646 658 -1.8%
#73 Porsche Macan 4,649 702
#74 Infiniti QX70/FX 3,993 4,667 -14.4% 331 328 0.9%
#75 Lincoln MKT 3,725 4,658 -20.0% 259 414 -37.4%
#76 Volvo XC90 3,530 5,161 -31.6% 181 456 -60.3%
#77 Land Rover LR4 3,500 5,487 -36.2% 300 553 -45.8%
#78 Land Rover LR2 3,211 2,314 38.8% 449 244 84.0%
#79 BMW X6 2,998 3,816 -21.4% 19 394 -95.2%
#80 Lexus LX570 2,764 2,953 -6.4% 258 310 -16.8%
#81 Toyota Land Cruiser 2,209 2,191 0.8% 245 224 9.4%
#82 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2,188 1,878 16.5% 202 137 47.4%
#83 Infiniti QX50/EX 2,116 1,366 54.9% 209 177 18.1%
#84 Mini Paceman 1,499 1,665 -10.0% 195 479 -59.3%
#85 Audi Q3 1,335 1,092
#86 BMW X4 1,043 380
#87 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 991 991
#88 Subaru Tribeca 684 1,247 -45.1% 13 116 -88.8%
#89 Acura ZDX 69 323 -78.6% 3 17 -82.4%
#90 Hyundai Veracruz 1 175 -99.4%
#276 Jeep Liberty 6,101 -100% 34 -100%
#279 Suzuki Grand Vitara 1,037 -100%
#283 Mitsubishi Endeavor 24 -100%
#289 Mazda Tribute 3 -100% 1 -100%
#292 Honda Element 2 -100%
Total
3,963,542 3,527,616 12.4% 399,941 342,769 16.7%

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. Tribute volume had previously been reported by Mazda USA as a solitary unit in April, but Mazda has since taken away that sale.

  • NormT

    My girlfriend lease ends in a year and she wants me to keep my Encore AWD when the lease is up right before hers. I agree for commuting, hauling the dogs, or just picking the parents up for dinner the Encore doesn't all.

    Not sure why you don't think drives well as it best the CUV class benchmark for handling, Mazda .CX-5, and matches it cargo holding folding the front passenger seat down. The Encore actually allot of fun shipping into a parking place, sitting up high.

    Keeping the speedometer at 60 mph for my 120 mile daily commute I was able to see 39 mpg oover a tank of gas. Quite impressive considering is AWD.

  • NormT

    The TLX just may be Acura's hail Mary pass for passenger production. They definitely cannot come into near-luxury segment with half baked, engineered cars lime the ILX.

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  • jeepwonder

    Yes, I can understand it's so completely unreasonable of me to suspect the falling market share of Buick and it's shifting reliance on China sales is something other people might admit to.

  • stflbn

    Your pricing seems about 10k high.

  • Whose? GM Canada's?