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


2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

SUV and crossover sales in the United States grew 10% in October 2014, a 38,000-unit improvement compared with October 2013.

The larger passenger car market, on the other hand, grew by just 17,000 units in October. The smaller pickup truck category was up 10%, as well, a near-19,000-unit improvement. Minivan sales, up 6% through the first three-quarters of 2014, fell 2% in October 2014.

U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – October 2015 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – November 2014 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – September 2014 YTD
U.S. SUV/Crossover Sales Rankings By Model – October 2013 YTD

Utility vehicles were led in October – and in year-to-date terms – by the Honda CR-V. Not only was the CR-V America’s top-selling SUV/crossover in October 2014, it was also American Honda’s best-selling model, ahead of the normally more popular Accord and Civic.

Last month did mark best-ever October sales for the Ford Escape, but the second-ranked SUV in America still trailed the CR-V by 4338 units; by 15,191 heading into November.

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

The Lincoln MKC, Porsche Macan, Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3, and BMW X4 weren’t on sale at this time a year ago, but they’ve contributed 20,421 sales to the SUV category’s ledger in 2014. 

In terms of volume, the more meaningful addition has been the Jeep Cherokee, which arrived late last October. 143,848 Cherokees have been sold this year – 169,634 since the nameplate returned – and it’s been the best-selling Jeep in each of the last two months. Jeep is second only to niche automaker Maserati as the fastest-growing auto brand in America.

2014 Range Rover red

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

Reminder: these are 2014 year-to-date rankings, but you can sort SUVs/crossovers by October volume by clicking the October 2014 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 • October 2015 •  November 2014 • September 2014October 2013

Rank
SUV/Crossover
October
2014
YTD
October
2013
YTD
%
Change
October
2014
October
2013
% Change
#1 Honda CR-V 270,272 251,636 7.4% 29,257 22,554 29.7%
#2 Ford Escape 255,081 250,543 1.8% 24,919 22,253 12.0%
#3 Toyota RAV4 223,593 177,832 25.7% 21,524 17,590 22.4%
#4 Chevrolet Equinox 202,408 202,583 -0.1% 17,603 17,163 2.6%
#5 Ford Explorer 175,148 161,222 8.6% 16,496 15,288 7.9%
#5.1 Ford Explorer * 157,758 149,431 5.6% 14,455 13,584 6.4%
#5.2 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor * 17,390 11,791 47.5% 2,041 1,704 19.8%
#6 Nissan Rogue 169,253 137,588 23.0% 14,685 12,919 13.7%
#7 Jeep Grand Cherokee 151,303 142,960 5.8% 14,993 14,263 5.1%
#8 Jeep Wrangler 147,733 131,721 12.2% 13,665 11,780 16.0%
#9 Jeep Cherokee 143,848 579 24,744% 15,715 579 2,614%
#10 Subaru Forester 130,911 96,953 35.0% 12,971 12,581 3.1%
#11 Toyota Highlander 117,632 103,684 13.5% 12,106 9,323 29.9%
#12 Ford Edge 93,276 108,270 -13.8% 7,225 8,681 -16.8%
#13 Honda Pilot 88,150 109,557 -19.5% 7,903 9,202 -14.1%
#14 Hyundai Santa Fe 87,724 70,938 23.7% 8,817 8,194 7.6%
#15 Chevrolet Traverse 87,453 81,776 6.9% 7,893 6,365 24.0%
#16 GMC Terrain 86,247 84,706 1.8% 6,803 7,914 -14.0%
#17 Lexus RX 84,273 81,258 3.7% 8,057 7,979 1.0%
#18 Kia Sorento 84,234 89,522 -5.9% 7,656 8,142 -6.0%
#19 Mazda CX-5 84,181 66,500 26.6% 5,991 5,833 2.7%
#20 Chevrolet Tahoe 78,440 67,584 16.1% 7,912 7,458 6.1%
#21 Dodge Journey 77,621 71,162 9.1% 6,935 6,373 8.8%
#22 Jeep Patriot 76,482 64,491 18.6% 6,524 5,581 16.9%
#23 GMC Acadia 70,241 74,304 -5.5% 6,368 6,882 -7.5%
#24 Nissan Pathfinder 66,091 75,156 -12.1% 5,542 5,793 -4.3%
#25 Toyota 4Runner 61,582 41,844 47.2% 6,311 4,571 38.1%
#26 Acura MDX 53,632 40,411 32.7% 5,324 5,608 -5.1%
#27 Dodge Durango 52,866 49,770 6.2% 4,855 5,120 -5.2%
#28 Jeep Compass 52,219 45,912 13.7% 4,301 4,176 3.0%
#29 Buick Enclave 50,648 51,028 -0.7% 4,727 4,644 1.8%
#30 Cadillac SRX 45,348 45,879 -1.2% 3,640 5,373 -32.3%
#31 Chevrolet Suburban 43,203 40,228 7.4% 4,615 5,648 -18.3%
#32 Buick Encore 41,213 26,532 55.3% 4,780 3,602 32.7%
#33 Hyundai Tucson 40,550 34,907 16.2% 3,592 2,016 78.2%
#34 Nissan Murano 39,094 34,280 14.0% 4,271 3,102 37.7%
#35 Ford Expedition 36,411 30,533 19.3% 3,720 3,151 18.1%
#36 Kia Sportage 36,386 25,745 41.3% 3,743 2,513 48.9%
#37 BMW X5 36,376 33,420 8.8% 3,355 2,140 56.8%
#38 Acura RDX 36,273 36,872 -1.6% 3,178 3,333 -4.7%
#39 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 35,911 32,513 10.5% 3,797 3,113 22.0%
#40 Chevrolet Captiva Sport 35,275 40,490 -12.9% 32 4,197 -99.2%
#41 Nissan Juke 34,021 31,635 7.5% 1,768 3,328 -46.9%
#42 Audi Q5 33,685 31,979 5.3% 3,571 3,380 5.7%
#43 GMC Yukon 33,661 21,928 53.5% 2,977 3,021 -1.5%
#44 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class 30,817 25,980 18.6% 2,588 2,695 -4.0%
#45 BMW X3 28,808 22,884 25.9% 1,610 2,819 -42.9%
#46 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 25,620 20,534 24.8% 2,468 2,009 22.8%
#47 Infiniti QX60/JX 24,898 24,843 0.2% 2,285 2,176 5.0%
#48 GMC Yukon XL 24,076 25,435 -5.3% 2,148 3,489 -38.4%
#49 Cadillac Escalade ^ 23,495 16,546 42.0% 2,143 1,677 27.8%
#49.1 Cadillac Escalade * 15,095 10,022 50.6% 1,390 1,069 30.0%
#49.2 Cadillac Escalade ESV * 8,400 6,524 28.8% 753 608 23.8%
#50 Volkswagen Tiguan 20,923 25,303 -17.3% 1,803 2,153 -16.3%
#51 Lincoln MKX 20,724 19,420 6.7% 1,996 2,022 -1.3%
#52 Ford Flex 20,233 21,450 -5.7% 1,697 1,623 4.6%
#53 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 20,138 24,747 -18.6% 2,410 2,565 -6.0%
#54 Mini Countryman 19,159 17,835 7.4% 2,035 2,239 -9.1%
#55 Lexus GX460 17,935 8,603 109% 1,936 1,498 29.2%
#56 BMW X1 17,801 21,407 -16.8% 2,073 3,059 -32.2%
#57 Volvo XC60 15,554 16,685 -6.8% 1,653 1,244 32.9%
#58 Mazda CX-9 15,310 21,783 -29.7% 1,241 1,352 -8.2%
#59 Audi Q7 14,843 12,175 21.9% 1,738 1,403 23.9%
#60 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 14,709 12,250 20.1% 1,076 1,266 -15.0%
#61 Nissan Xterra 14,281 14,733 -3.1% 1,081 1,114 -3.0%
#62 Porsche Cayenne 13,652 15,582 -12.4% 712 1,669 -57.3%
#63 Toyota FJ Cruiser 13,602 10,676 27.4% 949 926 2.5%
#64 Mitsubishi Outlander 10,958 9,599 14.2% 976 1,023 -4.6%
#65 Land Rover Range Rover 10,327 9,589 7.7% 1,233 1,184 4.1%
#66 Nissan Armada 10,008 11,660 -14.2% 922 1,187 -22.3%
#67 Infiniti QX80/QX56 10,001 10,155 -1.5% 1,050 1,117 -6.0%
#68 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 9,977 9,128 9.3% 991 959 3.3%
#69 Toyota Sequoia 9,575 11,228 -14.7% 911 1,169 -22.1%
#70 Lincoln MKC 8,615 2,197
#71 Lincoln Navigator 7,208 6,909 4.3% 1,320 954 38.4%
#72 Volkswagen Touareg 5,778 6,845 -15.6% 578 549 5.3%
#73 Porsche Macan 5,390 741
#74 Infiniti QX70/FX 4,351 5,247 -17.1% 358 580 -38.3%
#75 Lincoln MKT 4,063 4,985 -18.5% 338 327 3.4%
#76 Volvo XC90 3,797 5,653 -32.8% 267 492 -45.7%
#77 Land Rover LR4 3,630 6,052 -40.0% 130 565 -77.0%
#78 Land Rover LR2 3,424 2,626 30.4% 213 312 -31.7%
#79 Lexus LX570 3,122 3,436 -9.1% 358 483 -25.9%
#80 BMW X6 3,017 4,331 -30.3% 19 515 -96.3%
#81 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2,998 2,007
#82 Toyota Land Cruiser 2,473 2,480 -0.3% 264 289 -8.7%
#83 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2,421 2,072 16.8% 233 194 20.1%
#84 Infiniti QX50/EX 2,308 1,588 45.3% 192 222 -13.5%
#85 Audi Q3 2,018 683
#86 Mini Paceman 1,682 1,981 -15.1% 183 316 -42.1%
#87 BMW X4 1,400 357
#88 Subaru Tribeca 693 1,348 -48.6% 9 101 -91.1%
#89 Acura ZDX 73 337 -78.3% 4 14 -71.4%
#90 Hyundai Veracruz 1 175 -99.4%
#276 Jeep Liberty 6,101 -100%
#279 Suzuki Grand Vitara 1,037 -100%
#283 Mitsubishi Endeavor 24 -100%
#289 Mazda Tribute 3 -100%
#292 Honda Element 2 -100%
Total
4,375,835 3,901,893 12.1% 412,293 374,276 10.2%

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.

  • TempacKoria

    I understand why people purchase #1 to #6…But how is the Equinox in that group?

  • JP

    Are these sales figures 2015 only, or any year as long as it's a new car sale which if i'm not mistaken would only include MY14 & MY15? Also do pre orders factor in, or not until the sale is final?

  • Reported sales have nothing to do with model years, only chronological occurrences. Subaru USA reported 2085 total WRX/STi sales during the month of October.